The Most Wanted Beauty Gifts To Give (And Receive) This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, and with just a few weeks left to cross those last few gifts off your list, we say let’s take the guesswork out of shopping. A game-changing lip balm, perennially sold out skin serum, beauty editor-approved face mask…there are a handful of products that are sure to delight even the most jaded friends and family because they are just that good. Here, our roundup of cult, sure-to-please products for the beauty lover in your life.

The Face Cream

The Chanel bag of face creams, the Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader has achieved holy grail status thanks to its proprietary TFC8® complex and celebrity fanbase. Developed by German-born Professor Augustinus Bader–one of the foremost experts in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine–the formula was inspired by over three decades of cutting edge research on skin healing and tissue repair, and tackles skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, cellulite and stretchmarks, as well as visibly reducing the damage caused by external stressors. Highly concentrated and deeply moisturizing, this cream is worth the splurge.


The Body Oil

Skip the polar bear plunge and get your marine antioxidant mineral fix with this seaweed-infused body oil that softens, nourishes, and firms like no other. A best-seller, this one-of-a-kind oil from Osea is made by soaking hand-harvested undaria algae sourced from the pristine waters of Patagonia in barrels of oils for up to six months. Lightweight with an intoxicating, uplifting scent of citrus-y lime, sunny grapefruit and a sweet undertone of cypress, it begs to be slathered on liberally after a long soak for a lit from within glow.

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The Face Serum

“The face oil to end all face oils”, “a miracle” and “a skincare phenomenon” are just some of the ways devotees of this always sold out serum have described it. Created by April Gargiulo, a third-generation winemaker from Napa, Vintner’s Daughter’s potent concentration delivers 60-plus nutrients, including ​restorative phytoceramides and phytonutrients, ​balancing minerals, brightening vitamins, free radical-fighting antioxidants, moisturizing fatty acids, and nourishing omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 to revitalize, soothe, and support a healthy, radiant complexion.

The Body Serum

Since its launch, this game-changing, lightweight, daily hyaluronic acid treatment for the body has been receiving rave reviews. Formulated with ingredients that are good enough for your face, Nécessaire’s Body Serum delivers 5 molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for multi-level hydration, while niacinamide (vitamin B3), and ceramide np help to support skin's moisture barrier. Super fast absorbing, it leaves skin feeling instantly hydrated and appearing plump and smooth without any greasy or sticky residue. The Body Serum has also been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by The National Eczema Association.


The Lip Balm

Chapped lip season is here but not all lip balms are created equal. Henné Organics’s ultra-moisturizing combination of coconut oil, beeswax, avocado oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and cocoa butter, and vitamin E is beautifully hydrating, unscented, and essential-oil free, making it suitable for even the most sensitive of lips.


The Sheet Mask

Use this text to share information about your brand with your customers. Describe a product, share “An instant facelift” is how skincare guru and celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas describes her Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask. Packed with super hydrating ingredients, this cloth sheet mask instantly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even skin tone, and leaves skin with a youthful glow, while antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients protect the lipid barrier, and Metrixel increases collagen production. Vargas also recommends using during long-haul flights for a fresh off the runway look (even if you flew economy).announcements, or welcome customers to your store.

The Jet Lag Cure

Speaking of air travel, this custom aromachology blend from aromatherapist and skin health specialist Annee de Mamiel contains a mix of potent immune boosting, antiviral and decongestant essential oils that keep the head clear when you’re feeling run-down, are traveling or busy on the go. Blended with soothing lavender, antibacterial eucalyptus, and uplifting peppermint leaf oils, a few deep inhalations throughout the day can also help to ease stress, balance, and re-energize the body and mind. “A do-it-all tonic to simultaneously soothe, revive and thrive when you’re rushed off your feet,” says de Mamiel.


The Bath Soak

Nothing says self-care quite like a long, luxurious soak in a deliciously scented bath. Seed to Skin’s blend of raw Sicilian Sea Salt and Marine Algae creates the perfect detox while nourishing and cocooning the skin. The intoxicating scent of sandalwood, neroli and wild rose lends the ultimate sense of escape from the stresses of the season. 


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