My LHL friends, it’s been another crazy year. The holidays are almost here, and more than ever, skin is in! We can all agree that most of us have too much “stuff .” Our closets and kitchens are packed with too many clothes and gadgets. If you’re like me, you may dream of simplifying your home to declutter your mind. I’ve been more inclined to give gifts to loved ones, including an event, trip, show, or dinner that helps make a memory for both of us. Often, for many, life and busy schedules can get in the way, and even trying to coordinate some of these special “memories” can be stressful, super expensive, or take a while to come to fruition.
This is where our culture’s heightened need to feel and look good comes in to save the day. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift certificate for a facial or massage to soothe stressed skin and minds, a unique one-size-fits-all bath set, or the perfect hydrating mask for everyone with dry skin on your list, these are the types of sentiments that are indeed gifts that keep on giving.
What To Get For The Person Who Has Everything
Even the hardest to shop for loved ones who “have everything they need” will always appreciate some new soaps and serums. Even skincare junkies get a thrill when a new product is in their hands and might be “the one.” This holiday season is also the perfect time to introduce the skincare newbies in your circle to products that will change their life. Is grandma chatting about dry, cracked hands during the cold winter months? Does your busy friend say she can only juggle a two-step skincare routine? Does your family travel home for the holidays in dry airplane cabins?
I’ve curated the following products in my online skincare shop because they stand out in quality, are great for everyone, and actually make a difference! They are also all critical factors of a good winter skincare routine for all skin types, including hyaluronic acid, exfoliation, moisturizing, and a regular hydrating sheet mask (ahem, stocking stuffer!). The feelings that linger during and long after the treatment or application is many times hard to put a price tag on. And hey, it’s better than a liquor store or big box gift card.
Global Nectar Bath Set
A centuries-old formulation for a centuries-old holiday.
Help your loved one’s combat dry skin this winter. This bath set is the ultimate way to get baby-soft skin at home. Beldi soap is part of a cultural bathing ritual and centuries-old tradition overseas. The Berber women of Morocco have used this rich soap for centuries to exfoliate & polish their skin. Beldi soap is made with only lavender, olive oil, and aloe vera; these simple ingredients don’t strip your skin if it’s natural oils like other soaps on the market do. As a bonus, it prevents signs of aging and infuses the skin with powerful antioxidants. It prepares the skin for gentle exfoliation to promote natural skin turnover with a hand mitt, unlike anything you’ve ever tried. Truly a professional body scrub you can finally get at home!
Global Nectar Bath Set — Beauty By Biba
Neova Advanced HA Serum
A perfect gift for anyone wanting a hydrating serum that turns back the clock and helps prevent skin cancer by repairing cells. What else could you want going into the new year?
This advanced hyaluronic acid serum is formulated for all skin types, even the most sensitive. This novel product improves skin functioning on multiple levels to provide profound hydration, restore elasticity, and markedly reduce the visible signs of oxidative stress, free-radical, and photodamage. A must-have for under your daily moisturizer, especially if you suffer from dry skin!
Neova Advanced HA — Beauty By Biba
Neova Overnight Repair Cream
For the busy-bee on your list who thrives on a quick-and-easy skincare routine.
This powerhouse nighttime moisturizer will transform your skin while you sleep. It accelerates cell renewal with gentle retinol, reduces inflammation, and maximizes hydration while removing dead surface cells with AHA’s and BHA’s to reveal fresher and healthier skin day after day. It’s formulated for all skin types and will deliver moisture, exfoliation, and retinol all in one. Perfect for anyone in your life looking to get their glow back but doesn’t want a complicated routine!
Neova Overnight Repair Cream — Beauty By Biba
Repechage Lamina Lift Hydrating Seaweed Mask
Stock up on this refreshing mask to help your loved ones combat dry skin after traveling home for the holidays.
This single-use, convenient sheet mask is instantly refreshing and hydrating, leaving your skin dewy and glowing. It is formulated for all skin types with Seaweed, Orange Water, Aloe, Rooibos Tea, Licorice Root, and Horse Chestnut extracts.
Repechage Lamina Lift Hydrating Seaweed Mask — Beauty By Biba
Facial Gift Certificate
Give the gift of total relaxation and glowing, healthy skin.
A gift certificate for a facial, especially one at the Beauty by Biba studio in Medford, New Jersey, is always a great option! If you’re away from the area, look up spa reviews in your area or call them. Before picking a place, make sure they are dedicated and knowledgeable to ensure your gift recipient has an incredible experience that meets their needs.
And don’t forget, tis’ the season for “one for you, one for me!” Happy gifting and Happy Holidays!
Biba is a New Jersey based esthetician, business owner and 15-year veteran of the skincare industry. After working as the lead skincare therapist at top spas in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, she founded her own private studio in 2015. Beauty by Biba, located in Southern New Jersey, is a unique wellness getaway where clients receive decadent, customized facials, the highest quality waxing services, as well as in-depth education and insider knowledge of how to achieve their best skin.