Ready for the ultimate skin care holiday gift guide?
Skin care and makeup can be tricky gifts to give without knowing the details of another person’s skin. Browsing products online or in-store can seem like all fun and games until you realize that you don’t know their skin type, whether they’re sensitive to certain ingredients, or even if there are particular skin goals that they’re targeting!
Here at Facial Expressions, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite skin and makeup gifts that are science-backed, suitable for virtually every skin type, and, of course, available in-store or via the Facial Expressions online store.
Ready, set, shop!
The Environ SkinTech+ Electro-Sonic DF Mobile Device + Avance Elixir
What better way would there be to kick off our ultimate skin care holiday gift guide than with the ultimate skin tool for ‘tech-lovers’ by Environ Skincare?
The Electro-Sonic DF Mobile Device is an advanced, handheld skincare device that combines two of the industry’s most sophisticated technologies: low-frequency sound waves (otherwise known as “sonophoresis”) and electric currents (otherwise known as “pulsed iontophoresis”).
When combined with Environ topical products, these technologies work to more effectively deliver essential nutrients where the skin needs them most. Meaning? Better results that are longer-lasting!
For maximum improvement in one’s skin texture, radiance, and clarity, pair the Electro-Sonic DF Mobile Device with the Environ Tri-Peptide Complex+ Avance Elixir: this multifunctional serum has some of the most powerful ingredients on the market (namely, its tri-peptide complex) and gives skin a long-term radiance while simultaneously reversing visible signs of aging and sun damage.
Perfect for in-between professional services, the powerful duo of the Electro-Sonic Device + Avance Elixir will level up even the most advanced home skincare routine.
Holiday Gift with Purchase: receive a FREE Avance Elixir ($140 value) with your purchase of the Electro-Sonic DF Mobile Device ($750); while supplies last.
The Environ Micro-Needling Skin Serenity Set
Another gift idea for the advanced skincare users and tech-lovers in your life, the Environ Micro-Needling Skin Serenity Set features their latest scientific formula, the Youth+ Malachite-NP Complex Seriénce Night Serum, bundled with two additional wrinkle fighters: the ever-popular Youth+ Peptide Enriched Frown Serum and the Cosmetic Roll-CIT home micro-needling roller device. This trio makes for the ultimate overnight skin booster set!
The first of its kind on the market, the innovative Seriénce Night Serum features Malachite Extract – yes, from the gemstone! – to help deal with the impact of stress and anxiety on the skin. With trace mineral elements and protective antioxidant properties, this scientifically advanced formula reveals a serene, luminous-looking complexion.
To optimize the penetration of the Seriénce Serum and the Frown Serum (a targeted solution to prevent and minimize wrinkles and expressions lines, especially in the forehead area), the Micro-Needling Skin Serenity Set also includes the industry-leading Cosmetic Roll-CIT, Environ’s professional-grade home micro-needling roller instrument featuring medical-grade plastic and stainless steel micro-needles for safe, effective home rolling.
The limited-edition Environ Micro-Needling Skin Serenity Set ($320) features a FREE Cosmetic Roll-CIT ($140) plus 20% savings on the Seriénce Night Serum & Frown Serum. $560 value.
The ElaSpa Skin Sets
Switching gears from tools and technology to pure, luxurious skin care, you simply can’t go wrong with the ElaSpa Skin Sets! If you or someone on your holiday shopping list likes a streamlined, three-step system for daily facial care, then the ElaSpa Skin Sets are here to provide the basics for almost every skin type.
Available in several combinations that can be personalized upon request, the ElaSpa Skin Sets feature Optimal Facial Cleanser, a skin-softening toner or exfoliant, plus one of the ElaSpa’s barrier-protective moisturizing creams.
- Oxygenating Skin Set
- Brightening Skin Set
- Hydrating Skin Set
- Purifying Skin Set
- Vibrant Skin Set
ElaSpa merges highly active organic ingredients with advanced skin science in order to yield results that you can actually see. Fantastic for a wide range of skin concerns and gentle enough for even sensitive skin types, these skin sets are the ultimate crowd-pleasers. $190-$219
Holiday Gift with Purchase: Receive a FREE 15ml Eye Serum Intensive ($44 value) with your purchase of any ElaSpa Skin Set; while supplies last.
The Lovefresh Body Goodies
You can feel good about supporting local when you pick up Lovefresh products! Fresh from Toronto, Lovefresh offers a variety of delicately fragranced and naturally wholesome hand and body products.
A perennial favorite at Facial Expressions since our inception in 2013, Lovefresh continues to be one of our most popular holiday gift collections. This year especially, a trio of Hand + Body Wash, Lotion, & Body Butter makes a thoughtful gift for friends, co-workers, hostesses, or anyone who suffers from constant hand-washing (um… everyone, are we right?!) There are also scrumptious sugar scrubs, bar soaps, shampoo bars, & essential oil rollers – something for everyone!
With vanilla, pear, and pomegranate scents leading in popularity at this festive time of year, there are also grapefruit, lavender, lemon verbena, coconut lime, water lily, eucalyptus, rosemary, tequila lime, and unscented options. Not all products are available in all scents, but there’s sure to be a combination that hits the right notes for even the choosiest on your list. Individually priced at $12-$30.
The Dazzle & Shine Holiday Collection of Clean Makeup
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Making holiday spirits bright, jane iredale’s Dazzle & Shine limited edition holiday collection sets the stage for festive family gatherings, joyful parties, and a truly beautiful holiday season. If you haven’t had the chance to fall head over heels for their products yet, here’s the perfect opportunity!
But grab them while you can, the Dazzle & Shine collection is only here for the holidays and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Dazzle & Shine Eyeshadow Kit – Eight gorgeous shades of silky smooth shadows for vibrant holiday looks. $49.50
Dazzle & Shine 24-karat Gold Dust – A trio of sparkling shimmer powders to illuminate eye, cheeks, & body: Gold, Champagne, & Bronze. $41.50
Dazzle & Shine Lip Gloss Kit – Another trio, this time of shimmery mini glosses to hydrate, plump, and exfoliate for soft, supple lips: Cassis, Bubbly, & Lambrusco. $42
Dazzle & Shine Magic Mitt – Perfect for pre-cleansing minerals off the face, the Magic Mitt is available in a festive purple, just for the holidays! $19.50
Holiday Gift with Purchase: FREE Dazzle & Shine Cosmetic Bag ($19.50 value) with the purchase of any two of these holiday makeup dazzlers!
The Gift of the FX Experience
Next on the ultimate skin care holiday gift guide list is an assortment of Gift Certificate options for your friends and family that would love to experience Facial Expressions Skin Therapy in person!
The Discover FX Skin Therapy Gift Certificate
Introduce your loved ones to FX’s healthy, scientific approach to skin therapy with a personalized Discover FX Introductory Session Gift Certificate ($275). The 90-minute Discovery Session combines an illuminating skin assessment with a completely bespoke facial treatment, while our expert skin therapists transform any skin concern into knowledge and empowerment. Tax & gratuity included.
The Euro-Spa Bliss Bundle
Who do you know that needs some extra-special TLC this winter?
For a retro, day spa-like experience, we’ve created the Euro-Spa Bliss Bundle ($425), featuring the Bliss FX – Retro Spa Facial, our classic combination of in-depth facial treatment and muscle-melting massage, as well as two full-size, luxury body products from ElaSpa: skin-softening Sugar Body Scrub & Moisturizing Body Mousse. These much-loved formulas are crafted with the best of the best plant extracts and natural oils for silky skin you’d have to feel to believe. $495 value; gratuity and taxes included.
The Customizable Gift Card
You may be thinking that all of the products listed in the ultimate skin care holiday gift guide are amazing… but what about the people in your life who you simply don’t know well enough yet to know that your purchase is the right one?
Well, Facial Expressions Customizable Gift Cards are here to save the day!
Available in any dollar amount and redeemable for both products and services, these gift cards are easy to buy, convenient to use, and are (in our humble opinion!) the ultimate holiday shopping lifesaver.
The Facial Expressions Holiday Home Facial Kits
Who says you have to come to the studio to experience a quality facial?
Our line of home facial kits here at Facial Expressions feature our professional-strength formulas, individually portioned with detailed instructions so your guests can treat themselves to radiant, glowing skin from the comfort of their own home.
Just in time for winter weather, our limited-edition Holiday Home Facial Kit boasts our special cherry enzyme boosted cocktail recipe… as well as a deluxe selection of ultra-firming peptides, antioxidant-rich serums, and nourishing masks and moisturizers.
We can’t recommend these kits enough for those:
- Grappling with dry skin throughout the winter
- Suffering from mask-related skin irritation or breakouts
- Visible signs of aging that just won’t budge, no matter what ingredients you seem to throw at it
- Seeking a customized approach to at-home skincare
The Assorted Stocking Stuffers Collection
Before we wrap the ultimate skin care holiday gift guide, we need to showcase our assortment of skin and makeup-related stocking stuffers!
With each being under $35 in value (what a steal!), our favorite stocking stuffers for 2021 include:
- Orgaid Sheet Masks, which come in Nourishing, Brightening, and Moisturizing variations (available either individually or in packs of four or six)
- Rhonda Allison Petite Skincare, an array of mix-and-match cleansers, toners, nutrients, and masks for the skin care lover in your life who loves to try new products. One of our top picks? The Pure Grape Seed Elixir, a refined oil loaded with potent nutrients that work to calm inflammation, protect healthy collagen and elastin, balance hydration, and even fight free radical damage.
- The jane iredale HydroPure Hyaluronic Lip Gloss, which is a restorative gloss that merges lasting hydration with a natural shine… plus, it’s available in a staggering 13 different shades!
If you’re in need of even more holiday shopping inspo, be sure to visit our online store or drop us a line directly for a professional opinion. Or better yet, come see us in person for a Holiday Concierge – Personal Shopping appointment! We’ll walk you through all of our holiday specials and help you choose the perfect personalized solutions for everyone on your list. Think of us as your skin care holiday shopping fairy godmothers!