by Melissa Chichester
As a self-proclaimed beauty guru and fanatic, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite things for the self-pampering kind, or for someone who would enjoy a little pick-me-up.
This skincare gem is soon to be a cult classic in the beauty world for a reason. Who doesn’t like an all-in-one product? This mask is the ultimate skincare workhorse as it is not only a mask, but a face wash, exfoliant, and toner. This at-home facial is a great way to give someone the gift of relaxation through a good pampering session, plus it is lightly scented like apples.
Argan oil is still a big deal, and with winter ahead of us, extra moisture is definitely needed. I use this on my face, hair, as a body moisturizer, and as a cuticle oil. A small drop can be mixed with your daily moisturizer, or it can be used all on its own.
For my best friend, it doesn’t get any better than a good lip balm, so I know she would love this gift set from Out of Africa. Not only is it cruelty-free and paraben-free, this pack has four scents: Tropical Vanilla, Strawberry, Orange Cream, and Pomegranate.
Hand care is an often neglected but very necessary piece of the beauty routine puzzle. This silky hand cream is highly moisturizing and melts right into the skin. With cold weather coming, it’s important to add extra moisture to our hands, especially since we use them all day long! This is a versatile gift that is perfect for co-workers, friends, siblings, and especially Mom.
This toner is affordable, but feels luxurious! It smells fresh and leaves skin feeling smooth and clean. This is a great gift for those who like to keep a fast and simple skincare routine.
When I really love and get excited about a beauty product that I’m using, I want everyone I know to experience it and love it too! For that reason, I wouldn’t hesitate to add these delightful coconut hair products to just about any holiday gift. I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner for years, and love introducing it to others!
Made from sustainably harvested seaweed off the coast of Maine from bladderwack seaweed, this body wash is gentle on the skin, and is lightly scented with eucalyptus and peppermint.
Finally, if you want to give the gift of the unique, consider trending K-beauty essentials (that’s Korean skincare, if you weren’t familiar just yet) like a konjac sponge, snail gel serum, or a sheet mask.