11 Awesome Gifts for Skincare Obsessives
Need a gift for someone who is constantly streaming pimple popping videos, purchasing sheet masks, and posting their daily skincare regimen to their Instastories? Look no further than this list.
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1. Dr. Pimple Popper “Zit Happens” Gift Set
In addition to a skincare line and a game, Dr. Pimple Popper—a.k.a. dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee—now sells awesome merch that every blackhead-popping superfan will want. Lee has everything from t-shirts and totes to stickers and socks to shot glasses and coffee mugs, but our favorite is the punny “Zit Happens” gift set. It comes with Lee’s SLMD Acne Spot Treatment, a comedone extractor, and blackhead tweezers in a cute, zip-shut canvas bag.
Find it at DrPimplePopper.com for $48.
2. Da Bomb Bath Fizzers“F” Bomb
This lavender scented bath bomb is designed to soothe the skin and the mind: It dissolves to reveal a calming message.
Find it at Target for $5 and also at these other retailers:
3. Yensa Beauty Pumpkin Tumeric 2-in-1 Radiance Polishing Mask
As its name implies, this mask—which is infused with eight orange superfoods, including pumpkin, ginger, carrot, honey, and orange—has a dual purpose: First it’s a mask, applied in a thin layer to damp skin and left to sit for up to 10 minutes so the ingredients can sink in; then, it’s a scrub, rubbed with warm water in circular motions to exfoliate. It gently polishes skin so it’s soft, smooth, and glowing, and smells good enough to eat (though that’s not recommended!).
Find it at Yensa Beauty for $45.
4. Kalastyle Modern Wash Coffee Soap
This bar of soap doesn’t just smell like coffee—it’s also packed with real beans, ground into the perfect texture for exfoliating the face and body, ensuring smooth skin all over.
Find it at Kalastyle for $6 and also at these other retailers:
5. Dermovia Lace Your Face
If your skincare obsessive is a fan of multitasking, Dermovia’s lace masks are the perfect gift: They’re equipped with straps at the ears and chin—which both fit over the ears—which helps the mask stay securely in place while providing compression and lift. And because they’re made of cloth, they can be used a second time. Lace Your Face masks come in eight varieties, from exfoliating papaya to healing yogurt, so there’s something for everyone, and once they feel how these masks fit, your skincare obsessed recipient will never go back to regular sheet masks.
6. Peace Out Skincare Acne Healing Dots
Skincare obsessives sometimes can’t resist picking at their zits, even though they know they shouldn’t—which makes Peace Out Skincare’s Acne Healing Dots the ultimate gift. Made of absorbent hydrocolloid technology (which is patent pending!) and infused with ingredients like salicylic acid, Vitamin A, and aloe vera, the adorable little dots are applied before bed and absorb oil, calm redness, and protect blemishes from picking for flawless skin. Peace Out Skincare also offers pore strips and their puffy eye patches—pick up the whole set this holiday!
Find it at Sephora for $19.
7. Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream
Available in eight different shades, Purlisse’s Perfect Glow BB Cream hydrates and protects (it contains SPF 30) without clogging pores. It’s easy to apply and provides a natural finish; your skin-obsessed recipient can wear it under foundation for more coverage.
Find it at Purlisse for $35.
8. GlamGlow Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment
Whether or not activated charcoal truly works on the skin hasn’t been rigorously tested, but that hasn’t stopped every beauty and skincare company from creating products made with the stuff. GlamGlow’s Supermud is one of those products, and users love it, touting its ability to clear up acne and blemishes—which makes it a perfect gift for the for recipients with oily or combination skin. The mask contains six acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic, mandelic, pyruvic, and tartaric) that shrink pores and clear skin, and, of course, activated charcoal, which pulls in dirt and oil, among other gross stuff. As the mask dries, they’ll see (and feel!) the activated charcoal’s adsorption at work; oil-heavy areas turn a dark gray. Users should moisturize after use if their skin feels dry. If your loved one has sensitive skin, advise them to apply this mask in problem areas only.
Find it at Amazon for $57 and also these other retailers:
9. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Reviewers rave about SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, and for good reason: Applied with a bit of water after cleansing and toning but before moisturizer, it fills fine lines and wrinkles, evens out roughness, and pulls moisture from the air to hydrate the skin for eight hours to create super smooth skin. Plus, it feels really, really nice. Key ingredients include amino acids, antioxidants, algae and herbal extracts, plant stem cells, and Hyaluronic Acid (which is also produced by our skin cells naturally). HA5 is pricey, but a little goes a long way, so pick up the 1-ounce and pop it in your recipient’s stocking.
10. LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion
Skincare obsessives likely have both a regimented skincare routine—and they shouldn’t forget the body! Insomniacs are obsessed with LUSH’s Sleepy Body Lotion, which is made with Glycerin, cocoa butter, and almond oil to moisturize and scented with lavender and tonka for ultimate relaxation—and the sweetest dreams.
Find it at LUSH for $10.
This 100 percent cotton tee allows skincare enthusiasts to wear their routine with pride. Its a slim fit, so order a size up if your recipient prefers their shirts loose.
Find it at Amazon for $23.