The Best Stocking Stuffers for Beauty Buffs
They say good things come in small packages. This is an idiom best represented by stocking stuffers, mini-gifts that are perfect complements to those bigger boxes. Read on for our picks of the best pint-sized presents you can hang over the fireplace for the beauty lovers in your life.
Kiss Me with Kiehl's
This gift set includes three of Kiehl’s classic lip balms: the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 (Cranberry), and the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 (Mint). Formulated with vitamin E and able to help lips feel smoother and softer, these pout conditioners will help to inspire a little puckering-up under the mistletoe this season.
Kiss Me with Kiehl’s, $25 MSRP
Kiehl’s Body Besties
Featuring the Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub (Grapefruit) and the Kiehl’s Crème De Corps Whipped Body Butter (Grapefruit), those lucky enough to get this set in their stocking will have their skin looking velvety smooth and feeling moisturized right up to the new year (and beyond).
Kiehl’s Body Besties, $25 MSRP
Vichy Minéral 89
Dry skin plagues many during the colder season, and Vichy Minéral 89 can come to the rescue. It boasts hyaluronic acid and can help lock in moisture for skin that looks plumped and hydrated. Reach for the smaller, 30-ml size to save room in your stocking for other skin care goodies as well.
Vichy Minéral 89 (30 mL), $19.99 MSRP
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C has long been a favorite in skin care. A wonderful antioxidant, vitamin C has the ability to combat the damage reaped by free radicals and to help brighten the look of skin. Formulated with not just vitamin C but hyaluronic acid as well, this drugstore serum can combat signs of aging, brighten skin, and moisturize all at once.
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum, $28.50 MSRP
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water (50G)
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water helps to hydrate the skin, protect it from free radicals and soothe all skin types. This portable product is perfect for use on-the-go, and may even act as a great toner should you so desire.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water (50G), $5.50 MSRP
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Mask
To help someone you care about unwind after a stressful week, give them the gift of relaxation with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Mask. Formulated with the same bifidus extract found in the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, this sheet mask can help reveal skin that looks radiant while allowing you to kick up your feet and relax while it gets to work.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Mask, $15 MSRP
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3
Retinol is a highly potent derivative of vitamin A whose many benefits include (but are not limited to) improving the skin’s tone and reducing visible signs of skin aging. The SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 is a great introductory product for someone who’s interested in retinol but has yet to try it. One of three SkinCeuticals retinol products, Retinol 0.3 boasts the lowest concentration of pure retinol.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3, $62 MSRP
Clarisonic Clear Skin Stocking Stuffer
Blemishes know no bounds when it comes to seasons. That’s why they can pop up during any time of the year and bring down spirits. Stuff the Clarisonic Clear Skin Stocking Stuffer into a lucky someone’s elongated stock to help keep unwanted spots at bay. Featuring the Clarisonic Deep Pore brush head and the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser, this mini gift set can help eliminate pore impurities and fight acne breakouts.
Clarisonic Clear Skin Stocking Stuffer, $29 MSRP
Clarisonic Radiant Skin Stocking Stuffer
Pairing the Clarisonic Daily Radiance brush head and the Radiance Foaming Milk Cleanser together, this gift set can help those with dull-looking skin find their skin’s inner radiance.
Clarisonic Radiant Skin Stocking Stuffer, $29 MSRP
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
Drop the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream into someone’s stocking, and let this super cream transform their moisturizing routine. The formula was made for all skin types, and also houses anti-aging properties for the forward-minded skin care user.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, $16 - $48 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Stuff someone’s stocking with the La-Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The product’s formula contains vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid, partners-in-crime when it comes to replenishing the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $29.50 MSRP
Dermablend Banana Powder
Getting your makeup and skin care routine to work together can be a bit tricky. Luckily, the Dermablend Banana Powder is the perfect solution to that problem. This yellow-toned powder is not only a universally flattering shade but is able to keep makeup in place while helping to brighten the look of your skin. It's skin care and makeup working in complete harmony, a great addition to any skin care lover's stocking this season.
Dermablend Banana Powder, $27 MSRP
Dermablend Quick Fix Color Correcting Powder Pigments
When it comes to skin imperfections, some people just want a quick fix. While you wait for your skin care products to show results, smooth on a color-correcting concealer to hide what you don’t want others to see. Dermablend Quick Fix Coloring Powder Pigments helps to smooth and neutralize uneven colors on the face and body. Choose from various shades.
AcneFree Witch Hazel Toner
Drawing from the powers of witch hazel, the AcneFree Witch Hazel Toner helps to rid pores of impurities or excess oil. The formula also includes glycolic acid and aloe vera to help exfoliate and soothe the skin.
AcneFree Witch Hazel Toner, $9.99 MSRP
AcneFree Kaolin Clay Mask
Give the gift of a skin detox with AcneFree’s Kaolin Clay Mask, formulated with kaolin clay and able to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from pores while refining the look of oily, acne-prone skin.
AcneFree Kaolin Clay Mask, $9.49 MSRP
AcneFree Blackhead Removing Scrub
Nothing should be dark about the holiday seasons: not your thoughts, not the snow, and certainly nothing popping up on your skin. If you know someone suffering from blackheads who’s completely at a lost as to how to get rid of them, then the AcneFree Blackhead Removing Scrub is just the ticket. Salicylic acid and charcoal team up in this formula to help remove blackheads with ease.
AcneFree Blackhead Removing Scrub, $9.49 MSRP
Garnier SkinActive Peel-Off Mask with Charcoal
The types of face masks are varied and many. To add a little diversity to the stocking-stuffer mix, plop in the Garnier SkinActive Peel-Off Mask with Charcoal. Formulated with charcoal, this liquid-to-peel mask can help reveal a healthy-looking complexion.
Garnier SkinActive Peel-Off Mask with Charcoal, $14.88 MSRP
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask
We’re pretty big fans of L’Oréal Paris’s line of clay masks. Not only are they catered towards a wide range of skin care needs, but they’re the perfect size to slip into someone’s stocking. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Detox & Brighten Face Mask, which contains three pure clays and charcoal to detox and brighten skin.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask, $8.07 MSRP
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar
This cleansing bar is not your average bar soap. It helps locks in moisture with CeraVe’s familiar ceramides blend as well as hyaluronic acid. It cleanses without harming the skin’s moisture barrier, paving the way for softer, cleaner skin.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar, $4.47 MSRP