7 Skin-Care Gifts Perfect for Galentine’s Day
With Galentine’s Day approaching fast, it’s high time you get a start on your shopping. While Galentine’s doesn’t require holiday-level gifting (save the lucite hoops for her birthday), it’s the perfect excuse to spoil your inner circle with beauty buys they might not pick up on their own. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite options ahead, from the $40 body scrub that’s pretty much the same as a trip to the spa (and a whole lot cheaper), to the affordable rosewater mist that lends skin an instagrammable glow.
See our picks, ahead:
Even if you’ve yet to try a facial roller, it’s likely you’ve seen it on the ’gram once or a million times. The ancient beauty tool dates back to 7th-century China and has recently become a staple on millennial vanities everywhere. This particular facial roller is made using rose quartz, a gemstone associated with love, making it the perfect gift for the ladies you, well, love.
This Rose-water mist is perfect for both mid-day touch ups and prepping your face for makeup, so feel free to gift her one for every bag. It’s light but refreshing and lightly helps to rehydrates, leaving skin feeling soothed and refreshed throughout the day. It’s also vegan and formulated without parabens, silicones and dyes.
Formulated with five different salts (Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt, Celtic sea salt, New Zealand salt and Epsom salt) and three nourishing oils (moringa, rose hip and virgin olive oil), this detox scrub offers both exfoliation and hydration. It’s also scented with essential oils like peppermint and grapefruit, so your galentine will feel like she’s living the life of luxury (even if she’s just in her bathroom).
Summer Fridays was practically made for gifting. The aesthetically pleasing packaging is pretty enough for any vanity shot and petite enough to fit in a carry-on. Packaging aside, the clarifying mask is formulated with oat kernel proteins, antioxidants and exfoliating apricot seed powder. It offers a noticeable post-mask glow and smells like happiness in a tube, so it’s sure to get lots of use.
Designed to help eliminate surface toxins and purify skin, the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is a fan favorite. It contains good-for-skin ingredients like Amazonian Clay and Aloe Barbadensis. Try doing this mask with your galentine. Hint: It pairs perfectly with a glass of wine and a new Netflix series.
It’s hard to go wrong with gifting sheet masks, and the Patchology Moodmask set is no exception. It comes with three masks: Get Dewy With It (hydrating), Just Let It Glow (evening skin tone) and The Good Fight, (designed to soothe skin).
While Starbucks gift cards will do in a pinch, a coffee scrub feels a little more intentional. We recommend this energizing option from L’Oréal for helping to remove oil and dirt. A mix of sugar scrubs and Kona Coffee, it’s the kind of morning pick-me-up she’ll reach for regularly.