The Best Stocking Stuffers for the Skincare Enthusiast in Your LifeDecember 09, 2022
‘Tis the season for Kiehl’s holiday gift sets! This one includes two jumbo sizes of the famously hydrating and oh-so-creamy Avocado Eye Cream (don’t worry, they’ll still fit perfectly in a stocking). Stick one in your loved one’s stocking and save the other for yourself.
We can’t think of a better stocking stuffer than one of the most famous vitamin C serums around — seriously, it has thousands of five-star reviews. Formulated with 15% pure vitamin C, ferulic acid and vitamin E, this cult-classic product works to protect against free radical damage, improve the appearance of wrinkles and brighten dark spots.
Since sunscreen is a year-round essential, it only makes sense to pop a fresh tube in your loved one’s stocking. This La Roche-Posay set includes the Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra Light Fluid Face Sunscreen, a super light formula that pairs well under makeup, and the Anthelios SPF 60 Melt-In Milk Face & Body Sunscreen, which is enriched with antioxidants for added skin protection.
This popular moisturizer (which has been dubbed the number one anti-aging cream in America, BTW) is packed with a bevy of superstar skincare ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, niacinamide, squalane and a peptide-lipid complex, to deeply hydrate the skin for up to 48 hours and address 10 different signs of aging.
Switching from disposable to reusable cleansing pads is one super simple way to give your skincare routine an earth-friendly makeover in the new year. When paired with the brand’s micellar water, these microfiber pads effortlessly remove makeup from your skin — no aggressive scrubbing or rubbing required. Best part? They’re machine-washable and last up to 1,000 washes. Think of how much waste (and money!) you’ll save.
Fact: Skincare minis make packing for a trip so much more fun. This duo includes travel-size versions of the Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser and the Superfood AirWhip Moisture Cream. As their names suggest, both formulas are made with superfoods like kale and spinach to nourish and help support the skin’s moisture levels.
This festive kit includes three mini Thayers toners in Unscented, Rose Petal and Lavender scents. Infused with witch hazel and aloe vera, they’re all alcohol-free and designed to balance the pH level of the skin while hydrating and soothing.
Winter is just getting started, and this hyaluronic acid serum is the perfect formula for addressing dryness on the delicate skin under the eyes. The fast-absorbing formula also helps address fine lines, and thanks to the addition of caffeine, it even targets dark circles and puffiness.
Reduce puffiness after a late night out (New Year’s Eve, anyone?) with the help of this mini rose quartz facial roller. When paired with a facial oil, it’ll glide gently across the surface of the skin to offer a soothing and relaxing massage.
In the cold, dry winter, our hands tend to take a hit. Fight off dryness with a thick hand cream, like the Lano Rose + Lanolin Hand Cream, infused with Moroccan rose oil and the brand’s signature hydrator, lanolin. The antioxidant-packed cream is extremely rich but absorbs in seconds to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and more moisturized.
Reduce the temptation to pick at pimples and help heal them in the process by topping them off with a pimple patch. We love how fun and playful the StarFace hydrocolloid patches are.