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Do you have a skincare junkie on your list? Or know someone who deserves a little pampering, but rarely takes time for herself. Luxurious skincare can bring a touch of indulgence to a stressed and over scheduled life (are you listening moms, students, execs, and evolved men?). From simple 3-step solutions to cutting edge technology from Korea (market leaders in beauty innovation), the beautymakers have amped up their kit offerings for the holiday. Here are some worthy splurges and steals that will fit most budgets and lifestyles.
For those who are big fans of the Clarisonic (and who isn’t?), this collaboration with argan-oil maven Josie Maran is a lovely set to give or get for the holidays. The lightweight version of argan oil can be used all over your face, body, and hair—it’s a true multitasker. The travel-sized cleansing oil is a hydrating way to remove your makeup and the Argan Color Stick in Love is both lip gloss and blush. The rose-colored ARIA Cleansing brush also comes in a beautiful limited-edition Moroccan travel bag.
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For the high powered exec or multitasking mom too busy to go to the spa, bring the luxury experience to her. This kit provides everything except the aesthetician: a Rejuvenating Créme that’s ideal for the cold months; a lightweight deep penetratingRejuvenating Serum; the oh-so-important Eye Treatment Gel; a weekly Enzyme Peel because removing dead cells is important, no matter what; and a Luminous Effect Brightening Masque to calm, hydrate, and brighten.
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A fave of Marilyn Monroe, Erno Laszlo skincare has stood the test of time. The Phormula 3-9 Discovery kit is a fabulous way to set a loved one up with an effective skincare regime, and includes a powerful repair cream and repair serum. Apply the serum after toner, and the cream morning and evening.
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An ideal introduction to a skincare newbie, the 3-step skincare system is an affordable yet efficacious way to give a giftee the essentials. The kit is also available in normal and dry skin versions.
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Those needing the tender touch of oil-free goods that pack a punch of moisture will love this sumptuous gift set, which comes in a faux-croc train case that is ideal for travel. The six-piece set is crammed with best sellers: a dual-action exfoliating cleanser that contains soft beads, a 24-hour hydrating booster (because your skin needs its moisture even in the colder months), a hydrating stick to zap away tired and fatigued eyes, and a face mist (trip to Biarritz optional).