The practical gift: Fresh skincare and lip sets for the holidays

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So you’re looking for a gift for a friend but she’s not really a makeup kinda gal? We all have that one friend. ¬†The one you want to chat with about your favourite lipstick but she just doesn’t get it. Okay, maybe that’s just me? ūüėČ

Bath and body products are always a good call for someone who’s¬†hard to buy for. ¬†Everyone needs a cleanser, a moisturizer, a lip balm. ¬†If they are really into skincare, then they love masks. Although there are so many skincare brands and bath and body shops out there that have great gifts, if you want to go the extra mile, get that hard-to-buy-for friend something from Fresh.

Fresh has a ton of different options available for the holidays and they have consistently come out with some fabulous products in their line up.  Their Sugar Lip Treatments are pretty much a cult classic and their cleansers and masks are something to write home about.

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Who doesn’t love chilling at home with a girlfriend or two, a glass of wine, and a chick flick while your face is getting rejuvenated courtesy of a mask? The Fresh Mini Mask Spa has five different masks to choose from, all in 30 ml sizes.

There’s the Sugar Face Polish, a gentle exfoliating mask made with brown sugar that softens and smoothes for a radiant complexion, then there’s the Rose Face Mask that’s infused with real rose petals and pure rosewater that hydrates and tones the complexion. ¬†If you are looking for something overnight, the Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask is an intense moisturizer that works in synch with the skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to achieve a lifted, firmer look. If you suffer from shine, then give the Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask a try, it’s a multi-functional formula that can be used as a purifying mask, a daily deep cleanser, or to minimize small imperfections. Lastly, there’s the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, a hydrating treatment that reveals smoother, healthier-looking skin, while enhancing luster and softening the complexion.

This set is only available on fresh.com and retails for C$115, with a value of C$132. Fresh’s masks are on the pricer side (the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask retails for $92 USD for 100 ml), so if you always wanted to give these masks¬†a try, this would be a great set.

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The Fresh Skincare Treasures set includes five skincare faves from the brand. There are a few products in this set, which retails for C$90 (C$114 value), that I have used and loved, including the Soy Face Cleanser and the Sugar Lip Treatment.

The Soy Face Cleanser (50 ml) is a gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that removes impurities and makeup without losing essential moisture. ¬†I actually first tried this when they offered it as a birthday gift this year from Sephora. ¬†I needed a travel cleanser so I was happy to receive a mini of this cleanser, which is one of my now favourites. I actually still keep a sample of this guy in my travel makeup bag since it’s the perfect product for removing all your makeup at the end of the day.

Other items include a 5 ml of the Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream with Super 7 Complex, which is a lightweight formula featuring seven super-charged ingredients that illuminates while delivering 24-hour moisture around the eye area; the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex (30 ml), which is a daily moisturizer also containing those seven ingredients that minimize and prevents visible signs of aging, while delivering intense hydration and radiance; the Sugar Face Polish (30 ml), a gentle exfoliating mask made with brown sugar that softens and smoothes skin; and the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (4.3g), a sheer rosy tint lip balm that moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips.

This set is perfect to gift either someone who loves Fresh skincare, wants to try something new, or going on vacation this winter. Since these are all under 100 ml, they are perfect for your carry on. ¬†I’m actually going to Asia in January so I may gift this to myself since there are so many staples in here for skincare.

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Lastly, the Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction is a set that I’ve received for the past few years and includes seven minis of the popular Sugar Lip Treatments.

These are all tinted and contain SPF 15 so they are perfect for daytime. ¬†There’s Rose (a sheer rose tint), Petal (a bold pink blossom tint), Tulip (hot pink tint), Poppy (bold deep pink red tint), Ruby (sheer shimmery rouge tint), Berry (bold flirty berry tint), and Fig (sheer pearlescent wine tint).

If you haven’t tried a Sugar Lip Treatment before, you are missing out. Fresh releases these sets every year, and although they are minis of the product, you do get a lot in the tube. This set comes in a beautiful box that you can certainly gift as is, or you can split it up amongst your friends (cause really, who needs seven lip balms?). This set retails for $50 and you can find it at both Fresh’s site and at Sephora.

Like I said, skincare gifts are always a good idea, and I would definitely check out what Fresh has to offer. I know they are a few more holiday sets, so definitely check out their offerings this year.

Will you be gifting any Fresh sets for the holidays?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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