The gift of good skin: Three skincare sets to gift for the holidays

You can never really go wrong with a skincare gift.

I always say that this time of the year is the best time to get any beauty product. Whether you’re buying it for yourself or a loved one, all the brands offer gift sets to try our their products and these sets usually un for the same amount of money as one or two full-size items.

Because of this, if you are looking for skincare, then now is your chance to pick up a gift set with some products you love or have been meaning to try out.  Stuck on where to start?  Well, I have some suggestions.  Keep reading..

Skinceuticals First Signs of Aging Set Skinceuticals First Signs of Aging Set

When it comes to some of the best skincare products out there, I highly recommend Skinceuticals.

Skinceuticals is a medical-grade skincare brand that you can find at medical clinics and licensed sellers. It’s not drugstore or department store, but rather more potent products that work well for all types of skin concerns. I’ve been using their products for years (their serums are amazing) and if you are entering your 30s I do recommend looking into this brand.

A great place to start is the First Signs of Aging Set (C$462, valued at C$511). Okay, so I know this is pricey (like, really expensive), but hear me out.  In here you get a 30 ml of their iconic Phloretin CF, a 15 ml A.G.E. Eye Complex, 50 ml of the Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, and a bonus product of their Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 (50 ml) and a complimentary eye roller.

Skinceuticals First Signs of Aging Set

The Phloretin CF (which retails for C$192 alone) is one of their iconic Vitamin C serums that is ideal for normal, oily, and combination skin. If you have discloloration, acne, or signs of aging, then this is for you.

The A.G.E. Eye Complex (C$117) is a potent eye cream that targets crow’s feet and wrinkles, as well as improves the look of dark circles and puffiness.  It also helps with dryness around the eye area and works perfectly with the complimentary eye roller which helps to massage the product in to boost penetration and reduce the look of puffiness.

The Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 (C$159) is an anti-aging cream that helps to reinforce the skin’s barrier and improve dryness, as well as the appearance of skin smoothness. It will provide hydration almost immediately and is a great cream to use in the winter months.

Now if you already use these products then this set is a great one to pick up since you are essentially just paying for those items and then you get a free 50 ml of their iconic Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 sunscreen (retails for C$51).  I’m actually using this sunscreen right now during the day and it’s great for protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.  It’s a broad-spectrum 100 per cent physical sunscreen that is also ideal for post-procedure, as well as sensitive skin and dry skin.

Very rarely do Skinceuticals products go on sale, so although this is still a very expensive set, for the price, it’s good value since you are getting a couple free items in here.

Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Treats

Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Treats

I love Estee Lauder skincare and if you have always wanted to try their iconic Advanced Night Repair serum, then here is a great opportunity to grab it!

The Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Treats set (C$138, valued at $218) is a four-piece set with a full-size of the Advanced Night Repair Serum (ANR) and three deluxe sizes of some of their other bestsellers.

Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Treats

This set is aimed to reduce the look of linked and wrinkles and includes a 50 ml of the ANR, which alone retails for C$132, plus a 5 ml of the Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate, a 5 ml of the Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, and 30 ml of the Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion.

You can either use these products together or keep the minis for travel. Regardless, it’s a great set to pick up since the ANR serum alone retails for C$132, so for C$6 more, you get three more items in sizes that will last you a while!

Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Special Trial Kit

Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Special Trial Kit

If you want to try out a new skincare regimen but don’t want to invest in the full-size products then take a look at the Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Special Trial Kit (C$46).

This kit contains the moisturizing products you need for your daytime and nighttime skincare routine, all in deluxe sizes. Included is a 15 ml of the day cream, 5 ml of the eye cream, 15 ml of the night cream, and 7 ml of the oil serum.

Start first with your cleanser, then go in with the Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Sculpting Oil Serum, which smooths the appearance of wrinkles and tightens facial contours for a more smoother, firmer, and sculpted look. After, apply the Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Sculpting Day Cream in the morning and the Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Sculpting Night Cream at night. Both of these creams help make skin look and feel firmer.  Finally, apply the Isa Knox LXNEW Platinum Sculpting Eye Cream, which firms and brightens the delicate eye area.

I love the idea of this set since deluxe-sized skincare is always good to have on hand for travel. As well, if you are looking for a new routine, this is a great way to try this regimen out.

There are so many great skincare sets out there for the holidays and I do recommend picking some up, whether they be brands you already use or ones you have been dying to try.  It really is the best time to stock up get some great deals on some of your favourite products.

What skincare set are you most excited to grab?

Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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