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    42 Skincare Products That Actually Make Really Great Gifts

    All we want for the holidays = a glowing complexion.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A vegan and cruelty-free e.l.f. mask that obviously calls for a photo shoot. Fun insta-ready look aside, this formula starts out as a clay and transforms into luxurious bubbles for an immediate dose of hydration and glow.

    Promising review: "To everyone with oily skin, we still need to hydrate! This stuff is gentle so that if you have sensitive skin like mine, it won't make you break out or clog your pores. Your skin feels light, soft, and refreshed after use!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    2. A jade roller and gua sha set to give them the gift of an at-home facial massage. This facial duo is said to promote circulation, tighten skin, improve the effectiveness of their other skincare products, and help with lymphatic drainage to keep their face feeling glorious and de-puffed.


    Promising review: "I don't even really care if this is good for my complexion, it feels so good to roll it on my face I would do it if there were no other benefits! That being said, I do feel it's making my skin smoother and less puffy over time. I leave it in the freezer and roll it on my face with some coconut/lavender oil serum in the morning. The quality of the roller seems top tier, and the jade is absolutely stunning!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77.

    3. A Neutrogena hyaluronic skincare set to combat winter dryness with an absolute vengeance. In addition to a hydrating sheet mask, lip treatment, and overnight gel, they'll also receive a full-sized jar of the cult-favorite hydro boost moisturizer — which, to be honest, you may be tempted to keep for yourself.


    Promising review: "Two words: Holy. Grail. I’ve been using this moisturizer for about six months and it is fabulous! I don’t like cream moisturizers because they feel too heavy on my skin, so I decided to try this gel blend. It is super lightweight and does not leave my skin feeling sticky at all. I’m fact, it makes my skin feel buttery soft! The hyaluronic acid in it adds a nice touch of brightening, as well. Highly recommend this if you’re looking for an everyday moisturizer!" —Kasey Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A vegan Acure brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella gentle enough to exfoliate acne-prone skin without causing further inflammation or redness. It'll also be an absolute 🌟 superstar 🌟 at fading scars and brightening their skin.

    Psst, this cult-favorite and cruelty-free product has over 2,500 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Are you kidding? Why didn't I find this sooner? THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I'm 34, and never had a blemish... until I hit 30. Hormonal cystic acne has plagued my chin and neck for years. I've tried everything from washes, scrubs, microdermabrasion, facials, masks, even antibiotics as a last resort. NOTHING cleared my skin like this! I've been using this product for only two weeks and my skin is clearing beautifully, plus my old acne scars disappearing. People are making comments about how fresh, young, and healthy my skin looks. Its a small tube, but you only need a pea-sized amount really." —emhart16

    Get it from Amazon for $7.66.

    5. A coconut sugar Handmade Heroes lip scrub to prep their pout for bold lipstick. This will give 'em smooth, moisturized lips free of any flakes from extreme dryness.


    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    6. A rosewater Mario Badescu facial spray with so many uses, it's hard to keep track of 'em all! This can set and refresh makeup, give foundation a dewy appearance, add refreshing hydration to dull-looking skin, and help keep breakouts at bay. And the scent? Freakin' divine. / Via @mariobadescu

    This facial spray is packed with aloe, herbs, and rose water to give a glowy, dewy look that will make even a full face of foundation look au naturale.

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    7. A mini refrigerator designed to store all their beauty and skincare products. And before they ask "but why", let 'em know that chilling said products extends their shelf life, helps nix puffiness when applied to their skin, and prevents bacteria from building up and causing an acne onslaught.

    Promising review: "I never knew that I needed this, but I so did! Waking up in the morning and applying cold face creams and using my rose quartz roller that is chilled to a frosty temperature has made such a difference to my skincare routine. It's like being at the spa every day. I'm excited to have the products last longer as well." —Sara L

    Get it from Amazon for $83.99 (originally $149.99).

    8. Bliss eye masks capable of convincing the world that they did, in fact, get a solid eight hours of sleep last night. These holographic patches use an impressive blend of acetyl hexapeptide-8, sodium hyaluronate, and xylitol to reduce puffiness, smooth fine lines, and hit cancel on all dark circles.


    Pop these vegan and cruelty-free patches on while sipping your morning coffee or brushing your teeth for some quick pre-work TLC.

    Promising review: "Moisturizing and refreshing. These are perfect for after long flights, late nights spent studying/working, or relieving puffiness after crying through a sappy rom-com movie!" —Smith

    Get a pack of 5 from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. An Elizavecca 24K gold mask here to deliver ✨luxury✨. If they're in the market for tighter pores, less excess oil, a brighter complexion, and an overall good deep clean, then this product is truly all they're thinking about whilst they sing along to Mariah Carey.,

    Promising review: "Literally love everything about this mask! I found out about this mask while reading through some blogs and was like eff it, I’ll try it out and I was obsessed right away. First of all the packaging is CUTE AF, I store the mask in the box because I like it so much. Like everyone else has said, it goes on gold and dries white and I actually love the smell of it, smells kind of soapy. It def helps sucking gunk out of pores and my skin looks much more clean, bright, and even and it helps existing zits dry up and go away faster." —Christopher Douglas

    Get it from Amazon for $11.78.

    10. A Burt's Bees essentials kit because spa visits are expensive, but this spa-inspired *kit* is not. A meadowfoam seed and almond oil lip mask, detoxing charcoal and honey face mask, lemon butter cuticle cream, cucumber mint lip balm, and lavender soy candle will take their next Netlifx binge and turn it into the epitome of self-care.


    Promising review: "My family is a huge fan of Burt’s Bees and so these were a perfect find to add to stockings this year. It is a great assortment of the large variety they offer. I know they will be thrilled when they see the great little set peeking out of their stockings!" —CPSanti

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. An Eva Naturals face serum because adult acne is garbage and according to reviewers, this stuff truly helps. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, aloe, salicylic acid, and niacinamide work in harmony to solve their most annoying skin problems from acne and dark spots to dehydration and redness.

    Promising review: "I have never felt more compelled to write a product review before. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have tried almost everything to improve my skin. I continue to get acne in my mid-30s and literally everything else I've tried has not worked, including prescription topical cream and oral medication. This has saved my skin! I have had very few breakouts, and if anything pops up, this takes care of it quickly! My skin feels moisturized and looks smoother and healthier overall. This is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm thankful I stumbled upon this serum!" —J.C. Denton

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    12. A vegan cold-pressed oil destined to become a holy grail for anyone with combo skin. A blend of maracuju oil, vitamin c, and vitamin e balance out dry and oily patches while giving complexions a boost of brightness. / Via @tartecosmetics

    Promising review: "This is now my go-to moisturizing oil for my face and neck. It doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin, is easy to apply, feels light on the skin, and is quickly absorbed. The bottle looks so luxurious. It is pricey but I only need a small amount for my face and neck so it lasts. Love it!" —Gilda H

    Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $48.

    13. A Best of 2019 starter set to be loved by the skincare aficionado in your friend group. They'll get to sample ten cult-favorite products from this past year (ranging from Benton aloe toners and Mamonde oil-to-foam cleansers to Cosrx pimple patches and Mediheal sheet masks), all neatly tucked away into a reusable canvas tote.

    Soko Glam

    And the price? It's perfect — you'll pay $47 for a gift that would traditionally retail for $116.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $47.

    14. An oil-free La Roche-Posay micellar water that is tough on makeup but gentle on sensitive skin, meaning they won't experience extreme dryness or a sudden acne outburst whenever they take off their foundation pre-zzz's.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best Micellar water I've ever used. I was previously using different brand and while both were ok, this removed all my waterproof makeup, cleaned all the dirt on my face, and left my skin feeling soft and ready for makeup. Plus, no oily residue!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A nügg gift set packed with four masks to address all of their complexion concerns: a hydrating gel mask with camellia seed oil; a detoxifying mask with charcoal, oatmeal, and tea tree oil; an exfoliating mask with jojoba beads and cranberry seed oil; and a revitalizing mask with flaxseed and peppermint.


    Promising review: "I have been trying out different face masks lately and these are by far my favorite. My skin can get pretty dry and many face masks leave my skin feeling dry afterwards, but these do not do that whatsoever and leave my skin moisturized and soft. Each individual formula honestly lives up to its description. Really happy I found these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. Silicone brushes that are an absolute necessity for every skincare aficionado out there. This lets them slather on that thick mud mask without a) getting their hands covered in said mud mask, and b) prevents them from picking up (and wasting) excess product which means money saved.,

    Promising review: "I love this product! It makes it so much easier to apply my mud face masks and prevents me from using too much product. I can easily apply the correct amount of product over my face and the brush is also easy to clean." —Traci Fuqua

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    17. A C.O. Bigelow night balm because beauty sleep is not a drill. This eight-hour recovery shea butter formula simply needs to be applied before hitting the hay — and by the time they're pressing snooze on their iPhone alarm, their lips will be totally moisturized. / Via @cobigelow

    Promising review: "My favorite lip balm! I'm currently on Accutane and this is the best lip balm I have tried for my dry, chapped lips! It has been a life saver during this treatment. It has a very thick consistency which helps it stay on longer and absorb slower, especially when applied overnight. It's the only lip balm that keep my lips moisturized overnight so that they're not peeling and cracking when I wake up in the morning." —Sunny

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

    18. A limited-edition BuzzFeed X Birchbox beauty box packed with nine splurge-worthy favorites in the skincare, haircare, and makeup realm. The best part? You'll pay $62 — but they'll actually be receiving over $200 worth of cult-favorite products.


    This box includes a Smashbox Cosmetics foundation primer, a First Aid Beauty hydrating mask, a Saturday Skin probitioc cream, a Glamsquad finishing spray, a

    Kevyn Aucoin felt tip liquid liner, a Bumble and bumble hair oil primer, a Glamglow bubble sheet mask, an Amika hair nourishing mask, and a ColourPop Cosmetics lipstick.

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (value over $200).

    19. A cult-favorite Embryolisse creamy lotion that gets rid of dry patches in a jiffy, but also works like a charm as a primer and sits beautifully under makeup. Let's get a huge round of applause for products that boast ~versatility~. / Via @embryolisse

    Get it from SkinStore for $18.

    20. An Aveeno gift set packed with a cult-favorite trio to deliver maximum glow and an even complexion. If their skin suffers from dullness, then this peel-off mask, daily brightening scrub, and infusion drop serum will fix that up in a jiffy.


    The scrub itself is known for being a skincare routine must-have — it's non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and packed with soy extracts to exfoliate (tldr; goodbye dullness and dead skin) while an impressive blend of jojoba and castor oils leave everything soothed and moisturized.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. Solaroil to banish the bane of their existence — weak and brittle nails with cuticles that look like they were mauled by an animal. This formula is so effective, I guess you can say it really nails it. Eh?

    Just massage this oil into your nails and cuticles every night before going to bed. With daily use, your nails will begin to grow and strengthen (seriously, just read the overwhelmingly positive reviews) and your ripped-up cuticles will begin to heal/not look completely terrible.

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life, I've had super weak and brittle nails that would instantly break the second they grew out a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I noticed after about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast) and not breaking." —K. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    22. A four-piece sandalwood-scented set because grooming doesn't have to be such a darn nuisance! Give them the gift of a smooth shave in the form of this pre-shave oil, shaving cream, shaving brush, and after-shave balm that also prevents nicks, razor burn, and dreadful ingrown hairs. / Via @theartofshaving

    Promising review: "For the man that wants a luxurious, comfortable, and clean shave, the products and the badger brush take the shaving experience to a new level in excellence! I have been using the products and the badger brush for three years. The badger brush allows one to apply the shaving cream evenly without the mess, plus it ever so gently lightly exfoliates the skin leaving a soft and younger looking complexion after the shave. The pre-shave oil allows the razor to glide across the skin cutting the hairs without the nicks. The shaving cream applies with perfect consistency, has an invigorating feel and freshness for a great start to your day, and captures the whiskers without clogging the drain. The after shave lotion tops off the experience for a calming and relaxed feel. I was sold the first time I tried it! What is a luxurious shave worth??? Like a spa experience, you get the quality you pay for! My wife got me this as a gift three years ago and I’m a happy customer. Makes a great gift too!" —noojin3

    Get this set from The Art of Shaving for $95.

    23. A Foreo Luna face brush made of nonporous silicone to get rid of all the icky bacteria on their skin. It removes up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup, and vibrates to gently exfoliate and clear their pores. Breakouts? Consider them to be a thing of the past.


    This exfoliator also has a one-minute timer to guarantee you *actually* wash your face long enough.

    Get it from Foreo for $79 (available in five colors).

    24. Bioderma micellar water that tackles both makeup and excess oil in the laziest way possible: with just a few swipes of a cotton pad. Not only will this gentle formula leave their skin feeling refreshed, but it'll *also* prevent excess shine from creeping in mid-afternoon (at about the same time they're in desperate need of caffeine).

    Promising review: "I know micellar water is usually advertised for taking makeup off, but this has been the best thing I've found at keeping my oily skin at bay — and I've tried a lot of stuff! My skin is so oily that by 6PM, I have visible shine and go through about three oil-absorbing wipes just to get rid of it. This has made a remarkable difference! I use it once at night before bed and in the morning before applying moisturizer. I'm addicted. Also, I should note that I am acne-prone and this does not bother me." —BoyWonder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90+.

    25. A Cosmedica hyaluronic acid serum for hydrating, non-greasy hydration that their skin will basically drink right up. It's super moisturizing, won't clog up pores, helps combat acne, and will balance out combo skin for anyone sick of dry patches and oily t-zones. / Via @cosmedica_skincare,

    This vegan, oil-, paraben-, dye-, and fragrance-free serum has over 8,500 positive reviews.

    Promising review: "This serum is wonderful! It doesn't burn, it doesn't have a funny smell, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. My skin is pale, sensitive, combination, and I have some issues with oiliness in my t-zone, but it drinks in this serum! After just one use, I had a noticeable softness to my skin and it just felt rejuvenated. I've also began to notice a reduction in the beginnings of lines that were starting to form on my forehead, my complexion is brighter, and my skin isn't ashy." —DamnTheTorpedoes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in three sizes).

    26. A 12-pack of Celavi sheet masks available in formulas including aloe vera, acai berry, tea tree, ginseng, and seaweed to name a few. The best part? You can hypothetically gift this *one* order to 12 different people! Stocking stuffers for less than $1 each? we stan.


    Promising review: "I love these! I can't believe how inexpensive they are for the quality. I've been using sheet masks for a while, so I have tried many kinds. These are by far the best aside from brands that cost $10 per mask. I have dry, sensitive skin. Which sucks, because I break out when I try to give it moisture. But these are great! No breakouts or redness. Just soft, smooth, supple skin. I use one at night, massage moisturizing cream into my face afterwards, and go to bed. My skin looks and feels incredible in the morning. After a few weeks, my skin is starting to look more bright and glowing all the time. Since they're so cheap, I can continue using them three nights a week!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A micro needle roller that is MUCH more affordable (we’re talking an $80 difference) than other rollers on the market, but equally as effective. This is heaven sent for scarring and indentations caused by cystic acne, and can improve the effectiveness of all the products in their skincare regiment.,

    Just roll this back and forth about four to five times on each problem area, and be sure to apply just a tiny touch of pressure to avoid hurting your skin.

    Also! Sterilize before and after use. When you’re done with it, be sure to store it in the provided case to keep it nice and protected.

    Promising review: "The older I get, the longer my skin takes to heal and it's brutal. I bought this on a whim and goodness, it's awesome. It has noticeably sped up my healing process. Indentations are filling in, raised patches are flattening out, and dark spots are lightening up. It is crazy effective." —Brittany Lynn Wolff

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. A boxed gift set capable of making their skin ~softer and smoother~ than ever. This trio of hand cream, body wash, and body butter contains impressive ingredients (babassu oil, shea butter, and vitamin e) for maximum moisture — an absolute necessity for dry winter skin.


    Get it from Avon for $15.

    29. An oil serum here to deliver some SERIOUS glow, the kind they'll say ~I dew~ to after about .5 seconds of wear. A blend of nourishing oils, fruit extract, and sugarcane squalane offer hydration and visibly brighter skin while light-reflecting minerals will give their complexion that "I drink a TON of water" radiance.


    This bottle of magic is also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and non-comedogenic.

    Promising review: "I swear, I feel *happy* when I put this on. I put one drop on my fingers, warm it up, then pat all over my face and neck. My skin instantly feels refreshed, hydrated, and most important of all, healthy. It's easily absorbed but I don't lose moisture over time. My skin stays bouncy and plump throughout the day, even when inside an air-conditioned office. The glass skin look you get with this is just the cherry on top. Excellent product and unlike anything I've ever seen out there. Great job, Glossier!" —K

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    30. A cruelty-free Awake Human moisturizer packed with aloe, jojoba, green tea, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and... not much else. This vegan product prides itself on being free of icky chemicals that they probably (in my case, definitely) can't pronounce, and is even available in an unscented formula if they've got a sensitive nose.

    Promising review: "I have combination skin that's really sensitive to synthetic ingredients. This is the first moisturizer I've found that does a great job keeping my skin hydrated with natural ingredients without it feeling greasy or like it's sitting on top of my skin. It's also great under makeup! It seems to help my makeup look great all day." —Oliveberry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    31. A SkinFood mask packed with black sugar, strawberry seeds, and strawberry seed oil to exfoliate their skin and turn it into the perfect makeup canvas. Plus, it has an instant brightening effect that'll make it look like they *actually* got their beauty sleep last night.

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    Promising review: "I usually use this in the mornings right after washing my face because it leaves my skin so soft and gives it a really nice glow. My makeup also applies a lot smoother as well, my skin absorbs my moisturizer way better than before, and my acne scars are now gone and it’s only been a little over two weeks since I bought it. This gave my skin the perfect boost." —Allisone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of this SkinFood strawberry mask.

    32. A Jack Black shave essentials kit (essentials in this scenario = a macadamia oil and soy shave cream, blue algae and sea parsley face moisturizer, and a kaolin clay and volcanic ash facial cleanser) they'll actually use. Give this to that ~impossible to shop for~ person, let a huge sigh of relief go.


    Promising review: "I purchased the Jack Black Shave Essentials Set for my husband for Christmas. The face wash and the shave cream leave his face very smooth. They make it easier for him to keep his face clean because it is a scent that he enjoys using. The results are great." —S

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    33. A vegan Bawdy mask intended for their booty. That's right! This citrus and plant-based collagen formula works to brighten their assets (*and* fight dullness and blemishes) while also leaving ~behind~ a complexion smoother than any baby's bottom. Say hello to the best gift you can contribute to any white elephant gift exchange.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four styles).

    34. An Ancient Greek Remedy facial oil that is truly a skincare jack-of-all-trades. This stuff softens skin, helps heal acne, aids in ridding scarring and stretch marks, and provides a large dose of 🗣️MOISTURE. This blend of extra virgin olive, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin e can also be used to moisturize cuticles, strengthen nails, and can be used on dry, itchy scalps that have begun to flake.

    Promising review: "I have combination skin on my face, my scalp gets dry, and I get mild eczema on my ankles, calves, arms and hands, AND my hair is oily at the root and dry on the ends. However, after using this product for three months, ALL of those problems are gone!!! I have clear and healthy skin on my face. No embarrassing flakes on my shoulders. No combination oily / dry skin anywhere. It smells GREAT. It's gentle and free of harmful chemicals and parabens. My hair is NOT oily, and the ends are nourished and healthy. It's safe to use on my children and my bf's daughter who has severe eczema. I could go on and on about this product. I really could. I wish there were more stars to give them. Everyone that uses this (at my house) raves about it as well. Try it out and I swear you will NOT be disappointed." —Crystle D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    35. A Garnier under-eye cream roller with cooling caffeine, mint, and vitamin c to help prevent and reduce the appearance of dark circles, because no one needs to know they binged The Office yet again last night and got about one minute of sleep. Reviewers even swear that this tiny tool is an absolute beast with morning puffy eyes.


    Promising review: "If you have puffy or heavy bags under your eyes, use this. I've tried others products and all were epic fails. This is the only one that has worked." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    36. Hydrocolloid, tea tree, and calendula oil pimple patches they should slap on a zit to a) prevent picking, and b) speed up the ~draining~ process of said zit. Plus, these are transparent enough to wear while running errands without anyone in the world giving them a second glance.,

    I know, I know. You may feel robbed of the satisfying feeling that comes with popping a pimple, but this method is MUCH better because it won't leave a scar. To quote the Beatles, just let it be.

    Promising review: "I love these things! My acne-riddled, hormonal life is made easier by these beautiful little patches. The variety pack is best because the big squares can be cut to size, and boy do they stick! They do what they say. I've had cysts go down without popping. I've popped some (yes yes, I know, don't pick, people!) and patched em, and it'll drain. I've given them to friends who get cysts in the WORST places, and they always go down and definitely takes the edge off the pain overnight. If there's a spot that's weeping, stick one on there and it'll put an end to that." —Renee

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.07.

    37. A vegan and cruelty-free Pacifica sheet mask they'll want to apply after a stressful day/night fueled by sangria pitchers. Yes, skin experiences hangovers. Yes, it needs extra hydration. Yes, this coconut, green tea, and caffeine formula will provide just that.


    Promising review: "When I only get a few hours of sleep, my skin looks absolutely terrible-- dry, patchy and pale. I was searching for a mask or moisturizer with caffeine, and this one works wonders! I put it on in the morning before putting on makeup and it brought a lot of life back to my face. This is the only mask I've ever tried that actually does what it claims on my skin, and I think that has a lot to do with the caffeine. To be fair, there is a bit of burning in the first minute or so of wearing this mask, but that goes away quickly and to me it's worth it for the effect I achieved." —TEP

    Get it from Amazon for $2.89 (available in four formulas).

    38. A Skinfood toner enriched with peach extract (plus vitamins a and c) that zeroes in on enlarged pores and grease with a vengeance. Not only does this stuff smell delicious, but it's also the "Not today Satan" of all oily t-zone fiascos.


    Promising review: "I have very oily skin and live in a subtropical humid climate, so I needed a toner that would control excess oil. I am amazed at how well this toner does the job! My face is no longer a greasy mess, even by the end of the day. It has a light, peachy scent that's not overpowering and my face feels smooth and polished without being irritated." —FiregirlZ

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    39. A daily Cuccio oil they'll want to keep on hand if they're a gel manicure connoisseur (which, let's face it, destroys nail beds one acetone soak at a time). This blend of safflower, sunflower, and cotton seed oils works OT to strengthen their nails and hydrate their cuticles.,

    This formula is available in two scents: milk and honey and pomegranate and fig. Both are equally delicious in scent.

    Promising review: "I really like this product! I try to take breaks from getting my nails done (hard gel, usually) since my nails get very thin and brittle between each set. This helps to make them look strong, smooth, and natural! It also keeps my cuticles looking fresh and adds a nice little shine to my nails!" —NMC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    40. A pink clay Sand & Sky pore-refining mask to hit the reset button on grease and blemishes (this includes both scarring and all those painful, emerging zits) with an impressive blend of Australian botanicals. ✨ Smoother, brighter skin ✨ is at your fingertips — and all you'll have to do is apply a face mask two or three times a week. / Via @sandandskyus

    This vegan and cruelty-free clay mask also includes an application brush!

    Promising review: "BEST MASK EVER! This is the only mask that has ever helped heal my hormonal breakouts! This really helps control excess oil without drying out my skin." —makeupdivah

    Get it from Sephora for $49.

    41. An ice roller to help nix puffiness and swelling (did someone say lymphatic drainage?), as well as redness and inflammation caused from things like, say, an eyebrow wax. So in the wise words of a prophet: tell them to go ahead and ice ice baby.

    Just remove the roller head from the handle and store it in a freezer. When you’re ready to wave all that morning puffiness goodbye, it’ll be ready to go! Just swipe it back and forth along the puffy areas of your face (including your under eye bags) and it’ll feel like you’re getting a soothing, refreshing facial.

    Psst, it's said this can also be a great tool for helping with migraines and sinus headaches!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE my ice roller!! I originally bought this to to de-puff my face in the mornings, but now I use it for everything! It drastically reduces my face puffiness, helps with sore muscles, , relieves itchy legs when I break out in stress rashes, cools me off on hot days, etc. If you are thinking about buying this for any reason, DO. IT. It rolls so smoothly and feels amazing. It's my favorite product." —Savannah Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    42. A Cocokind spot treatment formulated with turmeric, ginger, and tea tree oil to zap zits overnight. Plus, this portable stick is a breeze when it comes to application: all they'll have to do is dab this onto that pimple residing on their chin and wave goodbye to all messy (and smelly) topical creams. / Via @cocokind

    Promising review: "I've had a pimple/ingrown hair for ages. I would use different blemish treatments and it would mostly go away but always returned in a couple of weeks. I used this twice and it's gone. It's been several weeks and nothing. I've used it on other blemishes...gone." —J. Curran

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    Me and my skincare-obsessed friends receiving any of the above:


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