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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. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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~.

    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.

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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