How do you spoil yourself, your best friend or your mom during this busy and sometimes stressful holiday season? Since I am an advocate of caring for one’s self, I like indulging my loved ones too with gifts that I know they will enjoy and feel good using. In my mind, this means giving them beauty and skincare products that I know they will love!
If you’re at a loss for what to give your favorite girls this Christmas, why not give them a little spoil-yourself-package? Some of today’s latest beauty and wellness products can make them feel extra special this holiday season. Here are my top picks:
L’Occitane x Pierre Herme crafted fragrances
The dessert lover in me rejoiced when I learned about this collaboration. I have already shared my love for L’Occitane products (for my bath and for travel) and for Pierre Herme‘s scrumptious macarons, which I seek out when I’m in Japan and in Hong Kong. The result of this partnership is a collection of scents, designed, and developed by Pierre Herme himself for L’Occitane, any of which should go to someone who has gourmandise inclinations!
There are two collections of body care products that can transform bath time into delicious me-time moments. Jasmin-Immortelle-Neroli is floral and absolutely feminine, a sensual fragrance that’s innocent and heady at the same time.
Meanwhile, the Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe collection is designed to provide an exhilarating and delightful experience as the citrus fruit’s clarity merges with the rhubarb’s sharpness.
There is also a third line: the Miel Mandarine, a range of hand cream and lip balm that are both sweet and citrusy. Just imagine the scent of honey and orange combined in one product! Delicious, isn’t it?
La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask
If you know someone who firmly believes in beauty sleep, then gift her with something that truly espouses it. La Prairie now offers overnight pampering with their new Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, an overnight purifying and firming treatment (with Caviar Extract to firm and lift, and Sunflower Seed Oil to replenish moisture) that works its magic as you sleep. It works to boost your skin’s natural nocturnal renewal process, repairing your skin while you are in dreamland! Come morning, your skin should be firmer, glowing, softer, and healthier looking. This comes with a unique silicone applicator brush, a favorite tool of mine that is quite handy and useful for this type of luxurious product!
La Prairie is a brand I’ve trusted for many years now. And this sleep mask has been my constant night time companion since the start of the holidays, as the nights continue to turn longer and longer, what with the endless parties and get togethers I’ve hosted and attended!
Sisley’s Supremÿa Baume
For the busy superwoman in your life who likes to multitask (ahem!), give her something that works as hard as she does! This nourishing and repairing cream works against skin damage that is inflicted during the day; while at night, it prepares the skin for the oxidative stress she will face when she wakes up. Supremÿa Baume is a special anti-aging treat with 8 active ingredients plus Sisley‘s patented Phyto-Complex 12-Hour Longevity Concentrate, formulated to improve and retain the life of skin cells during the renewal process for skin that is firmer, smoother, and more regenerated each day. It’s perfect for dry to very dry skin, and for mature skin too, with its melting texture that provides an instantly soft and comforting feeling. With regular use, your skin will definitely feel as smooth as a baby’s!
This is a product I’ve brought with me in my travels, and it is especially helpful in preventing dry skin. Best for use in cold and dry places. Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think!