From fragrances and body washes to SPF protection, from microdermabrasion scrubs to retinol treatments, these skincare gift ideas are the perfect Christmas pleaser.
I have to admit, I’m a bit of a spa rat – even more so than Christina. So skincare for me for Christmas is always well-received.
These gift ideas are all things I’d definitely use – especially the Enbacci scrub, which leaves your skin feeling ridiculously smooth, and the Vatéa gift pack is like a whole skincare routine.
I also love the Solbari moisturising sunscreen, which goes on so smoothly and easily with no ghosting, and the body washes and face creams from Melissa Allen Mood Essentials are so uplifting.
These are all Australian-made products too, which is great.
I’m still getting my head around the RoC Retinol Correxion kit, but Christina’s really excited about this one.
It’s the first time this product has been available in Australia, but it comes here as the most popular retinol brand in the States, so I’m expecting good things.
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5 Christmas gift ideas for beauty essentials
1. Melissa Allen Mood Essentials fragrances and body washes
Developed from her love of fragrances, Melissa Allen’s Mood Essentials range of scents is designed to give you back the power of being you.
Her four central aromas – I Have Joy, I Have Calm, I Have Focus and I Have Confidence – are formulated into a selection of beautiful products for you to wear every day depending on your mood and motivation.
At the centre of Melissa’s range is the unisex Feel Good Fragrance selection. I Have Joy is fresh and crisp, I Have Calm is is light and floral, I Have Focus is earthy with a mandarine citrus edge, and I Have Confidence is uplifting and herbaceous.
Alongside these fragrances, the I Have Calm hand and face cream soothes dry skin and relaxes the mind, while I Have Confidence and I Have Calm body washes start or end your day with a positive scent and a rich, moisturising cleanse.
Hand and Face Cream: $47 RRP 100ml
2. Vatéa gift pack – Rejuvenate Collection
Nourishing, gentle, effective and tailored for the Australian climate, Vatéa skincare products harness extracts, oils and spirituality of plants that are not only found in Australia and the South Pacific, but many of which have been used for millennia.
This gift box brings the best of Vatéa’s range:
Soothing Oil Wash with coconut, chamomile & moringa
Cleansing and moisturising at the same time, this oil wash is great for sensitive skin and even babies. Moringa oil has been valued since the Ancient Egyptians and in modern-day Africa it’s known as the Miracle Tree.
Pure Body Oil with coconut, tamanu & moringa
Food for the skin, this moisturising oil improves skin texture and appearance. Oil from the tamanu tree is, native to SE Asia and the South Pacific Islands, was once revered for its spiritual significance and is still recognised for its skin health benefits today.
Beautiful Hand Cream with coconut, shea butter & frankincense
Leaving your hands feeling soft and nourished, this hand cream is a blend of plant butters and scented with essential oils of frankincense and rose geranium that give a fresh, vital aroma.
Love Lip Balm with coconut, chamomile & tamanu
Made with over 99% certified organic ingredients, this natural lip balm moisturises, heals and protects.
Specially designed for dry-brushing before your shower, this brush removes dead skin, aids blood circulation and encourages cell production.
$90 RRP – comes in a special presentation box
3. Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub
Melbourne-based Enbacci Skincare creates beautiful environmentally friendly solutions for your skin that bring the day spa into your own home.
Ideal as a stand-alone treatment or twice-weekly as part of your full skincare regime, this microdermabrasion scrub uses biodegradable micro-beads, shea butter, glycerin and vitamin E to treat your skin.
Gently yet thoroughly removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and leaving your face feeling incredibly smooth and invigorated, this scrub also assists with blood circulation and lymph drainage.
4. Solbari sunscreen and skincare
From her personal battles with sun-caused skin cancer, co-founder of Solbari Johanna Young has helped create this Melbourne-based SPF company to protect more people from the threat of skin cancer and sun damage.
The Solbari SPF 50+ sunscreen is lightweight, absorbs easily and moisturises the skin beautifully, making it the perfect option for your face and neck.
Soothing and subtly fragranced, the Solbari Calming Cream is the perfect antidote to skin that’s seen a bit of sun or that is irritated.
Rich, moisturising and protecting this sunscreen and body cream duo are the perfect gift for summer.
$40 RRP 50ml moisturising sunscreen
$70 RRP 100ml calming body cream
5. RoC Retinol Correxion
America’s number 1 selling retinol brand RoC, now in Chemist Warehouse for the first time, has also released its Retinol Correxion line. Retinol is a clinically proven derivative of vitamin A, which boosts your skin’s renewal process to help smooth wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven texture.
Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules
Kingpin of the RoC Retinol Correxion range, these capsules contain the perfect amount of high-concentration retinol and antioxidants. These biodegradable capsules seal in the freshness and stop oxidisation to maintain the retinol’s potency.
Line Smoothing Max Hydration Cream
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and RoC’s Retinol, this super hydrating cream keeps your skin smooth and moisturised for 24 hours and helps clear fine lines and wrinkles.
Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Clinically proven to make skin look 10 years younger, this night cream works while you sleep. Retinol, combined with Alpha Hydroxy Acid, allows for super fast cell regeneration for dramatic results.
Line Smoothing Eye Cream
Gentle enough for daily use on delicate skin around the eyes but potent enough to reduce signs of ageing by 50% in 12 weeks, this hard-working eye cream focusses on lines, dark circles and puffiness.
Deep Wrinkle Serum
Light and silky yet potent and effective, this retinol serum works on those hard-to-treat deep wrinkles on your face and neck, engaging RoC’s exclusive mineral complex for fresher, younger-looking skin.
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