Gift-giving is an art and a science. The present should be the ideal mix of the personal and the practical–it’s something you bought with the recipient in mind. It should have meaning, but it also is a gift you know will be used and appreciated (and not re-gifted). Luxury skincare gift sets fit the bill–when they’re unwrapped, these presents will bring smiles of joy and excitement.
It’s important that you don’t just buy any skincare gift set, however. You want products that are luxurious, but also tailored to the unique needs of your special someone.
Determine the Right Skincare Gift Set
Here are some of the considerations to keep in mind when purchasing skincare gifts for her or him:
Products for mature skin will target signs of aging such as fine lines, dark spots, or loss of elasticity, and may be a good choice if your recipient wants to keep their skin looking its best into their later years. If you’re gift giving to a younger sibling or best friend in their 20s or 30s, they may want skincare gift sets that maintain overall skin health or target specific issues such as breakouts or dryness.
Where does your gift recipient live? That will also influence your choice of skincare gifts. For instance, someone who lives in the American Southwest's hot climate may prefer lightweight products that glide over the skin. Gifting skincare to someone in the frigid Northeast? Their skincare should be creamier and thicker for extra moisture and protection in dry, cold temperatures.
The best luxury skincare gift sets combine clean beauty and clean science. The ingredients should include botanicals and vitamins that nourish skin, such as aloe vera, squalane, pomegranate seed concentrate, and vitamins A, C and E. Innovative skincare takes these ingredients and elevates them with cutting-edge technology that promotes long-term conditioning for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.
This is one of the most important considerations. A product that doesn’t match a person’s skin type won’t give the complexion the support it needs. Here are the most common skin types:
Now that you’re ready to start shopping, here are the products to look for in skincare gift sets.
Most Popular Skincare Products
There are some products that are essential to a daily skincare routine, so you can’t go wrong purchasing them as gifts:
A strong skin barrier is the secret to a glowing, youthful-looking complexion. When this outermost layer on the skin’s surface is properly hydrated, the complexion looks luminous, lines appear diminished, and skin feels supple and firm, with a silky-soft tone and texture. Plus, a stronger moisture barrier protects skin from damage caused by UV rays, free radicals, and other environmental aggressors.
For your gift list: The Discovery Duo
Cleanser is the first foundational step in morning and nighttime skincare routines. An effective cleanser is important because it preps the skin for subsequent products, setting the stage for beautiful-looking skin. The cleanser you choose should be gentle to preserve the skin’s delicate balance, but still potent enough to wash away impurities to refresh the complexion.
Cleansers come in different forms, such as balms, gels, or oils–if you can’t decide which one to give, buy a lightweight product and a creamier one that can be used in a two-step double cleanse. The makeup lover on your gift list is sure to appreciate a quality cleanser.
For your gift list: The Double Cleanse Set
Exfoliation clears dead skin cells and debris from your complexion for renewed vitality; it also helps eliminate excess debris and oil that can cause pores and lead to acne. Physical exfoliators, such as scrubs, are too grainy and rough for regular use with many skin types. Look for a gentle exfoliator with alpha or beta hydroxy acids.
For your gift list: The Essence
Surprise Them with Something Different
You may want to curate a personalized collection of skincare gifts. Add specialized, targeted products to the essentials for a truly memorable and comprehensive luxury skincare gift set.
Try a Serum or Eye Cream
Serums are lightweight products that go on the skin after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing. These are dynamic products because they can target specific skincare concerns–vitamin C serum brightens the skin’s appearance, while a retinol serum encourages cell turnover for anti-aging benefits, for example. An eye cream formulated to protect the delicate skin in the eye area can also address common concerns such as puffiness or dark circles.
Are Skincare Gift Sets Offensive?
Skincare is actually a thoughtful gift. Cultivating a high-quality skincare routine is a loving act of self-care, an opportunity to create morning and nighttime rituals for decompression and relaxation. With a skincare gift set of advanced, high-end products, you’re showing someone special that they deserve to enjoy luxury every day.
Augustinus Bader Luxury Skincare Gifts
We have plenty of options for skincare gifts for her or for him. You can find something for everyone on your list with our sets, ranging from The Ultimate Travel Kit (for taking a complete skincare routine on the go) to The Essential Kit (which combines some of our best-selling products for the face and body).
Make this season truly special for the people you love.