Looking for the right gifts is no easy task!
By: Farah Khan / December 13, 2022
Are you on a gift idea block? If we’re honest, looking for the right gifts for your family and loved ones is no easy task. However, you can’t ever go wrong with beauty gifts!
As your beauty BFF we’ve created this list that is made of beauty lovers’ dreams. Makeup, skincare, body care, fragrance and more, we’re recommending only the best (for HIM and for HER!). Without further a do, let’s get into it.
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2022 Beauty Gifts for Every Beauty Lover
The Beauty Gifts of Fragrance
Ex Nihilo Xmas Musc Gold Immortals and Ex Nihilo Fluer Narcotique Extrait
Anyone would appreciate the gift of luxury fragrance. Ex Nihilo Xmas Musc Gold Immortals is an oriental Eden with a scent that shines forever. As the notes of Tonka bean and Amber begin to flourish, the Musk gives its “floriental” character a beautiful tone. Its sillage turns delectably beguiling, perfectly curated for the modern women with insatiable charm.
Musky scents know no gender. Ex Nihilo Fluer Narcotique Extrait was created by Quentin Bisch. He utilises the most priceless raw materials of perfumery to produce refined, intricate, and feminine fragrances for EX NIHILO. He used a captivating Peony to amplify the hypnotic floral notes in the fragrance’s heart and a profusion of blossoming components to give it an enduring influence on the skin. Gift the strong, sophisticated woman in your life this fragrance, she’ll sure to appreciate it as much as we do!
The Beauty Gifts of Skincare
FOREO Skin Supremes Holiday Sets
FOREO Skin Supremes holiday sets have arrived! We’ve got to say, seeing FOREO underneath the Christmas tree sure makes the holidays 10x better. The ESPADA set is specially curated for the acne fighter in your life, while the BEAR mini + UFO mini 2 Set is perfect for any skincare lover out there who needs skincare devices in their life. Grab them quick for those skincare enthusiasts in your life or for gifting to yourself!
Shop now at FOREO: ESPADA Set and BEAR mini + UFO mini 2 Set
Glow Recipe Hey You You’Re Glowing Kit (Holiday Limited Edition)
This Glow Recipe is set is packed with full sized best sellers! Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are the star of the show and they work well together to tighten pores and brighten your complexion delivering a hydrated, glowing look. The PHA and BHA in the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner gently exfoliate and cleanses deep into the pores for a smoother, clearer-looking complexion.
Keyword: Recipe To Glow or Watermelon Sugar (CHOOSE ONE)
Purchase the Glow Recipe Hey You You’re Glowing Set packed with the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner and Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops for RM229.00 at Sephora Malaysia.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
This year, Kiehl’s has collaborated with Cape Town and London-based animation studio, Made By Radio. Together they have created their 2022 holiday limited edition collection with a distinctive, 3D aesthetic that spreads the message of care. A wide variety of 3D cartoon characters, including well-known brand icons like Mr. Bones and even Kiehl’s Skin Pros, are featured in the light hearted setting with an excitement to “skincare about someone” this Christmas season.
Among the few limited edition products are the best selling Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Our personal favourite, the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution works wonders to battle dark spots, acne scars, and pigmentation on your skin with its main ingredients; Activated C and Buffered Salicylic Acid. Paired with the Calendula Toner which contains five skin-soothing compounds known to help relieve redness, excess oil and irritated skin, these two are a gifting combo no one can resist!
Dermalogica multi-active toner
The common fear with toners are that they could be too harsh or too stripping on dry skin. Worry not though, the Dermologica multi-active toner is formulated to not only hydrate the skin but boost your skin’s receptiveness of your other skincare products such as your serums and moisturiser. It’s spray bottle makes it perfect for an on the go refresher that you can bring with you anywhere. In the hot and humid climate, trust us, you’ll need a spritz every once in a while thoughout your busy day. Worry not when making your purchase for yourself or as a gift, as Dermalogica knows what they are doing when it comes to creating everyday solutions for the unique needs of every skin.
Click here to win Dermalogica’s multi-active toner worth RM218 with Beauty Insider’s 25 Days of Giveaways.
Dr Organic Aloe Vera Max Strength Gel and Skin Clear Tea Tree Gel
Acne, sensitive skin, irritation, and dry skin are devastating to care of during the holiday season. Especially for makeup lovers who can’t seem to get their base makeup on right due to the dry and cracking skin, Dr Organic’s Aloe Vera Max Strength Gel is formulated to work wonders. Allow it to soothe irritation, and restore moisture to your skin for a glowing holiday season and a happy new year!
Now, what if a zit or two pops up two days before the big family gathering? It sounds like a thing that happens in teen movies, but many of us have actually had the unfortunate experience before. The Skin Clear Tea Tree Gel contains a mix of ingredients that provides multiple benefits to help you with pimples, breakouts, and blemishes. These two will make the best Christmas stocking stuffers that might just be better than the big gifts!
Argital Argiltubo Green Clay Mask
The Argiltubo Green Clay Mask is no ordinary clay mask. Containing 16 million years old active green clay, it is able to restore the equilibrium of your skin from within, balancing it and improving oil production. Suited for face and body, it declogs pores and removes dirt, oil and bacteria, while calming breakouts without drying out the skin, setting itself apart from other clay masks in the market. It’s benefits do not end there, Argiltubo helps firm up the skin, aiding with stretchmarks. Having tried it ourselves, small but genuine effects of the clay mask can be seen immediately after rinsing off.
Here are some ways you can use Argiltubo:
- For Acne and pimples, apply it for 10 minutes and rinse off. You may also apply it as a spot treatment overnight to treat stubborn zits!
- For Anti-ageing apply for 30 minutes (oily skin), 20 minutes (combination skin), 10 minutes (dry skin) before rinsing off.
- For Exfoliation, apply the mask for 30 to 45 minutes and wait until it fully dries. Then, dampen your face with water and massage face in circular motions to activate the exfoliating effect. Lastly, massage your skin for 30 seconds and rinse it off.
- For firming and stretch marks treatment, apply on the affected area for 20 minutes and rinse off.
What better gift than a versatile global best selling product? Get yourself and your bestie Argiltubo and treat yourself for a self spa day during your holiday sleepover! Enter our 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways to win the Argiltubo Green Clay Mask worth RM158 here.
Supergoop! Glow Oil Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++ and Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40 PA+++
Rain or shine, sunscreen is always essential! Are you planning on a beach vacation or just touring around the city and hanging by the hotel pool? The Glow Oil Broad Spectrum Sunscreen shields your skin from harmful UV Rays. This lightweight oil not only leaves your skin glowing but is water-resistant and made with an antioxidant-rich formula. Apply it all over your body and hit the water with a brilliant glow. Now the skin around your eyes might just be the part of your skin that is most vulnerable to sun damage and the ageing UV Rays can cause. Supergoop!’s Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream instantly brightens the under eye area and helps protects your under eyes from UV rays and blue light.
Eversoft Mochi Whip Cleansers and Oat Milk Rice Water Cleanser
Eversoft’s line of Mochi Whip Cleansers instantly cleanses and purifies your skin by a supersoft, rich mochi whipped foam. Additionally, it aids in the eradication of environmental pollutants (Anti PM2.5) and formulated with Japanese Technology and 100% organic plant actives for a dewy, bouncy and mo-mo-mochilicious skin! Choose between the Rose & Pearl or Aloe Vera & Hyaluronic Acid Mochi Whip Cleanser , each retailing at RM15.80 on Guardian to give your skin what it needs!
Do you often face irritation on your skin? The Eversoft Oat Milk Rice Water Cleanser is a foam cleanser that provides moisture while calming your skin. This cleanser is made up of rice water that is enriched with moisturising ingredients to deeply hydrate skin and oat milk that locks in skin moisture and soothes skin. Guaranteed to keep your skin healthier and nourished with every wash! Shop Eversoft Oat Milk Rice Water Cleanser at Guardian where it retails for RM19.80. Grab your chance to win the set of three cleansers on our Instagram to achieve clear, fresh skin!
The Beauty Gifts of Makeup
Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair Brightening Face Primer
What is the secret to having your Christmas makeup last all day? A good primer! Jane Iredale landed in Malaysia this year and it has quickly become the favourite of many Malaysians, especially those with sensitive skin. The Smooth Affair Brightening Primer is skin-quenching and primes the skin to allow for easier application and longer-lasting makeup. PLUS, it enhances your natural radiance while reducing the visibility of pores and fine lines all while maintaining the youthful appearance of your skin.
beautyblender House of Bounce Blend & Store Duo
Do you remember the beauty world without beautyblender? Because we don’t! beautyblender changed the makeup game and what better gift than the House of Bounce Blend & Store Duo four your makeup obsessed bestie?
With this brand-new, limited holiday edition nest, you can give your beautyblender a place to settle down after a day’s work of blending your foundation to perfection. This cool ventilated stand in the shape of a disco ball is useful for storing your beautyblender while not in use. The package comes with a striking and colourful beautyblender composed of the same premium latex-free foam that consistently produces a perfect real-skin finish. Add it as a Christmas stocking stuffer that won’t disappoint the receiver!
NUDESTIX Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color Blush
NUDESTIX’s Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color Blush is a versatile skin-friendly, dewy blush that adds dewy, sheer colour to the lips, eyes, and cheeks. This blush quickly adds a splash of gentle sheer, transparent colour that illuminates the inside of features. It provides lasting fresh-faced, radiant skin since it is long-wearing but non-sticky. The outcome is a lovely, vibrant, pure colour that many have fallen in love with!
The Beauty Gifts of Body Care
Signature Market Plant Origins Cosy Christmas Gift Set
Plant Origins is offering a wide variety of gift sets for you and your loved ones this Christmas 2022. Whether you’re gifting yourself, your office buddy, a dear friend, or a sibling they’ll be sure to appreciate them! The Cosy Christmas Gift Set comes with 8 products. Relax with a self-pampering session that includes a selection of personal care items and skin care necessities to envelop you in a cloud of calming smells throughout your shower routine. Lather up with Eden Bloom Body Wash and complete your shower routine with Plant Origins Reviving Foot Scrub. Finish it off by giving your skin the TLC it deserves with Plant Origins Midnight Velvet Hand Cream, Plant Origins All-Purpose Salve, and Plant Origins Skincare Samples for a radiant Christmas.
Vase Creation The Hygge Self-Care Bag
The Hygge Self Care Bag from Vase creation contains all of Vase Creation’s best selling products. Even the award winning products! This set is packed with the Midnight Shikoku Shower Oil, the Stress Relief Pillow Mist, the Essential Oil Antibacterial Spray, plus a cute BotanicTalk Mini Tote to hold them all together. Whether its a treat for yourself or your loved ones, it’s the perfect treat!
Aiken Body Care and Hair Care Range
Give yourself the tender loving care you deserve from head to toe with Aiken. Cleanse, moisturise, and feel fresh all day! Aiken formulates all their products with the belief that natural ingredients can deliver amazing results. They are a trusted brand that offers a variety of products in multiple categories that are infused with natural ingredients to give protection and health to every member of your family.
Start your self care routine with the Aiken Prebiotic & Probiotic Shampoo that contains Niacinamide, Kiwi, and Sunflower Oil to keep your hair smooth and delicate. Then, shower yourself with Aiken Antibacterial Shower Cream to keep yourself protected and fresh throughout your day.
On top of that, Aiken Derma Care Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Vitamin Lotion is among the few products in their latest Derma Care range that is designed by the skincare scientists. It delivers intense moisturisation to your skin to ensure that it is properly moisturised and protected from external factors. Last but foremost, don’t forget to keep the Aiken Prebiotic Face Mist, that is specially formulated with Prebiotic & Rice Water all day to refresh your skin whenever you feel the need (especially in out hot weather!)
Shop the whole Aiken range at Guardian & Watsons and try your luck to win this full range of products on our Instagram here.