No matter the occasion, luxury facial and skincare products make excellent gifts.
So many of us struggle to stop and really take time for ourselves. When it comes to caring for our skin, this neglect can result in irreversible damage and premature signs of aging.
Fortunately, quality skincare is becoming easier and more accessible with each passing day. And there’s no better way to introduce someone to a potentially life-changing ingredient or technology than by giving it as a gift.
14 Luxury Facial Products That Let You Give the Gift of Glowing Skin
Are you shopping for a budding beauty guru? Or someone who has spent their life using scented body wash as a facial cleanser?
Is your giftee’s skin just starting to show the first signs of aging? Or are they a pro when it comes to fighting off wrinkles, lines, and age spots?
No matter who you’re shopping for, there’s bound to be a great skincare-related gift idea to match. Who knows… you might just open their eyes to a new “holy grail” serum or cleansing brush!
So, let’s jump right in — here are our 14 favorite luxury facial products every gift-giver should consider this year:
1. The Original Makeup Eraser
What’s the quickest route to redness, irritation, and clogged pores? Sleeping in old makeup.
The Original Makeup Eraser is a unique washcloth that wipes away eye, face, and lip makeup with just water.
If you know someone who constantly travels, regularly hits the gym after work, or whose skin reacts to chemical makeup removers, this product makes an excellent stocking stuffer.
Plus, using this instead of remover wipes or pads can help cut down on single-use waste.
The Original Makeup Eraser is dual-sided. One side features soft fibers for gently removing makeup without irritation. The other side is slightly more abrasive for physically exfoliating the skin.
You can pick up this washcloth in either pink or black — customers prefer the black colorway because it hides dark makeup stains.
2. Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection
Face mists are the perfect skincare product for people on the go. While they won’t replace your at-home skincare routine, a quick spritz can help hydrate the skin and soothe redness or irritation.
Of course, everyone’s skin is different. The Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection lets your giftee try out the brand’s four most popular facial mists to see what suits their skin best.
Each facial spray includes aloe vera plus two other plant extracts. You can use these sprays on bare skin, over makeup as a setting spray or refresher, or on your hair.
The Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection is available as a mini or full-size set. Keep in mind, though, that these products aren’t recommended for sensitive skin.
3. Mamonde Lip Sleeping Mask
Two places on your face are likely to show signs of aging first: Your eyes and your lips. The skin surrounding these areas also tends to be thinner and more delicate than that on the rest of your face.
The Mamonde Lip Sleeping Mask uses murumuru butter to moisturize and natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to exfoliate the skin.
Unlike many other lip-moisturizing products, this lip mask features a very light scent. It’s a great option for anyone with a sensitive nose.
4. TONYMOLY All You Need Mask Set
If you’re looking for a catch-all gift for someone who seems to have every skincare product under the sun, you can’t go wrong with a set of luxury facial masks.
The TONYMOLY All You Need Mask Set includes 13 of the brand’s most popular sheet masks.
Don’t let the cutesy packaging fool you because TONYMOLY is considered by many to be one of the best skincare companies at its price point.
The masks included range from everyday hydrating formulas to those designed to improve elasticity. There are 3 eye-area masks and 10 full-face masks in this set.
Since TONYMOLY is a South Korean skincare brand, this set is an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys or has always wanted to try K-beauty products.
5. Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel
No matter where someone is on their skincare journey, high-quality exfoliation is a must. Regular exfoliation can even minimize the appearance of aging skin, such as wrinkles and sun damage.
Although nothing can replace microdermabrasion performed by a dermatologist, you can give the gift of at-home exfoliation with the Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel.
This two-step treatment is simple-to-use and safe for almost all skin types. It would be a great introduction to physical and chemical exfoliation for anyone who doesn’t already have a routine of their own.
6. L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum
Serums are what take a cut-and-dry skincare routine to the next level. If you’re searching for a luxury facial treatment to gift this year, consider giving the L'Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum.
L’Occitane recommends this serum for people of all ages. It can help reduce signs of aging that have already appeared or prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.
The bottle itself is gorgeous, so it will look great set out on your giftee’s vanity, dresser, or bathroom counter. However, some users find the floral scent too overpowering.
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7. FOREO LUNA 3
Oils, serums, and acids can only do so much if dirt and debris stand in the way. The FOREO LUNA 3 is a luxury facial cleansing brush that exfoliates and massages the skin as it goes.
The LUNA 3 brush works with most smartphones — the device connects to an app via Bluetooth. In the app, you can customize the brush’s power settings according to your skin’s personal needs.
This facial brush is unique in that it features silicone bristles instead of nylon fiber ones. In interviews, dermatologists say silicone is gentler and more effective than other cleansing materials.
The LUNA 3 comes in specialized versions for sensitive, normal, and combination skin, so you can choose the model that works for your giftee’s skin type.
8. NuFACE FIX Core Collection
Microcurrent facials use tiny electrical currents to stimulate the muscles under the skin. This treatment works to tighten, lift, and smooth aging skin.
Few of us have the resources to schedule a professional microcurrent facial whenever we please.
Instead, the NuFACE FIX Core Collection offers an at-home version of this luxury facial that fits right into an everyday skincare routine.
The Core Collection includes the NuFACE FIX Device, which targets small areas like the eyes, lips, and forehead. It also comes with a bottle of the Line Smoothing Serum (the microcurrents won’t properly penetrate the skin without a serum).
9. Bliss That’s Incredi-peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads
Glycolic acid is one of a few key skincare ingredients that everyone should try at least once. It’s a type of AHA, meaning it gently exfoliates dead skin cells and may even stimulate collagen production.
So if you’re dealing with acne-prone, dull, or aging skin, glycolic acid could be the secret weapon.
The Bliss That’s Incredi-peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads are an easy-to-use, overnight treatment for anyone who doesn’t already use an AHA in their daily routine.
Depending on your skin’s resiliency and needs, this treatment can be used weekly, monthly, or just as needed.
While extremely beneficial, AHAs and other acids can do damage if misused. So this gift idea is ideal for someone in your life who already knows a thing or two about skincare.
10. Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear Petite
We can’t say it enough: Healthy, youthful-looking skin starts with a clean slate. If dirt, dead skin cells, and buildup stand in the way, even the best luxury facial products won’t be able to penetrate deep into the skin.
The Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear Petite brush features three speeds, antimicrobial bristles, and a travel case. The rechargeable battery lasts almost three hours per charge, and the entire unit is waterproof for use in the shower.
This is a great gift for a teenager just getting into skincare or an athlete struggling to balance staying active with caring for sweat-soaked skin.
Additional brush heads are also sold separately, including styles designed for sensitive skin, facial massage, and pedicures.
11. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Even if you’re not well-versed in popular beauty brands, there’s a good chance the name Drunk Elephant rings a bell.
The company earned a cult following by ditching essential oils, silicones, parabens, and other controversial ingredients. Its formulas are also all cruelty-free (but not always vegan).
Out of its entire product line, the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is easily the most talked-about skincare product.
It features pure marula oil — no fragrances or fillers — which is naturally high in antioxidants and omega fatty acids.
Of course, Drunk Elephant is not the only company to bottle and sell virgin marula oil. But if you know someone who’s been eyeing the brand for a while, this is a great gift to surprise them with.
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12. Province Apothecary Dual Action Jade Facial Roller
In recent years, the beauty world has fully embraced the benefits of facial massage. But for centuries, jade rollers have been used to brighten, tighten, and soothe the skin.
The Province Apothecary Dual Action Jade Facial Roller is a thoughtful gift for anyone interested in trying out jade-rolling on their own skin.
It features two different ends, one smooth and one studded, for a more customized experience.
While jade rollers aren’t miracle workers in and of themselves, they are an excellent tool for performing muscular and lymphatic-draining massages.
Cooling the jade before use can also have some anti-inflammatory and anti-redness benefits.
13. Jack Black Line Smoother 8% Glycolic Acid Treatment
Skincare ingredients don’t discriminate based on gender. Still, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a more masculine fragrance or packaging to complement your skincare routine.
Jack Black is a great brand to start with if you want to introduce the men in your life to luxury facial skin care.
In particular, the Jack Black Line Smoother 8% Glycolic Acid Treatment is a straightforward treatment that minimizes lines and discoloration.
This glycolic acid is safe to use on freshly shaven skin, though it may cause a little bit of irritation at first. Also, make sure your giftee uses appropriate sun protection with this AHA treatment!
14. Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels
You can buy a mask for your face. You can buy a mask for your eyes. So why not try a hydrating mask for your lips?
The Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels offer a five-minute treatment that moisturizes the lips and surrounding skin. Each gel mask includes two anti-aging ingredients — peptides and niacinamide — along with hyaluronic acid and green tea extract.
These patches are great for everyday skincare or as preparation for a big event. Many people laud these gels for the way lipstick applies and stays on after treatment.
One box comes with five gels, so your giftee can enjoy the hydrating and anti-aging benefits as they please. There is a bit of a learning curve to applying the patches, however, so it’s always good to have extras on hand.
Healthy Skin Is the Gift That Keeps On Giving
Caring for our skin is not vain. In fact, quality skincare is just as much about health as it is about outward appearance.
When you give someone a product or tool that will help keep their skin looking and feeling its best, you can rest assured that you’re giving them something truly priceless.
With so many innovative products hitting the beauty market, it’s impossible to stay on top of every new trend. Did we miss a skincare formula or tool you think everyone should own? Or have you used one of the gift ideas we mentioned above?
Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
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