We scoured the latest in beauty gifts and trends to aid you in your search for new and unique items for the beauty junkie on your list (this means you), this holiday season and beyond so you can hit the red carpet running in the New Year.
Pore Perfection – Skin Perfecter by Le Mieux Cosmetics
Using professional-strength ultrasonic waves, this handheld tool deep cleanses, exfoliates, extracts clogged pores while infusing skin with serums and topical treatments to boost brightness, radiance, texture and fine lines. Resonating at an impressive 28,000 vibrations per second, this tool differs from sonic brush cleansing devices because of its 4-in-1 function. Plus, it never requires brushes, cartridges, or discs. Many top makeup artists use it post-makeup removal, as it helps to deep cleanse the pores and release trapped oil and makeup. Skin Perfecter is being used on many TV and film sets: ABC “The Family”, Fox “The Grinder”, ABC “Dr. Ken”, NBC “The Player”, Transparent, new film The House starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell. Also, it was used on The Entourage film set (even the men liked it!). $225. www.skinperfecter.com
Dashing Men’s Skin Care
Something new for men comes in the form of Dashing by Lather. Having a handsome holiday is easy with this collection of cleansing, shaving, and moisturizing skin care products, which includes Almond Shave Crème, Shine Control Face Lotion, Bamboo Silk Foaming Face Scrub and Spearmint Lip Balm SPF 15 all packaged in a handy metal tin for $39. Available online at www.lather.com and in LATHER stores, including the flagship store in Pasadena.
Pampered Princess Palates – Le Grand Chateau
This adorable little chateau opens to reveal three separate palettes with 18 gorgeous shadows, two blushes, one bronzer, and a deluxe size of the bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. A romantic evening in St. Tropez; a sunny day in Côte d’Azur; a stroll along the Seine at night—there’s a palette for every party, mood, or taste. $49. www.TooFaced.com
Beauty Bear Pillow by Nurse Jamie
Most people don’t know that sleep position is the #3 cause of pre-mature aging behind smoking and sun exposure. Side sleepers — which most of us are — don’t realize how much their face/skin gets squished when sleeping on their side. The Beauty Bear Pillow’s unique shape is designed to help cradle the side sleepers’ face, while also encouraging back sleeping to avoid sleep wrinkles altogether. It’s also made of satin – which is the best alternative to cotton pillow cases. Cotton sucks the moisture/oils/cremes from skin when laid on, where as satin is not absorbent and allows your cremes/serums to stay on your skin and do their work overnight. It’s a great gift idea ($69.) and super convenient for traveling as well. Kourtney Kardashian just placed an order for TEN Beauty Bear Pillows! http://nursejamie.com/the-pillow
Yoga Brand for Skin
YUNI, the first yoga-centered green beauty brand, lets you give the gift of goodness with their beautiful holiday gift sets, containing unique products that are convenient, pleasurable to use, and conscious of the environment. The sensorial, plant-based formulas are made with organic ingredients sourced ethically from around the globe. Combining the brand philosophy of products with a purpose, YUNI introduces six different holiday sets each complete in a travel tote, including: Yoga & Gym Bag Essentials; Green Beauty Junkie; Healthy Actives; Deep Renewal; Pocket Savasana and Refresh & Revive. All available now at http://www.yunibeauty.com/gifting/, specialty natural retailers and Yogaworks studios.