For those trying to get a jump start on Holiday shopping (or just stocking up on products you’ve had your eye on) now is a fantastic time! From Nov 16-19 Sephora is offering EVERYONE 15% off their purchase by using the code BIBONUS. Get a jump start before Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
We’ve put together a few handy guides for you, to help narrow down all of the choices Sephora offers for skincare. Read on below and let us know what you try! Click HERE to shop our selection.
xo Brooke & Lauren
Skincare for Men
Take a look at some of our favorite products for men. Our XY patients, husbands, family and friends like to keep their skincare simple but still effective. A basic routine of cleansing daily, exfoliating weekly, one anti-aging product and one moisturizer and a daily SPF usually checks all the boxes for a comprehensive routine.
Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant cleanser. Packed with Vitamins E, K and C this cleanser is gentle enough to be used twice a day and provides a great anti-oxidant boost.
Kiehls Facial Fuel. Brooke’s husband swears by this product and has been loyal to it for years! It offers antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients without being heavy or oily. The only downside? Does not have any sun protection.
Lab Series for Men Moisturizer with SPF 35: A great, all purpose moisturizer that is lightweight, offers sun protection and quickly absorbs.
Peter Thomas Roth Overnight Retinol Pads are a great choice for nightly exfoliating and anti-aging (yay for 2 in 1!). Retinyl Palmitate is a gentle form of Vitamin A that helps keep the skin bright and the cheeks and chin free of ingrowns! The pad format is easy to use and we must say, the packaging is very “male friendly.”
Try out the Korres Fluid Veil for an ultra lightweight moisturizing SPF that rubs in completely and wears all day. Vitamin B5 in the formula is soothing, in case of any razor burn!
Eye Cream: Throw a Jack Black cooling eye gel into your hubby or brother’s stocking this year! The gel, delivered by a cooling rollerball, helps to depuff and brightens
Shave Cream: Treat your man to Tom Ford shave cream! This light as air shave cream provides a surprising amount of moisture. We love the light citrus kind of herbal-y scent.
Gifts for your girlfriends
What friend wouldn’t love to be pampered with some fun skincare this holiday season – or any time of year! Pick a few, or all, of these products for that special friend in your life who needs a little pampering.
Supergoop! Glow Stick — We totally get that a sun protection product might not scream “this is the perfect gift!” but trust us, it is. This particular product is so good, so smooth, smells so good and protects so well your friends will be thanking you!
Sephora brand foot and hand masks — everyone can benefit for some TLC for the feet and hands. These fun almond oil based foot and avocado oil based hand masks smell like a dream and are super hydrating. Perfect to throw on while cozying up to a movie and hot chocolate!
Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint — what girlfriend wouldn’t want a multi-use product from this cult favorite natural brand? The universal ‘warm rose’ color is great for so many skin types and we love the dual use capabilities!
SKII Facial Oil — we would go absolutely insane if someone gifted this to us! SKII is a fantastic brand that offers high quality, cosmetically elegant skincare. You’ve probably already heard of their toner essence but a facial oil is a really beautiful, high end gift for the friend in your life who loves to pamper. Their blend of natural oils and plant squalene is super moisturizing but still lightweight.
OUAIsis Festival Pack — don’t let the name fool you, you don’t need to be going to Coachella to enjoy giving or receiving this sample pack of hair products. Dry shampoo, wave spray and body/hair oil are our favorite products from this brand and are great for any type of hair. Travel sized too so easy to pop in your carry on for any holiday travel!
For the Naturalist
Farmacy Bright On Vitamin C Mask – if you’ve been a Skin Sisters follower for a while you’ve seen us post about this mask. We absolutely love it! It immediately brightens and tightens and we love the fun color change when you massage it in!
Tatcha Rice Polish Foaming Cleanser – we have loved using this brightening rice powder cleanser. When mixed with water it transforms into a moisturizing foam — we love to use this in a two step cleanse as step two after an oil cleanser.
Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial – The holy grail of at home peels! This gel packs a serious brightening, resurfacing punch that literally gives you glowing skin. The blend of both AHA and BHA, along with other natural acids and extracts is gentle enough to be used twice weekly but effective enough that you will really notice results. A great option for antiaging, smoothing, getting rid of brown spots and even acne.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask — we absolutely love this mask! It is so moisturizing and with a tiny bit of pepperminty tingle. Keep it in the fridge for a super relaxing, de-puffing, treat to yourself. Perfect to bring with on your winter vacations and smooth tired skin.
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