Find the Perfect Skincare Gift—Ask These 5 Questions
Shopping for skincare can be very personal. You typically need to know a person’s skin type, concerns, and any sensitivities. While that’s usually true, you can still treat anyone on your gift list—your best friend, sister-in-law, coworker, you name it! Below are five questions to ask yourself to help you pair the perfect product with its ideal giftee.
1. How do they spend their free time?
The Social Butterfly
Gift Idea: Shake-It ($60)
How It Works: Shake-It is our tinted toner treatment that gives an effortless no-makeup makeup look and helps control oil from morning to night.
Why They’ll Love It: Not only does Shake-It bring a shine-free, flawless finish, it was Marilyn Monroe’s favorite product—a fun fact to share with all their friends!
Gift Idea: Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 ($128)
How It Works: This moisturizer works doubly hard, giving essential daily protection from harmful UV rays while also helping lift and firm the skin.
Why They’ll Love It: Since the sun’s rays bounce off the snow in winter, outdoor activities in particular require SPF protection. Firmarine SPF 30 brings that protection in the form of a creamy and hydrating cream without the typical greasy SPF aftermath.
The Makeup Lover
Gift Idea: Brightening Dual Phase Peel ($128)
How It Works: Part exfoliating facial scrub, part brightening peel, our dual-phase skin-smoothing treatment gently polishes to help reduce dullness.
Why They’ll Love It: Makeup artistry is fun, but the buildup on skin is no joke. This peel acts as a gentle exfoliator, whisking away dead skin for a refined texture and smoother complexion.
2. Do they take time for themselves or rarely have a moment?
Gift Idea: Multi-Task Serum Eye Mask ($42 for a 6-pack)
How It Works: Our serum-soaked hydrogel under-eye patches hydrate the skin to depuff, brighten, and smooth fine lines so eyes appear rested and awake.
Why They’ll Love It: These no-slip patches hug the contours of the eye and stay put, so the wearer can truly multitask (think: making cookies, doing laundry, wrapping presents).
Gift Idea: Multi-Task Eye Gel ($78)
How It Works: Our breakthrough pressed serum intensely hydrates the under eye to help visibly reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles for a refreshed, rejuvenated look.
Why They’ll Love It: When there aren’t enough hours in the day, a multi-tasking product is easy to squeeze in for maximum benefits. Remind them that these moments of self-care will benefit their mental well-being as much as their skin health.
The Master of “Me” Time
Gift Idea: VTM Micro-Essence ($98)
How It Works: Our restorative facial essence is scientifically formulated to treat dry, pigmented, and damaged skin, revealing lasting radiance by refining pores and improving tone and texture over time.
Why They’ll Love It: This essence will enhance any skincare ritual. The skincare enthusiast on your list will love that this product is science-backed, featuring patented microfluidic technology that releases the full potency of nourishing oils upon every use.
3. Are you looking for something to do together?
The Sister-in-Law + A Cozy Night In
Gift Idea: Vitality Treatment Mask ($100)
How It Works: Our Famous Pink Mask is clinically proven to plump, hydrate, brighten, and improve skin clarity in just one use, revealing instant radiance.
Why They’ll Love It: This mask gives spa-like results, perfect for a special ladies night at home. Because it comes in a pack of 4, our Vitality Treatment Mask is easy to share.
The Best Friend + A Break from the Festivities
Gift Idea: Multi-Task Full Circle Eye Serum Mask ($48)
How It Works: The first of its kind, our silky hydrogel mask shows skin 360-degree care. Each patch gently hugs the delicate skin both under and above the eye, leaving skin brighter, smoother, and plumped.
Why They’ll Love It: After all the fun you’ve been having together—staying out late and indulging—tired eyes will love this fresh start. Plus, masking is a must when celebrating with quality time at home with friends.
4. How do they like to relax?
The Self-Care Savant
Gift Idea: All is Bright Holiday Set ($58)
How It Works: In this set, you’ll find our Multi-Task Serum Eye Mask, Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask, and Depuffing Globes. Together, this trio helps restore thirsty skin, brighten eyes, and soothe the complexion.
Why They’ll Love It: Anyone who pampers themselves will appreciate this thoughtful set, complete with festive gift box and bow. Each product adds to the self-care as your giftee winds down for the evening.
Gift Idea: Phelityl Night Cream ($146)
How It Works: Our bestselling, tofu-textured, non-greasy cream delivers moisture by replenishing essential fatty acids vital to healthy skin function. Skin wakes up re-hydrated with a refreshed tone and glow.
Why They’ll Love It: Phelityl Night Cream is a luxurious addition to anyone’s nightly ritual. Applied before bed, nourishing EFAs go to work while they read and wind down.
5. What might they need that they wouldn’t buy for themselves?
The Treasured Loved One
Gift Idea: Phormula 3-10 Collection (Starting at $190)
How It Works: Inspired by the science of Epigenetics, our most-advanced anti-aging line is formulated with Epigene-6™ to repair the six key signs of aging. Our Phormula 3-10 ritual includes our Eye Intensive, Essence Lotion, Serum Concentrate, and Skin Repair.
Why They’ll Love It: This collection is a science-backed rescue for skin, resulting in improved skin firmness, elasticity, hydration, tone, texture, and depth of lines. With its elegant glass packaging, it’s the perfect gift for the loved one who deserves the very best.
The Discerning Type
Gift Idea: Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask ($120)
How It Works: Our weightless overnight mask delivers unprecedented hydration by locking in vital nutrients while you rest. The NASA-inspired memory gel texture melts into skin, replenishing the moisture skin can lose overnight.
Why They’ll Love It: Everybody sleeps, and everybody can benefit from showing skin some extra love. With this memory gel mask, all they have to do is apply before bed to wake up with a visibly hydrated, refreshed complexion.