Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? I’m here to your rescue. Here are some great holiday skin care ideas that are good for anyone. You may recognize some of these products, as they my favorites!
Great for ANYONE:
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion – this lightweight morning moisturizer is gentle for all skin types (including acne) and includes an SPF of 30 – excellent for daily use. Retails about $16.
For someone looking to step up their skin care:
Take your pic – any of these 3 products would be a nice way to boost your skin care regimen.
Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 – great as a daily moisturizer. It contains niacinamide, which is great for treating redness and can be helpful in acne. Retails about $30. Now comes in tinted or non-tinted.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX – Daily moisturizer with sunscreen and a serum feel. Layers lightly under makeup or a heavier moisturizer. SPF 50. Plus it has added antioxidants, making it a multi-tasker! Retails about $42.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral – Lightweight mineral sunscreen. One of my favorites for rosacea or melasma! My patients love this sunscreen. It comes tinted or non-tinted, blends in beautifully. Retails about $35.
Luxury Gift Ideas – for someone really special!
Alpheon Beauty Eyelash Serum – an alternative to Latisse. This serum is non-irritating and works pretty fast! I was amazed! I couldn’t tolerate Latisse and this serum has made my eyelashes grow long enough touch my sunglasses! Retails $110.
Neocutis Journee Riche SPF 30 (with PSP) – This creamy but light moisturizing sunscreen contains growth factors and antioxidants for a power-packed anti-aging solution. Use it in the morning, and a retinol at night. Retails about $144.
Avene High Protection Tinted Compact with SPF 50- reapply your SPF without messing up your makeup! A must have for anyone with melasma – use before going out to lunch, or as a touch up when going to happy hour after work. Retails about $26.
For the inconvenient zit – La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo – my favorite over-the-counter spot treatment for acne. Retails about $30-36.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost – a nice starter hyaluronic acid gel/cream. Great to use after your evening retinol/retinoid. It’s fairly basic, but one of the more affordable hyaluronic acid gels on the market. Retails about $20.
Dr. Dosal is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Miami, FL. She has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose.