Beauty products are often the hardest gifts to buy because once you have them in your possession, you inevitably want to keep them. A super fancy skincare set for your sister? Maybe she doesn’t need all these luxurious serums. A mask that will make your mom’s hair ultra-silky? Her hair is already really soft though. That makeup gift kit for your best friend? Does she even wear makeup? Suddenly it’s so hard to remember…
But, seriously, everyone loves getting a gorgeous beauty gift for the holidays. This year, shop yours at a trusted online retailer so you don’t have to battle any crowds in-store. Dermstore is an authorized retailer for a carefully curated selection of skincare beloved by dermatologists and estheticians—plus they have an excellent variety of makeup and hair care, too.
For extra inspo this year, we asked the Cosmo beauty team what they’re buying for their friends and family. Below, shop their picks for everyone on your list—including yourself.
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C E Ferulic
This is one of those cult-favorite skincare products I know my friends have always wanted, but could never bring themselves to shell out the $$$ for. And I get that it’s pricey, but it’s so worth it: The serum has a high dose of vitamin C (plus antioxidant-rich ferulic acid) that’ll promote brighter skin, help fade hyperpigmentation, and protect against fine lines. Basically, my BFF will be indebted to me forever (that’s healthy, right?). —Chloe Metzger, Deputy Beauty Director
Go To Bed With Me: Complete Evening Skincare Routine (6 piece)
I’m legit excited to give this kit to my very lazy friend who constantly asks for skin advice, but never actually follows through with my product recommendations (<3 you, Tina). This kit is stacked with the perfect lineup of Sunday Riley’s six most-popular products, like their oil-absorbing Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, their lactic acid-based Good Genes serum, and their line-plumping Luna retinol oil. 10/10 recommend for all humans with faces. —Chloe Metzger, Deputy Beauty Director
No. 3 Hair Perfector
This treatment is a godsend for any blondes in your life—seriously, it’s the only reason my ends don’t look fried and sizzled anymore—thanks to the formula’s ability to repair broken bonds and deeply hydrate. And is there really a better gift for the holidays than healthy hair? —Ruby Buddemeyer, Beauty Editor
Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Makeup can be a tricky gift to buy, but this lightweight skin tint is so versatile. It’s hydrating, never cakey, and it’s topped off with SPF 40, making it the perfect addition to any beauty-lover’s routine. —Ruby Buddemeyer, Beauty Editor
Beauty Sleep Collection (2 piece)
Sometimes, I think I’m super low-maintenance…but then I remember I sleep on a silk pillowcase. I promise it’s life-changing. This two-piece set comes with a pillowcase and a sleep mask. You can rest your little head on the pillowcase, peacefully, without worrying about waking up to a major case of bed head in the morning. That’s because the silk material of the pillowcase helps reduce any tension and friction on your hair.
And the sleep mask is next-level—the soothing, plush material completely blacks out any unwanted light and doesn’t budge, no matter how much you toss and turn at night. —Ama Kwarteng, Beauty Assistant
Tartelette™ Give, Gift & Get Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Wardrobe (3 piece)
You know how sometimes you’ll swipe on a shadow and it barely even shows up? You won’t have to worry about that with any of these three palette options. Each one has unreal color payoff that’s also super easily buildable. With nine shadows in each palette, you can create any look you dream up. And not only are the shades in each palette absolutely stunning, they won’t go ghost on you by lunchtime, either. They’re long-lasting, and they don’t crease or separate.
It’s basically everything you could ever want in an eyeshadow palette. This gift is 100 percent going to my little sister—she’s a makeup queen. —Ama Kwarteng, Beauty Assistant
Dermstore Exclusive EltaMD Bestsellers Set (3 piece)
K, so I realize this isn’t the ~sexiest~ gift out there, but anyone who is skincare-obsessed will get genuinely excited about this trio of EltaMD best-sellers (a face wash, a moisturizer, and an SPF). I’ve used all three of these products for years and recommend them to anyone who wants glowy and dewy skin without running the risk of breakouts or irritation. —Lauren Balsamo, Deputy Beauty Director
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