Like everyone else, we’re seriously ready to put 2020 behind us. We all need some extra TLC and spa days after the year we’ve been through, but if you’re not quite ready to venture out just yet, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks to help you create your best at-home spa day ever.
Get glowing with this skincare regimen to cleanse, gently exfoliate, and nourish your skin. This adorable set features travel sizes of their Everyday Botanical Cleansing Gel, Caribbean Botanical Brightening Water with Vitamin C from Acerola Cherry and Guava Fruit Extracts, as well as natural AHAs from Papain (Papaya), and Bromelain (Pineapple) to assist with cell turnover, and their Everyday Botanical Brightening Concentrate to smooth fine lines and tone skin.
This luxe spa kit has a little bit of everything for the gal on your holiday shopping list that has had a stressful year. Four handcrafted, heavenly scented lavender-centric products will bring your favorite person into a state of zen that she won’t stop thanking you for. This relaxation themed box features a moisturizing body scrub, soothing candle, sleep-inducing linen spray, and calming aromatherapy pillow.
Featuring $120 worth of all-natural (perfect for even the most sensitive of skin) pampering at-home spa goodies, the Quarantine Kit features everything you need to go into 2021 refreshed and revived. The kit features items like the Beauty Kitchen Honey & Oats Gel Mask, Lavender-Infused Relaxation Mask, as well as a Rosehip & Hibiscus Daily Moisturizer, Green Tea Collagen Eye Gel Set, and much more.
Featuring 30 collagen eye gels in nine varieties including coconut, dead sea, green tea, vitamin C and more, this is truly the self-care gift that will make tired eyes a thing of the past. The collagen eye gels have a cooling effect and work by hydrating the most delicate skin on your body, your under eyes. The perfect gift to navigate through the stress of 2020 between the pandemic, remote learning, and holidays.
Blossom & Stone’s oil is simple and pure; a CBD isolate blended with MCT oil both grown organically and born in the USA. They add just a touch of lemon verbena for a light, fresh taste and scent to activate your senses, but with 0% THC. The oil is infused with rose quartz for additional healing benefits. We love the use of natural gemstones in this handcrafted, small batch product.
Amidst the holiday madness, the Color Up Zen Zone Kit is a carefully selected kit designed to help you be present in the moment and completely relaxed. A total togetherness of body and mind, the products in the Zen Zone Kit soak away stress while detoxing and soothing skin to achieve ultimate relaxation. This kit includes a bonus travel-sized Relieve Pure Salve and a travel-sized 75mg Pure Daily CBD oil as gifts.
The kit includes a Rehab Bath Bomb made with Kaolin clay, CBD, Epsom salts, and jojoba and lavender essential oils; Detox Facial Masque; Mint Lip Treatment; Hydrate Body Lotion with grape seed oil, organic hemp seed oil, organic cocoa butter, and a blend of relaxing essential oils; Pure Relieve Salve (free gift); Pure Daily CBD Oil (free gift).
Editor’s Note: Just a few drops of this THC-free CBD oil left us feeling well-rested and less achy, especially after a hard workout in out at-home gym. The bath bomb also provided much needed relief for sore muscles.
Create the perfect canvas this season with Dazzle Dry’s proprietary system for a long-lasting luxury at-home manicure, now in their latest all-in-one kit. This exclusive set features everything you need to keep natural nails in tip-top shape – from Dazzle Dry favorites like Remove, Maintain and Cuticle Remover to essential tools like a nail file, buffer, orangewood stick and travel-ready canvas bag.
Self care is more important than ever this holiday season and Dr.’s REMEDY has just the prescription for you and everyone on your list. With eight curated unique gift sets with price points ranging from $22 – $75, there’s something for everyone – whether they’ve been naughty or nice. The brand is dedicated to clean, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and vegan nail polish enriched with organic ingredients, vitamins, proteins, and other clean ingredients.
A doctor-developed, skin-smoothing, radiance-boosting sleeping treatment powered by Smooth Assist™ technology, Rose of Jericho, Aloe Vera extract & Hyaluronic Acid for a post-facial glow with every use. (We’re big fans of DOLL 10, including their facial products, as well as natural eye and cheek palettes!) Use this gel-like formula as an overnight mask or for an ultra-hydrating day time treatment; it will complete any spa day with pure luxury and hydration!
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Started by two sisters in Southern California – a professional surfer and a computer engineer, Dear Self is a natural, cruelty-free, vegan skincare brand designed for people with sensitive skin. Their newest product, the I Am Gleaming moisturizer soothes and heals dry skin with vitamin C, E, & A, as well as algae extract and B vitamins, both known to promote new cell reproduction and fight UV damage. It’s also non-comedogenic and paraben-free, which earns extra points in our beauty book.
Made with all natural and organic ingredients, Fivesso Coffee Soap Bars are ideal for sensitive skin. The organic soap bars are handcrafted in large batches and cured in wooden curing racks to rest for 6 to 8 weeks before being certified safe to use. These soaps are ideal for breakout prone skin, and caffeine and antioxidants help fight signs of aging. These soaps are made with 100% sustainable palm oil from Palm Done Right.
Created for that woman who’s better, bolder and badder than she used to be, Glam Essentials focuses on bringing out the natural glow in mature skin through products that are clean, safe, and loaded with antioxidants and superfoods. This essential 3-step treatment line will help you repair, hydrate, and get glowing just in time for the holidays with peptides, as well as hyaluronic acid. Each kit contains: Embrace Antioxidant Cleanser (4 oz), Celebrate Detox Mask (2 oz.), and a Reveal Triple Peptide Serum (1 oz).
We handpicked these wintery polishes both for their high quality, as well as their ‘chill out’ spa vibes. In shades of glittery silvers, blues, and greens to channel your inner ‘snow queen’, apply a few coats to slip into relaxation mode, or shine up just before the party. Try them out-you won’t be disappointed!
Glowy holographic flakes, blue shimmer, and a dash of micro holographic glitters shine like untouched snowbanks to accent the pale gray base of this snow-inspired polish. In some lighting, this polish can look pale blue, and in others, light gray with blue shimmer. Up To Snow Good is a super fun twist on a silvery winter shade, and we love the microglitter look.
Like a snowglobe on your fingertips, this adorable light blue jelly sparkles with light blue holographic glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and of course, white snowflake glitter. Apply over your favorite baby blue or lavender polish for a fun look!
Micro silver holo flakes sparkle like falling snowflakes in this ‘mermaidy’ winter color. With a change of viewing angle, the sky blue multichrome morphs into a royal blue and bold purple. One of our favorite colors this season, it’s also absolutely stunning in the sunlight.
Everything that glitter IS GOLD, baby! If you just want a little sparkle to your neutral polish look, this is the shade for you. Blushing rose gold micro flakes surround a scattering of micro holographic glitter for an effervescent shade that will leave you thirsting for more. This polish can also be layered over your favorite shade to add a golden hue to your nails. Try it over burgundy or deep red to create a golden bronzy hue that’s perfect for fall.
Have a favorite polish shade but just want to add some bling? You’ll love this holographic top coat loaded with micro holo flakes that shimmer and sparkle in the light. While not quite a linear holo, these micro flakes produce a beautiful holo flame that, paired with any of our magnetic polishes, twinkle more than any galaxy in the sky. The perfect glitter coat for over your favorite bright or pale shades.
This ocean-inspired polish starts with a calming cool blue base. A color-shifting shimmer takes this polish from blue to aqua to lavender depending on the angle and lighting, while loads of micro holo flakes add a unique touch to the peaceful hue. It’s the right shade for any at home spa experience.
We’re not going to tell if you need to take the edge off after 2020 is over. (trust us, we get it!) Inspired by a ‘highly’ popular herb, this shade is a groovy, glittery linear holographic pigment in aqua green and blue that will not leave your manicure half-baked. Also a great tint over those pastel summer pale greens and blues you’re not quite ready to give up!
Turn to soothing skincare treasures by Herbivore Botanicals and surprise someone with this luxe bath gift box expertly curated by Knack. Herbivore’s hydrating, calming bath products are suitable for all skin types. Knack also offers three fun and easy ways to shop. You can choose an expertly curated gift and purchase it as-is. Or, you can take that gift box and add or swap items until it’s perfect. You can even build a gift from scratch with one of Knack’s exclusive Gift Builders.
This quarter’s Box features products that improve a guy’s grooming, recovery, and confidence. Get cleaned up for the holidays with a little manscaping then reward your skin with a Bro Mask. Feel like royalty kicking back in the Luxee Robe while pouring your favorite drink in the Luxee Tumbler, and don’t forget to take your Cheers Restore before bed so you can feel your best tomorrow.
Gift a loved one while giving back this year with Overt, a different kind of skincare company that’s transforming the industry through transparency, efficacy, and charity. The brand’s Holiday collection features all five of their essential serums made using sustainably sourced, effective and proven ingredients to produce world class, gender neutral products. By giving back 10% of their net profit to fight slavery and human trafficking, Overt plans to not only change the industry, but the world.
Editor’s Note: We tested Overt’s ‘Brightener’ serum when it arrived (20% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid), and immediately noticed how well it brightens and evens your skin tone with just a few drops. Overt is a must have spa gift, especially this season.
The Pumpkin & Spice Facial Scrub helps nourish and renew the tone and texture of your skin. Natural apricot seeds gently exfoliate your face and extract pollutants. It helps to reduce pores, skin inflammation, breakouts & acne. Gentle enough for all skin types including sensitive skin. Available on Amazon.
The Pumpkin & Spice Day Moisturizer will keep your skin soft, hydrated, and youthful throughout the day, as well as firming and brightening skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in vitamins A, D & E, and antioxidants, it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Available on Amazon.
Pure Sol Spa & Beauty Gold Anti-Aging Under Eye Mask ($22)
After all the stress we’ve endured in 2020, this soothing under eye hydrogel mask helps rejuvenate the delicate eye area, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gold brightens, hyaluronic acid moisturizes and hydrogel locks it all in. Keep in the fridge for a cooling boost and say hello to a reenergized under eye area.
Pure Sol’s bath bomb 6 pack ($28) contains no artificial dyes to stain your skin or bathtub, and no artificial fragrances or dried flower petals that need scrubbing away after you’ve finished your relaxing soak. The bath bombs are made in the USA and contain healing and soothing essential oils like lemongrass, sweet orange, peppermint, rosemary, and more.
Their Derma Roller Tool ($19.99) is another must have tool for healthier, smoother, glowing skin. It creates little tiny pricks in your skin prompts your body to send collagen to the epidermis, leaving smoother, plumper, firmer looking skin. Use where you see signs of aging (away from the eyes), as well as cellulite.
QEMP CBD Oils and Creams, $99 and up
Daytime Formula ($106.60) – Seize the day with QEMP’s Daytime hemp extract. With naturally occurring CBD and a custom herb blend, this formula is here to help give you a boost of energy.
Relief CBD Cream ($99.95) – Featuring 500mg of CBD in every bottle, Relief CBD Cream takes recovery to the next level by pairing premium hemp-derived CBD with camphor, menthol and eucalyptus to provide an intense soothing then warming sensation. Contains 0.3% or less THC.
Give the gift of mochi skin this year with the calming and nourishing effects of RE:ERTH. This miniature collection of four minimal steps gently pampers skin for a lit-from-within look. Rooting itself in patented nature-derived ingredients, Japanese wellness principles, and science-backed technology, RE:ERTH (an abbreviation of “Re-encountering Earth”) offers a straightforward and time saving approach to effortlessly healthy, mochi-skin. Featuring the Clarifying Cleanser, Multi-Targeted Elixir, Calming Toner, and Hydrating Gel Moisturizer, give the gift of mindful beauty with this limited edition holiday-themed Mini Starter Kit.
For all the people on your list who want luminous, youthful-looking skin, get them glowing for the holidays with these anti-aging skin care favorites from Repêchage. Perfect for mom, your bestie or yourself, the Repêchage Youthful Glow Trip Get Set Includes:
Vita Cura® Triple Firming Cream to hydrate, lift and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with super-skin-softening Shea, Mango and Cocoa Butters combined with messenger Peptides and Seaweed Extracts. Also, Vita Cura® Opti-Lift® Serum to help diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and other signs of premature aging, and the Vita Cura® Renewal Serum, an exclusive seaweed extract to help skin look and feel smoother while helping to even-tone.
Editor’s Note: We tried their products after a reaction from another brand, and noticed how it immediately calmed and soothed our skin. A definite must have in your beauty and spa toolkit!
Skinesiology Auric Mists , $34
Want to leave the stress of 2020 behind? Developed by a master Kinesiologists, the Auric Mists are ideal for those looking to reset their energy and relax – without needing to travel to the spa. Available in four formulas – Female Warrior (uplifting), Bliss (rejuvenating), Blossom (revitalizing), and Peace of Mind (calming) – simply spritz your personal space before yoga practice, mediation, or your next stressful Zoom call, or apply directly to the body as a personal fragrance.
Editor’s Note: We really love the Female Warrior scent with frankincense, patchouli, and sweet orange notes to both ground your spirit and uplift your mood. Spray it on before your next Zoom meeting, or when you’re in need of a pick-me-up.
For an affordable, thoughtful gift for your coworker or boss, you can’t go wrong with an aromatic sugar scrub. Meant to rejuvenate, the scrubs are great for the face or body and leave skin feeling supremely moisturized and baby smooth. With almost a fluffy feel to them and light scents that don’t overwhelm, these are not your typical greasy, coarse scrubs, but rather soft and light – perfect for face or body use. Choose from lemon charcoal, lavender mint, coffee —made from local Chicago roaster, Dark Matter — or the seasonal holiday scent, cocoa mint. Because who doesn’t love peppermint hot chocolate this time of year?
Seebedee Holiday Bundles, $89-149
Seabedee, a premium wellness company dedicated to providing high-grade CBD products has brand new holiday bundles for the season! These include a Holiday Wellness Bundle, designed as the perfect gift for those new to CBD and interested in trying a variety of products; the Extra-Strength Bundle, for customers who use CBD products to relieve ailments or stress; and a Pet Lovers’ Bundle, for those who want to share the love with furry friends.
Each individual product includes condition specific formulations and are certified-organic, cruelty free, non-gmo, with all products made from industrial hemp, so there is no psychoactive effect. The extra strength bundle comes professionally gift wrapped and includes: 1500mg or 3,000mg CBD Oil (Vanilla or Peppermint), 1 Bag of Sour Neon Gummies & 1 Bag of Peach Rings, as well as 2 essential oil infused Bath Bombs (100mg each: Lavender & Jasmine).
Skin Research Labs 2020 Holiday Gift Set – $45 ($90 value)
The limited-edition 2020 Holiday Gift Set puts the award- winning neuBROW brow enhancing serum® at the center of your holiday season, bringing with it the warmest of love to the brows. Coupled with a elegant sequin bag and a beautiful Sheer Fashion Mask, the Skin Research Laboratories® 2020 Holiday Gift Set is sure to make the season merry and bright.
This season, treat someone special in your life to the gift of relaxation. With carefully curated body care and home scenting essentials, this bundle is key for unwinding after a long day with special moisturizing properties and beautiful scents. Enjoy their popular Moisturizing Antimicrobial Foam, Antimicrobial Hand Lotion, Mystic Pearl Perfume Spray, Mystic Pearl Body Butter, and brand new Wander Candle.
Made with 100% sustainably harvested Brazilian Kaolin Clay, this customizable mask is available in three formulas to match your skin’s natural pH and actively restore your skin’s natural balance. Choose from Red (Mature Skin/lifts and rejuvenates skin), Green (Blemish-Prone Skin/regenerates and purifies blemishes), Rose (Sensitive Skin/stimulates and regenerates sensitive skin). Brazillian Kaolin Clay removes waste, impurities and dead skin cells, reduces oiliness, provides a firming effect and increases skin elasticity. Easily customize your masking experience by mixing in any of the Teadora RAW products to match the needs of your skin.
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Made from ultra luxurious ingredients like coconut milk, kukui oil, and macadamia oil, these natural, handcrafted soaps are made for a range of skin types and needs. Try out a few, as well as different scent experiences with a mini soap kit-perfect for travel, gym, or by the sink for handwashing. These soaps are also made with 100% sustainable palm oil.
An aromatherapy scent that is known to balance hormones and relieve stress, Rose Geranium essential oil is blended into a body blend of organic oils and beneficial extracts for perfectly hydrated skin. Fast absorbing but with all day protection, this lotion will leave your skin feeling perfectly moisturized, silky, and never sticky. This oil is considered beneficial for all skin types, and is traditionally used to calm irritated skin and help balance oil production.