Contained within the cheerful red box are, without a doubt, our three standout products from the skincare line. A full-sized bottle of the line’s cult favorite PreCleanse sits alongside 1.7 oz. bottles of Special Cleansing Gel and Multi-Active Toner. Believe us when we say these three products are all you need to reveal fresh, glowing, absolutely GORGEOUS skin.
What we love most about all three of these products is that they’re so light and gentle — not a harsh chemical or stripping agent in sight. Each is perfect for all skin types — trust us, our skin is uber-sensitive, and we’ve never broken out from any of these three! The toner helps to tighten pores and hydrate the skin; PreCleanse liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface with kukui nut, borage seed and rice bran oils; and the Special Cleansing Gel is a concentrated, soap-free cleanser designed to remove all impurities from the skin. (Side note: we love using the Special Cleansing Gel with our Clarisonic Mia.)
So, in a nutshell? This kit contains our three hero products from Dermalogica. Why not check it out?
The Dermalogica clean and refresh kit retails for $34 at dermalogica.com. This is an amazing deal when you consider the PreCleanse retails for $34 on its own!
And that’s not the only thing these two scrubs have in common! No, both The Body Scrub by Sara Happ in Vanilla Bean and the Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Vanilla Verbena Sugar Scrub are formulated with — you guessed it! — vanilla. The scent that just always reminds us of our grandmother’s freshly baked cookies is present in both rich, fragrant body scrubs and really helps to bring a homey feel to our hot showers.
You’ll find that both of these scrubs are rich, thick, lush … totally and completely perfect for skin in need of a little extra moisture and nourishment.
Sara Happ’s has kukui nut, macadamia and sweet almond oils in addition to sizable sugar crystals — it goes on a bit rougher than its Bath & Body Works counterpart, so we recommend saving it for the tough-to-moisturize areas like knees, elbows and ankles.
If smooth, silky skin is what you’re after (and, let’s be honest, who isn’t?), you’ll die over the scrub from Bath & Body Works. Sugar crystals combine with sunflower, safflower, sweet almond and jojoba oils to create an unbelievably rich, sensual experience — and it’s just a bonus that your skin will be softer than ever before.
The Body Scrub by Sara Happ in Vanilla Bean is available for $46 at sarahapp.com. Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Vanilla Verbena Sugar Scrub retails for $16 at bathandbodyworks.com.
Caswell-Massey Cucumber Eye Pads
There’s nothing more cooling or refreshing than cucumbers on your eyes. And especially during the stress of the holiday season, why not treat yourself to these uber-adorable cucumber pads?
$12 for 24 at apothica.com
H20+ Sea Marine Spa Trio
Shower Cream, Sugar Scrub, Body Cream, even a pouf — this set thinks of it all, doesn’t it? Plus, we love the cooling scents of fresh eucalyptus and green mint.
$25 at h20plus.com
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
Scared of looking too shiny in your holiday photos? Never fear … Boscia’s blotting linens are here! One of these babies and your skin will be dewy, not greasy.
$10 at sephora.com
Jennifer Ouellette Covered Button Satin Pony
We can’t think of a better way to accessorize our ponytail than with this super-chic holder from one of our very favorite hair accessory designers.
$25 at lockandmane.com
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Mint
Give your eyes a subtle wash of green shimmer with this gorgeous glittery hue.
$20 at bobbibrown.com
Sarah Happ Red Velvet The Lip Scrub
Truth be told, we can’t get enough of lip scrubs by Sara Happ. This delectable one tastes exactly like red velvet cake — and leaves your pout kissably soft and smooth.
$24 at bathandbodyworks.com
Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers Nail Polish
Can you honestly tell us there’s a polish more apropos for the holiday season than this glittering, sparkling red? Whatever you say, we’re going to disagree with you.
$18 at deborahlippmann.com
mark Lip to Be Square Lip Tint in Sheer Red
Give your lips just a hint of color with this fun cube of gloss!
$7 at avon.com
Mary Green “Kiss Me” Silk Satin Sleep Mask
Every gal needs her beauty sleep … and what better way to get it than with this cheeky sleep mask from celeb favorite Mary Green?
$16 at marygreen.com
Votivo Red Currant Color Candle
With notes of red currant, vanilla bean and golden fruit glaze, it’s easy to see why this candle is a cult classic.
$25 at votivo.com