Holiday shopping is all about finding the perfect gift for the special people in your life. And even though those big-name items under the tree are important, the small stocking stuffer gifts can prove just as useful. This is particularly true if you're buying for a cosmetically inclined friend or family member-- someone who loves to ahead of the curve when it comes to skin care and looking their best. With this in mind, here is New Image Specialists' handy list of the Top 10 Stocking Stuffer Cosmetic Products for 2012.
Clinique Holiday Compact: The skincare and cosmetics experts at Clinique are offering a delectable Strawberry Fudge Holiday Collection this year, complete with a makeup compact, mascara, lip color and lip liner. Also, with a purchase of this collection, you receive a free mini Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Just another thing to add to their stocking.
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup: Referred to as the skincare makeup, Jane Iredale’s line of products promotes healthy skin through ingredients that are truly beneficial. You can select products from any of her ranges, but if you are aiming for something seasonal, you can purchase the graphite refillable compact decorated with a Swarovski crystal. Any PurePressed Base or PureMatte makeup can be used in the compact.
Clarisonic Plus Skincare System: Give your loved one the ability to get a refreshing facial at home with any of Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems. The kits come with a cordless Clarisonic tool, detachable brush heads for normal or sensitive skin, trial sizes of the cleansers and refining polish. They come in a variety of styles and colors, and you can even get them engraved with the gift recipients name.
Carol’s Daughter Lotions: This year give the gift of naturally sweet face and body lotions from Carol’s Daughter. The Beauty Butter Duo and the Almond Cookie Shea Soufflè treat dry, parched skin by penetrating deep within the dermis, leaving skin velvety soft and smelling great.
Sara Happ Lip Scrub: Taking care of lips is essential this time of year, especially with the cold, dry conditions and, of course, all the kissing under the mistletoe. Stuff stockings with Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub, a lip exfoliant that eliminates dry flakes and leaves lips supple and smooth. It comes in a variety of holiday flavors like Peppermint, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa and Cinnamon Sugar. Grab one for all your close friends and family.
Burt’s Bees Men’s Travel Kit: For the busy man in your life, whether your dad, husband or brother, try Burt’s Bees Men’s Travel Kit. It’s a perfect cosmetic stocking stuffer, a take-anywhere kit that helps men maintain healthy skin on the go. The products in the kit are made from natural botanicals like Sunflower, Coconut and Vitamin E, so men can cleanse, shave and invigorate their skin no matter where they are.
L’Occitane Fleur Chérie Collection: Give the gift of Provence with L’Occitane’s new Fleur Chérie makeup collection. This line features seasonally rich shades and powders that give skin an even texture and radiant glow. Perfect for the holiday season, or any other time of the year.
Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Collection: Anyone who pulls this out of their stocking this year will have a relaxing spa experience ahead of them. Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Bath & Body Collection is a blend of aromatic scents that make any bathing experience great. Dermatologist tested, Crème de Pistache’s coconut and oat ingredients gently cleanse skin without stripping away essential oils, while the proteins provide a layer of protection to keep skin safe.
Cover Girl and Olay Simply Ageless: Always a crowd pleaser, Cover Girl cosmetics has teamed up with Olay to introduce one of the best anti-aging makeup lines this year. Simply Ageless Foundation hides fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously moisturizing skin, making it feel smooth and fabulous.
Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Skin Protectant: Named the best Iconic Beauty Item by Cosmetic Executive Women, Elizabeth Arden’s 8-Hour Skin Protectant keeps working for a full eight hours to reduce the appearance of fine lines and keep skin looking bright and youthful.
This holiday season, give the gift of healthy skin and radiant beauty with these stocking stuffer cosmetics. Anyone would be happy to pull one of these products out of their stocking.
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