Everyone would probably agree with me that we need beauty products that work. Form and function really must go hand-in-hand for the perfect beauty gift. Let's get started, shall we? Here are my top three picks that should be on everyone's holiday gift list.
Good Skin & Clear FaceThe hustle and bustle of a woman's busy schedule leaves little time to repair skin or de-clutter pores at the dermatologist's office. Heck, I barely have time to read all my emails, nevermind fancying some alone-time with my esthetician! One easy way to deal with enlarged pores, acne blemishes, and pollution wreaking havoc on skin is the Clarisonic Mia. Since the day this massage cleansing brush came out on the market, I could feel a change in the air. I recommend using this in place of a harsh exfoliant any day. Priced at $199 online with Peninsula Beauty, the investment in this preventative care product is most definitely a win for you and a win for your wallet.
I started using Use Me Product's Moisturizer for Fine Hair this past summer. It took a few months, but now I'm in love, and it's definitely the kind of love that lasts. This conditioner smells like nothing on the market (because it is botanical and light) and really gives your hair a health boost. The trick (which, like any new love, takes time to get used to) is to keep it off the roots. I was so used to just putting a glob of conditioner on my head that I had to remind myself to separate my damp strands one by one, and rub in the moisturizer from about an inch from the roots on down. Now...it's amazing. And we've been in love ever since. Priced at $29.99, you get a refillable BPA-free bottle, a vegan organically-based product, and part of the purchase goes to 1% for the Planet.
Another functional and tech-y gift is called the NuFace Trinity Pink and is for skin tightening, It is a mini-facelift tool recommended for age 35 and over. We can deny many things about our lives and get away with it, but aging is rarely one of them. This gadget, at $325, uses microcurrent radio waves to stimulate facial muscles. Does it work? It would seem so; results are instant. The trick here is to develop a long term relationship. Over time, these instant results stay longer, and one does retain a more youthful look. Can anyone say "Instant Gratification Win"?
What is your your beauty wishlist? Have you tried any of these products? Feel free to leave responses in the comment section below!
Mel B. is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru, a writer of all things beauty, and Founder of www.AskASalon.com, where Beauty Pro's connect, network, and answer questions for savvy women wanting the best beauty information. When she's not working, you'll find her hanging with her family in Pacifica, CA, or just contemplating life with walks along the beach, typically with a Rockstar energy drink in hand. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.