Wait, how many days left until Christmas?!
If you’re anything like us, you’re starting to feel that nagging annual pressure of purchasing the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Nothing is more stressful –especially when time is of the essence – than attempting to select presents that feel authentic, personal and unique to family and friends.
If you’re looking to step outside the “gift” box of the usual gift cards, mail-order munchies or bath sets, consider introducing loved ones and cherished coworkers to the gift of professional skincare.
In essence, you’ll be giving something that most everyone wants to receive (Is there anyone against healthier, more beautiful skin?), yet they may be reticent to buy for themselves.
And the best part about amazing skincare is that everyone – yes Mom, Dad and your teenage niece – can benefit.
We’ve compiled some ideal Control Corrective skincare picks to wrap up for everyone on your shopping list here:
FOR Mom: Control Corrective Anti-Wrinkle Face & Neck Cream, $104
While she may pride herself on being the household momager and matriarch, that doesn’t mean she wants to publicly display her decades of family dedication on her face. This advanced peptide-based cocktail featuring the greatest hits of anti-aging ingredients will keep her youthful by easing the appearance of wrinkles, evening out pigment and firming and tightening the skin. Ideal for all skin types.
FOR Dad: Control Corrective Calming Balm, $36
Dad may not be a fan of fuss, but he can’t argue with the facts. The American Academy of Dermatology says that 78% of men have experienced irritated skin, post-shave! Give him this simple, soothing balm enriched with hydrocortisone and Shea butter to help decrease inflammation and counteract dehydrating shaving cream foam agents. His softer skin will surely promise more kisses under the mistletoe this year.
FOR Husband: Control Corrective Gentle Facial Wash, $28
It’s hard to separate a man from his bar of soap, but the dirty secret about this old-fashioned cleansing method is that it strips skin of essential natural oils and isn’t pH-balanced for the face, resulting in serious dehydration for your favorite dude. Help him break ties with his favorite bar by gifting him this aloe-based foaming cleanser that’s all muscle when it comes to removing dirt and grime from skin’s surface while still maintaining essential moisture.
FOR Best Girlfriend: Control Corrective Instant Holiday Glow Kit, $44
Best friends don’t let best friends have bad skin, especially when holiday parties are on the horizon. She’ll owe you big time for helping her secure an amazing, age-ambiguous glow with this complete collection featuring some of Control’s most coveted products, including its Gentle Facial Wash; Sensitive Skin Enzyme Mask; Smoothing Repair Gel; Firming Tri-Peptide Serum; and Anti-Aging Lotion with Peptides. Plus, it comes in a super cute, waterproof cosmetic bag.
FOR Teenage Sister or Niece: Control Corrective Skin Balancing Starter Kit, $33
She may be thinking more about selfies than her skin at this point, but teenage hood is an ideal time to start a skincare regimen. Help get her acclimated to a skin-benefiting routine (that will make her selfies standout) with this Starter Kit ideal for all skin types that features antioxidant-rich, high-performance Control products, including the Gentle Facial Wash; Ceramide Daily Cream; and Hydrant Stabilizer.
FOR Yourself: Control Corrective Sensitive Skin Enzyme Mask, $49
Let’s be honest, the holidays can be a tad crazy stressful, so treat yourself to this “vacation in a jar,” that softens and calms irritated skin on contact, amps up hydration and renews skin texture. Apply, sit back and relax for 10 minutes a few times a week – after all, you’ve already found the perfect presents for everyone on your list!
What’s on your skincare wish list this year?