skin care gifts

Looking for gifts for your favorite moms on the go? Choose pampering, practical beauty buys that help her feel and look amazing every day, even when she’s sleep-deprived! If you’re looking for the perfect list of pampering items for busy moms, check out these skincare must-haves:

Beauty or Blemish Creams

Beauty or Blemish creams (BB creams) are all-in-one essentials that often combine moisturizer, SPF, concealer and foundation in one magical tube. Moms on the go can cut down their beauty routine time by using BB creams as the perfect base for a five-minute face solution. Most BB creams come in a variety of shades and price points.

Tinted Moisturizers

Don’t confuse tinted moisturizers with bb creams…these aren’t the same! Tinted moisturizers are just what their name claims—moisturizers with a tint of color. Many of these products also include sun protection. However, every tinted moisturizer is formulated a bit differently. Some offer an oil-free formula that is suited for those prone to breakouts, while other formulas may be more hydrating.

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Natural Oils

While it may seem odd to put oil on the face and body, some beauty experts swear by oils for skin hydration. Coconut oil has become the darling of the beauty world, and the yummy tropical scent of unrefined coconut oil adds to the beauty bliss. But be warned…coconut oil isn’t ideal for all complexions. The oil may clog pores adding to acne issues.  For sensitive complexions, give a gift of argan oil products. Argan oil can be found in many beauty products, from hair care to cosmetics and, of course, skincare essentials.

Exfoliating Essentials

All skin types have different needs, and some women need to exfoliate more than others. There isn’t a simple answer to how often you should exfoliate, but when you do exfoliate, don’t go crazy with trying to slough off that dead skin. When putting together a gift basket of skincare goodies, choose scrubs that are ideal for the sensitive skin on the face.  And look for products that don’t contain microbeads…which can wreak havoc on the environment.

Redness Relief

For moms who try to shave in a split-second to save time, give the gift of redness relief! A quick dry shave or speed shave during a shower? Never a good idea. Grab up skincare items for her that offer soothing ingredients like aloe, oatmeal and natural moisturizers. To help reduce the appearance of redness, especially when it’s caused by razor bumps, use a skin care product like ours that will be sure to work after each shave!

Moisturizers

Sometimes the best gift is a great moisturizing lotion that smells like a dream. If she’s sensitive to certain fragrances or has allergies other sensitivities, look for natural and/or unscented products.

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Homemade Body Scrubs

Handcrafted gifts can be a cute alternative…yes, even for beauty items. Homemade scrubs are often made with simple ingredients straight from your pantry. Package these yummy DIY dreams in a cute jar and decorate with grosgrain ribbon.

Skin Cleansers

Some lines of skin cleansers actually may be used on both the hair and body. You can find a wide range of scented cleansers and many lines also include unscented varieties. Offered at both high-end boutiques and discount stores, there are products for every price range and lifestyle. Go luxe or opt for budget beauty.

Tools of the Trade

When shopping for beauty gifts, don’t forget the tools! Rough feet may need the help of a pumice stone. Or add colorful body poufs or natural sponges for extra pampering.

Bath Bombs

Sometimes a hot bath solves everything when you’re a stressed-out mom! Buy her fun bath bombs that explode with colors, add moisturizers or even throw glitter into the bath!

This holiday, treat the busy moms on your list to pampering beauty gifts that will save her time and keep her skin looking amazing! Bonus points for including a “Free Babysitting” coupon as part of her perfectly pampering present.

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.