With Christmas practically knocking on our doorstep, there are those who have put off their gift shopping until the last possible second.
There are also those who only have a few coins left and may therefore be in the market for new loot themselves.
We’ve put together a gift guide of beauty and skincare items you might want to give to a loved one (or even yourself) this festive season.
Christmas Gift Guide
Vitaderm range of products
As well as looking for gifts for others this month, we may need a little help after indulging in all the good things over the holidays.
From afternoons in the South African summer sun to staying up late drinking alcohol, there’s no denying that our skin could be affected.
Ruan Winter of South African skincare brand Vitaderm says there are small things we can do to moderate our skin’s response to these outside factors.
Vitaderm is a skin care brand that has been around for two decades and the brand combines cutting edge ingredient technology with advanced nutriceuticals to offer a range of skin care products that are easy to use and deliver visible results.
Allow around R320 for a single item and around R750 for a range of products that come in gift boxes.
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Lelive product range
Lelive (pronounced leh-lee-veh) was founded in 2020 by South African actress and influencer Amanda Du-Pont.
According to the brand’s official website, the range has been developed by expert formulators alongside Lelive’s dedicated social media community to create skincare that’s truly made in Africa.
“Our mission is to create skincare that is clean, simple, effective and affordable while celebrating what makes Africa unique.”
Skin care is currently on everyone’s lips worldwide and products are in demand like never before.
Expect to spend between R300 and R2,000 on individual Lelive products or sets of products.
Lancôme is a French luxury perfume and cosmetics house that sells products internationally and is part of the L’Oréal Luxury Products Division.
The brand recently brought acclaimed international makeup expert Sheika Daley to South Africa to speak to an exclusive collection of Key Opinion Leaders, beauty press and VIP clients.
Guests enjoyed the opportunity to learn from one of the most in-demand make-up artists in the global entertainment industry against the backdrop of the chic 5-star luxury hotel The Westcliff Four Seasons.
Sharing her insider tips and tricks with the French luxury beauty brand on the face of self-confessed Lancôme girl Shudufhadzo Musida, Sheika shared valuable advice for a successful career in the fast-paced beauty world.
One of the two gems that The Citizen was introduced to was the Advanced Gentrifique Youth Acting Concentrate, available in most South African luxury beauty shops for around R1,800.
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Another gem that The Citizen’s Beauty Desk loves is the Lancôme Long-Time No-Shine Loose Setting Powder.
With a hot Christmas set in the middle of summer and long days spent with family, this setting powder would be a welcomed gift for the beauty lovers in your life.
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Super Moisturizing Lotion
Just before the festive season began, local retailer Clicks held its annual beauty extravaganza, this time dubbed Clicks Beauty Playground, and it’s one of the best places in South Africa for beauty lovers to get acquainted with the latest trends and hottest products for the festive season .
One such product is Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Super Hydrator Lotion.
This product “is an easily absorbed, rejuvenating facial moisturizer with a lock-in-moist formula intended for frequent use”
Best of all, it contains Super Hyaluronic Acid™, Collagen and Retinol – everything a beauty lover needs. And it will only cost you R260.
Sofn’free hair mask and curl lengthening gel
This brand has been releasing new products for women with all hair types over the past few years, and the latest offerings that we love are their Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil and Rosewater hair mask.
The brand promises the gel prevents shrinkage, stretches natural curls with definition and maintains a shine without crunching. “It’s the perfect way to achieve gravity-defying, hydrated curls.”
Products retail for around R80 at Clicks.
Playgirl stamp and liner
A recently released product from Playgirl, this product features a wing tip stamp on one end and a felt tip liner on the other, with a promise to help you “get precise lines every time.”
This makes a great gift idea for the people in your life who love a good liner and want to spend less time trying to achieve the winged tip look, or those who are just too scared to try because they’re scared have that they could not get it right.
This item will not cost you more than R200 at Clicks.
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Avon Justine Solartec Skincare sun protection
No beauty gift guide would be complete without a little sunscreen.
Avon Justine has a lightweight, non-sticky sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 for high-level, broad-spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays.
This particular sunscreen is fortified with provitamin B5 for extra hydration and comes in a handy pump for easy application.
It’s also fragrance-free, which is perfect for people who don’t respond well to scents.
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