It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner and it’s almost time to start thinking about gift giving. Perfect for the skincare and beauty lover, the following anti-aging skincare gift sets are some of the best available in 2020.
These anti-aging skincare gift sets feature some of anti-aging skincare’s over-the-counter heavy hitters: ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, peptides, and exfoliating/hydrating acids like glycolic, lactic, and hyaluronic acid.
These products will address issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin texture, and dullness. Just remember that while these products won’t perform miracles, most can make a noticeable difference and will set you or your recipient on the right path of taking care of your skin.
Regardless of whether you are shopping for yourself or your friends, colleagues, relatives, moms, sisters or daughters, (and let’s not forget dads, brothers, or sons), these skincare gifts and kits are ideal for the beauty lover. Remember that taking care of your skin now will pay off in the future and you will appreciate the time and money spent on products like these.
NOTE: Most of these collections are LIMITED EDITION, so if you are interested, you may not want to wait to purchase. I never know when they will sell out so I am publishing this post as early as possible for holiday shopping!
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What’s In It? Cleanser, Eye Cream, 2 Face Creams
LIMITED EDITION? YES!
It Cosmetics Celebrate Confidence in Your Skincare Anti-Aging Set is a limited edition holiday skincare set that includes the #1 anti-aging prestige moisturizer in America – Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. This set of skincare products is formulated for all skin types, but those with dull and dry skin will really benefit from these products.
This set includes:
Full Size Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer (2.0 oz): This best-selling face cream contains collagen, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacin, shea butter, vitamin E, and peptides that to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It moisturizes, plumps, and evens skin tone.
Travel Size Confidence in a Cleanser (1.7 oz): Sulfate-free and soap-free, this gentle cleansing serum removes makeup, dirt, and oil without disturbing your skincare barrier for super soft skin.
Travel Size Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream (0.5 oz): This luxurious night cream has a lavender scent (and shade). It is formulated to improve the appearance of the 5 of the top signs of aging skin, Fine Lines, Dryness, Loss of Firmness, Dullness, and Tired-looking Skin, in 7 nights use!
Deluxe Confidence in an Eye Cream (0.17 oz): This eye cream has an apricot tint to color-correct and brighten the appearance of dark under-eye circles and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all while hydrating your delicate under-eye skin. Some of the many active ingredients include a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado, ginseng, collagen, peptides, green coffee, green tea, hyaluronic acid, and squalane.
I love all four of these products. The cleanser is one of my favorite prestige brand water-based cleansers…it’s creamy and gentle on your delicate skin barrier. Confidence in a Cream has been one of my favorite daytime moisturizers for years. It really works and leaves a gorgeous natural finish. Confidence in an Eye Cream is rich and creamy and ideal for daytime wear under makeup thanks to the apricot tint. Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream is hydrating, soothing and aromatherapy all-in-one with it’s calming and sleep-inducing lavender scent. Perfect for dry skin.
WHAT’S IN IT? Essence, Serum, Eye Cream
LIMITED EDITION? Of course!
Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Set showcases Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex (see this post for some great dupes), a best-selling anti-aging serum. I’ve gone through several bottles of the serum over the years because it makes a noticeable difference in my skin. I also love the pretty box that comes with this set!
This set includes:
New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, (1.7 oz full-size): The serum is the focus of this gift set. Inspired by discoveries in the field of epigenetics, the serum, which was first launched 38 years ago, has undergone an upgrade using Chronolux Power Signal Technology to help repair the appearance of fine lines and other signs of aging brought on by environmental aggressors.
Patented until 2033, the serum still has a quick-absorbing non-greasy oil-free texture. Hyaluronic acid provides up to 72 hours of hydration and your skin barrier is strengthened in only 4 hours after application. A micro signaling molecule helps boost collagen. With prolonged use, pores appear smaller and skin appears firmer and skin tone is more even. Designed for visible age prevention!
Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery (0.17 oz deluxe travel size): Supercharged with 10X Concentrated Repair Technology. This gel creme reduces the appearance of key signs of eye aging such as fine lines, dryness, and puffiness. It hydrates for up to 24 hours with hyaluronic acid and it’s antioxidants shield from free radical damage for 8 hours. It also brightens dark circles in only 3 weeks of use.
Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion (1.0 oz deluxe travel size): This product is an essence-in-lotion that contains probiotics to protect the skin from environmental stressors, and provides skin barrier repair and anti-inflammatory benefits. A peptide helps smooth wrinkles and hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin. This essence won’t clog pores and is formulated for all skin types. Fragrance-free.
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WHAT’S IN IT? Cleansing Balm, Face Serum, Retinol Cream, Face Cream, Exfoliating Booster Powder, Compact Mirror
LIMITED EDITION? You bet!
Drunk Elephant Dewy: The Polypeptide Kit will help fight the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and will hydrate while providing a beautiful dewy finish for all skin types. These five products create a skincare routine starting with the Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. Follow with B-Hydra Serum for hydration, A-Passioni Retinol Cream for anti-aging benefits, and then Protini Polypeptide Cream (full-size) for more anti-aging benefits and to seal in moisture. (If used during the day, be sure to follow with a sunscreen.)
This kit contains:
A-Passioni Retinol Cream (0.33 oz/ 10 ml): Contains 1.0% vegan retinol, peptides, vitamin, and superfood-rich ingredients, and soothing plant oils including Drunk Elephant’s standout antioxidant-filled Virgin Marula Oil. Formulated to improve uneven skin tone and texture and defend against damage from UV rays, free radicals, and pollution.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ( 0.16 oz/ 5 ml): Formulated with pro-vitamin B5, pineapple ceramide, and lentil-apple-watermelon complex, this serum is a savior for dry skin. It’s lightweight and will plump fine lines.
Protini Polypeptide Cream (1.69 oz/ 50 ml): This protein moisturizer contains a slew of anti-aging powerhouse ingredients including signal peptides, growth factors, supportive amino acids, and pygmy waterlily. It will help improve the look of skin tone, texture, and firmness.
Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser ( 0.77 oz/ 22 g): Melt away makeup, dirt, oil, and sunscreen with this oil-to-milk formula. Can even be used on water-resistant makeup around your eyes. It is formulated with fruit extracts and oils that are rich in antioxidants. This cleansing balm contains an African oil blend of marula, baobob, kalahari melon, mongongo and ximenia.
Bamboo Booster (0.06 oz/ 1.7 g): This bamboo and charcoal powder gently exfoliates dead skin to reveal brighter smoother skin. Add it 1-2 times per week to Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter cleanser to create a customized physical exfoliation.
Bonus: Compact Mirror
WHAT’S IN IT? Toner, Face Serum, Eye Concentrate
LIMITED EDITION? Yep!
Lancome Glow Baby Glow – Hydration Radiance Bestsellers is a three-step glow routine set that works to tone, hydrate and reduce the signs of aging.
This set includes:
Lancome Advanced Génifique Anti-Aging Face Serum (1 oz/ 30 ml): This serum is the anti-aging star in this set. It contains 10% Bifidus Prebiotic to strengthen and protect the skin’s delicate moisture barrier. Other notable ingredients include hyaluronic acid, vitamin C & ceramides to target the 10 key signs of aging such as fine lines & wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin texture. It improves skin radiance in 7 days.
Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate (0.67 oz/ 19 ml): This brightening eye serum is rich in bifidus extract and has a 360-degree cooling and flexible massage applicator to reduce the appearance of under-eye wrinkles, under-eye bags, and eye puffiness. It even works to strengthen eyelashes for increased vitality and density. It’s safe to use on sensitive eyes and can also be used on eyelash extensions.
Lancome Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner with Acacia Honey (6.7 oz/ 200 ml): Did you know that this toner is the #1 prestige brand toner in the world (per Lancome’s website)? This toner is formulated with hyaluronic acid, acacia honey, and sweet almond oil that creates a milk-like texture that is easily absorbed. The toner removes any residual post-cleanse makeup, dirt, and oil. Skin is quickly hydrated and the skin’s luminosity is improved.
WHAT’S IN IT? Lactic Acid Treatment, Face Oil
LIMITED EDITION? No
Sunday Riley Sunday Riley Power Couple Kit is a power duo skincare treatment kit that combines exfoliating lactic acid and smoothing trans-retinol ester. The result? Radiant, moisturized skin with improved texture and more even skin tone. Plus, the appearance of dark spots and other discolorations are diminished.
This set includes:
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment (0.5 oz/ 15 ml): Possibly my favorite skincare product of all, this exfoliating treatment uses lactic acid to sweep away dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin with improved clarity. It’s been clinically proven to plump fine lines and wrinkles in as little as three minutes. I can always tell when I’ve used Good Genes: my skin unfailingly looks better!
Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil (0.5 oz/ 15 ml): This facial oil works overnight to improve the appearance of wrinkles, redness, pores, and dark spots while supporting elasticity. Trans-retinol ester provides the benefits of retinol without the irritation that usually comes along with traditional retinol. Blue Tansy and German Chamomile soothe the appearance of surface redness. The blue oil turns transparent once sufficiently massaged into the skin.
WHAT’S IN IT? Cleanser, Face Serum, Eye Cream, Face Cream
Limited Edition? No
Algenist Pure GENIUS Collection Kit showcases Algenist’s anti-aging biotechnology that targets the signs of aging. Alguronic acid is the stand out ingredient in these products. It is a patented compound from microalgae that supports the visible reduction of fine lines, deep wrinkles and improves the skin’s resiliency, elasticity, and firmness. All this in as little as 10 days.
This kit includes:
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser (1.5 oz/ 45 ml): This cleanser combines alguronic acid and microalgae oil. The cleanser turns into a silky oil once applied to skin. When water is added, it turns into a milky emulsion that washes away long-wearing makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities. It rinses cleanly leaving skin nourished and hydrated.
Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen (0.21 oz/ 6.2 ml): This vegan collagen treatment serum works to improve skin’s bounce and resilience and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains Algenist’s patented alguronic acid to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Active vegan collagen improves skin texture and tone and 13,000 beads of microalgae oil hydrate and improve skin radiance. Omega-3, -6 and -9 smooth the skin and vitamin E’s antioxidant properties protect from free radical damage.
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream (0.21 oz/ 6.2 ml): If you are looking for an anti-aging eye cream, this is a good one. It firms and lifts the upper eyelids, improves elasticity, brightens dark circles, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Active ingredients include alguronic acid, plant collagen, Persian silk tree extract, and kigelia Africana fruit extract.
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream (1 oz/ 30 ml): This vegan collagen-infused moisturizer will reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and firm, smooth, hydrate and brighten the skin. It contains Algenist’s patented alguronic acid made from algae to address the signs of aging, microalgae oil for hydration and radiance and vegan collagen to strengthen the skin and improve texture and softness.
WHAT’S IN IT? AHA/BHA Peel Pads, Face Serum, Face Cream
LIMITED EDITION? Absolutely!
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Peel. Glow. Be Merry. is the perfect anti-aging skincare gift kit for the holidays. The AHA/BHA daily peel pads have been one of my favorite treatment products for many years. They are so easy to use and will reveal brighter skin and reduce the appearance of pores in a flash. This kit also includes a vitamin C serum and collagen cream. Three no-fuss effective anti-aging products that will get to work on all the signs of aging and will reveal smooth and hydrated skin.
This kit contains:
21 x Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel: This two step AHA/BHA peel pad is patented and pre-dosed with seven acids (including glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pores, and shine. Step 1 contains the acids, while Step 2 contains retinol and resveratrol for even more anti-aging benefits. These are great for travel too!
C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum (1 oz/ 30 ml): This gel serum contains 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), collagen amino acids, and a proprietary energy complex containing superoxide dismutase, CoQ10, carnitine, and niacinamide. This serum works to reduce and prevent the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and wrinkles while firming the skin.
C + Collagen Deep Cream ( 0.5 oz/ 15 ml): This rich and hydrating cream also contains 3-O vitamin C technology, and is boosted by soothing oils extracted from camellia japonica seed, sunflower seed, and rice bran. These oils support the skin’s barrier and reduce trans-epidermal water loss.
What’s In It? Face Serum, Eye Cream, Toning Mist
Limited Edition? Totally!
Caudalie’s skincare product formulations are so elegant and this set includes some of their best-selling cult-favorite anti-aging products. The star of Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Skin Firming Set is Caudalie’s Premier Cru The Eye Cream, which is nicknamed “photoshop for the eyes”. Its rich and luxurious texture is to die for. The set also includes smaller versions of Premier Cru The Serum and their best-selling Beauty Elixir.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream (0.5 oz/ 15 ml): This eye cream is formulated with ingredients from Caudalie’s three signature patents: resveratrol (for lifting and firming), Viniferine (for brightening) and grape seed polyphenols defend against environmental aggressors. It also contains natural pearlizers and soft-focus powders to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum (0.33 oz/ 10 ml): Like the eye cream, this serum also contains Caudalie’s three signature patents: resveratrol, Viniferine, and grape seed polyphenols. The rose-scented serum targets cells to improve collagen synthesis and the effectiveness of creams applied after the serum. Niacinimide balances the skin, is an anti-inflammatory and helps to protect from hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and UV damage.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir (1 oz/ 30 ml): This cult-favorite toning mist is formulated with grape extracts and clarifying ingredients for radiance and luminosity. Ideal as a setting spray between layers of makeup, it will reduce dullness and provide a smooth finish. It is infused with rosemary, mint, and rose organic essential oils. It can even be used as an aftershave for men.
WHAT’S IN IT? Face Wash, Shave Cream, Face Moisturizer
Limited Edition? Definitely!
Clinique For Men Daily Age Repair contains a trio of daily age protective formulas for men. These products will hydrate, revitalize and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, dullness and uneven skin texture.
This set includes:
Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash (1.7 oz/ 50 ml): This face wash uses charcoal to draw out dirt, oil, and other impurities that can clog pores. The formula creates a gentle lather and will purify and detoxify the skin. Allergy-tested and fragrance-free.
Clinique For Men Cream Shave (2 oz/ 60 ml): Perfect to protect against razor drags and nicks while shaving, this cream contains a form of antioxidant vitamin E, moisturizing glycerin, and soothing aloe barbadensis powder. Menthol provides a cooling sensation.
Clinique For Men Anti-Age Moisturizer (3.4 oz/ 100 ml): The anti-aging star in this trio, this moisturizer works to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dullness while maintaining the skin barrier with peptides, shea butter and hyaluronic acid.
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Final Thoughts on the Best Anti-Aging Skincare Gift Sets of 2020
These anti-aging standouts are just a taste of some of the amazing skincare gift sets available in 2020. There are many more fantastic brands that manufacture really effective skincare products, but I’ve used many of these and know they will produce results.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your favorite anti-aging skincare brands? Drop me a line in the comments…I’d love to hear your thoughts on all things anti-aging!
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