Shop Holiday Skincare Gifts By Trend: Sustainable Gifts Everyone Will Love

by Christine Tusher November 20, 2022

Shop our biggest sale of the year

If you’ve been waiting until peak holiday shopping season to start checking people off your list, we feel you. Now is the time to get the best deals on holiday skincare gifts while they’re still in stock, and we’re here to help. 

Shop our Black Friday sale for  30% off sitewide plus a Free 10-Piece Mega Bag With Orders $75+ The offer is valid  11/21 - 12/4. Throughout the event, we’ll also be dropping new and exclusive value sets, with Clean Crew gaining access to shop each drop one day early. 

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So put on your coziest sweats, grab your fluffy slippers, and stake your claim on some prime couch real estate next to someone you love. Shopping on-trend skincare gifts for everyone on your list during our sitewide sale not only means big savings, it also means spending more time with your family this holiday weekend. Keep reading to learn how you can save while mastering eight key holiday skincare trends this season.

Holiday Skincare Trend #1: Dermatologist-Approved Ingredients

Freshly Launched: Derms Most Wanted ($142/$262 Value)

We understand that creating sustainable formulas and wrapping them beautifully in eco-friendly packaging isn’t enough. That’s why we formulate all of our skincare with science-backed ingredients, then supercharge them with our sugarcane-derived squalane for maximum efficacy.

This power-packed set includes four derm favorites for eyes and face to firm, nourish and moisturize your skin. Each product is full-sized, and the set also includes a cute headband to use during your skincare routine.

Shop Derms Most Wanted during our 30% sitewide Cyber Week promotion and get it for just $99 – that’s more than 60% savings compared with buying the individual full-priced products it includes.

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Holiday Skincare Trend #2: Barrier Repair

Squalane + Omega Repair Cream

We’re so glad that barrier repair became a hotly-discussed skincare issue this year. Caring for your skin’s moisture barrier (its protective layer of cells and lipids) is a must for healthy, hydrated, radiant skin. This is especially true during the winter, when dry air and colder temperatures can compromise your skin’s defenses.

Give someone special a gorgeous, jumbo-sized glass jar of our ultra-moisturizing Squalane + Omega Repair Cream this year. Plumping, hydrating omega fatty acids similar to what’s in your skin’s moisture barrier work to hydrate and restore your skin’s protective layer while hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and plumps. 

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Holiday Skincare Trend #3: Microdosing Skincare

Freshly Launched: Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Microdosing skincare involves the same general principle as the other kind of microdosing. It means using active ingredients either in smaller amounts, or releasing them into your skin more gradually. We opted for the second approach with the innovative encapsulated retinoids in our new Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Our groundbreaking formula reduces irritation by time-releasing our powerful retinoid actives into your skin over the course of 8 hours. The result: all the skin-smoothing, dark-spot-improving benefits of retinoids with a boost of squalane-powered hydration, not irritation.

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Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Holiday Skincare Trend #4: A Dewy Holiday Glow

Award-Winning Bestseller: Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Biossance Brand Ambassador Reese Witherspoon credits our Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil for her famously radiant skin, and with good reason. Our science-backed formula features an innovative form of oil-soluble Vitamin C that’s uniquely stable and incredibly gentle. Use it as the final step in your skincare to brighten and moisturize while sealing in active ingredients, or add a few drops to holiday makeup for a fresh, dewy look.

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Holiday Skincare Trend #5: Probiotic Skincare

National Eczema Association-Accepted: Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Our body’s many microbiomes are a trending topic right now as researchers learn more about how beneficial bacteria, microflora, and even viruses help  keep us healthy from head to toe. And with up to 1 billion microbes per square centimeter, the skin is no exception.

Foster balance within your skin’s microbiome by reaching for our Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. Our proprietary probiotic helps balance the skin’s complexion and improve clarity while minimizing the look of redness and irritation. Meanwhile our superhero squalane mimics the body’s natural moisture, delivering actives deep into the skin alongside weightless hydration.

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Holiday Skincare Trend #6: Going Au Natural

Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

In a beauty era that embraces healthy, hydrated, makeup-free skin, it makes sense that peptides are totally having a moment. With their proven skin-firming, bounce-boosting benefits, peptides are a must-have ingredient in your skincare routine at any age, making our peptide-rich Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum the perfect holiday skincare gift. 

In this ultra-hydrating serum, our innovative rapid plumping complex joins forces with three science-backed moisture boosters (hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, and squalane) to draw in moisture and flood skin with continuous hydration while encouraging collagen production to plump skin and add bounce.

Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

Holiday Skincare Trend #7: Mega Hydration

Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream Duo

Instead of relying on fad ingredients, skinthusiasts are increasingly turning to tried-and-true hydrators to plump and smooth delicate undereye skin. Deeply hydrate while smoothing crepey skin with our Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream. Our award-winning eye cream uses marine algae peptides, paracress extract, and our superhero squalane to reduce the looks of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering deep hydration. It also melts into skin, providing the perfect canvas for makeup.

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Holiday Skincare Trend #8: Skin Cycling

Squalane + Retinol Night Serum, Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

If you know someone who is new to retinoids or has sensitive skin, help them ease into using dermatologist-approve actives with skin cycling. 

Skin cycling is the snappy term coined by dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe to describe a four-night cycle of skincare routines. Here’s how to do it using Biossance products:

Night 1: Exfoliate with Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum

Night  2: Retinoid night with Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Night 3: Recover with Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

Night 4: Recover again

In theory, a skin cycling routine minimizes irritation and maximizes results by strategically incorporating only one active ingredient at a time overnight. When you wake up in the morning, your AM routine stays the same. Just be sure to include sunscreen, even on your recovery days.

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Need more gift ideas? Check out our gift guide by price point, explore freshly-launched sets, or head straight to our holiday gifting page.

Christine Tusher

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher


As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I’m excited to bring my passion for storytelling to Biossance as an Engagement Content Writer. Two things you should know about me: I have a deep love of the ocean (especially sharks) and I’m obsessed with clean beauty. My bathroom cabinet is literally overflowing with my many-layered sustainable skincare routine. This combo is what led me to buy my first bottle of Vitamin C Rose Oil. I was so impressed by the way it improved my skin that I wanted to shout this brand from the rooftops. Three years later, and here I am doing just that. I’m excited to be on this journey of clean beauty innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you here on the blog.

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