Don’t wait until peak holiday shopping season to start checking people off your list. 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. 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. Here’s our guide to choosing effective, luxurious on-trend skincare gifts this season.
Holiday Skincare Trend #1: Biotech Beauty
Proven-effective, biotech-bred replacements for less sustainable natural ingredients have the beauty industry abuzz, making biotech beauty arguably the biggest trend in skincare right now. As a company founded on our sustainable super-moisturizer, squalane, we couldn’t be more excited about this sea change.
Our award-winning Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer is the perfect example of biotech innovation at work. Our scientists used fermented lemon peel to create a natural alternative to other brightening agents, which can sometimes irritate skin. They combined it with a uniquely gentle version of Vitamin C to deliver instant radiance alongside long-term improvement in the look of uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. In consumer studies, 100% of participants saw brighter, more radiant skin.
Holiday Skincare Trend #2: Dermatologist-Approved Ingredients
Vitamin C Power Trio $72 / $122 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.
Dermatologist-recommended vitamin C is the star of this transformational trio, which helps visibly brighten, smooth, and hydrate your skin. This power-packed set features three antioxidant-rich bestsellers: Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer, Vitamin C Rose Oil, and Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum.
Holiday Skincare Trend #3: Barrier Repair
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.
Holiday Skincare Trend #4: A Dewy Holiday Glow
Award-Winning Bestseller: 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.
Holiday Skincare Trend #5: Probiotic Skincare
Advanced Reformulation: 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.
Promote a diverse and healthy microbiome with our advanced reformulated Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. Our first-of-its-kind formula includes encapsulated probiotics that burst upon contact with your skin, delivering live probiotics exactly where they’re needed. In consumer studies, 94 percent of participants reported visibly smaller pores after just one use, and 97 percent reported clearer skin after four weeks of use.
Holiday Skincare Trend #6: Glass Skin
Glass skin is dewy, flawless, and pore-free. Dramatically improve the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven texture with our Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner. Our alcohol-free toner uses white willowbark extract to gently but powerfully exfoliate and decongest pores. Meanwhile, caviar lime extract works its alpha hydroxy magic to gently exfoliate dead cells from the surface of your skin. All this happens without over-stripping thanks to our sugarcane-derived squalane, which balances the skin and leaves it smooth and hydrated.
Holiday Skincare Trend #7: Skin Flooding
Glow Forth Set $62 / $120 value
In a beauty era that embraces healthy, hydrated, bouncy skin, it makes sense that our bestselling serum went viral on Tik Tok this year. Beloved by influencers as “natures Botox,” our Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum combines hyaluronic acid and ectoin to draw in moisture and flood skin with continuous hydration while copper peptides encourage collagen production to boost elasticity and bounce.
Flood your skin with continuous moisture with our Glow Forth Set. It includes three of our bestselling hydrators including: Omega Repair Cream, Marine Algae Eye Cream, and Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum (aka “Nature’s Botox”).
Holiday Skincare Trend #8: Skin Cycling
If you know someone who is new to retinoids or has sensitive skin, help them ease into using dermatologist-approved 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 Serums:
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.
Holiday Skincare Trend #9: Microdosing Skincare
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 innovative 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.
Holiday Skincare Trend #10: The Everything Shower
Smooth Start Body Set $28/$34 value
The Everything Shower trend aims to get all your selfcare done in one fell swoop. Take your bathroom spa experience on the road with travel sized versions of our body care collection Emerge from your bathroom spa experience feeling smooth, hydrated and refreshed with our Smooth Start Body Set. This complete body care ritual includes: Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub, Caffeine Toning Body Cream, and 100% Squalane Oil.
Holiday Skincare Trend #11: Makeup Prep
Makeup Prep Must-Haves $26 / $60 value
With the pandemic behind us, it seemed like the whole world was updating their makeup routine this year…with a little help from social media, of course. Many people quickly noticed what pro makeup artists have said for years: Great makeup starts with healthy, nourished skin. Our Makeup Prep Must-Haves Set includes mini sizes of our two top-performing moisturizers that hydrate and firm skin, creating a flawless, perfectly primed canvas for makeup. Skin will drink up both the hydration and moisture from this nourishing duo, making your complexion optimally prepped and primed. This set includes: Gift Size Vitamin C Rose Oil and Travel Size Omega Repair Cream.