Ah, the busiest time of the year—we meet again. Every holiday season, I’m reminded that if I don’t start planning months ahead, I will always feel behind: on work, on planning social events, on my favorite TV shows, and of course, on my holiday shopping. Finding some much-needed calm is few and far between, and I know I’m not the only one. This year, I’m embracing it and making things easier on myself by shopping at one place for (most of) my holiday gifts: Dermstore.
Dermstore is the destination for high-quality beauty products. The best in skincare, makeup, haircare, body care, and more live on Dermstore’s site, and they make the perfect gifts for all of your loved ones. I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this year (some that I’ll even be gifting or asking for myself) that will score you major points with everyone on your list:
If you haven't introduced your mom to the magic that is Olaplex yet, beware that giving her this gift will result in nonstop raving for months (maybe years) to come. She'll get the chance to try the brand's top products, including full sizes of the No. 3 hair treatment and No. 7 Bonding Oil and travel sizes of the No. 4 shampoo and No. 5 conditioner.
Makeup is a traditionally hard-to-gift item, but Bare Minerals' classic powder foundation is always a safe bet. It's available in dozens of shades, but the lightweight formula makes it pretty forgiving if you're not positive on shade (and the Bare Minerals shade finder makes it even easier), and the formula is ideal for oily and dry skin types.
If your mom is all, "An oil? On your face?" like mine, this DHC option is a great gateway into the double cleanse. It's lightweight and rinses completely clean, leaving no residue or oily film on your face. It's ideal for all skin types and the perfect excuse to teach your mom more about what skincare looks like in 2021.
Sticky, goopy, drying, uncomfortable lipsticks are a thing of the past. Incoming: hybrid lip formulations that moisturize and protect lips with a touch of glossy pigment, like this one. This is a lip product you'll be excited to reapply throughout the day.
After all those late happy hours followed by much-too-early meetings, your work wife will understand the need for dry shampoo all too well. There's a reason this is heralded as one of the best dry shampoos on the market (it was passed around The Everygirl HQ like candy pre-COVID): It doesn't just cover up the oil, it actually makes your hair feel clean. We won't judge if you keep one for yourself.
Nothing feels bougier than a fancy hand cream, especially if it includes its very own turnkey to squeeze out every last drop. This one is in the classic Oribe scent (a sweet blend of bergamot, sandalwood, and jasmine) and comes in a super chic tube anyone will feel fancy pulling out of their handbag.
Try your hand at Sunday Riley's best sellers, like the Good Genes lactic acid treatment (loved by our editors and celebs), a vitamin C serum and oil, a silky cleanser suitable for all skin types, and a hydrating essence (that immediately disappeared from shelves when it was released last year based on its popularity). Favorite sibling award, coming right up.
The classic Bioderma micellar water is the French skincare item we'll never replace, especially after late nights when doing an oil cleanse is simply out of the question. For the sib who's always on the go, this will be a welcomed addition to their skincare routine.
For a gift that will truly impress, go for this luxurious set from Oribe. This includes a mini shampoo, conditioner, and dry texture spray, all from the famed Gold Lust line that's loved by celebrities, hairstylists, and editors alike. Plus, the scent is so intoxicating, they'll think of you every time they use it.
This super soft, blendable powder blush is ideal for the makeup expert or total newbie because it glides on with little to no blending required. Available in 11 different shades, you're guaranteed to find one that'll stand out in anyone's collection and on anyone's skin tone.
Whether they swear by the cult-classic Advanced Night Repair already or not, this eye serum is bound to get a solid "ooh" when opened. This will convince anyone to start using eye cream, thanks to its serum texture that feels lightweight yet so nourishing and soothing.
This gentle two-step peel is almost as good as going into the spa, which is why experts and skincare enthusiasts alike swear by it. In a matter of minutes, your skin is refreshed, smoother, and brighter. It's the perfect addition to your special occasion skincare prep—like an upcoming party, birthday, or wedding you'll inevitably drag your friends to.
Time to make up for all those late-night calls, like when you just finished that Colleen Hoover book and needed to sob to someone. These gold undereye masks will show your best friend that although you desperately need her in the late hours sometimes, you do understand the havoc it leaves on her dark circles. These make your undereyes feel soothed and moisturized, no matter what you were up to the night before (I also love them on long flights, and because they're gold, they're pretty chic).
Show your best friend you remember that one wild spray tan story she told you years ago (even better, that you experienced together) with a simple solution. This has a very fine mister that makes adding a slight bronze to your face super easy. They'll never have to worry about looking splotchy or streaky—just the golden goddess you already know they are.
Dermstore curated this gift set with minis of their top-selling products from huge brands like Skinceuticals (including my favorite moisturizer of all time), Sunday Riley, Ilia, Tula, and more. Complete in a clear Dermstore travel bag, you'll have a dozen new products to test in the new year—a beauty lover's dream.
The perfect gift doesn't exi—this facial toning device is just as good as getting a buzzy microcurrent facial like the stars, from the comfort of your own home. It reduces and prevents fine lines and wrinkles, firms skin, contours your cheekbones and jawline, and kills bacteria. It's a do-it-all device that we didn't think could get any better until we came across this set—complete with a carrying case and a full-size of the brand new hydrating activating gel and applicator brush.
There are a few standard products you can always find us recommending at The Everygirl—and Good Genes has topped our list for the last four years. This powerful lactic acid treatment reduces texture and fine lines and wrinkles, revealing a brighter, smoother, glowier complexion without having to tinker with a ton of different products. It's ideal for the skincare minimalist (or anyone who just wants damn good skin).
Newsflash: Your lips are skin too. One of the first areas you'll notice aging is your lips, which lose fullness over time. But keeping them moisturized and protected is the easy way to minimize those signs of aging and keep them plump as ever—and this balm is basically the best on the market. It uses hyaluronic acid and peptides to hydrate and plump lips—no injections required.
This post is sponsored by Dermstore, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.