Skin Care Tips and Trends

Give the Gift of Good Skin: Gift Ideas For Everyone on Your List

Glowing skin is always in—especially around the holiday season. This Christmas, give the gift of good skin with our round-up of gift ideas for everyone on your list. From the friend who is forever globetrotting, to the one who is a vegan activist—we’ve got you covered. Plus, you can save time by shopping them all online! P.S. Don’t forget about the most important person in your life… you ❤️

Skincare Gift Ideas for the Foodie

We all have that one friend who knows the hottest restaurants and the benefits of every superfood on the market. Why not give them a gift that speaks their language?

We’re talking the ELEMIS range of superfood masks, mists, facial oils, and exfoliators. With ingredients like avocado, chia seed oil, and bilberry, they (and their skin) will love you for it.


For the Vegan

Veganism is all about being kind—not just to animals but also to the planet. This Christmas show your plant-based friends (and their skin) that you support them and their mission with these gifts that are perfect for vegans.

The brand stands for skincare ingredients and their range of super-powerful skincare products is 100% vegan certified by the Vegan Society, and never tested on animals. Not only that, but for every sale, they donate a percentage to Greenpop’s efforts to plant trees and empower communities to care for their planet.

For the Trendsetter

You know that friend that’s always ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion and ideas? Show them that you also know what’s hip, hop, and happening by surprising them with the next big thing in skin care.


The Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask is taking over Instagram. It detoxifies and brightens your skin while extracting pollutants and nasties. It also assists in the removal of acne and pimples. The secret is in the power of Australian clay. Now do you see why it’s world famous?

The FOREO LUNA mini 2 is a facial spa massager and cleanser in one. It’s a super-sonic skincare weapon because it reaches down deep into your pores to wash away 99.5% or dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Beauty bloggers love it, and so do the Beauty teams over at Elle, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan.

For the Modern Man in Your Life

We’re willing to bet that your partner, brother, father-in-law—whoever—will be impressed by Jack Black’s no-nonsense approach to face care.

For the Beach Babe

You’re convinced she’s a mermaid because she spends more time with her toes in the sand than on land. Let her know her secret’s safe with you by spoiling her with a gift fit for a sun goddess.

No beach babe’s skincare routine is complete without an exfoliator, a vitamin C serum, and sunscreen.

Exfoliating once a week as part of your nighttime routine helps get rid of dead skin cells and create a more even, long-lasting tan.

Vitamin C, when used in conjunction with sunscreen, amplifies UV protection.

For the Traveler

Is it the dry plane ride? Maybe it’s the change in climate? Whatever it is, it’s not always easy to keep your skin happy when you’re jet setting. Here are our picks for travel-friendly skincare products.

For the One Addicted to Lip Balm

Everyone has that friend who always has lip balm handy. Keep her stocked up with our list of lip treatments—from balms to correctors (and everything in between).

For the Friend Who Has Everything

Last but not least, our incredible SkinMiles Gift Voucher makes the perfect low-stress, last-minute gift for the man or woman who has everything. Write a personal message, choose any amount, and send on the date of your choosing. It’s that simple.

Stocking Stuffers 🧦

Shop these stocking stuffer gift ideas under R250.

May your skin glow as bright as the holiday lights! 🌟

Yours in skin,

Dr Alek and the SkinMiles Team

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