Sure, you like to find candy in your stocking… but a pack of face masks is sweeter for your skin and self-care routine. Especially when it’s under $50! The holidays are here, and there’s plenty of affordable skincare products to go around - as there’s no greater Christmas gift than moisturized, youthful, and glowing skin. Beat winter dullness with the right serums, hydrate like a holiday dream with rich moisturizers, or do all of the above with a sheet mask - with a side of self-care. You and your loved ones deserve to feel merry and bright this season, and you’re in for a major holiday glow up with these skincare gifts under $50.
B-chill. B-glowing. B-Hydra. Give your skin a moisture boost for the holidays with this Drunk Elephant must-have - which 90% of MIRA BEAUTY guests agree is extremely hydrating, and 97% say is brightening. B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum is the tall glass of water your skin needs, with nourishing ingredients to protect and perfect. Pro-vitamin B5 locks moisture into the skin and keeps it in place throughout the day, improving the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helping to protect against all the things that are bad for your skin. Pollution, stress, the breakout that just happened right before the virtual Secret Santa gift exchange… it’s no match for B-Hydra. This lightweight serum also contains an antioxidant complex of watermelon/apple/lentil to deliver all day hydration and fix the appearance of dull or uneven skin, giving you a radiant complexion that’s brighter than the holiday lights. Get the serum that 90% of the MIRA community agrees is good for acne, and 95% say is lightweight - just a couple things to get you through the cold days.
When it comes to seasonal skin care, brighter is always better. Why not turn up the glow with one of the best eye creams, and skincare products, under $50? Saturday Skin is known for their nourishing skin care products that leave you looking luminous, and Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream is no exception. Formulated with Avocado Protein Extract to hydrate and protect the skin’s moisture barrier, Date Seed Extract for antioxidant-rich vitality, and a Cha-7 es Complex peptide formula - you’ll have all eyes on your eyes. Whether you’re in your 20’s and looking to prevent future crow’s feet (like Zendaya!,) or need to give your mature skin a lift like Jennifer Lopez. 100% of MIRA guests agree that Wide Awake has incredible anti-aging properties, and it’s one of the best skincare gifts under $50 for the K-beauty enthusiast.
We have nothing but love for Lancôme, especially around the holidays. While the brand’s skincare products are generally on the pricey side, you can still do a light splurge and give the gift of exfoliated skin, at just $39. Rose Sugar Scrub is infused with real sugar, rose water, and acacia to gently exfoliate - pulling impurities from within the skin to unveil a glowing complexion. Once the dead cells, blackheads, and oil are gone, that’s when you’ll notice petal-soft skin and even texture that only the iconic French brand could create. Exfoliation is everything during the colder months, and you’ll be feeling like Emily in Paris with one of our favorite French girl skincare gifts under $50.
If you’re looking to feel like an influencer for the holidays, look no further than this Tatcha favorite. Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is beloved by Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic, iluvsarahii, Jonathan Van Ness and countless other beauty gurus - and we definitely see why. This spray-on moisturizer is formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to leave skin dewy and dreamy. A proprietary complex of Okinawa Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid delivers hydration and helps your skin retain and rebuild moisture - whether you spray on Luminous Dewy Skin Mist before or after applying makeup. Silk extract and Squalane help moisturize and nourish your skin even further while creating a dewy finish that keeps skin hydrated and looks flawless on camera. Which definitely makes sense when you consider that Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is Kim Kardashian’s fave. Use it to lock in makeup for the virtual holiday party, or give your bare face a natural glow for Zoom calls!
Anybody who has experienced the flakiness and excessive dead skin cells around the winter (AKA, all of us) knows the power of detoxing. That’s why you should definitely find the Dirty Detox mask by bareMinerals under the tree this year. It’s made with four types of Clay - Moroccan Rhassoul, French Green, Brazilian Green and Spanish Coastal - to detox and clarify. Each is made with tons of minerals and nutrients to absorb excess oil and balance complexion, and get help from Papaya Enzyme for extra exfoliation. These ingredients let you put your best face forward for all the holiday parties, and 100% of MIRA reviews say that Dirty Detox makes your skin look natural and glowy.
Your favorite antioxidant in one power-packed serum. You only need a few drops a day to keep the winter dullness away, and you’ll notice your most youthful, vibrant, and holiday-ready skin shortly after adding this Mario Badescu skincare product to your routine. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for health and wellness - as it adds brightness, evens out skin tone, smooths the complexion and even works to increase collagen production and heal acne. Sadly, this antioxidant is not produced naturally by the body… and as tragic as it is, it’s also an excuse to buy more serums. MIRA guests say Vitamin C Serum is ideal for all occasions: chilly winter days when your skin is starting to look dull, all-nighters that make your delicate under eyes a bit puffy, or an acne breakout that seemingly came from nowhere. Vitamin C is key, and you’ll understand why with this Mario Badescu skincare gift under $50.
It’s definitely not your typical face mask, and that’s exactly what makes Matcha Detoxifying special. The green color isn’t just Christmas-esque, it also symbolizes the Matcha Green Tea in this formula that detoxes and purifies your pores. Alongside Kombucha and Witch Hazel to minimize pores and absorb excess oil, and Organic Cactus Elixir to hydrate and calm down redness. This stick formula provides you with all the purifying skin benefits in just 5-10 minutes - without the dryness or “tight” sensation that often comes with traditional clay masks. Unique and innovative, the Milk Makeup way… and an excellent addition to your winter skincare routine.
Sure, makeup has been minimal for most of 2020, but skincare became your new best friend. And you deserve to end the year with nutrient-rich, glowing skin - courtesy of your new favorite cleanser from Youth to the People. Superfood is basically the definition of green beauty - made with cold-pressed antioxidants to cleanse, purify, and brighten your skin. Kale doesn’t just belong in your workout juice, it’s also rich in phytonutrients and vitamins C, E, and K that leave you with a radiant complexion. You’ll also get a little help from Spinach, the lightweight skin-soother with cooling properties and essentially fatty acids to condition and nourish, plus powerhouse antioxidant Green Tea to reduce signs of aging and protect against environmental damage. While it’s beloved by all skin types, the Superfood Cleanser is especially helpful for those with combination skin, helping to balance out skin tone and refine pores even when your complexion can’t seem to make up its mind. Pair this cleanser with other products from Youth to the People, like the Air Whip Moisture Cream and Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream, to uncover the power of clean beauty and help defeat even the worst issues of winter skin.
The holidays are a beautiful time, but they’re also pretty stressful. You need the right products that keep your skin from freaking out, even when you are, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with one of the best skincare gifts under $50 from Glow Recipe. As the name suggests, this cream is packed with potassium-rich Banana to hydrate and heal your stressed skin. It also contains Magnesium to calm down and rebalance while protecting the health of the moisture barrier, and K-Beauty favorite Centella Asiatica for even more healing power. Whether you’re dealing with breakouts, inflammation, or flakiness… this Glow Recipe favorite is guaranteed to have you looking like a snack for the holidays.
Shoutout to the 20-something who keeps insisting that they don’t need to start their anti-aging routine yet - you do, and this is the perfect skincare gift for you. Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture provides 8 hours of luxurious, lightweight moisture - and a clinical study by Murad showed that 92% of participants reported an improvement in fine lines after 1 week. Ready to start slathering it on, yet? This moisturizer features a Collagen Support Complex to boost skin's vitality and plumpness, Retinyl Palmitate and Shea Butter to improve texture and tone for major softness, and a fruit oil blend for major hydration. And speaking of which, we can’t forget Hyaluronic Acid… the natural substance that provides major moisture and fixes basically all your skin care woes. Hydro-Dynamic is the perfect moisturizer for the winter, but it also follows you through every season - especially if you have dry skin!
One of the biggest winter skincare tips? You can never have enough Vitamin C Serums, and it's a very bright idea to stock up on this bliss favorite. Pun intended. Bright Idea is packed with a powerful, non-irritating form of Vitamin C to add glow, even out your complexion, and diminish the look of dark spots. You'll also get a Tri-Peptide to boost skin's natural elasticity, Licorice Root Extract calm skin and protect against free radicals, and Glycerin to enhance hydration. All in one bliss-ful, citrus-scented serum that you'll love for the chilly days.
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