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Valentines Day Gifts for the Skincare Lover In Your Life

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Jan 21, 2021
Valentines Day Gifts for the Skincare Lover In Your Life

Love your skin with these Valentine's Day gifts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and there’s always the traditional gifts - cards, candy, all the kisses. But there’s also another thing that’s better for your skin and soul than a box of chocolates… you guessed it, it’s skincare. There are plenty of gorgeous presents to deliver to your beloved on the holiday of love, especially when they’re a skincare junkie. Face masks, cleansers, hydrating moisturizers… and seriously, did we mention face masks? Since we’ll be staying home for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s the perfect chance to give your significant other (or best friend, or mom) the gift of self-care. The best at-home facial products will let them soak up all the love and Hyaluronic Acid, while a charcoal soap will pull impurities from the skin as they enjoy a relaxing bubble bath. With their favorite heart-shaped bath bombs, of course. As February 14th quickly approaches, you should shop all the best gifts for a skincare junkie on MIRA BEAUTY.

Rose Sugar Scrub by Lancôme, $39

Rose Sugar Scrub by Lancôme
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We have nothing but love for Lancôme, especially around Valentine’s Day. And this pink-tinted, sweet-smelling facial scrub is the perfect way to unclog your pores and get that Zoom-ready glowing skin. Rose Sugar Scrub is infused with real sugar, rose water, and acacia to gently exfoliate - pulling impurities from within the skin to unveil a rosy, radiant 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. You need a smooth and sparkling canvas for your date night makeup looks, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with Valentine’s Day gifts by Lancôme. 100% of MIRA guests say that Rose Sugar Scrub is brightening, pore-minimizing, and provides redness relief!

Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics, $49

Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics
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Two things you always need on Valentine’s Day, and also just in general? A boost of major confidence, and a healthy flush of naturally rosy, glowing skin. And you’ll get both with the Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics. This hydrating product is enhanced with rosy tone pigments to enhance your skin’s vitality - stimulating surface cell renewal to add a boost of brightness, improve skin texture, and gently exfoliate. All the things you need to brighten up your look for V-Day! In addition to rosy pigments, this moisturizer also features iris root, peony extract, aloe leaf juice, squalane and other skin-nourishing ingredients - providing your most soft and glowing skin. Give one of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts that 97% of MIRA guests agree evens out skin and brightens, while 94% say it’s anti-aging and hydrating.

Lip Sugar Scrub by Dior, $34

Lip Sugar Scrub by Dior
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We can’t stress this enough - if you’ll be kissing somebody on Valentine’s Day, you need to be prepared. Like, with one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to exfoliate the lips and leave them smooth, moisturized, and plump. Lip Sugar Scrub by Dior is as elegant as it looks, and you’ll have major Emily in Paris vibes all the time with this luxury makeup splurge in your pocket. It’s made with grains of sugar to melt away dead skin and intensely moisturize your lips, and leaves you with a smooth canvas for maximum color impact (red lipstick for Valentine’s Day makeup, anyone?) and lips that feel soft, sweet, and always smoochable. Just like you exfoliate your face each week to remove impurities, doing the same with your lips will make all the difference in your beauty routine. Let the real French girl beauty magic begin as you revel in newly soft and hydrated lips before applying your best lipstick. And be sure to meet your own personal Gabriel for a kiss on Valentine’s Day!

Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II, $139

Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II
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If you want to feel really fancy for Valentine’s Day, the Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II will certainly do the trick. Sure, it’s pricey… but there’s a reason that people can’t stop talking about this award-winning J-beauty face mask. It’s drenched with a high concentration of Pitera, a blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to accelerate the natural surface rejuvenation process. As a result, you’ll get the “crystal clear” skin that countless beauty publications and influencers can’t stop talking about. Even if you’re used to getting an in-spa facial massage that shows you how to get glowing skin in preparation for date night, this face mask is a close second that will give you that lit-from-within glow.

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
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As one of the most popular Glow Recipe products that once had a waiting list of 5,000 people, you could say that Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is the product that started it all. By “it,” we mean the brand’s highly popular line of watermelon skin care that’s developed a cult following on social media and beyond. Did we mention that it’s also the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the skincare lover in your life? These products are bright-pink, smell super-sweet, and provide the glowing skin that looks gorgeous on Zoom. But seriously, we’re especially fond of the sleeping mask. It’s formulated with Watermelon Extract to hydrate, deliver essential vitamins, and fight wrinkles and free radical damage - working its magic while you sleep for a refined and radiant complexion. The moisture magic continues with Hyaluronic Acid, quenching the most thirsty skin with 1,000 times its own weight in water, as Pumpkin Extract and AHA’s work together to exfoliate and repair. No more dead skin cells or damage from environmental stress… just you and your most glowing skin from this cult favorite by Glow Recipe. Give one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to your skincare enthusiast friends, and watch as their face lights up in more ways than one.

Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist by Herbivore Botanicals, $32

 Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist by Herbivore Botanicals
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Looking for a celebrity-approved beauty product to complete your Valentine’s Day vibe? We’ve got you. You see, Zendaya’s beauty routine consists primarily of affordable and drugstore products. She lives for Mario Badescu, and takes her role as an ex-Covergirl spokesperson very seriously. However, if you have the urge to splurge on luxury skincare in 2021, this facial mist by Herbivore Botanicals is what gives Zendaya her naturally rosy and radiant glow. Perfect to set the canvas for your Valentine’s Day makeup! It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich Rosewater to hydrate, soothe, and reduce redness - while Hyaluronic Acid provides moisture and Hibiscus Flower Extract softens the skin. Just a few spritzes will leave the subtle, “I woke up like this” glow that Zendaya is known for - as she’s a natural beauty in every way. Give your skin the love and luminosity it deserves with the Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, which also happens to be a favorite skincare product in Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness’s beauty routine!

Rose Gold Moisturizer by Rodial, $250

Rose Gold Moisturizer by Rodial
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Your Valentine’s Day makeup needs a friend, and it’s this opulent moisturizer by Rodial. Formulated with regenerative bioactive extract, white rose fresh cells, Vitamin C and 24 carat gold technology, this anti-aging cream works like a dream on your skin. Reduce and prevent the formation of fine lines while loose skin gets a lift and you’re admiring your most youthful complexion. And while the price tag may seem a little scary at first, we promise that it’s worth every cent. You get to literally slather rose gold radiance across your face while getting a beautiful head start on your anti-aging skin care routine, and this moisturizer also makes a great primer for all your full-face Valentine’s Day makeup looks. Apply a bit on your skin before foundation, plus rosy highlighter and blush, to produce the best makeup looks that show up flawlessly on Zoom and stay locked in place for hours. Or if you’re on a budget, just add it to your V-Day wishlist for babe!    

Acne Healing Dots by Peace Out, $19

Acne Healing Dots by Peace Out
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Listen, it doesn’t only happen in the movies. There’s a very real chance that you could wake up a couple days before Valentine’s Day with a major zit, one that you definitely don’t want showing up on your HD laptop camera. The solution? Invest in the best acne spot treatments as early Valentine’s Day gifts, like the Acne Healing Dots by Peace Out. These dots aren’t just zit-zappers that gorgeous beauty influencer Desi Perkins swears by, they’re a bit famous in the beauty world. Acne Healing Dots are made with salicylic acid, vitamin A, and aloe vera to treat and prevent breakouts while soothing the skin, and provide a healthy self-care session in the process. It’s the first acne spot treatment of its kind to “combine hydrocolloid polymer technology with an active anti-acne ingredient to minimize breakouts overnight,” and that’s why you need Acne Healing Dots as your pre-Valentine’s Day emergency treatment. Simply apply a few patches to your face and watch as your zits essentially disappear overnight - no messy creams or cleansers required.

Rose Lip Balm by Mario Badescu, $8

Rose Lip Balm by Mario Badescu
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Mario Badescu is your go-to brand in the summer, when you embrace your inner VSCO girl and get glowing the brand’s facial sprays. But the best Mario Badescu products work for every season, and your lips will be feeling petal-soft with the Rose Lip Balm. Not only is this $8 essential one of the most affordable products on this list, it’s the best way to keep your lips soft, moisturized, and smoochable as you prep for Valentines Day. It’s packed with nourishing butters and oils that melt right into your lips - including Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E - and guarantee that you’ll never feel flakey again. Give the gift of lip balm to your loved ones (or yourself!) for Valentine’s Day, as it keeps your pout perfectly moisturized and smelling like roses!

Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum by Fresh, $59

Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum by Fresh
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There are plenty of reasons why you should try the Rose Deep Serum by Fresh. Firstly, the bottle is simply magical and super pretty. But it’s also one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts, ever - leaving your face feeling refreshed, radiant, and fresh as a daisy. Or should we say, a rose. This serum contains plant-derived squalane, water phase, and oil phase to protect against moisture loss while helping to soothe, calm, and hydrate - in addition to treating issues like dullness, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. 96% of community users say that Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum is ideal for sensitive skin, while those with this skin type agree that it’s incredibly lightweight and evens out your skin tone with ease. It’s not always easy to find a serum that’s both gentle and effective, but you’ll always have glowing skin that’s ready for Valentine’s Day with this Fresh favorite.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution by The Ordinary, $7

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution by The Ordinary
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A beauty product isn’t truly a cult favorite these days until it’s trending on TikTok, right? Just kidding… kind of. But you’ll soon see why AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution by The Ordinary is a viral sensation, and one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to exfoliate and brighten the skin better than your favorite Instagram filters. The blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s) exfoliate the skin and unclog the pores, leaving you with a bright and breakout-free complexion. And don’t worry about this solution being too harsh on your skin, either - as it contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. Hence the deep red color that’s a major fit for your Valentine’s Day makeup vibe. Give your skin the love it deserves with this holy grail product by The Ordinary, approved by Gen Z and a regular in skin-fluencer Hyram Yarbro’s skincare routine!

Shop all the best skincare gifts for Valentine's Day on MIRA.