Holiday Gift Guide: Luxe Skincare Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Luxe Skincare Edition

          It's the most wonderful time of the year! Of all the holidays I celebrate, Christmas has to be my favorite (...closely followed by Thanksgiving). Growing up in Singapore, my family was not Christian or even vaguely religious, yet Christmas time was always about giving and sharing with your nearest and dearest. My siblings and I would put up a tree full of decorations yearly and fill the bottom with presents for one another. And let's not forget the lovely (chocolate) Yule log cakes I always looked forward to!

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          This year, Key To Radiance is doing our first gift guide ever, and I've partnered with my friends at Fresh and Darphin to bring you this amazingly pampering, luxe skincare holiday gift guide! All these items are actually things that I use day-to-day, and you might have even seen some of them on my personal Instagram at some point... I've obviously tested them with my all-around dry and hyper-sensitive skin and they do not irritate. Whatever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Chrismukkah, I can guarantee that whoever is lucky enough to receive these products would love using them for a long time to come!

  Right:  A limited edition Darphin box designed by Nicolas Ouchenir using watercolors. Just so pretty!  Top:  The usual gift box in its beautiful signature robin egg's blue hue.

Right: A limited edition Darphin box designed by Nicolas Ouchenir using watercolors. Just so pretty!
Top: The usual gift box in its beautiful signature robin egg's blue hue.

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Parisian 🇫🇷 Flair

Short of going to France, these Darphin treats make you feel like you've just bathed yourself in the spas of Hautes-Pyrenees. I'm especially loving the Ideal Resource Radiance Cream — its soft, soufflé-like texture penetrates deeply into the epidermis and provides great hydration (when paired with facial oils), as well as lending a soft natural glow to skin.

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Travel Perfect

The rose water hand cream, nourishing oils, and cute eye mask also makes for a wonderful in-flight relaxation resource. A few drops of the Chamomile Aromatic Care oil certainly helps with sleeping while 35,000 ft up in the air.

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Dry Skin Secret Weapon

This cleansing oil works just like my favorites from Korea, cleaning deeply without stripping dry skin of its natural moisture. It's one of my new faves!

 I've been a big fan of the Crème Ancient line — just check out my post on their  Honey Mask ! — and the Soft Cream (right) does not disappoint. I pair it with the Seaberry booster (top) for a potent humectant to keep dry skin smooth and soft in winter!

I've been a big fan of the Crème Ancient line — just check out my post on their Honey Mask! — and the Soft Cream (right) does not disappoint. I pair it with the Seaberry booster (top) for a potent humectant to keep dry skin smooth and soft in winter!

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Polish, Sparkle, Shine 

This face polish is gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin, while packing quite the punch. I haven't felt skin so smooth since winter started!

 

          I hope you found something amazing for your lucky gift recipient! When in doubt, get them all. LOL. Happy holidays!

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