The holidays are fast approaching and that means it’s time to start thinking of what to get for your wonderful friends and family (or maybe even for yourself!). Picking out the perfect holiday present can be a tricky task, but there’s one gift that everyone on your list is sure to love and that’s…skincare! While a trip to the medical aesthetics spa might not be a gift you can wrap up with a bow, it is one that even the most difficult to buy for will love. Even better, they make practical gifts that are exciting to receive (and use)!
There are plenty of services offered here at SkinONE that would make the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones. From your skincare obsessed friend to the low maintenance man in your life, everyone can use skincare gifts – whether it’s a product or a service. Ultimately it comes down to matching the right skincare gift to the right person. That’s why we’ve broken our gift guide down into age groups to make it easy for you to choose the perfect gift!
Gifts for Women in their 20’s:
Women in their 20’s are focused more on prevention than they are on treatment. This is the time to start using potent peels and the use of protective products that support the skin’s future health.
1. Chemical peels
Give the gift of a chemical peel this holiday season! Medical grade chemical peels work to improve the health of your skin through exfoliation and cellular stimulation. They are beneficial for any skin type or colour and can treat a number of skin conditions, from acne scars to large pores and dullness.
2. Laser Hair Removal
Smooth skin is always in! Not only does laser hair removal save them time, it can also save them money from the constant purchase of shavers or wax. Our Forever Bare BBL laser treatment is a non-invasive hair removal treatment that is safe for use on any part of the body. It is both fast and effective, with long lasting hair reduction for a wide range of skin types from light to medium.
Prevention is key in your 20’s and there’s no better preventative treatment than the daily use of sunscreen. One of our favourite SPFs is Colorscience’s Sunforgettable Brush-On SPF. It’s hassle free and compact, with a convenient easy to use portable brush. It’s the perfect gift for the busy 20-something woman in your life!
Gifts for Women in their 30’s:
This is the time to target those early signs of aging, with treatments targeted towards the first appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Prevention is also important for women in their 30’s, and a strong skincare routine is the best place to start.
Botox Cosmetic is a wonderful gift for anyone looking for a bit of rejuvenation. Botox improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows and crow’s feet. It’s quick, minimally invasive and is ideal for anyone looking to smooth the overall appearance of their skin. The effects of Botox gradually wear off after four to six months, so buy them a few treatments they can use throughout the year.
In your 30’s, you start to lose collagen in your skin. Microneedling is an excellent preventative measure to take as it increases collagen and elastin production. Microneedling involves tiny needles that pierce the skin, creating micro-injuries as it glides along the surface of the skin. This regeneration stimulates the healing process and leads to the formation of new collagen and elastin, which are essential for plumping the skin, increasing blood flow to the face and making the skin more elastic and firm.
3. ZO Daily SkinCare Program
The ZO Daily Skincare program is a collection of products that serve as the first line of defense against the natural aging process. It contains a cleanser, exfoliating polish, complexion renewal pads and daily power defense serum to help bring skin back to its most healthy, balanced state for a clear complexion, regardless of skin type.
Gifts for Women in their 40’s:
Treatments targeted towards fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots and improving the skin’s tone and texture are most important for women in their 40’s. This is the time when skin often starts to become more “dull-looking”, uneven and wrinkles start to become more noticeable than before.
1. Halo Fractional Laser
Give the gift of Halo! The Halo Fractional Laser treatment works on all ages, skin tones and types and is a great choice for those looking for an anti-aging treatment. With the Halo, two lasers work simultaneously to stimulate collagen and elastin in your skin to deliver a brighter, more even skin tone. It also works to improve the texture and tightness of the skin.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can help smooth lines and replenish lost volume in the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. They are an excellent choice for those looking to add shape and contour to the face, while simultaneously replacing lost volume. Dermal Fillers can address common concerns including lifting cheekbones, adding volume to the lips, smoothing deep under eye circles, decreasing the look of tired eyes, and softening static wrinkles.
3. ZO Anti-Aging Program
The ZO Anti-Aging Program is a collection of products used to treat and reduce the early or significant signs of environmental and chronological aging. The products included in this kit help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and work to promote a more even looking skin tone and finer pore appearance.
Gifts for Women 50+:
Women in their 50’s and beyond are looking for ways to counter fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate dryness and restore firmness to the skin. Women in their 50’s are most concerned with the loss of skin elasticity caused by the hormone-related loss of collagen.
1. Forever Young. BBL
The Forever Young BBL laser treatment reverses the signs of aging at the cellular level by targeting the genes associated with aging, resulting in younger looking skin. Forever Young BBL is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light device on the market. It treats skin concerns associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. Giving a gift of Forever Young means giving the gift of glowing skin!
2. Restylane Skin Boosters
Restylane Skin Boosters are a fresh approach to skin rejuvenation and are designed to improve skin smoothness, elasticity, and the overall appearance of the skin. They can soften fine lines, smooth acne scarring and stimulate the production of collagen. Restylane Skin Boosters are not just used for the face, they can also be used for rejuvenation in the neck, decolletage and back of the hands.
For those looking to firm up sagging skin, the Skintyte laser treatment is the one to choose. This treatment stimulates the production of new collagen and tightens skin by causing contractions of the tissues. The stimulation of new collagen helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while restoring elasticity to sagging skin. The Skintyte treatment can also be used in various parts of the body, including the eye area, neck, face, abdomen, and hands.
Gifts for Men
When it comes to skincare treatments, we can’t forget the men in our lives! They deserve a treat to help them look and feel their best. Unlike women who want treatments to help them look as young as possible, men tend to want a look that is rested, relaxed and comfortable. As such, the best treatments for men are those that enhance their overall look and help to revitalize the skin.
Just like it is for women, Botox Cosmetic is a popular choice among men. While it is often used for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be used to combat excessive sweating. It works by temporarily turning off the sweat glands in the treated area, providing relief from excess sweating. And the best place for Botox in Vancouver? SkinONE of course!
2. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
For those men in your life with thinning hair, PRP is the ultimate gift for them. PRP hair restoration uses your own platelet rich plasma to stimulate new cell growth. The platelets are injected into the scalp to improve circulation and encourage the growth of new hair follicles, helping hair grow where it is sparse or thinning.
When it comes to skincare, the important thing to note is that there is a difference between men and women’s skin, which means their skincare routine should be different too. Men make more sebum than women, often leading to oilier skin. They also have thicker skin, which means they can handle more potent ingredients. Men often overlook the importance of skincare but it’s just as important for them to have a consistent routine as it is for women. A basic skincare regimen that includes a cleanser, exfoliating polish and serum is the perfect base for his new skincare routine.
Take a look at the friends and family on your list and see if any of the treatments and skincare suggestions would work for them. Still can’t decide? A SkinONE gift card is always a great idea! Purchase one from us in clinic, or online!