By Candice Sabatini
Every woman wants gorgeous skin and these luxury skin care products from countries where they take both skin care and luxury seriously, will absolutely make her swoon. C’mon, be the Santa she wants you to be.
From Japan, the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is their signature product as well as their award winning best seller. It’s a huge favorite amongst skin care aficionados. The brands patented Pitera is a clear liquid that contains vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The easy to apply soothing liquid smoothes skin and makes it super soft, refines texture, gently exfoliates, prevents dryness and improves the appearance wrinkles. This year, their limited edition bottles and packaging are done in a beautiful artisan design inspired by Suminagashi, aka ‘floating ink’ design, which is a form or Japanese marbling. Choose between red, blue or green artwork. A real collector’s item. Price: $229. For 7.8 ounces
From Switzerland, and created with Swiss precision the coveted La Prairie skin care collection will score you a lot of points when she unwraps the Ultimate Anti-Aging Essentials Set. Trust me, every woman wants La Prairie and this gift won’t disappoint. It contains: 1.7 ounce Anti-Aging day cream with SPF 30, 1.7 oz Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster and .1 oz Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Contour Cream packaged in an elegant silver keepsake box. Price $425.
Available: Bloomingdales (Note: Bloomingdales is offering extra bonus products with purchase. Check out their website for details)
From France, since 1947 Orlane has been a tradition amongst women who really take care of their skin. Orlane continually stays au courant in their research laboratories and their B21 Bio-Energic complex has been a favorite since its launch a few years ago. The B21 Extraordinaire Introductory Gift Set is perfect for those not familiar with the line, or for those who love it and would enjoy a great set of the products. The kit contains: 1.7 oz Extreme Line-Reducing Re-Plumping Cream, .5 oz Youth Reset Complex, 1.7 oz Vivifying Lotion, and 1.7 oz Vivifying Cleansing Care. Price $250. (value $400.)
Available: Lord and Taylor