In 2020, we would love to focus on self-love and self-care (self-partnership?) as much as possible. Whether this means taking yourself out shopping or ordering pizza, make more time for yourself and the things you like doing. So if you’re headed into 2020 Valentine’s Day solo, don’t stress. Grab yourself some chocolate and flowers, settle in with some TV, and reward yourself for making it through the first part of the year with the gift that keeps on giving — skincare! Disclaimer: This is a gift guide for everyone, whether in a relationship or not. Dating someone with a 15-step skincare routine (morning and night)? We have some ideas for you. Or, if you’re attempting to subtly prompt your significant other into adopting a little more skincare into their routine, this gift guide is packed with essentials that can help needy skin level up.
Viking Beauty Certified Organic Day Cream $46
We love this easy, everyday moisturizer from Viking Beauty. A good day cream is necessary to keep your skin healthy and protected to take your face through whatever the day might bring you. This one uses Nordic ingredients like sea buckthorn (the only plant that contains omega-3, 6, 7, and 9) and cloudberries (which contain more Vitamin C than oranges!).
Kudarat Daisy Blossom Green Tea Serum $60 (on sale!)
If you’ve been looking to add a serum to your skincare rotation, don’t pass up on this one from Kudarat Skincare. It brightens, soothes, moisturizes, and helps to even skin tone and texture, all in one product. Also, a little sale never hurts!
Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist $19.99
Yes, oftentimes skincare mists and sprays can feel like they do absolutely nothing for your skin and contain mostly tap water. Mad Hippie’s Nutrient Mist, however, is different. The 18 active ingredients in the spray help reduce skin discoloration, lock in moisture, fight wrinkles, and more. Check out more information on the ingredients here.
Province Apothecary Radiant Body Oil $58 (or $28)
The winter weather and dry air are rough on our skin from head to toe. This body oil helps to protect and nourish even the most sensitive skin with their custom blend of relaxing antioxidants and natural oils. P.S. If you think you might be getting some extra fun this Valentine’s Day (or any day), you might want to check this product out too.
Luxe Beauty Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Face, Neck, and Hand Moisturizer $39.95
The ingredient hyaluronic acid continues to dominate the skincare world, and for good reason. If you don’t know what hyaluronic acid is, think basically a water blanket for your skin. One molecule of the acid holds up to one thousand times its weight in water. This lotion is also packed with active ingredients, no fillers here!
Luxe Beauty Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer (Travel Size) $24.99
If you’re lucky enough to have a wintertime vacation coming up, you might want to pack one of these to keep your skin healthy and hydrated during your travels. TSA-friendly and hydrating without clogging pores. It comes in a variety of scents too.
Luxe Beauty Skincare Skin Detox 4 in 1 Cleanser
Coming from someone who is very iffy about multi-use products, especially when it comes to skincare, this product actually makes good on its promise. A signature blend of oils removes makeup and cleanses the skin, pineapple and papaya enzymes exfoliate with the help of added Vitamin C, while herbs and licorice extract help tone. Needless to say, if you are going to buy one gift for yourself, this may be your best bang for your buck.
Innersense Beauty I Create Waves Salt Spray
This spray from one of our absolute favorite hair care brands, Innersense, works on all hair types to create texture and natural-looking volume. Ingredients like aloe vera and amethyst powder take this salt spray up a notch. A few sprays and you’re good to go for the day!
Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet
This best-selling, hydrating-but-matte lip color makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for yourself or pretty much anyone. Their shade range will suit any style and skin tone!
Silk Therapeutics Body Enrich Moisturizer
The perfect go-to body moisturizer. One of the ingredients is activated silk, a combination of silk protein and water that promotes skin firmness and smoothness! We love this to combat winter dryness if you’re stuck in a cold climate like us.
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette
High-quality, pigmented eyeshadows are hard to come by in the “clean beauty” industry. Aether Beauty nails it with their beautiful and blendable shades. This palette is perfect for simple daytime looks or more dramatic night time smokey eyes. Guaranteed talc free!
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder
Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day so you can glow from the inside out. The blend of probiotic superfoods (even tested and proven in clinical trials!) supports gut health and promotes collagen synthesis for beautiful skin and hair.
P.S. Some of the ideas behind Valentine’s Day do not reflect Think Dirty values — romantic relationships do not determine your self-worth! If you don’t feel like celebrating Valentine’s Day at all this year, just think of it as Anna Howard Shaw Day! Anna Howard Shaw, born on February 14th, helped to pioneer the women’s suffrage movement, on top of also being a doctor and the first female ordained Methodist minister in the United States. Women are pretty cool.
We hope you have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day!
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