Women with demanding schedules are increasingly seeking beauty and personal care products that are easy to use. And for women on the go, saving time can also mean getting salon- or spa-worthy results at home. From anti-aging products to the most advanced innovation in hairstyling, here are some of the best gifts to satisfy beauty lovers of all sorts.
Dyson’s latest innovation is a 3-in-1 styling tool that allows you to dry, smooth and curl hair without extreme heat. The tool is in such high demand it has been in and out of stock since its debut this fall. It is available online at Dyson.com, at Nordstrom stores and at select Ulta stores.
Rihanna is still killing it with her best-selling Killawatt highlighter, a favorite among beauty lovers. This limited-edition palette features seven all-new, hyper-metallic Killawatt Foil Highlighters in shades suitable for a wide range of skin tones. There is also a limited-edition Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter CLF Edition in Diamond Ball Out ($34, Sephora), which brings a radiant sheen to skin while benefiting Rihanna’s nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation created in honor of her grandparents.
Battle fine lines and wrinkles in just five minutes per day with this mini facial toning device that stimulates the larger surface areas of the face and neck with soft wave micro-current. Get it at Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Ulta stores.
American artist Andrew Bannecker has partnered with Kiehl’s for a limited-edition gift set featuring several customer favorites — Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial Cleanser, Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration masque and Ultra Facial Cream. All profits up to $100,000 will benefit Feeding America. Get it at Kiehl’s, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.
This natural, paraben- and PEG-free brand offers a holiday shimmer in a kit with Shimmer Scrub; Illuminator, a pearlescent highlighter; and Magic Shimmer Oil, a dry body oil, all infused with mica and natural oils to keep skin smooth and shimmery.
Not ready to drop $500 on a Dyson? Go with this heated straightening brush from Drybar, which uses ionic technology to seal hair cuticle for less frizz and more shine. It heats up to 450 degrees and is good for all hair types.
Drybar Alpharetta, Avalon, 4155 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 404-382-5310.
Drybar Buckhead, 102 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Suite B, Atlanta. 404-382-5310.
Bring out the natural radiance of skin with 12 mini versions of the brand’s top-selling products, including PreCleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Multi-Active Toner, BioLumin-C Serum, Skin Smoothing Cream, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, SkinPerfect Primer SPF30, Stress Positive Eye Lift, Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, Rapid Reveal Peel and Sound Sleep Cocoon. Dermalogica Atlanta, 232 19th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-4066.
This curated wardrobe of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills comes with a limited-edition, metallic-pink applicator to be used with all 15 shades. Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick gives a satin finish that stays put. The kit comes with a metallic-pink applicator designed to be used with the full collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills. It is available online only at Sephora.com.
Skin care just got cuter with Proactiv’s patent-pending Pore Cleansing Brush, which clears away surface dirt and cleans pores using three types of disposable, replaceable brush heads with a deep cleaning facial wash. This version features Hello Kitty and is sold exclusively at Ulta.
Curly girls will love these kits from Deva Curls designed for specific curl types. There is one for wavy hair, curly hair and super curly hair. Kits contain cleanser, conditioner, treatment and styler. They can also be purchased in-store at Ulta and Sephora.
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