Get That Perfect Pre-Holiday Glow With These Skincare And Makeup Essentials

Get That Perfect Pre-Holiday Glow With These Skincare And Makeup Essentials


Whether you have little to no time to even take a break right before the holiday season, we know the skincare and makeup products that can get right into your needs and give you that perfect soiree-ready glow.

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here. With all the holiday preparations, shopping spree and socials here and there, it will bound to take a toll on your skin. Before this even take its full effect, let’s take some time to boost our skin, prep it nicely, and make it up subtly in time for the holiday season. Apart from getting one for yourself, you might also want to wrap these ideal gift products and give it to someone special who deserves to look beautiful, too this Christmas.

Kiehl’s Power Serums

Since all we want is to put our best face forward during family get-togethers and Christmas parties, these power serums from Kiehl’s will target common skin concerns to make your skin as bright as the season gets. If you plan on spending it outdoors, enjoying the beach waves or taking a dip in the pool, you should get the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution with dark spot-reducing Activated C, White Birch, and a staple ingredient in Chinese medicine, Peony that serves as a natural antioxidant and skin protectant.

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In as little as two weeks, Power-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is the anti-aging serum that can evidently reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It has Pure Vitamin C and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid that smooths and plumps skin when combined. Here’s the perfect serum for nocturnal creatures, formulated with distilled botanicals, Midnight Recovery Concentrate can replenish your skin overnight.

Photo from @kiehlsphilippines on Instagram

One Earth Organics

When you want to simply enhance what’s already there, this natural beauty brand, which celebrates diversity values beauty self-deep more than skin-deep. With One Earth Organics’ Illumina White Series: Hydra Light Whipped Cream, Exfoliant Whitening Body Scrub, and Milk Soap, you can get that radiant glow and visibly lighter skin in just 10 days.


If just like your Christmas shopping, you’re on a last-minute prep, L’Occitane‘s Immortelle Reset Serum resets your skin in just one night and targets a global skin problem—skin fatigue. With 3300 micro-bubbles encapsulating the organic immortelle essential oil from Corsica, you will wake up with a renewed skin’s shine and firmness.

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With your skin nicely prepped and all, these holiday makeup collections from our favorite local brands can instantly make you look glam.


Either you wear it or you gift it, blk Little Luxuries is the perfect decadence with its enriched formulas and jewel-toned rich hues to dazzle this coming Christmas. It’s all about gloss and shimmer this holiday, and blk knows exactly how to doll up your skin. They even teamed up with makeup artist Robbie Pinera to guide you with your #blkholiday look.

Photo from @blkcosmeticsph on Instagram

Happy Skin

Happy Skin’s versatile skin-caring makeup line has both the makeup you love and the skincare you deserve. Whether you want it matte or glossy, Happy Skin has got Gloss Vibe and Shut Up & Kiss Me lip products. Color Play Multi-Use Mousse for the cheeks, lids, and lips is what anyone would want to receive this Christmas. Oh, and it now comes in a snazzy redesign that makes you want to keep it for yourself. But you know, a little generosity will go a long way.

Photo from @happyskin_ph on Instagram
Photo from @happyskin_ph on Instagram
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