Tuesday, 30 November 2021

5 Gen Z Christmas Skincare Gifts They Are Guaranteed To Love

A study has revealed that Gen Z not only buys more skincare products than previous generations, but also that they put precedence on skincare over other beauty items such as make-up and haircare.  In a separate study, a third of gen Z respondents said that they don’t wear make-up, instead opting to focus solely on skincare...

Combined with an unfettered enthusiasm for utilising TikTok to share latest skincare techniques and favourite products, it seems gen Z is driving innovation in beauty.  Very clearly, the best Christmas gifts for gen Z-ers are pioneering, proven, and playful skincare products. 


Gen Z gift ideas should address the skincare concerns of 20-somethings; a decade that includes hormonal changes and the very first signs of skin ageing. The number one complaint among women in their 20's is acne, so the best gifts for Generation Z include products such as Nip+Fab Salicylic Fix Spot Blemish Lotion and Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch.

Deep Hydration

From the mid-20's onwards, collagen production begins to decrease, and cell production slows down so products such as Venn Skincare Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster and Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense would be ideal gen Z Christmas gifts as Hyaluronic Acid is the ultimate hydrating molecule.

Tik Tok Trending 

When seeking out recommendations for new skincare products, it seems TikTok reigns supreme for gen Z, according to recent research. Indeed, a 67% increase in influencer posts about CeraVe accounted for a 65% week on week increase in sales in one outlet alone. The platform is a great place to look for gen Z gift ideas!


Gen Z Gift Guide

1. Medik8 Escape Mini Travel Skincare Set

Packed with Medik8’s best-selling skincare essentials in mini form, the Medik8 Escape Mini Travel Skincare Set includes Medik8’s Hydr8 B5, which is recommended by Elle, Stylist, and GQ. Definitely one of the best gifts for gen Z-ers and ideal for when they venture off and travel the globe. The ideal 4-step routine to use every day and night during their getaway, this travel skincare set is bound to keep their skin looking and feeling fresh whilst they're away from home. 

Medik8 Escape Mini Travel Skincare Set


2. Venn Skincare Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum

Famous for its bright-red hue, the Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum by Gen Z-favourite Korean brand VENN skincare should be on all lists of skincare Christmas gifts for gen Z, this festive season. Recommend by Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour, the all-in-one serum is formulated with key ingredients inspired by Korea’s traditional herbal ointment like Lithospermum Erythrorhizon (Gromwell) Root Extract and Angelica Gigas (Korean Angelica) Root Extract, this innovative, plant-based serum hydrates for 24 hours and enhances radiance. For a Gen Z skincare lover, this serum is bound to bring an element of indulgence to their skincare regime. 

Venn Skincare Advanced Multi-Perfecting Red Oil Serum

3. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Gen Z Christmas gifts don’t get much better than this cult favourite from CeraVe. A certified Vogue beauty team essential, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is recommended by beauty editors and premium publications across the world, including Glamour, Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Get the Gloss, Sheerluxe, and Allure. Its fuss-free yet effective formulation offers intense hydration so that youthful Gen Z skin is left super moisturised without any stripping. Add a few to your basket and gift a bundle of these iconic cleansers with some premium face cloths for the perfect Christmas present. 

cerave hydrating cleanser

4. All I Want From COSRX

With celebrity fans that include Alexa Chung and Emily Ratajkowski, and research that shows it’s one of the top ten most searched for brands in the world, COSRX features high on the list of gen Z gift ideas. All I Want From COSRX is a beautifully packed gift set that includes One Step Original Clear Pads and Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, which is recommended by Vogue. Charged with BHA's, the Clear Pads will help to reduce hormonal blemishes to keep late-teen, early-twenty breakouts at bay.  


5. Nip+Fab Glycolic Extreme Bubble Sheet Mask

Kylie Jenner recently confessed to Vogue  that it’s her top beauty product for hydrating skin, and we’ve definitely got Nip+Fab Glycolic Extreme Bubble Sheet Mask on our list of skincare gifts for gen Z. Upon application, oxygen bubbles rise from the charcoal infused mask, lifting away impurities and leaving the skin feeling fresh and soft to the touch. An ideal skincare gift to help clear congested skin. 

Nip+Fab Glycolic Extreme Bubble Sheet Mask

Need further festive gift inspiration to treat your loved ones to a spot of self care and smoother skin? Explore our Christmas Gifts page. 

Written by Sarah Blake.

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