The Best Gen X Skincare Gifts To Buy This Christmas

The Best Gen X Skincare Gifts To Buy This Christmas

Stuck when it comes to choosing Christmas skincare gifts for the gen X-ers in your life? Your 40's and 50's is a decade when skin ageing can suddenly appear more apparent or seem to accelerate. This is mainly due to hormonal changes such as the drop in oestrogen levels during the perimenopause and menopause...

Gen X skincare gifts should therefore include key ingredients and products that both treat and prevent signs of ageing and fine lines and wrinkles. And don’t forget the all-important element of pamper moments and indulgence when shopping for gen X gifts. 

Most desired Gen X skincare ingredients

Research has found that up to 40% of changes that contribute to skin ageing are the result of nongenetic factors, which is good news in respect of being able to tackle a number of gen X skin concerns with the right selection of powerhouse ingredients. The best topical gen X skincare ingredients will increase collagen production, fade fine lines and hyperpigmentation, brighten and even skin tone, and increase skin volume.

  • Retinol

A gen X skincare essential, retinol helps increase collagen synthesis, increases skin cell turnover, and, research shows, improves fine wrinkles. Neostrata’s regenerative Correct Comprehensive Retinol 0.3% Night Serum is definitely one to add to the list of great gifts for gen X-ers.

  • Hyaluronic acid

Able to hold 1000 times its weight in water, the skin hydrating and volumizing benefits of hyaluronic acid make it a given for any list of gen X gifts of skincare.  We like Mesoestetic HA Densimatrix; a hyaluronic acid concentrate in several forms and molecular weights.

  • Vitamin C

One of the most powerful antioxidants out there, topical vitamin C products, such as Oskia Super-C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules, are hugely important to healthy gen X skin and can help fade dark spots. Vitamin C is essential for collagen biosynthesis and research has found that it can protect against photoaging,

  • Epidermal growth factor

Epidermal growth factors have multiple anti-ageing benefits, particularly boosting collagen production and helping to thicken skin. Recommended by Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, BIOEFFECT EGF Serum should be added to the list of skincare gifts for gen X.

  • Collagen

Collagen is reduced significantly when we reach our 40s, so a thoughtful gen X skincare gift is a supplement such as Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen+ Second Generation. 

  • Moisturiser

Skin very often becomes drier and more dehydrated during this decade so it can be a good idea to replace lightweight moisturisers with heftier alternatives such as Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream; one of the more indulgent gen X gifts. 

  • Alpha hydroxy acids

Cell turnover slows as we age, which can make for lacklustre skin, congestion, and dryness. Get your glow back on with a product such as Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Facial Cleanser; an ideal gen X skincare Christmas present.

  • Sunscreen

Research has found UV exposure could be responsible for up to 80% of visible facial aging signs. Whilst it’s too late to do any damage that’s gone before, it’s never too late to prevent further harm. That means wearing a high factor, broad spectrum sunscreen such as Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Nourishing Antiaging Oil SPF 50+ every single day of the year.  This is one gen X skincare gift that definitely isn’t just for Christmas!


Best skincare gifts for Gen X

1. Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen Second Generation 90 Capsules Pouch

Recommended by the Independent and Good Housekeeping, Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen Second Generation uses multi-award winning technology that protects collagen; making it 15 times more effective. The supplement targets a multitude of gen X skincare concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and UV damage. It may not be the most glamorous of gifts but these collagen capsules will give your loved ones an even bigger gift in the form of a glowing, plump complexion. 

Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen+ Second Generation

2. Mesoestetic Radiance DNA Kit

Skincare gifts for gen X-ers that strike a balance between practical and pampering are perfect for Christmas. Mesoestetic Radiance DNA Kit contains three beautiful packaged full-sized products that harness the power of skin rejuvenation and repair, to soften wrinkles, restore the skin’s barrier, and boost radiance for a lit-from-within complexion. The sleek design of the gift box and matte gold packaging makes for a real showstopper of a present to put under the tree, this festive season. 

Mesoestetic Radiance DNA Kit

3. Oskia The Good Skin Edit

Packed in a festive red washbag, Oskia The Good Skin Edit is an essential addition to every gen X gifts list. It contains a trio of multi-award-winning products including Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, which is recommended by Vogue, and Oskia Isotonic Hydra Serum, which is recommended by Harper’s Bazaar. This trio of iconic skincare comes packed in an aptly festive red zipped pouch that can be kept and reused for travel or your everyday essentials.  

oskia the good skin edit

4. Neostrata Skin Active-Matrix Support SPF 30

Formulated to repair matrix support structure, Neostrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30, reduces the appearance of fine lines, smooths wrinkles, increases firmness, and evens skin tone. Recommended by Byrdie and jam-packed full of ingredients that treat and prevent a plethora of gen X skin concerns. This high-performance retinol SPF moisturiser is most certainly an indulgent treat for a fellow skincare addict seeking to boost collagen production and prevent signs of ageing. 

Neostrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30

5. Elemis The Ultimate Skincare Collection Kit

Packed with Elemis’ iconic Pro-Collagen anti-ageing skincare, Elemis The Ultimate Skincare Collection Kit is a seven-piece set that includes the multi-award winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which is recommended by Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and which has been clinically proven to provide powerful anti-wrinkle results in as little as 15 days. A full 7-step range to help banish fine lines, this wrinkle-busting kit is beautifully presented in a luxurious tin box adorned with Elemis' festive patterns. 

Elemis The Ultimate Skincare Collection Kit

Get inspired and give the gift of good skin this Christmas with this edit of skincare gift sets

Written by Sarah Blake.

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