Between stress-induced skin imbalance and the onset of maskne, 2020 certainly hasn’t been kind to our skin. So, we can’t imagine a gift that you or your loved ones would appreciate more at the moment than an effective skincare gift set! With a slew of seasonal skincare products launched during the peak of the festive period, however, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choices.
Fortunately, Paula’s Choice is making Christmas gifting much easier for all of us. The brand has put together a few stellar skincare gift sets to suit various skin types and concerns. With these limited edition Paula’s Choice holiday kits, you won’t have to piece together a complete routine from several different brands on your own!
Every kit contains travel-sized products so you can try each product easily too – a clever way to save up before committing to a full-sized routine. That’s not all. Only for December, you can enjoy up to 40% off these fuss-free gifts for yourself and your loved ones during the holidays!
Paula’s Choice holiday kits: Give the gift of glowing skin
For the uninitiated, Paula’s Choice is a Seattle-based brand that was created by Paula Begoun, renowned skincare expert and “Cosmetics Cop”, who set out to create effective skincare with scientifically-backed ingredients. In fact, ingredients are truly at the heart of this brand, both when it comes to what’s in the products and what isn’t. All of its products are free of alcohol, fragrances, and parabens.
The cruelty-free skincare brand is also all about inclusivity, catering to pretty much every skin type and concern. It offers an array of products that range from gentle exfoliators and power-packed anti-agers to standout serums, all designed to be smart and safe solutions to help you achieve the best skin of your life.
Ready to jump on the bandwagon? Check out these user-friendly Paula’s Choice holiday kits and see which set is best suited for you.
To address uneven skin tone and skin ageing
Anti-Aging Glow Kit (S$89)
Containing popular fan favourites from the brand, Paula’s Choice Anti-Aging Holiday Glow Kit has everything you need and more. These powerful formulas target multiple signs of ageing to reveal your skin’s youthful glow, and the best part? This kit worth S$126 is going at only S$89 for the whole of December!
In this kit, you’ll find the brand’s number one bestseller: the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator. This leave-on exfoliator with a 2% concentration of salicylic acid unclogs pores, smooths out wrinkles, and clears your complexion for brighter, even-toned skin.
Other cult favourites include their 10% Azelaic Acid Booster, which is perfect for targeting blemishes and clarifying acne-prone skin, as well as their Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream, which is infused with four forms of brightening vitamin C, two peptides, and clinically proven retinol to brighten your eyes for a more youthful appearance.
To put the icing on the cake, this kit also helps fight against wrinkles and sun damage with products such as the Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum, which smooths and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the Peptide Booster, which contains eight potent peptides that strengthen your skin and enhance your skin’s resilience!
Shop the Anti-Aging Glow Kit here.
For acne-prone skin
Clear Acne Regular Strength Essential Kit (S$49)
If you’re experiencing mild to moderate acne, blackheads, or white bumps, pick up the Clear Acne Regular Strength Essential Kit. Suitable for all skin types, these gentle yet fast-acting formulas fight acne-causing bacteria to unclog pores, control stubborn breakouts, and soothe redness – all without causing dryness or flaking! Going at only S$49 each (U.P. S$71), these acne kits make perfect companions for that staycation you’ve been planning for this holiday.
A quick and simple routine before you head out the door, start with the Clear Acne Pore Normalizing Cleanser, then swipe on the Clear Acne Regular Strength Exfoliating 2% BHA Solution, a gentle leave-on exfoliant that contains salicylic acid to reduce acne, unclog pores, and fade red marks that may have been left by previous breakouts.
After you’ve exfoliated your skin, apply the Clear Acne Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing 2.5% BP Treatment on your spots. This lightweight lotion uses 2.5% benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce redness. To end off your routine, follow up with either the Clear Acne Ultra-Light Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 30+ in the morning to prevent acne scars from darkening, or the Clear Acne Oil-Free Moisturizer at night.
Shop the Clear Acne Regular Strength Essential Kit here.
Clear Acne Extra Strength Essential Kit (S$49)
For those who have been struggling to manage maskne or hormone-induced breakouts, try the Clear Acne Extra Strength Essential Kit instead! Just like the Regular Strength Essential Kit, this skincare kit consists of acne-fighting formulas that protect your skin during the day and renew it at night. Likewise, the kit is going at only S$49 each (U.P. S$71)!
The only difference between this kit and the Regular Strength Essential Kit is that it bumps up the strength of actives in two of the products: the Clear Acne Extra Strength 2% BHA Exfoliating Solution and Clear Acne Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing 5% BP Treatment. You can use each product in the same order as the aforementioned skincare routine above!
Shop the Clear Acne Extra Strength Essential Kit here.
To address dullness and discolouration
Defense Starter Kit (S$49)
Pollutants in the air can generate free radicals on the surface of our skin, which can lead to a whole host of issues – think pigmentation, premature ageing, and a dull, sallow complexion. All the things we don’t want, especially during the festive season! Thankfully, there’s the Defense Starter Kit, which is now priced at S$49 (U.P. S$72.50) – an affordable way to tackle signs of ageing, dullness, and discolouration.
Cleanse your skin with the gentle Defense Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser before layering on the Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier, a super-light fluid that contains a cocktail of antioxidants, salicylic acid, and other skin-fortifying ingredients to clear your pores and brighten your skin! To shield your skin from daytime pollution, you can use one of the five Defense Triple Algae Pollution Serum sachets instead.
In the morning, you can end your routine with the bestselling Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30. A sunscreen and moisturiser rolled in one, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays with mineral SPF and antioxidants to keep it picture-perfect for your cosy Christmas get-togethers! At night, moisturise and repair your skin with the Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer.
Shop the Defense Starter Kit here.
Resist Dry Skin Starter Kit (S$49)
Looking to start an anti-ageing routine early? Pick up the Resist Dry Skin Starter Kit. These products work together to quench your skin’s thirst while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful-looking complexion. Even better, the kit now retails for S$49 (U.P. S$81) for the month of December! Christmas has come early indeed.
Start with the Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser and exfoliate by applying a small amount of the Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA (Glycolic Acid) on your face and neck. This treatment uses glycolic acid to slough off dead skin cells for smoother skin, so you can look radiant and glowy through the Christmas season and into the new year!
Then, restore your skin’s radiance with the Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Vitamin C. This hydrating, antioxidant-rich serum brightens dull skin as it shields your complexion against environmental aggressors. End your routine with the Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF 50 in the morning, or the Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer at night.
Shop the Resist Dry Skin Starter Kit here.
Resist Oily Skin Starter Kit (S$49)
For those with normal to oily skin, try the Resist Oily Skin Starter Kit instead! This curated routine will help refine the appearance of large pores and smooth out wrinkles for a more balanced, even-toned, younger-looking complexion. What’s more, you can now pick up a kit for only S$49 (U.P. S$77)!
Begin with the Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser before swiping on the Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid), a leave-on exfoliant that uses salicylic acid to unclog pores, reduce acne, and refine bumpy skin texture for that coveted lit-from-within glow.
Then, bump up your skin’s hydration levels with the Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. This lightweight serum contains a blend of antioxidants and grape-derived resveratrol to hydrate and brighten your complexion. During the day, you’ll want to top it all off with the Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50, and lock in the moisture with the Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator at night!
Shop the Resist Oily Skin Starter Kit here.
The limited edition Paula’s Choice Holiday Kits are available online and at the brand’s Novena store.