In place of traditional holiday gift guides, that feature multiple products by multiple brands, I’m doing something a little different. I’ll be rounding up my favourite presents for the season, but each day I’ll be showcasing a different company. Make sure to check back daily as I’ll have a new brand with my must-have holiday gifts for the season.
Fresh always has the best holiday gift sets. Designed to help keep your skin incredibly hydrated, moisturized and supple. Also helps to keep your lips kissably soft for the entire season. It’s the perfect way to add a little luxury to your winter skincare line. Its also a fun way to experiment with some of Fresh’s top selling products. Most gift sets come with full size products, along with a few deluxe size samples, but with an incredible value. It’s an excellent way to test out new products, while saving some money.
Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction Kit features 7 mini Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balms to help moisturize, smooth and protect the lips this season. It comes beautifully packaged in a festive pink and gold box. These minis are 2.2g each, compared to traditional 4.25g size, making them perfect for purse or pocket. The completely matte aluminum lip balm tubes are colour coordinated to the shade found within. Each features a twist off cap, ensures the lid stays tightly closed, and will never pop open in your purse. The kit includes a different shade, scent and favour for each day of the week.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balms are my favourite lip treatment thanks to its incredibly soft and creamy formula. Its infused with sugar, oil and waxes, along with black currant oil, grapeseed polyphenols, and vitamins to help retain lips natural moisture barrier. It helps to keep them plump, juicy and hydrated all day and night. Each shade provides a sheer wash of colour, yet is buildable for a slightly stronger colour payoff. It comes with Sugar Rosé, a sheer rose tint, Sugar Petal, a bold pink blossom tint, Sugar Tulip, a sheer hot pink, Sugar Poppy, a bold deep pink red tint, Sugar Ruby, a sheer shimmery rouge tint, Sugar Berry, a bold flirty berry tint and Sugar Fig, a sheer pearlescent wine tint. It retails for $70, but comes with a $98 value.
Create a spa-like retreat at home with the Fresh Mini Mask Spa Set. It comes beautifully packaged in a stunning blue and gold package and features 5 of Fresh’s best-selling face masks. Whether you’re looking to exfoliated, hydrate, firm, soften or purify the skin, there’s a mask in this kit for you. It comes with a sugar face polish, a rose mask, black tea firming overnight treatment, black tea instant perfecting mask and a rich and creamy clay mask. It retails for $115, but comes with a $132 value.
Fresh Sugar Face Polish is another favourite of mine as it gently, yet thoroughly buffs away any dry, dull patches. This is the perfect exfoliating treatment for winter, as its fine brown sugar crystal formula, not only softens and smoothes the skin for a more radiant complexion, it is also formulated with strawberry seeds, enlivening natural citrus oils and plum seed and grapeseed oils to help keep skin extremely hydrated throughout the day. I apply a dime size amount and let sit for 10 minutes, before gently massaging and scrubbing into the skin and then washing away. It instantly helps to smooth and moisturize, while providing a radiant and glowing effect on the skin.
Fresh Rose Mask is one of my all-time favourite hydrating masks. It contains actual rose petals that instantly melts into the skin to help moisturize and protect, while pure rosewater helps to hydrate and tone the skin’s complexion. This soothing and hydrating mask has a light brown, thin, almost runny, gel-like texture that once applied to the skin gives a relaxing and slightly cooling effect. It spreads on evenly, instantly soothes dry, dehydrated skin and leaves skin feeling smooth, refreshed and incredibly hydrated. I apply a thin layer, relax by watching a little TV for 10 minutes, as it becomes dry, yet tacky and then gently rinse away. It has an amazing, yet incredibly strong rose scent that immediately calms me.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, I believe to be like the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, but with a slightly more intense moisturizing benefit and it’s designed to be used overnight. It works in synch with your skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to help lift, firm and tighten skin by morning. It’s formulated with black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract to help improve skin’s elasticity and fight against free radicals. It also contains belle de nuit to help soothe and rebalance the skin, along with hyaluronic acid to help moisturize and hydrate the skin. I simply massage a generous layer onto my skin before bedtime and leave on overnight. Skin looks refreshed, visibly healthier and more supple and radiant in the morning.
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is a firming and antioxidant mask that’s formulated with black tea ferment to help defend wrinkles and soften and smooth the skin, lychee seed extract which will help boost collagen, jicama root juice to help hydrate and nourish the skin and finally polysaccharides that will help smooth the skin. It has a thick, white, creamy, almost whipped texture that gives a slight cooling sensation once applied to the skin. You simply apply a thin layer, relax for at least 10 minutes, but no harm on leaving it on even longer, then wipe away any residue that didn’t get fully absorbed into the skin. This refreshing face mask rejuvenates the skin with its cooling sensation even after removal and has a fresh, clean scent. It helps to plump up the skin’s firmness and keep it smooth, soft and supple.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask is a multi-functional mask that instantly purifies, deep cleanses and minimizes imperfections. It helps to reduce the appearance of pores and mattifies the skin without drying it out. It’s formulated with Umbrian clay that helps to purify and clarify, sandalwood to help clam the skin, chamomile flower and lavender water to help soothe and olive leaf extract to help restore suppleness. Although it claims to be non-drying, it’s a bit too harsh for my dry, dehydrated skin. As a mask, it’s left on for 5 minutes before rinsing, as a deep cleanser, it’s applied to damp skin before rinsing.
Fresh Sugar Lip Entourage is the perfect lip kit to prep, protect and perfect your pout this season. It features a nourishing lip balm, sugar polish, tinted lip treatment, a rose lip treatment and lip serum. These are designed and created to go hand-in-hand with one another to help keep lips kissably soft this winter. Its nourishing and hydrating formulas helps to soften and moisturize the lips for all day comfort and hydration. It retails for $58, but has a $78 value.
Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy is an age-defying lip balm with a soft sheen to it. Its formulated with Sea Fennel to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles Orange Extract helps protect against free radicals, while nourishing Cupuacu Butter, Plum Seed Oil, and Passionflower Seed Oil help hydrate, repair, and restore suppleness. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres help to plump up the lips. It has an incredibly soft and creamy texture and wears well throughout the day. It helps to keep your lips soft, supple and moisturized. Incredibly kissable smooth the entire day.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish helps to gently exfoliate and condition the lips. It comes in a tiny plastic jar that smells like sweet brown sugar. The polish features a thick, grainy texture that is massaged into the skin. It helps to scrub off and removed dead skin cells. Just rub a pea size amount onto your lips and rub until it almost fully dissolves. You can then wipe clean away. It helps to exfoliate dry skin and restore hydration, leaving your lips smooth, soft and moisturized. Its perfect to use on its own as a lip treatment. It also works amazing before applying your favourite lip treatment, like the Fresh Lip Serum.
Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy features soothing acmella flower extract to help prime and visible target the signs of aging. It helps to nourish and improve the definition on and around the lips for smooth, soft lips. It also visibly smooths out fine lines for a fuller, healthier, younger-looking appearance. Simply pump and dispense a pea size amount onto clean lips and allow it to fully soak in. It can be applied both day and night.
The kit also comes with two Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balms that we talked about above. Sugar Nude is a sheer shimmery blush nude, whereas Sugar Rosé is a sheer rose.