Date Night | Galentine’s Day (And Palentine’s Day) | Self Care Treatments | An Esthetician’s Valentine’s Skin Care Routine
With Valentine’s Day around the corner (and celebrations for Galentine’s and Palentine’s too), it’s time to turn up the indulgence. We’ve gathered the best skin care gifts that are ideal for celebrating the most heartfelt day of the year. Whether you’re going on a date night or celebrating with friends, here’s how to make the occasion special.
Fall In Love With These Date Night Gift Ideas
Our Product Support Representatives recommend prepping for the most romantic night of the year with the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser, formulated with lactic acid to bring back that glow. A quick cleanse will refresh your skin, and the sweet scent of mangosteen will set the mood.
Next, spoil your sweetheart with the best-selling Apricot Body Oil, a gift that’s sure to heat up your date night. This aromatic oil can be used for body massage as well as all-over moisturization to deliver the skin a dose of hydration. A few drops will leave the skin feeling irresistibly soft and smooth.
The Citrus Lip Balm is designed to give both you and your partner a perfect pout and irresistibly kissable lips. This miniature-sized lip balm also contains botanical peptides that give you plump-looking lips and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The lips are left feeling smooth and moisturized thanks to shea butter and sunflower seed oil, which is rich in Vitamins A, D and E.
For the ultimate in luxury gift-giving, surprise your beloved with our Facial Recovery Oil, also known as “liquid gold.” Made with Biodynamic® ingredients, this hydrating oil helps to make the skin appear smoother, softer and more even.
Galentine’s and Palentine’s Day: Gift Your Friends With Good Skin
Sometimes Valentine’s Day just doesn’t cut it and we choose to celebrate our BFFs instead. Start off by spoiling your friends with the Firm Skin Acai Cleanser, a wash that reinvigorates the complexion thanks to the antioxidant-rich Biocomplex2™. This cream cleanser also consists of acai berry juice, blueberry juice and seabuckthorn to improve the look of elasticity and youthfulness in the skin. The Bamboo Firming Fluid is another option to gift your best pals. This formula contains a Natural Retinol Alternative that smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
If your friends tend to have dry skin, they may appreciate the Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer. This creamy moisturizer, enriched with coconut, grape seed oil and shea butter, leaves the skin hydrated and smooth. Its formula, which includes a Natural Retinol Alternative complex, helps to firm and plump the skin with each use. Plus, the light coconut scent transforms the skin care routine into a tropical experience.”
Finally, we recommend gifting a luminous, silky-looking complexion with the Turmeric Energizing Treatment. Formulated with turmeric, citrine gemstones and zeolite, this powder-to-mousse formula works as an exfoliant, a warming powder and a mask that awakens the skin and draws out impurities.
One customer, Daisy D., had this to say about the Turmeric Energizing Treatment: “My treat every week! I absolutely love this treatment! It helps target all my problems while meeting my exfoliating needs … Obsessed!”
Indulge In Self Care Treatments For Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about spoiling somebody else. Why not pamper yourself and feel beautiful in your own skin this Valentine’s Day? Start your day with the fresh scent of the luxurious Stone Crop Gel Wash. This gentle cleanser washes away impurities and minimizes the appearance of breakouts while helping to improve the look of a dry complexion. Like other succulents, stone crop is a powerhouse in skin care. This classic ingredient brightens the look of the skin, replenishes moisture and minimizes redness due to dryness. You may also enjoy the refreshing Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. When your skin feels like it’s lacking moisture, a few sprays of this mist will help your skin look dewy and hydrated.
A day of self pampering wouldn’t be complete without a mask. Our Product Support Representatives recommend the creamy-gel Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque. This antioxidant-rich mask contains leafy greens (kale, spinach and broccoli sprouts) to improve the look of skin elasticity. Avocado oil plus stabilized Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) both help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You will also love pampering yourself with the Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream For Face & Neck. This rich cream is particularly helpful if you have dry skin and require hydrating ingredients such as shea butter and argan oil.
For soft, radiant skin this Valentine’s Day, try the Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil. This replenishing face oil melts into the skin to provide you with a rejuvenated and softened complexion. Camellia oil is a highly moisturizing ingredient while marula oil and hemp seed oil are particularly beneficial if your skin looks dull or fatigued.
Once you’ve taken care of your skin, you can also add some wellness activities into the mix. Consider an aromatherapy shower by placing miniature washcloths in your shower and spraying them with your favorite essential oils. Make the room steamy by letting the water run for ten minutes or so and then you can enjoy your at-home aromatherapy “spa.”
Alternatively, you can decrease stress through meditation. Meditation lowers cortisol levels, relieving stress, improving your mood and providing you with a greater sense of calm and tranquility.
An Esthetician’s Valentine’s Skin Care Routine
Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar has come up with her own favorite Valentine’s Day skin care routine, which highlights the indulgent Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque and Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator.
“Though the classic combination of chocolates and strawberries is often thought of as a Valentine’s Day treat to eat, these ingredients can also work wonders for the skin when applied topically!” says Natalie. “The powerful antioxidants and vitamins found in Eminence’s Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque target and treat [visible] signs of aging … and dullness, while the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator rehydrates and plumps the skin to reveal a natural, radiant glow.”
Step 1: Cleanse with the Coconut Milk Cleanser or Firm Skin Acai Cleanser.
Step 2: Exfoliate by mixing in the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant with either cleanser.
Step 3: Mix the Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque and Strawberry Rhubarb Masque together and apply.
Step 4: After your masking step, follow up with a serum and hydrator. Natalie recommends the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator.
Bonus Step: For an extra luxurious step, follow up with Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil.
How do you plan to indulge for Valentine’s Day? Are any of these Valentine’s Day gifts on your wishlist? Tell us in the comments below or on social media.