Ever since I was a child, I loved to make people feel and look beautiful.

What Needs to Be On Your Skincare Wishlist This Holiday

^Clearly Santa hasn’t written ‘Colleen’ on his list above yet! It’s his busy season!

I hear them slay bells jingling, ring ting tingling too…. Are those the words?  Anyways, neither here nor there… I swear half the holiday lyrics I make up… do you!? We’re in the holiday spirit up in hurrr and you know what that means!? Gift giving and wishlists galore!

We had a Cheeky contact us the other day suggesting that we write about all sorts of skincare products and treatments that she should be considering this holiday season. Whether she meant it for her friends & family’s wishlist or her own, we thought it was a fabulous idea. Because who doesn’t like gifting and receiving? Especially when it comes to skincare products & the holidays. The perfect mix.

Selfishly, I’ve been developing my Christmas list for the last couple months. Removing items, adding items, trying my best to think of others, reminding myself that it’s a time of giving, etc. etc. Ya know, the whole shabang. So anyways, that just means that I’ve spent 2 months developing my Christmas list that includes ALL skincare items but one… I did squeeze in Burberry Her perfume which is FABULOUS btw… And it lasts for flipping ever… I wore it out one night on our vacation last week (a sample), I probably sprayed it around 5pm to make it to happy hour with our friends at 5:30pm and I woke up with it still smelling like I just sprayed it. I was enamored. But anyways, you’re not here to find perfume recommendations or maybe that’s just a bonus, but I’d LOVE to share my own Christmas wishlist with you and then share some of our favorites that we think should be on yours! YASSS! Don’t forget to share in the comment’s below what’s on your wishlist. Even if it ain’t skincare related, I love ideas!

Oh crap… as I’m looking at my list, I realized I also asked for a psychic reading from Kristin Reece in Tucson. She does over the phone readings too if you ain’t in the vicinity. But I went to her a couple months ago and she was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Like best one EVER! She’s already predicted a few things that I inquired about at the time and I can’t wait to see more things come into fruition. For example, so we can all be a part of it, she said she would be moving states in early 2019. So do we think she’ll be right!? Cast your votes! 

Okay so anyways, before you judge my wishlist…I most certainly will not be getting all of these items, let’s get serious! But it never hurts for a girl to dream. 

My Wishlist

Side note: I’ve referenced our UPS guy before, but he’s in his 60’s and every time he delivers something to our door, I’ll typically go out and chat with him cause he’s just so nice. But MOST of the time, I have a skincare mask on, so the first time was awkward until he said ‘I have sisters who send me skincare masks all the time’. That about warmed my heart, so now whenever I get a skincare product, we discuss what I got. Not sure if he actually cares, but we have this unbreakable skincare bond! HAHA! I should gift him a mask this Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clear & Brilliant (set of 3 treatments)

This has been BY FAR the best treatment I’ve done, maybe ever. Yeah, I’m gonna say EVER! When I spoke to the C&B rep a couple weeks ago, he said that each treatment treats and stimulates 20% of new skin per session. So I did 3 treatments & he said, ‘You have technically treated 60% of your skin to repair & renew itself.’ Sweet baby Jesus, I’ll take it!

‘Clear + Brilliant laser treatment can help prevent the visible signs of aging and address the overall effects time and the environment can have on your skin.

Clinical study highlights include:

  • Improvement in the look of fine lines
  • Reduction in the appearance of pores
  • Improvement to skin tone and texture
  • Improvement in skin’s overall appearance’

Here are my before & afters….

This one on the left shows my skin right before the treatment. Then the photo on the right shows my skin after the first treatment.

Here my skin is after the second treatment. As you can see, the skin looks super dewey (at least I think) and there is absolutely no pigmentation left. This photo was after I worked out so it’s a little red, but you get the point.

DermaFlash Luxe 2.0

Anyone who wants smooth, silky and hairless skin, this puppy is for you! Lord knows I need it!

  • 100% experienced an increase in radiant, glowy skin
  • 94% loved the way their skin felt afterward
  • 96% said their skin felt supple and soft

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Acid

‘SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamin C and E to enhance your skin’s protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals. This SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA) and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while firming and brightening your complexion.’

  • Shows improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightening your complexion
  • This vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Evens skin tone and diminishes discoloration

Cooluli Mini Fridge

Don’t worry fellas, there’s a nice blue one there too (I would get the blue too!)!

Read more to learn why skincare products actually perform better when kept cold:

The Mini Fridge: For Better Skin

 Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

‘Kate’s bestselling exfoliator is formulated with face scrubbing natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores without over-drying skin. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes— papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin—reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier-looking complexion in as little as one use. This signature formula works both physically and enzymatically to deliver safe, dramatic results from the comfort of your home.’

– 94% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in skin texture
– 97% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of pores
– 100% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles

La Mer Moisturizing Cream

So this one is different for me… I don’t typically go for the superrrrr expensive moisturizers, but I got a sample of this ish and I was freaking SOLD! Like the softest most moisturized skin I’ve ever felt! It was like my nephew Nico’s buttocks! Well probably not that amazing but you can appreciate the analogy.

‘There’s a La Mer moisturizer for every complexion. Infused with cell-supporting Miracle Broth™, these celebrated moisturizers visibly soothe, plump, and smooth away fine lines as a natural new radiance is revealed. Discover the soothing moisture best suited to your skin’s potential.

This highly coveted moisturizer is known for its power to hydrate and improve dryness in as little as three days. Miracle Broth™ helps skin appear softer, nourished, soothed, and energized, while the powerful antioxidant lime tea protects against stress and pollution for a healthy-looking glow. Skin looks radiant and naturally balanced as imperfections fade.’

Suggestions For Your Wishlist

Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask

We’ve had 2 Cheeky’s try it thus far and tell us their experience and they’ve LOVED IT!

GloPro

GloPro’s patented technology stimulates skin’s natural healing response to induce micro-rejuvenation deep within the skin. As MicroTips™ pass over the skin, the rejuvenation process begins immediately as cells respond to imperceptible microchannels by restoring volume from the inside out. Red LED light function and VibroTactile Stimulation™ work synergistically to enhance regenerative skin benefits. The result is a visibly firmer, smoother, younger-looking appearance. Used alone or as a companion to your favorite serums and creams, this youth-promoting tool magnifies the benefits of key anti-aging ingredients making absorption easier while enhancing overall skincare performance.

In a consumer study using GloPro three times per week, subjects reported the following benefits in 30 days:

  • 97% reported an improvement in skin’s firmness
  • 100% felt GloPro helped stimulate their skin’s natural collagen
  • 93% saw an improvement in the evenness of their skin tone
  • 97% felt their skin looked younger after using GloPro
  • 90% would consider GloPro an alternative to cosmetic fillers

Results from a clinical study revealed GloPro reduced nasolabial fold wrinkling by an average 28.18% after just 30 days of use.

Here’s ME!!!!! This before & after is just after 5 uses of GloPro. I think I’m going into week 4 and that’s already the difference we are seeing since taking this photo. Isn’t that kind of mind blowing?! I’m rather shocked myself. Do you see the difference as much as I did?

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

‘DHC Deep Cleansing Oil removes excess oil, makeup, dirt and other pore-clogging impurities with its water-soluble formula. Infused with olive oil and vitamin E, it nourishes and hydrates the skin, while rinsing completely clean, never leaving behind a greasy residue.’

GLOPulse Deep + Quick Ion Enhancer

By using galvanic current at home in the form of the GLOPulse, you are experiencing a professional at home facial and allowing all the wonderful ingredients from the natural sheet mask to penetrate 10 times deeper than other traditional sheet masks. Galvanic current also stimulates the blood circulation, refines pores to give you a glow.’

  • Clinically tested to hydrate the skin
  • Proven boosted circulation
  • Gentle device that won’t cause any unwanted pain
  • Turn on the GLOPulse to turbo charge your special GLOPulse sheet mask, sold separately via the website, to deliver the skincare ingredients deeply and quickly into the skin and to stimulate circulation

Collagen Marine Cream Duo

Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – day

Clinically proven* to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 14 days, improve hydration and leave skin feeling firmer and looking more radiant.

Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream – night

Clinically proven*, this oxygenating night cream helps with your skin’s natural regeneration process. Wake up with a firmer-looking, radiant complexion whilst helping delay the signs of premature aging. For all skin types.

*Independent Clinical Trial

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil

Benefits – 

  • Great for ALL skin types
  • In just 4 weeks, 100% Pure Argan Oil is clinically proven to:
    – Visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles
    – Significantly improve skin smoothness and hydration
  • This product is vegan, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested, clinically tested, and formulated without GMOs, fragrance, and formaldehyde.
  • Over 5,000 positive, 5-star reviews on Sephora.com

Sunday Riley Good Genes

‘Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. With continued use, the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation and the visible signs of aging are reduced for a healthier-looking complexion. Perfect for all skin types and all ages, this treatment is enhanced with licorice for brightening, Good Genes clarifies, smooths, and retexturizes for instant radiance.’

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

2,651 4.9-star reviews on this guy!

‘Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful in just 4 weeks. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% felt their skin was immediately hydrated. Skin looks younger, radiant, more even toned. 83% felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested in just 4 weeks.’

Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Oil 

  • 98% agreed it was the best overnight treatment they had ever used
  • 99% agreed their skin looked five years younger
  • 100% agreed after using this product it looked like they had had 8 hours sleep
  • 100% agreed after using this product their skin look like it had bounced back to life

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial

‘A pro-quality AHA/BHA mask that works as a “facial” to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful-looking radiance.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Uneven skin tone’

Dior Capture Youth

For all my melasma and dark spot suffers out there!

‘This illuminating serum is a glow booster to help restore radiance. Murunga Plum, known to be 100 times more concentrated in Vitamin C than oranges, combined with alpha hydroxy acid helps to brighten the complexion and smooth skin texture.’

Resurfacing Mask – Award winning glow giver!

‘An instant solution for dull skin. Leaves skin feeling smooth, looking fresh, and glowing.’

Foreo Luna Mini 2

‘A waterproof cleansing device for all skin types that deeply yet gently cleanses for healthier, radiant, more youthful-looking skin.’

After finishing this blog, suddenly half the items I put on your guy’s wishlist, I now want too!!!!!!!!! *Eye roll*

Images and some information provided by respective brands.

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