Christmas Gift Guide: The Beauty Edition

With Christmas practically knocking on our doorstep, there are those who have left their gift shopping until the last possible second.

There are also those who only have a few coins to spare and so may be in the market for new loot.

We’ve put together a gift guide of beauty and skincare items you might want to give a loved one (or even yourself) this holiday season.

Christmas gift guide

Vitaderm product range

Not only are we looking for gifts for other people this month, but we might need a little help after we indulge in all the goodies during the holidays.

From spending afternoons in the South African summer sun to staying up late and enjoying some alcohol, there’s no denying that our skin can be going through it.

Ruan Winter of South African skincare brand Vitaderm says there are little things we can do to mitigate the way our skin reacts to these external factors.

Vitaderm is a two-decade-old skincare brand that combines state-of-the-art ingredient technology with advanced nutraceuticals to offer a range of easy-to-use skincare products that deliver visible results.

Budget around R320 for a single item and around R750 for a set of products that come in gift packs.

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Lelive product range

Lelive (pronounced leh-lee-veh) was created in 2020 by South African actress and influencer Amanda Du-Pont.

According to the brand’s official website, the range was developed by expert formulators together with Lelive’s dedicated social media community to create skincare that is truly made in Africa.

“Our mission is to make skincare clean, simple, effective and affordable while celebrating what makes Africa unique.”

Skincare is all the rage right now and products are coveted like never before.

Expect to spend between R300 and R2 000 on individual Lelive products or sets of products.


Lancôme is a French luxury perfume and cosmetics house that distributes products internationally and is part of L’Oréal’s luxury products division.

The brand recently brought renowned international makeup expert Sheika Daley to South Africa to speak to an exclusive collection of key beauty opinion leaders, beauty press and VIP customers.

Guests enjoyed the opportunity to learn from one of the most in-demand makeup artists in the global entertainment industry against the backdrop of the elegant 5-star luxury hotel, The Westcliff Four Seasons.

Sheika shared her tips and tricks on using the luxury French beauty brand on the face of self-proclaimed Lancôme girl Shudufhadzo Musida and offered valuable tips for navigating a successful career in the beauty world fast paced

One of the two gems featured in The Citizen was the Advanced Gentrifique Youth Acting Concentrate, available at most high-end South African beauty shops for around R1800.

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Another gem that loves The Citizen’s beauty desk is Lancôme’s No-Shine Loose Setting Powder.

With a hot Christmas in the middle of summer and long days spent with family, this setting powder would be the welcome gift for the beauty lovers in your life.

Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrating Anti-Aging Lotion

Just before the festive season arrives, local retailer Clicks held its annual beauty extravaganza, this time called the Clicks Beauty Playground and it’s one of the best places in South Africa for beauty lovers to familiarize themselves with the latest trends and the most current products ahead. the festive season.

One such product is the Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrating Anti-Aging Lotion.

This product “is a rejuvenating, easily absorbed facial moisturizer with a hydrating formula, designed for frequent application”

Best of all, it contains super hyaluronic acid, collagen and retinol, all things a beauty lover needs. And it will only cost you R260.

Softn’free hair mask and curl lengthening gel

This brand has been releasing new products for women of all hair types in recent years, and the latest offerings we’re loving are their Curl Elongating Gel Hair Mask with Flaxseed Oil and Rose Water.

The brand promises the gel will prevent frizz, stretch natural curls with definition and maintain shine without frizz. “It’s the perfect way to achieve gravity-defying moisture-soaked curls.”

The products retail for around R80 at Clicks.

Playgirl stamp and liner

This product is a recently released product from Playgirl that features a wing tip stamp on one end and a felt tip liner on the other with the promise of helping you “get precise lines every time”.

This is a great gift idea for the people in your life who love a good liner and wish they could spend less time achieving the winged tip look, or for those who are too afraid to try it because they’re afraid they won’t get it right

This item will cost you no more than R200 at Clicks.


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Avon Justine Solartec Skincare sunscreen

No beauty gift guide would be complete without a little sunscreen.

Avon Justine has a lightweight, non-sticky sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 for high-level, broad-spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays.

This particular sunscreen is enriched with provitamin B5 for extra moisture and comes in a convenient pump for easy application.

It’s also fragrance-free, which is perfect for people who don’t react too well to fragrance.

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