For two years in a row now, I’m impressed by quality, clinical grade ingredients and effectiveness of products in the SkinStore Holiday Edit. SkinStore curates a box of the highest impact skincare products available each year in their holiday limited edition box. They feel extraordinary on my skin while simultaneously deliver visible improvements. If you are seeking new day and nighttime moisturizers or other skincare products that are both effective and affordable, then this SkinStore Holiday Edit is most definitely worth your consideration. It’s worth over $500 and will be an awesome holiday gift as well. This 12-piece holiday beauty box contains 7 full size products. It’s 50% off now, free beauty bag at SkinStore plus I’ll have a promo code for extra $10 off. This box has the first and probably the only one item entering my Hall of Fame this year. Enjoy!
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SkinStore Holiday Edit Review
SkinStore Holiday Edit 2021 The Holiday Edit is Here—Gift the Season’s Best in Skin Care. Skinstore’s Holiday Edit is a coveted collection—and the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast in your life. Valued at over $500, it features a full skin care routine (and then some!) from top brands like ELEMIS, 111Skin, and more for only $150!
SkinStore Holiday Edit 2021 Contents:
- Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – Full Size – Worth $38
- PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator – Full Size – Worth $50
- EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum – Full Size – Worth $56
- BABOR Hydra Ampoules – Full Size – Worth $29.95
- VERSO Super Eye Serum – Full Size – Worth $65
- Medik8 Clarity Peptides Serum – Full Size – Worth $49
- Knesko Diamond Radiance Face Mask – Full Size – Worth $45
- Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks – 6 Pack – Worth $25
- 111SKIN Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream NAC Y2 – Deluxe Sample – Worth $84 | Full size $280
- U Beauty Resurfacing Compound – Travel Size – Worth $59 | Full size $228
- NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm – Deluxe Sample – Worth $10
- NEST Fragrances Bamboo Mini Votive – Deluxe Sample – Worth $8
Here’s my SkinStore Holiday Edit 2021 review!
Medik8 Clarity Peptides Serum Review – Full Size – Worth $49
A daily serum for stressed out skin. A 10% niacinamide formula with zinc PCA and peptide technology, Clarity Peptides is the clear solution to restore a visibly flawless complexion. Everyday life and its stressors can take its toll on skin, often leading to imperfections and a loss in skin’s vitality. Clarity Peptides is designed to help overcome these issues. Infused with niacinamide and zinc PCA, the milky serum is hydrating, while helping to promote a decongested, balanced-looking complexion. Futhermore, Crystalide™ Peptide technology helps skin say goodbye to a dull, tired appearance, leaving the complexion with a visibly illuminated, glass-skin effect. Clarity Peptides leaves the complexion visibly perfected and radiant with a glass-like finish.
Water, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dimethicone, Zinc PCA, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Carnosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-10, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid.
IcanGWP Review: Here’s the new cult favorite brand “Medik8” from Britain! It’s new for the US market and pretty difficult to come by any samples. We are so lucky to get a full size serum from SkinStore. The serum has a light milky lotion texture. It helps with spreading and absorbing the product in a breeze. The vacuum packaging is a nice touch. Even though, they don’t advertise themselves as a clean beauty nor sensitive skin brand, as you can see from the impressive list of ingredients – no flags, all green! It contains an impressive 10% niacinamide (the second ingredient). It has years of research proving its usefulness to skin like reducing pore size, improving skin texture, and brightening skin tone. Niacinamide works brilliantly with core moisturizer ingredients like glycerin, oil, and sodium hyaluronate – which are all present. Zinc PCA helps to tackle blemish-causing bacteria for a flawless-looking complexion. I love peptides and they have a lot in the tube. I have combo skin and this is like a dream lotion.
NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm Review – Deluxe Sample – Worth $10
Discover NEOM Organics London Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm, a nourishing hand balm enriched with rich cocoa butter and softening shea butter.
Nothing affects how you look or feel as much as sleep, or lack of it. With this in mind, the Neom Scent To Sleep™ range has been specially formulated with natural fragrance which not only smells wonderful but also has a relaxing effect on the mind and body. The Neom Scent to Sleep™ fragrance, Tranquillity, is a complex blend of the purest possible essential oils, including English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine, all expertly blended to help you relax and prepare for sleep.
IcanGWP Review: If you love lavender and want a lot of it for goodnight sleep, NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm wouldn’t disappoint you. The lavender scent is so powerful, strong and has good staying power. The balm is one of the richest balms I have tried.
Knesko Diamond Radiance Face Mask Review – Full Size – Worth $45
Experience the strength, brilliance, and power of diamonds to combat signs of aging and fatigue to reveal your true, youthful glow. Immerse yourself in this exquisite collagen-based mask that clings to your skin, lovingly and gently exfoliating and brightening to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin and pamper your spirit. You’ll feel a deep, radiating energy from a sublime blend of diamond powder and the loving, healing energy of Reiki designed to brighten, hydrate and energize the skin. Rejoice in the celebration of self-care as this luxurious mask minimizes pores, diminishes dark circles and evens your skin tone to reveal your inner beauty.
Agua, Glycerin, Algin, Sodium PCA, Collagen (Marine), Hyaluronic Acid, Diamond Powder, Ubiquinone (COQ10), Niacinamide (Vit B3), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Mica, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol
Made Without: Formaldehyde & Formaldehyde Donors, Butylene/benzyl And Propylene Glycols, Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Silicons, Triclosan, Oxybenzone And Paraffins
IcanGWP Review: A little bit about Knesko, Knesko combines science and spiritually to treat the skin holistically. They are infusing their masks with gems and minerals, the brand aims to activate the chakras and rejuvenate skin.
This is the item that I’m most excited to try in the box. The Knesko mask comes in two-pack packaging. One for the forehead and eyes and another for the chin areas. The hydrogel masks are thick and have a beautiful pink holographic shine on them. They are soaked in the clear liquid pans. The application is easy, not sticky nor glue-y. The mask itself has no scent and fit my undereye areas quite snug like vacuum sealed– which I like. I don’t know if my face is small or big compared to average but this mask seems to be really wide but short for me.
I left it on 20 minutes and the results are the most impactful ever for all sheet masks I have tried. It plumps the skin and fine lines temporarily disappeared. Turned back time for like 10 years easily. My skin is very soft, hydrated and feel so young. The plumping is temporary of course but I like the benefits and reserve the rest of the liquid in the package to use as a serum. I can fill up around a 0.15oz bottle.
I know that using real diamonds as an ingredient no. 7 is going to cost a lot but I hope that it’s a little cheaper. I will repurchase this product. They have a nice kit ($199 worth $308) that we can try Diamond, Nanogold, Rose Quartz, and Black Pearl masks.
This is a wonderful mask, one of the best masks. I highly recommend it! This is the first and probably the only one item entering my Hall of Fame this year.
BABOR Hydra Ampoules – Full Size – Worth $29.95
Innovative and highly effective, each serum-based ampoule contains a complex balance of Hyaluronic Acid and a plant-based Polymer Moisturizer, which work in synergy to deliver essential hydration and lock in moisture with a protective film. Skin feels plump, fresh and instantly invigorated with a restored vitality.
VERSO Super Eye Serum Review – Full Size – Worth $65
Awaken the delicate eye area with the Super Eye Serum from VERSO. Suitable for sensitive skin types, the lightweight serum targets visible signs of ageing and results in a firm, radiant and youthful look.
Fortified with a Retinol 8 Complex, the anti-ageing formula activates the skin and stimulates a natural production of collagen, which dramatically reduces visible signs of ageing. The serum also boasts amino acids, which target and visibly diminish issues at the eye area, including fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Expect supple skin that is luminous and younger-looking.
IcanGWP Review: The eye serum is what most people normally omit in their skincare regimen, including me. When I add Verso super eye serum to my routine, I find it helps tremendously on puffiness and holding more hydration.
111SKIN Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream NAC Y2 Review – Deluxe Sample – Worth $84 | Full size $280
An ultra-hydrating recovery cream that effectively combats signs of aging to revitalize the skin at night.
This powerful formula restores volume and enables the skin to recover from daily environmental aggressors while stimulating cell regeneration so you wake up to smooth, hydrated and radiant skin. A high concentration of hyaluronic acid protects, captures and retains moisture; centella asiatica stimulates the synthesis of collagen; NAC Y2 rejuvenates the cells and protects against environmental
IcanGWP Review: 111SKIN is such an excellent brand and is worth trying. It has proven to offer innovative and unique ingredients for normally play-safe luxury skincare standards. I’m always eager to explore more of their impressive line. 111Skin packaging is always aesthetically pleasing. Kudos to 111SKIN, the cream doesn’t have any punctual scent like some other line! Love that the oil-serum texture is not too heavy on the runny side. It soaks into the skin, and left it velvety, soft and supple. My skin looks fresher. I can’t wait to see long term results and I think it’s appropriate for those who are looking for skin aging prevention and want to add massive hydration. It receives 4.5 average reviews at Nordstrom. I would not recommend this product if you’re pregnant or nursing.
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound Review – Travel Size – Worth $59 | Full size $228
A simplified, single-step skin care routine engineered to revolutionize the way you approach skin care.
This high-performance formula helps visibly resurface skin’s appearance without causing irritation. It helps brighten, resurface, renew, tighten, equalize and defend skin in one nourishing step. Skin is left with a smoother, brighter and more revitalized appearance, with pores appearing diminished and dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles visibly faded. This treatment features patent-pending SIREN capsule technology, which lures free-radicals to it like a magnet, neutralizing them and allowing key anti-aging actives to penetrate skin.
Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dimethyl Sulfone, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycolic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Lactobionic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glutathione, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/ Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Mandelic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Linolenic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.
IcanGWP Review: The yellow gel resurfacing compound from U Beauty spreads easily. It doesn’t have any scent and dries completely matte. My skin feels tighter and absorbs other products better. The gel has all the heavy-hitters like Antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, peptides, retinol, hyaluronic acids, AHAs, Aloe, or witch hazel. Please note that I have combo skin so AHAs are not on my list. It could have so much potential for dry – normal skin types. Several reviewers have reported U Beauty had nice transformative results. There were over 20K people who ordered this serum the first day it launched. I don’t recommend this product if you’re pregnant or nursing.
Here’s a little bit from U Beauty about their patent-pending technology: “The SIREN Capsule’s molecular structure sends it right where it needs to be: anywhere that free radicals accumulate. After it lures the free radical by cleverly tricking it, the SIREN Capsule neutralizes the free radical, stopping it in its tracks. Next, it unloads its key ingredients to visibly boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid levels.”.
EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum Review – Full Size – Worth $56
EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum, powered by proprietary AAComplex Technology, helps to repair damaged skin barrier, calms skin and helps to minimize the risk of irritation. Enriched with antioxidants to help defend against free radical damage. The serum contains twice the concentration* of the AAC.
IcanGWP Review: EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum has light gel texture. The clean scent is like when we walk close to the organic beauty shelf. I find it has quite a bit of silicone that is clogging the pores and is not ideal for combo skin like mine.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks Review – 6 Pack – Worth $25
2021 Allure Readers’ Choice Award | 2021 Harper’s Bazaar Anti-Aging Award | 2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award | 2018 Hollywood Life Best Luxury Beauty Award
These gold foil eye masks visibly brighten, hydrate and reduce puffiness while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. Two colors to choose from, same great formula.
IcanGWP Review: Whoa, it’s very Met Gala night with this glamorous gold foil eye masks! I love it, they are soft and stay so well when I was moving around. Key ingredients are glycerin, aloe leave juice, panthenol, and calendula extract. It works like they claimed, my undereye puffiness is calmed. Most reviewers reported improvements in puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles.
NEST Fragrances Bamboo Mini Votive Review – Deluxe Sample – Worth $8
Flowering bamboo is mingled with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accords in the Bamboo Scented Votive Candle from NEST Fragrances.
NEST New York scented candles are made with a premium, soft, highly-refined, cosmetic-grade wax that is proprietary to NEST Fragrances and was developed to optimize burn and fragrance throw. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials available. The wax base incorporates the same grade of waxes used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and contains ingredients such as paraffin, soy and natural oils. NEST New York uses only lead-free wicks made of a high-quality braided cotton or paper.
IcanGWP Review: The teeny tiny candle is the real deal! The entire box is smells heavenly. It takes quite some time for the perfume to start spreading. Jasmine is the first note and then intoxicating bamboo is what lasts and lingers. I like that it’s easy going and can be used day or night, any season and also with any guests including kids. I left it on the table and it provides a relaxing aroma even without lighting it up. So far this is my favorite scented candle from NEST. Please note that it doesn’t have very complex notes so you may find it smells like soap a bit.
PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator Review – Full Size – Worth $50
A rich moisturizer that hydrates and firms dry and mature skin. Fruit extracts, including olive and almond, infuse antioxidants into the skin while firming it, and multiple rich moisturizing ingredients hydrate, soothe and smooth.
Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate, butryrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract, cucumis sativus (Cucumber) fruit extract, ethylhexylglycerin, glycol distearate, helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, phenoxyethanol, potassium cetyl phosphate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, tocopherol, xanathan gum, carbomer, sodium hydroxide, tetrasodium EDTA.
IcanGWP Review: All of PCA Skin products are made with the highest dermatologist-approved quality ingredients. I’m glad that we don’t have to buy it direct from an esthetician. This glorious cream is packed with high levels of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. As you can see from CosDNA ingredient, there’s only one yellow flag – it is gentle for all skin types. This mid-weight cream has no scent nor exfoliant. It keeps my skin very well hydrated and moisturized. It’s light enough that it doesn’t give me any acne. It gets 4.7 average reviews at Nordstrom. Most reviewers love it as a nighttime cream for dry mature skins.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Review – Full Size – Worth $38
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is a 3-in-1 melting cleanser that easily removes makeup, daily visible pollutants and impurities for a soft and glowing complexion.
This No.1 best-seller transforms into 3 unique textures for the ultimate cleansing experience: it nourishes as a balm, easily removes makeup as a cleansing oil and hydrates as a cleansing milk.
Its unique blend of 9 essential oils including Lavender, Chamomile and Eucalyptus smell like heaven in a jar to invigorate the senses. Formulated without mineral oils, it also combines Rose and Mimosa waxes with Elderberry, Starflower and Optimega Oils. Skin is left feeling deeply cleansed, soothed and supremely soft.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Silica, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Cera (Wax), Glycerin, Lecithin, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosa Multiflora (Rose) Flower Cera (Wax), Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Geraniol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Wood Oil, Limonene, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Menthol, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citric Acid.
IcanGWP Review: I loved it since the first touch of this Elemis cleansing balm. The yellow balm is so elegantly soft and it melts into the skin so beautifully.
The SkinStore holiday beauty box is one of the most unique, effective and amazing skincare boxes I have tried this year. Most full size items are $65 or under so we can continue buy them if we like them. Just to get to try the Knesko mask is well worth it for this box. I highly recommend A+!
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Katie @ IcanGWP Beauty Blog
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