The Best Skincare Products To Use As Stocking Stuffers

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It's been the year of many ups and downs. But one thing that's remained on an upward spiral is many people's ever-growing skincare routines. What for many began as a simple face wash and moisturizer routine has escalated into something resembling the infamous Korean 10-step routine (via Soko Glam). Skincare influencers have been around for years now, and while many avid fans have been big on skincare for ages, there's certainly been an exponential growth in interest ever since TikTok entered the chat. 

Skincare TikTok is a delightful corner of the internet where everyone shares their routines, hacks, and new holy grail products while helping spread education on the correct ways to use skincare (via Cosmopolitan). While you may have only had a couple of friends that are skincare-addicts in the past, you're surely to have a whole bunch now. The good news is, skincare is one of the easiest and funnest categories to buy gifts for! There's always a new exciting trend or unique product you can guarantee your skincare-loving friend will appreciate. Here's a round-up of some of the trendiest and most on-point skincare products you can pop into your loved one's stocking to supplement those socks and chocolates. 

For the gua sha gal

While many may have just delved into the world of Gua Shas and facial rollers simply for how cute they look and fun they are to use, they actually serve a much better purpose. Gua Shas feel luxurious and special to use, but they can also give your skin insane lifting results (via Teen Vogue). 

Your skincare-loving friend is guaranteed to either have one on their wishlist or already own one — this fun uniquely shaped Gua Sha is the perfect stocking stuffer for either. Jenny Patinkin's Uplifting Gua Sha Heart ($34) comes in an adorable heart-shape and is made from real rose quartz. The shape isn't only visually appealing, but it's also designed with curves to perfectly hug the curves of your face.

For the climate conscious

Well, it arguably should be every single person we know, but the truth is you probably only have one or two standout friends that do their part in protecting the environment and working overtime to reduce, reuse, recycle. Why not use their stocking to do some good yourself and support their commitment?

Skincare fans work through a crazy amount of cotton pads and buds when it comes to applying their products, which is why reusable cotton pads have become a popular way to help the problem (via MSN). Gift your friend The Detox Market's Reusable Rounds ($18) made of organic cotton and bamboo, and get yourself a set too (via Harper's Bazaar). 

For the TikTok trend tracker

Now this one is perfect for your friend that fully discovered the world of skincare through TikTok. Countless viral products have come and gone on TikTok from Glow Recipe to CeraVe, but one product still remains the one people instantly think of when thinking of TikTok beauty products — yes, the blood mask (via Teen Vogue). 

When your loved one finds The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ($7.20) in their stocking, they'll instantly recognize it (via The Strategist). Sure, it got famous for how creepy it looks, but this mask is also a game-changer for smoothing your skin texture and helping with breakouts. 

For the Japanese skincare fan

Korean and Japanese beauty have really made a huge impact in the skincare world. First, their unique routines and methods made their way over, and now some of the most popular skincare brands are of Asian origins. The one that's had the hugest success is definitely Tatcha (via The Zoe Report). 

An easy product to throw into a stocking while also being extremely luxurious is Tatcha's The Serum Stick ($48). It's the perfect fun-to-use product that your boujee friend will definitely appreciate (via Variety). 

For the masking master

Nothing quite screams self-care like settling down to watch a comfort movie, getting into your pjs, lighting a candle, and throwing on a sheet mask. At first, we all loved sheet masks cause of how fun they were to use and how much we resembled Jason Voorhees — but everyone quickly also realized how relaxing they felt and how amazing the results were for your skin.

Pick up one of Sephora Collection's Holy Sheet Sets ($48) to spread the joy across each and every one of your skincare-addicts by splitting up and tossing one of the 20 sheet masks it comes with into everyone's stocking — you can even save a couple for yourself (via WWD).