How to Christmas Shop for Skincare Like an Expert

Clare McLoughlin
By Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience.

Christmas Gift Guide

The run-up to the big day can be one of the most stressful periods of the year, with seemingly so much to think about and so little time. This is a feeling shared by many people, not least those who find themselves working overtime to make sure it all goes off without a hitch.

This Christmas Gift Guide aims to lighten the load as we approach the festive season and give you some top tips for skincare-based stocking fillers for friends, family and colleagues alike. You might even find a little treat for yourself by the end of the list. 

Let’s get started. 

iS Clinical Active Serum 
Give the gift of clear, blemish-free skin with iS Clinical’s Active Serum. Composed of natural exfoliants and breakout-battling ingredients, this skincare essential should occupy the top spot on any self-respecting Christmas list.

Its unique formula has been cleverly developed to eliminate lines and wrinkles, reduce hyperpigmentation and soften skin texture.
Active Serum should be applied in moderation (3-5 drops an evening) after cleansing for best results


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iS Clinical LiPerfection Trio
The cold weather can play havoc with our lips, leaving them dry, chapped and flaky. iS Clinical’s LiPerfection Trio strives to right these wrongs with the inclusion of three outstanding products. The first of these, Lip Polish, gently exfoliates to clear away dead skin cells and enrich the lips’ overall appearance.

The accompanying Lip Elixir draws on botanical extracts and antioxidants to smooth, hydrate and soften this sensitive facial feature.

LiProtect SPF 35, which rounds off the set, is a nourishing lip balm complete with powerful (and much-needed) broad-spectrum protection.

The LiPerfection Trio gives you everything you need to comfort and protect one of the most precious parts of your face. Now, where’s that mistletoe?… 

Déesse Pro™ Express LED Mask
Exposure to the cold and almost two years of Covid-inspired hand-washing has left us all with hands that are in far from prime condition.

Codage Hand Cream nourishes these oft-neglected parts of the body and boosts protection against the elements. This seasonal must-have is infused with proven anti-ageing ingredients, correcting age spots, lost elasticity and decreasing firmness with every application.

Déesse Pro

Déesse Pro™ Express LED Mask provides

• A Cleansing Complex that cleanses without removing natural hydrating oils

• A Warming Honey Cleanser to smooth and exfoliate the skin

 • A Cream Cleanser to refresh the skin and restore its natural barrier function

This is suitable for all skin types and genders.

Clinical active peel system

iS Clinical Active Peel System.
Most chemical peel treatments require patients to avoid exposure to the sun for a specified period of time. To counteract this, many opt to undergo chemical peels in the milder months, as this makes it easier for them to escape the sun’s radiant glow.
iS Clinical Active Peel System can be used at home as part of your winter skin rejuvenation odyssey and comes in two equally effective parts.

Step 1 focuses on controlled exfoliation, deploying powerful yet gentle botanical extracts to resurface and polish the skin.

Step 2 hydrates, refreshes and protects the newly resurfaced face, bringing this unique home skincare process to a satisfying end.

For everything you need to know about iS Clinical read our FAQ. Got any burning questions about iS Clinical products? Ask our iS Clinical experts! Of course, if you are looking to fill your stockings with iS Clinical products then visit our iS Clinical Clinics.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, lip enhancement and chemical peel treatment FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the lines and wrinklehyperpigmentation, lip enhancement and chemical peel treatment questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited lines and wrinkle clinicshyperpigmentation clinics, lips enhancement clinics and chemical peel clinics in your area.

Thanks to Clare who founded Appearance Based Medicine in 2004, driven by a desire to provide advanced facial rejuvenation solutions and aesthetic treatments to patients in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

People choose Appearance Based Medicine because of the top-quality and personable service that they receive, and always leave the clinic with a welcome boost to both their inner confidence and outer radiance. 

Check out how Clare can help you!

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