The holidays have their way of taking a toll on our skin. The festive, fast-paced world has turned eight hours of sleep from necessity into a luxury (especially during this time of year), casting dull shadows over our skin. A great way to reawaken lifeless, shopped-out skin—and cast the illusion of a full night’s sleep—is with a face mask.

Inspired by Cover Up!, our December/January issue men’s masks feature, here are a few other stellar shields to stuff into stockings—with women in mind.

Up first to bat is Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask. Call this sweet wake-up call a citrus-y kick for your skin in the a.m. I’ve been using this eco, icy cool, coffee bean-infused cosmetic for the past few weeks and have been, well, zinging…

Simply apply to cleansed skin, wait 10 minutes, then tissue off. Let caffeine, cucumber, lemon and orange oils work their magic.

If your friend’s concern is dryness caused by biting winter weather, stuff SkinCeutical’s Hydrating B5 Masque in their stocking. Formulated with vitamin B5, this award-winning gel works wonders on stressed skin and is suitable for all skin types.

Simply apply weekly to hydrate a moisture-derived face for a youthful, glowing appearance. Bonus? Its unique complex activates the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) with healthy antioxidants.


GinZing mask, T Galleria Hawaii by DFS
Hydrating B5 mask, $54, Dr. Joseph Tsai & Dr. Shim Ching, Honolulu

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