Holiday Gifts for Friends and Relatives

These are ideas you can just throw in a gift bag with a card, and you may need to order a few things from SkinTour or other websites:


For a runner: The fabulous Lululemon winter running hat with the fuzzy ear flaps – lightweight and sill has a ponytail hole. Pair this with a Jack Black SPF 25 lip gloss or the Jane Iredale lip sunscreen (not glossy).


For a Francophile or shopper: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel (interesting and funny book) and a tube of Chanel lipstick in a fun color.


Watergirls, snorkeling and scuba diving: That tube of Colorscience powder sunscreen can be layered over other sunscreens and is biodegradable. Pair it with a very cool sun protective shirt from the new LA company Seea or the Cannonball Waterproof mascara (the best – by Urban Decay).


A friend bent on self-improvement for the new year: A tube of zinc-containing tinted sunscreen for am (try the SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion) and then in the pm the SkinMedica Retinol (use it over a moisturizer to start), and a pamphlet on the new fat busting technology Coolsculpting.

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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