Joanna’s Holiday Gift Guide


Joanna wraps the best gifts of 2021

It’s that time when your inbox gets flooded with gift guides. The format can be controversial — some savvy shoppers prefer to browse for themselves, while others rely heavily on gift guides to create their holiday shopping lists. At Joanna Vargas, we lean towards the latter category, specifically to help holiday shoppers choose that often-overlooked skincare gift.

“Personally, I love a gift guide,” says founder Joanna Vargas. “I always try to think outside the box and skincare is a real luxury. Not everyone works it into their budget (but everyone wants it) and there is something very special about opening a product, smelling it for the first time and applying it to your skin.”


Skeptical about the idea of ​​gifting your loved ones with skincare products? We get it; Skin care is something that can be very personal. However, it’s also one of those indulgences that often ranks low on the list of things to indulge in, and depending on the type of person you’re buying for, there’s usually a skincare product or experience that they really become Love.

“Skincare is a multi-sensory experience,” says Joanna, “and indulging in it creates a series of small but beautiful memories.” Premium skincare products and treatments are also available the The perfect way to let someone know that it’s okay to take a little time for yourself – and during this busy holiday season, what could be better than that?

And so, without further ado, we bring you the Joanna Vargas Holiday Gift Guide, chock-full of products, treatments and ideas to spoil that special someone(s) in your life. Just don’t forget to scroll to the end and treat yourself.


For your best friend: All Aglow Holiday Set

Why it’s the perfect gift: Curated by Joanna, this kit includes everything you need to maintain a glowing, lasting glow throughout the holiday season. The All Aglow Set includes our Vitamin C Face Wash, Rejuvenation Serum and Glow-to-Go Mask Set, rounding out a trifecta of products all besties can appreciate.

From Johanna:“Every good friend wants their best friend to look good for the party season. Nothing adds shine like a good face oil and a pack of masks – there’s one for every condition of skin – whether it’s before the party, after the party, or to see your mom.”


For the person who has everything: Magic Glow Wand

Why it’s the perfect gift: We all know and love someone who just seems to have it all, but chances are they don’t have it This. It’s no superfluous piece of skincare fuzz, either: the Magic Glow Wand is a necessary addition to any skincare routine because it reduces the appearance of puffiness, brightens your complexion, and is super comfortable to the touch. very good to use. The wand has both hot and cool modes with a massage option and is perfect for use with serum, a sheet mask or simply to peel off after washing.

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From Johanna: “I think this gift is great because it’s one of the most unique facial tools out there. There are four settings so you can go through even the most professional at-home facial you’ve ever had and really improve your self-care.”


For the skincare obsessive: The Professionals Kit

Why it’s the perfect gift: If you have someone on your list who considers themselves a skincare enthusiast, this gift is sure to impress. It’s basically a complete at-home facial in one package, including the Rescue Serum, Exfoliating Mask, Glow to Go Mask Set, and Magic Glow Wand. For those who prioritize ritual self-care, this is the skincare gift that keeps on giving.


From Johanna: “The Wand provides the structure to give yourself the perfect at-home facial. The kit contains all the products you need to complete each step of your perfect self-care moment. So it’s like giving the gift of an amazing Sunday night every day for six months.”

For the skincare newbie: The essentials set

Why it’s the perfect gift: Not everyone is a home skincare pro – but don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect gift for them too. The perfect starting point for developing a targeted skincare routine, the Essential Set includes the Vitamin C Face Wash, Day Serum, Exfoliating Mask and Revitalizing Eye Cream.

From Johanna: “Everyone always asks for the basic tools needed to have glowing skin and this kit really is the combination of all of those things. These are the easiest products to use, the easiest to incorporate into your life and suitable for all skin types.”

For the snow bunny: rejuvenating serum

Why it’s the perfect gift: Is your best friend flying to Aspen for the holidays? First, you should ask her to join her — and if she doesn’t, send her off with the necessary skincare for some post-piste TLC. *The* antidote to dry, cracked winter skin, Rejuvenating Serum harnesses the power of six different intensely hydrating oils to deeply hydrate skin without clogging pores. Just make sure you tell whoever you’re gifting it to to send a selfie of their post-ski, post-serum glow.

From Johanna: “This is for the friend who’s going to spend the winter break somewhere on a ski slope. The rejuvenation serum prevents your skin from feeling too chapped or too dry and helps it look its best when chilling by the fire at night.”

For the jet setter: Glow to Go mask set

Why it’s the perfect gift: In the world of skincare, nothing is more portable than a sheet mask, and the Glow to Go Mask set includes five, each with a different purpose and effect on skin. This is something your beloved jet setter will achieve before their next flight.

From Johanna: “I love sheet masks because they allow you to really customize your treatment and see exactly what your skin needs. The Glow to Go is perfect because you get five different types of treatments in each box. You can really see what your skin is asking of you, diagnose your skin and walk away with healthy skin afterwards.”

For the self-care enthusiast: the ritual kit

Why it’s the perfect gift: Do you have a friend or family member who always seems to be calling you while you’re luxuriating in the tub? If so, this is *the* gift for her. The set includes the Ritual Brush and Ritual Bar – use the former to exfoliate before stepping into the shower or bath, and the latter for an all-over super-gentle cleanse.

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From Johanna: “This is perfect for any friend who loves to ritualize self-care, nothing feels more luxurious than brushing your body dry before a bath and then using a super hydrating healing bar, like the Ritual Bar, to restore your skin and… Making you feel revitalized.”

For the person who is difficult to shop for: Small luxuries

Why it’s the perfect gift: Everyone knows that the best Christmas gifts are often the simplest. Our soap bars and custom sheet masks are the perfect option for those on your list who want to indulge in a skincare gem that doesn’t sacrifice thoughtfulness and luxury.

From Johanna: “Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to feel luxurious, and these little gift items are great for sending someone love without breaking the bank or anything.”

For the social butterfly: Triple Crown Facial

Why it’s the perfect gift: Let’s be honest: there are only a few of us who would not I love the gift of our Triple Crown facial, which combines microdermabrasion, microcurrent and oxygen-infused therapy to refine, tighten and tone your skin. However, it would be the absolutely perfect gift for that special person in your life who stays booked and busy over the holiday season – you can even book two and join them before your next event.

From Johanna: “If you’re looking to gift someone who attends countless Christmas parties or just loves to be on the go, the Triple Crown facial is our luxurious signature treatment. This is perfect for your very own red carpet moment.”

For last-minute shoppers: The Almighty Gift Card

Why it’s the perfect gift: Because sometimes the best gift is to let someone decide for themselves what they want.

From Joanna: “Sometimes people forget that the funniest gift is when you can buy what you love. A gift certificate is a great way to give someone the ability to choose their favorite items rather than making the decision for them.”

For yourself: Supernova Serum

Why it’s the perfect gift: You’ve made it to the end of this holiday gift guide (hopefully with a few more solid additions to your shopping list), which means it’s time to stop thinking about other people and start thinking about yourself. Serum is the ultimate self-care elixir: it contains 0.25% retinol to support skin elasticity and improve clarity. It has a luxurious texture, smells amazing and absorbs easily into the skin. In other words, it’s the icing on the Christmas shopping cake, because when it’s just you in your bathroom mirror, taking the time to celebrate yourself.

From Johanna: “The best way to take care of other people is to take care of yourself first. Supernova serum is suitable for every skin type and tone, and because it’s a retinol, it treats everything from acne to fine lines to skin elasticity. It is the perfect self-care for you and your skin.”

All orders get free shipping. Make sure you order by December 20th to arrive before December 25th.


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