19 Crazy-Effective Skincare Treasures Derms Are Gifting Their Friends


Every holiday season, I have to sit down and have a serious chat with myself about my shopping habits. Am I a bit of a shopaholic? Yes. But do I also make sure I leave enough room in my budget to buy the people in my life a few dreamy holiday gifts they'll adore? Also yes. This year, I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I could use some advice. After all, this time of year is our busiest and I'm a tad overwhelmed by all the options.

What do I do when I feel this way? Call in the experts, of course. As a beauty editor, I'm constantly thinking of ways I can give functional gifts people will love that also keep them looking and feeling their healthiest. That's why skincare sets (and individual items, for that matter) make the perfect option. I turned to two leading dermatologists, Dr. Marisa Garshick and Dr. Azadeh Shirazi to see what they'll be buying for their friends and family this year for the holidays. Their picks did not disappoint. They're high quality treasures any skincare enthusiast needs in their arsenal. Keep scrolling for their top picks and a few of my own picks below.


Dr. Marisa Garshick, MD

Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.