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Your Holiday Gift Guide from Our Experts at the Cosmetic Treatment Center

Posted in: Cosmetic Medicine

We all have that certain someone on our shopping list. You want to find the perfect gift for them, but don’t know where to begin.
Fear not! Your struggle is over.
The professionals at the University of Michigan Health-West Cosmetic Treatment Center have assembled a list of must-have products to help anyone on your “nice” list look and feel even nicer. As your local source for professional cosmetic products, we have just what you need. (You might even find a treat for yourself — feel free to share this list with someone who’s shopping for you!)
Read on for our experts’ Top 10 picks — and a bonus 11th idea.

No. 10: Jane Iredale® Magic Mitt®
This microfiber cleansing cloth makes a great stocking stuffer. It quickly and completely removes makeup with just warm water. It gently penetrates the oils that bond makeup to the skin while gently exfoliating and promoting skin health.

No. 9: Jane Iredale HydroPure™ Lip Gloss
Your gift recipient will be ready for the mistletoe thanks to the nourishing, ultra-hydrating formula that conditions, plumps and exfoliates. This gloss is ideal for dry, thin, sensitive or aging lips. We can help you choose from more than a dozen shades — or you can pick a variety.

No. 8: Jane Iredale Hydration Spray
When getting ready for the holiday party, this is the perfect finishing touch after cosmetic application: A spritz that feels great and sets the face makeup with natural and organic botanicals. There are several sprays to choose from, and all of them lock in moisture with skin-loving ingredients.

No. 7: Jane Iredale Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain
Lasting color is delivered with this pH-activated lip and cheek stain, rich in natural botanicals, that reacts to the body’s natural chemistry. It goes on clear, then develops differently on lips and cheeks while helping to retain moisture.

No. 6: Avéne Thermal Spring Water
Bottled directly at the source and packaged in a sterile environment, the thermal water spray has been clinically shown to help soothe, soften and calm sensitive skin. Its neutral pH reduces sensitivity and restores skin balance.

No. 5: Obagi Nu-Derm® Foaming Gel and Toner
Before settling in for a long winter’s nap, this gel-based cleanser will cleanse pores and remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil, leaving skin feeling clean and fresh. It’s suitable for normal to oily skin types. After cleansing, the Nu-Derm® Toner is an essential next step in the daily skin care routine. Use after cleansing to remove impurities and dead skin and to prepare the skin for appropriate products.


No. 4: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic® or Phloretin CF
Here’s the formula for a great holiday gift: Vitamin C. Just a few drops of these serums protect against environment damage. And that’s not all. CE Ferulic improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. Phloretin CF diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.

No. 3: Skinceuticals HA Intensifier
This multi-beneficial corrective serum is proven to amplify levels of the skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid —  a natural substance in the body that helps the skin stretch and flex. HA Intensifier improves the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness.

No. 2: SkinBetter InterFuse Treatment Cream EYE
Stay looking festive with this award-winning eye cream that improves the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, puffiness and under-eye darkness. Patented technology smooths skin, reduces puffiness, locks in moisture, and provides antioxidant and skin-brightening benefits.

No. 1: SkinBetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream
A gift that keeps giving, this cream applied as part of a nightly routine significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles in as little as four weeks, with little-to-no irritation. It features a retinoid combined with an alpha hydroxy acid to provide visible skin rejuvenation.

Bonus tip: Still can’t decide what to give that certain someone on your list? No problem — let them pick it out for themselves! A Cosmetic Treatment Center gift card is the perfect option. Now through December 31, purchase $125 in gift cards and receive a $25 coupon.

Stop in to see our wide selection of professional-grade products. Our expert staff would love to help you pick out something special.