It's that time of year again! When friends and family come together to celebrate, and gifts are exchanged left, right, and centre. For those who love to gift, this is the perfect time to flex those muscles, but for those who find it hard to nail down something spectacular... we're here to help!
Gone are the days of silly Christmas cracker jokes and useless plastic toys... In with the skincare! If you haven't perused our gorgeous Christmas Cracker already, you have the choice of 8 full sized, vegan-friendly Q+A products, so your besties aren't missing out on the good stuff! We appreciate that you may not readily discuss your skin type and skin concerns with your friends, so let this little guide match your friend to their ideal cracker.
Liquorice Lip Oil
This one is for everyone! We all have lips, don't we? But in the spirit of being specific, this one is for your makeup buffs, pouters, and the friends who have chapped lips no matter how manly lip balms they seem to have in every bag and pocket (hint: it's because lip balms stop your lips from absorbing moisture). The soybean active naturally plumps your lips for an enviable pout. Remember, it’s a full-sized product, so it will keep their lips looking luscious long after Christmas!
Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum
It's no wonder this super hydrator is one of the Q+A community favourites! Suited to all skin types and silky to apply, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates deep within your skin cells for long lasting hydration. If your friend suffers with dry skin, or just doesn't feel their complexion is as bright and glowing as it should be, look no further. Hyaluronic Acid can also benefit mature skin by replacing lost hydration, which makes it the perfect choice for a friend who's concerned about ageing skin.
Caffeine Eye Serum
You know those friends who stay up to all hours of the night and then desperately need their morning coffee to roll out of bed? This one is for them. Caffeine doesn't just kickstart your day, but helps to keep your circulation moving quickly to boost recovery and lift those dark circles and bags. A quick roll over your under-eye area before stepping out of the house is enough to ease any evidence of the night before.
Squalane Facial Oil
For the friend that is prepared for everything. Dry cuticles? Squalane. Damaged, lacklustre hair? Squalane. Sensitive, dry patch on your face? Squalane. Skin needs a pick me up? Squalane. They don't fuss about fancy fixes and fads... They get to the point and they get the job done.
Zinc PCA Facial Serum
Got a friend who’s always asking for tips when it comes to treating breakouts? All I have to say, is Zinc PCA. This serum balances your oil levels to help bring down any shine, and works to clear your skin of pesky blemishes. It's also a great remedy for 'maskne'.
Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel
This one is for your go-getters, travellers, and slightly older friends starting to show the effects of their time in the sun. Pure peptides build new collagen to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, aloe vera soothes and protects against anything their future ventures may throw their way. Day by the beach, evening trail walks and up for the sunrise the next day to do it all again? Seaweed Peptide is there for you.
Peptide Facial Serum
If your friend has had a particularly draining year (and haven’t we all!), look no further than this serum for the ultimate pick me up and skin refresh. Just like in the Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel, pure peptides build new collagen levels in the skin for younger, more elastic skin. Its super hydrating to keep that complexion looking bright and healthy. If you know your friend is a lover of our Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum, Peptide Facial Serum is a great choice if you want to introduce them to something new, as it also contains Hyaluronic Acid a-plenty!
Super Food Facial Oil
This nourishing and repairing oil is perfect for your friend that understands the importance of treating oneself, self-care evenings, and taking time to unwind. Gift this to someone you feel deserves a pamper. As a daily, weekly, or even monthly refresher, Super Food Facial Oil is ready for your DIY spa evenings, facial massages, and regular rejuvenation. With so many fruity oils, vitamins, EFA's and more, it's like a proper healthy breakfast bowl... but for your skin.
Still can't decide? Grab your favourite 6 and bring them to Christmas dinner to shuffle and open at random, and you're not missing out on the excitement of a normal Christmas cracker... just the paper hat.
Even better, from today get your second cracker half price!
Now the entire family and friends can share in the Q+A festivities, without breaking the bank.
Good luck with all your gift buying,
Amy @ Team Q+A
Online community coordinator at Q+A and hoping for a lip oil in my cracker!