recipe for the perfect skincare holiday gift set.

diy skincare

It's almost the season for joy, cheer and all things gifts. We know you're already thinking about holiday sales and creating new products to fit your customer's gift giving needs.

We curated an amazing recipe for a skincare gift set based on the TikTok famous “skin cycling” routine that will spark happiness for your valued customers and makes a perfect present for any beauty lover seeking a little self-care.

No need to brainstorm more holiday gift ideas, this skincare set is everything your beauty-obsessed customers will want this season.

Sit down, grab a hot cup of cider and let’s start makin' greatness!


skincare equals sales

Did you know that beauty products were the only consumer goods sector that saw sales growth over the last year? The increased demand for clean and efficacious skincare products led to a 16% increase in sales.

Raise your cider glass, that is something to celebrate! 

So what makes the best beauty product gifts? Two of the most commonly sought after items are anti-aging products, specifically those that offer brightening and wrinkle reducing benefits.

Makes sense to us, don't we all seek smoother, brighter, and more radiant skin? 

Wait, wait, holdup, what’s skin cycling?

Originally coined by a professional dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, Skin Cycling is an effective yet simple skin care routine based on rotating two products with a 2 day rest period for your skin in between! 


Following the skinimalism trend, this routine is designed not to overwhelm the skin and helps deliver optimal results with reduced risk of overdrying or over exfoliating.


The tag #skincycling has compiled 48.6 million views (as of august) on TikTok, and Dr. Bowe's account has over 800,000 followers! makesy makes it easy for you to capitalize on the demand for this efficacious, global trend!



a peek at the market 

The recipes we created below were inspired by one of the best selling gift sets sold at Sephora, the Sunday Riley Power Couple Advanced Retinol and Lactic Acid Duo.

This dynamic duo is comprised of two similar products that have newer, more innovative alternatives to the skin cycling staples: retinol and glycolic acid (bakuchiol and mandelic acid, respectively). Even better, both were found to be less irritating to your skin! This is great news not just for those with sensitive skin but for all skin types.


diy skincare ingredients

about the ingredients

Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol derived from purple flower petals that was shown to be as effective with less potential for irritation when compared to similar retinol treatments. 

Mandelic acid is growing in popularity as a gentler alternative to other common AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, salicylic, etc.) for exfoliating, brightening, and color correcting benefits.


pricing your new product

Clean products tell a beautiful holiday story you and your customers can believe in, but we think we know the plot you’re looking for — profitability.

You can create this new skincare gift set for less than $500 to start. You'll spend $200 in ingredients (for both formulas), $200 in packaging, and $100 for custom labels. Be sure to use our discount with Vistaprint!

You will have the supplies you need to make 50 (yes, 50!) 2-piece skincare gift sets. Gift sets are the real MVP this holiday season! 

Similar kits, like the Sunday Riley set mentioned above, retail for $70-$80. We suggest you retail your sets starting at $50 each for a projected total of $2,500 in sales, $2,000 in profit.


silicone mask

add a lil' extra mask

Who doesn’t love a free gift? 

Set yourself apart and add an amazing, useful free reusable silicone sheet mask. At less than $5 per mask, your total starting investment for the skincare gifts sets + sheet masks would still be under $750.

Masks are a huge part of the skincare market and for endless reasons! Masks are fun to use, and the benefits are powerful, yielding fast visible results.

The active ingredients have prolonged contact with your face, and boost the health of your skin quickly. Time is a valuable resource, and masks revitalize effectively every single time! 


the skincare set recipes

Here we “g-low” makers…time to share these inspirational recipes! Each set includes a naturally glowing mandelic & hyaluronic acid mask and an overnight repair serum.


naturally glowing mandelic (5%) & hyaluronic acid mask

This mask recipe is a gentle yet effective exfoliating complex of mandelic acid and tropical fruit enzymes to help improve clarity, and brighten dark spots for glowing, younger looking skin. 

Mandelic acid reduces the appearance of dark spots and evens complexion while our unique blend of 7 types of hyaluron helps fill fine lines and wrinkles for plumper, radiant skin. 


What you’ll need to make 50 bottles:


Instructions:

  1. Either in our 4lb glass pouring pitcher or a clean vessel from home, combine all of your ingredients and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  2. Using our stainless steel funnel set or a funnel from home, evenly pour your serum between your 50 frosted glass dropper bottles.
  3. Seal your bottles tightly.  
  4. Add a custom label to your new product using our discounted rate with Vistaprint. Show the part of you that makes this product truly special!

Label ready ingredient listing: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Mandelic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, 1,2 Hexanediol, Organic Pineapple Fruit Extract (Ananas Comosus), Organic Papaya Fruit Extract (Carica Papaya), Organic Papaya Leaf Extract (Carica Papaya), Organic Alcohol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate 


overnight repair serum with bakuchiol (1%) & copaiba:

This innovative and nourishing overnight serum helps to refine pores and reduce the appearance of wrinkles while repairing inflammation in the skin which leads to premature aging and surface redness. Simply use this on top of your nighttime moisturizer and let your skin absorb the bakuchiol overnight!

What you’ll need to make 50 bottles: 


Instructions: 

  1. Either in our 4lb glass pouring pitcher or a clean vessel from home, combine all of your ingredients and 2tbsp (1oz) of filtered water until they are evenly distributed.
  2. Using our stainless steel funnel set or a funnel from home, evenly pour your serum between your 50 frosted glass dropper bottles.
  3. Seal your bottles tightly.  
  4. Add a custom label to your new product using our discounted rate with Vistaprint. Show the part of you that makes this product truly special! 

Label ready ingredient listing: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), copaifera officinalis (balsam copaiba) resin, Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina), DMAE Bitartrate (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), MSM (Dimethyl Sulfone), Bakuchiol, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Phenoxyethanol, Organic Hibiscus Flower Extract (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), Provitamin A (Beta-Carotene), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Provitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol), Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Lecithin, Organic Alcohol, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil, Bulnesia sarmientoi Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Damask Rose Oil, Ribes Nigrum Seed Oil. 


20ml frosted glass bottle

using your skincare set

It's important to educate your customers on how they should add these products into their skincare routine.

The naturally glowing mandelic (5%) & hyaluronic acid mask & overnight repair serum are best used on alternating nights. Exfoliate on night 1 and use the overnight repair serum on night 2.  Continue with your normal skincare routine (cleanser, moisturiszer, etc.)  for 2 nights and then begin the cycle again!

ready, set, add to cart

You don’t have to think twice about how to serve your customers' needs this gifting season as we made it super simple with these on-trend beauty gifts.

Just add all the components into your makesy cart, grab a bow and you are ready to g-low!!!!!!!! (We love a good pun!)

At makesy, we always want to make it easy and affordable for you to spread holiday cheer to your customers. We hope these skincare recipes are helpful in making your holiday season a huge success!

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