Beauty Gift Ideas from Skin Expert Ada Polla

Ada Polla Alchimie Forever

Sometimes, the best beauty gift ideas don’t come from Pinterest or catalogs. From a luxe fragrance to a must-have winter skin product, my dear friend and fellow beauty guru, CEO of Alchimie Forever Ada Polla, is dishing on beauty gift ideas she likes to give and get.

Ada’s Gift List:

Aveda Stress Relief Gift Set—“The lavender aroma of these products is just delightful and everyone can use a little less stress!”

A Gift of Peace and Light Aveda Candle—“I have these throughout my house and the fragrance is so light and elegant, everyone always comments on them when I have people over.

Alchimie Forever Dry Skin Balm—“Two of these are pretty much going to everyone on my list. Men, women, young or more mature– everyone can use a little TLC for their hands and feet.”

Ada’s Wish List:

Jicky by Guerlain Fragrance—“I have been wearing this classic scent since I was 15 and it is increasingly hard to find. I always ask my sisters (who live in Europe) for this as a gift – in all iterations: refills, small glass fragrance bottle, anything they can find.”

NARS lipsticks in bold reds—“I love Red Lizard and Cruella and can never get enough. I love these year-round (red lipstick makes everything more glamorous), but they are particularly relevant during the winter and holiday season.”

Gift certificates for blowdrys—“A woman can never get her hair blown out enough, and often it seems like such an indulgence that I can’t bring myself to do it as much as I would like. Gift certificates for this service (always with Enver, at Georgetown Salon & Spa, I have been going to him for 12 years now) always bring glamour to a random day.”