My Top 10 Fave Nordstrom Beauty Products of 2022 (Perfect for Gifting, too!)


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Beauty products are my favorite gifts to both give and receive during the holidays.

Okay, fine. They’re actually my favorite gift to give myself, too.

I find beauty products easier to give than clothing, home goods, or even tech. And when it comes to receiving beauty products, whether it’s a product I already have and love, or something new from a brand I’ve never tried, it feels like hitting the gift-getting jackpot every time.

Skincare Product Gift Ideas: Top 10 Nordstrom Brands I Recommend

While makeup and cosmetics are definitely exciting gifts (this lip product would make for an excellent stocking stuffer) what I’m truly passionate about is good quality skin and hair care products, or what I like to refer to as beauty wellness products. 

My top 10 skin care products from Nordstrom. Plus, a little hair care too. Bring on the stocking stuffer ideas!

Taking care of my body — skin and hair included — is my most important self-care ritual.

This is why I feel confident in this list as both my top ten skincare and beauty products of 2022 and a brainstorm of luxurious gifts for the holiday season…especially for yourself!

1. My Top Gift Recommendation: Osea Bestsellers Body Care Set

Osea body products are some of the most luxurious products I have ever put on my skin. This gift set of their four bestsellers — a body scrub, balm, butter and oil — are seaweed-infused products loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are inspired by the ocean and smell ridiculously good.

And, friends, the company is AMAZING – Osea is clean beauty, climate neutral, vegan & cruelty-free, and female-founded.

 My Top Gift Recommendation is the Osea Bestsellers Body Care Set.
Need stocking stuffer ideas? Osea products are luxe and cute skin care.

body care set

Pro Tip: Moisturizer For Dry Skin

I love layering the balm, butter and oil on my skin all together. It gives me the most supple, healthy-feeling skin that actually lasts throughout the day and is one of the most healing solutions I’ve found for my extra dry skin.

2. True Botanicals Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm

True Botanicals is a company I’ve known about for a while. I finally tried it out this year and now I’m hooked.

True Botanicals cleansing balm is a superior face-washing experience.

cleansing balm

True Botanicals products are 100% non-toxic and are MADE SAFE certified (using ingredients that don’t cause harm to people or ecosystems) and their clinical results are pretty epic.

If you’ve never used a cleansing balm before, you must. The process alone is the most superior face-washing experience I’ve ever had. The balm feels (and smells) grounding and calming, and literally melts the makeup (and day) right off your face in the best of ways.

3. True Botanicals Chebula Extreme Cream

The Chebula Extreme Cream is a super hydrating face cream that feels glorious on the skin. It’s thick and healing, but melts into the skin beautifully. Plus it’s made without any pore-clogging waxes that are often found in face creams (my acne-prone skin is thankful for this)!

This True Botanicals cream is so healing without aggravating my acne.

face cream

4. True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil

I love finishing my face cleansing routine with an oil because of how sensational it can feel, but I’ve had a lot of problems with oils on my face in the past. True Botanicals has 3 Pure Radiance Oils – clear (for oily or blemish-prone skin), renew (for normal to dry skin), and calm (for sensitive or irritated skin).

The true botanicals renew pure radiance oil is for normal skin. Plus, there's "Clear" and "Calm" for more extreme skin types.

face oil

Not only do True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oils all smell amazing, but “clear” has been so healing to my face, without causing bumps or clogged pores as other oils have done for me in the past.

5. Davines OI Shampoo + Conditioner

Uhm, are you ready for the best hair of your life?!

My hairdresser recommended Davines products and I am obsessed.

I'm obsessed with these hair moisturizing products.

shampoo | conditioner

As someone with thick, dry hair, I’m always searching for hair products with a rich lather. I’ve never had as good of a shampoo lather and soft, creamy conditioner combo as I get with this pair.

The bonus? Davines shampoo and conditioner actually make my hair shiny!

6. Davines OI Oil

To really upgrade the haircare experience, I recommend trying Davines OI Oil, as well. It’s the perfect finishing touch to enhance shine, while also helping detangle + fight frizz.

Davines hair products have been a game changer for me and my dry hair.

hair oil

7. Peter Thomas Roth Masks To The Max Set

I first fell in love with Peter Thomas Roth face masks when I tried the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask a few years back. The product was tingling (my favorite) and left me with the most vibrant, glowing skin. I was hooked.

These Peter Roth masks make my skin glow! I'm hooked.

mask set

You can scoop up a 4-piece set of masks (valued at $170!) and have endless gifting opportunities. Either split them up for your best friends (saving one for yourself!) or give the whole set to someone who loves skincare!

8. Tula Sugar Scrub Trio Set

Body scrubs are an amazing and easy gift for just about anyone.

Tula sugar scrubs! Such a colorful and cute gift idea!

sugar scrub trio

Tula has a cult following for all its products, and the body scrub is no exception. Packed with prebiotics & probiotics, papaya, and pineapple, these gentle scrubs are reaaaally good for a deluxe shower experience. This trio set is a holiday edition (with holiday scents!), making them even better for popping in a stocking.

9. Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Maybe the one product I’ve used the absolute most lately is Patchology eye gels. I love the way they help de-puff and brighten my under eyes, and it’s become a ritual I look forward to every morning with my coffee.

If you don’t want to commit to the full tub, you can try them out first with this 5 pack (which is what I originally did)!

I've been starting my day with Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels.

eye gels

Pro tip? Throw them in the fridge (or freezer, but they’re a little harder to get out) for a soothing, cooling effect.

10. T3 SinglePass 1.25-Inch Ceramic Curling Iron

The last item on my list is a little different. It’s not a product that needs to be replenished like hair oil or skin moisturizer. But deserved a spot on my curated top 10 beauty-wellness products because of how freaking GOOD it is.

The T3 SinglePass ceramic curler makes me feel like I can actually do my own hair.

curling iron

As someone who’s pretty terrible at doing their own hair, I feel like I’m cheating with the T3 curling iron. While it’s a professional quality iron, it’s incredibly EASY to use. I never feel like I’m going to burn myself and the iron is very lightweight and easy to hold in your hand.

I can somehow whip up a better hairdo with this baby than I’ve ever been able to in the past, and the confidence boost it has given me is the reason I consider it one of my beauty wellness tools!

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My top 10 hair + skincare products of the year (what I refer to as beauty wellness products) all make for luxe stocking stuffers...including for myself!
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