Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir & Red Flower Little Candle Set: Two more Credo Beauty finds for gift giving inspiration

You know when a skincare item is constantly selling out, it must be really good. Such is the case with Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir, the (right now) sole product offered from this UK based line. This is an oil based anti-inflammatory serum that has none of the slipperiness or weight of a typical oil, so anyone who's afraid of oil will find this to function more like the serums they're accustomed to. Comprised of 14 anti aging plant ingredients (camellia oil, chia seed oil, seabuckthorn oil...) it also has some relatively unusual inclusions, like bitter cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, and sea whip extract–which is derived from Caribbean coral. (which I've confirmed to be sustainably resourced, only the tips of the coral are used, leaving the rest of the coral in tact and able to regrow). Sea whip extract is said to be particularly effective at quelling inflammation, which is the hallmark benefit of this bottle. In fact, they even suggest using this as a spot treatment for deflating acne spots.

A little goes a long way, and it's a nice change to have a facial oil deliver hydration that actually lasts throughout the day. (I've started keeping a bottle of Tata Harper's roll on facial oil in my bag because my cheeks become uncomfortably paper-dry during this winter months). The title suggests this being primarily used at night, but it's fantastic layered under SFP and doesn't interfere with foundation, blush or powder longevity. I'd suggest this for anyone dealing with acne, sensitive skin, premature aging, sunburn or recovering from laser therapy. Fun fact: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton) is said to be a fan.

I'm hard pressed to find someone who doesn't appreciate a well made, scented candle, but I'm also hard pressed to find one that actually scents the room, versus delivering a feeble 2" radius of fragrance. Not the case with Red Flower, their ubiquitous candles are sensory experiences. Their little glass gems with simple names (Indian Jasmine, French Lavender...)  belie unexpectedly complicated, rich and layered fragrances. If a candle can give off a cerebral olfactory effect, this would be it.

Plus I'm looking forward to repurposing these tiny beakers for mini succulent and air plant terrariums on my desk. 

Break apart this box for stocking stuffers or deliver this to a worthy recipient, it's like a box of chocolates but so much better.

SaJe Natural Wellness Perfume

No visit to Canada is satisfactory without an obligatory visit to a Saje Natural Wellness. The first thing you'll see on entering are the most elegant aromatic diffusers puffing out a steady stream of whatever blend off essential oils they're currently highlighting. My favorite scents are Tantra (a more refined option for those who like Lush's Karma), Yoga and Goddess.

Their perfume roll ons and bath salts in these scents have been repeat buys for me personally, as well as their Peppermint Halo headache remedy, which is so effective, that I even applied while in labor and prior to receiving an epidural, the tingling sensation helped me focus and relax. I can't recommend it enough to anyone who suffers from headaches. 

For those unable to make the trek, Saje does offer shipping outside of Canada.  Their Yoga antibacterial mat spray is a thoughtful gift for any yogi, barre or pilates aficionado. And these candles, reminiscent of a crinkly paper bag are amongst my favorite gifts to give. Once used up, they serve as sweet little succulent or air plant containers.