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9 Beauty Insiders Share Their Best Beauty Hacks To Survive The Holiday Season

9 Beauty Insiders Share Their Best Beauty Hacks To Survive The Holiday Season

22nd Nov 2019

Our Dermelect family has SO much to be thankful for this year! First and foremost, we have a passionate team dedicated to our mission of simplifying the lives of busy women by providing targeted treatments that deliver serious results and help them look and feel their best. We also continue to receive an immense amount of support from customers, beauty editors, and influencers alike that realize the value in our treatment-based skin and nail care. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we, and a few of our favorite beauty insiders, are grateful for this year. Plus, our in-the-know experts share with us their favorite holiday beauty tips and staples to survive the holiday season rush!

Jodi Lavian, Co-Founder of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals

What are you thankful for this year? 

I’m thankful everyday for my family. Being a mother of four was always a dream of mine. And to be able to watch my kids grow up is one of the biggest gifts of my life.

What's your best holiday beauty tip? 

My best holiday beauty tip is, without a doubt, wearing a bright lip! There’s nothing like a beautiful red or pink lip and a pop of color always gets me in the mood to celebrate. I love our 4-in-1 Smooth Lip Solution Lipstick in Audacious –– it’s the perfect, universal holiday red that looks good on everyone. Plus, it’s lipstick, lip stain, lip balm, and lip gloss all in one!

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without?

My favorite Dermelect product of the moment is our Revitalite Professional Eyelid & Dark Circle Corrector. I call it my extra eight hours of sleep in a tube. It’s like magic for the eyes and targets every concern I have instantly. I can’t do without it!

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Sleep masks! It sounds simple but wearing a sleep mask to bed can make the biggest difference in your quality of sleep. I use one made of silk as it not only can help reduce wrinkles and pressure around your eyes but also can help prevent dry eyes. Love it –– especially for winter!


Claire McCormack, Content + Thought Leadership at Indie Beauty Group

What are you thankful for this year?

My rescue dog we adopted, Curley! My husband, my kids, and I all love him so much; he's brought so much joy into our family.

What's your best holiday beauty tip?

I like to go into the holiday season with a fresh haircut and color. I try to do as many beauty treatments that have legs so I don't have to worry about them in the midst of the craziness. Treat yourself to a facial, too, and a deep tissue massage. Start the season off as relaxed as possible.

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

I'd love to try the Vacial Spider Vein Treatment. In the past few years, I've started to notice small veins under my nose, and since my skin is so pale, I feel like they are noticeable.

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Boundaries! Know when to say no. Don't let FOMO run you into the ground by attending every last event you're invited to. Also, make sure you have post-party supplements on hand. Look for chlorella; take it before bed after you've been at a party where you've had a few drinks. Making sure you wake up at 100% is a wonderful form of self-care, in my opinion.


Quani Deb Burnett, @Beauty4BrownSkin

What are you thankful for this year?

I am most thankful for my family this year. It has been a challenge moving cross country for my career but my family has always been there to support me through life’s ups and downs.

What's your best holiday beauty tip? 

For holidays and all year round, my best holiday tip is hydration! Hyaluronic acid, especially in the form of sodium hyaluronate, is able to penetrate deeper. Hydration is actually a remedy for acne and breakouts, as well, contrary to popular belief. For the holidays, I love all things creamy!

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

I am most excited to try the Camo-Nude Concealer + Treatment to help fill my nail ridges, while simultaneously building a stronger nail via keratin!

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Do things that make you happy. And learn that saying “no” is a full sentence.



Jackie Saulsbery, Celebrity & Editorial Master Manicurist

What are you thankful for this year?

I’m so grateful for my agents. They push me through and make sure my career is heading in the right direction and have been so supportive of my journey as a freelance artist. When you feel supported in the freelance world, it makes you a better person, even through difficult times and major jobs.

What’s your best holiday beauty tip?

One of my best holiday beauty tips is to relax and make sure you have an exciting nail for all of the events you’ll be attending.

What’s one beauty product you can’t live without during this time of year?

The one product everybody needs this season is and product you must have this season is the Makeover Ridge Filler. It lays down smoothly to fill in the ridges on the nail plate. That way, when you apply the color, it’ll go on easily and flawlessly.

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

The  Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer. If your skin is like mine, and is in need of moisture and smoothing- this cream sounds wonderful.

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays? 

Make sure you have a hand cream to always keep your hands moisturized and loved- like Dermelect’s Timeless Anti-Aging Daily Hand Treatment. And remember, don’t leave the house without a manicure for all of this season’s cocktail parties.



Vanessa Gehrels, @PagingMrsGehrels

What are you thankful for this year?

I’m thankful for so many things, but probably my husband the most. Because he’s totally changed my life this year with the mini currently growing inside me right now! He’s making me a mom and that’s beyond amazing, to say the least.

What’s your best holiday beauty tip?

Red lips. With the right shade of red, you can’t go wrong. Red is unexpected, fun, bold, and perfect for everyone during the holidays! Just go light on everything else. Red lips are a statement all on their own.

What’s one beauty product you can’t live without during this time of year?

My oils! Face and body oils on top of my moisturizers. I can never moisturize enough during the dry season.

What’s one Dermelect product you can’t live without?

So far, my favorite product by Dermelect is the Makeover Ridge Filler, a peptide-infused, non-toxic nail polish. The opalescent iridescent pinkish color is a go-to when you need decent nails in a snap! Not only does it dry in seconds, but the barely-there color is perfect because it goes with anything.

What’s your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Flu shots, people. Get it. It’s your best chance. I got very sick with the flu last winter and, no joke, it lasted about 2 months. I almost ended up hospitalized. My entire Winter holiday was ruined. I got sick the day after Christmas and wasn’t better-ish until after Valentine’s Day. So, get that flu shot. Otherwise you’ll escape the holiday craziness alright...because you’ll be bedridden. Stay healthy and jolly!



Cheryl Behnam, Director of Logistics of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals

What are you thankful for this year?

I’m thankful for so many things, but one that stands out, in particular, is moving into a new apartment this year. Cheers to new beginnings!

What's one beauty product you can't live without during this time of year?

One beauty product I cannot live without during this time of year is our Revital-oil Nail & Cuticle Treatment. With so many parties and occasions to attend, I need my nails to be in tip-top shape at all times. The peptide-infused nail & cuticle oil not only ensures my nails are strong and resistant to breakage but also shields my nails from winter dehydration with ingredients like Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter!

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

The Microfacial Exfoliating Masque is my go-to skincare must-have. I love the deep penetrating clean it provides to my face, especially after a long, busy week. The exfoliation is neither too harsh or too light and the formulation takes my skin to a next-level glow! Plus, who doesn’t love coconut oil?!

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

I’ve recently taken up dry brushing and am loving it! Just a few minutes of it a day has my skin reinvigorated from head to toe and is especially important in the winter when our skin cells are not turning over as much and the air is so dry. I then follow up with our Lipo Conquer Body Toning Cream for an extra dose of firmness, replenishment, and love!


Alexa Johnson, @Glowopedia

What are you thankful for this year? 

I'm thankful for two happy & healthy kids! My daughter is four-and-a-half years old, and my son is one-and-a-half years old. Watching them play together and the love they have for each other is a really special feeling.

What's your best holiday beauty tip?

My best holiday beauty tip is to add a flash mask to your routine. A flash mask is using a product like a cleanser that has active ingredients-- and letting it sit on your face for five to ten minutes minutes versus washing it off immediately. One to try is Dermelect’s Microfacial Exfoliating Masque. This is great for anyone who has an extra 5 minutes!

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

I'm so excited to try the gorgeous nail colors! They really pop and one of the easiest way to look put together is to have your nails freshly polished!

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Just like we schedule holiday parties and dinners, we need to schedule time for self-care! Once a week, write something down on your calendar that will help you rejuvenate. The holidays simply aren't enjoyable when we are feeling worn down and exhausted! So, schedule that massage or mask session in your bathroom. Treat yourself!



Sarah Nicole Payne, @YouGlowGal

What are you thankful for this year? Why? How did that person/thing change your life for the better this year?

This year, I’m grateful for experiences that have helped bring me back to reality and remember what’s most important in life: being with family and building upon those relationships. After a tough year, it’s easily the single thing that’s helped keep me sane. Without their support, this year could have been much more challenging and I’m so grateful for my support system.

What's your best holiday beauty tip?

I indulge in my fair share of sugar and champagne during the holidays and both can wreak havoc on your skin. So with that in mind, I suggest staying well hydrated and doing your best to get in as many veggies and dark leafy greens to counteract the effects of having fun during the holidays.

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

I really like accentuating my eyes so the Everything Eyes Collection –– long lashes and no dark circles? You can’t beat that.

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Carve out time for yourself—especially if you’re someone who isn’t energized by parties and big crowds. Baths are my favorite self-care treat. Don’t forget a gorgeous candle to set the mood!



Jalissa Queen, @JalissaQueen

What are you thankful for this year?

Why? How did that person/thing change your life for the better this year?

I am thankful for my family. I found out I was pregnant in late August. I’m super excited to be a mother soon. This is a new Journey in my life that I am very thankful for and I am looking forward to becoming a mother. I’ve always wanted to create a family of my own and I’ve always worried about the time it would happen for me. I turned 30 this year. My pregnancy couldn’t have come at a better time. Becoming a mom has given me so much more purpose and so much more to look forward to in life.

What's your best holiday beauty tip?

Red, Red, Red. Red is the staple holiday color. Red nails, red lips and a red dress or sweater. No other color expresses the holidays like the color red.

What's one Dermelect product you can't live without or one treatment you can't wait to try?

I love the  Dermelect Expedite Protect & Prolong Top Coat. My nails easily get chipped and I’m a huge nail biter. I use it over my nail polish for strengthening and then use the  Dermelect Resist Nail Bite Inhibitor on top of it to deter me from nail biting.

What's your best self-care tip for getting through the craziness of the holidays?

Since I’m pregnant, I think the best thing would be to eat healthy and get lots of sleep. Pregnant or not, it always does the body good!

There you have it- beauty advice and insights from some of our favorites! What are you thankful for this year? What are your best beauty tips to help you survive the holiday season? Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook – and be part of the conversation!

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