As summer draws to a close, the excitement of a new college year begins to take over. Maybe your nearest and dearest are returning back for a new school year, or maybe they’re flying the nest for the first time. Either way - it’s okay to admit you miss them (and maybe shed a tear - it’s natural!). 

What better way to let them know you’re thinking of them, and make sure they’re prioritizing themselves and their self-care in the midst of this exciting new chapter of their lives, than a care package? 

The transition to college can be stressful on the skin - the combination of all-nighters in the library, ramen for every meal and maybe a drink or two too many can really start to show in the form of breakouts, dryness and dehydration. We’ve rounded up our top skincare picks so you can put together the ultimate back-to-school care package and make sure they’re taking care of themselves, even from afar!


No time is no excuse!

Even the most organized college students are subject to the occasional all-nighter in the library, despite their best intentions! When the deadlines are looming and the stress is high, self-care is often the first thing to go when time is short. 

Make sure they still take a moment for themselves, even if it is only a moment, with Hush Money Intensive Restorative Créme. Our best-selling moisturizer is formulated with 11 high-quality actives, including Saliporine-8™ to strengthen the skin barrier and boost moisture production, BV-OSC, a highly stable form of Vitamin C, to provide antioxidant benefits and improve skin radiance and texture and Niacinamide PC to rebalance uneven skin tone and reduce discoloration for a blemish-free complexion. Even when they’re short on time, it’s everything they need in one simple step!


Had one too many drinks?

It’s no secret that college students are familiar with a drink or two - too many! Alcohol consumption can commonly lead to skin dryness, an increase in blackheads and whiteheads and fine lines and wrinkles from dehydration. 

Help them wipe the slate clean of toxins by deeply cleansing pores and removing impurities with Gone Girl Tahitian Detox Mask! Formulated with Black Charcoal Powder to gently exfoliate and Tahitian Black Pearl Powder to strengthen skin, boost moisture retention and support collagen synthesis for plump, dewy skin that can keep up with the college lifestyle! Plus, the luxe warming sensation and triple-citrus scent will provide a little moment of spa-like tranquility, whether they’re bonding with their new friends over a self-care session or in full-on recovery mode!


Skincare that can keep up!

College life is busy - like really busy! Rushing between classes, social events and everything in between can take its toll on the skin, resulting in dryness and dehydration.

Make sure they’re taking care of their skin on the go with Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Spritz. This lightweight mist is formulated with Bresderm to provide an immediate skin-plumping effect and long-term skin smoothing effects by supporting collagen and elastin synthesis, and Aquacell to infuse moisture into the skin for optimal skin barrier function. This travel-friendly mist is easy to throw into their college bag with their laptop and headphones and spritz on the go - skincare that can keep up with their new, busy lifestyle!

So there you have it - if you’re suffering with empty nest syndrome or struggling for care package ideas, we’ve got you! Show them you’re still looking after them from afar and making sure they take a moment for themselves too!

Until next time!