Gifting Tips and Tricks with Editor Lisa Potter

The Regimen December 06, 2022

Gifting Tips and Tricks with Editor Lisa Potter

We last caught up with Lisa Potter in March, when the editor at and TV correspondent shared her career path, beauty philosophy (skincare is everything!), and how she leans into self care. For the winter season, we asked the oh-so-chic Lisa how she plans to tackle her holiday gift list and the changes she makes to her routine to ensure she stays hydrated and glowing. 

Who are you excited to shop for this holiday season and what do you plan to give them?

My go-to gift for my mum is always a rich moisturizer, this year I have my eye on Augustinus Bader’s Soothing Cream. I learned the importance of a dedicated night-time skincare regime from her, too, so I know she would appreciate this intense overnight BYNACT signature Cream. 
My sister loves vegan products so I think she would like Venn’s Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster.
Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster
My girlfriends and I have a tradition of buying each other a treatment to use before a big event or when we need some R&R. Enter the Glow + Go facial for 60 minutes of heaven - with results that last long after!
For my partner Matt, maybe I can get away with pretending these beautiful Moroccan Ceramic Speckled Vases are for him instead of for both of us to enjoy at home! This woody, rich scent from The Maker would also be a lovely stocking filler for him. 
Lisa Potter & Matt

Gifting beauty products can be tricky - do you have any suggestions for products that are always a hit? 

Gift giving is sort of like an art form, because beauty products can be quite individually tailored preferences and you don’t want your well-intended purchase to look like a subtle hint! That being said, often little luxurious presents cause the most excitement. Call me old fashioned but I don’t think you can go wrong with a hand cream, a chic cashmere sweater, an all-round beauty gift box, a bottle of Champagne, or an elegant candle. 


We totally agree that candles are such an easy, sure-to-please gift. Which ones do you have your eye on?

Candles are perfect for showing gratitude to a holiday party hostess. They’re thoughtful, feel indulgent and can be enjoyed straight away. Plus these come in beautiful packaging, looking just as good as they smell: 

What products do you have on your wishlist this year (Santa, take note)? 

Matt knows how much I like my ‘potions’ as he calls them, so hopefully Jess guides him to these which are top of my wish list: 
Electro-Sonic DF Mobile
I’d also love for Santa to work his magic and get me a coveted spot with eyebrow-extraordinaire Josh to structure mine with his signature Multeye microblading service.

How does your skin and hair change in the winter, and how do you tweak your routine to deal with it?

NYC winters are so harsh on your skin, so I need lots of ultra-hydrating products. I’m a retinol fan but during the colder months I stick to the softer, but no-less potent, IGNAE Rich Night Serum.
Rich Night Serum
For daytime I’m forever striving for a more youthful complexion with the help of Dr Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Serum, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, and to top it all off MBR CEA City & Sky.
Super Anti-Aging Serum
I have curly and wavy hair that dries out even more in winter, so I focus on products that can smooth and nourish. My everyday essential is Oribe’s Gold Lust Hair Oil but for my weekly mask I like Christophe Robin’s Thermal Mud to repair damage and purify the scalp. 
Purifying Mask With Thermal Mud

New York winters can be brutal - what are your handbag essentials for keeping chapped skin away?

This Byredo tube is perfect for throwing into my purse to hydrate frozen hands, and with fresh notes of Bergamot and velvet plum, it smells divine too. For my chapped lips I love this soothing little Leland Francis Balm with shea butter that helps moisturize the eye area too. 

Lip & Eye Balm

What is your go-to makeup for a glam holiday party look? 

For Holiday parties my makeup routine is mostly Westman Atelier. I apply their dewy Complexion Drops with a Liquid Blender Brush, followed by the rouge perfection that is Baby Cheeks Blush Stick and Face Trace Contour Stick.

Vital Skincare Complexion Drops

For festive eyes I love Róen: I go for the shimmery 75 Warm Palette and the pièce de résistance, some black Cake Mascara

CAKE Mascara

Do you have any tips on embracing a cozy night in? 

Cold, cozy nights see me dedicating more time to at-home spa moments so I’m shopping for bathing pleasures (any excuse, really) like Goop’s Martini Bath Salts or their G.Tox Body Scrub.
Bath Soak The Martini
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick $28.80
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops $40.80
Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick $28.80
Face Trace Contour Stick - Biscuit
RÓEN CAKE Mascara $16.80
Cake Mascara
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich $144
Dr. Barbara Sturm FACE CREAM RICH 50ML
VENN Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster $0
VENN - Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster
Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil $34.20
Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum $222
Dr. Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum 30ML
Westman Atelier Liquid Blender Brush $75
Liquid Blender Chiseled Brush
Supernal Illumine Restorative Oil Serum $76.80
SUPERNAL - Illumine Restorative Oil Serum
Westman Atelier The Eye Love You Edition $90
The Eye Love You Edition
The Maker Stag Eau de Parfum $105
Stag Eau de Parfum in Vintage Ribbed Glass Container
Westman Atelier The Brush Collection $360
The Brush Collection
Byredo Byredo Eau de Parfum: Vanille Antique $201
Byredo Eau de Parfum: Vanille Antique
Augustinus Bader The Body Rejuvenation Duo $126
The Body Rejuvenation Duo packaging
Senteurs D'Orient Cèdre Mediterranée Gift Set - The Hands $40.20
Holiday Gift Set
Furtuna Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream $171
Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream
MBR CEA City & Sky $231
MBR CEA City & Sky
Oribe Côte d’Azur Hand Wash $21.60
Côte d’Azur Hand Wash
Environ Electro-Sonic DF Mobile $360
Environ Electro-Sonic DF Mobile - front view

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