What are you gifting this year? VIOLET GREY founder Cassandra Grey and beauty director Maureen Choi have got everyone on your list covered—including you.
A few highlights from Grey and Choi:
“I put two scoops of this tasteless, odorless powder in my coffee every morning,” says Grey of Shore Magic Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Protein—the skin- (and hair- and nail-) strengthening supplement. “And alternate between the Royal Fern Phytoactive Anti-Aging Cream and the Bader Cream and Sturm Hyaluronic Serum. They’re my go-tos.” She also stocks up on Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths “ by the yard. They’re in every makeup artist’s kit,” she says. And, when she needs a lip boost, turns to 111Skin Infusion Lip Mask & Plumping Duo Set. “It makes my lips immediately 15-percent fuller.”
Choi’s favorites include the bikini-bod-prepping Costa Brazil Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil: “I add a few drops into my bath for extra hydration. It’s heaven,” she says. Also also loves the crowd-pleasing rose-and-patchouli-laced Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady Eau de Parfum, which she calls “intoxicating, sexy and magnetic.” And the scalp-detoxifying Christophe Robin Perfect Hair Duo, which is “created by Catherine Deneuve’s hair guy and smells divine,” she says. One more personal favorite: the luxe, looks-good-on-everyone Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro. “It’s a hero product for VIOLET GREY and the world!”
Watch Cassandra and Maureen unbox our ultimate gift box here. Then shop The Box, and your individual favorites, below.
At VIOLET GREY, we are nothing if not discerning. Every product we sell is discovered, tested, and Violet Code-approved by our community of experts. Among these, a select few stand out as the best sellers our clients can't get enough of. Here, we've collected the favorites in hair, makeup, skin care, and fragrance—all in one beautiful box. Whether you want to upgrade your existing regimen or simply discover your next makeup obsession, this box is loaded with our preeminent finds. Get ready to make room in your medicine cabinet.
This rich leave-in hair treatment is more than a styler; it smooths, de-frizzes, and conditions like nothing else we've seen. The secret lies in the formula's patented keratin protein technology, which is identical to the keratin in human hair. So from the first time you use it, it repairs and returns unruly strands to their original glory—fast.
Collagen plays an essential role in keeping skin youthful, hair shiny, and nails strong—but over time, our body produces less of it. That's where this premium hydrolyzed marine collagen powder comes in. Made of sustainably sourced wild fish skin, its 95 percent bioavailability means that your body uses it efficiently and quickly. Take two scoops a day, spend some time with your mirror, and you'll quickly see why this is considered the gold standard of collagen supplements.
When pimples threaten to erupt, this ingenious acne-fighting innovation is here to stop them. First, cleanse skin with a bacteria-clearing wipe. Next, apply the Killa patch—a transparent sticker whose tiny, self-dissolving spikes painlessly deliver active ingredients to the heart of the zit. A godsend for any type of flare-up, these patches are especially effective at preventing those deep, below-the-surface pimples from progressing. Brilliant.
If radiant, supple, and healthy skin is your goal, consider this cream your all-in-one savior. This lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer not only hydrates and softens, it also uses powerful plant extracts to protect skin from the aging effects of environmental stress. Highly concentrated active ingredients such as vitamin C, sea buckthorn, and the collagen-stimulating Royal Fern Complex make this dermatologist-developed cream one that truly lives up to the hype.
Think of Erno Laszlo eye sheet masks as a spa day for puffy, tired-looking eyes. These flexible hydrogel masks are soaked in serum with brightening vitamin B3, firming algae extract, and calming allantoin—all of which combine to soothe, hydrate, and care for the delicate skin under your eyes.
Can an all-natural oil really firm and tone your body? This one can. Made from a cold-pressed blend of sustainably harvested Amazonian ingredients, this elixir is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Massage it into skin for immediate radiance and ongoing nourishment—then find the skimpiest bikini you can, because skin this gorgeous demands to be admired.
A favorite of makeup artists, Koh Gen Do's cleansing cloths are light years beyond the inferior wipes at the drugstore. These pre-moistened organic cotton cloths are gentle on sensitive skin—thanks to herbal extracts and hot spring water from Japan—yet effective at removing even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Try one and you'll never settle for anything less.
Fuller, softer lips can be yours, thanks to this two-step system. First, apply the creamy lip mask, which uses peptides and collagen-boosting ingredients to encourage a rounder-looking pout. Next, lock in these active ingredients by applying the moisturizing balm to condition and soften. Et voilà: the pouty, smooth lips you've been after—no needles necessary.
This creamy matte lip color glides on like velvet, imparts a soft matte finish, and cushions lips with hydration. Our latest shade obsession is Casual Pink, a subdued mauve that works for every occasion and blankets lips in color for eight impressive hours. Sure to be an indispensable addition to your makeup bag.
If your lash goals include length, volume, and definition, this award-winning mascara is all you need. Thanks to the bristle-weave design of its patented brush, just one simple swipe creates fluffy, fluttery lashes free from clumping, flaking, or looking fake.
Already a modern classic of perfumery, this sophisticated fragrance is triumphantly womanly. Turkish rose is accented with warm spices of cinnamon and clove, while juicy raspberry and blackcurrant add a hint of sweetness. Patchouli, incense, and musk provide a moody yet elegant base. It all adds up to a scent that's as complex and magnetic as the woman who wears it.
Beautiful hair begins at the scalp, which is why Parisian colorist extraordinaire Christophe Robin developed a purifying scalp scrub like no other. The detoxifying formula uses sea salt to remove product buildup, while sweet almond oil soothes and rebalances. Follow with an application of the regenerating mask, which smooths and softens strands with prickly pear oil. The result: a healthier, stronger, shinier crowning glory.