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The best last-minute beauty gift buys

The best beauty gifts you can order on Amazon today and still have them arrive in time for you to get them under the tree.

The Clarisonic Mia 2, $169.
The Clarisonic Mia 2, $169.Read moreClarisonic

Christmas is mere days away.

Have you sent your cards? Have you planned your meal? Have you finished your shopping?

Uh, me either.

I'm thinking New Year's cards this season. The meal will come together somehow. And the last-minute gifts? Amazon doesn't judge. Amazon understands.

Amazon is there for us.

Here are the best beauty gifts you can order on Amazon today and still have them arrive in time for you to get them under the tree.

Face mask variety pack. I am such a sucker for sheet masks. They're inexpensive (ranging from a dollar or two at the drugstore to $7.50 for the  Dr. Jart + Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask at Sephora) and come in myriad versions to treat every skin concern under the sun. A variety pack, like the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet 24 Combo Pack, $18.25, offers tremendous bang for your buck, and ensures that you have plenty to share with friends and family if too much eggnog on  Christmas Eve means everyone's skin needs a pick-me-up Christmas morning.

That crazy foot-peeling mask. OK, warning: Your feet will look disgusting for awhile. Kocostar Foot Therapy, $9, is a one-time-use product that looks like a pair of plastic socks and comes prefilled with skin-peeling potion. You wear the socks for 90 minutes; a week to 10 days later, you'll start shedding like a snake. The result is beautifully smooth, soft feet, but the process is super, super gross, which is why this is the perfect time of year to give the mask — no one wants to use this during the warm months.

Vitamin C serum. This is the beauty product you didn't know you needed, and one I can't do without. (I always have a backup bottle in my medicine cabinet!) Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Serum, $18.88, has incredible anti-aging benefits and leaves the skin noticeably softer. It's good for all skin types and easy to add to any existing skin-care regimen, making it a great gift for anyone on your list. Bonus: It smells like oranges as you apply it, which makes me think of brunch. And anything that makes me think of brunch is a good thing.

A Clarisonic. If you're in need of an impressive gift, you can't go wrong with a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush. There are multiple versions; I have the Clarisonic Mia 2, $169, which features two speeds. Use the brush with your favorite cleanser for gentle exfoliation and a deeper clean than you've ever known. (Seriously. After you use a Clarisonic for the first time, you'll be a little worried that your skin has been dirty for years.)

Alison Smith wishes you a beautiful holiday season. Got a burning beauty question? Email