19 magical skin care gift sets to shop this Christmas
We hope your face is feeling festive
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / December 14 2023
We have some extremely exciting news – we’ve decided to re-record Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas track "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The only difference is we’re replacing ‘you’ with ‘all of the skin care gift sets on all of the shelves’. Catchy, huh?
The funny thing is, the fact that we’re trying to cram a lot of syllables into a tiny gap is actually pretty fitting – that’s kind of how skin care gift sets work, too. They offer an incredibly low price and a whole lot of product.
But with every brand bringing out umpteen different holiday-themed options that, quite frankly, are all phenomenal value and gorgeously packaged, it can be very hard to choose which Christmas skin care gift sets make it onto your wishlist.
So, whether you’re shopping for your many loved ones, or your most loved one (yourself, duh), here are the choices any complexion will thank you for come Christmas…
Augustinus Bader The Starter Kit With The Rich Cream
Been dying to try Augustinus Bader? Christmas is the perfect excuse to throw caution to the wind and blow a bit of cash on luxury skin care gift sets. This starter kit incorporates a full skin care routine that includes a cleanser, essence, the cult-famous rich cream and a face oil.
$307 at Augustinus Bader
The Ordinary The Bright Set
This carefully curated gift set bands together a team of radiance-enhancing skin care products that help to brighten the complexion. Start with the gentle Squalane Cleanser, apply the de-puffing Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG to the eye contour, address uneven tone and pigmentation with the Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution, and exfoliate skin with the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution.
$62 at Priceline
Youth To The People Get Up And Glow Skincare Set
This two-step routine from Youth To The People is the kind of wake up call we can get around. The gentle superfood cleanser utilises nutrient-dense kale and spinach extracts to nourish and deeply clean the skin, while the 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum incorporates brightening vitamin C and depuffing caffeine to revitalise the complexion.
was $47 now 30.80 at Sephora
Sulwhasoo Cult Classics Kit
The pinnacle of luxury Korean skin care, Sulwhasoo's iconic First Care Activating Serum and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream are exalted in this cult classic kit. Experience the anti-ageing benefits of the ginseng-infused formulas, which help to enhance radiance, promote healthy skin and microbiome function, and minimise the effects of stress on the skin.
$259 at Sephora
Medik8 ABC Kit
Medik8 is a brand we can always get behind. This bundle in particular packs an incredible punch with four essential products, each boosted with pro-level Vitamin C and A. The products are designed to tackle those tell-tale signs of ageing, giving your skin a youthful boost. It's a massive yes from us.
$229 at Adore Beauty
The Jojoba Company Firming & Radiance Holiday Gift Set
This golden gift unlocks the secret to youthful skin. The luxurious (and sustainable) formulation of Australian Wadi-Wadi Jojoba perfectly matches and even activates our skin's natural oils, so your precious face will be left hydrated for longer after using this stunning set.
was $124.85 now $79.95 at The Jojoba Company
Esmi 3 Step Skin Care Bundle
Show them you know exactly what their skin needs with this caring bundle. The fun part? Each item in this bundle is 100 per cent picked by you. So, get creative with your selections and leave their skin glowing. You can also take pride in the fact the Esmi range is doing good by being both totally cruelty-free and made in Australia.
was $193 now $179 at Esmi
Rejuvaus Pigmentation Duo
The harsh Aussie sun can do an absolute number on our skin. One of those unsightly scenarios? Sun spots. But don’t stress, this type of skin pigmentation can be easily combated. This duo has a proven efficacy rate of three weeks, so start slathering this ultra-active-packed pair over your skin and wait for the results to amaze you.
$335 at Rejuvaus
TBH The Ultimate Starter Pack
Meet the skin care pack that’s taking the socials by storm! To be honest, if you’ve not heard of this acne-busting brand you need to click through and take a look. The antibacterial products work to clear and cleanse your suffering skin, and with an array of soothing ingredients in the mix, this pack will have your skin under control in no time.
was $209.70 now $186.70 at TBH Skincare
Dope Skin 3-Step Clear Skin Kit
What if we told you that there’s only three-steps to clear skin? Well that’s what Dope Skin is promising us, and we can see why. The streamlined skin care set epitomises the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method. Salicylic acid and fancy AHAs work to exfoliate away unhappy, dull skin to reveal your true radiant self. This kit is pregnancy-safe, pH balanced, non-toxic and even non-comedogenic, a list we love to see.
was $114.85 now $91.88 at Dope Skin
Tribe Skincare Best-Sellers + Choose Your Serum
Give the gift of choice this Christmas. Well, the gift of your choosing at least. This bundle includes Tribe’s best-selling balm cleanser (necessary for a decent double cleanse) and their sensitive skin-friendly hydrating moisuriser. The best part? You get a choice of three serums to choose from: brightening, clearing or calming? What will be your pick?
was $185 now $149 at Tribe Skincare
Vida Glow Limited Edition Marine Collagen Multi-Flavour
This Christmas, why not give the gift of smooth skin, fast-growing nails and thriving hair? Honestly, what could be better?! This set includes four of Vida Glow's best-selling flavours, all with clinically-proven benefits to give you your best festive season yet.
$70 at Vida Glow
Fenty Skin Fruit Quench’RZ Hydrating + Conditioning Lip Oil Duo
'Tis the season for this exclusive Christmas duo that's here to keep your lips looking and feeling amazing. These goodies not only go on clear but also pamper your pout with some seriously luxurious fruit oils and a load of vitamin-packed cherry extracts.
$59 at Sephora
Boost Lab Supercharged Skincare Pack
Revamp your skin care game with the Boost Lab Supercharged Skincare Pack. This set houses seven hard-working serums, each ready to tackle a range of skin issues. Whether you're battling dryness, want that added defence against the elements, or simply aiming for a fresh glow, this set has got something for everyone.
$149.95 at Adore Beauty
Fresh Mini Face Mask Trio
Fresh's festive trio has you sorted for every skin concern that could present itself during the silly season - from a hydrating rose-centric delight to whack on pre-party, to a purifying one you’ll need to apply the morning (and evening) after.
$149.20 at Fresh Beauty Co.
Ole Henriksen Radiance Retreat Skincare Set
This triple-threat, dynamic trio is all about giving your complexion the love it deserves. The power-packed ensemble consists of Ole Henriksen's best-selling Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser and Banana Bright+ Eye Crème, all of which work together to give you brighter, resilient and ultra-hydrated skin.
$95 at Sephora
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Revitalising Ritual Set
Give your face the same time to reset and rest during the holidays as you give yourself. An experience with this cleanser, serum, eye cream and moisturising cream is the beauty equivalent of reading a really great book in the sunshine. Sounds revitalising, right?!
$134 at Myer
Caudalie Ultimate Brightening Set
This limited-edition Christmas set isn't here to mess around - it's here to tackle dark spots, banish under-eye circles, even out your skin tone and crank up your natural glow. Our fave product? Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting - a high-powered, oil-free serum that's 62 times more effective than vitamin C at brightening skin and erasing dark spots.
$111 at Sephora
Lancôme Genefique Serum Holiday Set
Lancôme's limited-edition gift box is inspired by the enchanting pyramid of Le Louvre, combining art and beauty in a luxurious design featuring the brand's iconic rose. Inside, you'll find a selection of beauty favourites, including the Advanced Génifique Anti-Aging Serum, which hydrates, plumps and evens skin tone for a radiant, youthful look.
$200 at Myer