9 magical skin care gift sets to shop this Christmas
We hope your face is feeling festive
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / November 16 2020
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 gift packs work, too. It’s 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 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 skin care gift packs any complexion will thank you for come Christmas…
Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis Skincare Kit
This festive five pack has you sorted for every skin concern that could present itself during the silly season, from a hydrating option to whack on pre-party to the purifying one you’ll need to apply the morning after.
Caudalie Vinosource Sorbert ‘My Hydrating Essentials’ Skincare Set
There's no need to feel any guilt about the glee this set’s gorgeous packaging brings you – it’s 100 per cent recyclable and made from recycled paper with plant-based ink. And hey, the whole ‘luxurious cleanser, sorbet and serum for under sixty bucks’ thing doesn’t hurt, either.
Drunk Elephant Dewy The Whip Skin Into Shape Kit
If ‘dewy’ is the word you want your friends and fam describe you with during the greatest time of year, this kit of cult-classic products (cleanser, serum, booster, and two treatment creams among them) is no doubt the radiance-revealing way to go.
Laneige Dream & Wonder Lip Sleeping Mask Set
Lips are skin, too, you guys, and with all the lipstick-wearing and champagne-sipping they do throughout December and January, they’ll definitely be down to indulge with this overnight lip mask trio. All three work wonders in the softening, smoothing stakes - whether you choose to apply the berry, choc-mint or lemon sorbet option is completely your call.
Tatcha Pore-Perfecting & Protecting Set
Unfortunately for our faces, pores don’t take a break during the holidays – rude, right? This conditioning quartet will be a godsend for keeping them under control – it’s packed with a clarifying cleanser to keep them clear, a primer and a moisturiser duo designed to combat congestion, and a luscious lip balm, just for the hell of it.
Mario Badescu Mini Mist Collection
Forget mistletoe, the only thing we’ll be closing our eyes under this season is a cloud of soothing mist. This pack contains mini versions of all your favourite ‘aloe and…’ combos, and they’re so damn cute they’ll fit into the tiniest of purses for mid-celebration refreshes.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sundae Hydrating Beauty Essentials and Skincare Set
This set is all about the prep steps. It’s packed with a coconut-flavoured glycolic acid facial and smoothing face crème to get you glowing, as well as a blurring primer and lip oil combo (both enhanced with the same deliciously crisp coconut scent) to make sure your makeup goes on like a dream, too.
Estée Lauder Protect + Hydrate Skincare Collection Gift Set
See the present carrying energy portrayed on the packaging? That’s what we hope to look like this Christmas, once we ask for this skin-soothing set from every friend and family member we have. Why, you ask? It features four of our fave formulas (a day cream, a night cream, an eye crème, a mask and the iconic Advanced Night Repair serum) for an undeniably bargain price of $90.
Fresh Rose Hydration Skincare Set
Gear up for the best year of your face’s life with this soothing, softening rose and soy skin care set. Loaded with products to cover all your steps (from cleanser and toner, to treatments for your lips and your complexion), it’s bound to help with the whole ‘glow all year’ resolution you’re planning on setting.