What’s a better gift than good skin for Christmas?? There are literally thousands of products out there that help improve the tone, texture and feel of your skin. And this time of year there are some amazing gifts sets with proper savings to be had or gifts with purchase that I’d be delighted to get!
First up is Estée Lauder, every year they bring out the best gifts for Christmas, they also have the most incredible gift with purchase that I will tell you all about later. The Party Ready to Glow set is a limited edition of Estée’s skincare superstars. It has a retail value of €122 but you can get it for €46. Inside you will find 6 skincare essentials that give your skin a wonderful glow for the party season. Includes the power pair of Advanced Night Repair serum and Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme for firmer, radiant, healthy looking skin. Plus the new Eye Concentrate Matrix to magnify the beauty of your eyes, full-size cleanser and eye mask and they all come packaged in that beautiful white bag. In order to get this for €46 you have to purchase any other Estée Lauder product. Next is the Repair & Renew set and it has my favourite product from Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, in this you get a full size Advanced Night Repair. You also get their mega Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment lotion and Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronised Complex II, this stuff is proper magical and I use it whenever I have had feck all sleep and it makes me look just a little more human. This has a RRP of €90.00. Next up is Protect & Hydrate set, this has intense 24 hour hydration, perfect for skin that has been to too many parties over the season!! The intense hydration from these products help defend your skin against signs of premature aging. Inside the box you get DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H-Moisture Creme SPF 15, 50ml (full-size), Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, 15ml, Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II, 5ml and Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, 30ml. With a RRP of €55.00 it is great value.
Lancôme are proper playing ball with their Christmas sets this year, there’s no messing around! Their Absolue range is so beautiful, I use the body lotion in this range and I love it! It is inspired by 20 years of research on skin stem cells and then the power of nature is added to the crazy good science. You are basically paying for the Absolue Premium ßx Day Care cream and getting four tester sizes of the other products in the range. With a RRP of €158.50 it is on the pricey side but well worth it and you will get major brownie points from the person you get it for. Next up is Visionnaire, which will reduced the appearance of wrinkles and pores. For a more even, smooth, soft and radiant skin. You get three trial size products with this and it is a far more affordable €75. There is a second Visionnaire cream gift box that comes with a trial size of the night cream and this has a RRP of €75.50. Finally up from Lancôme is Renergie Day Cream, this mega moisturiser will have your skin looking and feeling fantastic. It has been specifically formulated to help fight sagging skin. You get a trail size night cream and both Genifique serums. The RRP is €81.50.
Nobody does wrapping gifts quite like Chanel, the boxes, the tissue and the ribbon. It always have a rush of excitement when somebody gives me a Chanel bag, it is just so luxe and fancy. They really have nailed the market for desirable products. I dontthink any other brand has the same effect on so many people, everyone desires Chanel. They make great skincare, all of it smells and feels amazing. My favourite range in the brand is the Hydra Beauty, they make an intense face masque that is proper divine, and when used before applying makeup the skin feels amazing. The jewel in their crown is Sublimage, with ingredients from all over the world and technology that they have specifically designed for this range that actually attracts moisture and keeps in in your skin for longer, leaving it plump and youthful. Chanel don’t have any Christmas sets per say but any and all of the products are available to be wrapped in their fancy paper and ribbon. With prices starting at €28 and go all the way up to €320 for the Sublimage cream. So it really doesn’t have to break the bank to gift someone some Chanel this Christmas.
Jo Malone is mostly known as a fragrance and candle brand, but their Vitamin E Gel is one of the best products on the market. Developed to hydrate dry dehydrated skin. The formula contains wheat germ oil, sweet almond oil and apricot kernel oil. The gel also works as a barrier to protect your skin from further damage. I also love the lip conditioner, it is one of the ones that I have in my collection and I always pick one up in the airport. The gel has a RRP of €84 and the lip balm is €30.
Everyone knows that I LOVE Tom Ford, I love the makeup, all of it, I love his clothes, I pretty much love all of the brand. This cream from his is an almost whipped moisturiser that adds a stunning sheen to your skin. It can be used as a primer, I am not a fan of primers, but this is just a highly glowing moisturiser. It has an RRP of €85.
This is a magical product from Dior, it is like a hybrid of moisturiser, tinted moisturiser and an SPF. It is way more moisturising than a tinted moisturiser yet it does the job of one, it has SPF50 which protects you against all forms of UV Rays, imagine all the time you can save by just using this one product! Genius Dior!! It has a RRP of €80.