If there was a gift set that I wouldn’t mind this Christmas, it’s skincare. From any brand. I’m not fussy! In fact, any beauty gift set will do just fine! I just want to sit and buff, cleanse, lather and apply makeup to my face day long!
Christmas Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets
I have picked four skincare gift sets to feature in this gift guide - 3 skincare ones and a tanning set. They skincare gift sets are more like starter kits or travel sets, so it's a nice way to be introduced to new brands if you’re a newbie in skincare or if you’ve ever wanted to try something new, these might tickle your pickle.
REN Skincare Hydration Kit, £25*
This 4 piece set* contains REN Skincare’s moisture-boosting, skin-smoothing bestsellers housed in a vibrant limited edition box design by textile designer, Kangan Arora. The gift set includes 50ml Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel, 50ml Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream, 15ml V-Cleanse Revitalising Night Cream, and a single sachet 2ml Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.
If you decide to buy this, do check that the sachet is in the box as it’s not secured in the packaging. Mine fell out in transit, I think. But you MUST try the Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial because it is AMAZING!
La Roche-Posay Toleriane 3-Step System, £22.50*
This 3 step process is formulated (with minimal ingredients to limit risk of allergies) for sensitive skin but if you’re new to skincare, this is a great little set to get you started. It’s so simple to use, you start with the milky cream cleanser, followed misting toner directly on to your face, and finished with a gentle moisturiser.
La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane range is clinically proven (and has the seal of approval from Allergy UK) to be effective for sensitive skin. It contains no fragrance, preservative, irritants or alcohol to give you a fully soothing experience every single time you cleanse, tone, and moisturise your face.
On a 3 For 2 offer at Boots at the moment.
Pai Skincare Instant Radiance Collection, £14*
Pai Skincare very rarely participate in percentage discount so this is a big deal for them. There is a tiny catch; the gift set I’ve got (Instant Radiance Collection, pictured above) is not part of the offer this year. In fact, there are only two Christmas gift sets that are not part of the deal, but EVERYTHING else is - including the other gift sets in their standard range.
A must-have for this Winter, if you suffer from dry skin, is Pai’s bestselling Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. You might’ve heard a lot of beauty bloggers rave about this amazing oil but all the rave reviews are well deserved. Their Instant Radiance Collection contains a 10ml roller ball version as well as a 15ml tube of Kukui and Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator.
A skin hero for all year round (but in particular Winter), the Rosehip BioRegenerate facial oil helps improve the skin’s elasticity, dry patches, blemishes, lacklustre complexion, dull skin, fine lines, scars, and sun damage!
Bellamianta Mousse Christmas Gift Set*, £25
Get yourself party ready with a bit o' false tan! I love the results from self tanning products but I don't like how it eventually transfers on to clothes and bedsheets (even though it states it's transfer resistant, you always a teeny tiny tint where ever you go). Although for nights out, tanning is part of the process and the majority often washes off in the shower anyway. It's a can't-live-but-can't-live-without kind of beauty product!
This lovely Bellamianta Mousse Gift Set is limited to the festive period only. There are a few gift options to pick from but my favourite is the one containing a streak-free, quick-drying Rapid Mousse (for body and face), and Self-Tanning Tinted Lotion plus a tanning mitt. It's one of the easiest self-tans I have ever used due to how quick it dries (in 6 seconds!