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12 New skincare holiday sets you need to get an easy, effortless glow


By Redzhanna Jazmin

12 New skincare holiday sets you need to get an easy, effortless glow

The holidays aren’t just for your loved ones, you know. You also deserve to #TreatYourself. In this case, we’ve got the key to the glowy holiday-ready skin you’re after, and we’re happy to share our secrets with you—with the added bonus that it’s all a steal!

That’s right, gift sets are all the rage right now, and we’ve curated the best selection on the market just for you. Complete with cleansers, moisturisers, masks and more, you’re in for a real treat. Ahead, find our picks for the best beauty gift sets to get your skin radiantly dewy for the festive season.

Ren Clean Skincare

Glow-to-Go Trio Set

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On-the-go may not hold the same weight in our travel-less, CMCO-ridden time, but there’s something about this trio that keeps us coming back nonetheless. This set is packed with firm favourites that guarantee a glow: The Daily AHA Tonic exfoliates and tones, the Vitamin C Gel Cream brightens, and the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask decongests.

That’s not even the best part, either—this set is just one of three committed to the brand’s zero-waste journey. The packaging is 100% recyclable and the plastic used to hold the precious tonic is made from 100% recycled material. Get your glow and save the planet at the same time!

Find it here or in-store at Ken’s Apothecary

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Drunk Elephant

Holiday Kits: Dewy, Firmy, and Glowy

drunk elephant skincare sets

There ain’t no party like a Drunk Elephant party—so party like it’s 2021 with the brand’s new beauty kits. Three kits to choose from; beautiful, glowing skin all-around.

Dewy: The Polypeptide Kit is great for those of you looking to take a few years off your face. This edit contains a full-sized Protini Polypeptide Cream to strengthen and moisturise the skin, the Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser for a gentle deep-clean, the Bamboo Booster for a wee exfoliation, the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum for that moisture-rich bounce, and the A-Passioni Retinol Cream to diminish fine lines, sun damage, and deep wrinkles. The result? Youthful, radiant skin.

Firmy: The Day Kit is the best way to start the day. It contains the C-Firma Day Serum, the D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, the Protini Polypeptide Cream, and the Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF30. Packed with a healthy dose of antioxidants and moisturisers, your skin is protected all-day long.

Glowy: The Night Kit is the best of them all—the E-Rase Milki Micellar Water and the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser washes away dirt and pollution from the day, while the T.L.C. Framboos, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, and F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfall exfoliates, rejuvenates, and pampers the skin for an effortless glow.

Find all three kits and more here


Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution Sets

kiehl's skin gift sets

This year marks a lot of firsts for Kiehl’s. Not only is it the first time they’ve had a campaign that’s quite this green (they have cut down waste and optimised sustainability more than ever this year), it’s also the first time they’ve ever offered the best-selling Clearly Corrective Dark Spot-Solution to their limited-edition holiday selection.

You can score the highly-sought limited-editon solution in just two of the holiday sets. The Holiday Edition Vit-C Powered Glow Up Set contains the solution in addition to the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and three complimentary mini-gifts from the Clearly Corrective range.

The Brightening & Rebalancing Hydration Set, on the other hand, contains the solution in addition to the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream and three complimentary mini-gifts from the Ultra Facial range.

Buy the Holiday Edition Vit-C Powered Glow Up Set here, and the Brightening & Rebalancing Hydration Set here, or look in-store.

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Malin + Goetz

Saving Face Set

Put your best face forward this holiday season with Malin + Goetz’s Saving Face set. Perfect for those of you in desperate need of a hydration boost, this trio set includes the brand’s bestsellers: The Grapefruit Face Cleanser, the Vitamin E Face Moisturizer and the Detox Face Mask.

There’s a reason these three products are cult-favourites—each product is designed to soothe and balance dehydrated skin in need of a perk-up, and believe us when we say they deliver.

Designed by the celebrated Italian graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, the limited-edition holiday packaging is inspired by the diverse and spirited humanity of New York City, represented by a recreation of the 1972 map of the city’s subway system.

Find the full set here or in-store


The Art of Gifting Collection

omorovicza gift sets christmas 2020

This festive season is the perfect excuse to treat you and your loved ones to one of Omorovicza’s seven holiday gift sets. With each set carefully curated with the brand’s absolute must-haves and decorated with luxuriously marbled packaging, you cannot go wrong. Now, while any of the seven choices would make an excellent gift, our top three picks are as follows:

The Night-Time Heroes Set contains the Cashmere Cleanser for a gentle cleansing, the Plumping Cream for youthful hydration, and the Queen of Hungary Mist to top up the radiance as needed.

The Glow Discovery Set is a glow-worthy edit, filled with the Daily Vitamin C Serum for instant radiance, the Miracle Facial Oil for firming, the Cleansing Foam for a thorough polish, and the Illuminating Moisturiser for happy hydration.

Finally, the Blue Diamond Cabinet Collection is your one-stop shop to turn back the clock. Designed to harness the vitality and fitness of the skin, this set will have you looking years younger thanks to active ingredients such as diamond peptides, arabinogalactans and essential amino acids. In this set, you’ll find the Blue Diamond Concentrate, the Blue Diamond Eye Cream, the Blue Diamond Super Cream.

For the full lineup, click here

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Mask Merry Skincare Set

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Happy holidays—here are all your favourites bundled up in a limited-edition set. Treat your skin for any occasion with the Mask Merry Skincare Set, which contains five of Origins’ must-have masks.

The Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay exfoliates and refines the pores, the Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water preps the skin for 72 hours of hydration, the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Face Mask soothes irritation, the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores detoxifies, and the Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask to Purify & Nourish gently purifies the pores.


Lip and Skincare Gift Sets

Get ready for a treat—Fresh did not come to play this holiday season. With 12 specially-curated skin and lip care holiday gift sets, you don’t have to look very far to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. There’s so many to choose from, so allow us to narrow down your options.

All of your favourite Fresh products have a place in their own special sets: From the calming Soy Face Cleanser to the delectable Sugar Lip Treatments to the cult-favourite Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask and more, tis the season to treat yourself your loved ones.

While you’re spoilt for choice, our personal favourites are the Best-Sellers Mini Kit, the Sugar Lip Moisturising Trio, the Self-Care Masking Set, and the Rose Hydration Ritual Set.

Find the complete line-up of holiday sets here, or visit them in-store.

La Mer

Limited-Edition Soothing Hydration Skincare Set

drunk elephant skincare sets

Soothed and radiant—that’s what we’re all after. Lucky for us, La Mer has us covered with their new skincare gift sets. Our object of particular desire is their Soothing Hydration Skincare Set. Contained in a luxurious (and aesthetically-pleasing) bag, you can find a whole array of the brand’s best-loved treatments in this nifty set.

The Limited-Edition Soothing Hydration Collection Skincare Set is a four-piece edit targeting dry skin and dark circles. It contains The Concentrate which calms redness and irritation, The Eye Concentrate to tackle your dark circles, Creme de la Mer for all-around moisture, and The Lip Balm which is a treat for the taste buds.

Get the Limited-Edition Glowing Hydration Skincare Duet here, or shop in-store

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Special Edition Luxury Kiri Set

tatcha holiday gift set

If you’ve been meaning to nab yourself some of Tatcha’s best buys at a steal, this is your shot. The Special Edition Luxury Kiri has everything you could possibly need to revitalise your skin.

The One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil doubles as a makeup remover and a cleanser, melting away makeup with absolutely no trouble (yes, even the waterproof kind!). The Rice Polish is a Tatcha cult choice—just add water for a gentle exfoliation that will leave your skin smooth and healthy.

The Essence is an anti-ageing regiment that works in just seven seconds. The Water Cream Release doubles down on the anti-ageing action, moisturising the skin and perfectly prepping for makeup through the release of powerful Japanese botanicals. The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream rounds the anti-ageing ritual off, locking in moisture and enforcing hydration.

We then have The Liquid Silk Canvas oil-free primer which keeps your makeup on all-day-long while minimising the risk of clogged pores. Finally, as a little treat, the Kissu Lip Mask restores plumpness and hydration to the lips with the help of its Japanese Peach Extract.

Find it here or in-store

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Skincare Sundae 4-Piece Hydrating Skincare and Beauty Essentials Set

This four-piece set will smooth and blur your skin, elevating your glow and delivering hydration. The set comes with an exclusive 2-in-1 mask, the new Youthquake Coconut Crème Glycolic Facial, which promises deep hydration and two kinds of exfoliation.

The Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème follows up with more hydration, curbing dry and dull skin for a lovely all-day dew. You’ll also find a tube of the uber-nourishing Re(cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil in Kissability for hi-shine gloss and unmatched plumping action. Finally, prep for makeup that lasts with the Under(cover) Blurring Coconut Face Primer (a Marc Jacobs Beauty bestseller!).

Find the set here or in-store at Sephora

Sephora Collection

Colourful Skincare by Nature

sephora christmas gift sets

Each product in Sephora’s new Colourful Skincare by Nature line is formulated with a minimum of 90 per cent natural ingredients that have been sustainably sourced. The line contains face masks eye masks, face wipes and lip balms made to effectively juice-cleanse your skin.

While there isn’t a set for sale here, there is an excellent promotion, which is basically the same thing. From now until 21 December, purchasing any three items from Sephora Collection will entitle you to an additional free Sephora Collection item (T&C apply)! What better way is there to take advantage of this than to pamper yourself with the brand’s new skincare line.

Find the line here or in-store


Dermalogica X Julie Wilkinson limited-edition sets

Roll-up, roll-up! You can score a few awesome Dermalogica gift sets this; the best-seller Your Best Cleanse + Glow set contains three full-sized products—the PreCleanse, the Special Cleansing Gel, and the Daily Microfoliant. Next we have the Your Brightest Glow Yet set which contains two full-sized products; the BioLumin-C Serum and the BioLumin-C Eye Serum. Finally, we have the Your Super Rich Reveal set which contains three of the Rapid Reveal Peel ampoules, as well as a full-sized Super Rich Repair.

Any receiver would be thrilled to find one of these sets under the tree come the 25th—so, what are you waiting for?

Find the set here.

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