Over the last couple of years, we’ve become even more invested in our beauty routines and truly appreciate the soul-enhancing benefits of time devoted to pampering ourselves. And when it comes to gifts for those we love, what could be more thoughtful than adding to their own self-care kits? W.ICONS’ beauty columnist, Ava Welsing-Kitcher, rounds up the very best beauty presents worth adding to your Santa sack.
“This has been on my wish list for so long, and it’s often sold out – so grab it while you can. From one of the best make-up artists around, in collaboration with cult UK vegan brush brand Spectrum, it’s a must-have (and also comes in a smaller edit).”
“In my opinion, this is the best beauty advent calendar. Containing cult favourites from Olaplex, Le Labo, Dr Sebagh and REN, as well as a lot of self-care options from the likes of Olverum and Aromatherapy Associates, there’s something so decadent about both its contents and prettily illustrated packaging.”
“If you’re a sensitive sleeper, then no doubt you’ve heard of This Works. And if you haven’t, then prepare to become obsessed. This bauble houses an edit of three best-selling products in travel sizes: the pillow spray (great for settling into unfamiliar hotel beds), a calming room spray for the whole family, and a stress-beating roll-on.”
“This lip oil is phenomenal, but the price point makes it the perfect indulgent gift to give to any balm addict. It sits alongside the universal Pillow Talk lip liner, which creates shape and definition.”
“One of the best SPF brands I’ve come across this year, Australian- based Ultraviolette is a true trailblazer. This little introductory set is perfect for teens getting into skincare, or for frequent travellers who don’t want to lug around full-sized products.”
Dr. Barbara Sturm
“With hero products like the Foam Cleanser and Hyaluronic Serum, this introduction to such a popular range is perfect for anyone with deep and brown skin tones, to boost radiance, control oil and calm sensitivity.”
“My mother loves this range, and I restock her supply whenever she runs out. This gift edition, with a wooden holder, is the perfect way to update a classic favourite, so it feels like a gift all over again.”
“Sana Jardin does such beautifully crafted fragrances and candles, with my favourite being Berber Blonde (its citrusy musk is perfect for lifting winter blues or as a refreshing summer scent). This set opens up a whole new world of everything the brand has to offer.”
Neal's Yard Remedies
“It feels like 2021 was the year of pregnancy announcements! I have a couple of mothers-to-be in mind when I think of this sumptuous body-care set; the ideal way for them to feel taken care of in the lead-up.”
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