We don’t talk nearly enough about the fact that the holiday season is the best time of year to stock up on skin care. Not only do the sets that most major retailers are offering right now make drool-worthy gifts for everyone on your list, but they also happen to offer major deals on products you’d normally pay full price. That’s where the holiday’s best skin-care gift sets come into play.
That means you should take full advantage and make a few additions to your own collection (you’re already shopping, after all). Below, we rounded up them up to offer you the best values on everything you need to craft an entirely new routine. Whether they make it into someone’s stocking or go straight to your bathroom shelf is entirely up to you.
Nothing says “luxury” like La Mer, and this kit offers a taste of five of the brand’s most beloved products: a treatment lotion, concentrated serum, moisturizer, and eye cream. If you want to tell someone you love them, I highly recommend doing it with $90 worth of bougie moisturizing products. For what it’s worth: That someone can totally be yourself.
Shop now: La Mer Hydration Comfort Mini Collection, $90
I can speak from personal experience when I tell you that showing up to a Zoom Secret Santa with a Drunk Elephant will quickly make you the most popular person in the room. This one’s got five of the brand’s cult-face products—cleanser, micellar water, glycolic and hyaluronic acid serums, and moisturizer—that will keep skin happy.
Shop now: Drunk Elephant Glowy The Night Kit, $98
Stock up on hydrating head-to-toe must-haves with five of Burt’s Bees’ bestsellers—including a cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm, lotion, and foot cream—which are exactly what anyone’s winter skin will be yearning for by the end of December.
Shop now: Burt’s Bees Essentials Kit Holiday Gift, $10
Brighten skin with this three-step system that features an exfoliating mask, a vitamin C serum, and facial oil. When used together, they’ll give any complexion a boost of antioxidants and radiance.
Shop now: Kora Organics Love To Be Bright Holiday 2020, $68
Travel may be off the table for now, but that doesn’t mean travel-sized products have to be. These adorable minis will help to streamline any routine down to a few easy steps, and it’s only a matter of time until the recipient will be stocking up on full-sized bottles.
Unlike the rest of the kits on this list, this one features three full-sized products (not minis) packed with enzymes to resurface dull, uneven skin. The cleanser, pads, and mask work together to leave your complexion smooth.
Shop now: Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Flawless Favorites Kit, $61
Tata Harper’s “essentials” include a cleanser, essence, moisturizer, mask, eye cream, and two serums, the combination of which will leave skin dewy and radiant for less than the standard price of the brand’s full-size moisturizer.
Shop now: Tata Harper Skincare Daily Essentials Set, $75
8. Fresh Best Sellers, $39
Our editors are in love with this line of tinted lip balms, and now you can give someone six different shades… plus the gift of endless hydration.
Shop now: Fresh Best Sellers Ornament, $39
9. Murad Take Time Off 4-Piece Set, $80
See what all the hype around Murad’s tri-active retinol is all about with this kit. It’s got a retinol-infused serum, moisturizer, and eye cream as well as an AHA- and BHA-infused peel.
Shop now: Murad Take Time Off 4-Piece Set, $80
Simplify someone’s morning routine with this six-product set, which has everything they’ll need to start their day off right. There’s a mini cleanser, essence, vitamin C serum, facial oil, and eye cream, and of course, the brand’s cult-fave Good Genes serum (which usually retails for $85 on its own).
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