Now that Halloween is over, the countdown is officially on to Christmas. While we may not have the regular Christmas Eve shopping, ice-skating and trips to Santa’s Grotto, followed by visiting all of our friends and family, we’re still hoping that we can spend Christmas with those closest to us.
This year, we’ve all realised just how important self-care is, even if that’s just giving yourself five minutes each night for your skincare routine. So, if you’re unsure of what to gift someone special this year (or to treat yourself to something, we all deserve a little extra TLC) look no further than a luxurious gift set packed to the brim with stunning skincare. Here are five of our skincare gift sets that will go down a treat with anyone and everyone.
If you’re looking for extra hard-working products to introduce into your skincare routine, or know that a new skincare regime will make someone’s Christmas, look no further. The Environ Skin EssentiA Gift Set offers a completely comprehensive skincare regime, with each product packed with powerhouse ingredients, including the essential vitamins and antioxidants that work to give the new a new lease of life.
Including the Environ AVST (which you can choose from strengths 1-5), Moisturising Toner, Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, Intense C Boost Mela Even Cream, and the Cleansing Lotion. Alongside these five full-sized products, they’re paired with the Vita Complex Super Moisturiser and Tri-Peptide Complex+ Avance Elixir.
This impressive set is sure to put an extra big smile on someone’s face this year, and yours, with savings of €87.
If you feel as if your skin is lacking a little something, or looking a little dull, this is the ideal set for you. The Brightening Essentials gift set from IMAGE is designed to add a glowing boost to your routine, resulting in radiant skin. Containing the Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, which is ideal for combination skin to lift away makeup and impurities without stripping the natural oils of the skin. All while a mix of comfrey, calendula and rich botanicals delivers essential nutrients to restore the skin natural balance.
Follow this with the Iluma serum, dubbed as our ‘bridal serum’ in the salon, all for a good reason. The ever-so-popular Iluma is an amazing lightweight, the oil-free serum contains Vitamin C and grape seed extract to brighten a dull complexion and prevent dark spots. Plus, this luxurious serum can also be used under the eyes to target dark circles.
Finally, we have the famous IMAGE Prevention Daily Matte Moisturiser SPF32+. One of IMAGE’s most popular products, this oil-free moisturising SPF is packed to the brim with antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Plus, the microsponge technology absorbs skin’s surface oils to leave skin with a matte, non-greasy, shine-free finish. These three products paired together result in all the glow, with no excess oil.
The second gift set from the IMAGE range, the Hydrating Essentials, focuses on packing a hydration punch. The perfect gift for anyone who tends to suffer from dry skin, particularly as the colder months roll in, as well as for fans of the famous Vital C range. Including the Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser, which is a creamy, hydrating cleanser that removes all traces of makeup and impurities, resulting in a replenished, nourished, silky smooth feel.
Follow this cleanse with the IMAGE Vital C serum, a pharmaceutical-grade Vitamin C serum to help stimulate collagen and elastin (which we all want a bit more of). As well as this, the serum is both oil and water-soluble, meaning both the surface and deeper levels of the skin can benefit from its hydrating ingredients.
Finally, there’s the Prevention Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50, which is basically the hydrated sister of Daily Matte Prevention. This broad-spectrum SPF super moisturiser is the ultimate protection against the ageing effects of environmental aggressors, such as pollution and air conditioning. The perfect set for anyone who needs to give their skin a boost of hydration and some extra TLC.
Lastly, in the IMAGE range, we have the Age-Defying gift set. The perfect gift for anyone who wants to up the anti-ageing ante, it contains the Max Stem Cell Cleanser, the AGELESS total anti-ageing serum and Prevention + Ultimate Moisturiser SPF50. The Max Stem Cell Cleanser is an acid-free, sulphate-free, paraben-free cleanser. Boasting both Plant Stem cell and Botanical ingredients this cleanser will leave the skin feeling squeaky clean, all while balancing the skin's pH balance, starting your anti-ageing routine straight from the cleansing stage.
Following with the AGELESS total anti-ageing serum, this multi-action serum is a unique blend which offers both hydration and exfoliation in one. Protecting skin cells against oxidative stress and combats ageing effects on the skin, resulting in luminous, beautiful skin. When introducing this serum into a routine, begin using nightly three times a week, slowly increasing the use as your skin begins to get used to it. Ensure to cleanse and use a high SPF the following morning, as the skin can be quite sensitive after using exfoliating acids.
Speaking of high SPF, lastly, we have the Prevention Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50. Just like in the Hydration Essentials, the broad spectrum UVA/UVB moisturiser that gives skin the ultimate in protection from the sun's harmful rays as well as extending the longevity of the skin’s cells.
When it comes to skincare, two out of three of the most essential factors are double cleansing and exfoliation (SPF is up there with them too). The Your Best Cleanse And Glow set from Dermalogica ticks both the double cleanse box and the exfoliation box. Start off your routine with PreCleanse, to thoroughly melt away layers of excess oil, sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. The skin is then ready to be cleansed with Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel. A refreshing soap-free lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser gently rinses away any leftover toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean.
Finally, we have the hero product that is Daily Microfoliant. Want to achieve brighter, smoother skin? Finish every day with this iconic exfoliating powder and see how it polishes the skin and leaves it feeling and looking brighter. Simply mix Daily Microfoliant with water, which releases Salicylic acid and rice enzymes to help balance uneven skin tone, while the Colloidal Oatmeal simultaneously calms and hydrates the skin making it gentle enough to use daily.