Got a beauty lover in your life?
Got to buy them something nice for Christmas but don’t know where to start?
Whether they want to stay in and get pampered or go full glam and hit the tiles, we’ve got the gift for all the beauty obsessed.
Just read on for some of our top picks this year.
Skinmade Problem Solving Serums
German beauty tech brand have only recently launched their newest range, their Problem Solving Serums – and they may just be the perfect gift for any skincare obsessed gal in your life.
All four serums contain active ingredients niacinamide, tranexamic acid and azelaic acid – a scientific breakthrough combination as apparently no other brand in the world is offering that exact combination.
The products are suitable for all skin types and each work to tackle four areas – the first is wrinkles, the second is blemishes & acne, the third is redness & irritation and the fourth is pigmentation. They’re available in Ireland now from Akina.ie, or the Akina Beauty Clinic all retailing at €65.
The Body Shop Share The Joy advent calendar
This advent calendar retails at €85 but contains €116.25 worth of product! It contains everything from vitamin E sheet masks to some classic shea body butter.
It has all you need for that pre going out shower complete with a range of fruity shower gels and shampoo. And of course it has plenty of The Body Shop’s famous lip balms for those winter chapped lips.
This is sure to be a quick seller so if you have it on your wish list be sure to ring your local shop beforehand. They will be stocked in The Body Shop nationwide.
NIP + Fab The Breakout Queen
From cold weather to mask-ne the last few months have been particularly harsh on our skin. And there’s no better gift than some products that will give our skin that proper TLC treatment.
NIP+FAB have the perfect solution for dreaded breakouts with their Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme. It works to unclog pores and exfoliate the skin, giving a more refined complexion.
It also contains vitamin B5 that will give the skin a beautiful glow thanks to its hydrating properties. It’s currently on sale at Boots for €19.96.
The Body Shop Feels & Festivity Hand Cream Trio
Another gem from The Body Shop this Christmas is the Feels & Festivity Hand Cream Trio. The set includes three vegan hand creams.
The trio has three festive scents, Kindness & Pears, Love & Plums and Joy & Jasmine. your palm and massage into skin and nails to leave them feeling smoother, softer and hydrated with 48hr moisture.
It will cost you €17.60 for the set of three and they can be found in all Body Shop’s nationwide.
Into The Ether Body Oil
Are you looking for a product to make a friend’s self care night? Into The Ether is an Irish owned brand specialising in sustainable, locally made & luxurious self-care items.
Their nourishing organic body oil is a brilliant present for someone looking to rewind and also give their skin some TLC.
It contains rosemary, lavender, and frankincense and has been formulated to hydrate and nourish the skin. The highest quality aromatherapy oils included will also leave you smelling divine.
A 100ml bottle will set cost you €25.95 and you can order it online here.
Skinician Rose Quartz Roller
This is a great tool to include for a home facial and the rose quartz adds that bit of spa glamour.
When used regularly the skin roller will brighten, tighten, and reduce puffiness to give your skin a youthful, radiant glow.
The tool is brilliant for adding a relaxing element to your skincare routine as it massages the skin. It’s priced at €18.75 and can be ordered online here.
DeDANÚ CBD Face Oil
DeDANÚ is an Irish plant-based bio-science and skincare company. They pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients in their products.
They’ve released their own CBD infused face oil called The Goddess Elixir that is specially designed to be a multi-functional product, safe to use on sensitive eye areas and targeted areas on the face and body.
It can be used to target breakouts or added to your massage oil for full body relaxation. The oil includes caffeine to help with tired eyes and the added vitamins A, C, E + GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) help delicate skin for a smoother, brighter eye area. A bottle retails for €59 and can be ordered online.
DeDANÚ have also recently launched their latest innovative skincare offering, Renew+. The product is, as always, all natural, and uses plant stem cell CBG and special seed oils for incredible regeneration results.
Thalgo Spa At Home
Thalgo’s Christmas gift offerings will give you the opportunity to give spa quality treatment at home to your nearest and dearest.
They are a leading marine cosmetics brand that has been being used in spas and salons across Ireland for over 30 years.
Their discovery beauty boxes are designed to create beauty moments for the face and a wellness getaway for the body, they are also a great way to try out a new skin routine.
There is an option between the Radiance Beauty Box at €34.90 and the Well-being Beauty Box at €32.90. The radiance box is guaranteed to give you a healthy glow with resurfacing cream and energising detoxifying serum.
Whereas the well-being box will give you that exotic getaway feel with monoi nourishing oil and iridescent island milk.
You can order the boxes online here.
Spas.ie gift voucher
The Spa industry, like so many others, suffered during the pandemic. Why not support the industry and make a loved one very happy indeed with a voucher?
Vouchers can be redeemed in 80 top spa venues across Ireland, giving people the choice of a much needed massage at a day spa to a weekend of wellness at a luxury hotel.
The vouchers are also printed on recycled paper, with an option to include a personalised message. It’s also valid for five years, so no rush on using it. Find out more here.
Real Techniques Soft Radiance Total Face Kit
All beauty lovers need a good set of brushes and to be fair most of them have them. However, a backup set for travelling or taking on nights out is always super handy!
This Real Techniques set includes everything you need for a quick touch up in the bathroom or a full face for holidays.
The set is created to give your makeup a flawless glow that we’re all after.
Handily it comes with a clutch that fits all the brushes so you can pack them up and take them anywhere! It also includes the Real Techniques brush cleansing gel.
You can find it here for €24.99.
Mise Balancing Cleansing Oil
Another Irish owned brand here with products perfect for stocking fillers. Founded in 2017 in Wicklow, Mise is currently selling an array of gorgeous small beauty products, including soothing lip balms for as little as €5, serums from €17.50, and facial oils from €19.95.
Their Balancing Cleansing Oil is a must-have for any beauty-nerds, with a gorgeous lavender scent that allows users to stimulates the circulation in their face and bring fresh nutrients to the skin with every massage. The oil costs €22.95 and you can find out more here.