They’re a guaranteed thrill under the tree.
But whether you’re treating someone else or indulging in a little self-gifting, skin and haircare gift sets are a brilliant way to nab a decent discount on the year’s most coveted products.
They also offer an opportunity to try a new brand or product for less.
We’ve opened up some of the most popular sets on the market this year to see what’s inside, here are seven of our top picks:
1. Dermalogica The Glowing Skin Set
Buy it: €65 (worth €76.30) from imageskincare.ie
If you’re new to Dermalogica or you’re choosing a beauty gift for someone else, you can rest assured that this selection is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. This exclusive set pairs a full-size brightening cleanser with a new, limited edition size of the brand’s famous bestselling powder exfoliant.
For instant results, this is a winner.
2. Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel
Buy it: €55 (worth €83.50) in KEVIN.MURPHY salons nationwide. Check out the Salon Locator on kevinmurphystore.ie.
For lifelong highlighters, bleachers, and bottle blondes, Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel Wash and conditioner are a revelation. The results can be felt after just one use as the formula conditions and moisturises blonde and grey hair, putting the bounce back into your hair while repairing any brassy or yellow tones.
3. The Works Great in Bed
Buy it: €24.75 (worth €61) at This Works
You’ve heard the hype. This Works famous Pillow Spray has developed a cult following since its launch in 2011 and now you can treat someone (or yourself) to all its slumber-inducing benefits for an absolute steal.
The brand’s Great in Bed gift set includes a trio of sleep solutions for tranquil nights and brighter mornings. Using the goodies inside, they advise starting an hour before bed with a warm shower in deep Sleep Shower Gel to wash off the day, then massaging Deep Sleep Body Cocoon all over for the added blend of shea butter, crambe, camelia, and sativa oils to nourish and hydrate skin.
Finally, spritz your spray across your pyjamas and bedding – 89 percent of panel testers fell asleep faster than usual after using it.
4. He-shi Classic Collection
Buy it: €34.99 (worth €75.25) from he-shi.eu
This four-piece gift set has everything you need for the ultimate New Year tan.
Gently exfoliate with the Tan Remover & Primer, leaving your skin silky smooth. The award-winning He-shi Express Liquid Tan, will have you party ready in a flash, leaving your skin glowing and flawless. Finish with HD Wonder Glow, a light-reflective skin-perfecting liquid that brings a luminous glow and a sculpted finish to your skin.
This set is a brilliant introduction to the brand too.
5. Image Skincare Hydrate Collection
Buy it: €134 (worth €176)
Fans swear by this brand, which continues to be a firm favourite among those working in the ‘biz.
The Hydrate Collection is formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the set includes full-size bottles of the Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum and Prevention+ Ultimate Moisturizer SPF 50 as well as a free full-size Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser and a cute cosmetics bag to store it all in.
6. Luna by Lisa Eye Jewels
Buy it: €39, Lunabylisa.ie
Developed by Cork entrepreneur and social media star Lisa Jordan, this little set is ideal for anyone who is underconfident when it comes to creating a look for a night out.
Inside you’ll find an Everyday Gems Eyeshadow Quad that contains creamy, glide-on shades in a vivid mix of velvety-rich wearable textures, an eye pencil in the shade Marble, a gold cream shadow pot in Diamond Kiss, for a lightweight shimmer, a Felt Liquid Eyeliner Pen and the Luna by Lisa Volume Mascara.
Simple to use, this kit delivers bigger, brighter-looking eyes and a dreamy, soft-focus glow.
7. Cosaint Cleansing Brush and Under-Eye Toner
Buy it: €149, Cosaintskincare.ie
Make 2023 the year you level up your cleansing routine with Cosaint’s new Cleansing Brush and Under-Eye Toner.
This Irish-made, oscillating bit of beauty tech is made with hygienic medical-grade silicone bristles that vibrate to create a gentle action and can be used with any cleansing type of lotion: oil, water-based, or cream cleanser.
The eye area ages about five years before the rest of the face so cleansing it fully and gently applying eye cream is vital. The Cleansing Brush also massages, tones and firms under the eye after the cleansing process to minimise the look of wrinkles and fine lines.
Plus it’s fun to use so it makes the nightly routine more enjoyable.