Remember when we had our best skin ever during Circuit Breaker? We’ve got our hardworking skincare saviours to thank, that and how being stuck at home had us weaned off makeup while having more time to indulge in luxurious self-care rituals. Let your friend or loved one get that triumphant feeling back with these skincare sets, full of bestsellers and well-loved products that’ll care for their precious face.
DRUNK ELEPHANT DEWY: THE POLYPEPTIDE KIT
$106, available at Sephora
A bunch of Drunk Elephant skincare to combat wrinkles, boost hydration and just generally make the skin look nice and dewy. Includes: Protini Polypeptide Cream (50ml, Full Size!), Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser (22g), Bamboo Booster (1.7g), B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (5ml), and A-Passioni Retiol Cream (10ml).
SIGI SKIN ULTIMATE SKIN KIT
$288, available at sigiskin.com
Local brand Sigi Skin stands out for their colourful packaging and effective skincare that’s packed with nourishing ingredients — and refreshing textures that’ll feel good on your face. For the perfect stay-home routine, shop this ultimate kit of full-sized products that include the Kaleanser, Morning Glow, Pink Nectar, Dew Potion, and Dream Capsule, all in a cotton zip pouch.
MARIO BADESCU DEW IT FOR THE GLOW SKINCARE SET
$43, available at Sephora
Clear, bright skin isn’t too far away with this Mario Badescu set, which includes the famous Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater to revive dehydrated skin, along with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner, and minis from their Hyaluronic Dew range.
GLOW RECIPE GLOWING SKIN TRIO SKINCARE KIT
$64, available at Sephora
Fruits now have a whole new appeal with Glow Recipe’s set of fruit-inspired skincare items, which are, not surprisingly, brilliant for your skin too! Whether it’s encapsulated retinol, cica, or AHA, these work together for bouncy, radiant skin, by way of a trio of the Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask, Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser, and Banana Souffle Moisture Cream.
FRESH BEAUTY ROSE HYDRATION SKINCARE SET
$116, available at Fresh stores and Sephora
Roses are always a good choice for the flower’s hydrating and soothing benefits, and you know how Fresh’s fan-favourite rose products are. From their cult Rose Face Mask and Rose Deep Hydration Toner — with real rose petals! — to a sheer rose tint with their Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment lip balm, plus the Soy Face Cleanser to boot, this has to be the best skincare set we found for, well, fresh rosy skin.
THE BODY SHOP GLOWING BRITISH ROSE ULTIMATE GIFT BAG
$100, available at The Body Shop stores
For more head-to-toe rose indulgence, The Body Shop presents this lovely gift that’ll take you through the English countryside via some of their British Rose favourites. Come up smelling roses with a shower gel, body yoghurt, body scrub, Eau de Toilette, and more in this ultimate gift set, presented in a special-edition soft brown bag so you don’t even need to bust out the wrapping paper.
LANEIGE WATER WONDERLAND SKINCARE SET
$59, available at Laneige stores and Sephora
Get back to basics with the Laneige skincare series that delivers all your hydration needs, and yet, with their advanced k-beauty science, you know you’d be investing in skincare that locks in moisture all day long. The Laneige Sleeping Mask is a game-changer for replenishing dehydrated skin overnight, while the Water Bank Cream, Cream Skin Mist, and Lip Sleeping Mask, put in all the work too despite those lightweight textures.
DR. DENNIS GROSS PEEL GLOW BE MERRY SKINCARE KIT
$146, available at Sephora
One order of bright skin please! You can’t do better than this set of bestsellers from Dr. Dennis Gross, which features the patented 2-step Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel, Vitamin C + Collagen Brighten + Firm Serum, and Vitamin C + Collagen Deep Cream. The former is a cult product that contains 7 acids to “increase cell turnover while treating deep lines and wrinkles, correcting imperfections, and diminishing dark spots”, while the other two products show up to support anybody’s quest for glowing skin.
SULWHASOO FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM HOLIDAY SET
$160, available at Sulwhasoo counters
Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum’s considered a legend in the k-beauty world, so here’s a skincare set that honours the classic product, alongside mini items from the Concentrated Ginseng collection to further nourish the skin. To make this an even more unforgettable gift, the set is housed in a luxe velvet case decked out in whimsical illustrations by Thai artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool.
TATCHA SPECIAL EDITION LUXURY KIRI
$467, available at Sephora
At a rather significant price, we’re expecting the best that Tatcha has to offer. They’ve set us up with 7 outstanding products that capture the best of their Japanese-inspired skincare philosophy and luxurious textures, in a handy kit that you don’t want to forgo. The set includes: Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, The Rice Polish, The Essence, The Water Cream, The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream, The Liquid Silk Canvas, The Kissu Lip Mask.
SKINCEUTICALS BEST SELLING TRIO
$566, available at Skinceuticals counters including TANGS
Indulgent, yes, but you get what you pay for — and in Skinceuticals’ case, we’re talking about a trio of their top-performing skincare serums: the C E Ferulic, Discoloration Defense, and the H.A. Intensifier. All of these have earned tons of accolades and praises from beauty insiders and probably your peers, especially the Vitamin C serum that improves fine lines and skin firmness, while brightening the skin tone. We’re calling this the skincare junkie’s dream.
KIEHL’S HOLY GRAIL HEROES SET
$108, available at Kiehl’s stores and counters
Heroes come in all shapes and forms, but if you ever need a reliable skincare saviour, start with Kiehl’s Calendula series. Both the Calendula Foaming Face Wash and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner are suitable for normal to oily skin types, or days when you need to soothe problematic skin, while the series of minis are great to pack in any upcoming staycation kit.
DR.JART+ CICAPAIR SPECIAL ALL DAY KIT
$48.30, available at Sephora
A limited edition duo that puts together the best of Dr.Jart+’s Cicapair series, the Calming Gel Cream and Sleepair Ampoule-In-Mask overnight mask calm, soothe, hydrate, and repair the skin barrier of those with sensitive skin. If you’re in desperate need of a solution to maskne or happen to have a bad skin week, we couldn’t recommend this more.
SUPERGOOP! READY. SET. PLAY! KIT
$69, available at Sephora
SPF is skincare too! To protect the skin even before all the UV damage occurs, reach out to these Supergoop! formulas, which will be great for a sun-loving friend who loves the outdoors. That said, all their formulas are lightweight and non-greasy, from the PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 and PLAY Antioxidant Mist SPF 50, to the PLAY Lip Balm SPF 30 and Superscreen Daily Moisturizer, an innovative sunscreen-day cream hybrid.
IT COSMETICS CELEBRATE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR SKINCARE ANTI-AGING SET
$68, available at Sephora
Confidence is easy with the good skin that It Cosmetics promises. This 4-piece skincare kit includes their day-to-night Confidence skincare routine of anti-aging formulas, all of which contain ceramides to strengthen the natural skin barrier. The set includes: Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and the latest Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep night cream.
FIRST AID BEAUTY CATCH YOUR GLOW SKINCARE SET
$26, available at Sephora
Easy on the budget and on the skin, First Aid Beauty’s travel-friendly set gives you less significant pores and brighter skin for those looking to ace their base. The Facial Radiance Pads contain lactic and glycolic acids to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin daily, while the Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer controls shine and blurs the appearance of pores for a fabulous base.
CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR “THE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS” CHRISTMAS SET
$72, available at Sephora
Want radiant skin? That never-ending quest stops at Caudalie’s range of brightening hero products, ideal for “tired, stressed and city-dwelling skin”. Yep, us alright. Their Glycolic Peel mask, Instant Foaming Cleanser, and limited edition Beauty Elixir all work in unison to enhance the complexion, giving you fresh skin that’s smooth and bright.
CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM MULTI-ACTIVE COLLECTION
$125, available at Clarins counters and online
For the chronically stressed out, you’ll feel the effects on your skin too — though thankfully, Clarins’ skincare puts an end to those signs of ageing. The bestselling Double Serum is an anti-ageing formula that boasts 21 plant extracts for youthful skin, while the Multi-Active Day Cream and Night Cream continue the good work ’round the clock.
CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER SET
$150, available at Clinique counters and Sephora
Here’s an Even Better gift: Clinique’s formulas that target dark spots and uneven skin tones, starting with their All About Clean™ Foaming Facial Soap for gentle cleansing, and the Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter, a serum that helps visibly correct discolouration and acne scars while preventing dark spots. Add to that all-natural glow with mini versions of the Even Better™ Brighter Milky Lotion and the Even Better™ Brighter Essence Lotion for plumped-up radiance.
ESTÉE LAUDER LIFT + GLOW SKINCARE COLLECTION
$197, available at Estée Lauder stores and counters
All hail these skincare formulas for a boost of youth, particularly when it comes to smooth, plump, and lifted skin. You’re looking at a limited edition collection of Estée Lauder beauty favourites: a full-sized Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme, followed by deluxe travel-sized versions of the Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm, Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Eye Creme, and Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask.
MORE GIFT IDEAS IN OUR NYLON STAY HOME XMAS GIFT GUIDE, HERE.