NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2022: Head To Toe

We’ve put together the best self-care kits and pampering treats that nourish us from head to toe, with the goals of sleek and manageable hair, soft hands, and ultra-nourished skin all over. You can treat a loved one to a calming ritual or two too, whether that’s improving their sleep with lavender-scented goodies, or gifts that give them permission to take scented baths, and along the way, gain some healthy me-time. Go on, they deserve it.

L – R — The Body Shop Unwind & Rest Sleep Routine Gift, $99 | Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatherapy Rituals – Destress, $108 | & Other Stories Fleur de Mimosa Body Wash, $17 | Kopari Vanilla Vacation Glowing Body Set, $55

A relaxing bedtime routine is possible via The Body Shop’s range of Wellness range of beauty products, particularly this series that’s infused with a blend of 100% natural lavender and vetiver essential oils, clinically proven by the European Sleep Centre to improve sleep quality. The set includes a Hair & Body Wash, Balmy Body Cream, Pillow Mist and Essential Oil Blend, making this quite the ideal head-to-toe treat. More peaceful times ensue with Neal’s Yard Remedies’ offering of natural, organic and ethical products, including this aromatherapy set. A soothing massage oil nourishes the body and calms the mind; an aromatherapy blend of ylang-ylang, neroli and petitgrain transports one to a place of peace; while an on-the-go Remedies To Roll will give you a sense of comfort wherever you are.

If you’re looking for floral notes of bergamot and almond, with hints of cedarwood and musk, in your body wash, it’s time to spring for & Other Stories’ bath and shower gel, a formula that gives rich lather in order to leave skin clean and elegantly scented. To achieve that vacation-worthy glow though, follow up with Kopari’s series of Tahitian vanilla-scented body wash and body milk, where the former contains coconut water, aloe, and sea kelp that cleanses skin without leaving it stripped of moisture.

L – R — Lush Christmas Candy Shop Gift Set, $100 | The House Of Jo Malone London, $350.

Lush’s line of body products and bath bombs are a must for any occasion, but they always hit peak festive around Christmas, when we get an array of imaginative shapes and scents. This set comes in a tin inspired by their first-ever shop at 29 High Street in Poole, and has tempting sweet treats including a Candy Cane bubble bar, Magical Santa bath bomb, and shower gels and bath bombs from their beloved saccharine-sweet Snow Fairy range.

If there’s ever a Jo Malone London set that represents indulgence, this is it. Five popular fragrances are picked to represent the range of offerings from the fragrance house, whether it’s a English Pear & Freesia Room Spray, refreshing Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash, a pillow mist, or a pair of travel candles in Lime Basil & Mandarin and Peony & Blush Suede.

L – R — Ouai Better Together Kit, $67 | Oribe Gold Lust Collection, $168 | Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow Out Collection, $94 | IGK So Smooth So Soon Kit, $129

Next up, hair care. We begin with a solution for dry and frizzy hair, common woes that can be cared for by Ouai’s dynamic duo of a Detox Shampoo and Leave In Conditioner. The shampoo clarifies, cleanses and removes build-up, while strengthening hair along the way, while the conditioner hydrates and protects against heat styling tools for even more manageable hair. Just for the season, Oribe has collaborated with modern Japanese artist Kohei Kyomori for limited edition sets that feature his eye-catching prints, set in a garden where a goddess’ flowing hair transforms into a cascading waterfall. Within the Gold Lust Collection set is the rejuvenating Gold Lust Shampoo, the Gold Lust Conditioner that restores soft, shiny, and ageless hair, as well as a travel-sized nourishing hair oil from the same range.

Gorgeously presented in a stylish Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim gift box, this duo of the Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow Dry and specially-designed mini paddle brush gives one smooth and sleek hair. The heat-activated blow dry treatment claims to reduce frizz for 72 hours, while the paddle brush features extended bristles for easy detangling — all for the perfect shiny blowout. IGK’s bestselling Good Behaviour range also makes for the ultimate styling routine, and keeps hair in tip-top shape thanks to a detangling and frizz-controlling Prep Spray; a Smoothing Spray that gives a keratin-like treatment and finish; and a Smoothing Blowout Balm that melts into one’s hair for sleek, shiny tresses.

L – R — Joon Haircare Saffron Rose Hydrating Set, USD38 | diptyque Body Care Set | The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash And Brow Serum Duo, $50 | Clarins Body Shaper Duo, $172

The Saffron Rose Shampoo amd Conditioner joins Joon’s beloved Saffron Hair Elixir, a powerful hair oil that contains Saffron, Pistachio and Rose, ingredients that have been used by Persians in beauty rituals for centuries. the Saffron spice, in particular, is highly-prized and used to strengthen hair. diptyque’s body care set sees their luxurious Comforting Hand Wash Solution and Velvet Hand Emulsion in starry celestial-inspired packaging. The hand wash uses fine lavender from Provence, via calming lavender floral water, purifying rosemary floral water, and lavender honey to hydrate skin; as for the hand emulsion, it envelopes skin with immortelle floral water, known for its regenerating and repairing properties, among other soothing and moisturising ingredients.

A full head-to-toe ritual includes the lashes and brows too, which can be brought to life via The Ordinary’s Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum. The lightweight formula contains twice the power of peptides to support fuller, thicker, and healthier-looking lashes and brows. As for new moms, or those looking for a more contoured appearance, there’s always Clarins’ reliable Body Shaper Duo, of the Body Shaping Cream and Body Fit in a holiday pouch. These work in tandem to fight stubborn fat and minimise the appearance of cellulite, while lifting and firming the body’s contours. 

L – R — Aesop Congruous Gift Kit, $150 | L’OCCITANE Shea Deluxe Set, $108.

As Aesop’s most glamorous gift kit of the season, this contains comprehensive care for the hands and body, starting with the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, which gently cleanses hands and perfectly nourishes them after, with attention paid to the cuticles as well. Then, there’s the gentle Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser with its natural aromatic scent, and the Geranium Leaf Body Scrub for smooth skin.

To bring shea joy to your friends, add this L’OCCITANE set to your cart, especially since the skin-comforting Shea Butter series is always such a hit with people in Singapore. Expect deluxe-sized versions of the brand’s Shea Butter bestsellers, including the Shea Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, and Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream, which sooth and nourish without any uncomfortable stickiness.