If we’re talking about precious gifts, there are few things more precious than good skin — something that’s achievable with good genes, yes, but also a hardworking, effective skincare regimen. Thankfully, there are loads to look out for here. Whether you’re shopping for a skincare-obsessed friend who’s always educating you on the beauty world’s latest micro-trends, someone who just uses “soap and water” and seriously needs an upgrade, or a bargain-hunter who loves a value-for-money bundle deal, we’ve got festive skincare sets and bestsellers so everyone can get a toner, serum, moisturiser and more!
KIEHL’S 2023 HOLIDAY COLLECTION [GIVEAWAY]
Kiehl’s always gets festive with their holiday sets, and this year, they’ve partnered with husband-wife illustrators Icinori for a wonder-filled animated universe that spans across some of their most sought-after skincare products, seen here, the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. These whimsical elements certainly make skincare less of a chore, while we’ll say that Kiehl’s own effective skincare formulas make “the regime” way more of a breeze too, simply because they work. The toner, in particular, is infused with real Calendula petals, and itself works wonders to soothe and rejuvenate the skin.
$67 and $63 respectively, available at KIEHL’S, plaza singapura #01-66.
INNISFREE GREEN TEA SEED HYALURONIC SERUM REFILL SET [GIVEAWAY]
INNISFREE’s bright new brand identity takes shape across their “Joyful Holiday In The Isle” sets, which come adorned in futuristic splashes of paint. We’re invited to explore the rainforest with the Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Serum Refill Set, which stars one of their most popular products, now with a newly-improved formula and refreshed packaging. This thirst-quencher is ideal for dehydrated skin, and features the synergy of nano-capsulised hyaluronic acid and Beauty Green Tea for 224% stronger hydration power. Best is, it’s accompanied with two travel-sized products, and a plus-sized refill pack too.
$59, available at INNISFREE, plaza singapura #01-64.
MY FIRST SULWHASOO SET [GIVEAWAY]
Someone who knows their way around the skincare world would be thrilled to receive this. ‘My First Sulwhasoo Set’ is a curated collection of the k-beauty brand’s greats, catered to those new to them, while showing off their expertise in next-level technology and traditional Asian ingredients. The set includes the Sulwhasoo White Ginseng Refining Mask, an all-in-one gel mask that also provides mild exfoliation; the bestselling First Care Activating Serum VI, now in its sixth generation and better than ever, powered with the Sulwhasoo Master Complex™ for superb skin renewal; and the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX, formulated with Ginsenomics™, for firmer, more youthful skin.
$125, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
DRUNK ELEPHANT DAY DAZZLE – THE MORNING KIT [GIVEAWAY]
The fun colours of Drunk Elephant’s holiday kits signal how creative they always get, and this year, they’re taking us to the safari, with wild sets that are love letters to “all the families and prides and mamas and cubs out there”. Day Dazzle, in particular, protects morning skin with all sorts of good actives, minus the nasties — our complexion is kept glowing thanks to the brightening C-Firma™ Fresh Day Serum and hydrating B-Hydra™, while C-Tango™ helps with skin around the eyes, and the Protini™ Cream both moisturises and strengthens skin so we can conquer the rest of the day.
$150, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
SEPHORA COLLECTION THE FUTURE IS YOURS GOOD HOLIDAY TREATS SET
The future is in our hands, which certainly rings true when it comes to taking care of our skin as, more often than not, effort translates to true results. This entire vanity kit from Sephora Collection is great for someone starting out their skincare journey, as it contains eight beauty, care and makeup essentials, with more than 90% ingredients from natural origins. We’ve got the Mini Vitamin C+E Advanced Glow Serum, a generously-sized All Day Hydrator and Brightening Eye Cream, alongside hair masks, a mini gua sha, and even liquid eyeshadow and satin lipstick to recreate an unfussy makeup look.
$99, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
THE BODY SHOP BLOOM GLOW BRITISH ROSE ULTIMATE GIFT [GIVEAWAY]
This ultimate The Body Shop Bloom & Glow British Rose Ultimate Gift Set is perfect for the scent-obsessed girlie who wants to float around smelling fresh and rosy. There’s the beloved British Rose Body Butter, as well as a shower gel, body lotion, shower scrub and more to accompany one in the shower, alongside hand cream and a facial mask. What really makes the difference though, is knowing that ingredients such as shea butter and organic aloe vera are sourced through their Community Fair Trade programme, from Ghana and Mexico respectively.
$109, available at The Body Shop, Plaza Singapura #01-02.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV NUTRITION FESTIVE BEAR ESSENTIALS SET [GIVEAWAY]
Skincare is scalp care too, this coming from a brand that knows hair, judging by how seriously they take their hair treatments and hair products, whether you’re facing scalp and hair loss issues, or simply need something for your dry ends. That very hydration can be found in PHS Hairscience’s ADV Nutrition set, which consists of their bestselling shampoo deep cleanser and hydrating conditioner duo. To jazz it up for the holidays, there’s a “beary special” limited-edition decorative candle as well!
$29.90 (U.P. $65.90), available at phs hairscience, plaza singapura #04-34/35.
SUPERGOOP SPF BESTSELLERS STARTER KIT [GIVEAWAY]
You can’t go wrong with suncreen — everyone needs SPF, especially since we’ve living in sunny Singapore. Supergoop puts together a trio of their bestsellers in this line-up, where a happy yellow pouch contains their OG PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50, loaded with Sunflower Extract and clean ingredients. Then there’s the Unseen Sunscreen, a bestseller known for its invisible and ultra-lightweight finish, as well as the Glowscreen, which gives skin a glowy boost.
$48, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
GLOW RECIPE DEWY SKIN GOALS
Another set ideal for our hot and humid climate! Glow Recipe’s famous Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner is lauded for smoothening and hydrating skin at the same time, while the series continues with more multi-functional skincare items that both quench and brighten skin. A full-sized Dew Drops serum, for instance, contains good-for-us ingredients for glowy skin, and a travel-sized Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer goes the extra mile to calms skin as well.
$100, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
L’OCCITANE POWDERED SHEA COLLECTION [GIVEAWAY]
L’OCCITANE has a reputation for luxurious skincare and body care products imbued with the most mesmerising scents, so we don’t blame your friend for raving about the Almond Shower Oil for the nth time. Instead, pamper him or her with an oversized Hand Cream (150ml!), Shower Cream, or Rich Body Lotion infused with this season’s Powdered Shea scent, of green and creamy notes inspired by the meeting of shea nut and olive tree wood.
$10 – $52, available at l’occitane, plaza singapura #01-65.
SOORYEHAN THE BLACK SET [GIVEAWAY]
Sooryehan is a k-beauty brand that blends the wisdom of oriental medical herbs with modern dermatology, which has resulted in this anti-ageing THE BLACK range. Two exquisite products are available in this set — the Sooryehan THE BLACK Serum, for instance, combines Black Exosome™ and Black Licorice Complex™ to reduce the appearance of even hidden wrinkles, while the accompanying Exopert Cream further refines skin with its rich formula that’s able to address both visible and invisible signs of ageing, making this a great gift for those in their anti-ageing era.
$156, available at thefaceshop – nature collection, plaza singapura #b1-26/27.
LANCÔME ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE SKINCARE GIFT SET
Two words: Advanced Génifique. Renowned even among beauty lovers for its transformative properties, Lancôme’s bestselling serum appeals to our skin’s microbiome, thanks to a formula of seven prebiotics and probiotics that delivers essential nutrients for healthy skin. Pro tip: this multi-benefit serum is usually already $199 for a 50ml bottle, so this holiday set is the best time to invest, whether it’s for yourself or a cherished friend! The kit further includes the Advanced Génifique Eye Cream, Renergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream, and a 10ml bottle of the serum.
$199, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
FRESH TEA RENEWAL TO-GO TRIO
For the friend who likes to spill the tea… tell her that applying some on her face can be just as healthy! Fresh’s brilliant Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence utilised fermented black tea to protect and visibly repair skin from the damage caused by environmental factors, while we love how the travel-sized product is accompanied by a mini Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum and mini Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream as well, to further strengthen the skin barrier and lock in moisture. Nifty, effective, and so good for your skin.
$70, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
ESTÉE LAUDER NIGHTLY RENEWAL CLEANSE + REPAIR + GLOW SET
The serum synonymous with Estée Lauder is undoubtedly the Advanced Night Repair Serum, so if you know someone who’s an ardent fan of the product, young or old, this set’s for them. It includes a full-sized bottle that promises multiple anti-ageing benefits, including the reduction of lines and wrinkles and optimising our skin’s own restorative powers to unveil firm and youthful skin. Additionally, there’s also the new Advanced Night Cleansing Gelée, Revitalizing Supreme+ Soft Creme Moisturizer, and Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme to complete one’s skincare routine.
$187, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR DETOX MASK DUO
For an inexpensive but just-as-covetable gift, we have to include Caudalie’s TikTok-famous Vinergetic Instant Detox Mask, and our personal go-to, the Beauty Elixir mist. The mask contains pink clay to absorb impurities from the pores and tannins for an astringent effect on the skin, resulting in refreshingly clean skin, while the cult-favourite mist is beloved by makeup artists as it’s able to tighten the look of pores, set makeup, and leave us with a dewy-looking complexion any time of the day.
$32, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
ASTALIFT JELLY AQUARYSTA 40G + 40G GIFT SET
Esteemed Japanese brand Astalift gives us the latest in ceramide science, seen in their Jelly Aquarysta moisturiser. The cream aims to treat and nourish the skin at the cellular level, thanks to human-type nano-ceramides that are able to penetrate deep into skin layers, as well as three types of collagen for firm and bouncy skin. This set, in particular, contains a full-sized 40g jar, alongside eight 5g ones for us to bring on our travels.
$199, available at astalift, plaza singapura #01-62.
All products, available at Plaza Singapura (subject to availability in store).
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