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Christmas beauty buys: The skincare gift sets that keep on giving

By Melanie Kruger on 15th December 2015

Whether it’s keeping the signs of premature ageing at bay or simply fending off the winter weather that is the skincare issue du jour, those who enjoy pampering themselves in the name of beauty are in for a real treat this Christmas. With a sea of gorgeous luxury gift sets to choose from, separating the wheat from the chaff can be a confusing task – so we’ve done the hard work for you, and rounded up the very best skincare gifts to give this festive season.

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La Prairie Rare Treasures

Treat that someone special with the ultimate luxury skincare gift, La Prairie Rare Treasures.  This opulent selection of high-performance products aims to recharge skin energy at the source, detoxifying and renewing its appearance, igniting vibrancy and rekindling vitality for a new level of anti-ageing efficacy. La Prairie’s Rare Treasures collection includes the Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, Cellular Eye Cream Platinum Rare, Cellular Serum Platinum Rare and the Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare.

£1,186.00, Selfridges


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Creme de la Mer The Renewal Collection

An indulgent selection of Crème de la Mer favourites, the Renewal Collection promises to reveal a firmer, smoother, more sculpted appearance.  Got a friend who is concerned about the early signs of ageing? Then this is the gift for them. The legendary Crème de la Mer cream moisturises and rejuvenates skin, while the Lifting Contour Serum creates the appearance of dimension and definition, transforming skin for a more youthful appearance. The set contains the Crème de la Mer Cleansing Foam, Treatment Lotion, Eye Concentrate,  Lifting Contour Serum and Crème de la Mer.

£320.00, Selfridges


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Carol Joy London Beauty Bar Travel Set

This luxury beauty collection will satisfy your daily skincare needs in true spa-quality style, and comes in a beautiful quilted travel bag to make on the go beauty an all the more glamorous affair. Products are formulated with Carol Joy London‘s key anti-ageing ingredient Golden Millet Oil to protect, nourish and revitalise the skin, and include the Cleansing Cream & Gentle Touch Cloth, Lifting Mask, Collagen Eye Mask and Day Care Hydrating Daytime Moisturiser – and there is even a travel mirror thrown in, too.

£95.00, CarolJoyLondon.com


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Origins Power Anti-Agers Gift Set

Origins has done it again with a covetable selection of gift sets for this year, and the Power Anti-Agers kit is set to be top of our wishlist. Made up of a selection of products from the infamous Plantscriptions range, the Powerful Lifting Cream, Youth-Renewing Face Oil, Anti-Aging Power Serum, Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream and Anti-Aging Hand Cream all come packed in a 100% cotton recycled cotton cosmetic bag, making for the perfect gift for any skincare-savvy beauty buff. Our favourite? the Anti-Aging Power Serum. Packed with 20 potent plant extracts including Anogeissus from Ghana, Africa; Bamboo and Pea Extract from Australia, Crithmum from France and Indian  Commiphora, this age-fighting serum helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while leaving skin looking firmer and reveaingl a more youthful appearance. Apply before bed to wake up to soft, glowing skin.

£60.00, Origins.co.uk


Kiehl's-Essentially-Yours-Gift-Set

Kiehl’s Essentially Yours Gift Set

A selection of Kiehls’ favourites to see you through winter, the Essentially Yours Gift Set stars the eponymous Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Along with the Ultra Facial Cleanser, the set also boasts luxury samples of the Ultra Facial Moisturiser and Daily Reviving Concentrate samples, making it the perfect way to introduce that special someone to the world of high-performance skincare.

Kiehls.com, £45.00