Beauty Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide: Top Skincare Picks

December 8, 2017

Ho ho ho! Only 2 weeks to go!

Hi lovelies – I’m back with some gorgeous picks for skincare pressies this Christmas. A mix of old favourites and new discoveries, these products are luxurious and perfect for a little pampering during the cold winter months.


First up is this gorgeous Frankincense Intense Gift Set from one of my absolute favourites, Neal’s Yard Remedies (£120). Perfect for the festive season, Frankincense has firming and toning properties for those of us over a certain age (*ah-hem*) looking for a little complexion pick-me-up.

With a cleanser, muslin cloth, serum and moisturiser – this is a complete routine for healthy, nourished skin.

What I love about all Neal’s Yard Remedies is that all their products are cruelty-free, certified organic and sustainably sourced – even the beautiful packaging comes from FSC® certified woodland and, since 2012, has helped this conservation charity protect 400,000m2 of endangered forest to date. How amazing!


Next up is a new one for me. Dublin Herbalists skincare products are created and blended by hand in Ireland. Made up of carefully chosen floral waters, natural butters and active ingredients to intensely hydrate, deeply nourish and brighten up tired and weary skin – and I have to say I am SO impressed after using this brand over the last couple of weeks.

I’ve been using the Hydrating Face Serum with Argan + Sweet Orange (EUR 24.95) as well as the Regenerating Face Cream with anti-ageing Hyaluronic acid gel (EUR 26.95). Both have beautifully subtle and natural scents, and the formulas are deeply nourishing without being greasy or oily. Dublin Herbalist products are all cruelty-free and contain organic ingredients. Love love love.


Another new favourite now. Magnesium Skin Body Butter from the brand BetterYou (£9.95).

Containing 15% Magnesium oil, nourishing shea butter and cocoa butter this is a really special one for me. I recently discovered all about the benefits of Magnesium oil – it’s incredible for stress as it relaxes the nervous system. Perfect for tension in the mind and the body! I love that as well as taking a magnesium internally, you can use it topically on your skin for it it enter the bloodstream that way, too!

‘A luxurious and decadent formulation’, cruelty-free and paraben-free – this one is even suitable for mummies-to-be.


Last but certainly not least – this game-changing Vitamin C 20% & Hyaluronic Acid Serum from the brand bea. (£49).

‘bea Skin Care is an innovative line of cosmeceutical products incorporating high concentrations of expertly formulated active ingredients. All bea Skin Care products, supplements and suppositories are FDA approved and contain 100% natural ingredients’.

I’ve been a big fan of Vitamin C products for a couple of years now – super brightening and collagen-boosting, they really make a big difference used daily.

This serum formula is perfect for every day, nice and light to the touch, and sits really well under make up.


There you have it! Just a few skincare goodies I would love to receive from Santa this year!

I’ll be back soon with some more gift guides for a little Christmas inspiration.

Until then, stay cosy!

Gail xx

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