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Skincare gift sets are the perfect present for a friend, a co-worker or… you know, to simply treat yourself to. Here you’ll find our edit of 2021’s best skincare gift sets, whoever you’re buying for. 

With less than a month to go, Christmas is just around the corner. Which means, the (for now, virtual) shops are filled with heaps of great gift sets.

One great option is skincare kits. From gift sets that deliver a glowy complexion to ones that set you up for a good night’s sleep, there are plenty to choose from.

Of course, the sheer amount of choice can be overwhelming but don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated the very best skincare gift sets on offer this year – right down to who you should gift them to. Happy shopping.

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  • Best for: the high-tech skincare shopper

    Know someone who prefers their beauty buys to come from the more high-tech end of the spectrum? Well, skincare doesn’t come much more innovative than Augustinus Bader’s formulas which are based on years of stem cell research. This kit contains the two heroes: the original serum plus the iconic cream.

    Shop Augustinus Bader The Icons with The Cream at Liberty London, £300


  • Best for: dull skin

    Containing everything required to bring back lost glow, Liberty London’s cute little kit contains illuminating masks, a brightening cleanser and a glow-inducing serum, all housed in a beautiful Liberty print pouch.

    Shop Liberty London Christmas Glow Kit at Liberty London, £45

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  • Best for: spot-prone skin

    Tea tree has been making a welcome comeback recently, reinstating its position as one of the most effective ingredients for spot-prone skin. This kit contains a three-step routine of cleanser, toner and oil to soothe even the angriest of complexions.

    Shop The Body Shop Clean & Gleam Tea Tree Skincare Gift at The Body Shop, £12


  • Best for: balanced skin

    Glossier has packaged up mini versions of its most-loved skincare formulas into this fun set. Expect hydrating serums, comforting cleansers and the dewy skin-inducing Future Dew oil-serum hybrid.

    Shop Glossier The Skincare Edit at Glossier, £42

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  • Best for: the at-home facialist

    Microcurrent facials are all the rage right now, and NuFace’s device allows you to recreate some of its lifting and firming results at home. This kit contains the mini version of the original device, as well as a hydrating serum and brush applicator to use alongside. 

    Shop NuFace Mini Hydrate and Contour Kit at Cult Beauty, £175

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  • Best for: irritable skin

    At the heart of each Dr.Jart+ Cicapair formula is centella asiatica, a plant extract known for its ability to soothe and calm stressed out skin. In this kit, you’ll find the TikTok famous green-tinted Colour Correcting Treatment and the foaming cleanser, as well as mini versions of the corresponding serum and moisturiser.

    Shop Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Skin Soothing Set at Cult Beauty, £40


  • Best for: the sunseeker

    SPF is a non-negotiable, whether you spend a lot of time in the sun or not, but Ultra Violette’s clever sunscreens make it feel less of a hassle. This kit contains a few of its standout formulations that offer protection alongside other benefits such as added glow or hydration.

    Shop Ultra Violette Mini Screen Collection at Space NK, £58


  • Best for: dry skin

    When winter’s chill gets the better of skin, Caudalie’s Vinosource-Hydra Intense Moisturizing Cream is an excellent remedy to dry, flaky patches and a weakened skin barrier. Find it alongside its namesake serum and mask in this set.

    Shop Caudalie Vinosource SOS Intense Hydration Gift Set at Caudalie, £26


  • Best for: combination skin

    With a pore-clearing, shine-reducing toner, a deep-cleaning but non-stripping cleanser and a lightweight, totally invisible SPF, Fenty Skin’s kit is the ultimate all-rounder.

    Shop Fenty Skin Start’r Set at Boots, £32


  • Best for: skincare newbies

    Know someone trying to dip their toes into the advanced skincare waters? Caroline Hirons’ Hall of Fame –The Routine will show them the ropes. It contains a full routine of hardworking formulas Hirons personally loves, each suited to pretty much any complexion. 

    Shop Caroline Hirons Hall of Fame  The Routine at Caroline Hirons, £140


  • Best for: the luxury skincare shopper

    Everything about Irene Forte’s skincare is a joy: the formulas feel satisfyingly sensorial, the scent is subtle but soothing (and suitable for sensitive skin) and as for the ingredients? They’ve each been hand selected for their effectiveness.

    Shop Irene Forte Essenziali Rigeneranti Kit at Irene Forte, £250

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  • Best for: dehydrated skin

    Inside Skin Proud’s gift set you’ll find a jelly-textured moisturiser rich in hyaluronic acid, a rose water and aloe vera mist and a super soft microfibre cleansing cloth that works like a dream to peel back make-up, grime and unwanted oils.

    Shop Skin Proud Daily Saviours Gift Set at Asos, £24


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