With Christmas looming on the horizon, the shops are flooded with people splurging on some brilliant presents for family and friends. You may get drawn to the festive packaging and the seasonal decorations, but it’s worth investing into products that are timeless and will deliver amazing results all year round.
We can’t lie, we love a good Christmas set – the gorgeous packaging, the festive bows, the mouth-watering novelty scents! But why not try gifting your loved ones with the best beauty products for Christmas; products that will be available all year round and will be easy to replenish when the last drop is used? There’s nothing worse than receiving a well-picked gift, but finding it hard to find once the festive season finishes.
That’s where timeless and classic beauty products really come into their own. Not only do they have all the allure of their flashy festive counterparts, but they make for delightful Christmas beauty gifts that can be loved all year round. We’ve asked our clever beauty buyers to recommend a few products that will certainly bring smiles to faces this Christmas, and beyond!
Rosehip oil has gathered quite a fan base in the beauty industry (David Gandy and Miranda Kerr swear by it) but none more so than this award-winning little powerhouse from Trilogy. The totally natural and organic blend helps smooth and protect skin, neutralising ageing free radicals and helping combat excess oil and sensitivity. This beauty product is a top favourite with Harper’s Bazaar as it’s been included in their Beauty Hot 100 a few times and has scooped a Natural Beauty Award in 2013 – the perfect Christmas gift!
- Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Do you need to gift a friend who is feeling stressed with over-styled, dried out tresses? Don’t let post-Christmas blues leave them feeling worse and grab Philip Kingsley Elasticizer for them. If it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn in the 1970s, then it’s good enough for your friend. Philip Kingsley created this nurturing pre-shampoo treatment to boost moisture and give the hair back its bounce – it’s retained its ‘go-to’ status ever since!
Inspired by Queen Isabella of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this gorgeously scented spray is packed full of freshening grape extract, pore-refining rosemary and orange blossom essential oils, plus a little hit of radiance-enhancing rose. Designed to brighten even the dullest complexions, this spray will be the perfect product to recover from the festive season, when we are all feeling a bit tired out. And lets face it, a bit of a facial boost is always needed all year round.
Liv Tyler calls it her “favorite thing in the universe” whilst fresh-faced Alexa Chung describes its effects as like “a cup of coffee for the face”. With reviews like that for the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, we’re sold!
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
If you’re looking to get the best Christmas product for Christmas and beyond, then look no further than Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. This wonder product was an instant classic when Elizabeth Arden invented it in 1930 and it’s been highly commended as a real anywhere, anytime, anything product. It surely makes for a great beauty gift this year!
Slather it on skin for a plumping and hydrating treat (brilliant on long-haul flights), use it as a lip balm à la Suki Waterhouse, or use it to soften your cuticles. Wondering why it’s called 8 Hour Cream? Elizabeth used it on her child’s knee, and eight hours later the graze was gone. Pure healing power for your skin.
Beauty blogger extraordinaire, Caroline Hirons, speaks for thousands of beauty buffs when she calls this “the best cleanser in the world”. Waiting lists go on for miles and awards have piled up from Tatler, Stylist and Natural Health (to name but a few), but what’s all the fuss about?
This luxurious balm is enriched with moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and nurturing vitamin E. It gently cleanses and dissolves even stubborn eye makeup without upsetting skin – you’re left with a calm, clear and glowing complexion. Oh, and you can use it as a soothing mask as well.
Still going strong, this hair treatment caused a sensation when it launched and garnered fans all over the globe with its Argan oil formula, enriched with antioxidants and vitamins. It works to strengthen hair and replace lost nutrients whilst effectively shielding it from the elements. Diane Kruger swears by it, saying “My hair once broke off from too much dye, and this product helped it get healthy. I use it like a leave-in conditioner.”
Pick up a bottle today for either yourself or as a gift, and your hair will thank you.
Not only is this lovely little balm deliciously scented with coconut, sweet almond and peppermint oils, it also has healing beeswax and soothing pain relief for when the cold weather leaves your lips feeling a little chapped and sore. It makes for a great little extra to bulk up a present at Christmas and can be carried in your handbag or pocket all year round. It really lasts for a long time!
It has the seal of approval from the Natural Products Association and Julianne Moore is a vocal fan of the brand.
Everyone likes a scented candle for Christmas, but if you get hold of the indulgent Neom candles, then it will be the ultimate aromatic treat! These aromatic organic candles are a right royal treat as eve the Duchess of Cambridge was a big fan of this blackcurrant-spiced candle during her pregnancy!
There’s a fragrance for everything, whether it’s relaxing, energising or simply indulgent, but light the three wicks of the Neom Scented Candle Complete Bliss and be transported to a calm realm where no festive stress can touch you.
- St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
Christmas sure is a time for giving, but why not treat yourself with the St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse to get a glow for those parties? Come winter we can all do with a bit of bronzing and if you’re not off to sunny climes then this easy-to-use, anti-orange formula will leave your limbs gleaming and golden in no time. Forget about unhealthy tanning beds and get this bottle of instant sunshine in your bathroom instead.
For any who are self-conscious of stretch marks or those who are with child, then Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil will be your perfect Christmas present. Carefully refined over 15 years, this oil is packed full of moisturising natural goodness and is full of omega 3, 6 and 9. Rub on the problem areas and all around your torso to enable your skin to become super soft and toned.
You can rely on Victoria Beckham to know the hottest ticket in town so take a tip from her pregnancy routine and give this magic bottle to a loved one. And of course, this luxurious skin-soothing oil will become a favourite beyond Christmas!
There are number of fantastic beauty gifts that you can give this Christmas, and they all are powerful necessities that we believe should be used all year round. Remember, quality beauty products aren’t just for Christmas. They should be integrated into your routine all year round!