Celebrating the Best of Christmas Beauty
We love Christmas at Beauty Over 40. Catching up with family and friends, visiting the long lost relatives, giving food and gifts to the needy, and some much needed down time after the big event itself. We also love the Christmas Gift Packs the beauty companies bring out every year. Limited edition goodies packed with added value in the form of small sample sizes of our favourite beauty items, that are perfect for travel throughout the year, or items you can’t or don’t normally buy, or even full sized items with added value in the set, and the gorgeous limited edition makeup palettes. The gift options are so good, we take the opportunity to stock up on some for ourselves. We’ve looked over the offerings far and wide, and found some great Christmas Set offers, to suit all tastes and budgets. Our picks of the bunch are:
Natio Paperbark Gift Set
Give the gift of great skin this Christmas, without breaking the bank, with the Natio Paperbark Gift Set. The set contains a full sized Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+, Antioxidant Hand & Nail Cream, and Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30. All these Australian made Summer essentials come in a re-useable, complimentary large Natio Tote Bag. Natio Paperbark Gift Set RRP $44.95. Valued by Natio at $51.80. If you travel a bit, you may like the Natio Embrace Gift Set (pictured over on Instagram), which comes in its own hanging toiletry bag.
DMK Masque Magic Set
From DMK, the paramedical skincare brand that has been developed to work with the structure and function of the skin, comes a set with their signature and best-selling at home Enzyme Masque, made up of the Foamy Lift 30g and Exoderma Peel 60ml, to invigorate skin and help it glow. Also included in the set is a Deep Pore 60ml, a gentle non-stripping cleanser for congested skin, a Herb & Mineral 60ml, an optimal blend of herbs and minerals to help the transdermal delivery of oils and creams, and a bonus Seba-E 7.5ml, to help prevent skin dehydration, mixing bowl and fan brush. If you are serious about skin, this is a great set. DMK Masque Magic Set RRP $210.00.
Lux Aestiva The Goddess Collection
Australian made and owned luxury, the vegan friendly, cruelty-free Lux Aestiva brand offers highly concentrated, ethically sourced beauty products, that gives back to the planet. Your socially conscious giftee will love the Lux Aestiva The Goddess Collection Christmas Pack, with 4 precious oils to smother herself from head to toe. The Collection contains Constellations Cleansing Oil 70ml, to calm skin while it cleanses, Marula Oil 30ml, a decadent lightweight face oil, perfect for hydrating and helping to reduce the redness of dry or damaged skin, Gypsy Oil 30ml, a luxurious dry body oil containing rose and jasmine buds, to leave skin delicately scented, and Gypsy Oil Shimmer 100ml ( you can choose your colour for this one – I chose the peachy gold Rose Quartz, for a soft glow – there is also Smoky Quartz and Tigers Eye, for chocolate and golden tones respectively), a fast absorbing body oil enhanced with mica particles for a hydrating skin glow. Lux Aestiva The Goddess Collection Christmas Pack RRP $216.00.
Bobbi Brown High Barre Eyeshadow Palette
This is the gift that will keep on giving for months to come – the ultimate nude eyeshadow palette. Featuring a palette of ten ultra-blendable eye shadows, the Bobbi Brown High Barre Eye shadow palette contains an extended lineup of perfectly poised pinks, sparkling pale golds, and cool nudes, to create day and evening, and casual and formal, looks with ease. Use alone, or blend, the choice is yours (or hers). Bobbi Brown High Barre Eyeshadow Palette RRP $99.00.
Burt’s Bees Naturally Soft Hands Kit
Who needs naturally soft hands after all the washing and sanitising of 2020. I see most of us have our hands up. Luckily Burt’s Bees have the perfect set. Featuring the Burt’s Bees Ultimate Hand Care Cream 90g, with baobab oil, pumpkin seed oil, and green tea extract, to gently exfoliate hands and provide long lasting hydration, and the best-selling Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 8.5g, with sweet almond oil, cocoa seed butter, vitamin E and sunflower, to soften dry cuticles, and nourish dry brittle nails, this set will have your hands looking tip top in no time. The addition of a Burt’s bees Beeswax Lip Balm ensures lips stay as soft as hands. Burt’s Bees Naturally Soft Hands Kit RRP $24.99 (at this price, get one for yourself as well).
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Stoned Rose Beauty
The ideal gift for a busy mum or bestie, inspired by Charlotte’s globally-loved Stoned Rose lipstick, this eye, cheek and contour palette gives a flawless, lit-from-within, fresh makeup look in minutes! The Palette contains 7 makeup essentials – Eye Brighten, Eye Enhance, Eye Smoke, – 3 flattering neutral eyeshadows, Face Bronze, Charlotte’s best-selling formula to define cheekbones and hollows, Cheek Swish, and Cheek Pop, peachy and rosy blush shades respectively and Face Highlight, a soft focus highlight with a magical blurring effect. A gorgeous, no-fuss makeup look in 7 easy steps – yes please. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Stoned Rose Beauty RRP $99.00.
Jo Malone Cologne Collection
Does your giftee like fine fragrance? Spoil them with five fragrant 9ml travel miniatures from Jo Malone London’s best-selling scents. From the Dewy Wild Bluebell, with its notes of bluebell, persimmon and white musk, to Mellow English Pear & Freesia, with notes of just-ripe pears, bouquets of freesia, amber and patchouli, or Spirited Wood Sage & Sea Salt, where fresh sea salt notes mingle with earthy sage, Happy Honeysuckle & Davana, where honeysuckle blends with fresh rose, fruity davana and woody moss, or Daring Pomegranate Noir, with exotic pomegranate, spicy pink pepper, and warm patchouli, your giftee with find a fragrance to take her from day to night, and Summer to Winter with ease. Jo Malone Cologne Collection RRP $150.00.
Schwarzkopf Professional Fibre Clinix Hydrate Set
Harnessing leading-edge science with customisation, from salon to home care, and developed with skin care inspired ingredients, the Fibre Clinix home care regimen targets different hair needs with its modular hair care system. Give the gift of gorgeous hair with the Schwarzkopf Professional Fibre Clinix Hydrate Set, with Hydrating Shampoo 300ml, Treatment 250ml, and Booster 30ml, to help improve hair elasticity, and boost hydration for dry brittle hair. Also available in different variants for other hair needs – Fortify for Damaged & Over-processed Hair, Vibrancy for Coloured Hair, Volumize for Fine & Weak Hair, and Tame for Coarse and Frizzy Hair. Schwarzkopf Professional Fibre Clinix Hydrate Set RRP $80.00. Valued by Schwarzkopf at $122.00.
Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle Christmas Gift Set
Opening with fruity notes of mandarin and red pear spiced up by pink pepper, the Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle scent is one for the strong, independent, or romantic woman. White floral notes, including Tiaré and orange flowers, mixed with a delicate Ylang Ylang molecule in the feminine heart contrast with the elegant woody base of deep sandalwood, fresh musk, and gourmand notes of Italian vanilla Gelato and exotic coconut milk. This beautiful gift set contains Signorina Ribelle Eau De Parfum 100ml, a 50ml Body Lotion, and a 5ml Travel Spray. Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle Christmas Gift Set RRP $167.00.
Synergie Skin Beauty Sleep Kit
For those who need a bit of an anti-ageing boost, Synergie Skin has just the thing. The Synergie Skin Beauty Sleep Kit contains trio of Synergie Skin favourites, including the award-winning Vitamin B Serum 30ml, ImprovEyes Night Eye Treatment 15ml, and MasquErase Overnight Anti-Ageing Mask 15ml, to help skin recover overnight. A bonus Acceler-A Sachet 2ml and a super soft deluxe headband adds a touch of the ‘at-home spa experience’ to the kit. Synergie Skin Beauty Sleep Kit RRP $179.00. Valued by Synergie Skin at $279.00.
Retreatment Botanics Glowing Skin Self-Care Ritual Set
If your giftee is anything like me, she’s looking forward to a bit of me time over Christmas to destress and unwind. Natural, vegan friendly, cruelty-free and Australian made Beauty Over 40 favourite Retreatment Botanics have just the thing with their Glowing Skin Self-Care Ritual Set. Containing the award winning Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Masque 75ml, with Emu Apple and Green Papaya, along with a Hand Crafted Ceramic Masque Bowl, Facial Masque Brush, and 100% Organic Cotton Reuseable Muslin Face Cloth, this is the perfect gift to create an at-home facial over the Christmas break and Summer holidays. Retreatment Botanics Glowing Skin Self-Care Ritual Set RRP $99.00. Valued by Retreatment Botanics at $120.00.
Paula’s Choice Triple Boost Kit
Skincare lovers rejoice, with a triple dose of Paula’s Choice best-selling, highly concentrated Boosters. The Triple Boost Kit contains Boosters to help a with a multitude of skin concerns, including Hyaluronic Acid Booster 15ml, to help intensively hydrate skin and lock in long lasting moisture, 10% Niacinamide Booster 20ml, to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, and C15 Super Booster 20ml, to help fade discolouration and improve skin tone. Paula’s Choice Triple Boost Kit RRP $132.00. Valued by Paula’s Choice at $176.00.
Ella Bache Rejuvenating Skin Collection
Give Mature skin a boost this Christmas with the Ella Bache Rejuvenating Skin Collection. Designed to meet the needs of mature skin, the Eternal+ range combines a powerful range of skin re-generating and re-densifying ingredients to help lift and firm skin contour, smooth lines, and intensely rehydrate and revitalise skin. The Collection contains Eternal+ Replenishing Day Cream 50mL, Eternal+ Regenerating Night Cream 20mL, Eternal+ Sculpting Serum 15mL, and Active Face Great SPF50+ 5mL, all packaged in a Melbourne artist Fern Siebler designed box. Ella Bache Rejuvenating Skin Collection RRP $139.00.
Clarins Weekend Essentials Set
Does your giftee like to go for weekends away? Gift her the Clarins Weekend Essentials Set, with full and travel sized products of her beauty favourites. The set contains Beauty Flash Balm 50ml, Hand and Nail Cream 100ml, Lip Comfort Oil – 04 Candy 2.8ml, Eye Contour Gel 3ml, Hydra Essentiel Cream (Normal to Dry Skin) 15ml, and Instant Eye Make-up Remover 50ml in a large Cosmetic Bag. Clarins Weekend Essentials Set RRP $82.00.
Black Chicken Remedies Ultimate Hydration Set
Treat dry, dehydrated skin to a burst of hydration, with the dynamic duo from black Chicken remedies. Offering a boost of hydration for Day, the Love Your Face Serum 30ml contains a concentrated blend of natural essential oils to help hydrate, nourish and smooth skin, whilst the Nocturnalist Night Serum 30ml works to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and boost collagen production while you sleep. Sounds like a winner to us. Black Chicken Remedies Ultimate Hydration Set RRP $149.00. Valued by Black Chicken Remedies at $178.00.
Natio for Men Adventure Set
Whether your man is adventurous, or more urbane, he’ll love the Natio for Men Adventure Set. Containing a quad of skincare essentials, the set features full-sized Smooth Shave Gel, Daily Face Wash, Firming Face Moisturiser, and Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30. All this and a complimentary Natio hanging toiletry bag – the perfect size for travelling over these Summer holidays. Natio for Men Adventure Set RRP $34.95. Valued by Natio at $44.80.
Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme Gift Set
A longed for trip to the Mediterranean is brought to mind with the sensual, woody notes in Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme. Fresh citrus notes of bergamot and grapefruit are enveloped with black pepper, papyrus wood and the richness of incense, along with mineral musk, tonka beans and saffron. This sophisticated gift set contains a Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette 100ml, a 150ml Bath & Shower Gel, and a versatile 10ml Travel Spray. Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme Gift Set RRP $134.00