Let it glow! Luxe last minute gifts for beauty queens

·4-min read
 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Show your loved ones you care with the gift of TLC. From savvy skincare stockingfillers to anti-ageing treats that are guaranteed to wow, and everything in between, let us be your guide.

The solid skincare

SBTRCT More of Less bundle

 (SBTRCT solid skincare bundle)
(SBTRCT solid skincare bundle)

SBTRCT is the London-based sustainable skincare brand to know. Gift the eco-warrior in your life this starter bundle, featuring the Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Moisturising Facial Balm, which comes with a diatomite dish and bamboo pot for chic storage.

£60, sbtrct.co.uk

The uplifting scent

Gucci Flora 50ml Gift Set

 (Gucci Flora 50ml Gift Set)
(Gucci Flora 50ml Gift Set)

Fun, frivolous and floral. Gucci’s latest scent is delicious; sweet but not sickly, with notes of pear blossom, white gardenia and jasmine. A couple of spritzes will leave you with well-needed positive vibes. We’re calling it joy in a bottle and it’ll make the perfect stocking filler.

£77, boots.com

The self-care saviour

Aromatherapy Associates Moments to Treasure

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(Aromatherapy Associates Moments to Treasure chest)

For the loved one who needs a bit of persuading when it comes to taking some me-time. This chest of goodies is packed with products to soothe the body and mind, from muscle-relieving bath oils to de-stressing rollerballs and slumber-inducing sleep mists.

£225, aromatherapyassociates.com

The nerdy facial accessory

Sarah Chapman Pro-Hydro Mist Steamer

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(Sarah Chapman Facial Steamer)

What do you give the beauty boffin who already has every lotion and potion going? Sarah Chapman has made the spa experience possible from the comfort of your sofa with her now-cult Pro-Hydro Mist Steamer. Pores are left declogged, blackheads ready to be extracted and it’s a great way of replenishing a parched winter complexion.

£138, flannels.com

The crowning glory

GHD Helios hair dryer

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(GHD Helios)

Still using that clunky thing you got in the Noughties? A decent hair dryer will take your blow dry to next levels. GHD’s Helios is supercharged with Aeroprecis technology to deliver bounce, body and speedy styling. Oh, and up to 30 per cent more shine (apparently). Snap it up in the limited edition metallic hue and get it personalised (for free) for an extra touch.

£159, ghdhair.com

The anti-ageing hero

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask

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(CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask)

LED light therapy can be used to tackle skin concerns from fine lines and wrinkles to acne. CurrentBody’s anti-ageing wearable uses red light to stimulate collagen production and calm redness, while plumping and firming in all the right places. With consistent use, you’ll see results fast.

£279, currentbody.com

The sunkissed glow

Amanda Harrington The Face Set

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(Amanda Harrington The Face Set)

The ultimate stocking filler for the tanning addict in your life. Products don’t get much better in delivering a sun-kissed glow than celebrity tanning artist Amanda Harrington’s luxury range. Her hybrid products are infused with skincare essentials, like collagen and hyaluronic acid, to prevent drying while delivering a radiant glow, and her artisanal brushes make even application fool-proof.

£69, amandaharrington.com

The oomph giver

Living Proof Joy to Volume

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(Living Proof Joy to Volume)

Give the gift of good hair and your loved one will be eternally grateful. If it’s body you’re after then let us introduce you to Living Proof, AKA creator of the best dry shampoo on the planet. Handily, one is featured in this set, alongside a seriously volumising shampoo and conditioner and handbag-sized Dry Volume Blast for a shot of oomph on the go. Locks are left refreshed with more texture and movement.

£48, livingproof.co.uk

The science-backed skincare

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow in a Wink Kit

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(Kate Somerville Glow in a Wink)

Beauty editors swear by aesthetician Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate treatment, which harnesses AHAs and fruit enzymes to deliver a radiant complexion — and a tiny bit goes a long way. Christmas lists at the ready!

£56, katesomerville.co.uk

The dewy duo

Vieve You Dew You

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(Vieve You Dew You)

Want to impress the Gen-Zers of the family? YouTuber-turned-makeup mogul Jamie Genevieve launched her eponymous line last year to stellar reviews. Skin Dew, a liquid highlighter that gives golden hour skin, and Lip Dew, a hybrid lip oil, are a winning combo.

£30, vieve.co.uk

The haircare hero

Michael van Clarke’s LifeSaver Ultra Intense Pre-Wash Treatment

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(Michael van Clarke)

The gold standard of hair repair treatments, literally. Michael van Clarke’s latest LifeSaver Pre-Wash Treatment comes in a glossy gold dispenser - which is fitting. The intense treatment is double the concentration of the brand’s famous original LifeSaver formula and is all about giving the gift of glossy, healthier-looking hair.

Just soak your dry hair with it from the roots to the ends, leave on for at least 45 minutes, then rinse with shampoo as usual - your hair will look and feel softer, shinier and stronger in just a couple of uses. Goodbye split ends.

£34.50, vanclarke.com

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