7 Of The Best Skincare Sets To Gift This Holiday Season

Whether your complexion needs lifting, smoothing, brightening or plumping, it will always benefit from a targeted regimen. Gift yourself or your loved ones good skin this holiday season with these curated sets of skincare saviors, says MALENA HARBERS

In order of appearance: Dr. Barbara Sturm Sturmglow House; Augustinus Bader The Renewal Icons With The Rich Cream Set; U Beauty The Duo Set

The radiance-revivers: Dr. Barbara Sturm Sturmglow House

You can’t go wrong with this set of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s coveted hero formulas, whether you’re new to the brand or already an ardent fan. When used as a four-step routine (start with the Cleanser and swap in the Enzyme Cleanser a few times a week for an instant brightening effect), they’ll infuse skin with her signature glow. You’ll also get the pore-refining Glow Drops, ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Serum (which targets all layers of the skin) and the nourishing Super Anti-Aging Face Cream to see your skin through the ravages of winter weather and beyond. Plus, it comes in a chic ski-chalet-inspired case that everyone will love.

The luxury line-smoothers: Augustinus Bader The Renewal Icons With The Rich Cream Set

As an expert in stem-cell research, Dr. Augustinus Bader’s formulas are famous for their ability to activate your skin’s healing and restoring mechanisms (powered by the brand’s patented Trigger Factor Complex technology). And, with this face and eye cream duo, you can ensure all areas of your face will reap the rewards – The Rich Cream not only hydrates but plumps, smooths and heals, while The Eye Cream targets dark circles and lines, amongst other concerns. Consider this your new daily ritual for healthy-looking skin.

The instant skin-polishers: U Beauty The Duo Set

U Beauty’s The Resurfacing Compound is so beloved because it’s full of heavy-hitting ingredients (read: antioxidants, vitamins C and E, retinol and gentle acids) and delivers a smooth, polished skin finish without any tingling. It’s paired in this set with the hyaluronic acid and peptide-powered nourishing The Super Hydrator. If you need instant results, consider this potent duo your Instagram filter, bottled. Use both products together, twice daily, for a more refined, glass-skin finish that sits seamlessly under makeup.

The body transformers: Aesop Majestic Melodies Elaborate Body Kit

Aesop’s tried-and-trusted hand and body products have the power to transform any dry, rough skin from the neck down using high-quality, delicately fragranced botanicals. This set of four bestsellers includes the rosemary- and mandarin-scented Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and Hand Balm, the cult Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, and the macadamia nut oil-infused Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm to ensure every inch of your body is left soft and smooth. The ultimate body-care treat.

The complexion pick-me-ups: Omorovicza Blue Diamond Gifting Kit 2023

When you’re feeling fatigued, your skin is often the first place to show it. So, this ultra-luxe kit from Omorovicza harnesses the healing power of Hungarian thermal water and diamond peptides to add life and lift to tired, dull-looking skin. It offers a four-step routine made up of a firming concentrate, a collagen- and elastin-stimulating moisturizer, a restoring eye cream and a highly potent yet still gentle PHA, AHA and enzyme-powered peel (to be used only twice a week). Expect brighter, smoother, more lifted skin and some serious gift appreciation.

Aesop Majestic Melodies Elaborate Body Kit
In order of appearance: Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s 4 Magic + Science Steps to Resurface, Hydrate + Glow; Omorovicza Blue Diamond Gifting Kit 2023; MZ Skin Sculpt & Glow Holiday Set

The skin-blurring must-haves: Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s 4 Magic + Science Steps to Resurface, Hydrate + Glow

Perhaps best known for her brilliant makeup essentials, Charlotte Tilbury’s roster of cult-worthy beauty heroes boasts toners, serums and moisturizers, too. The 4 Magic + Science Steps kit is a fast-track to trying the best of the best. Inside the box, you’ll find the pore-refining Glow Toner alongside the Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial, and her famous vitamin C-powered Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Cream (originally concocted to instantly prep and add a filter-like finish to models’ skin backstage at fashion shows). It’s sure to be a gifting hit.

The hyaluronic hits: MZ Skin Sculpt & Glow Holiday Set

If you’re in the market for an all-round brighter, tighter, more lifted skin finish, then consider this clever trio from MZ Skin. It includes Dr. Maryam Zamani’s creamy The Rich Moisturizer for a healthy helping of hydration, as well as her brilliant Eye Complex to brighten and blur. The finishing touch? A pair of Rose Quartz Buds to massage both formulas into skin for less visible puffiness and a firmer, more contoured appearance. Keep them in the refrigerator for an added cooling effect.