HerFamily 2020 Gift Guide: 13 gifts every beauty expert will swoon over
Got a beauty-loving mum/friend/sister/MIL on your present list this Christmas?
We have tried, tested, picked through, loved and eliminated a MOUNTAIN of beauty news and releases over the past weeks and months. And here, having narrowed it down to just 13, are our absolute favourite beauty buys right now:
1. Kiehls Brighten Up & Glow
Kiehls lovers are bound to go ga-ga over this limited edition Holiday design by Maïté Franchi. And this Brighten Up & Glow Kits is perfect for all skin types, and will hydrate, boost clarity and give you the glowing festive season skin of dreams.
Oh, and the cute bag is made with eco-friendly materials, including 1.6 to 2 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
Glowing winter skin is within reach with this fabulous bronzing oil from Phlov. Not only does it give the perfect soft, golden hue, it also doesn't dry out your skin, and smells nothing short of divine (of hot chocolate and salty caramel, none the less!).
3. Karl Lagerfeldt x Steampod 3.0
The Little Black Dress of hair tools and the ultimate style staple for your hair, we think.
Designed in Paris with professional hairdressers, Steampod is loved by stylists and celebrities alike, and the new version is x2 faster, x2 smoother and has 78 percent less hair damage than a regular heat straightener.
Available from selected L’Oréal Professionnel salons.
This book by celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas sees the expert sharing her secrets for the first time in this practical, engaging guide to beautiful, glowing skin for everyone.
5. Vichy Idealia Giftset
The Idéalia range from Vichy is specifically formulated for those concerned with the first signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, dullness and uneven skin texture. This gift set is perfect to try the range out, and we love the sleek and festive packaging too.
Bring that spa feeling home with the Aira Ionic Facial Steamer. This hi-tech gadget is designed to clear pores and stimulate circulation, and the therapeutic steam made of nano-sized water molecules will instantly go to work hydrating and softening the skin's surface, detoxifying your pores of impurities and dead skin.
In my humble opinion, the cleansing balm and serum from Nunaia are the best skincare products I have ever used, and also by all accounts the most sustainably produced and packaged too.
The Ground & Glow At-home Skin Ritual Set features Nunaia's award-winning Nourishing Radiance Serum to restore radiance and hydration to the skin, the Superfood Cleansing Balm to deeply cleanse and nourish, and also a super soft Facial Cleansing Oval to lift away daily impurities.
The perfect self-care present.
A treat for any beauty lover, Clarins always does Christmas so perfectly well.
This gorgeous gift set contains everything you need for an instant and natural beauty boost.
The Instant Light Natural Lip will plump lips while also nourishing them with shea butter. The Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is your go-to for a bright smile, while the SOS Primer adapts to all skin tones to correct blemishes and restore radiance. And don't forget the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch for instantly smoothed skin, and finally, the Super Volume Mascara: giving you the most intense eyes with strengthened lashes.
The mirror that ‘broke Instagram’, the ingenious RIKI Skinny will take your make up application (and selfie) game to a whole new level. Featuring 3x magnification, adjustable LED lighting and a mounted phone clip for seamless selfies and videos, this lightweight, rechargeable mirror will let you achieve your best ever make up and capture it all perfectly.
Bursting with essential oils, and oh so natural, it only takes a little to make skin feel precious. This hand lotion suitable for all skin types.
The ultimate skincare indulgence from Evolve Organic Beauty, delightfully presented to help you achieve amazing results and have a truly relaxing experience in your own home. This carefully curated selection of some Evolve skincare favourites will give you everything you need to enjoy your own spa ritual.
Warrior Botanicals is a grassroots herb and botanical craft studio set in West Cork, making small-batch skincare and herbal potions in honour of traditional herbalism, folk traditions, the seasons, the elements and the the earth.
These beautiful lip balms are presented in this lovely gift bag, and will keep lips nourished (and mistletoe-ready) all Christmas long!
The hottest innovation in the anti-ageing industry.
Treat skin to a five-minute facial lift with NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device, a portable skincare solution that delicately but effectively stimulates larger surface areas of the face to improve the appearance and suppleness of skin.