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Merry and Bright

A first look at the professional brands’ festive gift offerings to help you plan your seasonal retailing

1 Dermalogica

Dermalogica has nine skincare kit offerings, which cater to a number of skin needs from brightening and hydrating to healthy ageing. One of the standouts is the Expertise Kit, which contains favourites such as the Daily Microfoliant, Biolumin-C Serum and Dynamic Retinol Serum as well as a gua sha tool. There is also the Supple Skin Kit, containing Skin Smoothing Cream, Circular Hydration Serum and Cooling Globes.

Trade: From £8.70 to £139.70 0800 917 7147

2 Germaine de Capuccini

Following on from its successful product launch earlier this year, Germaine de Capuccini’s Timexpert Hydraluronic Live the Magic Golden Hours bag features the Timexpert Hydraluronic Plumping Moisturising Gel-Cream in either Rich Sorbet or Soft Sorbet, as well as the Hyaluronic 3D Force Moisturising Fill-In Serum.

Trade: £37.60 0845 600 0203

3 Advanced Nutrition Programme

The skincare supplements brand has three gift sets available this festive season: Skin Clarifier, containing Skin Accumax and Skin Omegas+, which work to clarify and nourish problemprone skin; Skin Rejuvenator, which includes Skin Collagen Support and Skin Omegas+ for fresher, younger-looking skin; and Skin Illuminator, which contains Skin Vit C and Skin Omegas+ for clients seeking a hydrated glow.

Trade: From £25 to £43 020 8450 2020

4 Guinot

Guinot’s Christmas gift set Avenue Des Champs-Élysées features a collection of anti-ageing skincare, including the Life Influx Concentrate, which is packed with active ingredients to reveal skin that feels firmer, plumper and more hydrated, with diminished lines and wrinkles.

  Trade: £160 01344 873123

5 Hydropeptide

Hydropeptide has three gift sets: Eye Revive, which features a travel-size Eye Authority eye cream, Polypeptide Collagel Eye Masks and a Stainless Steel Eye Roller; Barrier Boost, which contains the Daily Drench hyaluronic acid peptide booster, a travel-size Moisture Reset facial oil and a stainless steel gua sha tool; and Power Pack, which includes the Power Serum, Power Lift moisturiser and a travel-size Nimni Cream.

Trade: From £21 to £84.50 020 8868 4411

6 Environ

The skincare brand has an assortment of seven gift sets featuring a selection of best-selling products. The extensive Skin Essentia Celebration Set includes full sizes of the Mild Cleansing Lotion, Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner, Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel, Vita-Peptide Eye Gel and Youth+ Revival Masque, along with complimentary 5ml versions of the RAD SPF and 3DSynerge Crème.

Trade: From £38 to £136 020 8450 2020

7 Repêchage

Marine-based skincare brand Repêchage’s Christmas offerings comprise the Starter Collections, which are available in six complete skincare routines. Standout set Hydra Blue is suitable for all skin types and contains Sea Cleanse Foaming Seaweed Cleanser, Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray, C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate, Hydro-Complex PFS Moisturising Cream and Opti-Firm Eye Contour Cream.

Trade: gift sets from £29.50–£35.00 0800 731 7546

8 Et Al

The make-up brand is launching a limited-edition Festive Brush Set containing four essential mini brushes for clients’ daily use – aBuffing Brush, Sculpting Brush, Diffusing Concealer Brush and Blending Brush. The set also features a brush cleanser infused with coconut oil to maintain the quality and performance of brush fibres, along with a reusable pad, with all items housed in a limited-edition cosmetics bag. 

Trade: £40 020 8450 2020


The professional nail brand has a selection of festive gifting options. The Nail Lacquer 25-Piece Mini Advent Calendar features 25 mini nail lacquers including all 14 shades from the festive Terribly Nice Collection (seven playful and cheerful “nice” shades and seven bold and provocative “naughty” shades) plus 10 popular iconic colours, the RapiDry Top Coat and Start to Finish. There are also smaller stocking filler options available, such as the Nail Lacquer Duo Pack.

Trade: gift sets from £15.10 to £58.90 020 3901 5892

10 Skinceuticals

Skinceuticals’ Christmas crackers feature popular products suitable for a variety of skin concerns. The Clear + Correct Cracker includes Silymarin CF and Blemish + Age Defense for oily and blemish-prone skin, the Glow + Plump Cracker includes C EFerulic and H.A. Intensifier for dry, normal and ageing skin, and the Brighten + Hydrate Cracker includes Phloretin CF and Hydrating B5 for dull and uneven skin.

Trade: £165 for each cracker 0800 028 2331

11 Gaia Skincare

Natural skincare and spa brand Gaia Skincare is launching its first advent calendar. It includes a range of face, body and bath products, including full-size retail products such as retinol-rich Eye Serum and soothing Sleep Balm. Recipients can also sample products from Gaia’s three signature blends – Awakening, Balancing and Calming.

Trade: £100 01752 344 455

12 Matis

The French brand has designed the Wonder Boxes collection to include best-selling products which appeal to all skin types, tones and ages, with the boxes featuring luxurious packaging. The Delicate Wonder box contains the Sensiflora-Cream, which rebalances bioflora and preserves the skin barrier, as well as a free Sensiflora-Peel – agrainfree scrub that tackles dead skin cells and impurities while soothing skin.

Trade: gift sets from £31.03 to £65.03 0191 250 9229

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