Luxury Skincare

Luxury Skincare

luxury skincare

Luxury Skincare Christmas gifts are a must-give this year. Ask any beauty conscious person what they wish for 2022, and you’ll like like hear: “I want great no-filter skin”! Here are our Top Luxury Skincare gift ideas for this Christmas.

 

VINTNER'S DAUGHTER

Vintner's Daughter, Active Treatment Essence (£210.00), and Active Botanical Serum (£175.00)

If you are searching for a luxury skincare Christmas gift idea for the “girl who has everything”, as far as beauty products go, then look no further than Vintner’s Daughter. Just landed in the UK from Los Angeles, is this cult sell-out and potent beauty brand. Vintner’s Daughter is one of the most coveted skincare brands loved by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum, Tracee Ellis Ross to name a few. For an extra special gift, we choose The Signature Set, RRP £380.00, which includes both the Active Treatment Essence™ and Active Botanical Serum™.

Vintner’s Daughter is quality craftsmanship and science in a bottle. Each product is an art-form waiting to be manifested into everything they promise to deliver. Each bottle takes weeks to make thanks to their patented fermentation process – making this gift a real rarity in a world of fast beauty.

The Signature Set is based on hydration (Essence) followed by moisture (Serum), each having two different benefits. Hydrating the skin means increasing its water content, one of the most basic building blocks of skin cells and a must for a well-functioning, balanced complexion. Moisturizing involves the use of oils to nourish and strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier, seal in vital hydration and protect against external aggressors.

The brand also utilizes its Phyto Radiance Infusion™, and the Phyto Ferment™, a two-week fermentation process that produces beneficial probiotics and increases nutrient absorption.

The Signature Set and individual products are exclusively available to purchase in the UK from Net-A-Porter online.

ESPA

ESPA offers all luxury skincare lovers the at-home spa experience with the same products  used at the wonderful ESPA spas around the world. There are so many amazing body, face, wellbeing products to choose from, for a special lady, gentleman, and your home! The scents used across all products are unrivalled with the deep sensual aromatherapy and essential oils. This year, ESPA have prepared luxury skincare Christmas gift sets to suit every person, and skin concern. 

The Jewels of Nature, RRP £195.00, with products worth £365.00, inspired by world-renowned ESPA spas and treatments from around the world, this indulgent chest is filled with top-to-toe luxury. Discover all you need to create a divine spa experience within your own home and bask in the most precious gift of wellbeing this Christmas. This set of jewels includes: Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser 100ml, Optimal Skin Pro-Serum 30ml, Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser 55ml, Overnight Hydration Therapy 55ml, Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel 15ml, Pink Hair and Scalp Mud 200ml, Refining Skin Polish 55ml, Restorative Bath and Body Oil 100ml, Restorative Atmosphere Mist 12ml and GuaSha Tool.

Tri-Active™ Regenerating Collection, RRP £120.00, The Tri-Active™ formulas naturally supercharge your skin, delivering exceptional age-defying results that you can both see and feel. The Set includes the best of the Tri-Active™ Regenerating range, namely: the Calming Cica Cleansing Balm 55ml, Bio-Retinol Sleeping Serum 30ml, Treatment Oil 10ml, Moisture Complex 55ml, Phyto-Collagen Plumping Mask 30ml.

The Gems of Modern Alchemy, RRP £140.00, is a deeply sensorial body care collection of jewels that explore healing rituals and transformative textures. Realign the precious balance between your skin, body and mind. The set includes: The Cleansing Milk 100ml, The Purifying Polish 180ml, The Nourishing Balm 180ml, The Grounding Crystals 55g, The Anointing Oil 50ml and The Hydrating Lotion 100ml

UBUNA

We love discovering internationally acclaimed brands, and UBUNA is one of the most exciting J-Beauty brands now available in the UK. UBUNA Beauty is a cross-cultural beauty collaboration formed by beauty creationist, Thomas Winarick together with Osamu Maeda of Zeal Cosmetics from Japan. 

Not only are UBUNA products rich in Japanese heritage but are also powered by their globally-patented natural AntiBody Technology, to combat the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and a dull complexion. Kyoto University research found that the same anti-bodies used to fight off viruses also effectively helped boost ceramide replenishment and neutralize skin damaging antigens. 

By true Japanese logic, UBUNA keeps things straightforward – customisable skincare that organised by skin concern. The collection includes two Moisturiser (each RRP £160.00), and four Serums (each RRP £180.00). This is the ultimate luxury skincare Christmas gift for the most discerning of beauty-lovers.

THE SERUMS

  • BRIGHTEN SERUM – Natural Melanin AntiBody Complex blended with skin-brightening Alpha Arbutin and derivatized Vitamin C boost skin’s luminosity. Dull, lackluster skin will instantly look revitalized with a healthy-looking glow.
  • DRENCH SERUM – Blends the patented Ceramide AntiBody Complex with a fusion of triple Hyaluronic Acids and derivatized Amino Acids to provide deep, intensive moisture. Skin will look smoother and plumper and feel intensely hydrated.
  • RE-GEN SERUM – Ceramide AntiBody Complex works in harmony with a powerful tri-peptides and elasticity-boosting Proteoglycan. The powerful actives work as a reset button for skin as you sleep.
  • RESIST SERUM – Ceramide AntiBody Complex combines with Actinidia Polyglama Fruit (Silver Vine) extract from Japan to help protect against lipo oxidation caused by external environmental aggressors.

All UBUNA products are available to purchase at Net-A-Porter online.  

THE MOISTURISERS

  • BALANCE MOISTURISER – A rich, luxurious yet lightweight moisture cream to help deeply moisturize dry skin. Contains Yuzu Ceramide B, which comes from the Yuzu fruit grown in the Tokushima area of Japan. Its potent Vitamin C content works in harmony with Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and radiance. Eiseniaveil B comes from a Sea Kelp in the Ise Shima region of Japan. Its natural vitamins and minerals boost ceramide production and hydrate the skin.
  • REFRESH MOISTURISER – This cooling, oil-free gel-cream moisturiser is like splash of cool water on your skin. Fast absorbing texture and leaves no residue, which is great for skin that blemishes easily or has open pores. The Japanese Sakura Flower (Cherry Blossom) is known for its high anti-oxidant levels and moisturizing properties. Rich in essential fatty acids, it provides deep, gentle hydration for all skin types. Japanese Rice Bran Oil, long cherished for its list of naturally-occurring vitamins, provides incredible moisture, protection and skin well-aging benefits.

TRANSFORMULAS®

Transformulas® beauty, was founded by beauty entrepreneur, Rosi Chapman, created using her passion for skincare products that give instant visible results, as well as long-term benefits. The brand has created two key ranges – Marine Miracle and Flawless. From anti-ageing creams that help rejuvenate and restore skins natural youthfulness and glow to powerful instant skin fixers that also deliver long term skin benefits, Transformulas has the solution to all your skin care needs.

This year, Transformulas has launched limited edition luxury skincare Christmas gift sets and crackers too.

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The Marine Miracle Skin Discovery Set, £80.00, is the perfect luxury skincare Christmas gift for a loved one who deserves some great skincare results in a little as 30 days. The set offers the signature anti-aging duo, Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser and Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate. Covering all your daily skin care needs for face and eyes, these two supercharged, anti-ageing formulas are loaded with potent, active ingredients, antioxidants and sea marine extracts that work on a cellular level, addressing all the skin concerns that come with ageing.

With one application, skin is drenched in moisture, super boosting hydration levels for an immediate softening and plumping effect. Continued use and ensuring you increase your water drinking will result in skin becoming plumper, more youthful and always stays hydrated.

From the Flawless range, Transformulas is offering two gift sets, Wake & Glow, £75.00 (pictured below), and Love The Skin You Are In, £65.00 (pictured above).

The hero product included in both Flawless gift sets is the Flawless PhotoGlow, 100 ml. This award winning, multi-tasking moisturiser is your skins’ insurance policy, guarding against UV rays and environmental aggressors to offer complete daily protection, the ultimate complexion transformer. It is a powerhouse of super active anti-ageing ingredients protects against signs of ageing, as well as anti-oxidants for essential daily skin protection while moisturising, rejuvenating and restoring skins natural radiance. It is your best-friend product for days of excess sun-exposure!

The Wake & Glow set also includes the wonderfully cooling Flawless EyeWakeup, which has a gel like texture and quickly absorbs into the delicate underage area. Constantly sold out online, this is a first-aid for eyes, thanks to its formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Eyeseryl®, and will target puffiness, dark circles, and signs of ageing around the eyes, boosting skin elasticity for immediate eye enhancing results.

Alternatively, try the Flawless EyeRetouch Instant Skin Perfecter, a concealer for areas with fine lines and suitable under the eyes too. Great as a primer too underneath makeup, thanks to its SPF30 and powerful anti-ageing peptides & intensive skin hydrators.

Shop all products and gift sets at Transformulas online.

IMAGE SKINCARE

IMAGE Hydrating Essentials Gift Set ~ £99.00

IMAGE Skincare is an essential skincare companion for anyone who seeks deeply research and ultimately potent products that do what they say they will do. So for this Christmas, give a luxury skincare gift that won’t disappoint from IMAGE Skincare.

One of the most famous ranges from IMAGE, is Vital C (pictured above). Vital C is rich in vitamin C complex, and both soothes, hydrates, and brightens the skin. For the festive collection, IMAGE has released a Hydrating Essentials set (RRP £99.00), which include two of its Vital C hero products, the Hydrating Facial Cleanser and the Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum. You also get the PREVENTION+® Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50, to protect against blue light, and a necessity for everyone who wants to protect their skin for early aging. There is also the Brightening Essentials Set, and the Age-Defying Essentials Set, also priced at £99.00, and would make a perfect gift for someone who is new to IMAGE, or just needs a restock of their favourite products. Be quick before they sell out!

Great for anti-aging and prevention: 

Loss of Firmness Skincare Set ~ £267.00, is a great gift option for those who would like to restore the look of firmness and elasticity with IMAGE’s professionally curated set that includes a complete am/pm regimen. For morning and evening there is The MAX™ Facial Cleanser, 118 ml. You also have the AGELESS Total Anti-aging Serum, 50ml, a multi-benefit AHA+ peptide serum that targets signs of ageing, like fine lines, wrinkles and visible dullness. You also have the essential PREVENTION+® daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50. For the evening, you have The MAX Crème 48 g, an overnight crème with plant stem cell technology that smoothes the skin.

IMAGE Loss of Firmness Set ~ £267.00

DR ZEIN OBAGI

ZO Skin Health, by Dr Zein Obagi, BrightAlive Serum, 8 ml, £225.00

For all the fans of clinic and spa facial treatments the ZO® Skin Health range by the world renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi is the go-to brand for medical grade luxury skincare Christmas gifts. 

The BrightAlive Serum Accelerated, 8 ml, £225.00, may be small in size but is it most definitely mighty in strength. 

Brightalive Serum Accelerated features our exclusive multi-modal brightening technology to offer a targeted treatment for pigmentation, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Formulated with niacinamide, tranexamic acid and an intelligent peptide drone, Brightalive Serum Accelerated can be easily incorporated into any brightening protocol to elevate overall treatment results. The serum includes a high concentration of anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe post-procedure skin, offer intense hydration and restore skin barrier function.

Benefits:

  • Promotes discolouration correction, skin tone evening, and skin brightening.
  • Includes a boosted concentration of anti-inflammatory ingredients to help calm and soothe skin after treatment.
  • Intensely hydrates and restores skin barrier function for a smooth and luminous complexion.

Brightalive Serum Accelerated can be purchased only from official Dr Zein Obagi ZO Skin Health stockist clinics, such as Neo-Derm Clinics.

DIBI MILANO

DIBI MILANO, Age Method, Concentrated Youth Capsules, 60 capsules, £93.50. Available at Vie Aesthetics Clinic.
DIBI MILANO brings art to the science of skin. There is a product and skincare regimen for every single type of skin concern. One visit to DIBI Milano’s website, and you will find yourself engaged with your own dermatology lesson, making it a great luxury skincare gift idea We love the DIBI Age Method range, that works on the epigenome, the switch that ‘activates’ the gene and determines its expression. This range repairs damage caused by skin or hormonal ageing, smoothing the features, minimising expression lines and strengthening the skin’s structure. DIBI Age Method Youth Capsules (0.4ml x 60), £93.50, gives you immediate and long-lasting action against the appearance of wrinkles. It is rich in Epigenil, which is a revitalising active ingredient for skin weakened by age and aggressive external factors. Each capsule contains a treatment cream that you rub into your face until fully absorbed. Through repeated use, it can help give you smoother and more elastic skin. Perfect treatment against modern-day stress, including jet lag (or those Christmas party hangovers!). Add the DIBI Age Method Sumptuous Youth Cream, 5o ml, £92.70 to address the eight most common signs of ageing, and countering the effects of hormonal ageing, and most suitable for menopausal women.
DIBI MILANO, Age Method, Sumptuous Youth Cream, £92.70. Available at View Aesthetics Clinic.
DIBI MILANO, Filler Code, Sublime Eye and Lip Contour Filler, £73.80. Available at Vie Aesthetics Clinic.

The DIBI Filler Code range understands that a face speaks a thousand words through its lines and expressions. Filler Code is a complete cosmetic treatment that fills and corrects all types of wrinkles. We choose the Sublime Eye & Lip Contour Filler, £73.80. The formula includes photo-reflective powders and the uniforming chrome-balls that hide the appearance of wrinkles, providing an instant corrective optical effect. Enriched with active ingredients with a decongestive effect reducing undereye bags, dark circles and signs of fatigue. The eyelid tissues are strengthened, the lip contour is redefined.

DIBI MILANO is stocked by Vie Aesthetics  available online or at their Clinics.

Vie Aesthetics – London Clinic:
2 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PA, UK.
Telephone: +44(0)20 7164 6140

DR LEVY

Dr Levy, Intensive Eye Rescue, £175.00, available at Cult Beauty

Looking for a potent product and a spa device in one for your luxury skincare Christmas gifts? Then look no further than the Dr Levy Intensive Eye Rescue set, £175.00, which includes the Intense Stem Cell Eye Booster and has been described as ‘the best thing since Botox’, providing deep rejuvenating effects to the eye contour. Containing patented ArganCellActiv® complex that has proven results to reinvigorate the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, the Eye Booster Concentrate visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, boosts hydration and skin plumpness, and noticeably improves its firmness and density.

Also accompanied by the TwinTech BeautifEye Spa Device – designed to give the skin around the eye an immediate re-contouring effect. Using innovative micro-current technology to help enhance the penetration of the powerful ingredients, this tech-savvy companion stimulates the eye contour muscle and micro- lifts tired-looking eyes for a younger and fresher appearance.

Dr Levy products are available to purchase from Cult Beauty online.

OSMOSIS

Osmosis Beauty considers itself a disruptive skincare brand, and with every reason to. This brand has created patented, exclusive skincare and wellness technology that holistically restores the skin to a youthful and toxin-free environment.Every product has been research and tested until it succeeds to become part of their growing range of products. Innovative founder, Ben Johnson, MD, wanted to create non-toxic skincare products and treatments that combine the purity of naturally sourced ingredients with revolutionary, doctor-developed, and scientifically validated formulas that deliver on his promise of permanent change. Osmosis skincare has taken the beauty industry into a new paradigm.

Osmosis products challenge the skin to renew, repair, and heal from within. That is why Osmosis combines wellness with its skincare. That is why we love the Tropical Mango Repair Mask, 30 ml, RRP £60.50. The Mask repairs the damage done by the environment, aiding in the repair of the epidermal barrier, healing wounds, and regenerating cells. The mask is extremely anti-inflammatory thanks to Amazonian fruit butter with essential fatty acids and vitamin A. Key ingredients include,Sunflower Seed Oil, a great source of vitamin E, is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and is effective in combatting acne, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. Also contains Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, and Avocado Oil for hydration and healing the skin from wounds or conditions like dry skin, eczema or psoriasis.

Available to purchase from Harvey Nichols online and in store.

 

SKN REHAB

SKN REHAB is one of the latest beauty brands to enter the UK skincare market, but with a key difference. SKN Rehab offers both skincare products and aesthetic facial treatments. A luxury skincare Christmas gift idea from SKN Rehab means you can give a “something wrapped” gift and book an experience day-out with the Signature Facial, for the woman who loves both immediate and long-lasting results.

 

SKN Rehab Skin Therapy, RRP £65.00, moisturising cream can be used day & night and also doubles up as a primer; leaving skin smooth and hydrated. A combination of skin-transforming antioxidants and peptides work to protect the skin from environmental damage and pollution, whilst super ingredient helps prevent the signs of lines, wrinkles, and ageing skin. For the SKN Rehab Signature Facial treatment, contact Vie Aesthetics Clinic, located at 2 Harley Street, in London, and enquire about the best treatment plan. Prices start from £150.00.

Vie Aesthetics – London Clinic: 2 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PA, UK. Telephone: +44(0)20 7164 6140

ALGENIST

Algenist is an award-winning skincare brand, focusing on one hero ingredient: Micro-algae.

This “mother of all algae”, discovered by Algenist scientists, is an Omega-rich organism that produces Alguronic Acid, which has incredible moisture-retaining properties and boosts cell renewal by 55%. The skin benefits are so impressive that the brand promises a renewed and more youthful complexion after just 10 days of using a product.

Algenist’s Collagen Dreams, RRP £90.00 is the luxury skincare Christmas gift that your favourite woman deserves!

Algenist’s Collagen Dreams, a trio of the brand bestselling GENUIS Hand Cream, GENIUS Liquid Collagen, GENIUS Sleeping Collagen.

A trio of exclusive Active Vegan Collagen™ favourites to transform the look of skin — visibly restoring bounce, resilience, and suppleness in as little as 10 days. Formulated with patented and their exclusive Alguronic Acid and Active Vegan Collagen™, this luxurious trio for face and hands delivers lasting nourishment and hydration, increased visible radiance, and a reduction in the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Algenist is available to purchase online, and from stockists such as Cult BeautyNet-A-Porter, and SPACE.NK.

MEDIK8

Medik8 is an internationally acclaimed skincare specialist brand, and leaders in the world of Vitamin A, commonly known as the Retinol family. Medik8 coined the “C-S-A” beauty hack, which encourages over-20s to add Vitamin C, SPF, and Vitamin A into their daily regimen for clearer, smoother, younger skin. Medik8 says they can make you look 30 at 40, and hopefully 40 at 50!

So, for the savvy skincare people that you know, both ladies and gents, we recommend a gift from Medik8. Our favourite gift set of the season is the Reflection set, £80.00 (pictured), including a trio of hero products ideal for those who need to step-up their night-time skincare routine. This 3-piece gift set is packed with night-time skin saviours to help transform your skin as you sleep. Wake up to skin that feels refreshed, restored, and less congested.

Medik8 Reflection Kit:

  • Surface Radiance Cleanse 40ml: Surface Radiance Cleanse contains AHA, L-Mandelic Acid that has been shown to offer similar exfoliation properties to glycolic acid, but without the same level of stinging or irritation, which can ultimately lead to superior results and a more comfortable experience. The result is smooth, refined texture with luminous clarity.
  • Clarity Peptides 30ml: The lightweight and milky texture of this serum works to nourish, soothe and clarify skin with a combination of soothing active ingredients including 10% Niacinamide, Crystalide peptide and Zinc PCA to support skin’s natural luminosity, soothe redness and minimise blotchy skin.
  • Sleep Glycolic Serum 30ml: formulated to be used as a treatment product once or twice a week, Medik8 Sleep Glycolic is a high strength, time-release Glycolic Acid overnight at-home peel. The innovative formula smoothes and resurfaces skin overnight for an improved texture, illuminated and brighter complexion – the perfect dose of beauty sleep!
All Medik8 gift sets are available to purchase online from Medik8.

OQUIST

Oquist Cosmetics is the brand new Scandi, set to pave the way of next-generation, sustainable beauty – bottled in the form of a mini terracotta sculpture! A luxury skincare Christmas gift that also gives art-in-a-bottle.

Each of their sculptures are designed to be repurposed in the home or refilled with their upcoming sophisticated system. The serums are waterless solutions, meaning they only contain active packed formulas, no preservations or chemicals, and therefore create a low carbon imprint. 

This 100% natural oil based serum is made out of non-comedogenic (non pore clogging) oils that are known to suit all skin types, from very dry, to combined and oily skin. The two main active components are Rosehip Oil (known for high levels of Vitamin A i.e. retinol, B, C, E and K) and Paracress Extract which has been proven to improve skin texture and wrinkle appearance. The multi functionality means that the Oquist serum should be used day and night, as well as over the face, neck, eyes.

Available at Oquist Cosmetics online, RRP 79.00 Euros.

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