Christmas is on it's way! Here are some of PB's favourite picks for this festive season, including a selection of the most popular, luxurious products from the industry's leading retail brands.
Clarins is bringing 16 luxurious gifts to Christmas 2013. The sets include products from make-up, skincare, body care and fragrance, as well as the ClarinsMen line. The Face & Body Care Collection containing six popular products for top-to-toe pampering and The Lip Collection containing a lipstick, balm, gloss and Lip Perfector are favourites for a girly gift.
Keeping its focus on healthy skin, Dermalogica presents five limited-edition gift sets for face and body. The Hero Moisturiser Sets contain a moisturiser paired with a cleanser for specific skin needs, plus a PreCleanse; and the Favourites Sets contain products for complete body care on the go or an all-round taster of brand favourites.
Call Dermalogica on 01372 363600
Cosmeceutical skincare brand Environ is launching a festive gift set for this year’s party season, including eight products to target all aspects of skin wellness and presented in a stylish purple box. The set comprises products from the brand’s signature Intensive, Ionzyme and Avst ranges.
Call iiaa on 020 8450 2020
Thalgo is offering eight Christmas coffrets this year, including a gift set for men and a choice of three specific anti-ageing collections. The Spa Coffrets in either exotic Polynesia or oriental Indocéane scents each contain a body scrub, moisturiser and mini scented candle. The Exceptional set contains three products from the Ultimate Time anti-ageing range and would make a luxurious gift for mature skins.
Call Thalgo on 020 7512 0872
Taking inspiration from the autumn/winter catwalks, Jessica’s offerings are: Go for the Gold, which harnesses opulent textures and show-stopping finishes; Effects Glitzy, a new range of glittering effects in base colours from ruby red to midnight blue; and Let It Snow, a red, snowflake glitter and bright blue in mini snow men bottles.
Call Gerrard International on 0845 217 1360
Italian skincare brand Comfort Zone’s Christmas collection comprises five sets featuring signature products, as well as two limited edition stocking fillers in the signature Tranquility range. The grooming kit makes a great gift for male clients, including products from the Man Power range, while the Skin Perfection Kit feature products from this year’s Skin Regimen range.
Call Comfort Zone on 020 3301 0496
Nine luxurious gifts make up Aromatherapy Associates’ Christmas collection. Little Bell, a mini Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil in a bell-shaped box; and Relax Deep Night Time Ritual set, containing the Shower Oil, Relax candle and new Relax Deep Balm, are just two gems from the collection. There is something for the men too, in two Refinery essentials sets.
Call Aromatherapy Associates on 020 8569 7030
Five gift sets from Caudalie include products for face, body and hand care. The luxury Premier Cru Anti-ageing set includes Premier Cru Cream and Premier Cru Eye Cream. Both are formulated with a blend of patented, highly concentrated ingredients for firmer and more radiant skin. The Little Harvest Hand Creams Trio would make a great smaller gift or stocking filler and contains three deliciously scented hand creams.
Call Caudalie on 0800 4429 2424
For Christmas 2013, Sothys presents a festive coffret of quality soaps. The set includes three soaps in fragrances from the Body Escape range: lemon and petit grain, orange blossom and cedar wood, and cherry blossom and lotus.
Call Sothys UK on 01303 262666
Gatineau re-launches its Strategie Jeunesse Throat Gel just in time to be included in its Christmas Neck and Lip Smoothing Collection. Packaged inside a black tweed make-up bag adorned with a festive red bow, the Throat Gel is found accompanied by Defi Lift 3D Perfect Design Revolumising Lip Care and Defi Lift 3D Throat and Decolleté Lift Cream.
Call The Skincare Sanctuary on 0800 917 2080
Four gift coffrets are on offer from French brand Payot this year. Each contains products chosen to complement each other from some of the brand’s key lines. The Vitalite Minerale coffret contains four travel-sized products for the body, including the Eau de Soin mineral fragrance. The Lift set contains four intense, targeted anti-ageing products and would make a plush gift for mature skins.
Call Graham Anthony on +353 822 2711
Nail brand Alessandro makes two offerings this Christmas: Christmas Time Hand Cream scented with cinnamon and apple, and premium quality Handispa Cream Rich, with hyaluronic acid and pearl protein extract. Both leave hands soft and supple. Also available is the Christmas Time display, with 18 100ml tubes and a tester size.
Call Alessandro on 01923 635446
Skincare brand Heaven is launching a Christmas range including candles, room diffusers and soaps. The huge 3 Wick Candle is available in fragrances Scent, Ode and Afternoon Tea, and the Heaven Soaps coffret contains three soaps presented in the brand’s chic monochrome presentation box.
Call Heaven on 01952 463574
Taking Christmas as an opportunity to focus on glowing skin, Voya has combined three of its most popular products in one gift set, all wrapped up with a bow. 1,2,3 Glow contains Ritzy Spritzy toner, Cleanse & Mend cleanser and Me Time moisturiser. All products are rich in organic seaweed extracts and work together to combat dull, stressed and dehydrated skin.
Call Voya on +353 719 161 872
Naturally-sourced spa brand Kerstin Florian launches Aromatherapy Ginger Bath & Body Oil in time to assist with festive fatigue. The blend of essential oils from around the world carry the warm, spicy aroma, and can be used as a bath oil or a massage product on areas with aches and pains. The oil contains ingredients with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Call Kerstin Florian on 0844 921 3772
Gracious & Kind is the name of Seche’s Christmas lacquer collection. The limited edition range comprises six shades that combine festive trades with this autumn winter’s hottest nail trends. The Warm Hearted crème is rich Christmassy red, while the sparkly Nostalgic and icy Collected Moments will be perfect for party season.
Call Louella Belle on 0844 800 9396
The six spa gift collections from Pevonia each contain hero products packaged in a gift box. Choose from Ultimate Relief to soothe and improve skin; Christmas Mystique with a candle and bath salts; Body Bliss for firming; Seasonal Spa for a relaxing bath or shower; Ultimate Eye Renewal and Essential Salvation for face with a choice of dry, sensitive or combination skin products.
Call Pevonia UK on 01449 727000
The festive collection from US nail brand Morgan Taylor is inspired by the royals’ way of life. The six shades in the collection are rich in festive sparkle, perfect for Christmas party talons. Rich green Wrapped in Riches and glittered crimson Fit As A Queen are the two traditional Christmas shades, plus there is a luxe plum To Rule or Not To Rule and the icy Where’s My Crown.
Call Louella Belle on 0844 800 9396
Mavala introduces a different take on Christmas gift sets with its Rescue Kits, containing targeted products such as Mava+ Hand Treatment, Scientifique Nail Hardener and Double-Lash Growth Serum. The kits for hands and lips, nails, and eyes are packaged in decorative tins. Also on offer are six polish duos.
Call Mavala on 01732 459412
There is a choice of three gift collections from Nailtiques, containing products for beautiful, healthy hands and nails. Choose from the Mini Kit, Moisture Kit or Complete Kit, which contains seven products including a Crystal Nail File and handbag-sized Cuticle Care Oil.
Call Grafton International on 01827 280080
Sunless tanning brand Sienna X introduces Tan and Glam Gift Set for Christmas, containing all the essentials to achieve a perfect pre-party glow: Instant Bronzing Gel, Gold Shimmer Spray, and the Luxurious Mitt for an even finish.
Call Sienna X on 033 600 1200
The popular tanning brand is launching two gift sets for glowing, bronzed skin in time for the party season. The Express Liquid Tan-formulated with the brand’s Youth Revivé Opti Tan- is available in a 300ml size with a free chainmail purse. The other set includes Exfoliating Bodywash, Face+Body Tanning Gel, and Soufflé Moisturiser.
Call Euro Products on 0845 301 2107
The nail brand presents its huge New York Christmas Shopping collection this festive season. Gift sets on offer include seasonally scented hand creams, nail lacquers and nail accessories. For professionals we like the Colour Gel Christmas Box, which includes a Colour Gel and a Colour Gel Glitter, plus rhinestones and a Glitter Dust Shaker in green – perfect for festive manicures.
Call Beauty Concepts International on 01273 837301
This Christmas, New Zealand-born skincare brand Living Nature has put together Honey Skin Kiss, a subtly decorated tin containing three essential products formulated with active manuka honey. The set contains Nourishing Hand Cream, Nourishing Body Wash and Manuka Honey Lip Balm, to moisturise and soften the areas most vulnerable to winter weather.
Call Living Nature UK on 0845 250 8455
Packaged in fun cracker boxes, Dr. Lewinn’s offers two different gifts to give. The first is a bottle of Renunail Nail Strengthener, which uses pearl and diamond powders. The second is a tube of Renunail Hand and Nail Cream with avocado oil to soothe chapped, winter-sore hands.
Call Dr. LeWinn’s on 0800 614242
This Christmas, Aveda offers a variety of skin care gift sets starting from under £20. Aveda’s Give Soft Hands set targets dry hands with three luxe creams, and Give Calming set includes cleanser, body polish and moisturiser blended with notes of rose, chamomile and mandarin to soothe skin and calm the mind. Other packages include body wash and lotion to soothe and refresh skin over the Christmas season.
Call Aveda on 0870 0342380
Focusing on anti-ageing creams, Darphin’s Christmas sets aim to the reveal skin’s natural glow with its Ideal Resource set, which contains Retexturising Radiance Cream and Wrinkle Minimizer Perfecting Serum. Secondly, the Prédermine set softens and smoothes mature skin and a Stimulskin Plus set offers the ultimate anti-ageing line for deep skin renewal with Lifting Cream and 8-Flower Nectar.
Call Darphin on 0870 034483
LW PRO, the re-branded name for Lauren's Way, is offering four Christmas gift sets for achieving a natural looking tan this festive season. ‘Lauren’s Little Helper’ includes three mini size bottles of Self Tan Bronzing lotion, Glam Tan and Prep and Maintain Moisturiser, and ‘Let It Glow’ gives Bronzing Mousse, Rollers and Lashes. Also on offers are two mix and match sets.
Call LW PRO on 0800 970 6577
For dazzling nails this festive season, decorate clients’ nails with Nazila’s four new shimmering colours. The glittered gels give a textured appearance to the nail, with shades ranging from, Raise Your Glass –Gold, Resist Me Not – Red, Silver Shimmer – Silver and Midnight Mayhem – Black. Limited edition this Christmas.
Call Nazila on 0170 7391139
Xen-Tan has launched a trio of Christmas tanning treats containing everything your clients need to perfect a head-to-toe party glow. The limited edition gift sets are; Gradual Perfection, which contains Xen-Tan Transform Luxe - great for tanning beginners looking to build up their tan graducally; Glamorous Goddess - contains Xen-Tan Luminous Gold Gel, which gives an instant golden sheen that develops over three hours; and Dark Delight - contains Moroccan Tan, perfect for experienced tanners that desire a flawless olive finish.
Call Skin Solutions on 0844 800 7661
The gel nail brand Bio Sculpture is offering six gift sets this festive season, each combining three traditional lacquers. Clients can perform their own French manicure with the French set, and feel festive with the second set including the season’s signature green and red. There is also a treatment set, a classic red combo, and shimmering crèmes and glitter polishes to choose from, as well as festively designed nail files.
Call Bio Sculpture on 0845 331 2347
Yon-Ka releases its Christmas collection of three beauty clutch bags with products to target hydration, vitality and body softness. The Absolute Hydration pack smoothes away wrinkles with a day cream and serum enriched with fruit acids. Absolute Vitality contains a celebrity favourite moisturiser for silky skin, and Phyto 58 which detoxifies, regenerates and brightens the complexion while you sleep. The third, Absolute Softness includes Lait Corps, a hydrating body milk which softens skin, and a 3 in 1 hand repairing cream.
Call Yon-ka on 0207 5188370
Mineral make-up brand Jane Iredale has launched its Glamour palette for the Christmas season, containing 30 products for lips and eyes. There are 15 PurePressed shadows – including subtle shades, smoky hues and vibrant colours – alongside 10 PureMoist lipsticks in reds, pinks and neutral and five complementary PureGloss lip glosses with both shimmer and sheer finishes.
Call iiaa on 020 8450 2020
Perfect for both your female and male clients, Glamglow is offering a his and hers Glamglow duo gift set. The Gift Sexy contains two mud facials Youthmud and Supermud packaged in a his or hers reversible colour changing cube.