Christmas gifting

The ultimate beauty gift guide to help you find the perfect pressie guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your loved one this Christmas morning.

REN The Gift of Glow Trio: Give the Gift of Glow with REN’s 3-step brightness-boosting routine, featuring Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, a skin-resurfacing toner proven to brighten, smooth skin texture and minimise the appearance of pores. Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream, a lightweight moisturiser proven to deliver an instant glow with visibly brighter, firmer, and plumped skin after seven days and Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, an exfoliating gel mask clinically proven to brighten and smooth for firmer looking skin after 30 minutes. Formulated with sensitive skin in mind, The Gift of Glow Trio will leave skin energised, glowing, more even looking, and silky smooth, €34 available online from and selected stockists nationwide. 

Ayu Hollywood Eyes: Create a glamorous eye look this Christmas with the Ayu Hollywood Eyes Set. This beautiful collection of Ayu eye products comes ready for gifting in an exclusive Ayu black cushioned make up bag. The set contains Ayu Hollywood Lashes Mascara, a jet black, volumising mascara infused with hyaluronic acid that will create volume and length and won’t flake or smudge. Ayu Liquid Eye Liner for the perfect winged line, a quick drying long wear. water-proof, smudge-proof, intensely black felt tip eyeliner. The super precise applicator tip makes it easy-to-use, so you can create a perfectly defined eyeline. Lastly, Ayu Nude Eye Liner, this nude tone eyeliner will create the illusion of more wide-awake, bigger brighter eyes, €36, available online from

Seabody Sea to Self-Gift Set: Seabody, a County Kerry based biotech company, is unlocking the next generation of marine molecules from ocean plants, and developing a high-tech range of skincare and supplements, sustainably, from sea to self. Research shows that marine plants, like seaweed, have unique benefits for our skin and overall wellness. Give the gift of sustainable luxury with one of Seabody’s carefully curated collections. Sea to Self is the signature Seabody collection and contains their bestsellers, Glycan Enrich Moisturiser, Aquasurge Day Serum, Overnight Elixir Serum and their much-loved Beauty Supplement. The perfect range of products for those with a keen interest in skincare, natural ingredients, and supporting Irish, €243, available online from 

BYSK Powder Highlighter: The BYSK ‘Higher Love’ highlighter with a beautifully lightweight formula sculpts, shapes, and defines the skin with the smooth finish of a liquid highlighter and the weightlessness of a powder. The patented hybrid gel-powder features a bouncy, marshmallow sensation with impressive colour payoff and a long-lasting formula, giving an ultimate red-carpet glow. Pearlescent pigments in their purest form bring light and glow not only to the high points of the face but also the inner corner of the eyes or pressed on the centre of the eye lid or to shape the brow bone. The unique collective of ingredients guarantees a silky feel and blurring effect to the skin with a transparent, light reflecting finish, €28 available online from

Nunaïa Beauty Sacred Space Candle: Nunaïa Beauty has launched Ireland’s first eco-luxury candle as part of their wellness collection. The Sacred Space Candle, €28, is designed as the first step in the Nunaïa night-time skincare ritual crafted to help relax, calm, and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Nicola Connolly founder of Nunaïa (pronounced [noo-nigh-ya]) says: “Our Sacred Space Candle is a beautiful eco-luxury scented essential oil candle that will fill your room with the Nunaïa signature well-being boosting scent that smells wonderful but also has a positive effect on mind, body and spirit encouraging restful sleep and a greater sense of calm.” Also check out the Nunaïa Ground Mini Ritual Set, the perfect travel companion, it contains Nourishing Radiance Serum to restore radiance and hydration to the skin, Superfood Cleansing Balm to deeply cleanse and nourish and a super soft Facial Cleansing Oval, €29, available online from www.nunaï and selected Nunaïa stockists nationwide. 

Ultraceuticals Ultra Super Serums Gift Set: Carefully curated for all skin types and concerns, Australian cosmeceutical skincare brand Ultraceuticals has created a collection of luxury gift sets for the festive season. Featuring a selection of duos and trios of skincare must-haves there is truly a gift for everyone on your list. For the ultimate indulgence look no further than ‘Ultra Super Serums’ a luxury collection of bestsellers for the skincare fan in your life to refine, firm and hydrate skin. Contains Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser, Ultra A Perfecting Serum, Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, Ultra C Firming Serum, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Hydrating, and a limited-edition beauty bag, €240 (valued at €285.00). Available in participating Ultraceuticals Clinics nationwide, to find your nearest one, www.

Pestle & Mortar The Daily Routine Gift Set: Spoil the skincare lover in your life with a stunning skincare set from Pestle & Mortar all beautifully presented in signature minimalistic chic packaging for maximum impact. The Daily Routine gift set is a collection of four products to strengthen the skin barrier, calm inflammation, hydrate the skin, and protect against environmental stressors. Renew illuminating gel cleanser is enriched with superoxide dismutase to fight free radical damage. Balance magnesium-rich facial spritz calms and clarifies the skin, while two of their most-loved daily hydration heroes will lock-in moisture, reduce fine lines, and smooth the complexion. Suitable for all skin types, it’s the perfect gift for those who want an effective daily routine for skin that looks and feels its best, €58, available online from and Pestle & Mortar stockists nationwide.

He-Shi Classic Collection: As the first tanning brand in Ireland, He-Shi has always been at the forefront of self-tanning products, with a skin-first focus born in the lab. This fabulous four-piece gift set has everything you will need for the ultimate luxurious festive tan. Your skin will be gently exfoliated with the Tan Remover and Primer, leaving skin silky smooth. The award-winning He-Shi Express Liquid Tan will have you party ready in a flash with skin glowing and flawless. And for the finishing touches, HD Wonder Glow, a light-reflective skin perfecting liquid brings a luminous glow and a sculpted finish to your skin to complement the perfect party outfit! The set also contains a velvet tanning mitt, €34.99, available from He-Shi stockists nationwide and online from

Clarins Aroma Ritual: This set is dedicated to well-being and relaxation, the perfect way to unwind over the festive season and beyond. Transform your bathroom into a real spa at home – light the Tonic Scented Candle with its stimulating citrus notes, follow with Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate, a cleansing treatment that activates with the heat of a warm bath or shower—releasing the invigorating, aromatic virtues of rosemary, mint, and geranium. Extracts of gentian and pine cleanse and refine. Lastly Tonic Oil Balm, a moisturising body balm combines nourishing plant extracts with toning essential oils to revitalise the skin and mind, bliss! €68, available from Clarins stockists nationwide and online from 

Skingredients The Serum Squad Gift Set: This limited-edition gift set from Skingredients is a match made in skincare heaven. Skin Veg Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum is an award-winning, vitamin-enriched formula that puts the bounce back into even the most lacklustre of complexions. With its super juice recipe, Skin Veg plumps skin and targets fine lines and wrinkles for a healthier, more youthful looking bounce. Fan favourite Skin Protein Retinoid Serum revamps and re-educates skin. This vitamin A blend, powered by retinyl palmitate is the ideal intro to the pro-ageing benefits of vitamin A. With a huge value-saving saving of 23% (worth value €116.50) the gift set also includes a FREE bonus Cleanse Off Mitt, €89.50, available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online from 

Ground Wellbeing Comfort Stocking Gift: Along with their beautiful selection of gift sets, Ground Wellbeing have introduced a lovely selection of stocking filler gifts to choose from. The Comfort Stocking Gift contains their Comfort Essential Oil to help settle-down and bring a sense of calm to your space. This naturally comforting aromatherapy oil blend features Marjoram, a herb that evokes a sense of belonging and helps calm and regulate the heart, combined with Lavender, Bergamot and Roman Chamomile to soothe nerves and ease stress and anxiety. This oil can be used as part of a sleep ritual to prepare the body for rest or create a calming environment by adding Comfort Essential Oil to an atomiser or diffuser. You can also add a few drops to a warm bath or foot soak, €25, available from

Kennedy & Co Gift Set 1: For the man in your life who takes his skincare seriously, this gift set from Kennedy & Co will keep him and skin happy! Peat Scrub combines the power of peat, minerals and natural exfoliants to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores leaving skin feeling refreshed and renewed. Daily Moisturiser with SPF 20 delivers all-day hydration and protection. The skin mattifying, caffeine-based formula combines three active ingredients of Pro-Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Sodium Hyaluronate, to help combat lines, wrinkles, and dullness. Revitalising Eye Gel is a cooling gel with stimulating caffeine to wake up tired eyes and improve the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness, €26.28, available from Kennedy & Co stockists nationwide and online from

L’OCCITANE Eau des Baux Collection: For L’OCCITANE gifting is about the thought you’re putting into your presents, the care that comes with wrapping them, and the tangible gesture of handing it over, like a little bundle of joy. The Baux Men’s grooming collection draws inspiration from the legendary knights of Les Baux, defenders of the 11th Century castle in Provence. The sensual and mysterious Baux scent features head notes of red peppercorn and cardamom blossoming around a warm heart of Provencal cypress and oriental incense. This tantalising set includes Eau des Baux Eau de Toilette, Eau des Baux Shower Gel and Eau des Baux Stick Deodorant all wrapped up in a signature L’OCCITANE gift box, €75, available from L’OCCITANE stockists nationwide and online from 

La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ Gift Set: La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ Gift Set is a complete routine to comfort dry, very dry, and irritated skin. Minimalist formulas ensure extremely high tolerance and make it suitable for use on even the most sensitive skin, including babies. The set contains, Lipikar Syndet AP+ ultra-gentle wash, Lipikar Baume AP+M helps provide immediate soothing for itchy, dry skin and flares up with its triple action formula to immediately lock in moisture and provide 24-hour hydration and Thermal Spring Water is perfect to comfort and refresh the skin, simply spritz regularly to hydrate, and soothe, €21, available in selected pharmacies nationwide. 

Skin Formulas Mask Duo: This set contains the luxurious 100pc bamboo Cleansing Mitt and the Mask Exfoliator, an ultra-hydrating mask containing fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate and remove build-up of dead skin cells. Perfect for all skin types, nourishing active ingredients promote a healthier, more radiant appearance and essential antioxidants improve general skin health. Apply a thin layer of the Mask Exfoliator to the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Lightly soak the mitt and massage the skin to gently exfoliate away dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells to reveal refreshed skin with a radiant glow, €44 available from Skin Formulas stockists nationwide and online from

Maison Lancôme Ôud Bouquet Eau De Parfum: Lancôme has been composing luxurious fragrances inspired by a love for the most beautiful raw materials since 1935. Ôud Bouquet is an enigmatic and sensual woody-amber scent with fragrance notes of rose and warm spices housed in a precious bottle made of glass and gold. It draws its mysterious depth from the heart of oriental wood and its strength from warm, captivating spices. Fabrice Pellegrin, renowned for his subtle creations, blended a trio of bold woods – composed of 20-year-old Oud Wood and smoky Guaiac Wood softened by the enveloping sweetness of Copahu Wood. The Praline Rose signature, crafted from Centifolia Rose Absolute, Vanilla, and a Praline Accord, gives this fragrance an infinitely seductive power. In a word, divine, €218, available online from

Sherna Malone Gift Voucher: Give your loved one the gift of healthy beautiful skin. Gift Vouchers available to purchase online from 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and every happiness for 2023. I look forward to bringing you more beauty and skincare updates next year.

Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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