Skincare Christmas gifts for her

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for her? Hello skincare sets! From stocking filler ideas to splurge-worthy items, I’ve rounded up the coolest beauty must-haves that any skincare loving mum, daughter, sister or friend would appreciate receiving this festive season. And as it’s more important than ever to support Irish businesses this year, all products featured are available in pharmacies and salons nationwide as well as online from Irish websites. 

AlumierMD Home Hydration Kit €160

For the first time, you can hydrate like a pro at home. With hi-tech hydration and exfoliation ingredients, superfoods and vitamins, The AlumierMD Home Hydration Kit offers in-clinic results at home with two products previously reserved for professional use only. Each kit contains Aqua Infusion Mask, an oil-free, lightweight mask that provides intense hydration. Bright & Clear Solution, a refreshing skin conditioning solution that exfoliates cellular debris and refines skin complexion. Eye Rescue Pad Sachet, refreshing gel pads help reduce puffiness and fine lines around the delicate eye area. Also included is an application brush and cosmetic bag. To purchase email or call 0861451551.

Skingredients Skin Veg & Skin Protein Giftset €75 

This hard-working serum duo is the perfect recipe for dewier, more hydrated, and oil-controlled skin. Skin Veg and Protein are your hard-working, lightening, brightening skincare serums which work together to provide anti-ageing and hydrating benefits. Skin Veg and Skin Protein are the 02 and 03 steps in the Skingredients routine, and they can also be used as part of any pre-existing skincare routine. Skingredients is available online from, and pharmacies, department stores and selected salons nationwide.

Yon-ka Paris Anti-Ageing Vanity Firming €71

This Christmas make the woman you care about glow from the outside in with a stunning Yon-Ka Paris Christmas gift set. Containing Phyto 52, this refined, fast absorbing cream has a powerful rosemary base that visibly restores firmness and oxygenates to tone skin and invigorate the complexion. Phyto Contour, a refined, aromatic cream with extracts of rosemary visibly reduces puffiness and dark circles. It restores firmness to the eye and lip contour and imparts a feeling of freshness and relaxation to tired eyelids. All housed in a beautiful Yon-ka vanity case. To find your nearest Yon-ka stockist head to

NeoStrata Limited Edition Restore Kit €112

A specialised collection of products featuring gentle, yet effective polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) to help protect the skin’s moisture barrier while providing gentle exfoliation. The set Includes a full size Restore Facial Cleanser that gently cleanses and lightly exfoliates without drying skin’s protective moisture barrier. Ultra-Moisturising Face Cream, a high strength face cream that visibly improves texture, lines and overall skin clarity for healthier looking skin and Bionic Face Cream a rich, soothing emollient helps provides intense hydration and revitalises the look of stressed skin. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online from 

Codex Festive Bytes €19.95

Treat everyone on your list with this little stocking filler duo. Skin Superfood, a hydrating and nourishing treatment cream for face, hands, and body and made with Codex unique BiaComplex herbal formula, helps treat dry, flaky or irritated skin, leaving it silky smooth and the limited edition holiday soap, with French green and pink clays and nettle and wheatgrass help refresh and balance skin. Scented with orange, mint and spruce. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Florale Gift Set €39.90

A delight to the senses, the brand-new fragrance has a delicate floral scent and subtle pink hue. It combines fresh notes of zesty, reviving citrus grapefruit with sweet, floral magnolia and a lingering, sensual musk base note. The set contains a full size Huile Prodigieuse Florale multi-purpose dry oil and the beautiful Creme Prodigieuse Boost Multi-Correction Gel Cream to combat the first signs of ageing and the visible signs of stress, fatigue and environmental damage on the skin. Also in the set is a deluxe travel size Prodigieux Floral Shower Gel and a scented Prodigieux Floral votive candle provides the perfect excuse for a moment of me-time. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online. 

Dermalogica Cleanse & Glow to Go €35

Dermalogica’s Holiday Collection for 2020, in collaboration with artist Julie Wilkinson, features some of their most loved products, with the added benefit of a unique limited edition bespoke packaging, as well as savings, making it the perfect gift for your loved one! Containing travel-size versions of Dermalogica’s Double Cleanse technique and their #1 powder exfoliant. PreCleanse, a makeup busting oil, Special Cleansing Gel, the perfect way to achieve your cleanest skin ever without stripping your skin’s natural moisture and Daily Microfoliant. Available from Dermalogica Salons nationwide and online form 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and every happiness for 2021. I look forward to bringing you many more beauty and skincare updates next year!

Sherna Malone

Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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