It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I won’t lie, I LOVE Christmas. It’s my absolute favourite time of the year and I love going home, sitting by the fireside with family and stuffing my face with cheese and port. Christmas shopping, however, I don’t love as much. Getting the perfect present for that loved one can be tough so we have narrowed down our favourite picks for those special people in your life! 

Our top present pick

When one of my favourite brands Shangpree told me they were coming out with a limited edition holiday set I was so excited. The Shangpree Holiday Sheet Mask Heroes Limited Edition Set contains all of their sheetmasks, from their bestselling Marine Jewel range to their beautiful Aroma range. Plus, it also includes some extra goodies in there as well such as a sample of their premium Gold Black Pearl Eye Mask – all for £32! Packaged in a beautiful box, you can guarantee that any skincare lover will absolute adore this present!

Stocking Fillers

The first thing I open on Christmas morning is my stoking which is usually filled with useful, little gifts. Here are some of my favourites for a skincare lover’s stocking!

What’s better than washing your face at the end of the day? Washing your face with cute cat ears. The perfect accessory when washing your face, keep your hair out the way with this cute kitty headband by Etude House.

It’s not secret that I love any skincare that comes in a miniature variety. Not only because they look insanely cute, but they are also so practical and useful for either trialing a new brand or for traveling. This gorgeous Sioris Travel Kit contains some of their bestsellers and some of my personal favourite products – a cleanser, mist, day cream and hand and body milk.

Sheetmasks are the ultimate stocking filler! Useful and the perfect size for a stocking, you can’t go wrong with these ultra-cute Jumiso sheetmasks. Not only do these look cute but they have such impressive quality for the price, I always recommend these fantastic sheetmasks for regular usage. My personal favourite is the Rich Nourishment.



Gifts for Him

Trying to introduce your male friend, boyfriend or brother to a Korean skincare routine? Here are a couple of ideas. These products are the bestsellers with our male customers who look for basic skincare that is effective, hydrating and soothing on the skin.

Our most popular cleanser, the Cosrx Low pH Cleanser, is great for all skin types and feels refreshing on the skin. The low pH means it won’t disrupt your skin’s natural moisturier barrier, plus the inclusion of tea tree helps to soothe and calm skin.

Post shaving, it's great for men to use soothing and hydrating products to help balance and repair the skin. For this reason, I asked Steve, my husband, to pick the two products he reaches for the most post-shave - the Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner and the Enature Birch Juice Hydro Cream. The Purito toner contains Centella, Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel to soothe skin and repair the skin's natural moisture barrier. Following the toner, sealing all the goodness in with a soothing cream such as the Enature Birch Juice Hydro Cream makes for a great, simple, skincare routine. Both these products are great for sensitive skin as well.



Gifts for Mum

Mums are always tough to buy for but how about introducing your mum to a 15 minute self-care skincare routine? She deserves it! Here are some of my best picks for mums (chosen by my mum and based on what she uses!)

The Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is considered a dupe for the highly popular Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum and is one of our most popular anti-aging products. A gorgeous texture, the secret ingredient for this anti-aging serum is Bifida Ferment Lysate, a fermented yeast that helps to reduce the signs of ageing and also visibly improves skin elasticity.

Another treat for mum is the Shangpree Gold Hydrogel Eye Mask which are enriched with active botanicals and concentrated essence. These soothing eye masks nourish the delicate eye area and contain gold to help accelerate the rejuvenation process, fight fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

Since launching, the Klairs Fundamental Nourishing Eye Butter has been so popular – and for good reason. This beautiful textured eye cream is great for those wanting to brighten and nourish the sensitive under eye area. No frills, just super effective skincare!

Still overwhelmed? You can also purchase a Beauty & Seoul gift card here and let your loved one choose their own products!

December 07, 2019 — Maree Kinder

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