24 of the best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2022

It's that time again! Our beauty team edits the best beauty advent calendars in makeup, skincare, body, and hair for 2022

Three of the best beauty advent calendars by charlotte tilbury, l'occitane, jo malone
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As we leave summer behind, the best beauty advent calendars are already arriving, with brands like Jo Malone London, YSL Beauty, and Lush offering impressive bundles that are sure to spark joy in the lead-up to Christmas.

The beauty industry really starts coming to life at this time of year, with luxury launches and ultra-desirable gift options. And like any advent calendars, beauty advent calendars are the gift that keeps on giving. They make each December morning that little bit merrier with a must-have beauty surprise. Whether you are looking for beauty gift ideas, treating yourself, or sharing with the family, a beauty advent calendar is a great way to stock up on products you love or experiment with new finds.

Despite what you might think, it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. In fact, many brands have opened their advent calendar waitlists to anticipate their usual Christmas rush. But don't panic, we've done the hard work for you with this list of all the best beauty advent calendars available to shop now, or on pre-order for Christmas 2022.

The best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2022

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022


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1. Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £245/$280
2022 Calendar available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Luxury Feel
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Excellent Value
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Chance to try industry favorites

Few things are more fabulous for a beauty fan than strolling through Liberty London's beauty hall, and this advent calendar feels exactly like that, from the comfort of your own home. It exudes a luxury feel and is bursting with over $1,100/£1,000 worth of the 30 most sought-after goodies the department store has to offer. Expect to find industry favorites from luxe brands like MZ skin, Larry King Hair Care, and Rose Inc - you can't go wrong with this one.

The Body Shop Box of Wishes & Wonders Ultimate Advent Calendar

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2. The Body Shop Box of Wishes & Wonders Ultimate Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £45/ $51
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Contains full-sized favorites.
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Made with Community Fair Trade recycled plastic
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Supports the Body Shop's global partners in India with fair working prices and improved conditions.
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Exciting paper pop-ups.

Nothing says Christmas like a body shop gift set, and this advent calendar has you covered head to toe. From shampoo and pillow mists to body scrubs and beauty tools, you can expect to find some full-sized best sellers alongside some unseen newbies. Much like opting for refillable makeup, this advent calendar is one way you can make more conscious choices this Christmas, thanks to its contents being made with Community Fair Trade recycled plastic. The most heartwarming part is the act of kindness cards you'll find inside - so you can share some Christmas joy with your friends, family, and community. 

LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar 2022

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3. Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £95/ $120
2022 Calendar Available: Available for pre-order
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Wide range of products
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Excellent Value 
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Great for discovering new brands

We didn't think the Lookfantastic calendar could get much better than last year, but it's fair to say they proved us wrong. Boasting its highest-ever value of over $550/£500, this calendar equips you with all the makeup you need to make the festive season even merrier. It is the perfect gift for any beauty lover or a lovely Christmas gift to self. We advise you to act fast with this one because these calendars are known to sell out (and fast) 

Molton Brown Advent Calendar

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4. Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £195/ $224
2022 Calendar Available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Festive packaging
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Luxury feel 
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Great for all ages and interests

Molton Brown is best known for two things: offering some of the best gentle hand washes in the 'biz and consistently creating giftable beauty products that you really can't go wrong with. This festive countdown is classic, nostalgic, and full of body products such as their hero shower gels and lotions. It is beautifully embossed with a gold foiled winter wreath and delights the senses with the brand's divine-smelling fragrances.

Lush Advent Calendar

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5. Lush Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £185/ $213
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Box can be used as storage
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Perfect for teenagers
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They nailed the Christmas theme

This vibrant option is Christmas spirit in a box. Filled with 25 of Lush's joy-sparking products from skincare to bath bombs plus a few limited edition seasonal treats, it is the perfect way to welcome Christmas cheer. Ideal for gifting or for saving for yourself, it holds the secret to the best bubble bath. Its colorful box was designed by ARTHOUSE Unlimited and can be re-used to store your best bath and body products all year round.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

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6. YSL Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £220/ $254
2022 Calendar Available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K.

Reasons to buy

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Wow-factor packaging
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Brand favorites included
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Perfect for a makeup lover

Taking the countdown to Christmas to the next level is this oh-so-chic option. It quite literally contains every beauty lover's dreams, like the best red lipstick in a perfect suits-all shade and Black Opium, one of the best perfumes for women of recent years. We were especially excited to see that it includes the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, which like the YSL Touche Eclat High Cover, is a must-have in everyone's makeup bag. They do say Christmas is the time for indulging, right?

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2022

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7. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £335/ $386
2022 Calendar Available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Great way to explore the brand's iconic scents
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Reusable box
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An extra gift for Christmas Day

Fans of Jo Malone London will be pleased to hear that this year's calendar comes packed with 25 treats as opposed to the usual 24, thus making Christmas day extra special. From candle minis to a full 30ml size long-lasting perfume, you can explore the brand's iconic fragrances all winter long. The box can also be reused as a jewelry box or to store other Christmas gifts. Gorgeous!

Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars Advent Calendar

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8. Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £150/ $170
2022 Calendar Available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K. and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Selection of the brand's best sellers
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Five full-sized products
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Eye-catching design

Charlotte Tilbury has long been recognized as the Queen of Christmas, and this year they did not disappoint. Behind 12 jewel-handled doors, you will find a beauty-must have you are sure to use. From Charlotte's Magic Cream - the perfect base for glow makeup looks, plus the Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray that the industry loves -  this is packed with treats for any beauty lover. 

L'Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

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9. L'Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £165
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Reusable calendar made from 100% recycled cotton
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Varied scents range
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Selection of the brand's most-loved products

French beauty brand L'Occitane has always delivered gorgeously giftable products, from potent skincare to the best hand creams for the winter months. This year, their iconic shea butter blend is amongst other dreamy fragrances like néroli & orchidée, lavender, and almond. The calendar itself is made from cotton and is reusable for years to come. Plus, if you purchased their reusable calendar last year, you can buy the refills separately to stock it up again.

Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

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10. Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £245/ $310
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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21 full-sized products
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Luxury brands included
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Excellent value

When you think of Christmas, we bet Fortnum's beauty hall comes to mind. This show-stopping calendar is worth over $850/£800 and includes 25 luxury skincare, haircare, bath, and body treats. With 21 full-sized products, four deluxe and three travel-sized samples, the set explores well-being wonders from ESPA, Aromatherapy Associates, Acqua di Parma and more. 

Soap & Glory 24 Days To Treat Yule-Self Advent Calendar

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11. Soap & Glory 24 Days To Treat Yule-Self Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £45/ $52
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Products for the whole body
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Perfect for gifting 
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Pocket-friendly price

Soap & Glory never disappoint when it comes to Christmas gifting, and this year have dedicated their treats to the art of self-care. The calendar contains 24 products to create the ultimate pampering routine for the winter season. From tropical blends to spa-like moments, there are gifts to match every mood. We won't judge if you open all of these at once.

Kiehl's Holiday Advent Calendar 2022

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12. Kiehl's Holiday Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £99/ $114
2022 Calendar Available: Launching 14th September
Kiehl's: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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All skincare needs in one place
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Unique design 
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Perfect for sharing

This impressive calendar from Kiehl's equips you with all the tools you need to level up any skincare routine. The unique design was created by London and Cape Town-based animation studio, Made by Radio and houses 24 surprise formulas, including the brand's most loved cleansers, face masks, facial, serums, moisturizers and more.

Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Conscious Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

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13. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Conscious Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £55/ $64
2022 Calendar Available: Waiting list open
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Excellent Value
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Conscious Beauty
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Perfect for gifting

Holland & Barret have really upped their beauty game this year and have even launched their own skincare brand, Pip & Pod. You'll be able to find Pip & Pod's Dragon Fruit Face Mask alongside other goodies from Q+A and Vitaskin that cover all of this year's major skincare trends. Lovers of natural ingredients and clean beauty will be spoilt for choice with the product range in this one.

Jo Loves The Magic of Christmas Advent Calendar

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14. Jo Loves The Magic of Christmas Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £335/ $385
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Christmas inspired scents
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Sentimental design 
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Surprise on Christmas Day

This is by far the most sentimental calendar we've come across this year, and the card-stacked design is no coincidence. This curated countdown is inspired by Jo’s fondest childhood memories where she recalls playing Magician’s Assistant in line with her father's passion for magic. The treats explore the magical scents of the season, like Christmas trees, gingerbread, and the brand's latest fragrance launch golden gardenia. There is even a special surprise on Christmas day, but like all magic tricks, we will keep that a secret.

Avon 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

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15. Avon 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £65/ £75
2022 Calendar Available: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Wide range of products 
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11 full sized products
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Hard-working formulas

Those in the know swear by Avon's cult skincare and makeup buys. If a product from Avon has made its way to your Christmas wish list, this calendar will cover all of your beauty needs. From makeup must-haves to skincare savors, it delivers your daily dose of beauty for the lead-up to Christmas with 11 full-sized brand favorites alongside 13 minis to explore. 

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

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16. M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

RRP: £40
2022 Calendar Available: Launching 27th October 2022
Regions: U.K.

Reasons to buy

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Pocket-friendly price
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Packaging can be reused for makeup storage
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Includes a wide range of brands

Calling all M&S shoppers, this one's for you. Its contents are worth over £800 but the calendar is priced at just £40 when you spend £30 in-store or online on clothing, home, or beauty. It includes an exciting mix of M&S' own brands like Autograph and Apothecary alongside industry favorites from Philip Kingsley, Origins, Clinique, and more. Perfect for a gift or to add to your shop to treat yourself. Plus, its sturdy design means it could double up as one of your best makeup organizers.

Benefit Sincerely Yours Beauty Holiday 2022 Advent Calendar

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17. Benefit Sincerely Yours Beauty Holiday 2022 Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £59.50/ $69
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K.

Reasons to buy

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Contains brand favorites
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Perfect for makeup lovers 
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Postcard included if you sending as a gift

This colorful calendar from quirky brand Benefit is definitely one of the best beauty advent calendars for anyone who loves trying out makeup trends. Achieve fluffy brows with the brand's best eyebrow pencil or ace your base with pore-perfecting primers. In short, this set will totally restock any makeup afficionado's makeup bag just in time for the festive season.

Liz Earle 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

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18. Liz Earle 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £65/ $75
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K.

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful winter design
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Ideal for skincare lovers
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Great way to try the brand

Every skincare lover has come across Liz Earle at least once. And if you haven't, then take this as your chance to discover the brand yourself. This set includes three varieties of the brand's best cleansers, like their Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, a w&h award-winning formula with an iconic reputation. Expect to find nine other skincare heroes inside.

OTO Rituals Calendar

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19. OTO Rituals Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £299/ $350
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Can be shared with the whole family
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Luxury products
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Perfect to help you relax before the festive period

Know someone who deserves a moment to relax? This calendar ensures a restful lead-up to Christmas as it takes you on a blissful 12-day journey. Whether you’re treating yourself, gifting a deserving loved one, or sharing it with family at home, you can expect to feel transformed after exploring the brand's best CBD products, including serums, balms, creams, and oils, as well as enjoying bedtime essentials, including pillow sprays and a silky eye mask. It is the perfect way to reset, just in time for Christmas.

Oskia The 12 Days Calendar

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20. Oskia The 12 Days Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £170/ $196
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Great for skincare lovers
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Vegan leather vanity case
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100% recyclable features in the design

Oskia Skincare is best known for its nutrient-led formulas, which boast incredible skincare results using naturally-derived or natural and bio-identical ingredients.  This advent calendar explores a curated selection of their hero products and new launches to reset your skincare routine. We especially love the luxury leather vanity case that can be re-used and makes this an extra special gift.

Next Premium Beauty Advent Calendar

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21. Next Premium Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £85/ $98
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Variety of products
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Premium brands
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Golden Tickets hidden inside some calendars

This dreamy gift set is sure to grab beauty fans' attention. Behind each door, you can expect mini upgrades to your winter skincare routine from Elemis, Liz Earle, and Estee Lauder, makeup picks from Mac, bareMinerals and By Terry, and haircare from ghd and Aveda. Another Christmas surprise is that golden tickets are hidden away inside some of the calendars, find it and you could win a bundle of luxury hair tools from Cloud Nine including a hair dryer and flat iron. 

NYX Mrs Claus 12 Day Advent Calendar

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22. NYX Cosmetics Mrs Claus 12 Day Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £45/ $65
2022 Calendar Available: Available early October
Regions: U.K and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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Plastic-free packaging
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Perfect for gifting 
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Brand favourites included

This festive treat has everything you need to complete dazzling makeup looks with lip, face, and eye products that are perfect for the festive period. NYX has long provided us with the best products for achieving impressively glossy lips, but we were also thankful to see some of their highly pigmented eye shadow pots that help create the best eyeshadow looks. This is sure to be a winner, whether you are gifting a makeup lover or you simply wish to stock up your makeup bag.

Anthropologie 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar

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23. Anthropologie 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £78 $90
2022 Calendar Available: Launching 7th October
Regions: U.K

Reasons to buy

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Range of brands included
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Great value
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Variety of products

We have all been there, standing at the checkout at Anthropologie stores, being lured by the beauty goodies in the queue. Before you know it, three new beauty items have made their way into your basket. This advent calendar brings the same feeling by gifting some tempting treats from chic brands Bloom & Blossom, Floral Street, Esker & Verden, and many more. It is an excellent way to explore some new brands and give your beauty drawer a seasonal refresh. 

Kate Somerville - 12 Days of Kate Advent Calendar

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24. Kate Somerville - 12 Days of Kate Advent Calendar

Specifications

RRP: £375/ $440
2022 Calendar Available: Yes
Regions: U.K. and U.S.A

Reasons to buy

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High end and luxe 
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Sturdy giftable box
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Will transform your skin

If you are a fan of facialist-to-the-stars Kate Somerville, then you will be excited by this advent calendar. Inside the cute and compact gift box lies iconic fan favorites, cult classics and Kate’s personal choice of products from her expansive skincare range. The KateCeuticals Peel can help protect you from breaking out over winter, and the retinol eye cream could become one of your best eye creams for wrinkles. All wrapped up with a Christmas bow, consider this the countdown to your best ever skin.