Gift sets are an excellent way to give skincare to another – they’re usually stupendously good value and offer snippets of products that the recipient mightn’t have otherwise tried. Here are some of the best sets on the market this year //
For Your Mum / Laura Mercier Infusion De Rose / LM aren’t just brilliant at make-up – they make some great skincare, too. This trio would help the driest of dry skins recover from the ravages of winter.
For Anyone Battling Spots & Ageing Simultaneously/ Murad Beautiful Smooth Skin / Murad really understands how to treat this tricky skin combination. These three are designed to gently slough off dead skin to prevent blockages, help regenerate the surface and, finally, blur anything that looks a bit iffy.
For The Fan Of Organics / Dr. Organic Rose Otto Ultimate Collection / A spectacularly good value set for the face, I can vouch for all six products in this kit being both effective at moisturising and minimising irritation.
For The Teen / Espa The Balancing Collection / I wish someone had bought me this as a teen so I could’ve avoided the horrors of using Clean & Clear in an attempt to ward off spots. The habits this kit will create of cleansing, refreshing and moisturising will set youthful skin in good stead and also hopefully impress the importance of treating skin gently. Bonus points for it smelling good and looking fancy.
For The Tanner / Elemis Glorious Glow / Key in making a fake tan look good is exfoliation. Elemis know this, so have put two exfoliants in this quartet along with their hero tans for the face and body.
For Everyone / Oskia Renaissance Collection / The dream – the cleanser is cult (it’s a morning or second cleanse – you don’t want this stuff wasted on removing make-up), the face mask a whizz at pepping up slightly sad skin, and the hand cream cosseting but not greasy. They all contain Oskia’s hero MSM to ‘feed’ your skin as they soften.