Figuring out the right routine for your skin is all about trial and error—which is why a skincare gift set is a great way to get started.
Not only do you get more bang for your buck than if you were to purchase everything individually, but you also get the opportunity to try brands and products that you might not normally splurge on at a higher price point.
Plus, if you stick with moisturizing and brightening kits (and avoid anything to do with acne or wrinkles!), it can also be an ideal self-care gift for any beauty lovers on your list.
Here are this year's best skincare gift sets to give or get.
The Best Skincare Gift Sets of 2020
Dr Roebuck’s Pack Up & Glow Discovery Kit
Dr Roebuck's Pack Up & Glow Discovery Kit gives you three of the brand's bestselling products for glowing, hydrated skin. You get an exfoliating face mask, a nourishing moisturizer (reviewed here), and a dewy face mist (reviewed here)—all made with clean ingredients.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar is skincare heaven—a whopping 21 different products (including two full-sized ones) from the celebrity-loved line. Although it's a serious splurge, the value is more than $1,500!
Glow Recipe Damn Bright
Glow Recipe Damn Bright promises a "glass skin" result from three brightening and hydrating products. There's a gentle gel cleanser, a vitamin C serum, and a sleeping mask with AHAs and hyaluronic acid. The cleanser is part of my fall routine—it's really good!
Indie Lee Discovery Kit
Indie Lee Discovery Kit is an introduction to the most popular products from this natural beauty brand. They include a mild gel cleanser, a hydrating toner mist and a bottle of pure squalane oil, all of which can be used on any skin type. See my in-depth review of all the products here.
Omorovicza Stars Travel Set
Omorovicza Stars Travel Set is a duo of cult favourites from one of the most luxurious (yet cleanly formulated) skincare brands. Prepare to fall in love with the creamy foaming cleanser (which was part of my spring routine) and the super-fine face mist (reviewed here).
The Ordinary The Daily Set
The Ordinary The Daily Set delivers hydration at an affordable price. It features a cream cleanser, a hyaluronic acid serum, and a non-greasy moisturizer that replenishes the skin's naturally-occurring amino acids. See my complete review of this brand here.
Herbivore Balance + Clarify Natural Skincare Mini Collection
Herbivore Balance + Clarify Natural Skincare Mini Collection is an all-natural skincare kit for normal to oily and blemish-prone skin types. You get a balancing toner, a gentle exfoliating serum with five percent fruit acids, a lightweight face oil blend, and a clarifying mask.
The Inkey List The Pore Wonders Set
The Inkey List The Pore Wonders Set is a four-piece kit for oily and acne-prone skin. It contains niacinamide to reduce excess oil, and a BHA to exfoliate dead skin. Squalane gives lightweight hydration, while retinol helps smooth the skin long-term.
Skin Gym Jade Facial Workout Kit
Skin Gym Jade Facial Workout Kit gets a glow going with three jade tools. You get a Gua Sha plus two types of rollers, which can be used to increase circulation, reduce puffiness and relax facial tension.
Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serum Set
Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serum Set improves and strengthens your skin with three expertly formulated serums. There's one to repair the skin barrier, one to soothe and moisturize, and one to decrease pore size for a smoother complexion.
Moon Juice Anti-Gravity Duo Resurface and Plump
Moon Juice Anti-Gravity Duo Resurface and Plump is a pair of smoothing and radiance-boosting products made with clean ingredients. The toner exfoliates with AHAs and brightens with niacinamide, and the jelly-like serum delivers non-greasy hydration.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Natural Brightening Stars
Caudalie Vinoperfect Natural Brightening Stars is a trio of brighteners for dull skin and dark spots. They include an essence, a serum (reviewed here) and a night cream, which contain ingredients like glycolic acid and grapevine sap (said to be more effective than vitamin C!).
Tata Harper Resurfacing Trio
Tata Harper Resurfacing Trio gets you glowing with three of the brand's bestselling natural skincare products. You start with the gentle exfoliating cleanser, and then apply the cult-favourite BHA resurfacing mask (reviewed here). Finish with the serum, which brightens with AHAs and BHAs.
Drunk Elephant Precious Cargo Kit
Drunk Elephant Precious Cargo Kit gives you a five-step skincare routine in a handy travel bag. The star product is the exfoliating AHA-BHA mask; you also get a gel cleanser, moisturizer, eye serum and face oil. I did a full review of this brand here.
Lano Jet Set Travel Essentials
Lano Jet Set Travel Essentials is your skin's "wingman" for long-haul travel. This kit of travel-friendly essentials in TSA-approved sizes includes a hydrating cleanser, a moisturizer and a nourishing leave-on mask. I'm currently using the cleanser as part of my fall routine, and love it!
Foreo Luna Fofo Micro-Foam Cleanser Set
Foreo Luna Fofo Micro-Foam Cleanser Set takes your cleansing routine to the next level. The cleansing brush not only gives you a deeper clean, but also measures your skin's moisture levels and then syncs up with an app to recommend a customized solution. Use it with the sulfate-free cleansing gel, which is suitable for all skin types.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating Regimen Set
SkinCeuticals Hydrating Regimen Set has three powerhouse products for boosting glow and moisture while targeting fine lines and wrinkles. You get the brand's famous vitamin C serum, plus a hydrating serum (reviewed here) and mask with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid.
BeautyBio The Complete Glo
BeautyBio The Complete Glo gives you all you need to get started with microneedling at home. The kit includes the needling tool itself—which is one of my top skincare investments—along with five different attachment heads for targeting the face, eyes, body and lips.
REN Get the Glow
REN Get the Glow is all about boosting radiance, evening out tone and smoothing skin texture. You can make it happen with the AHA toner, vitamin C moisturizer (featuring ascorbyl glucoside), and a once-a-week lactic acid mask.
Dermalogica Be Radiant
Dermalogica Be Radiant promises to reveal your most radiant skin yet, thanks to two products. One is a professional-grade exfoliating peel with lactic acid and pumpkin enzymes. The other is a brightening serum with vitamin C and lactic acid.
Verso Super Serum Series
Verso Super Serum Series is a pair of next-generation retinoid serums to target signs of aging. One is for the face, and the other is for the eyes, and both contain retinyl retinoate—a stable form of vitamin A that is said to be eight times more effective than retinol.
Glossier The Skincare Edit
Glossier The Skincare Edit gives you six of the brand's most popular skincare products in mini sizes, along with an Instagram-friendly pink headband. You get the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce hyaluronic acid serum, Priming Moisturizer Rich, Futuredew oil-serum, and two Balm Dotcom lip balms (reviewed here).
Skinfix #Skinfixme Starter Kit
Skinfix #Skinfixme Starter Kit is a set of six hydrating and healing products for a healthy skin barrier. They include a sulfate-free cleanser, a lip balm, a moisturizer, an anti-redness face mask, a multipurpose skin balm, and a hand cream.
iS Clinical Luxurious Glow Collection
iS Clinical Luxurious Glow Collection is a great way to try a brand that's loved by celebrities and their facialists alike. The trio includes a clarifying face wash, a vitamin C serum, and a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizing cream.
NuFace Trinity Shimmer All Night Set
NuFace Trinity Shimmer All Night Set harnesses the power of microcurrent to firm and tighten your skin. For the same price as the device and gel primer alone, this kit also gives you a new line-smoothing serum and a mirrored compact.
Sephora Favorites 12 Days of Skincare
Sephora Favorites 12 Days of Skincare is a collection of 12 skincare minis to try. There's a toner; acid peel; face cream; night cream; bakuchiol serum; retinol serum; face mask; sleeping mask; two face oils; and two vitamin C serums.
African Botanics Departures Essentials Set
African Botanics Departures Essentials Set is a luxurious seven-piece set inspired by African beauty rituals. Marula oil is the star ingredient in all the products—there's a cleansing oil, cleanser, exfoliator, essence, mask, face oil and skin balm.
First Aid Beauty Fablantis
First Aid Beauty Fablantis is a five-piece set for keeping skin bright, fresh and dewy. Start with the cleanser (reviewed here), followed by the gentle acid pads (reviewed here). Then, seal in moisture with a serum, moisturizer and lip balm.
Susanne Kaufmann Glow Box
Susanne Kaufmann Glow Box is a set of the brand's most popular products for all skin types. They're formulated with clean ingredients, and include the famous hyaluronic acid serum, face mist and glow mask (which brightens with papaya enzymes).
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