2017 has seen some incredible new beauty products come to market as well as the return of some cult classics. From a lipstick-loving mother to an acne-struck teen, here is our guide to the year’s best-selling beauty products that would sit pretty under any tree.
Twilight Gift Set by Lush (£24.95)
A staple of the high street, Lush’s enormous range of gifting options can be a little overwhelming. As far as we’re concerned, you can’t go far wrong with the Twilight gift set.
Featuring the year’s best-selling Twilight body spray as well as an accompanying body lotion and bath gel, the blend of Lavender and Tonka has received rave reviews for its ability to bring about a restful sleep.
All wrapped up in Lush’s statement cosmic paper, it makes a thoughtful treat for anyone who needs to unwind at the end of a busy year.
Aveeno Skincare Set (£15)
Championed by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Aveeno’s range proves that good skin care doesn’t have to carry a lavish price tag.
Perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin, its formula contains active colloidal oatmeal that helps repair skin and soothes conditions such as eczema and chickenpox.
For £15, the box set includes a body wash, body lotion and hand cream—the perfect trio to combat harsh winter winds, central heating or one too many late nights.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Archive (£85)
Known as one of the UK’s leading beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury has become an expert in creating staple products that work on various skin tones. Their lipstick trio gift set is the perfect capsule collection, bringing together three best-sellers just in time for the festive season.
Featuring "Confession" (nude brown), "Miss Kensington" (rose pink) and "Between The Sheets" (natural flush), all three shades can be worn day to night, with a gentle, nourishing formula that requires minimal reapplication.
Pixi Skintreats Peel and Reveal (£20)
A swift sellout upon its initial release, Pixi Skintreats Peel & Reveal collection is a great introduction into anti-ageing skincare.
The Peel & Polish concentrate loosens skin cells and exfoliates in a process similar to a salon treatment, pairing well with the Glow Tonic exfoliating toner to even out patchy complexions.
For party-dulled skin, the Rose Flash Balm is a must-have—use a thin primer layer under make-up or leave for longer as a thick mask for visible radiance.
Sephora Textured Waves Set ($24)
Beauty lovers rejoiced earlier this year when American favourites Sephora announced that they would be shipping to the UK. Get in on the action by investing in one of their selection boxes—perfect for the friend who’s looking to shake up their beauty routine.
Sephora’s haircare sets, in particular, offer great value for money.
The textured waves kit helps fight frizz and keep dry hair nourished, creating effortless waves that work well on anglo and afro hair types. Best of all, if any products particularly impress, they can be easily reordered in full size from the same website.