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41 best beauty advent calendars of 2023

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  • 25 days, 25 products
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is 3-5 days for £5.95, or same day for £12 if you live in London

Diptyque’s long awaited beauty advent calendar has finally been released and unsurprisingly, it’s mostly packed with candles, although you can also expect eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, solid perfume, shower oil, soap, hand wash and lotion and even a set of holiday decorations. Everything is packaged inside a beautiful box which celebrates the flame.

£390Buy nowPrice atDiptyque

2. Bobbi Brown’s 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar

Currently £156, Bobbi Brown

Best single-brand beauty advent calendar

We like: the inclusion of such a high quality makeup brush

  • 12 days, 12 products worth £264 (saving of £69 at full price)
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is next day for £6.50
  • Our product highlight: Premium Size Vitamin Enriched Face Base

Bobbi Brown’s Advent Calendar contains 12 skincare and make-up products packed with shimmer, perfect for creating day-to-night looks during the holiday season, all housed inside a golden bauble.

Inside you’ll find the Tiktok sensation, the Vitamin Enriched Face Base, along with a full-size Smokey Eye Mascara, one full-size Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick and two deluxe sizes of the same, a lip tint and other bestsellers.

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3. Garnier 12 Days of Maskmas

Currently £19, Boots

Best face mask advent calendar

We like: it’s currently half-price

  • 12 days, 12 products
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is next day for £4.95
  • Our product highlight: Probiotic repairing sheet mask

Garnier has come up with a slightly different beauty advent calendar this year – a 12 day advent calendar filled with 12 different sheet and eye face masks. All face masks are vegan and compostable, so you can tick the sustainability box as well.

The 12 masks include seven of Garnier’s flagship Moisture Bomb masks including a Pomegranate, Chamomile, Lavender, Sakura, Green Tea, Vitamin C and a Night-Time mask, as well as a Probiotic Repairing Sheet Mask, Cocount Milky Sheet Mask, and Orange Juice, Coconut and Probiotic Repairing Eye Masks.

£19Buy nowPrice atBoots

4. OTO Wellness Christmas Advent Calendar

Currently £224.25, OTO

Best CBD oil advent calendar

We like: there’s a product for every situation, whether you’re focused or stressed

  • 12 days, 12 products
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is next day for free
  • Our product highlight: OTO Sleep Drops

Give the gift of sleep and relaxation with this calendar including 12 products from OTO Wellness combining optimum strength CBD with high quality essential oils and botanical extracts to destress and induce blissful beauty sleep and glowing skin.

With a saving of £201 (the contents are valued at £500) you’ll get a full sized bottle of Oto’s Sleep Drops along with a pillow mist, three skincare heroes, Hand Balm, Exfoliating Cleansing Jam and our beauty editor’s favourite Sleep Soundly Bath & Body Oil, as well as their 7-Day Glow Treatment, The Ultimate Balm. Power Drops, and Balance Roll On. Expect the recipient to emerge anew.

£224.25Buy nowPrice atOto

5. Dior Le 30 Montagne Advent Calendar

£570, Dior

Best designer beauty advent calendar

We like: the sweet tiny bottles

  • 24 days, 24 products
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is next day for free
  • Our product highlight: J’adore Eau de Parfum 5ml

The House of Dior has created this inviting 24-doored advent calendar with a tiny creation every day up until Christmas Eve. Each travel product still comes presented in it iconic packaging – a minuscule teardrop for the 5ml J’adore Eau de Parfum, a gift-wrapped bottle for the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum and sleek black and silver lipstick cases for the three shades. Just be aware that each product is small, considering the calendar costs more than £500, although there’s a bigger surprise on Christmas Eve.

£570Buy nowPrice atDior

6. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar

£450, Dr. Barbara Sturm

Best scientifically-backed beauty advent calendar

We like: you feel like you can trust the ingredients

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £1,118 (saving of £668)
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is 1-2 days for £15
  • Our product highlight: Glow drops, 30ml

Dr. Barbara Sturm is a brand loved by our beauty editors for its scientific approach to skincare – the founder and namesake is a doctor herself who specialises in orthopaedics and inflammation. Though not cheap, this calendar is worth £1,118 and includes the brand’s bestselling products in deluxe and full sizes, including Hyaluronic Serum, Glow Drops, Calming Serum and Face Mask, as well as new products including Make-Up Remover and Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream.

£450Buy nowPrice atDr. Barbara Sturm


Beauty advent calendars we loved (but have sold out)

1. Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets

£160, Charlotte Tilbury

Best make-up advent calendar

We like: the mini setting spray is perfect for travelling

  • 12 days, 12 products
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir (full size)

Despite only launching in 2013, Charlotte Tilbury has hit stratospheric levels of success and the beauty advent calendar had more Google searches than any. It’s a good job the contents lived up to expectations.

Inside were full sizes of the Magic Lip Oil and Hot Lips 2 Lipstick in the shade Glowing Gen, plus travel sizes of the Magic Cream, Magic Serum, Collagen Lip Bath, Pillow Talk Mascara and Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, to name a few.

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2. Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar

£250, Liberty London

Best multi-brand beauty advent calendar

We like: the beautiful box, illustrated by artist Clym Evernden

  • 25 days, 29 products worth £1,043 (saving of £793)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £7.50
  • Our product highlight: 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask (6ml)

Last year’s Liberty London beauty advent calendar was the brand’s fastest selling product in its 147 years. The 2023 calendar has already followed suit by selling out. Liberty’s beauty advent calendars are known for their excellent value, often containing products worth four to five times more than the price.

This year’s products included Augustinus Bader’s The Cream, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream, Le Labo Rose 31 Liquid Balm, Larry King Hair Oil plus a mystery new Liberty product.

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3. Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

£250, Harrods

Best luxury beauty advent calendar

We like: every day of advent is a taste of Harrods’ beauty hall

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £1,173 (saving of £923)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £12
  • Our product highlight: Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

Housed in its iconic moss green, Harrods’ beauty calendar will make the most luxurious gift and festive centrepiece in the run up to this year’s big day, although it’s unfortunately sold out now.

Its 25 gifts included the Hyaluronic Serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm, Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, Living Proof Advanced Dry Shampoo, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink and lots more. Harrods is also selling a Fragrance Advent Calendar.

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4. The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar

£175, The White Company

Best beauty advent calendar to buy as a gift

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £273 (saving of £98)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £7.95
  • Our product highlight: Winter Signature Candle (140g)

The White Company brand is becoming pretty synonymous with Christmas and this year’s beauty advent calendar was stuffed full of signature goodies. The White Company superfans will have spotted four of the same products as last year: a Winter Signature Candle, Pomegranate Body Lotion, Wild Mint Hand Wash and Spa Restore Shower Gel.

Also inside were 21 new products to the calendar, including a Fir Tree Mini Home Spray, Tuberose and Cashmere Shower Gel, Lime and Bay Hand Bag Cream and Sea Salt Hand Wash. It’ll set you up for the whole year to come.

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5. Boots 24 Days of Premium Beauty Treats Christmas Advent Calendar

£99, Boots

Best priced premium beauty advent calendar

We like: big brands for less than £100

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £467.91 (saving of £368.91)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £4.95
  • Our product highlight: REN Evercalm Barrier Support Elixir

For the first time ever, Boots branched into the world of premium multi-brand advent calendars and the debut does not disappoint. For just £99, one of the cheaper options on this list, you could find the likes of Lancome, Huda Beauty, Drunk Elephant and Urban Decay behind 24 doors.

An impressive 14 of the products were full sized, including a Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick, KVD Beauty Dazzle Eyeshadow Stick, REN Evercalm Barrier Support Elixir, NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencil, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and the new kid on the block, BYOMA Clarifying Serum.

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6. Jo Malone Advent Calendar

£350, Jo Malone

Best fragrance advent calendar

We like: the chance to try so many different Jo Malone scents

  • 25 days, 25 products
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for free on orders over £150
  • Our product highlight: Myrrh and Tonka Cologne Intense

This year, Jo Malone London’s 25-drawer calendar was housed in an elegant gingerbread inspired case and was filled with miniature colognes, travel candles, bath and body products and one 30ml cologne.

Products included Myrrh and Tonka Cologne Intense, Blackberry and Bay Hand Cream, Wood Sage and Sea Salt Body and Hand Wash, Ginger Biscuit Cologne and an English Pear and Freesia Body Creme, among lots more.

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7. M&S Beauty Advent Calendar

£45 when you spend £35 on Clothing, Home or Beauty, M&S

Best budget beauty advent calendar

We like: the spending ploy

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £340 (saving of £295)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.99
  • Our product highlight: REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel

Marks and Spencer’s advent offering showed you didn’t need to burn the Christmas budget all in one go. Thanks to the ‘spend £35, buy the calendar for £45’ deal, you could do the Christmas shopping for everyone on your list, whether online and in store, and reward yourself with your very own calendar.

Its 25 gifts included Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Boosting Restore Conditioner, L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel, Benefit’s Roller Lash Curling Mascara, REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel and Clinique Moisture Surge.

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8. Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

£260, Fortnum & Mason

Best beauty advent calendar for products

We like: not just skincare and make-up, also a make-up bag, brushes, hair bobbles and an eye mask

  • 25 days, 30 products worth more than £1,020 (saving of £760)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £9.95
  • Our product highlight: ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud Mask (180ml)

This was only the fifth beauty advent calendar from the 315 year-old department store, but it led the pack. Their 30-product calendar is sadly already sold out, but it was worth almost £800 more than what you pay, thanks to each product being full-sized.

It has one of the best ranges of any we’ve seen yet, with skincare, haircare, fragrance, home accessories, a makeup bag and eye mask. The curated selection includes Aromatherapy Associates Revive Bath and Shower Oil, Acqua Di Parma shower gel and body lotion, a Delilah Travel Brush Set and a Fortnum & Mason Votive Candle.

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9. Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar

£99, Look Fantastic

Best beauty advent calendar under £100

We like: so many of the products are full-size

  • 25 days, 27 products worth £565 (saving of £466)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: ICONIC London Day to Slay Eyeshadow Palette

Last year, we considered the Look Fantastic beauty advent calendar to be the best value out there and this year their (now sold out) advent calendar. topped it. Products this year were worth £565, despite it being one of the few beauty advent calendars to cost less than £100.

Inside were 27, yes, 27 products from Look Fantastic’s most luxurious brands including NARS, M.A.C and Elemis. The collection included 12 full sizes – Avant Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream worth £97 and an ICONIC London Day to Slay Palette, worth £45. Medik8’s Surface Radiance Cleanse Serum and Coco & Eve’s Like A Virgin Hair Masque are other highlights.

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10. Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar

£189, Sephora

Best beauty advent calendar for selection

We like: they managed to squeeze 36 products into 25 days

  • 25 days, 36 products worth £1,045 (saving of £856)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £4.95
  • Our product highlight: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

Sephora debuted its advent calendar in the UK last year with all own brand full-sized products. After opening its first physical store in the UK in March this year, Sephora expanded its advent calendar to be a multi-brand product, filled with 36 products, 23 of which were full-sized.

Inside you could find Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream, Rare Beauty Liquid Liner, Elemis Cleansing Balm, Rose Inc Satin Lip Colour, Floral Street Perfume and Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial, plus lots more. Delightfully, Sephora even managed to keep the price under £200.

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11. Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

£220, Selfridges

Best beauty advent calendar for products across the board

We like: the edit feels very hand-picked

  • 25 days, 32 products worth £1,094 (saving of £874)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £8.95
  • Our product highlight: Penhaligon’s Halfeti eau de parfum (mini)

Including over 16 full sized editor-approved products and 32 overall, Selfridges’ 2023 calendar allowed you to delve into its famous beauty hall in your bathroom and beyond.

Among the 32 gifts were REFY Brow Sculpt, Gisou Hair Fragrance, Penhaligon’s Halfeti eau de parfum, 111SKIN Rose Quartz Liquid Mask, Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray and Sam McKnight Conditioner.

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12. Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar

£235, Space NK

Best beauty advent calendar for trying new brands

We like: every product is from a luxury brand

  • 25 days, 33 products worth £1,008 (saving of £770)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5
  • Our product highlight: Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask

This year’s curated collection offered everything Space NK is known for: products from Paula’s Choice, Summer Fridays, Olaplex and Necessaire. It was worth an impressive £1,008, making it one of the best value options on this list.

Inside you could find a Milk Hydrogrip Primer, 111 Skin Eye Masks, Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser, JVN Instant Recovery Serum, a Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask, a Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist and more.

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13. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

£195, John Lewis

Best beauty advent calendar with prizes

We like: the amount of heritage, trusted brands

  • 25 days, 31 products worth £951.42 (saving of £756.42)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £7.50
  • Our product highlight: Sunday Riley Good Genes

All the big names, with all the best products. John Lewis rounded up the best of its beauty department with a familiar edit of full size and deluxe bestsellers along with a few new entries to warmly welcome the festive season.

Its 31 gifts included Philip Kingsley’s Body Building Shampoo and Conditioner, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, a Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette, Living Proof Triple Bond Complex, Clarins Eau Extraordinaire, Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Marine Cream and Sunday Riley Good Genes.

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14. Elemis Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar

£189, Elemis

Best skincare advent calendar

We like: the nutrient-packed formulas behind each product

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £551 (saving of £362)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next working day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (50ml)

Elemis returned with another 25-product skincare beauty advent calendar. This year there was a twist: 15 calendars sold also included a golden ticket with a voucher code for £1,000 to spend at Elemis.

To put the value of Elemis’ 2023 beauty advent calendar into context, it contained a full-size 50ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which is worth £89 alone. Also included was a 20g Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, a Pro-Collagen Glow Boost Exfoliator and a Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser.

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15. Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar

£250, Harvey Nichols

Best high-end beauty advent calendar

We like: there were a whole 45 products inside

  • 25 days, 45 products worth £1,300 (saving of £1,050 if you include the treatment vouchers)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £8
  • Our product highlight: Radial Vitamin C Drops

Harvey Nichols’ advent calendar contained an entire 45 items from 35 brands, making it the best value buy on this list – based on saving. It’s obviously still quite an outlay, at £250, though that’s far from unusual in the world of beauty calendars.

Inside was a Maison Francis Kurkdijan 724 Eau de Parfum, MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Gold Eye Mask, Radial Vitamin C Drops, Sisley Express Treatment, Slip scrunchies, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream and treatment vouchers, to name just a few.

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16. LUSH Advent Calendar

£195, LUSH

Best bath and body beauty advent calendar

We like: it’s so bright and colourful

  • 25 days, 25 products
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next working day for £6.95
  • Our product highlight: Snow Fairy Shower Gel (100ml)

LUSH’s beauty advent calendar was filled with 25 vegan products. The box was designed by Andre Williams, an illustrator known for retro typography. Inside were the usual suspects from LUSH’s line-up: bath bombs galore, shower gels, bubble bars and body scrubs.

To get you in the Christmassy mood, you could find the iconic Snow Fairy shower gel, Strawberry Santa foaming shower wash, Snow Angel bath melt and even a Christmas Eve scented candle.

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17. The Body Shop The Advent Calendar of Wonders

£95, The Body Shop

Best beauty advent calendar for stocking up

We like: it’s full of staples for your face, body and hair

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £173.50 (saving of £78.50)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next working day for £4.99
  • Our product highlight: Shea Hand Balm (30ml)

The Body Shop’s advent calendars are always popular and this year they sold three. This Advent Calendar of Wonders was the midrange option. It was packed with 25 own brand products inside a stylish three-layered box.

Inside was the Camomile Cleansing Butter, Aloe Calm Hydrating Sheet Mask, Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask and Shea Body Butter, among others.

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18. ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar

£90, ASOS

Best affordable beauty advent calendar

We like: ASOS often has a discount code you can use to buy the calendar

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £397 (saving of £307)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser

ASOS’s calendar was packed with all the beauty goodies a loved one would need for an indulgent night-in – including hydrating creams, intensive hair treatments and a few products to replenish the make-up bag too.

The 25 gifts included a Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser, NEOM travel candle and a full size Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Eyeshadow Palette on the 25th day.

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19. Fresh Advent Calendar

£298, Fresh

Best clean beauty advent calendar

We like: each product is beautifully packaged

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £387 (saving of £89)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was five working days for free on orders over £30
  • Our product highlight: Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh began as a little apothecary shop in Boston and is now owned by LVMH, the French luxury goods company responsible for Louis Vuitton. So you can expect quality and a price to match. But Fresh’s advent calendar was worth around £387, so there’s a definite saving to be made.

Inside was a Sugar Lip Treatment in Papaya, Soy Face Cleanser, Floral Recovery Calming Mask, Rose Face Mask, Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, a Recovery Lip Mask and more.

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20. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

£225, Cult Beauty

Best beauty advent calendar for number of products

We like: there’s more than one product inside most drawers

  • 25 days, 39 products worth more £1,084 (saving of £859)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: AMIKA Deluxe Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Leave-In Conditioner

Having released three showstopping sold out calendars in previous years – now four, Cult Beauty has yet to disappoint. This year’s set included 39 beauty expert-approved products (including 20 full sizes) and on day 25 there were no fewer than seven beauty products, for the ultimate Christmas pamper day.

The 39 gifts include a Jo Loves Roasted Chestnuts candle, Paula’s Choice Clear Cleanser, bareMinerals Mineralist Gloss Balm, a Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick and a Verden Herbanum Bath Oil.

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21. ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar

£175, ESPA

Best beauty advent calendar for a spa-like experience

We like: the clean white packaging

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £418 (saving of £243)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: Nourishing Lip Treatment

ESPA’s 2023 beauty advent calendar was full of all the holistic and aromatherapy products the brand is known for – designed to bring the spa experience home. If you’re a bath a day kind of person, this is the advent calendar for you.

Inside were cleansers, creams and essential oils in the form of Positivity Pulse Point Oil, Nourishing Lip Treatment, Depuff and Sooth Eye Gel, SOS Skin Clearing Serum and more, with 25 products in total.

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22. Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar

£450, Selfridges

Best luxury fragrance advent calendar

We like: the scent of Italy at Christmas

  • 25 days, 25 products
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was within five days for free
  • Our product highlight: Bosco candle

Acqua di Parma’s beauty advent calendar was hotly anticipated each year. Inside were 25 handcrafted Italian inspired fragrances behind 25 doors, for each day of advent and Christmas day.

You could find the Colonia eau de cologne, Signatures Lily of the Valley and Fico di Amalfi eau de toilette as well as candles, shower gels, lotions and soaps.

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23. No. 7 Advent Calendar

£54.95, Boots

Best beauty advent calendar for sensitive skin

We like: the inclusion of limited edition products

  • Products worth £213
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £4.95
  • Our product highlight: No7 Skin Illuminator 30ml

No. 7 has had quite a year after its Future Renew range had people queueing out of Boots doors off the back of promising to replace botox. In 2022 the No. 7 calendar was Boots’ bestselling advent calendar and this year the brand launched three separate calendars depending on your skin’s needs: Protect and Perfect, Lift and Luminate and Restore and Renew, based on No. 7’s three hero franchises.

Each contained 11 deluxe minis, 14 full size products and new limited edition products. Inside the Restore and Renew calendar, pictured above, was the Skin Illuminator, Lip Glaze, Retinol, Body Wash, Eye Cream, Night Cream and more.

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24. GLOSSYBOX Feel The Magic Advent Calendar

£80, GLOSSYBOX

Best beauty advent calendar for range of products

We like: surprisingly luxury brands for the low price

  • 24 days, 28 products worth £473 (saving of £393)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was two to three days for free
  • Our product highlight: Floral Street Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum

Beauty subscription service GLOSSYBOX works with more than 100 brands globally, so it’s no surprise its beauty advent calendar for 2023 was full of cult classics. This year’s calendar was packed with 28 products with luxury brands including Medik8, Color Wow and Floral Street.

Highlights included a Floral Street Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum, ICONIC London Triple Threat Mascara, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rituals’ The Ritual of Sakura Candle. It’s worth considering that the advent calendar was £10 cheaper for subscribers.

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25. Flannels Beauty Advent Calendar

£170, Flannels

Best beauty advent cracker

We like: the fresh take on the beauty advent calendar

  • 17 products worth more than £600 (more than £430 saving)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £11.99
  • Our product highlight: Moncler perfume

The Flannels Beauty Advent Calendar was a large multi-brand cracker-shaped bundle featuring 17 full size and travel products worth more than £600. Inside was the Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, a pack of Slip scrunchies, Moncler perfume, The Inkey List’s Oat Cleansing Balm and Medik8 Press and Glow.

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26. MAC Frosted Frenzy Advent Calendar

£170, MAC

Best beauty advent calendar for full-size products

We like: 21 out of 24 of the products are full-sized

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £487 (saving of £317)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £6.50
  • Our product highlight: MACStack Mascara

MAC’s advent calendar this year was bursting with surprises. There were both familiar favourites and impressive newness for all the contours of the face.

Its 21 full-sized gifts included five lipsticks, two lip pencils, three eyeshadow pots and two Mac LipGlasses. The advent calendar was sold on Look Fantastic, Brown Thomas and Selfridges as well as MAC’s website.

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27. 12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar

£60, Liz Earle

Best budget skincare advent calendar

We like: it includes all the classics, like the Hot Cloth Cleanser

  • 12 days, 12 products worth £168.50 (saving of £93.50 at full price)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was up to four working days for £5.25
  • Our product highlight: Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml)

A great purchase for yourself, your mum or grandma, Liz Earle’s advent calendar had a selection of 12 full size and travel sized products. It included the famous Cleanse and Polish cleanser, a rich and nourishing cream containing chamomile and rosemary.

Also inside were full sizes of the Cleanse and Glow Transforming Gel Cleanser, Orange Flower Botanical Wash, Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster and a Hydrating Cream Mask. Travel sizes included eye lotion, night cream and hand cream.

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28. Sisley Paris Advent Calendar

£476, Sisley Paris

Best French beauty advent calendar

We like: the creative design of the box

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £830 (saving of £235 at full price)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day on orders over £100 for free
  • Our product highlight: Pocket Mirror

French skincare, haircare and perfume brand Sisley Paris launched its first beauty advent calendar this year inside a collector’s case. Each drawer was decorated with a collage taken from Sisley founder Isabelle d’Ornano’s hand-embroidered cushions.

Among the 25 products you could find a Black Rose Cream Mask, Revitalising Volumising Shampoo, a Pocket Mirror, Revitalising Fortifying Serum and a Phyto-Lip Twist.

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29. Neal’s Yard Remedies 12 Days of Beauty and Wellbeing Calendar

£95, Neal’s Yard Remedies

Best vegan beauty advent calendar

We like: most of the products were full-sized

  • 12 days, 12 products worth more than £180 (saving of £85)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £6.99
  • Our product highlight: Goodnight Pillow Mist

Packaged in a keepsake box, Neal’s Yard’s 2023 beauty advent calendar was packed with seven full-size products and five minis. Inside you could find bestsellers like the Goodnight Pillow Mist and Geranium and Orange Hand Cream as well as a Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Booster. As ever, all ingredients were natural and sustainably sourced.

Even better, anyone who bought last year’s Neal’s Yard’s beauty advent calendar could buy a cheaper refill version for £89. Instead of receiving the products inside the box, you’d just receive the products in individually wrapped and numbered boxes, so you’d still have one to open per day.

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30. Cowshed Winter Advent Calendar

£150, Cowshed

Best beauty advent calendar for stocking fillers

We like: the excellent accessories – a body mitt, button gua sha, eye mask and scrunchie

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £180 (saving of £30)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £12
  • Our product highlight: Rejuvenate Day Cream

Cowshed’s Advent Calendar was packed with skincare essentials to take you from morning to night. Whether it’s the Essential Daily Moisturiser, Rejuvenate Day Cream or Relax Candle, there was everything you needed for gifting, stocking fillers and overnight stays.

Everything was presented in a hand-illustrated advent box inspired by the winter greenery of the Walled Garden at Babington House.

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31. Jo Loves Advent Calendar by Jo Malone CBE

£365, Jo Loves

Best Christmassy beauty advent calendar

We like: there are so many Christmassy scents inside, like a Roasted Chestnuts Candle

  • 25 days, 25 products worth £580 (saving of £215)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £7.50
  • Our product highlight: Lime and Bergamot Fragrance (10ml)

A piece of Jo Malone every day throughout December? Yes please. Packed with home fragrance, perfumes and body mists, the Jo Loves 2023 calendar came packaged inside a giant bauble designed by Warner House. You could also find five exclusive Jo Malone x Warner House baubles inside.

The 25 fragrant treats included the Christmas Trees Candle, Roasted Chestnuts Candle, Lime and Bergamot Fragrance 10ml, Pomelo Fragrance 10ml and Fig Hair Mist.

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32. L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

£180, L’Occitane

Best reusable beauty advent calendar

We like: you can keep the fabric calendar and just refill the pockets next year

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £230.50 (saving of £50.50)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £5.95
  • Our product highlight: Verbena Eau de Toilette (mini)

L’Occitane sold three main advent calendars this year, at three different price points. The advent calendar pictured above is the Reusable Advent Calendar, which came in a refillable calendar. Those who bought the calendar last year could buy a refill set for a £60 discount at £120 and refill it themselves.

Inside you could find the Herbae par L’Occitane Eau de Parfum, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Verveine Shower Oil and Lavande Foaming Bath, among others.

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33. Next 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

£80, Next

Best highstreet beauty advent calendar

We like: the unexpected amount of top brands

  • 25 days, 25 products worth more than £355 (saving of £260 at full price)
  • Available to buy now
  • Quickest delivery is next day for £4.95
  • Our product highlight: Bobbi Brown Longwear Shadow Stick

Don’t dismiss Next as a highstreet offering – almost every item in its 2023 beauty advent calendar is from a luxury beauty brand. Inside are 25 products worth £355 and it’s only the second on this list to cost less than £100. It’s worth noting that most products are travel sized, rather than full-size, although I still think it’s excellent value.

The products include a Bobbi Brown Longwear Shadow Stick, Living Proof Shampoo, Clarins Lip Perfector, Ren Cleanser and L’Occitane Hand Cream. Next will also sell a 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar this year, for men.

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34. Molton Brown Advent Calendar

£210, Molton Brown

Best recycled beauty advent calendar

We like: the beautiful gold-foiled box makes opening each drawer a luxurious experience

  • 24 days, 24 products worth £310 (saving of £100 at full price)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £7.95
  • Our product highlight: anything Orange and Bergamot

A favourite of the late Queen, Molton Brown is known for its luxurious bath and body products. The calendar box for 2023 used 100 per cent recycled materials while the ribbon was made from 70 per cent recycled ribbon.

This year’s advent calendar included classic scents like Orange and Bergamot, Re-charge Black Pepper and Heavenly Gingerlily along with deluxe sizes of the brand new Mandarin and Spice collection.

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35. Fenwick 12 Days of Beauty

£165, Fenwick

Best department store beauty advent calendar

We like: the mixture of heritage and newer brands

  • 12 days, 15 products worth up to £800 (up to £635 saving at full price)
  • Sold out
  • Quickest delivery was next day for £6
  • Our product highlight: Laura Mercier Primer

Fenwick, the 140 year-old department store with a reputation for class, continued the tradition with this bespoke festive box designed by artist in residence Rob Draper, containing some extremely high-end treats for face, hair and body.

Its 15 gifts included Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Serum, a Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, Laura Mercier Primer and Bobbi Brown Mascara.

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Beauty advent calendar FAQ

What to look for in a beauty advent calendar

The key thing to look for in a beauty advent calendar is a good price which offers value for money. Look at how much the products in the advent calendar are worth compared to the price you’re paying to figure out how much you’re saving compared to buying each product individually. I’ve listed the worth under each calendar above to help you out.

It’s also worth looking at how many products are inside as some have multiple behind each door – but beware the difference in value between travel and full size products. Finally, it always helps to choose a stylish calendar like the Sisley Paris or Liberty London or one that can be reused like the L’Occitane or Neal’s Yard Remedies calendars.

When are most beauty advent calendars released in the UK?

The majority of popular beauty advent calendars were released in September, although a few including Sephora, No. 7, John Lewis and Fenwick weren’t released until early October and the Flannels beauty advent calendar wasn’t released until early November.

What is the price range of beauty advent calendars?

The best beauty advent calendars can cost anywhere between £40 and £600, with the upper end of that populated by designer brands like Dior. You can buy a decent advent calendar for less than £100 thanks to Look Fantastic, Next, M&S, Boots and ASOS although the majority tend to cost around the £200 mark.


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