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12 Skin Care Holiday Kits That Are More Than Worth It

Peter Thomas Roth eye patch set/a collection of Sunday Riley products/Fresh beauty products
Peter Thomas Roth/Sunday Riley/Fresh

Whether you’re trying to find a perfect gift for the beauty guru in your life or you’re just looking for something for yourself, beauty holiday gift sets can offer a great value.

Skin care holiday kits in particular can offer a lot of bang for your buck. Some of these sets offer deluxe sample size or even full-size products packaged together to make a pretty, ready-to-gift box. These sets are often worth more than what you pay for them, which is usually why they might sell out so quickly.

Not only are skin care holiday kits a great value, but they also give you a chance to check out new products in smaller, less expensive bottles. They can introduce you to new favorites and also refill your stash of old favorites. The below are worth the money, no matter if they’re a gift to yourself or someone else.


Sunday Riley Wake up With Me Gift Set

collection of different Sunday Riley products on a yellow background
Sunday Riley

This Sunday Riley set comes with six sample sized products meant to create the perfect morning skin care routine. It costs $95 and is valued at $177, and many of the reviewers note that they can use the products for 4 weeks or more.

The set comes with some of the brand’s most popular products: a cleanser, essence, lactic acid treatment, face oil, vitamin C serum, and eye cream. While they’re meant to be used altogether to create glowing skin at the beginning of the day, you can also use them separately as you wish or even hang on to them for convenient traveling.

Sunday Riley Wake Up With Me Complete Brightening Morning Routine Kit

This set of sample size popular items is perfect for your morning routine.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Let It Glow

Let It Glow skincare set with cleanser
Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross is a highly rated brand, but certainly not an inexpensive one. The Let It Glow set is an affordable way to try out some of the brand’s most popular items without spending a ton of money on things you potentially might not like. It’s priced at $88 and is a $148 value, and comes with three products altogether, two of which are full size.

Inside you’ll find 35 treatments worth of Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peels, three treatments of Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Peels, and a full-size Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel. The products use a mix of glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids to help fight the signs of aging, fight imperfections, and smooth out uneven skin to make your skin glow.

Youth To The People Minimalist Holiday Kit

an image of the serum, moisturizer, and cleanser on a white background and packaged in a box set
Youth To The People

This Youth To The People set is a great introduction to the brand. It costs $46, and the 8oz cleanser included alone is valued at $36, so it’s a pretty good deal. Youth To The People is a clean beauty brand that uses vegan ingredients and these three products are a nice start to a clean beauty routine.

The set comes with their Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser, and at 8oz, it should last for a while (at least a few weeks). Sample sizes of the Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream and 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum round out the box and hold a surprisingly decent amount of product. The whole set can be used day or night (or both), and will give you healthier, hydrated skin with a powerful boost of vitamin C.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Skin Care Value Set

pink and blue gift box with Fresh rose products laid out

This limited edition Fresh set comes with five of the brand’s best rose skin care products, one of which is full-sized. Valued at $101, it costs $68, so it’s nearly half the price. This is another clean beauty line, and the products come in recyclable packaging in a plastic-free, recyclable box.

Inside, you’ll find everything you need for a deeply hydrating and calming skin care routine, day or night: face wash, toner, moisturizer, a face mask, and even lip balm. The Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer is a full-size product, and the rest of the sample sizes have a pretty impressive amount of product in them.

Fresh’s rose line is incredibly popular for the light and flowery scent and the incredibly hydrating ingredients. These are made with all skin types in mind and give skin a dewy glow without stripping anything away.

Glow Recipe Glass Skin Kit

bottles of Glow Recipe skincare products surrounded by fresh fruit on a pink background
Glow Recipe

Snag this one while you can. This limited-edition Glow Recipe kit is a popular item for a reason: it comes with three best-sellers, two of which are full-sized, and is $70 with a $92 value. If you’re already familiar with the brand, it’s a smart way to stock up on your favorites.

The kit comes with a full-size Pineapple-C Bright Serum and Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops, a trial size of Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer, and a small sample of the Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Made for all different skin types, the products are meant to visibly brighten and hydrate skin while reducing hyperpigmentation.

These are particularly good for anyone looking for solutions for dark spots, dullness, uneven texture, and dry skin. Made with clean ingredients in aesthetically pleasing packaging, it’s a winner all around.

First Aid Beauty Your Future Looks FAB

first aid beauty products on a table
First Aid Beauty

For just $49, this First Aid Beauty kit comes with three standard-size products and two sample-size products and is valued at $112. The brand is made with clean, cruelty-free ingredients, and is ideal for people with sensitive skin. These are some of their best-sellers, so it’s a good way to stock up or introduce yourself to the products.

The set contains standard sizes of the Pure Skin Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration, as well as samples of the Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream and Bump Eraser Body Scrub. Everything is intensely hydrating.

Stand-out ingredients include colloidal oatmeal, which is FDA-approved for side effects of eczema, and glycolic and lactic acids to improve skin’s texture.

La Mer The Luminous Skin Set

la mer products in front of box
La Mer

If you’ve been curious about checking out some La Mer products but feeling wary about the price tag, then buying one of their holiday gift care sets isn’t a bad idea. The Luminous Skin Set is $165, but a $258 value, and it comes with their bestselling essential items to try.

In the set, you’ll find The Renewal Oil, The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, The Eye Concentrate, and The Moisturizing Soft Cream. Make no mistake, these are small sample sizes, but they also hold a surprising amount of product that will last longer than you think.

These are all hydrating and nourishing, and can be used together as a routine or separately. It makes a luxe gift, and it’s limited edition—and because of the price, usually sells pretty quickly.

Drunk Elephant Trunk 5.0 Value Set ​​

bright pink luggage with Drunk Elephant beauty products stacked outside and inside of it
Drunk Elephant

Every year, Drunk Elephant releases a new version of their popular Trunk Value Set for a limited time during the holidays, and every year fans of the brand rave about it. It’s definitely at a higher price point at $450, but it’s also a $676 value, and it’s perfect for anyone who really loves the brand.

The trunk comes with 10 full-size products (all of which generally range in price between $50 and over $100). These include serums, moisturizers, eye creams, cleansers, and masks. There are also 7 deluxe sample size products so you can try something new, and everything comes packaged in a Monos carry-on suitcase you can use for your next trip.

The wide variety of different kinds of clean products is a skin care lover’s dream, and this will last a very long time. The added suitcase is just a plus.

Sephora Collection Holy Sheet!

a large collection of different colored Sephora sheet masks

Anyone who is a fan of sheet masks will appreciate this gift set from Sephora Collection. For $48, you get $87 worth of sheet masks, which is a total of 18 masks and two packets of wipes. The masks are for your face, nose, hands, feet, eyes, and hair, and are so much fun to play around with.

This is a cute gift set to give someone who is invested in skin care when you have no idea what they like, but it’s also nice to buy for yourself so you can stock up on sheet masks for a good price.

Peter Thomas Roth Full Size Hydra-Gel Eye Patch Heroes Set

set of three Peter Thomas Roth eye patches in gold, green, and blue
Peter Thomas Roth

It’s probably fair to say that there’s no such thing as having too many eye patches, which is why this Peter Thomas Roth set is such a winner. For $75 at a $182 value, you really can’t go wrong. It comes with three full-size products from their Hydra-Gel Eye Patch line and each does something slightly different.

There’s the 24K gold eye patches to lift and firm the eye area; the cucumber eye patches for a lovely cooling sensation; and the Water Drench patches for the ultimate boost of hydration. These make a thoughtful gift, but you just might want them for yourself.

REN Evercalm Face Favorites Gift Set

close up of Ren gift box with seashells on it, an image of the products inside the box

This trio of REN’s bestselling items costs $46 and is set at an $86 value. REN creates natural skin care products that made with clean ingredients and are cruelty-free, and also feel fantastic on your skin.

This set comes with a full-size bottle of their Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream, as well as travel size bottles of the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask and Keep Young & Beautiful™ Instant Firming Beauty Shot. The cream is a rich and hydrating moisturizer that never feels heavy, while the mask exfoliates. The Beauty Shot smooths and firms skin.

The brand also partnered with London-based designer Silken Favor to create this ocean-inspired printed box, which is 100% recyclable, but pretty enough that you’ll want to hold onto it.

REN Clean Skin Care Evercalm Face Favorites Gift Set

These natural skin care products are hydrating and gentle.

Pacifica Bright Stars For Glowing Skin

pacifica gift set with three different products

For an option that is extremely affordable and still an excellent gift, try this Pacifica glowing skin set. For just $15, you’ll get three of their bestselling items: a vitamin C spot treatment mask, face lotion, and undereye patches.

Each product is made with a potent blend of vitamin C and other ingredients that will brighten skin, boost hydration, and visibly reduce the appearance of aging. They leave a beautiful glow and can be used morning or night.

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Jessica Booth is a freelance writer for LifeSavvy. She has been working in the editorial world as a freelance writer for over two years and previously worked as an editor for over eight years.  Jessica writes about travel, beauty, wellness, health, food, home decor, and parenting, and has reviewed and tested out products for all of those verticals over the course of her career. Read Full Bio »
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