The joy of opening a daily door on your advent calendar is no longer just for kids. And for a special treat, instead of chocolate, beauty-based advent calendars have become really popular in the last few years. Take a look at some of our favourites, and you’ll see the only problem with these beauty advent calendars is resisting opening all the days at once!
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Whether you are looking for some luxury lotions and potions or a budget-friendly beauty splurge, you will be thrilled to see the sheer variety of face, hair and body treats available!
If you fancy getting in on the Christmas beauty fun, we’ve rounded up some of the most lovely beauty advent calendars you won’t want to miss. Be prepared, they sell out early!
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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, €80/£60
This Clarins advent calendar includes a full size Natural Lip Perfector and SOS Primer and 10 travel-size treats, from skin care to make-up. Clarins fans will love the Beauty Flash Balm, SOS Hydra Mask, Instant Light Lip Perfector, SOS Primer and more.
Available online from Clarins and from selected retailers now.
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No7 Advent Calendar, €50/£42
After last year’s calendar sold out in record time, the No7 beauty advent calendar is back! This year’s beauty advent calendar is themed for The Wizard of Oz and includes special limited edition cosmetics inspired by some of the most iconic characters, scenes and moments from this classic movie.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
Elemis Advent Calendar, £175
Treat your skin to some festive delights with this Elemis advent calendar. There are 25 skincare surprises to discover, worth over £403, including face and body products from the popular Pro-Collagen collection, Superfood, Peptide and Skin Nourishing ranges.
Available online and in selected retailers from October.
Cowshed 24 Days Advent Calendar, €155/£
Experience Christmas as if for the first time with the Cowshed advent calendar. Count down the days with 24 of some best-loved products, including skincare, bath, body and hand care treats for holiday season pampering.
With all the components of the Cowshed experience, this is the ultimate way to take the spa home with you.
Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar, €360/£320
The ultimate treat is this Jo Malone Beauty advent calendar – it is STUNNING! Each door reveals a scented delight, from perfume to candles to bath and body goodies.
Available in-store and online directly from Jo Malone and selected retailers from mid-October.
OPI Advent Calendar, £65.90
Containing 25 mini nail polishes, this OPI Shine Bright Collection Advent Calendar includes the holiday season’s latest range of bold and sophisticated colours with Shine Bright Nail Lacquer.
Available in-store and online from John Lewis, Littlewoods and other retailers now.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, £70
The Make It Real Advent Calendar, pictured here, is one of three advent calendars from The Body Shop this year. Packed with skincare bestsellers, deliciously-scented bath and body, make-up and more, there is lots of fun to be had with this one!
Available in-store and online from The Body Shop now.
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MAC 2020 Advent Calendar, £125
24 moments of M·A·C magic! Countdown to Christmas with the limited-edition 2020 Mac Advent Calendar — a firework-frosted keepsake case bursting with mini and major surprises that you can unbox daily.
Available online from MAC Cosmetics and from selected retailers now.
Lancome Advent Calendar, €135/£95
Each wonderful house in the Lancome advent calendar is filled with a beauty surprise from all your favourite Lancome ranges. Treats inside include Renergie Nuit Multi-Lift night cream, Hydra Zen cream gel, Bi-Facil, Tonique Confort, Absolue Revitalising Night Ritual Mask, Tresor shower gel, Hypnose mascara and more.
Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, €48/£40
Open a door each day to reveal a beauty treat in this iconic Cath Kidston Festivale Animals Advent Calendar. Behind beautifully printed doors, find enriched hand creams, hand balms and body lotions to lip balms, cleansing body scrubs, scented soaps, bath fizzers & salts. All certified vegan and cruelty-free, wrapped in the cheery, printed paper box.
Available in-store and online from Cath Kidston and selected retailers now.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, €185/£150
This luxury treasure trove of beauty goodies has 12 doors hiding away a mix of full-size and travel-size makeup and skincare treats (including a full-size Pillow Talk lipstick!) that are sure to upgrade your makeup bag.
Available online from Charlotte Tilbury and in selected retailers now.
Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar, £85
This limited edition Dr Hauschka advent calendar makes the festive season even more beautiful. The calendar contains 24 skincare products for face and body from Dr. Hauschka’s range of high-quality natural cosmetics. Enjoy moments of relaxation, well-being, pampering and freshness every day – plus, look forward to an exclusive surprise on Christmas Eve.
Available online from Dr Hauschka and from selected retailers now.
Molton Brown Luxury Advent Calendar, €200/£175
Celebrate in style this year and count down to the joyful Christmas day with the Molton Brown luxury advent calendar, filled with intriguing new fragrances, bathing classics and much more. Inspired by the liberating glamour of the Roaring Twenties, this elegant calendar shimmers with holographic foil to evoke a 1920s chandelier. With a striking new design, it’s secured by a hidden magnet and opens from the side to reveal your 24 stellar indulgences.
Available from Molton Brown from early October.
Natural Beauty Advent Calendar, €45
Discover the very best in conscious beauty! This Holland & Barrett advent calendar is the perfect gift, or treat for yourself. Behind every door you will find a different treat – don’t miss out, this limited edition calendar sells out every year!
The natural beauty brands include Weleda, Fruu, Dr Organic, Salt of the Earth, Sukin, Trilogy and more.
Available online from Holland & Barrett from October.
Soap and Glory Beauty Advent Calendar, €55/£45
Retro glam is always front and centre with this fun brand, and the 2020 Soap & Glory advent calendar is no different. Pick up all your S&G favourites in this Miracle on 24th Sweet calendar, including Scrub of the Your Life body buffer, Sugar Crush body buttercream, Sexy Mother Pucker lipglosses, Heel Genius foot cream, and lots more.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
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L’Occitane Advent Calendar, from €63
This year, L’Occitane has released two beauty advent calendars, priced at €63 and €115. Each has 24 gifts, with everything from shower gels, shampoos, soaps and eau de toilette in the rich signature fragrances L’Occitane are renowned for.
Available in-store and online from L’Occitane and selected retailers now.
bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Advent Calendar, £89
Open a window to discover a bestselling makeup or skincare mini. With gorgeous shades and textures, this limited edition Bare Minerals advent calendar a great choice for beauty fans and everything you need for holiday-ready beauty.
Available in-store and online from Bare Minerals now.
Bomb Cosmetics Tinsel My Fancy Advent Calendar, £65
These are almost too adorable to use! The fun bath bombs and goodies are scented and glorious, and a really fun alternative for an adult advent calendar. This year’s Tinsel My Fancy Advent Calendar includes Elf on the Shelf bath mallow, Snow Globe soap, Hand in the Cookie Jar hand cream, Apple Crumble lip scrub, Joy to the World bath blaster, Let it Bee solid shower gel, and lots more.
Available from Bomb Cosmetics now.
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What a great selection of beauty advent calendars to choose from! Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!