Irish-made skincare sets to gift this year

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Here are great value gift sets to stock up on in time for Christmas, with some Black Friday savings

It’s always lovely to discover beauty products under the tree, as it’s a practical git that still feels like a treat. If you’re buying for a skincare fanatic, and also want to support local, check out these brands that create nourishing products here in Ireland.

Kinvara Skincare

Galway-based Kinvara Skincare is created by Joanne Reilly, who uses her scientific background to make skincare from plant ingredients. The Radiance Ready gift set includes the Hyaluronic Youth Boost which leaves skin looking plump, and the 24HR Rosehip Serum, which helps soften skin with calming ingredients.

Radiance Ready gift set, (€45.95)

Pestle & Mortar

The Erase & Renew Double Cleanse Set is perfect for someone who likes to take their skincare seriously. The Erase nourishing balm removes makeup, SPF and dirt, while the Renew gel cleanser is lightweight yet effective at thoroughly cleansing the excess sebum and residue from the first cleanse. The kit also comes with a luxury two sided cloth, with muslin on one side to exfoliate when using Erase, and a plush side to help soothe skin when removing Renew.

Codex Beauty

If you’re looking for a stocking filler or a Secret Santa gift, the Bia Festive Bytes is a wallet-friendly option. Containing a 15ml sample of Codex Beauty’s Skin Superfood, this nourishing treatment cream can be used for face, hands and body. The set also has the limited edition Holiday soap, which contains French green and pink clays combined with nettle and wheatgrass, scented with organge, mint and spruce.

Green Angel Skincare

The face care bundle includes the Seaweed Daily Moisturise Face Cream, Seaweed and Apricot Face Scrub and Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. The day cream contains four hand harvested organic Irish seaweeds to nourish the skin. The scrub contains apricot kernel oil which has vitamin A and E, soya oil which is a natural antioxidant and emollient to soften skin and olive stones to buff the skin. And finally, the cleansing lotion is full of hydrating cucumber and sage which has antiseptic qualities.

Oxmantown Skincare

Oxmantown Skincare’s natural products are beautiful to use and this Self-Care gift box is a lovely experience to gift someone. With a Gua Sha facial tool, a regenerating facial oil and a hydrating hand lotion. Plus, the set includes the brand’s new Irish seaweed and activated charcoal face and body soap.

Self-Care gift box, (Original price €87, now €75)

Holos Skincare

Holos Skincare is made in Co Wexford with plant ingredients, with sustainability in mind. The Love Your Skin Queen gift set includes a travel-sized cleansing cream, floral toner, anti-ageing facial oil, face cream and a facial towel. the collection is vegan and cruelty-free too.

Kick-back gift set, (Worth €85, current price €70)