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Best Christmas gifts for beauty lovers in Hong Kong

These cosmetic goodies will get rid of any resting grinch face

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Jenny Leung
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Christmas is always an exciting time for beauty lovers. With cosmetic shops slapping on some serious discounts to their best-selling products and skincare brands releasing limited edition festive gift sets, not to mention the dizzying array of beauty advent calendars available, now is the perfect time to get your hands on this season's hottest beauty products, whether it's for yourself or your loved ones. To help save you some time, here are our picks of the best ones.

RECOMMENDED: Browse through our list of Christmas presents for the little ones, or shop for a boozy gift for your favourite drinking budding.

Best Christmas gifts for beauty queens in Hong Kong

Byredo
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Byredo

Cult fragrance brand Byredo has been on our radar for quite some time now. Since the launch of their first-ever makeup line, we've fallen in love with their gorgeous colour sticks ($290), which are available in 16 shades and can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. We also can’t get enough of their recently launched Eyeshadow 5 Colours ($620), a compact eyeshadow palette featuring five pressed powder colours in matte, metallic, and ultra-glitter finishes. There are three sets of colours to choose from, including Sciomancer, a harmony of deep and dramatic shades in metallic and glitter finishes; Syren, light metallic shades for fresh looks; and Corporate Colours, neutral shimmering and matte shades for the everyday.

Where to buy: The Eyeshadow 5 Colours is available in Byredo outlets in K11 Musea, and Lane Crawford in IFC, and Times Square.

AOR
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AOR

When it comes to skincare products, you can't go wrong with brands like AOR (An Organic Revolution), as their collection of skincare and masks are all made with 100 percent natural and organic products such as plant extracts and vitamins. For a pampering session at home, the AOR Home Facial Combo ($1,700) features five intensive moisturising masks, six detox and brighten clay masks, as well as shampoo and conditioner (50ml each). The AOR Discovery Kit ($980) would also make a great gift for those who are just dipping their toes into natural skincare products. The set includes AOR's vitamin C serum, anti-wrinkle concentrate, rejuvenating face cream, hydrating cream cleanser, and mask (all 5ml each).

Where to buy: AOR's Christmas kits and other products are available exclusively on beyorgbeauty.com.

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Aesop
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Aesop

Aesop recently launched a collection of gift kits which comes in biodegradable cases made from 100 percent recycled material. Five kits are available in this collection: The Ardent Nomad ($1,300), a selection of the brand's parsley seed skincare range to replenish the skin; The Lore Collector ($740), a mix of hand and body products; The Seasoned Wayfarer ($680), featuring a room spray, hand wash, and a post-poo fragrance drop (yup, it’s a thing); The Metaphysical Voyager ($1,250), a duet of hydrating formulations for the face; and The Change Companion ($450), which offers a classic pairing of hand and body care favourites. 

As a part of Aesop's Sensory Chronicles campaign, designed to encourage the power of imagination, each gift kit also contains a small snippet of a piece of literature on its sleeve, along with a QR code that will give you access to an ebook and audio download.

Where to buy: Aesopgift kits are available in all Aesop signature stores, and aesop.com.

Lush
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Lush

This Christmas, Lush has an abundance of fun products in their winter collection to keep the festive spirit alive. Keep your paws clean with the Polar Bear Soap ($75), lay back and soak in colourful red and blue swirls with the Jingle Bells Bath Bomb ($80), or leave your hair smelling like candy floss and marshmallows with the Snow Fairy Shampoo Bar ($118). Best of all, the products are packaged in recycled materials or no packaging at all. From bath bombs to bubble bars, body milk to dusting powder, you’ll be completely spoiled for choice. 

Where to buy: The Christmas range is available at all Lush store locations and hk.lush.com. For online shoppers, Lush is also offering free delivery for orders worth $500 or more, so get clicking!

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Thea Home Beauty
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Thea Home Beauty

Beauty lifestyle specialty shop Thea Home Beauty has curated a special list of beauty gadgets and accessories for you to enjoy at home this festive season. The Attibe Ultralif HIFU Home Use Device ($12,500) is a brilliant piece of equipment that uses HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) technology to reach deep beneath the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. The device can also help tighten and rejuvenate the skin. For something a little less pricey, opt for the Planic Plasma and Dual Galvanic device ($3,688). The instrument targets specific areas (suitable for face, neck, and other areas of the body) through pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin, and eradicates problematic skin caused by things such as bacteria or eczema.

Where to buy: Both products can be found on theahomebeauty.com. Free shipping is available for all local orders with no minimum spending.

Crabtree & Evelyn
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Crabtree & Evelyn

For something that's truly unique, create your very own gift box with the help of Crabtree & Evelyn. Simply head to their website, pick your favourites from a selection of products – which ranges from lip scrubs to massage oil to incense – type in a personal message for that special someone, and add it to your shopping cart. Everything will then be packaged neatly inside a mystical, tarot card-inspired gift box and be sent on its way! 

Don't worry if you're feeling indecisive, Crabtree & Evelyn also has a few pre-selected gift sets for you to choose from. Recommended sets include the Crabtree Bugg and brighten hand care set ($390), which offers a selection of products packed with exfoliating AHAs that can instantly add radiance and hydrate your hands, and the signature scented hand care collection ($720) with nine new and classics scented hand cream.

Where to buy: Get all Crabtree & Evelyn products on crabtree-evelyn.com.hk, and receive a free hand cream (25ml) for orders over $500.

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Jurlique
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Jurlique

We've fallen head over heels for Jurlique's brand new Smoothing Body Exfoliating Gel ($295/200ml) this winter. The brand contains rosa gallica flower extract, botanical extracts, and herbal antioxidants, and combines walnut shell powder and cellulose beads to lift away dead skin and impurities. The gel cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling dry, so if dry skin has been getting you down this winter, this will be your saviour. Get the Hydrating Rose Duo ($440), Rose Essential ($580), or the Rose Body Care ($460) gift set to give your skin the complete rosy treatment from top to bottom.

Where to buy: All products are available in Jurlique store locations or online at jurlique.com.

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