UPDATED: The beauty advent calendars of 2023
Whilst it might feel a little early to be getting into the festive spirit, many brands and retailers are already preparing for Christmas with the launch of their highly anticipated 2023 advent calendars.
TheIndustry.beauty has created a round-up of this year's beauty advent calendars, from businesses including Space NK, Liberty and Lookfantastic.
Liberty has unveiled its beauty advent calendar for 2023, adorned with a playful design that reimagines the iconic shopfront with "all the sparkle".
The calendar features 29 products from exclusive brands Vilhelm Parfumerie and Bibbi Fragrance, as well as cult favourites such as Sunday Riley, Augustinus Bader and Rose Inc. It also includes a jewellery entry from Estella Bartlett, plus the chance for five customers to win a "Golden Ticket" worth £1000 to spend at Liberty.
Selfridges has introduced its 2023 beauty advent calendar, featuring a variety of products across makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance.
Hidden behind numbered drawers, the calendar includes a range of hand-picked treats, such as a Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Serum, Gisou Hair Fragrance, and Pleasing nail polishes.
Harrods has launched its beauty advent calendar ahead of this year's festive season, filled with 25 skincare favourites, trending bath and bodycare treasures, and hot makeup drops.
Products include an EVE LOM Original Cleanser and Muslin, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara, 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Brightening Essence and Living Proof Dry Shampoo, amongst other items.
Marks & Spencer
Available: 26 October
Marks & Spencer's beauty advent calendar is back for 2023, featuring a curated edit of products across haircare, makeup, fragrance, sleep, bath and bodycare.
Housed in a reusable metallic vanity case, the 25-product calendar includes both travel and full-sized items, such as a L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel, Dr Paw Paw Overnight Lip Mask, Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara, and REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel.
NEXT has launched a 25-day beauty advent calendar, with makeup, bodycare, skincare and haircare must-haves to "pamper your way through the festive season".
Products include an Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Clarins Lip Perfector and L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, amongst other items.
Lookfantastic has unveiled its 2023 beauty advent calendar, with a higher worth value than ever before. It features 27 of the retailer's "most highly acclaimed and luxurious brands".
This year's products include a Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Masque, Iconic London Day to Slay Palette, Nudestix Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm and Lookfantastic Bespoke Makeup Brush Set, amongst other items.
Cult Beauty has unveiled its "biggest and best" advent calendar to date ahead of the festive season, containing a selection of 39 beauty bestsellers.
Products include an Elemis Frangipani Monoi Show Cream, Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream, Hair By Sam McKnight Happy Endings Nourishing Balm and Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick, as well as a range of own-brand Cult Beauty gifts. Additionally, three winners will find a "Golden Ticket" worth £1,000 to spend at Cult Beauty.
This year's Space NK advent calendar contains 33 "lust worthy" products, housed in 25 boxes to enjoy throughout December.
Featuring an array of bestselling and exclusive products, the calendar includes the most full sizes ever offered by Space NK. Brands include Charlotte Tilbury, Rare Beauty, Naturium, Laneige, Tatcha and Dr. Sturm.
Available: 31 October
Sephora is launching an even bigger beauty selection for its new 'Sephora Favourites' advent calendar. Filled with 36 products, the retailer said it is going "all out" in the run up to Christmas 2023.
With a line-up of products across haircare, makeup, skincare, bodycare and fragrance, the calendar includes a Glow Recipe Niacinamide Dew Drops, Fenty Skin Fat Water, Rose Inc Lipstick and Beauty Pro Warming Eye Mask, amongst other items.
Price: £125 and £195
Ahead of Christmas 2023, Lush has launched two advent calendars for the first time, including a brand-new bathing advent calendar.
Each calendar contains 25 vegan products, featuring a combination of items from different ranges, including bestsellers, Christmas retro products and gift exclusive products. Housed in reusable gift boxes, the calendars are also made from recycled board with ribbons made from recycled plastic bottles.
The Body Shop
Price: £59, £95, £145
Value: £119, £173.50, £250
The Body Shop has once again unveiled three advent calendars for Christmas 2023, bursting with festive goodies.
The Advent Calendar of Change (£59) includes skincare, bodycare and accessories. The Advent Calendar of Wonders (£95) features 25 items such as face masks, shower gels and body butters. The Advent Calendar of Wishes & Wonders (£145) is filled with full-sized bestsellers and new products from The Body Shop.
Holland & Barrett
Holland & Barrett's '25 Days of Beauty' advent calendar features vegan skincare, haircare and beauty essentials, as well as a select number of home accessories such as a candle and essential oils.
Products include a Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion, Dr Organic Guava Gel Face Mask, I Love Wellness Calm Bath Soak, Faith in Nature Soap and WILD Natural Deodorant, amongst other items.
Charlotte Tilbury has launched a 'Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets' advent calendar for Christmas 2023, filled with 12 of the brand's makeup and skincare favourites in travel and full size.
Products include a Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara and Lip Cheat Lip Liner, amongst other items.
Benefit Cosmetics has launched an 'All I Want' beauty advent calendar for Christmas 2023, filled with "all the glitz and glam that any beauty lover could ever want".
With 24 days of beauty gifts, the calendar includes a POREfessional Primer, Multi-Tasking Cheek Brush, 24Hr Brow Setter and Hoola Matte Bronzer, as well as four products from the brand's newly launched skincare range.
Molton Brown has introduced its 2023 advent calendar, filled with with a selection of bodycare, haircare and fragrance favourites.
The calendar includes classic scents such as Orange & Bergamot, Black Pepper and Gingerlily, as well as deluxe sizes of the brand's new Marvellous Mandarin & Spice collection.
Elemis has launched a '25 Days of 1st Class Skincare' advent calendar, designed to look like Britain's iconic red post boxes.
It contains products from the brand's Pro-Collagen, Superfood, Dynamic Resurfacing and Frangipani Monoi ranges. Additionally, 15 calendars include a "Golden Ticket" worth £1,000 to spend at Elemis.
Available: 2 October
ESPA has unveiled its beauty advent calendar for Christmas 2023, featuring 25 products for "mind, body and spirit".
The calendar contains a selection of wellbeing luxuries across skincare, haircare and bodycare, including a Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel, Refining Skin Polish, Fortifying Bath & Body Oil, and Pink Hair and Scalp Mud.
Rituals has launched its 'House of Rituals Classic Advent Calendar', featuring an expertly curated collection of 24 luxurious treats to "delight and inspire throughout the holiday season".
Styled after the brand's flagship store, the calendar contains a selection of bath and body products. This includes The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Ageing Serum, Elixir Collection Miracle Keratin Recovery Hair Mask, The Ritual of Karma Hand Balm and Mini Candle Private Collections, amongst other items.
Neal's Yard Remedies
Neal’s Yard Remedies is launching a '12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing' advent calendar, with a fresh line-up of the brand's bestselling natural, sustainably sourced products.
Products include a Goodnight Pillow Mist, Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Booster, Frankincense Intense Age-Defying Overnight Mask and Wild Rose Beauty Balm, as well as a £15 voucher to redeem on a treatment at one of the brand's Therapy Rooms in the UK.
Ted Baker has launched its beauty advent calendar for Christmas 2023, filled with indulgent bathing and beauty treats, as well as some limited-edition festive surprises.
Products include a Red Nail Polish, Rose & Cassis Body Spray, Soft Pink Lipstick, Violet & Bergamot Hand Cream, Raspberry & Orange Blossom Body Lotion and Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush, amongst a variety of other bath, body, nail and makeup products.