As the holidays are approaching, Sephora has unveiled some fantastic affordable gift sets for the season that cover all the bases, especially skincare. There is a gift or value set available for all budgets, but today I’d like to narrow it down and focus on budget-friendly skincare gifts priced at $25 and under.
These $25 and under collections are the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a friend, teacher or colleague who LOVES SKINCARE. Personally, I would love any of these collections and a few are already on my list for their value alone!!
All of the skincare gift sets that I’ve included in this post are discounted from the typical retail price based on purchasing them separately. And not only are you getting a great value, but some of the collections also come in cute holiday or Christmas inspired gift packaging!
Whether you are shopping early, or at the very last minute, if you are looking for the best selection of skincare and beauty gifts, look no further. Many of these sets are limited edition, so be sure to check for availability.
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Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow Brightening Duo is for the clean skincare lover. The set contains:
- 0.27 oz/ 8 mL B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
- 0.27 oz/ 8 mL C-Firma Day Serum
This antioxidant-packed duo uses vitamins B & C to boost your skin’s complexion. B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is a lightweight ph-balanced hydrating serum. C-Firma Day Serum contains vitamin C in the form of l-ascorbic acid and will stay active on the skin for up to 72 hours.
Get wrinkle-fighting vitamin C overload with the Limited Edition Ole Henriksen C Your Best Selfie Brightening Moisturizer & Eye Crème Set. The set contains:
- 0.5 oz / 15 mL C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème
- 0.25 oz / 7 mL Banana Bright Eye Crème
C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème is a peach-tinted gel-cream that contains three sources of vitamin C: pure vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid, light and air-stable 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
Banana Bright Eye Crème goes to work on dark circles and is the perfect base for makeup application. It contains vitamin C for brightening and collagen for hydration.
Related: Do You Really Need An Eye Cream?
Innisfree Best Seller Discovery Set is a great introduction to the Innisfree line and contains a few of their best sellers: a serum, mask, and moisturizer. This set contains:
- 0.67 oz / 20 mL (Super Volcanic Clusters) Pore Clearing Clay Mask
- 1.01 oz / 30 mL (Green Tea Seed) Intensive Hydrating Serum
- 0.67 oz / 20 mL (Orchid) Youth-Enriched Cream
I dedicated an entire post to this set: K-Beauty Brand Innisfree: Best Seller Discovery Set. I particularly enjoyed the Pore Clearing Clay Mask which doesn’t leave your skin dry or tight like other clay masks.
A quick departure from the face. Here is a collection for the body. What sets Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Getaway Set apart from others is the FRAGRANCE! This limited edition bath and body set includes:
- 3 oz / 90 mL Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel
- 1.5 oz / 50 mL Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
- 1.01 oz / 30 mL Brazilian Crush Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
The fragrance is that of their best-selling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream which contains notes of salted caramel, pistachio, jasmine petals, and vanilla. It’s what they call their Cheirosa ‘62 fragrance. The body cream contains Guaraná to improve circulation, antioxidant Açaí Oil, and Cupuaçu Butter to support skin elasticity.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-Erade is a limited edition set of five face masks. The set includes:
- 0.47 oz / 14 mL Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask
- 0.47 oz / 14 mL 24 K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm
- 0.47 oz / 14 mL Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask
- 0.47 oz / 14 mL Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox™ Hydrator
- 0.47 oz / 14 mL Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer
This is a great value to be able to try five Peter Thomas Roth masks for under $20. There’s a mask for just about every skin concern.
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask exfoliates and brightens, while the Cucumber Gel Mask is soothing and hydrating. The 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm is actually infused with 24k gold and colloidal gold for a luxurious anti-aging lifting and firming experience. Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask is great for congested skin while Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask is a quick brightening pick-me-up.
No wrapping needed! Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Duo comes all ready for gifting in a festive box with ribbon. The limited-edition duo contains:
- 2.5 oz/ 75 mL Ultra Facial Cleanser
- 0.95 oz/ 28 mL Ultra Facial Cream
This cleanser and moisturizer are Kiehl’s best sellers. Ultra Facial Cleanser will remove dirt, oil, and debris without drying out the skin with its apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, and squalane. Ultra Facial Cream contains Glacial Glycoprotein from sea glaciers for hydration and protection and squalane for maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier.
First Aid Beauty FAB Goodie Bag! is a great value with its three products plus a cute printed makeup bag with zipper. This limited-edition gift set includes:
- 2 oz/ 56.7 mL Ultra Repair Cream
- 0.75 oz/ 21.3 mL Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
- 28 x Facial Radiance Pads
First Aid Beauty is known for their best-selling Ultra Repair Cream. The cream contains colloidal oatmeal, shea butter and allantoin, all of which soothe the skin and protect it from irritation. I love using the cream all over my body during the cold winter months.
The Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is exactly what the name suggests: a priming moisturizer and an ideal base for makeup.
The Facial Radiance Pads use glycolic and lactic acids to chemically exfoliate and brighten the skin.
Everything about Tatcha just screams luxury to me and I haven’t tried a single product from the brand that I haven’t liked. The products in their Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo are no exception. The limited-edition set includes:
- 1.7 oz / 50 mL The Deep Cleanse
- 0.35 oz / 10 mL The Water Cream
The Deep Cleanse’s Japanese luffa fruit exfoliant in a foaming gel base makes quick work of makeup, dirt, and oil. The Water Cream contains Japanese wild rose for tightening and smoothing.
This moisturizing trio of products in The Ordinary The Daily Set includes a cleanser, hyaluronic acid serum, and moisturizer. All for under $20! The limited-edition set includes:
- 1.7 oz / 50 mL Squalane Cleanser
- 1 oz / 30 mL Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
- 1 oz / 30 mL Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Squalane Cleanser cleanses while moisturizing. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 contains low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid plus vitamin B5 for added hydration. It dries quickly and is not sticky. Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is non-greasy hydration with 11 moisturizing components.
Prices of The Inkey Key list products are so low to begin with, but their sets provide even further discounts from retail. The Inkey List The Wake Up Duo plumps and brightens to help your skin look more awake. The limited-edition duo includes:
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Hyaluronic Acid Serum
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Caffeine Eye Cream
Their Hyaluronic Acid Serum is my favorite, hands down, of all the hyaluronic acid serums I’ve ever tried. The Caffeine Eye Cream is a light cream that helps to reduce the look of under-eye puffiness.
The Inkey List The Night-Time Renewal Set is another great value from The Inkey List. The limited-edition duo includes:
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Retinol Serum
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Polyglutamic Acid
The Inkey List Retinol Serum is one of my favorite drugstore retinols that is effective yet non-irritating. Polyglutamic Acid is an even more powerful hydrator than hyaluronic acid, and is formulated in a lightweight serum.
Sephora Collection The Essentials Kit is another affordable trio that has not only has your basic cleansing routine covered but is also a great value. The limited-edition kit includes:
- 4.22 oz/ 125 mL Clean Skin Gel
- 1.69 oz/ 50 mL All Day Hydrator
- 1.01 oz/ 30 mL Purifying Mud Mask
This collection contains a gel cleanser that helps to remove sebum and provide a mattified look. The Purifying Mud Mask contains white clay and zinc of natural origin for purifying and magnifying skin. The All-Day Hydrator contains vitamins C and E, glycerin and hyaluronic acid for hydration and glow.
Philosophy A Pure Start: Cleanse & Hydrate Duo from Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple line includes two best sellers. The limited-edition duo includes:
- 3 oz/ 90 mL Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer
Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser is an Allure Best of Beauty award-winning cleanser that balances and conditions the skin and wipes away dirt, oil, and makeup all in one step. Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer provides 24 hours of hydration for radiant and dewy skin.
Let’s not forget our lips! Fresh offers some of the best lip balms out there. Fresh Minty Magic Gift Set is packaged in a festive red holiday box. This limited-edition set includes:
- 0.07 oz / 2.2 g Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy Translucent (Satin)
- 0.07 oz / 2.2 g Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment
Their Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment contains sugar, sea fennel and orange extract for antioxidant protection and hyaluronic acid spheres for moisture. It helps to improve volume and definition and is the perfect base for lipstick. Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment is the 24-hour Fresh moisturizing lip treatment with an additional minty kick thanks to a minty fresh cooling encapsulation system that is released when you press your lips together.
These are a few of the many amazing and reasonably priced gift and limited-edition holiday sets available at Sephora. I’ve added quite a few of these to my gift list since I know that these brands really deliver.
Check back for additional posts that will spotlight skincare gift options at different price tiers as well as makeup picks for all price ranges.
Thanks for reading, and until next time…