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Image / Beauty

The beauty gift-guide (that’s all Irish!)

by Hannah Hillyer
12th Dec 2018

We don’t mean to be mysterious but next year will see something truly beautiful launching at IMAGE Publications. We think you are going to really love it and we’re finding it difficult to contain our excitement, but for now, we are staying schtum. Stay tuned, gorgeous readers… 

If you’ve got to buy a Christmas gift for a beauty lover this year and have no idea where to start, don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.

Here in Ireland, we have a wealth of amazing beauty brands to choose from, and at IMAGE, we firmly believe in supporting Irish as much as possible.

Have a nose at the list below to find the perfect present for your mother-in-law; an awkward Kris Kindle gift (you’ve only said hello by the fridge in the canteen once); or an all-out beauty buff, you’re bound to find something to leave under the tree for them here.

4-Step Super Nutrient Face System; €125.00 at

For someone who needs a total skincare overhaul in 2019 this set from Seavite is perfect, a brand that harnesses the healing of the Atlantic Sea. Their Four Step Nutrient Face System comes in two options, one for restoration and radiance, the other for hydration. Whichever you choose, both come with the Seavite Comfort Cleanser, Toning Sea Spray, Radiance Face Serum and a targeted face cream. The best bit? Shipping within Ireland is complimentary and all orders over €75 come gift wrapped, and in a beautiful presentation box.

Pestle & Mortar’s All I Want for Christmas Set; €89.00 at

An IMAGE favourite, Pestle and Mortar is a brand that has achieved international acclaim this year, also c0-founder Sonia Deasy was the winner of Entrepreneur of the Year at the IMAGE Business Woman of the Year last month. This gift set (aptly named All I Want for Christmas- yes please) contains their now cult classic Pure Hyaluronic Serum, as well as a mix of full and midi-sized products. 

Male grooming collection – Organic facial gift-set for men, €70 from 

For the man in your life that needs a little help in the skincare department, or even the one that uses more products than you, we love this kit from Voya. A brand set up by a husband and wife duo, they pride themselves on their use of organic ingredients. The Irish seaweed they harvest for their products is done so sustainably, so you can feel guilt-free once you click checkout. This set includes their Invigorating Facial Wash, Cooling Shave Gel, Rejuvenating Moisturiser as well as a smart wash-bag, everything he needs for a New Year getaway. 

Skinician Purifying Discovery Kit; £23.00 at

If you’re buying for a skincare lover who wants to try something new, this starter kit from Skinician is a great option. There are a couple to choose from but this Purifying Set is a must have to help with breakouts, especially after over-indulging throughout Christmas. The kit contains miniatures of their Purifying Cleansing Gel, Purifying Toner and Purifying Day Moisturiser. A fantastic way to trial a brand for then first time before investing in full size product.


3-Step Revitalising Ritual: Cleanse, Hydrate & Revitalise; €65.85 at

Looking for a more sustainable gift? For the eco-beauty lover, we would recommend Dublin Herbalist. Their products are made with floral waters, natural butters and are all 100% natural. At a time of year where we can feel overwhelmed by our consumption, it’s a bonus that their packaging is all made from recyclable materials.

BareEssential Luxury Gift Mini Bar Large; €18.50 at

If you are buying for someone who is very particular about what products they use, a box of BareEssential soaps is a gorgeous alternative. Their mixed soaps look fantastic and colourful; each one is hand-made and layered with colour to best represent its scent. All the oils used in their products are cold-pressed, which is the best way to retain all the skincare benefits.

Glow Getter Gift Set; €67.90 at

Joanne Reilly, founder and owner of Kinvara, was frustrated by the products available to her and wanted skincare that was natural but really worked. Five years ago she launched Kinvara and it is now stocked all over the country, as well as shipping to the UK and Europe. We know this Glow Getter set will be on our own wish-list, (as we will need the boost of glow come January). It contains their Elemental Exfoliating Powder, Hyaluronic Youth Boost as well as a 24-hour Rosehip Serum. We would love to find the cheery packaging of this gift set under our own tree this year.


Gift Box For Her; €50.00 at

You can’t get more Irish than a brand which draws inspiration from the Wild Atlantic Way. Modern Botany’s hero product is the Miracle Oil which is multi-purpose for face, body, hair and nails. All products are unisex so can be given to whomever you receive in Kris Kindle. We have our eye on the gift set which includes their 100% natural deodorant.