I can’t see the wood for the trees, is what springs to mind when I look at all the Christmas themed beauty gifts around this year. If you’re thinking same, and are similarly bamboozled by so much choice, here are five secret Santa gift and stocking filler ideas for £10 or less.
Steamcream Christmas Cracker - £8.95 for 25ml
Steamed ingredients (yes really) go into Steamcream, a whipped moisturiser that feels light on the skin and absorbs in next to no time. Its natural ingredients (ideal for friends and family who are at one with nature) soften and nourish. It’s one of my favourite hydrators. The cracker contains a 25ml tin. Buy it here.
Humble Rose and Frankincense Hand Lotion - £10 for 250ml
While we’re on the subject of nature, the wildlife and science TV presenter Kate Humble has launched her own line of beauty products. While I’m always a tad sceptical of celebrities doing their own beauty ranges, Kate at least has a valid connection to her line – it’s all about natural ingredients.
This rose and frankincense hand lotion I have to say is gorgeous. Nourishing, absorbs easily and it has a good hit of seasonal scents. Buy from Amazon here.
Roger & Gallet Bois d’Orange Crème Sublime SPF 15 - £6 for 30ml
If you like a fruity twist to your hand cream, there’s this cracker of a cracker from Roger & Gallet. Containing a 30ml Bois d’Orange Crème Sublime, it also includes a 1.5ml free sample of the water spray from the range – nice touch.
The hand cream is fragrant (reminds me of orange sherbert) and is enriched with shea butter, as well as argan and evening primrose oils. It has a 15SPF too – useful to have, even in the thick of Winter. You can buy the cracker from Feelunique (3 for 2 on stocking fillers at time of post) here.
Balance Me Body Beautiful - £6 for 30ml
I featured both my final two suggestions a few weeks back as part of the post on Balance Me’s Christmas line-up post. But I love the brand so much, and these two are such great value stocking filler/secret santa ideas, that I couldn’t fail to include them.
Rose Otto Body Cream is luxurious and formulated with artic cloudberry, aloe, rosehip and camellia oils. It's hydrating, skin softening and (the icing on the cake) it smells of roses.
Balance Me Luscious Lips - £6 for 10ml (worth £12)A hydrating veil of gloss and a pop of seasonal red, this shimmery tinted lip salve contains organic shea, mango and cocoa butters, as well as coconut oil. The perfect gift for mistletoe moments! Find Balance Me’s Christmas collection here.
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