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7 reasons to get a beauty advent calendar 2023

7 reasons to get a beauty advent calendar 2022

23 Nov 2023 • 2 min read

The clocks have gone back, and the days are shorter, there's a subtle shift in the air (and chocolate-sharing tubs on sale in supermarkets) that signals the approach of a magical season. Yes, you guessed it! It's starting to look a lot like Christmas…

You may have noticed an influx of luxury beauty advent calendars making an appearance and it’s surprisingly easy to be tempted. But is it worth ditching the good old chocolate? Why not have both? Go on…treat yourself!

If you need a little convincing, take a look at our 2023 Beauty Advent Calendar…

The Best Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Surprise – we reckon it’s ours!

Look, we may be biased BUT if you’re looking for a wellness advent calendar that has it all, check out our 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, stuffed full of premium products at a very reasonable price.

With a huge variety of beauty products from some of your favourite wellness brands, here are some key highlights of what you can expect from this beauty advent calendar:

A mix of 16 full-sized products & 9 travel minis from well-loved brands including Wild, Weleda, Ethique, Q+A.

What are beauty advent calendars?

If you’re used to the traditional kind of advent calendar, you might not know what to expect when it comes to more luxurious alternatives. 

Beauty advent calendars come in all different shapes and sizes, from a range of beautifying products for the 12 days of Christmas, 24 days to take you up to Christmas Eve, or even 25 days of pampering picks for the whole of Advent (like ours)!

Some are packed with just one category of self-care products (skincare, haircare or nailcare), while others give you a wonderful mix.

Many advent calendars will only contain products from one brand - but if you like to mix it up and try lots of different bits, you might want to choose one that offers a wide variety!

7 reasons to get a beauty advent calendar in 2023

So, why should you buy an advent calendar full of beauty products instead of a cheap and simple chocolate one?

We’ve got just the reasons…

Prepare to get your glow on with these 7 reasons you should treat yourself to a beauty advent calendar this holiday season.

1. Your skin will thank you

What better excuse to buy a beauty advent calendar than to look after your skin?

The excitement of getting a new beauty goodie every day is a surefire way to get you excited about your skincare routine.

Using the same products day in, and day out, can get a little monotonous, which may then lead you to neglect your skin. 

If that’s something you can relate to, we’ve got just the solution.

With a beauty advent calendar, it’s impossible to get bored of doing your skincare because you’ll have so many great new products to try! 

2. You’ll save extra cash on skincare products

Christmas can be a tricky time financially for a lot of people, so saving extra pennies where you can is always a good idea.

If you’re someone who does look after your skin, you’ll also be aware that repurchasing your holy grail products can get pretty expensive, especially if run out of your favourites all at once.

Thankfully, beauty advent calendars allow you to get all the products you need in one go – and usually for a reduced price.

Some products may be smaller versions, but they should be enough to tide you over until your January paycheck. We’re excited to say that our 2023 Beauty Advent Calendar contains 25 days of wellness products… and a whopping 16 of them are full-sized.

3. You can dish out some items as stocking fillers

Are you stuck for ideas on stocking fillers? Another great reason to buy a beauty advent calendar is that it provides loads of little gifts for the beauty lovers in your life.

Maybe you spy a friend’s favourite, as well as bits you’d love to keep for yourself.

Sharing is caring – and it’s a great way to grab some gifts at a discount.

So, for fuss-free stockings and gifts for friends, dish out some of the products in your calendar (just be sure to save some for yourself…it is Christmas, after all).

4. It’s an alternative option to a chocolate advent calendar

The health-conscious among us may not want to start their day with a sugary treat, but why should we have to miss out on all the fun?

That’s where beauty advent calendars come in. With all the excitement of regular calendars, plus a long-lasting beauty treat inside, they’re the perfect alternative.

But the benefits don’t end there. The best skincare calendars have been carefully created so that each product can provide your skin with the ingredients it needs.

We’ve designed our 2023 calendar to look after your body through the winter – with a few extra treats thrown in.

5. You get to try out new products

Another reason why skincare and makeup advent calendars are so popular now is that they give you a reason to try loads of new products.

Slipping into the same old routine with your skin can get pretty boring. Plus, our skin does change over time, so it’s important to use products and ingredients to suit it. Who knew your teenage cleanser might not work for you now…?

In the run-up to the big day, it’s great to get your skin revitalised and looking good so you can enjoy the holiday season with confidence.

6. It’s the perfect present for a skincare fanatic

We all have that friend who loves to chat about all things beauty whenever they get the chance, so why not treat them to something they’ll love?

Giving them the perfect opportunity to discuss new products with you, a beauty advent calendar is an ideal gift for people who are hot on their skincare.

And while you might think that advent calendars are for the run-up to Christmas, why not shake up the rules and give the whole thing as a present on Christmas day?

That way, they can feel fresh and fabulous as they enter the new year. 

7. You can use it as a part of your self-care routine

Wellness is super important for maintaining your overall health.

During the festive season, things can get pretty busy, which might leave you feeling a little frazzled. To combat this, you could use a beauty advent calendar as an exercise in self-care.

The gift behind each door acts as a reminder to take some time out for yourself every day, even if it’s just five minutes. 

Make a promise to yourself to use whatever item you get each day and spend at least 15 minutes pampering yourself with it – and whatever else you want to use to unwind.

The final say 

Are you tempted by these reasons to swap out your regular chocolate advent calendar for something a bit more special?

We don’t blame you. With so many different benefits, what’s not to love?

Not only do you get 25 days’ worth of new products to try, but it can also save you money on presents and your skincare – win-win!

Treat your nearest and dearest to a beauty advent calendar this holiday season and watch their face glow with happiness (and from the great products) in the run-up to the big day.

Michelle Kemp


Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: August 2005

Michelle joined Holland and Barrett in 2005 as a Customer Services Advisor where she worked for a total of 6 years.

She left H&B to pursue a career within the public sector and later returned in 2013 where she continued to support the Customer Services department and further developed by qualifying as an advanced product advisor working alongside a team of nutritionists.

She then moved to buying as a FNSS Raw Materials Coordinator before joining the Regulatory Affairs Department in 2017 as a Regulatory Affairs Associate. After 3 years in this role, she then moved to the Beauty team where she expanded her knowledge to focus on the beauty industry.

Michelle is now working on both own-label and branded beauty lines, ensuring that these products and all relating marketing material comply to the EU, UK and International Cosmetics Regulations.

Michelle has 3 children who take up a lot of her time, but when she has a few spare minutes she enjoys walking, fitness and cooking.

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