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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars for 2022

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With 2022 steadily ticking away, it will be no time before December rolls around – and all the exciting Christmas chaos that comes with it. When it come to this year’s advent, why not go self-indulgent and splash out on some wellness wonders? Bringing together some of the best skincare, makeup and bath products on the market for a fraction of the price, you can’t go wrong with a beauty advent calendar. Intrigued? Find some inspiration with our edit of the best below.

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars for 2022

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Green advent calendar with beauty products

Jurlique

Advent Calendar, £85, jurlique.co.uk

Best For: Natural botanicals.

Holistic beauty brand Jurlique has introduced its first ever advent calendar, packed with 24 skincare treats powered by natural botanicals. Products span face, hand and body care, and include brand favourites like the Herbal Recovery Signature Serum and the Nutri-Define Supreme Eye Contour Balm.

Beauty products arranged around green box

Onolla

Winter Wellness Advent Box, £250, onolla.com

Best For: Seasonal beauty items (with instructions on how to use them).

Packed with over £1,000 worth of products, Onolla’s advent box encourages its recipients to ‘begin each day with a gift of wellness’. The box features a curated selection of cleansers, melts and bath oils, and each one comes with free access to Onolla’s vault – a virtual space where you’ll find videos, blogs and self-care advice created by the team to give you a deeper dive into skincare know-how.

Blue advent calendar with beauty products

Sephora

Sephora Advent Calendar 2022, £139, sephora.co.uk

Best For: A generous selection of luxe brands.

Having launched in the UK earlier this year, beloved beauty retailer Sephora is taking over of Christmas wish lists with it coveted selection of gifts and advent calendars. Inside its annual calendar, you’ll find over 34 beauty products worth over £700 – including skincare from Augustinus Bader, Elemis and The Ordinary, makeup from Huda Beauty, Nars and KVD Beauty and fragrances from Mugler, Neom and Floral Street.

Green and blue advent calendar

Neal’s Yard Remedies

12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar, £89, nealsyardremedies.com

Best For: Ethical beauty and wellbeing products.

British wellbeing brand Neal’s Yard Remedies has curated an edit 12 self-care saviours (as well as a £15 Therapy Voucher), created using ethically and sustainably sourced botanicals and essential oils. Inside, expect the likes of beauty balms, hand creams, serums, pillow mists and much more.

Pink set of drawers with beauty products

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte’s Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars, £150, sephora.co.uk

Best For: Stocking up on your skincare go-tos before Christmas day.

Beloved London beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury has unveiled its hotly anticipated advent calendar, with the brand’s signature skincare and makeup products hidden behind 12 doors. From lip oils and sculpting gels to primer andlip liner, the calendar ensures that you’ll have a makeup bag full of your essentials ready to go by Christmas day.

Large cream and black box with little calendar drawers

Jo Malone

Jo Malone London 25 Day Advent Calendar, £350, sephora.co.uk

Best For: Finding the perfect Christmas scent.

An icon of the global skincare scene, Jo Malone never disappoints when it comes to Christmas. The brand has dived into its archives to create an advent calendar packed with 25 of our favourite scents, which take the form of colognes, home fragrances, candles and seasonal adornments.

Christmas tree-shaped advent calendar

Rituals

Premium Advent Calendar, £160.50, rituals.com

Best For: An interactive daily treat.

This Christmas tree-inspired advent calendar allows you to reach between the branches to pull out one of the 24 treats hanging from the boughs. Disguised as decorations, each countdown goodie is a richly scented product ready to help you relax for the festive season. Think hand balms, serums, candles, perfumes, shower foams and clay scrubs.

Red advent calendar

Molton Brown

Advent Calendar, £195, moltonbrown.co.uk

Best For: A seasonally-scented Christmas.

Made from 100% recylced materials, this reusable calendar is packed with festive favourites such as bodywash baubles, ‘Merry Berries & Mimosa’ body lotions, rhubarb scented bathing oils and travel-sized toiletries (perfect if you’re spending Christmas with relatives this year).

Beauty advent calendar

Benefit

Sincerely Yous, Beauty Advent Calendar, £59.50, benefitcosmetics.com

Best For: A 12-day beauty hit.

Worth over £130, Benefit’s advent offering for 2022 includes a whole heap of goodies to keep you looking your best throughout December. Benefit has packed its calendar with some of its best selling products of the year, from brow kits and mascaras to pore primers and face powders.

Pink advent calendar

Aurelia London

Advent Calendar, £120, aurelialondon.com

Best For: Eco-friendly and ethical skincare treats.

B Corp-pending beauty brand Aurelia has just unveiled its 2022 advent calendar, which is suitable for all skin types and uses natural, cruelty-free formulas and ingredients. Featuring various Aurelia skincare heroes, such as the conditioning eye and lash cleanser and the revitalise and glow serum, this is a calendar that will treat you every day on the lead up to Christmas.

Jenga-style advent calendar

Harry’s

Advent Calendar, £69, harrys.com (available from mid October)

Best For: Men’s skincare and wellness.

This jenga-style advent calendar from Harry’s is packed with men’s luxury healthcare items, from shaving essentials and shower goodies to face care and accessories. And keeping the spirit of giving alive this Christmas, the final gift is donation of £10,000 made by Harry’s to Shout, a mental health charity based in the UK.

Red travel case

Oskia

12 Days of Oskia, £170, oskiaskincare.com

Best For: Indulgent self-care on the go.

The season of indulgence awaits with Oskia’s new advent calendar, packed with the brand’s signature wellness products – from cleansing milks and oils to facial tools and moon salts. The calendar comes in a red vegan leather vanity case that can be used to store your little treats, as well as any extras you acquire on Christmas day. The perfect travel-sized treat if you’re expecting to be on the move throughout December.

Black and gold calendar

Bobbi Brown

12-Day Advent Calendar, £135, bobbibrown.co.uk

Best For: Holiday-ready makeup and skincare.

Fans of Bobbi Brown can now get their hands on the brand’s new advent calendar, which includes a selection of travel and full-size goodies (with a saving of over £60). Highlights include lip tints and colours, bronzing powder and Bobbi Brown’s famed long-wear cream shadow stick.

Navy and gold Christmas calendar

Dior

Parfums Christian Dior Advent Calendar, £470, dior.com (available from 6 October)

Best For: The full wellness package.

Dior is set to release its most magical calendar yet with this fairy-tale inspired offering. Designed by Italian artist Pietro Fuffo, the 2022 advent calendar is decorated with a golden illustration of the Dior 30 Montaigne Boutique and pays tribute to the brand’s signature colour palette. Expect a wide range of goodies, spanning skincare, fragrance, body and candles.

Advent calendar set up like card tower

Jo Loves

Magical Advent Calendar, £325, joloves.com (available from 6 October)

Best For: Fragrance-focused goodies and a touch of magic.

Inspired by her childhood memories of assisting her magician father (member of London’s Magic Circle) at Christmastime, British perfumer Jo Malone has created an advent calendar that offers a truly magical countdown. Jo Loves calendars sell out every year, so make sure to get yours quickly.

Navy advent calendar with products scattered around it

Fenwick

Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £195, fenwick.co.uk (available from 8 October)

Best For: Luxury skincare and makeup from the world’s leading beauty brands.

Never one to disappoint, department store Fenwick has teased its most valuable beauty advent calendar yet – with the products inside totaling to a value of over £700. Set to include some huge luxury names in the bundle, it’s surely worth getting your name down on the early bird mailing list.

White box with beauty products lined up in front

ESPA

ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar, £160, espaskincare.com (available from 3 October)

Best For: Indulgent skincare and wellness products.

British beauty brand ESPA has looked to its global community of spas for its 2022 Christmas countdown, with the aim of giving you the ability to recreate the soothing experience at home. Let the month-long pampering session begin.

Black calendar with open drawers containing beauty products

Avant Skincare

12 Days of Beauty: Renew & Rejuvenate Advent Calendar, £269, avant-skincare.com (available from 3 October)

Best For: A daily energy boost for winter-worn skin.

Those looking to best the harsh weather this winter can look no further than Avant Skincare. The brand has launched three advent calendars for Christmas, but it’s the Renew & Rejuvenate curation we have our eyes on. Containing 12 full-sized products to help tackle the signs of aging and plump up skin, you’ll no doubt be spending December looking fresh as can be.

Blue calendar with open drawers containing beauty products

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £245, fortnumandmason.com

Best For: A selection of cult beauty favourites all in one place.

Iconic London department store Fortnum & Mason has released a brand new advent calendar for 2022, with products worth a whopping £844 in total. There’s 25 drawers to work your way through, each one containing treats from the likes of Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, ESPA, Olverum, Bramley and Elizabeth Scarlett.

Black and gold Christmas calendar

YSL

The YSL Beauty Advent Calendar, £220, fortnumandmason.com (available from 14 September)

Best For: The resident makeup guru.

Makeup lovers can get well and truly stuck in with YSL’s new beauty advent calendar. With products spanning lipstick, mascara and fragrance (with four doors containing full-sized products) as well as a gift, you’ll find yourself waking up giddy every morning to see what awaits…

Box of colourful bath bombs

Lush

The Lush Advent Calendar 2022, £185, lush.com

Best For: Stocking up on bathtime favourites and festive extras.

It’s back and better than ever. The hotly-anticipated return of the Lush advent calendar will no doubt have us all in the tizz as we try to get our hands on a box. And it’s more than worth it: this year’s daily treats include a selection of exclusive bath bombs, bubble bars, soaps and perfumes that you can’y otherwise get in store.

Advent calendar with marble design and background

OTO

Rituals Advent Calendar, £299, otocbd.com

Best For: CBD beauty fans and those wanting a calm Christmas.

Considering CBD? Now’s the time to try. Beauty brand OTO has curated a selection of award-winning skincare treatments, creams and sleep products guaranteed to make Christmas all the more peaceful this year.

Beauty products advent calendar

UpCircle

12 Days of Beauty, £89.99, upcirclebeauty.com

Best For: The sustatainable beauty fanatic.

Plastic negative beauty brand UpCircle has released its 2022 Christmas calendar, which (as the name implies) spans 12 days and features some of the brand’s famous hero products. Look out for the golden ticket hidden in just three calendars, which will give you £100 to spend on UpCircle products.

Bottle shaped advent calendar

Penhaligon’s

Doors of Wonder Advent Calendar, £375, penhaligons.com

Best For: The self-named fragrance snob that wants to try a bit of everything.

Penhaligon’s has gone all out with this year’s advent calendar, having filled its doors with a range of perfumes, sopas, lotions, hand creams and body washes from across the brand’s collections.

Featured image: Aurelia London