Self-Care Countdown: The 25 Best Beauty Advent Calendars For 2023
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Self-Care Countdown: The 25 Best Beauty Advent Calendars For 2023

'Tis the season for a good pampering session

If chocolates, cheeses and wines aren’t quite what you’re looking for in your Christmas countdown this year, fear not. On gloomy winter days you can brighten up your mood (and really get into the festive spirit) with one of these gorgeous beauty advent calendars. From LOOKFANTASTIC and Liberty to LUSH and Neal’s Yard Remedies, these are the best on the market right now. 

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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars For 2023

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Advent calendar with skincare products

Dr, Barbara Sturm

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar, £450

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £1,118

The ultimate treat for Dr. Barbara Sturm fans, the beauty label has rounded up some of its most loved products (for less than half the usual price) in its 2023 festive countdown. Goodies include the brand’s coveted Hyaluronic Serum, Glow Drops, Calming Serum and Face Mask, as well as newer additions to the Dr. Barbara Sturm line like the Make-Up Remover and Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream.

Perfume bottle-shaped advent calendar with striped bag


The Toy Chest, £395

Release Date: Available now

Have a passion for perfume? Then you won’t want to miss Penhaligon’s beautiful toy chest-themed advent calendar, which is stuffed with sweet-smelling wonders – including lip balms, hand creams, candles, soaps and 14 travel-sized fragrances.

Colourful advent calendar


Luxury Advent Calendar, £115

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £177.50

L’Occitane’s 1970s-inspired advent calendar promises 24 days of utter pampering, with some of the brand’s most premium products squirreled away inside. From shower gels and haircare to hand cream and skincare (some of which are full sized and brand new to L’Occitane), there’s plenty to see you through the festive season.

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2023

Jo Malone London

Advent Calendar £350

Release Date: Available now

Always a sell-out, the Jo Malone London advent calendar contains classic scents and festive fragrances, including colognes, bath & body miniatures, a full-sized fragrance and two Travel Candles.

Orange beauty calendar


Sephora Favorites Advent Calendar 2023, £189

Release Date: Pre-order open now, deliver 31 October 2023

Worth: £1,045

Sephora’s iconic Christmas countdown is back, following last year’s sell-out success. This year, there’s an even bigger selection to look forward to, with 36 products (23 of which are full-sized) hand-selected by Sephora from its huge library of beauty brands. Think Drunk Elephant, ELEMIS, Rare Beauty, Glow Recipe and more…

Purple advent calendar box

Space NK

Beauty Advent Calendar, £235

Release Date: Available now

Pushing the boat out with its festive beauty curation this year is Space NK, which has just unveiled an advent calendar overflowing with 33 products from the likes of harlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Rare Beauty, Rose Inc, Tatcha, Augustinus Bader, Olaplex, JVN and more.

White advent calendar on marble fireplace

The White Company

Advent Calendar, £175

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £273

The White Company’s new calendar is packed with 25 moments of joy. This year’s countdown treats –which include candles, home sprays, shower gels, bodywash and skincare – will ensure you get a little wellness treat all the way up to (and including) Christmas Day.

Advent calendar modelled after winter village


Deluxe Advent Calendar, £120.90

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £199

B Corp beauty brand Rituals has gone all out with its 2023 advent calendar, which has been modelled into a cute wintry village complete with snow-topped houses, pine trees and a warm glow courtesy of LED lights. Inside, you’ll find 24 wellness goodies spanning hand wash, shower oil, creams, hair masks, fragrances and more.

Green advent calendar box

The Body Shop

Advent Calendar Of Wishes & Wonders, £145

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £250

Body Shop fans, rejoice! The B Corp brand has brought back its signature advent calendars for 2023, with three versions to choose from. If head-to-toe self-care is your thing, then we recommend going all in with the Wishes & Wonders calendar, which hides skincare, haircare and the odd facemask behind its doors. Let December be your month of pampering this year.

White and gold advent calendar


Advent Calendar 2023, £308

Available at Harrods from October 2023

Release Date: October 2023

Are you (or know someone who is) a skincare afficionado? If the answer is yes, then SENSAI’s limited edition advent calendar should be on your radar come December. Filled with 24 days’ worth of skincare, body care and makeup items (both full-sized and charm sized), you can spend the festive countdown happily looking after yourself.

Cat-themed advent calendar

Paul & Joe

Advent Calendar, £84

Available at Sephora from October 2023

Release Date: October 2023

The sixth edition of Paul & Joe’s quirky feline-themed Christmas countdown is everything a cat-obsessed makeup lover could want. The calendar, decorated with the faces of designer Sophie’s beloved cats Gipsy and Nounette, has 24 doors – behind which hide foundation primers, skincare, body care products and accessories.

GLOSSYBOX advent calendar


2023 Advent Calendar, £70 for subscribers and £80 for non-subscribers

Release Date: Available now

Worth: Over £473

GLOSSYBOX is back with the 2023 edition of its coveted beauty calendar, this time packed with 28 products (17 of which are full-sized) and three duo drawers where you’ll find luxury brands like Medik8, Color Wow, Floral Street and ESPA. Some stand-outs this year include the Made by Mitchell ‘Blursh’ liquid blush (as raved about on TikTok) and a full-sized eyeshadow palette from Ciaté London (usually worth over £40).

Sign up to the waitlist here

Advent calendar with beauty products

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £250

Release Date: Available now

Worth: £1,300

Harvey Nichols made waves last yar with the arrival of its first ever beauty advent calendar – and this year, it’s going bigger and better. The store’s team of beauty buyers has curated a super luxurious selection of 45 products for this year’s countdown, including 25 full-sized products, spanning the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Fenty Beauty, Acqua Di Parma and Sol de Janeiro. Alongside gels, creams and makeup, you’ll also find a treatment vouchers (namely an eyebrow shape session with a Shavata Singh brow expert and a makeup 1-2-1 with a Fenty MUA). And if you’re feeling lucky, keep in mind that one in 50 advent calendars will also conceal a surprise £100 Harvey Nichols gift card…

Lush advent calendar


Christmas Buds Advent Calendar, £125

Release Date: Available now

LUSH has unveiled not one, but two advent calendars this year – but if you’re craving a spectacular bath experience (either for yourself or the whole family), then it’s the Christmas Buds calendar you want. It’s filled with 25 bath bombs, bubble bars and bath melts, with a mix of Lush classics, festive exclusive and returning retro favourites like the Snow Angel Bath Melt.

Advent calendar


The No7 Advent Calendar, £TBC

Release Date: Available now

No7 fans are in luck this year: not only is Boots releasing a 2023 version of its popular advent calendar, but this time round you can also tailor it to your skincare routine with three separate versions (details to be released very soon). Those who sign up to the waitlist will also be entered into an exclusive competition to win a spa experience for two people, worth up to £400.

Sign up to the waitlist here

Beauty advent calendar


2023 Beauty Advent Calendar, £99


Release Date: Available now

Worth: Over £565

The sell-out LOOKFANTASTIC calendar is back for 2023, with a curated selection of 27 products worth over £565. Big-name brands featured this year include NARS, MAC and Elemis. LOOKFANTASTIC The Box subscribers can also receive £10 off the advent calendar, so make sure to subscribe if you want a piece of the action.

Sign up to the waitlist here

Blue box with ribbon on pink background

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £260


Release Date: Available now

Worth: Over £1,000

You’re guaranteed to feel nothing short of spoilt with this calendar from Fortnum & Mason, which contains 30 beauty products (22 of which are full-sized) from luxury brands like Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, ESPA, Olverum, Acqua Di Parma, OTO and Charlotte Posner.

Sign up to the waitlist here

Neal's Yard Remedies advent calendar

Neal’s Yard Remedies

12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar 2023, £95


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £180

Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched a selection of keepsake advent boxes this year, packed with a sweet-smelling selection of botanical and essential oils. Still have your calendar from last year? The brand has also launched a refill collection full of individually wrapped and numbered products, so that you can refill your keepsake advent calendar from last year.

Sign up to the waitlist here

White advent calendar surrounded by green gift bags and boxes


ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar, £175


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £418

Ready to refine that festive glow? Relax on the inside and outside with ESPA’s wellness countdown, which is packed with 25 products spanning invigorating cleansers, nourishing creams and rich essential oils.

Sign up to the waitlist here

Advent calendar on purple background


Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £250


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £1,040

Honestly, we could spend hours in Liberty’s beauty hall – but if you’d prefer to save your legs (and a little money), then its advent calendar comes in at a close second. This year’s features 30 days’ worth of goodies, with 20 full-sized items spanning skincare, haircare, makeup, fragrance and even a surprise jewellery entry from Estella Bartlett.

Sign up to the waitlist here

Bauble-shaped advent calendar

Jo Loves

Advent Calendar, £365


Release Date: Available now

Does Jo Loves need an introduction, really? The brand, known for its incredible fragrances, has packed its festive countdown with 25 fragrant treats (including six-full size products) for 2023, as well as five exclusive Jo Loves x Warner House baubles that you can treasure for Christmases to come.

Blue and gold advent calendar

Eve Lom

Advent Calendar, £225


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £419.09

Beauty advent calendars offer a great opportunity to explore products from a new brand that you haven’t tried before. Eve Lom’s 2023 calendar features a curated selection of its best-sellers, from cleansers and serums to eye creams and face masks – laid out to help you discover Eve Lom’s range at your own pace.

White and gold advent calendar with bath products

Molton Brown

Luxury Advent Calendar, £210


Release Date: Available now

If you like to pack your winter with relaxed evenings in the bath surrounded by sweet-smelling candles, then this is the treat for you. British fragrance brand Molton Brown recently unveiled the 2023 edition of its advent calendar, which is packed with year-round favourites as well as new festive fragrances for Christmas.

Green advent calendar


Advent Calendar 2023, £110


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £220.45

Jurlique has revamped its classic advent calendar this year, with a new selection of  24 deluxe size skincare products for face and body. Feel-good festivities are just a red and green door away…

Red postbox advent calendar


Ultimate Beauty Calendar, £189


Release Date: Available now

Worth: £551

You’ve got mail – and we bet you’ll struggle not to open it before December. B Corp beauty brand ELEMIS has unveiled a postbox-inspired advent calendar featuring 25 of its signature skincare and body products – including its hero Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (which comes full sized).

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