In our skincare advent calendar 2023 guide, we’ve handpicked the best skincare-only calendars no matter what your skin type or budget is
Beauty advent calendars have exploded in recent years and while many contain a mix of makeup, haircare, tools, skincare, and more, there’s also a growing trend of calendars focused purely on skincare.
Unlike the best beauty calendars, skincare advent calendars tend to come from single brands rather than retailers.
This can be great if you love a particular skincare brand, or if you want to experiment with new skincare from new brands without paying a premium.
This is because even the most expensive skincare advent calendars still cost much less than if you were to buy all the skincare separately.
Below we’ve listed our favourite 2023 skincare advent calendars.
As their name suggests, these calendars only contain skincare and skincare-related tools and accessories.
If you’re looking for more general beauty calendars or makeup calendars then check out our beauty advent calendar 2023 hub. We’ve also got a page dedicated to cheap advent calendars, adult advent calendars, or luxury advent calendars at the other end of the spectrum.
Below we’ve listed what we know (so far) about the best skincare advent calendars 2023.
Watch our 2023 Advent Calendar Unboxing videos on TikTok – CLICK HERE FOR THE 2023 ADVENT PLAYLIST
Below are the 2023 skincare Advent Calendar waitlists, pre-orders, and the calendars that are already on sale.
This guide is in alphabetical order.
What’s in the Aurelia Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
The Aurelia Advent Calendar 2023 contains 12 days of skincare favourites, from a cream cleanser to a clay mask, serums and more.
The full list of contents is below:
What’s inside the Avant Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
Inside are 12 products including the Brightening & De-Puffing Hyaluronic Overnight Eye Recovery Mask, the Glycolic Acid Vivifying & Firming Body Treatment, and its Serene Scalp Recovery Exfoliating Treatment. See the full list of what’s inside the Avant skincare advent calendar contents here.
What’s inside the BeautyPRO Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
This year’s BeautyPRO Advent Calendar contains 12 masks, gloves and booties designed to nourish the skin on your hands and feet.
See the full list of what’s inside the BeautyPRO advent calendar 2023 on our best cheap advent calendar guide.
Body Shop is releasing three versions of its advent calendars for 2023 – a 24-day budget calendar full of minis, a 25-day mid-range calendar full of mini and full-size products, and a large, 25-day premium version full of full-size products. They range in price from £59 up to £145.
The Body Shop Advent Calendar of Change
The Body Shop Big Advent Calendar of Change
The Body Shop Ultimate Advent Calendar of Change
What’s inside the Body Shop Advent Calendar 2023?
We’ve listed what’s inside all of the 2023 Body Shop Advent Calendars here.
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There are three Clarins advent calendars this year – a 12-day women’s calendar, a 12-day men’s calendar, and a 24-day calendar.
We’ve included the summary of each Clarins calendar below. See the full list of what’s inside the Clarins Advent Calendar 2023 collection here.
Clarins Advent Calendar 2023
Clarins 12-day Women’s Advent Calendar 2023
Clarins 12-day Men’s Advent Calendar 2023
What’s inside the Cowshed Advent Calendar 2023 contents:
What’s inside the Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2023?
What’s inside the ESPA advent calendar 2023?
The 2023 ESPA beauty advent calendar contains a mix of full-sized, and travel-sized versions of the premium brand’s bestselling skincare behind each of its 25 doors.
You can see the full list of what’s in the ESPA Advent Calendar 2023 here.
What’s inside the Eve Lom Advent Calendar 2023?
The Eve Lom Advent Calendar 2023 has 12 products including the Eve Lom Radiance Facial Oil, Moisture Mask, and Radiance Repair Retinol Serum.
See the full list of what’s inside the 2023 Eve Lom advent calendar on our best luxury advent calendar guide.
What’s inside the Fresh Advent Calendar 2023?
The Fresh Advent Calendar 2023 features the Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence, Sugar Strawberry face wash and Soy cleanser. See the full list of what’s in the Fresh Advent Calendar 2023 in our luxury advent calendar guide.
What’s inside the Garnier 12 Days of Maskmas Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
The Garnier Maskmas Advent Calendar contains 12 days of face masks. You can see the full list of what’s inside the Garnier advent calendar in our best cheap advent calendar guide.
What’s inside the Glow Recipe Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
The Glow Recipe Advent Calendar 2023 contains 10 bestselling products in a mix of full- and travel-size plus accessories. You can see the full list of what’s inside the Glow Recipe Advent Calendar guide here.
What’s inside the Glow Recipe Vault 2023 contents?
What’s inside the Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
The Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar 2023 features brands including Faith in Nature, Weleda, Dr Organic, Q+|A, and much more.
See the full list of what’s inside the Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar 2023 on our cheap advent calendar guide.
What’s inside the Jurlique advent calendar 2023?
The 2023 Jurlique advent calendar is full of the holistic skincare brand’s bestsellers. You can see the full list of what’s inside the Jurlique advent calendar in our best luxury advent calendar guide.
What’s inside Kiehl’s advent calendar 2023 contents?
See the full list of what’s inside the Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2023 here or watch our unboxing video below:
@victoria_woolly_web I don’t love how many minis are in this Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 😏 especially given its £109 price BUT this is still cheaper than the Charlotte Tilbury and Benefit calendars and they are equally guilty of that too. And before anyone says “that’s what advent calendars do”, the SpaceNK calendar is absolutely full of full sizes and while it’s more expensive, it’s worth a LOT more too – nearly nine times as much. #advent #adventcalendar #adventunboxing #kiehls #kiehlsadventcalendar #kiehlsadvent #kiehlsultra #premiumadvent #luxuryadvent #adventcalendarreviews #adventreviews #skincareadvent #treatyourself #kiehlsadventcalendar2023 #skincareadvent #bestadventcalendar2023 #advent2023 #christmascalendar #christmas #countdowntochristmas ♬ Let it Snow (Instrumental) – Instrumental Winter
What’s inside the La Mer advent calendar 2023?
This 12-day calendar is full of La Mer skincare minis. See the full list of what’s in the La Mer Advent Calendar 2023 in our best luxury advent calendar guide.
What’s inside the L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2023?
What’s inside the Lumene Advent Calendar 2023 contents:
What’s inside the Neal’s Yard Remedies Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
What’s inside the No7 Advent Calendars 2023 contents?
There are four versions of the No7 Beauty Advent Calendars for 2023:
We’ll update this page when we know more about the contents of each.
What’s inside the Nuxe Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
What’s inside the Origins Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
What’s inside the Rituals advent calendar 2023 contents?
There are four versions to choose from:
See the full list of what’s inside each of this year’s Ritual advent calendar collection here.
What’s inside the Revolution Pro advent calendar 2023 contents?
The 2023 Revolution Pro calendar contains 12 days of balms, creams, lotions, cleansers, and skincare accessories. If you were to buy these products separately, they’d cost £91.
See the full list of what’s inside the Revolution Pro Advent Calendar 2023 here or discover more of the best cheap advent calendars 2023 here.
£25 | Buy now
What’s inside the Revolution Skincare Advent Calendar 2023 contents?
What’s inside the Sensai Cosmetics advent calendar 2023 contents?
What’s inside the Sisley Paris advent calendar 2023 contents?
The Sisley Paris Advent Calendar includes premium firming creams, oils, lotions, candles, and accessories. See the full list of what’s inside the Sisley Paris advent calendar 2023 on our luxury advent calendar 2023 guide.
What’s inside the Soap & Glory advent calendar 2023 contents?
The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar includes lotions, body butters, face washes and sheet masks as well as accessories including a nail file, a scrunchie, a candle, a face mitt, and more. See the full list of what’s inside the Soap & Glory advent calendar 2023 here.
$255 (worth $305) | Buy now
In lieu of a 2023 Sol De Janeiro calendar, the brand has announced the Sol De Janeiro Ultimate Icons Set. It’s only currently on sale in the US but the details are as follows:
In addition to the Sol De Janeiro Icons set, there are also a number of smaller, more affordable gift sets available at Cult Beauty. These include:
Last year we did a daily unboxing of a number of advent calendars and this year we’ve taken things up a notch. Ahead of the festive season, we’re unboxing some of the biggest advent calendars of the season so we can reveal which are worth the money, and which are worth avoiding.
Alternatively, if you want to see what was in last year’s best beauty advent calendars you can find all of the videos in our Advent 2022 Playlist on TikTok. We’ve embedded one of the videos below to give you an idea of what to expect.
@victoria_woolly_web Day 8 of beauty advent calendar unboxing 🎁 A full-size @augustinusbader cream from @cultbeauty and the @hourglasscosmetics Setting Powder from @spacenk are highlights for me 🥰 I’ll be donating anything I don’t use to beauty banks and via the mamabella Reader Review panel #mamabella #advent #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar2022 #beautyunboxingvideo #adventcalendarunboxing #glossyboxadventcalendar #spacenkadventcalendar2022 #macadventcalendar2022 #thewhitecompanyadventcalendar ♬ original sound – Victoria Woollaston-
In addition to featuring the best skincare advent calendars, we’ve started listed our favourite makeup and skincare calendars via their own individual pages.
We’ve started listing all the best beauty advent calendars 2023 on our advent calendar hub but you can also read about individual calendars via the clicks below.
Below are the 2023 beauty advent calendars that we’re expecting to see this year, but are yet to be announced. We’ll update this page once they either go live, or we confirm they’re not coming.
What is it? The Decleor beauty advent calendar 2023 will likely be an extravagance but if you’re a Decléor fan, or you want to show someone just how much you care, you won’t be disappointed. The 24-day calendar usually contains bestselling Decléor products behind each door, including cleansers, exfoliators, shower gels and creams, serums, face masks, and more.
Where to buy: Decleor
What is it? Laura Ashley, the home furnishings brand, also sells a range of toiletries including bath foam, shower gels as well as room mists. We’re expecting this year’s calendar to contain 12 of these products as part of the Laura Ashley Christmas Advent Calendar 2023, with each one smelling of an “English garden.”
Where to buy: Boots
£380 | Buy now
What is it? This is definitely one of the most luxurious advent calendars of 2022 (so far) but that’s because Susanne Kaufmann products are universally seen as the epitome of science-led, effective skincare. This 24-day calendar contains body, face and bath care products, which includes four full-sized “icon” products from the collection alongside deluxe-sized cult classics.
Launch date: Available now
Where to buy: Susanne Kauffman