Whats inside the Sephora advent calendar 2023 contents

Sephora advent calendar 2023: We now know what’s inside plus its price, release date and waitlist

21st November 2023 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sephora Favourites advent calendar 2023 


SEPHORA ADVENT CALENDAR: AT-A-GLANCE

The Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 summary is as follows:

Price: £189

Worth: £1,045

Release date: Available now

Size: 25 days, 36 products – 23 are full size.

Where to buy: Sephora

UPDATE: The Sephora Collection calendar range has now sold out.

You can still buy the main £189 Sephora Favourites Advent Calendar (HERE), but the cheaper own-brand calendars are both gone.

We don’t know if/when these calendars will come back in stock but we’ll update this page when we know more.

In the meantime, a number of other beauty advent calendars are still in stock and some are even reduced for Black Friday, as we approach the 1 December cut-off.

This includes the MAC Frosted Frenzy Advent Calendar which retails for £170 but is currently on offer for £144. The £85 Debenhams calendar is now £72.52, and the Cult Beauty calendar has been reduced to £200.

All prices and stock levels are correct at the time of writing.

You can see other recommendations on our Black Friday advent calendar deals page, or our advent calendar hub.

Alternatively, keep scrolling to read more about the Sephora Favourites Advent Calendar 2023.


Original Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 guide continues below

Sephora only launched in the UK last year and it was the first year its range of 2023 Sephora advent calendars was easily available to buy – and the brand didn’t disappoint.

It released three main advent calendars as well as a host of Christmas sets.

Two of last year’s calendars contained Sephora’s own brand of makeup and skincare while the Sephora Multi-Brand calendar featured popular brands including Huda Beauty, Medik8, Sol de Janeiro, and more.

The 2023 Sephora advent calendar is officially called the Sephora Favourites Advent Calendar and we’ve now been given a full look at what’s inside.

Keep reading to find out what’s inside this year’s calendar, plus its price, value, and release date, as well as everything we’re expecting from the wider Sephora collection.

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Sephora Advent Calendar 2023

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  • Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 Price: £189
  • Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 Value: £1,045
  • Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 Release date: Available now
  • Where to buy: Sephora UK
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What’s inside the Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 contents?

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The contents of the Sephora beauty advent calendar are listed below and the calendar contains 36 products, 23 of which are full-size. We’ve included details about each product individually in our Sephora advent calendar Deep Dive section. Click here to jump straight to that section. You can also watch our unboxing video below, or keep scrolling to see the full list.

@victoria_woolly_web I’ve been waiting for the Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 and it didn’t disappoint. For £189 you get 36 products – 23 of which are full size – worth £1,045. As advent calendars go, the Sephora Advent Calendar is up there with the Space NK one (in our view). There are also a number of products and brands you won’t find in many other calendars, including Gwen Stefani’s GXVE, K18, Fenty Skin and Vegamour. These products on their own get close to the price of the Sephora calendar. When you compare this to the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2023, for example, it looks like an even better value. Charlotte’s calendar costs £29 less than Sephora’s calendar but you get 12 products versus 36. Plus, only two products in the Charlotte Tilbury calendar are full-size, versus 23 in the Sephora. We still think the Space NK takes the edge but the Sephora is a slightly cheaper calendar that’s almost exactly on par with its rival in our hunt for the best advent calendars 2023. Not ad nor is it gifted. #advent #adventcalendars #adventcalendars2023 #adventunboxing #sephoraadvent #sephoramusthaves #sephoradventcalendar2023 #premiumadvent #luxuryadvent #adventcalendarreviews #adventreviews #bestadventcalendar2023 #advent2023 #christmascalendar #christmas #countdowntochristmas ♬ 3D (feat. Jack Harlow) – Jung Kook & Jack Harlow

The full list of what’s in the Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 is below:

  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel 150ml
  • Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Bath & Shower Oil 55ml
  • First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA 56.7g
  • Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream 25ml
  • Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Shower Gel 100ml
  • Commodity Milk Expressive 10ml
  • Floral Street Sweet Almond Blossom Eau de Parfum 10ml
  • Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume 10ml
  • NEOM Organics London Perfect Night’s Sleep Scented Candle (1 Wick) 185g
  • Philip Kingsley Elasti-Styler 5-in-1 Treatment 100ml
  • VIRTUE Healing Oil 9ml
  • K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask 15ml
  • Living Proof Triple Bond Complex 45ml
  • GXVE Beauty Original Me Clean High-Performance Matte Lipstick 3g
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara 8ml
  • ONE/SIZE Beauty On ‘Til Dawn Setting Spray 143ml
  • Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner 0.9ml
  • Rose Inc Satin Lip Color Lipstick 4g
  • Vegamour GRO Volumizing Lash Serum 3ml
  • Nails In Nail Polish 14ml
  • Beautifect Beautifect Blender
  • Tarte Leave Your Mark Vii Eye & Cheek Palette
  • BeautyPro Cica + Niacinamide Face Mask 22ml
  • BeautyPro Warming Eye Mask 16g
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 50g
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops 40ml
  • Ranavat Restoring Moonseed Treatment 8g
  • Sarah Chapman Glow On the Go 10ml
  • Sunday Riley B3 Nice 10% Niacinamide Serum 30ml
  • Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self Tan Serum 30ml
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 15ml
  • REN Clean Skincare Radiance Dark Circle Eye Cream 15ml
  • Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 50ml + Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil 3ml
  • Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum 10ml
  • Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense 30ml
  • Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Moisturiser 30ml
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Is the Sephora Advent Calendar worth it?

The Sephora Advent Calendar is up there with the Space NK calendar (in our view). It’s fantastic value for money and you get an incredible range of products.

There are also a number of products and brands you won’t find in many other calendars, including Gwen Stefani’s GXVE, K18, Fenty Skin and Vegamour. These products on their own get close to the price of the Sephora calendar.

When you compare this to the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2023, for example, it looks like an even better value. Charlotte’s calendar costs £29 less than Sephora’s calendar but you get 12 products versus 36. Plus, only two products in the Charlotte Tilbury calendar are full-size, versus 23 in the Sephora.

We still think the Space NK takes the edge but the Sephora is a slightly cheaper calendar that’s almost exactly on par with its rival.

Is the Sephora Advent Calendar worth it? Yes, definitely!

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Sephora Collection Advent Calendars 2023

Last year, Sephora also sold two calendars full of its own-brand products. This year, only one has been announced so far. It’s currently on sale in the EU and we’re expecting/hoping that it comes to the UK with the Sephora Favourites calendar.

  • Sephora Collection Advent Calendar: £49.99
  • Sephora Collection Premium Advent Calendar: £79.99

♥︎ Sephora Collection Advent Calendar 2023

£49.99 | Buy now

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  • Price: £49.99
  • Worth: £75
  • Size: 24 doors, 24 products
  • Release date: Available now
  • Where to buy: Sephora UK

What’s inside the Sephora Collection Advent Calendar 2023 contents?

  • Caffeine Eye Mask: Smoothing Energizing
  • Charcoal Nose Strip
  • Cherry Lip Mask: Hydrating Smoothing
  • Cotton Flower Shower Cream Capsule
  • Cream Lip Stain: 01 Always Red
  • Face and Nail Rhinestones
  • Gel Effect Top Coat
  • Hair Tie
  • Hydrating Cleansing Wipes: Aloe Vera (10 Wipes)
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Matcha Tea Mattifying Clarifying Face Mask
  • Mini All Day Hydrator: Hydration + Radiance
  • Mini Big By Definition Mascara
  • Mini Clean Skin Gel
  • Mini Face Gua Sha
  • Mini Lip Pencil: 03 Classic Red
  • Mini Brightening Eye Cream
  • Monoi Shower Cream Capsule
  • Nail Files (x2)
  • Nail Polish: L04 Strawberry Macaron
  • Nail Polish: L41 Cherry Popsicle
  • Pocket Mirror
  • Waterproof 12H Contour Pencil Eyeliner: 01 Black Lace
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Sephora Collection Premium Advent Calendar 2023

£79.99 | Buy now

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  • Price: £79.99
  • Worth: £159
  • Size: 24 doors, 24 products
  • Release date: Available now
  • Where to buy: Sephora UK

What’s inside the Sephora Collection Premium Advent Calendar 2023 contents?

  • Glossed Lip Gloss: 01 Boss
  • Almond Milk Hand Balm: Nourishing, Repairing
  • All Day Hydrator: Hydration + Radiance
  • Charcoal Nose Strip
  • Caffeine Eye Mask: Smoothing Energising
  • Clear Eyebrow Gel
  • Colorful Blush: 06 Flirt It Up
  • Cream Lip Stain: 01 Always Red
  • Cucumber Hand Mask
  • Cucumber Eye Mask: Soothing, De-puffing
  • Iris + Moka Intense Eau de Parfum OR Vanilla + Fleur De Sel Sweet & Sour Eau de Parfum
  • Exfoliating Glove
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Gel Effect Top Coat
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Micellar Water Makeup Remover
  • Mini Big By Definition Mascara
  • Mini Face Gua Sha
  • Mini Vitamin C+E Advanced Glow Serum
  • Papaya + Vitamin C Eye Mask: De-puffing
  • Seaweed Gel Mask
  • Tonic Lotion: Passion Fruit
  • Watermelon Lip Balm: Nourishing, Moisturising
  • Watermelon Face Mask: Thirst-Quenching Plumping
  • Waterproof 12H Contour Pencil Eyeliner: 13 Tiramisu
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Advent Calendar 2023 Unboxing Videos

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.

Follow us on TikTok for updates and be the first to know, or check out our growing Advent 2023 playlist.


Sephora Advent Calendar contents: Deep Dive

Having a list of products is all well and good, but if they’re brands or items you’ve never heard of or used before, it can be hard to know if the Sephora advent calendar is really worth it. With that in mind, we’ve explained below what each product in this year’s calendar does and who it’s suited for, to help you decide just how many of the items you’ll use.

If you’re not sure what skin type you are, go to our: What skin type do I have? guide.

  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel: This gel is designed to relieve muscle tension and stress. It smells of rosemary, black pepper, and ginger and is suitable for all skin types.
  • Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Bath & Shower Oil: This bath and shower oil is formulated to help clear your airways and boost your immunity. It contains eucalyptus and peppermint, ideal for people with allergies or colds.
  • First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub: This body scrub targets keratosis pilaris with 10% alpha hydroxy acids. Suitable for all skin types, it exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin.
  • Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream: This cult firming cream promises to tighten and smooth the skin. It contains guaraná extract and is suitable for all skin types but particularly anyone with cellulite or if you’re looking to help tone and smooth the skin.
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  • Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Shower Gel: A shower gel that smells like orange and bergamot. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Commodity Milk Expressive: This is a unisex fragrance that smells like vanilla and milk. If you like soft, subtle, and sweet scents this perfume will be great but it can be quite sickly so if you prefer fresh scents, you may not like this one.
  • Floral Street Sweet Almond Blossom Eau de Parfum: A floral alternative to the Commodity Milk fragrance. This one smells like almond blossom and plums. Ideal for those who love sweet, floral scents.
  • Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume: The third perfume in the Sephora Advent Calendar 2023 is more subtle than the other two and smells exclusively of  Cetalox, which is an amber scent.
  • NEOM Organics Sleep Candle: A lavender-infused candle designed to improve sleep quality. It’s great for anyone looking to create a calming bedtime or struggles dozing off.
  • Philip Kingsley Elasti-Styler 5-in-1 Treatment: We’re big fans of this treatment, especially after swimming, because it conditions, styles, and protects from UV rays. Suitable for all hair types.
  • VIRTUE Healing Oil: A lightweight hair oil that repairs and strengthens hair. Infused with Alpha Keratin 60ku, it’s suitable for damaged or dry hair.
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  • K18 Hair mask: This bioactive peptide treatment is designed to repair damaged hair. Suitable for all hair types, especially those with chemical or heat damage. We love this hair mask and you can read why in our K18 vs Olaplex guide.
  • Living Proof Triple Bond Complex: A hair treatment that strengthens and repairs broken hair bonds, similar to Olaplex. Suitable for damaged or colour-treated hair.
  • GXVE Beauty Lipstick: GXVE is Gwen Stefani’s makeup range this matte lipstick is said to be suitable for all skin tones. It’s vegan and cruelty-free too.
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara: A buildable mascara that lengthens and curls lashes. Suitable for sensitive eyes.
  • ONE/SIZE Beauty On ‘Til Dawn Setting Spray: We’ve never heard of this brand so we’re excited to try the setting spray because it promises to keep makeup in place all day.
  • Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner: We’re very big fans of Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty and this waterproof liquid eyeliner is great for precise application. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • Rose Inc Satin Lip Color Lipstick: Another celebrity makeup product, this time from Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s Rose Inc. It’s a ” hydrating satin lipstick” that offers long-lasting colour. Said to be suitable for all skin tones.
  • Vegamour GRO Volumizing Lash Serum: A lash serum designed to promote longer, thicker lashes. Suitable for people (like us!) with sparse or thin lashes. We’ve previously tried the Olaplex LashBond serum so it will be interesting to see how this one compares.
  • NailsInc Nail Polish: A long-wearing nail polish available in various shades. Suitable for all nail types.
  • Beautifect Beautifect Blender: A makeup sponge designed for foundation. This is another brand we haven’t heard of so we’ve keen to see how this blender competes with our fave from Chloe Cosmetics.
  • Tarte Leave Your Mark Vii Eye & Cheek Palette: Tarte seems to have fallen off the radar a little recently but it consistently makes great products and this all-in-one eye and cheek palette has versatile shades and is suitable for most skin tones. It may not work for darker or deeper shades, though.
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  • BeautyPro Cica + Niacinamide Face Mask: A sheet mask that hydrates and brightens the skin with cica and niacinamide, it’s suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for anyone with sensitive, irritated, or ageing skin. This is because cica helps repair and hydrate, with antioxidants, while niacinamide helps brighten and balance.
  • BeautyPro Warming Eye Mask: A self-heating eye mask designed to relieve eye strain. Suitable for anyone with tired eyes (so all Mums and Dads probably…!)
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: One of the best cleansing balms we’ve tried. It “melts” makeup and impurities and is suitable for all skin types.
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops: Another cult product, this serum from K-Beauty brand Glow Recipe brightens the skin and contains watermelon extract and niacinamide. Suitable for all skin types. It didn’t perform amazingly well in our best serum tests, but a lot of people really love this product.
  • Ranavat Restoring Moonseed Treatment: A facial treatment that rejuvenates and hydrates the skin. Suitable for mature or dry skin.
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  • Sarah Chapman Glow On the Go: Sarah Champman is a favourite of One Direction singer, Niall Horan and its Glow on the Go is a facial oil that hydrates and brightens the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Sunday Riley B3 Nice 10% Niacinamide Serum: This serum minimises the appearance of pores and balances oil production. Suitable for oily or combination skin.
  • Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self Tan Serum: A self-tanning serum that also hydrates the skin. Suitable for most lighter skin tones.
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment: An exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cells. Suitable for most skin types but it’s probably worth giving it a miss if you have sensitive skin, or redness.
  • REN Clean Skincare Radiance Dark Circle Eye Cream: An eye cream that helps get rid of dark circles and puffiness.
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  • Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial + Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil: A facial treatment set that exfoliates and hydrates. Suitable for all skin types although people with sensitive skin might want to avoid the exfoliating treatment just in case.
  • Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum: This toner-serum hybrid from Rihanna’s Fenty Skin currently sits at the top of our skincare group test spreadsheet and, as a result, sits at the top of our best serum and best toner guides. It helps with clogged pores and hydrates. Suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for oily skin.
  • Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense: This hydrating serum is designed to lock in moisture and is best for dry and/or dehydrated skin.
  • Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Moisturiser: This is a lightweight moisturiser that hydrates and nourishes thanks to the use of antioxidant Vitamin E, it’s suitable for all skin types.

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