All the best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020

If we’ve learned one thing this year is that life comes at you fast – and keeping with the theme, Christmas 2020 products are already here.

Beauty advent calendars are already being release, and they’re giving us hope that the only daily updates of the year won’t be horrifying. Instead, we can look forward to serums and candles and bath bombs to brighten the winter months.

Given that some of the beauty offerings can be on the expensive side, it

Jo Malone

Price: £320

What’s inside:

  • Pine & Eucalyptus Miniature Candle
  • Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne 9ml
  • Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wash 30ml
  • Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 9ml
  • Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Peony & Blush Suede Miniature Candle 35g
  • Pomegranate Noir Cologne 9ml
  • Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Poppy & Barley Cologne 9ml
  • Blackberry & Bay Body Crème 50ml
  • Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Wild Bluebell Cologne 9ml
  • Red Roses Body & Hand Wash 15ml
  • Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Green Tomato Leaf Miniature Candle 35g
  • Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml
  • Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream 15ml
  • English Pear & Freesia Cologne 9ml
  • Sweet Almond & Macaroon Miniature Candle 35g
  • Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml
  • Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 9ml
  • English Pear & Freesia Mini Soap 50g
  • Additional surprise for Christmas Eve

Special touches: Not only does this calendar include a special surprise on Christmas Eve (that even we don’t know about yet) it also has a Green Tomato Leaf Candle.

These are thought to have been discontinued in full size, so are becoming very exclusive indeed.

When and where to buy: The calendar goes live on 1 October on the Jo Malone website. Two weeks later, it’ll launch in stores. You can sign up to be first in line here.


Price: £175

What’s inside:

  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 50ml FULL SIZE
  • Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal 5ml
  • ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum 4ml
  • Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Masks – 1 PAIR
  • Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g + Cleansing Cloth
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash 30ml
  • NEW Dynamic Resurfacing Pads 14 pads
  • Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask 15ml
  • Superfood Vital Veggie Mask 15ml
  • NEW Peptide4 Overnight Radiance Peel 10ml
  • Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial 15ml
  • Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Oil 5ml
  • Superfood Day Cream 20ml
  • Superfood Night Cream 20ml
  • NEW Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice 20ml
  • Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator 15ml
  • Soothing Apricot Toner 50ml
  • Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
  • Herbal Lavender Repair Mask 15ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Cream 50ml
  • Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 35ml

Special touches: The contents of this calendar are worth over £400, and its crowning glory is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which would normally set you back £87.

Fans of Creme de la Mer get ready to have your head turned.

When and where to buy: This one will be out on the Elemis website on 14 September. You can sign up for alerts on its release here.

Jo Loves

Price: £300

What’s inside: The exact list doesn’t seem to be available just yet, but you’ll get your hands on 24 travel sized goodies as well as one full size product on Christmas day.

Highlights include Mango Thai Lime Bath and Shower Gel and Body Lotion, Christmas Trees Room Spray, Seville Orange and Neroli Candle and the accompanying Hand Wash and Lotion.

Special touches: This one will delight interior design fanatics with its adorable wreath shape and white and red colour scheme.

When and where to buy: The calendar will be released on 8 October on the JoLoves website.


Price: £185

What’s inside:

  • Bombardino bath bomb
  • Sleepy shower gel
  • Yog Nog shower gel
  • Satsumo Santa bath bomb
  • Ponche shower gel
  • Abombinaball bath bomb
  • Golden Wonder bath bomb
  • I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas bath bomb
  • Dream Cream self-preserving body lotion
  • Kinky Boots bubble bar
  • Twilight bath bomb
  • Sleepy bubble bar
  • Sakura body lotion
  • Candy Cane reusable bubble bar
  • Orange shower scrub
  • Salt and Peppermint Bark body scrub
  • Snow Fairy shampoo bar
  • Coconut Snow body lotion
  • Shooting Stars soap
  • Christmas Eve bubble bar
  • Golden Pear soap
  • Candy Cane lip scrub
  • Fresh As perfume
  • Celebrate body milk

Special touches: Everything in this calendar is vegan, and the packaging is all recyclable or reusable (with bath bombs and solid products coming naked).

It’s also packed with Christmas exclusives – including a pine-scented perfume that’s perfect for that time of year.

When and where to buy: The calendar can be pre-ordered now, and will be sent out in November.

Holland and Barrett

Price: £40

What’s inside:

  • Sukin Purely ageless moisturiser, 20ml
  • Dead Sea Spa BB Cream ,15ml
  • Evolve Hyaluronic Serum, 10ml
  • Ayumi Turmeric & Argan Oil Body Wash, 250ml
  • Holland & Barrett Wooden Mirror
  • Ethique Bliss Cleansing Bar, 110g
  • Natura Siberica Hair Mask
  • Weleda Arnica Muscle Soak, 50ml
  • Ecodenta Organic Anti-Plaque Toothpaste, 75ml
  • Dr Organic Guava Gel Moisturiser, 50ml
  • So Eco Eyeshadow Brush
  • Q&A Liqourice Lip Oil, 15ml
  • Holland & Barrett Headband Wrap
  • True Skincare Rehydrating Facial Oil, 10ml
  • Vitaskin Vitamin C Eye Cream
  • Holland & Barett Reusable Earbuds
  • Whamisa Toner Deep Rich, 33.5ml
  • Ethique Mini Shampoo & Conditioner, 2 X 15G
  • Urban Veda Reviving Night Cream, 20ml
  • Tisserand De-stress Roller Ball, 10ml
  • Lamoora Breathe Shower Bomb 30g
  • Gallinee Face Vinegar, 50ml
  • Kili.G Face, Eyes, Neck Mousse, 60ml
  • Up Circle Face Scrub Citrus Blend, 100ml 

Special touches: On top of being a great bargain buy (the items inside would cost you £170 individually) this is mega eco-friendly.

Every product in the calendar is free from parabens, SLS, and micro plastics, and the calendar itself is recyclable cardboard.

Customers will also find discount vouches for some items behind the doors.

When and where to buy: This one will be available on the Holland and Barrett website from 14 September.

You can sign up to be alerted of its release here.

Space NK

Price: £195

What’s inside: Space NK have yet to reveal the full list of product that’ll be in their calendar, but have teased a few.

So far we know there’s a Living Proof dry shampoo, NARS bronzer in Laguna, Chantecaille Bio-Lifting Mask, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, Olverum bath oil, and Ren AHA Tonic.

There’s also rumours of Drunk Elephant, Diptyque, Sol de Janeiro, Dr Barbara Sturm, Byredo, and more.

Special touches: This one is honestly a dream for skincare fanatics, and has a value of £480 if you bought each product individually.

Each volume is themed differently (wellness, skincare, makeup, and pampering) and comes with a poem written by mental health campaigner Charly Cox. Truly a self-care blessing.

When and where to buy: The full reveal will come in September, with the main release on Space NK on 1 October.

Fortnum and Mason

Price: £195

What’s inside:

  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter (6.2g)
  • Instant Effects Instant Lip Plumper
  • Le Prunier Beauty Oil (3.7ml)
  • Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Cream (10ml)
  • Noble Isle Rhubarb Bath & Shower Gel (75ml), Noble Isle Rhubarb Body Hydrator (75ml) & Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Lotion (75ml)
  • Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Brush-on Moisturiser
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil (9ml) & Revive Oil (9ml)
  • Sisley Black Rose Skin Cream (10ml) & Sisley Black Rose Mask (10ml)
  • Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels
  • Ilapothecary Keep Calm Hand & Body Lotion (30ml)
  • Lucia Magnani Daily Firming Hydrator (15ml)
  • Iconic London Chrome Flash Eye Pot Spellbound (50g)
  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (50ml)
  • Christian Breton Liftox Serum (15ml)
  • Aurelia Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser (30ml)
  • Bramley Body Wash (100ml)
  • Bramley Body Lotion (100ml)
  • Cosmetic 27 Baume (15ml)
  • Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash (20ml) & Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (20ml)
  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil (5ml)
  • Delilah Volumising and Defining Mascara – Carbon
  • Cult51 Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream (30ml)
  • 3LAB WW Cream (15ml)
  • Bamford B Silent Pillow Mist
  • Elizabeth Scarlett Night Sky Cotton Velvet Makeup Bag

Special touches: This calendar has products worth over £800, which is quite the saving. Some windows also have multiple gifts which is a nice treat.

14 of the products are full-sized, and 16 are deluxe samples. That’s a lot of product – and all from the Fortnums Beauty Hall.

When and where to buy: The calendar is available to order now, and will be dispatched from 24 September onwards.

Ciaté London

Price: £59

What’s inside:

  • 22 mini Plant Pot polishes
  • One full size Plant Pot polish
  • Deluxe mini Watermelon Lip Oil

Special touches: This calendar showcases the brand’s new formulation of polishes that are vegan, cruelty-free, and made with 80% natural origin ingredients only biodegradable glitters.

For mani junkies, you’ll be pleased to know that each is also enriched with biotin, nourishing bamboo and hydrating bakuchiol extracts, so your nails will be getting the good stuff underneath your colour.

When and where to buy: You can pre-order the Mini Mani Month on Ciaté London’s website now.

Cult Beauty

Price: £199

What’s inside:

  • VOTARY – full size Super Seed Facial Oil (50ml)
  • Living Proof – travel size Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo (60ml)
  • Hourglass – travel size Ambient Lighting Blush in ‘Luminous Flush’ (1.3g)
  • Oskia – full size Liquid Mask Lactic Acid Micro-Peel (30ml)
  • Verso – full size Eye Cream (20ml)
  • Herbivore – deluxe Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum 12% (10ml)
  • MALIN + GOETZ – travel size Vitamin b5 Body Moisturizer (30ml)
  • de Mamiel – full size Settle (10ml)
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm – deluxe Night Serum (10ml)
  • MOLTON BROWN – travel size Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel (100ml)
  • Allies of Skin – deluxe 20% Vitamin C Brighten & Firm Serum (8ml)
  • Costa Brazil – travel size Óleo Para O Corpo – Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil (30ml)
  • Algenist – full size Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask (50ml)
  • Drunk Elephant – deluxe Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (8ml)
  • Augustinus Bader – full size discovery size The Rich Cream (15ml)
  • Glow Recipe – travel size Banana Soufflê Moisture Cream (25ml)
  • 111SKIN – travel size Rose Gold Radiance Booster (10ml)
  • Too Faced – travel size Lip Injection Extreme (1.4ml)
  • IT Cosmetics – deluxe Superhero Mascara (5ml)
  • BY TERRY – travel size Ombre Blackstar in ‘Bronze Moon’ (0.9g)
  • Natasha Denona – full size Bloom Highlighting Blush (4g)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – deluxe B3 Adaptive Superfoods Stress Rescue Super Serum (15ml)
  • Susanne Kaufmann – travel size Pillow Spray Calming (75ml)
  • Jordan Samuel Skin – full size Retinol Treatment Oil (30ml)
  • Charlotte Tilbury – full size K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in ‘Stoned Rose’ (3.5g)
  • Jo Loves – travel size Fig Tree Votive Candle (70g)
  • Patchology – full size Little Helper Energy Dietary Supplement Strips (6 x 0.1g)
  • Larry King Hair Care – travel size A Social Life for Your Hair (30ml)
  • Huda Beauty – full size Topaz Obsessions Palette (10g)
  • Milk Makeup – deluxe Lip & Cheek in ‘Werk’ (3g)
  • Nudestix – full size Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in ‘Belle’ (2.49g)
  • SUMMER FRIDAYS – full size Overtime Mask (64g)

Special touches: For every calendar sold, Cult Beauty will be donating £15 to the Beauty Banks charity.

This is before we mention that you’re getting £940 worth of the most hyped-up beauty products in the business – including a mini Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and full size Huda Palette. Christmas parties are sorted.

When and where to buy: You can sign up now on the Cult Beauty website to get priority access once it’s released.

The Body Shop

Price: £50/£70/£130 (Body Shop have three different size calendars this year)

What’s inside:

Make It Real Together Advent Calendar (£50)

  • Mango Hand Cream 30ml
  • Moringa Fragranced Bath Bubble 28g
  • Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream 60ml
  • Hair Ties
  • Shea Soap 100g
  • Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml
  • Mini Bath Lily made with recycled plastic
  • British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter 50ml
  • Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub 50ml
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo 60ml
  • Shea Hand Cream 30ml
  • Mango Shower Gel 60ml
  • Bath Gloves
  • Strawberry Shower Gel 60ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream 30ml
  • Coconut Fragranced Bath Bubble 28g
  • Layers of Fun Nail File
  • Pink Grapefruit Fragranced Bath Bubble 28g
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner 60ml
  • Coconut Lip Butter 10ml
  • Hair Slides
  • Coconut Shower Cream 60ml
  • Mango Lip Butter 10ml
  • Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter 50ml

Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar (£70)

  • Coconut Hand Cream 30ml
  • Vitamin C Glow Sheet Mask 18ml
  • Bath Lily made with recycled plastic
  • Layers of Fun Nail File
  • Coconut Lip Butter 10ml
  • Mango Shower Gel 60ml
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo 60ml
  • Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask 15ml
  • Shea Hand Cream 30ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 60ml
  • Coconut Fragranced Bath Bubble 28g
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover 250ml
  • Vitamin E Moisture Cream 50ml
  • Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask 15ml
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner 250ml
  • Strawberry Softening Body Butter 50ml
  • Nairobi Camellia Matte Lip Liquid 8ml
  • Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask 18ml
  • British Rose Shower Gel 60ml
  • Mango Lip Butter 10ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Fragranced Bath Bubble 28g
  • Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash 125ml
  • Star Headband
  • Seaweed Balance Sheet Mask 18ml
  • Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter 200ml

Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar (£130)

  • Vitamin E Moisture Cream 50ml
  • Mango Shower Gel 250ml
  • Mango Lip Butter 10ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream 30ml
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo 250ml
  • Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask 18ml
  • Facial Mask Brush
  • Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask 75ml
  • Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner 250ml
  • appy Go Lash Mascara 9ml
  • Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask 15ml
  • Vitamin C Energising Face Mist 100ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 250ml
  • Nairobi Camellia Matte Lip Liquid 8ml
  • Berry Bath Blend 250ml
  • Star Headband
  • Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash 125ml
  • Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml
  • Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter 200ml
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover 250ml
  • Vitamin C Glow Sheet Mask 18ml
  • Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash 125ml
  • Almond Hand & Nail Cream 100ml
  • British Rose Body Yogurt 200ml
  • Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate 30ml

Special touches: You can pick which one you’d prefer based on how much you want to spend and how much you’d use the product included.

Old favourites like the brand’s body butters along with new classics like the sheet masks and Drops of Youth range combine in these festive-looking calendars.

When and where to buy: All three are available to pre-order now on the Body Shop Website.


Price: £45

What’s inside: The exact contents have yet to be revealed by Boots, but we do know they’ll be worth £172.50.

Last year customers bagged a full-size mascara, a primer, and the brand’s Laboratories serum.

Special touches: Last year the waiting list for these bad boys had over 225,000 people, so it’s safe to say it’s a very sought-after option.

10 of the calendars released contain a golden ticket that’ll bag you £1,000 to spend on No7 makeup and beauty products.

When and where to buy: You can put your name down now to get access to the calendar on Wednesday 14 October before the general launch on 15 October.

It tends to sell out within a day, so keep an eye on your emails on the big release morning.


Price: £59.50

What’s inside:

  • The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule Boosters 2ml
  • Candle Private Collection – Green Cardamom
  • The Ritual of Jing Pillow Mist 20ml
  • The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml
  • Scrub glove
  • Candle Private Collection – Black Oudh
  • The Ritual of Samurai Hair & Body Wash 70ml
  • The Ritual of Karma-Bath & Shower gel 30 ml
  • The Ritual of Jing Foaming Shower gel 50ml
  • The Ritual of Hammam Body Cream 70ml
  • Namaste Miracle Wipes Travel
  • The Ritual of Ayurveda Shower Oil 75ml
  • The Ritual of Happy Buddha Shower Scrub 70ml
  • The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 70ml
  • Amsterdam Collection Shower Foam 50ml
  • The Discovery Collection
  • Soap Bar 25 gr
  • Candle Private Collection – Wild Fig
  • The Ritual of Hammam Shower Foam 50ml
  • The Ritual of Karma Shower Foam 50ml Nail File
  • The Ritual of Happifying Body Mist 20ml
  • Elixir Collection Overnight Hydrating Hair Mask 20ml
  • Candle Private Collection – Savage Garden
  • The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule Boosters 2ml

Special touches: Products in here are worth £120, with all the scents people love from Rituals.

When and where to buy: You can subscribe now for updates on the release, but it seems that this one will be out on 7 September, launching in Boots on 7 October.


Price: £65.90

What’s inside: There are 25 doors in this calendar, with festive and non-festive shades including Lincoln Park After Dark, Malaga Wine, Let’s Take an Elfie and Tinsel, Tinsel ‘Lil Star.

Special touches: So far, most details are under-wraps, but we’ll update once we hear more.

When and where to buy: It should be released on 1 October on various sites.


Price: £210

What’s inside:

  • Byredo Hand cream 1996
  • Morphe dimension effect highlight and contour stick #effect2
  • Ex Nihilo fleur Narcotique 7.5ml
  • Ouai texturizing hair spray 40g
  • REN Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae anti-fatigue toning body oil 100ml
  • The Ordinary “Buffet” 30ml
  • Huda Beauty Life Liner Dual Ended Eye Liner
  • Face Halo (x1)
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops 10ml
  • Pixi Glow Tonic 40ml
  • Penhaligons Maduro Leaf Candle 75g
  • Nars Mini Orgasm Blusher
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP
  • Hair By Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist 50ml
  • 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask
  • MAC Prep & Prime Fix + 30ml
  • Laura Mercier Mini Translucent setting powder & Puff
  • Slip x3 Mini Scrunchies
  • Eve Lom Cleanser 20ml & Muslin Cloth
  • Anastasia Beverley Hills Mini Lash Bang Mascara
  • Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 – 30ml
  • ByTerry Mini Baume De Rose 3g
  • Skin Gym Rose Heart Gua Sha
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 15ml
  • Selfridges Complimentary Beauty Concierge Appointment
  • Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick – Elson

Special touches: This calendar has over £500 worth of product, including 12 full size products, 11 travel size products, two sample size products and one service.

When and where to buy: You can get this beauty haul from the Selfridges website and in-store from mid-October (no official release date just yet).

We’ll continue to update this piece as more are released towards the festive season.

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