In the minds of many, what Caroline Hirons doesn’t know about beauty isn’t worth knowing – and if you value her opinions on skincare as highly as we do, you’ll probably want her recommendations for your Christmas gifting too.
Well, those prayers have just been answered, as Caroline has teamed up with Space NK for an edit of her best beauty buys for the coming festive season, with something for all tastes and crucially budgets – prices start from just £12.
As if that wasn’t enough, whether you’re shopping for face masks, foundation, body care treats or even candles, you can get 20 per cent off the entire CH-approved line-up on the Space NK website using the code WISHLIST (although in the words of the woman herself, it’s ‘for a limited time, so don’t dilly daddle’).
So without further ado, here’s what’s on Caroline’s Hirons’ wishlist for December 2020. Gift it to those you love or stash it all for yourself: either way, it’s the perfect excuse to snap up a beauty bargain.
Caroline Hirons Space NK wishlist: Her top 10 beauty buys for 2020
Caroline says: ‘The perfect skincare present to either yourself or your mum, I love that it doesn’t say “Well actually you look like you might need a bit of help with your skin…”. It will help to address dull skin that needs a boost and also help to prevent breakouts.’
Caroline says: ‘For the experienced skincare lover in your life! These are a long-term staple in my skincare kit. The Dr Dennis Gross Peel Pads were the first acid ‘pads’ on the market and such is the uniqueness of their formula and packaging, that they hold the patent. These do so much more than your average acid thanks to the two step system – you apply the first pad, wait 2 minutes and follow with the 2nd pad, which is packed with supportive anti-ageing ingredients. Genius.’
Caroline says: ‘This beautiful mask is suitable for all skin types and is especially brilliant for those who want to take down redness or create a hydrated glow. Not many products on the market can do both at the same time.’
Caroline says: ‘Every time I wear this foundation, people ask me if I am actually wearing foundation. It gives coverage while making your skin look better, without hiding it. That is the true testament of a great foundation. I haven’t used any other foundation since finding this.’
Caroline says: ‘My all-time favourite Christmas candle – the first thing I do when I start thinking about Christmas is burn this candle. Never bettered.’
Caroline says: ‘My all-time favourite shower gel, I have been using this for over 20 years. It’s my instant injection of “wake up woman!”.’
Caroline says: ‘Seals the deal after the shower gel … this body lotion makes me happy. The fragrance is subtle but lasts all day. I love it!’
Caroline says: ‘By Terry powders are classic. Every time I am wearing a Terry powder people say “you are glowing”. This Christmas launch is no exception. My only complaint is that they are Limited Edition. So trust me when I say, get it while you can, because when they’re gone they’re gone. Rather infuriatingly so.’
Caroline says: ‘This hand cream trio is a brilliant stocking filler. During 2020, when we have been more conscious about washing our hands than ever, it’s important to remember to replenish, rather than just ‘wash’. These minis are the perfect size to leave by the sink, in your car door or your handbag. They are instantly soothing and lightly scented, in a lovely way that doesn’t overpower.’
Caroline says: ‘My favourite beauty discovery of last year – this product has appeared in all of my Empties videos since. It builds a natural glow that doesn’t look like you’ve self-tanned. I will not be without it.’