Know this: It’s not at all uncommon.
Since beauty lovers tend to do their research when it comes to ingredients, quality, and benefits, going rogue on a random skin-care product won’t quite cut it this gifting season—unless you’re fine with including a gift receipt so they can get what they actually want on their beauty shelf.
Don’t waste time scouring the shelves for various products from all different luxe brands (and wind up still wondering if they returned your assortment of guesses), instead go with a sure-fire win—aka the Sunday Riley Grand Collection skin-care set that features seven of Sunday Riley’s most famously fan-favorite products. Psst: It usually runs at $241, but is currently on sale for $199 until tomorrow, so act accordingly.
“If you’re new to Sunday Riley, the cult-favorite skin-care brand honestly makes some of the best serums I have ever tried—they’re seriously like facials in a bottle,” Well+Good beauty and fashion writer Jesse Quinn previously wrote for Well+Good. We’ve got another beauty lover’s stamp of approval already.
Up first in the collection is the Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil, which contains a botanical blend of superfood seed oils, vitamins A and C, as well as omegas 3, 6, and 9 to not only brighten the skin’s appearance, but also enrich it with antioxidants that support anti-aging.
Next up is the Good Genes lactic acid treatment, which might be one of the best products that comes in the set. “The groundbreaking product combines gently exfoliating lactic acid with brightening licorice extract and hydrators like aloe vera to form a sort of skin-care perfection trifecta,” Erin Bunch previously wrote for Well+Good. “And it really works, hence the innumerable five-star reviews you can find scattered all over the Internet.” Not to mention, it only takes 10 minutes to start seeing the smoothing results.
Since we’re already talking serums, let’s move onto another slam-dunk product in the set: the CEO Vitamin C Brightening Serum. “I encourage all my patients to use a form of vitamin C each morning under their sunscreen to [help] preserve their skin,” board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian previously told Well+Good. And this vitamin C-packed product helps improve the appearance of dull skin, so you’re left with a more glowy complexion all-around.
The A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum is the low-stake, high-reward product for those new to retinols. On top of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, the white honey, ginger, and cactus extracts also help reduce the look of pores, leaving an even, super smooth skin tone.
As if this skin-care set wasn’t outfitted with enough beauty cabinet all-stars, this beauty lover’s dream set comes with an Auto Correct Eye Cream (goodbye puffiness and dark circles) as well as the Ice Moisturizing Cream, which has beetroot and coconut extract, ceramides (these help form the skin’s natural moisture barrier), vitamin F, and pomegranate (hello antioxidants) for baby-level soft skin.
Rounding out your beauty bestie’s new-and-forever-improved routine is the loved-by-all Luna Sleeping Oil, which is a nighttime moisturizing oil that also contains a retinoid derivative. It works overnight to improve signs of aging, uneven texture, and dullness. Plus, it’s balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils to ease any signs of sensitivity or redness, so they’ll wake up with an even-toned complexion that straight up glows.
Prepare for the most thoughtful thank you card after you wrap up and send out this Sunday Riley skin-care set, because it’s official: Your beauty-loving bestie is about to hit the jackpot of holiday gifts.