Christmas Gifts 2019 – K-Beauty Skincare Gifts under £25

Our Christmas edit won’t burn a hole in your wallet but will make skin appear more radiant, clear and glow, want to know more? Here's a breakdown on all the Korean beauty sets at Skin Library.

Out of Christmas gift ideas? Since the holidays are approaching you might be racking your brain thinking about Christmas gifts to get for your friends/family/ colleagues and loved ones. You might have an idea of what to get, but then the question is: what exactly should I get?

Whether you’re looking to purchase for Secret Santa or looking for some stocking fillers, we got the gifts for you for this festive season. All our best kept Korean skincare secrets just for you!


K-Beauty Essentials Mini Set (6-step)

(£20 RRP £24.50)



Are you interested in Korean skincare and want to share the love with others, or even want to test out Korean skincare? We got you; the K-Beauty Essentials Mini set is a great introduction to Korean skincare as we have the basics you need to start your skincare journey. This would be perfect for anyone who wants to change up their skincare routine or starting their skincare journey.


  • Atrue Pure Balancing Cleansing Oil (10ml)

Our bestseller for the first step of double cleansing, perfect for getting rid of makeup while keeping the skin moisturised.

  • Benton Honest Cleansing Foam (30ml)

A water-based cleanser which removes any excess dirt and impurities left in the skin. It contains Camellia Japonica Seed Oil and Shea butter to keep the skin moisturised during cleansing so it won’t strip the skin of its natural oils.

  • Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner (30ml)

A cult favourite and best seller which is perfect for clarifying, toning, cleansing all in one.

  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (15ml)

The essence is the product of Snail Mucin, Niacinamide and Bee venom, helping to improve hyperpigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The essence is moisturising and brightens the skin to bring your skin back to life.

  • Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask Honey Fit (27g)

With its innovative packaging, you see exactly what you have inside. It smells like you just soaked the sheet mask in honey, but don’t worry it won’t be messy and sticky!

  • Atrue Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream (15g)

A calming ingredient which is packed full of antioxidants to protect the skin from damage and help to reinforce the skins protective barrier. It is deeply moisturising and nourishing, perfect for the cold and wintery weather.



Benton Essentials Set

(£10 RRP £12.60)


The Benton Essentials Set is perfect for sensitive skin as its star ingredient is Aloe Vera, a soothing and calming ingredient which is also moisturising at the same time. This Christmas gift bag would make great stocking filler for skincare lovers who have sensitive skin.


  • Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner (50ml)

A soothing toner which also contains salicylic acid (BHA) to gently exfoliate dead skin cells whilst also soothing, moisturising sensitive skin and repairing the skins natural barrier due to the Aloe leaf water.

  • Benton Aloe Soothing Mask (20g)

Perfect for those sensitive days when your skin gets irritated and red, put on this sheet mask to soothe and calm down the skin as it contains 42% aloe extract and green tea extract, a duo which will come to the rescue.

  • Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel (30ml)

An aloe gel which soothes and creates a layer of moisture on the skin to prevent dry and flaky skin. It also repairs any damage to the skin and reinforcing the skin’s natural protective barrier, strengthening the skin’s first line of defence.



Keep Cool Set

                      (£7 RRP £8)


Keep Cool’s mascot the panda is here to present the Keep Cool set, for the panda-lovers this would go down a treat. The toner, serum and sheet mask all contain bamboo extracts which is valuable to not only pandas but to our skin too! It is a highly hydrating set which helps to soothe any inflammations or sensitive skin. This will particularly come in handy during the winter since we are turning up our heating which can be very drying to our skin, causing skin inflammations and irritations.



  • Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner (20ml)

A cooling toner containing 66% Bamboo water to calm and soothe irritations

  • Keep Cool Bamboo Soothe Serum (5ml)

A serum containing 66% Bamboo water and Centella Asiatica to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier, guarding your skin from any intruders and building up the defence against attack

  • Keep Cool Soothe Sheet Mask (25g)

An essence soaked mask which is Keep Cool’s trademarked ‘second skin’ sheet mask, at 0.21mm thin it hugs the contours of your face and provides an instant cooling and calming sensation to reduce inflammation and irritation to the skin.

Bamboo Shaped Pen

Keep Cool Stickers (1 Sheet)




COSRX Favourites Best Sellers Kit



Cosrx is a popular brand which is well versed in the Korean skincare community, it has a list of cult favourites under its belt and is well known for being cruelty-free and using simple ingredients which are effective. Sharing is caring so if you want to share your favourites from Cosrx, this would be a great starter kit.


  • Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (20ml)

A gentle gel cleanser which gets rid of dirt and impurities in the skin without disrupting the skin’s acid mantle which would lead to irritation and sensitivity to the skin.

  • Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (20ml)

A toner which also gently exfoliates the skin to tackle acne, blackheads and dull skin.

  • Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (20ml)

An essence which contains 96% snail secretion filtrate (mucin), deeply moisturising to the skin

  • Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturising Lotion (20ml)

A moisturiser without the greasy feeling, it contains birch sap which calms and soothes the skin whilst moisturising the skin to prevent dry and flaky skin.




Bounon Sea Kelp Hydration Toner 20ml Travel Size | Skin Library UK

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some small stocking fillers or Christmas tree ornaments, visit the mini shop to find mini’s of our full size products.


Whether you’re buying for someone else or treating yourself, this is the low-down on all our gift sets ready to be snapped up and gifted to others or used as a little end of year treat for yourself.
Happy Holidays and enjoy your time with those around you, greet the New Year with glowing skin!
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