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Beauty Sweep, Christmas Edition: 8 new launches and gifts for any beauty lover

It doesn’t matter whether your bathroom cabinets are overflowing and your shower caddies are stuffed to the brim — there’s always room for at least one more carafe of cream, serum and fragrance. Y’know, for emergency purposes! Beauty Sweep is a roundup of the best new product launches you don’t want to miss this Christmas 2022.

Ho ho ho! If it isn’t (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! This season, brands are going above and beyond with their beauty releases. From Jurlique’s gift sets and stocking fillers featuring its bestselling Rose Hand Cream, to Serge Lutens’ Collection noire Fragrance sets highlighting its new perfume inspired by astrology, here at LSA we believe it’s never too early to start Christmas shopping. Have fun!

New-in Beauty Launches for Christmas 2022:

Jurlique knows what a hassle Christmas shopping can be, so it’s making our seasonal errands more enjoyable by offering multiple gift sets and stocking fillers. The skincare brand’s Christmas collection 2022 places a spotlight on its signature Rose Hand Cream, accompanied by other popular products such as the Rose Love Balm and Rosewater Balancing Mist.

Hydrating Rose Duo
Hand Care Treats
Rose Travel Essentials
Hand Care Discovery Set
Revitalise Ritual
Rose Hand And Body Ritual

Give the gift of scent this season with Atelier Cologne’s winter collections. The perfumer is offering four limited edition sets plus an advent calendar, all neatly packaged in the brand’s signature blue and gold shades. Highlights include the Cèdre Atlas fragrance with its woody and citrus notes, locked in an exclusive edition bottle; and the Bois Montmartre candle with its vetiver and pine aromas, tucked into a winter-exclusive box.

Luxury Advent Calendar
Cèdre Atlas Eau De Parfum Holiday Limited Edition
Bois Montmartre Candle Holiday Limited Edition
Holiday Limited Edition Cracker Orange Sanguine
Holiday Limited Edition Cracker Oolang Infini

In the spirit of the holiday season, Hourglass has released an Unlocked collection, comprising two special editions of its Ambient Lighting Edit Palette to create your perfect flush. Designed by London-based artist Katie Scott, the limited edition packaging celebrates the delicate grace of the butterfly and highlights the majestic and intelligent elephant. Five percent of the annual profits from the collection will be donated to the Nonhuman Rights Project, a US organisation working to secure fundamental rights for animals.

Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Butterfly
Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Elephant

Award-winning beauty brand Augustinus Bader has launched three limited-edition holiday sets with its cult-favourite formulations. Specially presented in signature Bader-blue gift boxes, each curated set is “powered by TFC8”, the patented, cellular-renewing technology that powers the brand’s skin and hair care. T’is the season for total renewal!

The Hydration Heros with The Rich Cream
The Hydration Heros with The Cream
The Winter Recovery Set

Be pretty in pink this Christmas with Laura Mercier’s holiday collection. For a limited time only, the brand’s iconic products are repackaged in gilded ribbons and shades of raspberry and gold for optimal gifting. We’re eyeing the Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Puff, dressed up in a pink and gold bottle and available in Translucent, Honey, and Medium Deep.

Flawless Encounter Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Puff
The Gift of A Rose
Cheek to Cheek
Make it Flawless
An Artist’s Gift Brush Collection
Luxe Indulgence Almond Coconut Collection

Here’s something classy for the design lover in your life. Aesop’s 2022-23 gift collections, titled Poetry of Place, are shaped by the brand’s dedication to aesthetics and design. Four gift kits, each evoking the form of a particular Aesop store around the world, tell stories of local culture and neighbourly connection. Igneous is a Geranium Leaf body care duo inspired by Aesop Pitt Street, Sydney; Industrious is a triptych of hand care that echoes the warmth of Aesop Sounds Hannam in Seoul; Congruous comprises four hand and body care formulations with a design echoing Aesop Downtown LA; and Precipitous includes a trio of Parsley Seed Skin Care, mirroring a sense of quietude among clamour present at Aesop New Town Plaza in Hong Kong,


For the holiday season this year, Diptyque has reinvented the map of the heavens in a charming decorative setting. Wrapped in Diptyque’s emblematic script in gold and silver are three limited edition scents: Sapin (Pine Tree), which exhales woody notes blended with accents of mimosa; Neige (Snow), a silky harmony of heliotrope flowers and white musks; and Étincelles (Sparkles), reminiscent of the comforting fragrance of a wood fire with notes of coffee and cocoa. Other offers include the brand’s home fragrance diffuser and an extra large version of the Berries (Baies) candle.

Advent Calendar
Classic and Small Scented Candles
HK$670/190g, $HK370/70g, $HK1,080/3x70g
Berries (Baies) Extra Large Candle
Carousel and Berries (Baies) Set
Lantern for Classic Candle

Anyone like horoscopes here? Serge Lutens is shining the spotlight on marine life this Christmas with its new L’Orpheline fragrance, based on the horoscope sign of the fish, Pieces. With packaging inspired by sails, shining scales and iridescent dresses, the perfumer’s new seasonal collections are luxurious and poetic, and make for a perfect gift for the astrology lover in your life.

Collection noire X’mas Limited Set L'Orpheline
Collection noire Fragrance Set
Matin Lutens Fragrance Set
Nécessaire de Beauté Classic Set
Flacons de table & Collection noire Collectors Set
Flacons de table & Gratte-ciel Collectors Set
Lead and featured images courtesy of Laura Mercier
Beauty Sweep, Christmas Edition: 8 new launches and gifts for any beauty lover

Charmaine Ng


Charmaine enjoys eating steamed broccoli and knocking back cups of spearmint tea, all in the name of health. Covering art, beauty and music :)


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