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Narin Flanders

Best beauty advent calendars 2022 tried and tested: ASOS, Ted Baker,

This year more than ever the run up to Christmas is already feeling a bit relentless. It's cold, for many of us it's stressful, life is busy and there's enough going on that everyone could do with a little pick-me-up to brighten the day.

Beauty advent calendars are in many ways the ultimate pre-Christmas treats. Whether you buy one for yourself for a little bit of much-needed pampering in the run up to the big day or give one to a loved one as a gift that keeps on giving throughout December, they're a lovely way to try new products, stock up on favourites and enjoy a daily surprise.

But with prices ranging from the reasonable to the eye-watering and no-one wanting to waste money now more than ever the saturated beauty advent calendar market can feel a bit overwhelming.

Don't worry though, we're on hand with all the information and reviews on everything 2023 has to offer. As well as telling you what's available and when our team is writing reviews on some of the biggest and best calendars of the year, giving you honest feedback on which ones are worth your money.

We'll also update with deals that will help you get the best value for your choice and flag up the limited edition options likely to sell out quickly - in previous years we've seen this to be the case with Cult Beauty and Boohoo.

Tried and tested: The best beauty advent calendars for 2022 so far


The ASOS grooming 12 day advent calendar 2022 (ASOS)

Cost: From £40

Launch date: Available now

Available from: ASOS online

As with last year, ASOS has launched not one but two of their popular beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2022.

The ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar is described as the ultimate treat to indulge in and includes brands like Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, and more It's priced at £85 but is said to have products worth over £310, and is available to buy from ASOS now.

Meanwhile, the ASOS Grooming 12 Day Advent Calendar is packed with 12 key skin, hair, and self-care heroes and comes priced at £40 for goodies said to be worth over £120.

Read our full preview and launch coverage for the ASOS Beauty Advents Calendar 2022 here.

Our verdict: Reviewer Gemma Sherlock loved this year's ASOS calendar, highlighting the fact it has 25 days rather than 24 and raving about the special Day 25 surprise.

She said: "It's amazing value for money and offers some great bands that can be often too expensive to buy on their own."

Read her full review, including what to expect on Christmas Day, here.

W7 Beauty Advent Calendars

Cost: £19.95 (Beauty Blast Advent Calendar), £14.95 (12 Days of W7)

Launch date: Out now.

Available from: W7 Beauty on Amazon

W7 has not but two options available for fans of their products this year.

The W7 Beauty Blast Advent Calendar is perfect for makeup lovers. It contains a wide range of W7’s individually boxed best-selling products including an assortment of both full size and travel size hair accessories, makeup and beauty products.

The 12 Days of W7 meanwhile aims to keep the Christmas spirit lasting in the lead up to the New Year, with 12 days of colourful beauty surprises.

Our verdict: Harriet Morphy-Morris reviewed the Beauty Blast advent calendar. For under £20 it includes a handful of staple products including eye-lust mascara and overnight lip balm, to its well-known honolulu bronzer, in a travel size.

She said: "You can't go wrong with W7's 2022 Beauty Blast Calendar for yourself or as a gift to someone."

Read her full review here.

Ted Baker

Ted Baker's beauty advent calendar for 2022 (Ted Baker)

Cost: £45

Launch date: Out now.

Available from: Boots

The lovely folks at Ted Baker have given us a sneak peek on this year's calendar and it is an early contender for one of the best value and most jam-packed options of the year. Fans of the brand's Violet and Bergamot scent will have a lot to celebrate, while Raspberry and Orange Blossom also features prominently.

Our verdict: You can read our full review and unboxing here including the full list of everything you get in this year's classy box but we can tell you this is a great all-rounder if you're looking for a mixture of bath and shower and make-up pampering options. As well as body souffle, bath and shower oil, body wash, body lotion, soap and hand cream there will be some make up essentials like lip gloss, eyeshadow, nail polish, lipstick, sheet mask, eyelash curler, exfoliating mitt and much more.

Beauty Advent Calendars 2022 already available

While there are some great deals on advent calendars already, for example this NUXE 24-day advent calendar is currently 20% bringing it down to £54.95, while Neal's Yard's iconic 2021 calendar is now 30% off here for £175. it's important to make an informed choice if you're planning on picking up one of last year's calendars still in stock. If you're looking for the latest products then these are this year's confirmed options so far.


A promotional image of this year's Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar (Liberty)

Cost: £245

Launch date: Now

Available from: Liberty in store and online.

This year's Liberty advent calendar costs £245 and has products worth £1,065.

While it's £20 more expensive than last year's offering, that only had £840-worth of luxury products in it, although despite the epic price tag it sold out long before the first mince pie was eaten in 2021. Our reviewer loved the generous mixture of products in the set, which included 19 full-sized products, miniatures and a voucher to spend at Liberty. One lucky shopper also found a single Golden Ticket inside, worth £5,000 to spend at Liberty.

Jo Malone

Jo Malone London's 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar (Jo Malone)

Cost: £350

Launch date: Now

Available from: In store and Jo Malone London online.

Jo Malone London is one of our favourites year-round and if we can bag a bargain then so much the better. The launch of its special festive scents always feels like the start of Christmas.

This year's calendar is packed with signature scents and yuletide specials and a couple of new items for this year - we've got our eye on the cute JM snowglobe.

Fans of English Pear and Freesia can celebrate too, there is a full sized cologne and hand wash in the iconic scent this year, along with smaller 9ml colognes, candles, hand wash and hand and body lotion.


The Birchbox Advent Calendar 2022 has £450-worth of premium products hidden behind its doors (Birchbox)

Birchbox Advent Calendars for 2022 are available for pre-orders now. The box, which is packed with premium products worth over £450, costs £85 including postage and is available here.

This year's calendar includes Nuxe Paris, L'Occitane, Beauty Works, Kate Somerville, Sunday Riley, Dr PawPaw and more and is a solid mix of make-up, skincare, hair care, toiletries and other pampering goodies making it a solid all-round option.

Products include overnight lip mask, face serum, volumising mousse, lipstick, primer, hand creams and nail varnishes and much more. See full details here if you don't mind spoilers.

Pre-orders are open now and will be despatched by October 20.


L'Occitane has four different calendars available this year. (L'Occitane)

Cost: From £55

Launch date: Available now

Available from: L'Occitane online and instore

This year L'Occitane has four different advent calendars to choose from including a Refill Beauty Advent Calendar perfect for shoppers keen to do their bit for the environment.

All four sets offer the opportunity to discover old favourites and new treats to add to your skincare, body care, hair care and fragrance routines.

The Classic Beauty Advent Calendar costs £55 and has £101-worth of product packed with travel sized goodies including Almond and Verbena shower products and Shea Butter hand cream.

The Luxury Advent Calendar costs £99 and has £132-worth of treats including an eau de toilette.

We absolutely love the Reusable Advent Calendar, made of cotton and hanging from a ribbon and ripe to refilled with treats each year.

It includes the Immortelle Divine Cream and Overnight Reset Serum and offers £235.50-worth of product for £165.

What's more, if you've previously bought the reusable calendar you can pick up the refill for £120. Just get someone else to pack it so you can still have a surprise every day.


Cost: £180

Launch date: Available now

Available from: Elemis online

This year's calendar has £421 worth of products for just £180. Fans of the brand's flagship Pro-Collagen, Superfood and Peptide4 ranges will have lots to be happy with this year while our favourite Frangipani treats also make an appearance.

Read our full coverage and details of the contents of this year's Elemis Advent Calendar 2022 in our story here and pick up your calendar for this year here.


Cost: £45

Launch date: October 3

Available from: PrettyLittleThing online

A sell out last year, this year behind the 24 sparkly doors there is a luxury haul of skincare and beauty products worth £141.

Filled with the best pampering picks from brands including Olaplex, Bondi Sands, Barry M, Mario Badescu, This Works and PLT's own beauty range, there's plenty of ways to spoil yourself this festive season.

Arran Sense of Scotland

The Arran Sense of Scotland Advent Calendar offers a range of signature and special edition scents. (Arran)

Cost: £70

Launch date: Available now

Available from: Arran online

For something a little bit different packed with evocative fragrances this year's Arran advent calendar is a good option.

Products include shower gel, shampoo, conditioner miniature candles, creamy body lotion and more from across the Scottish firm's signature fragrances including After the Rain and Glen Rosa. Exclusive Christmas scents of Mandarin and Petitgrain and Soft Cinnamon are also included for the 2022 festive season to add even more festive cheer.


Cost: £165

Launch date: October 3

Available from: MAC online or Selfridges and other stores

Featuring 24 goodies, including 16 full sized products, the 2022 calendar will launch on October 3 and its contents are every make-up lover's dream. Last year, its 'Box of Tricks' calendar sold out quickly, and this time around, shoppers can sign-up to get access when it launches.

Read our full preview on the £405-worth of products available in this year's calendar in our story here.


Cost: £55

Launch date: Mid September

Available from: Glossybox

The new Glossybox advent calendar for 2022 is named Freeze and while the beauty brand is being secretive about the contents fans can now sign up to get access to pre orders when the calendar is launched. We've got more information in our first look here.

Last year's Glossybox calendar contained 25 beauty must-haves from brands including Elemis, PIXI, Sarah Chapman and Huda Beauty. With products worth over £465, the calendar was available for £85 for subscribers and £105 for non-subscribers.

Our reviewers loved the inclusion of so many cult beauty brands in the 2021 version and are keeping a keen eye on this year's release.


Avon is releasing two different beauty advent calendars for 2022. (Avon)

Cost: £65

Launch date: Out now

Available from: Avon

This year Avon has not one but two advent calendar options available. There's a £65 24-Day Calendar which includes 11 full-size top-rated products or a more compact 12-Day Calendar for £28 including 5 full-sized products.

Fans of Avon's Ultra Matte Lipsticks and Renewal Power Serum get this in both sizes of calendar (although the serum is trial size in the smaller calendar), while the bigger option also includes popular products like the Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray, Anew Lifting Dual Eye System and three different Glimmerstick eyeliners.

Holland & Barrett

Cost: £55

Launch date: Mid September

Available from: Holland & Barrett

The waitlist for Holland & Barrett’s hotly anticipated Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar has now opened. Customers who sign up will be the first to be notified when the calendar – which is worth over £180, but costs just £55 – will go on sale.

It will include 25 days of conscious beauty products that are kind to skin and also the planet, to keep customers looking good as well as feeling good. It’s Holland & Barrett’s highest value advent calendar to date and 14 of the products will be full size (more than ever before) including cult favourite, Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion.

Also, every product in the calendar is 100% vegan, including some of the newest launches and customer favourites from Holland & Barrett’s own brands Pip & Pod, VitaSkin and Miaroma, as well as big-name brands Dr Organic, Q+A, Evolve, Ethique and many more.

The calendar will be available for £55, meaning customers can save £127.69 (a huge 70%) compared to the price of the individual products which add up to over £180, making it Holland & Barrett’s highest value advent calendar to date.

Last year, Holland & Barrett’s advent calendar sold out well before the 1st December so customers will need to be quick to snap up this festive bargain. Those on the waitlist will be the first to be notified once the coveted calendar goes on sale.

It will officially launch in selected Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online in mid-September.

Look Fantastic

Cost: £95

Launch date: Available now

Available from: Look Fantastic

Following another sell-out year in 2021, this year’s launch is set to be another frenzy. Filled with 26 treats from luxury brands including Elemis, Drunk Elephant, and Philip Kingsley alongside independent brands such as Demi Candle; founded by a Manchester-based mother-of-two who crafts the candles by hand and West Barn Co, the home to Soap Brows.

The LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar has everything you need with tools, cosmetics, skincare, and home fragrance all packed inside. Worth more than £500 worth of products and retailing for £95, this is not one to miss.

What’s more, LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box subscribers can receive £15 off the Advent Calendar. New subscribers can also receive £15 off the Advent Calendar when buying a monthly plan. The LOOKFANTASTIC 2022 Advent Calendar is available for pre-sale now and general sale on October 1.

No 7

Cost: £49.50

Launch date: Out now

Available from: Boots

Anticipation is high for the No7 calendar this year, after the firm confirmed that 70% of goodies will be new products.

There are also some big savings to be made with the £211 worth of products featured in this year's calendar costing shoppers £49.50.

Read our full preview here.


Cost: £185

Launch date: Now

Available from: Lush

Lush's advent calendar is available to order online now and will make its way into stores from September 21.

Containing 25 different vegan and cruelty free products, this £185 advent calendar is perfect for Lush enthusiasts or to share with loved ones.

You can read our full preview of everything you'll get in our story here. Spoiler: Snow Fairy fans need not worry, the iconic Christmas staple is back for 2022.

MyLee Gel Advent Calendar

MyLee's Advent Calendar for 2022 is ideal for fans of the brand old and new (MyLee)

Cost: £65

Launch date: Out now

Available from: MyLee on Amazon

Last year's MyLee advent calendar sold out long before December 1 with fans of the gel brand able to give themselves festive manicures that lasted well into the new year.

This year's 12-day offering includes six Christmassy colours with plenty of sparkle, base coat, top coat, powder pens, nail file and even a cuticle oil pen with Christmas fragrance.

The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar

Cost: £175

Launch date: September 7 (online) and September 21 (in- store)

Available from: The White Company website direct and other retailers TBC

One of the earliest announcements this year comes from one of our favourites - and with this much advance notice you've got plenty of time to start saving. Details on exactly what will be inside are still scant, but our reviewer loved last year's version, which had the iconic white packaging with sparkles and a host of miniature and full size products.

Lumene Nordic Treasure Advent Calendar 2022

Cost: £99

Launch date: September

Available from: Feel Unique, Look Fantastic

Devotees of Finland's best-kept beauty secret, Scandi brand Lumene swear by its fresh scents and no nonsense products, made with pure Arctic spring water, native plants and fruits and packed full of antioxidants and carotenoids.

Our favourite beauty advent calendars from last year

Feel Unique

Always a popular option, last year's £119 asking price gave beauty fans £385-worth of beauty products including Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Emma Hardie, ELEMIS and plenty more.

You can see full details - and even order - last year's offering on the Feel Unique site here and read our review of all its contents here.

Soap and Glory

Last year Boots released a range of different advent calendars, including options from No7, Soap and Glory, Liz Earle and Rituals.

Our favourite was the £42 Soap and Glory 24 Days To Prep Into Xmas advent calendar. With contents worth £85 it had everything you needed to be feeling festive and looking your best for the big day.


If you're looking for something different to the usual beauty lotions and potions than we found last year's £69 OPI calendar a great option.

Our reviewer loved the limited edition colours and the fact it also came with beloved OPI nail treatments including a top coat, Nail Envy and Start To Finish top and base coat.


Nivea released two £40 advent calendars in September last year - a Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar and the football-themed Nivea Men Advent Calendar.

The calendars included 24 pampering treats, from full and travel size Nivea essentials and deluxe beauty bonuses.

They were available from Amazon, Morrisons and Argos.

Neal's Yard

The Neal's Yard advent calendar was one of our reviewers' favourites for 2021. The organic beauty brand launched their most luxurious gift-set yet - the Icons Edit - which featured three drawers of products from their most popular collections.

The contents of the box were worth £340 but shoppers could get it for £250. It's actually currently still available on the NY website with an extra 30% off, so if you love their signature products you can currently snap it up here for £175.

John Lewis

Retailing at £159, last year's John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar included 12 full size products and not one, but two must-have beauty gifts for Christmas day.

Our experts loved that plenty of big name brands were represented in the edit, including Augustinus Bader and Dr. Jart+, Sunday Riley, Neom, Charlotte Tilbury, The Beauty Chef, Elemis, Hourglass and Estee Lauder.

Which beauty advent calendar is your must-buy this year? Tell us in the comments or let us know.

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