What Was In The 2023 Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar?

The Space NK Advent Calendar 2023
The Space NK Advent Calendar is now sold out, we hope you didn't miss out! The good news is that you can still buy all the of products featured in the calendar, including Tatcha, Rare Beauty and Olaplex. If you're not sure what to get, our team shared which product they were the most excited for and you can read all about it below.

The magic is not over, from today until 25th December, you can enter our 25 Days of Beauty Prizes for a chance to win a gift from one of our top beauty brands that were included in our Beauty Advent Calendar like Drunk Elephant or Rose Inc and many more!

We know it's still a year away, but to avoid any FOMO next year, make sure you sign up to the waitlist now to be in the know about everything advent calendar-related for next year.

What was in the Space NK advent calendar for 2023

01

KOSAS

Wet Lip Oil Gloss, £ 20,00

“My favourite product from this year’s advent calendar is the full-size Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss. I am obsessed with this brand! Not only is the colour pay off impeccable, but the gloss is also a treatment, so I feel like I’m really looking after my lips when I use this. I always get a couple of compliments too!” – Lauren Watts, Digital Content Assistant

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02

Kate Somerville

Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, £ 38,00

“There are so many skincare stars in this year’s calendar, but Kate Somerville’s Goat’s Milk Cleanser saves my skin every winter. A deliciously buttery texture that cleans and cocoons the skin; my sensitive skin barrier loves the additional nourishment this provides before I go in with my actives. Central heating and cold winds are no match for this icon. Highly recommend pairing this with a Foreo Sonic Cleanser for an indulgent in-shower facial!” – Ashlee Severin, Internal Social Media & Training Coordinator

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03

Tatcha

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, £ 48,00

“I am obsessed with the Tatcha Mist! Not only is the packaging stunning and luxurious, but the formula smells incredible and is perfect for boosting my skin’s hydration levels in the morning, as well as refreshing my makeup mid-afternoon.” – Yasmin Ali, Digital Content Coordinator

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04

Summer Fridays

Jet Lag Mask, £ 26,00

“I use Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask whenever my complexion has had a rough day, is suffering from dry patches or is feeling irritated, but could do with some overnight hydration. I love it, as I know it will never upset my skin!” – Vanessa Zaree, Brand Copywriter

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05

Nécessaire

The Body Serum Fragrance Free, £ 46,00

“This Nécessaire Body Serum is amazing! I mix it with the Body Lotion and together they leave me with the most supple and hydrated skin. It’s a must-have for sensitive skin as they’re so gentle but so moisturising and doesn’t feel heavy at all.” – Eva Miah, Creative Production Coordinator

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06

Boy Smells

Hinoki Fantôme Scented Candle, £ 44,00

“I love nothing more than lighting a candle on a long winter night and this is an absolute favourite. All Boy Smells candles have excellent throw and are excellent value, but the pairing of exotic hinoki and cardamon notes along with the fresh jasmine and moss, marry together to make the perfect candle.” – George Stuart Monk, Senior Digital Designer

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07

111SKIN

Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask box, £ 80,00

“What did l do before I discovered the 111 Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Masks?! Goodbye dark circles and hello rejuvenated and glowing skin. A must for anyone who doesn’t get (yet needs) their eight hours sleep a night…” – Katie Battersby, Head of Learning Development & Culture

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08

JVN Hair

Complete Instant Recovery Serum, £ 12,00

“I genuinely love this frizz-smoothing serum. I use it on damp hair to boost shine and utilise the heat protection it provides, and I also use it when my hair’s dry to smooth flyaways. Unlike a lot of serums, it doesn’t have that sticky feeling and it doesn’t make my hair feel greasy.” – Kristy Barrett, Print Designer

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09

LANEIGE

Lip Sleeping Mask, £ 21,00

“Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a saviour, especially in the winter months. My skin is already on the drier side, so when temperatures dip, I am desperate for anything to help my skin and lips stay hydrated and smooth. I’m thrilled that it’s included in the Space NK beauty advent calendar this year!” – Joseph Wright, Trade Marketing Coordinator

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10

Farmacy Beauty

Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, £ 24,00

“I'm super excited about the Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm as I've tried it before, and it removes makeup and SPF easily without drying out my skin.” – Kirsten Merritt, Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

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11

Milk Makeup

Hydro Grip Makeup Setting Spray, £ 20,00

“The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Setting Spray is like glue spray for makeup. I actually use it before I apply my foundation and concealer and give my skin a quick spritz once I’m done to ensure my makeup lasts as long as possible.” – Rosie Searle, Marketing & Events Coordinator

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12

Hourglass

Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick, £ 35,00

“There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s beauty advent calendar, but I’m most excited about the Hourglass lipstick. I had one a couple of years ago and loved the finish it gave my lips and the refillable aspect of the packaging.” – Rebz Green, Product Designer

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13

Color Wow

Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, N/A

“This is a lifesaver for anyone with thick, frizzy hair. Not only does it speed up the blow-drying time, but it also repels water, so if you’re caught out in the British drizzle, you won’t get that halo of frizz.” – Victoria Hall, Beauty Editor

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14

Bread Beauty Supply

Hair-Oil: Everyday Gloss, £ 13,00

“It’s tricky to choose just one product from this year’s beauty advent calendar because I really do feel like this is the best one yet, but I am super happy that Bread Beauty Supply is in there. This lightweight oil nourishes and boosts shine without weighing your hair down – I really do wear it every day!” – Helena Drozd, Senior Buyer

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15

Sunday Riley

CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, £ 36,00

“Can you ever have too many vitamin C serums in your life? I don’t think so and Sunday Riley’s iconic CEO formula is hands down one of my favourites.” – Emily Montila, Senior Buyer

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16

Drunk Elephant

Lala Retro Whipped Cream, £ 58,00

“I don’t think Drunk Elephant's Lala Retro Whipped Cream gets nearly enough attention considering how good it is. I can use it all year round without my skin feeling too dry in the winter or too oily in the summer. I don’t understand why people use anything else.” – Georgina Howe, Marketing & Events Coordinator

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17

19/99

Precision Colour Pencil, £ 19,00

“As a brand 19/99 gets a lot of attention on social media, so I’m super excited to try the Colour Precision Pencil in Neutra. The gentle terracotta shade will lend itself to several TikTok makeup trends that I’m eager to tap into.” – Olivia Chenery, Social Media Coordinator

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18

Malin + Goetz

Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer, £ 38,00

“I’ve tried a lot of body creams in my life, but I always seem to come back to Malin + Goetz’s Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer. I love how soothing it is, especially in the depths of winter.” – Pamela Hoang, Marketing Manager

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19

Rare Beauty

Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner, £ 20,00

“A good liquid liner is highly pigmented, doesn’t drag your eyelid, and stays in place without smudging or fading. I’ve heard good things about Rare Beauty’s liquid liner and cannot wait to put it to the test!” – Eleanor Middleton, Senior Marketing Manager

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20

Paula's Choice

10% Azelaic Acid Booster, £ 40,00

“This is one of those products that has been very tricky to get your hands on this year, so I think the Space NK beauty advent calendar is worth the investment for a full-size Paula’s Choice Azelaic Booster alone! The formula is famed for keeping breakouts at bay, so I can’t wait to give it a go.” – April Clayton, Social Media Manager

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21

Medik8

Crystal Retinal 6, £ 69,00

“I’m probably not supposed to say this, but Medik8 is my go-to for all things vitamin A. The brand’s wardrobe of retinal serums makes it easy to introduce the ingredient into your skincare routine. A full-size Crystal Retinal 6 is quite the skin treat to find behind one of the advent calendar doors.” – Leanne Rouse, Marketing Director

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22

Erborian

CC Body, £ 44,00

“I discovered Erborian’s CC Body by pure chance and couldn’t be without it now. It blurs out any imperfections and gives your legs a filtered effect. I’ve used it a lot this summer and know it’ll come in handy for the evenings I’m brave enough to out bare-legged.” – Charlotte Johnstone, Midweight Digital Designer

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23

NATURIUM

Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%, £ 10,50

“Praise be, Naturium is in the Space NK beauty advent calendar for 2023 and I could not be more excited. The bestselling niacinamide and zinc blend helps keep my skin balanced and my pores minimised.” – Abigail Volks, Freelance Art Director

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24

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Cleanser, £ 55,00

“My skin can be prone to flare-ups, so I have to be super careful what I use on it. Dr Barbara Sturm’s formula is gentle and rinses away makeup without me having to scrub it off – it is a game-changer for me.” – Kimberley Dyer, Junior Art Director

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25

Augustinus Bader

The Rich Cream, £ 145,00

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is my treat to myself twice a year. It’s expensive, but it keeps dryness at bay in the most luxuriously pampering way. In my opinion, it’s worth every single penny!” – Phil Matthews, Creative Content Photographer

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26

Tula Skincare

Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm, £ 28,00

“I love the pink Tula eye balm as it doubles up as a nourishing treatment and a highlighter. I cannot wait to see how effective the gold version is!” – Freya McQuilken, Marketing & Events Assistant

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27

Niod

Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, £ 30,00

“NIOD is my kind of skincare brand; the formulas are packed full of buzzy ingredients and deliver on their promises. I have oily skin, but am conscious that I need to keep it hydrated if I want to keep it balanced and this hyaluronic acid serum does just that.” – Hanitra Ramaholimihaso, SEO Content Coordinator

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28

Rose Inc

Ultra-Black Lash Lift Serum Mascara, £ 13,00

“Is it really Christmas without a new mascara? I’ve been told Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s formula doesn’t smudge or flake, and doesn’t give you spidery looking lashes, so I’m excited to finally try it out.” – Verity Few, Creative Project Manager

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29

Charlotte Tilbury

Bigger Brighter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, £ 46,00

“Generally speaking, I opt for a minimal makeup look, but I do like to experiment with a bit of shimmer on my eyes. This Charlotte Tilbury palette is just what I need for the party season.” – Jane Hassanali, Design Lead

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30

Olaplex

No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, £ 13,00

"I am most looking forward to the Olaplex No.4 and Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, £ 13,00 because this is the shampoo and conditioner I already use and these are the perfect size for travel." – Rachel-Louise Horn, Digital Marketing Manager

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31

Eve Lom

Rescue Mask, £ 68,00

"What a treat to open a door and find not just this transforming face mask, but also 111Skin eye masks and a 15ml pot of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer. I cannot wait to dive in and enjoy some much-needed me-time once my son's in bed." – Jini Sanassy, Head of PR

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Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 Reviews

The team are obviously very excited about the Space NK advent calendar for 2023 and the reviews across social media have been exceptionally good. : "Counting the days, that's the best ever!" - Generieve_dailybeauty posted on Instagram, while antonia23uk said, "Oooh amazing. Especially a full size of Medik8, Tatcha, Kate Somerville".
Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 reviews


The TikTok verdict on the Space NK advent calendar 2023 is also in and yes, Beauty Tokkers are thrilled with the contents. "One of the best calendars I've ever seen" - Emma Aurelia posted on TikTok.
Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 TikTok reviews


How to reuse your Space NK advent calendar

What do you do with a beauty advent calendar after you’ve opened the doors and discovered all of the beauty products inside? This year’s Space NK beauty advent calendar can be fully recycled, you just need to empty the contents, fold it up and put it in your recycling bin. We also recommend considering ways you could reuse your advent calendar. Here are some suggestions for reusing your Space NK advent calendar:


Gift-wrapping and decorations: You can use the individual boxes as gift boxes for beauty products, small toys and stocking fillers. You could also cut out gift tags to elevate your wrapping paper. Depending on your scissor skills, you could also cut out Christmas decorations for your tree.

Make your own: If you can store the advent calendar in a dry space, you could use it to make your own advent calendar for 2024 and fill it with beauty products, chocolate, small trinkets… you name it.


Eco-friendly organisers: Whether you’re looking to tidy your desk or your makeup stash, why not use the advent calendar boxes as organisers. The boxes can be stacked to save space too!


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