Like any makeup addict or skincare enthusiast, I'm all about making my beauty budget go further. I'll load up my cart when Sephora offers 20 percent off for its VIB Rouge members or Dermstore has its friends and family sale. While sales are a terrific time to restock your beauty bag, there's a downside—they only happen a handful of times a year. For those looking to get their beauty fix more often than that, there's another way to indulge while ensuring you still get a deal. One of the most efficient ways revamp your beauty bag without burning through your bank account? Value sets.
Value sets are no longer just reserved for gift giving or the holiday season. They're the perfect way to treat yourself—while getting more beauty for your buck. Beauty gift sets are a terrific opportunity to try new products. They offer a greater variety for the price of just one or two SKUs and each product typically comes in a smaller format, so it's less of a commitment if you're discovering what you like (and practical for anyone on the go). Value sets are also great for stocking up on your tried-and-true favorites. Who doesn't want to save on what you're already buying while also getting some fun additional extras?
Here are 13 new value sets we have our sights set on.
An $80 value, this power-packed trio promises to get you the trending Korean beauty standard: "glass skin." With a cleanser, serum, and moisturizer boasting AHAs, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, your skincare routine—and the secret to a poreless-looking glow-from-within finish—is laid out for you.
Take another dive into K-beauty with this four-piece skincare regimen. An $81 value, the lineup includes the brand's treatment cleansing foam, treatment enzyme peel cleansing powder, award-winning vintage single extract essence, and essential creme fluid—powered by green tea and packed with antioxidants.
Stock up on three of Sunday Riley's most popular skincare products in travel-friendly sizes that still make an impact. Each award-winning product is a powerhouse on its own and as a set, they work synergistically to take your skin to the next level. The Good Genes lactic acid treatment exfoliates the skin, the C.E.O. brightening serum reduces dark spots and discolorations, and the Luna retinol oil tackles fine lines and wrinkles. The $88-value trio is a smart way to get acquainted with Sunday Riley's skincare standouts to see if they're right for your skin.
For a full lineup of skincare essentials to keep skin glowy on the go, this five-pack doesn't miss a beat. Complete with a water cream, refining peel gel, brightening eye cream, gentle cleanser, and probiotic mask, you'll be fully equipped to tackle any skin issue while traveling.
Summer is in full swing and it's time to ramp up your sun-protection regimen if you haven't already. This portable-size trio has everything you need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays until sundown with a weightless oil-free sunscreen, hydrating moisturizer, and a refreshing setting spray packed with antioxidant-rich botanicals.
To ensure your hair looks 100 all summer wherever your weekends take you, look no further than this travel-ready trio from Ouai. Made for all hair types, Ouai's air dry foam, rose hair and body oil, and fan-favorite wave spray are all you need to achieve an effortless wash-and-wear look.
This customizable duo offers major savings. When you pair your perfect shade of Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 with the brand's coveted Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer (which alone is $60), you get both for just $69 (valued at $106).
For lovers of everything rose, this gift set is not to be missed. Fresh brings together its lineup of rose-infused skincare stars for a spa-like experience. Replete with a rose face mask, rose facial toner, rose face cream, and rose tinted lip treatment with SPF, the collection is the beauty world's take on rose-colored glasses.
This value set has a near-perfect five-star rating on Sephora—and for good reason. It features five of Caudalie's best-selling products—micellar cleansing water, radiance serum, moisturizing sorbet, eye cream, and beauty elixir—in a convenient size for travel. In sum, an ideal grab-and-go kit for the jet-setting natural-beauty lover.
For fans of Philosophy's Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, this set is sure to please. Stock up on a travel-size of the brand's cult-favorite cleanser while trying out the ultra-light moisturizer, exfoliating clay mask, and facial cleansing cloths.
Amplify your skincare routine with this new three-piece set. Featuring a Greek yogurt foaming cream cleanser, a pomegranate resurfacing mask, and a wild rose vitamin C brightening oil, the clean beauty triptych is an exciting way to introduce new products into your regimen.
If there's one holy grail product in my beauty bag, it's SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. While the price tag initially gave me pause, I have no regrets about giving in—the raved-about product is worth every penny. To lessen my guilt about spending so much, I always purchase it in a set that's the same price as the stand-alone product (and get to try a couple more SK-II products while I'm at it). The newest set features the brand's Facial Treatment Clear Lotion and the Facial Treatment Mask (which seriously overhauls your skin in a single use).
We had to end on the ultimate splurge. For $195 (it's valued at $259), you can dip your toes into the world of La Mer with this gorgeous trio of the brand's skincare staples (plus a pretty water color bag that's perfect for travel). Give your skin some extra love with these TSA-approved sizes of the brand's iconic moisturizing cream, treatment lotion, and micellar water.
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