Last year's Space NK Advent Calendar caused such a sensation that it was the fastest selling in the brand's history: half were sold in the first two days, and the rest were sold out within a fortnight.
And with the 2022 calendar out now offering even better value, it doesn't take any psychic skills to predict there'll be a serious race to the virtual and IRL checkouts as savvy shoppers rush to snap up what we reckon is the best beauty bargain of the year.
For starters, for an outlay of £215, you'll get a whopping £770 worth of products – which is £30 more than 2021's calendar, not to mention double the amount of full-sized products compared to last year. And we're talking some of the most high-end, sought after, beauty must-haves, bestsellers and exclusives on the market.
Of course, there's a huge roster of A-list brands involved: think Augustinus Bader, Creme de la Mer, Sisley, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Paula's Choice, Jo Loves...
We genuinely think this is one of the savviest beauty buys you'll make this year. You can also check out our comprehensive round-up of this year's best beauty advent calendars if you're curious about the myriad other options out there too.
Why we rate it
There aren't many people who wouldn't say, 'Hell, yes!' to 25 days of beauty surprises for your hair, body and skin, alongside some luxe makeup goodies, too.
And with 14 of those treats being full-sized products, this is a truly special, seriously luxe gift that'll keep on giving for many months to come.
Fancy a little preview of some of the full-sized gems you can expect to receive (or give)? Here goes...
For youthful, healthy skin: Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 (usually £47) is a bestseller – and the perfect introduction to retinol. It'll help fight fine lines and wrinkles while hydrating, too.
The iconic lip colour: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (usually £26). This lippy has superstar status not just for its pigmentation, but also the fact it doesn't dry lips. And this cult-favourite shade (worn by Britney at her recent wedding), is a nude/pink tone that enhances the natural colour of your lips to make them look even better.
For a brighter complexion: Summer Fridays CC Me Serum (usually £60) is a brightening serum blended with squalane (which helps deliver moisture and protects from free radical damage) is jam-packed with nutrients. And it utilises two forms of Vitamin C (hence the name) which helps minimise the look of hyperpigmentation/dark spots and encourages younger-looking, brighter skin.
The best damage repair for hair: Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector (usually £28) is a treatment to soothe and calm your distressed hair by restoring hair structure and integrity. And this iconic product is free from parabens, phthalates and sulfates and is certified cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
The cult SPF/skincare combo: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF50+ (usually £34) is an skincare/SPF combo (hence the term 'skinscreen') which offers Factor 50 protection, primer and moisturiser in one. That's why it's the hottest sun protection on the planet. The light formula contains nourishing ingredients like kakadu plum, a vitamin C-rich, antioxidant fruit extract to protect skin from damage, plus peptide dragosine which offers full-spectrum sun (and blue light) protection as well as nourishing and hydrating skin.
What's included in Space NK's 2022 advent calendar:
This mix of full and smaller sizes in the 2022 Space NK Advent Calendar is pretty unbeatable – here's the full rundown:
La Mer Crème de La Mer Moisturising Cream 7ml
FULL SIZE Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Colour Stick Au Naturel 1.4g
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml
Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream 10ml
FULL SIZE Olaplex No 3 Bond Perfector 100ml
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 118ml
FULL SIZE Necessaire The Hand Cream Fragrance Free 65Mml
FULL SIZE Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF50+ 50ml
Space NK Voyage Body Wash 350ml FULL SIZE
Hourglass Mini Veil Translucent Setting Powder 2G
FULL SIZE Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Pillow Talk
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 15ml
FULL SIZE Summer Fridays CC Me Serum 30ml
Drunk Elephant Wonderwild Miracle Butter 5ml
FULL SIZE Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask 75ml
Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum 10ml
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil 12ml
Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumising Mascara 3ml
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser 50ml
FULL SIZE Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 30 ml
Living Proof PHD Dry Shampoo 60ml
JVN Complete Air Dry Cream 20ml
FULL SIZE The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 30ml
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 75ml
Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 5oz
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Peel – 3 treatments
Augustinus Bader The Face Oil 10ml
Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser 10ml FULL SIZE
FULL SIZE Rose Inc Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek Colour in Heliotrope 4.5g
Jo Loves Snowflake Votive 70g
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream 10ml