If you’re yet to start your shopping (no judgement here, we haven’t either!), it’s time to tick a few people off the list. To help you out, we’ve tried and tested a load of cult beauty products to see which lived up to the hype, because, well, someone’s gotta do it. Your mum’s gonna love them. Your mate’s gonna love them. Your man might steal them… Why? Because they’re brilliant. Just call us Santa.

This is dry skin dynamite! A multi-purpose formula, it can be used to soothe chapped lips (all those mistletoe kisses can dry out a girl’s pout, don’t cha know), cure snagged cuticles and even seal unsightly split ends. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Cetaphil Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 236ml £8.99 Buy Now

There’s a reason models and makeup artists swear by this cleanser. It gets skin squeaky clean without irritation. It's a must for that post-Christmas feast skincare detox! 

Essie essie 6 Ballet Slippers Sheer Pink Nail Polish £7.99 Buy Now

Essie’s Ballet Slippers gives new meaning to throwing shade. It. Goes. With. Everything. The perfect nude, buy one for your Secret Santa and you’ll get serioussss Brownie points. Smug. 

Maybelline Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Blackest Black 12.5ml £5.99 Buy Now

This is the mascara that most of us grew up with and despite however many come onto the market, we come back to it time and time again. It lengthens and multiplies for flirty catch-a-man (or woman) lashes. 

Mane 'n Tail Mane 'n Tail Original Shampoo & Body 355ml £6.99 Buy Now

OK, so shampoo might not be the sexiest stocking stuffer but as soon as they try this they’re gonna get hooked. Originally formulated for horses (bear with us), its protein-packed formula leaves locks super shiny and swishy.