With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to get yourself ready for the holiday season than reading about the latest K-Beauty holiday collections!
From beautiful, limited-edition collector items to special gift sets to treat your loved ones, here’s a complete guide to the best K-Beauty limited edition collections for the 2020 holiday season.
Please note that some holiday collections may vary from country to country (i.e. Laneige, Innisfree). However, since this is a website revolving around the Korean beauty industry, in this post you’ll find only items launched for the Korean market.
Wear Your Fantasy Collection
The most emblematic Korean luxurious beauty brand Sulwhasoo presented their 2020 Holiday Collection, offering a special escape from daily life to an extraordinary world of the Eastern and Western fantastic animals.
The collection, titled ‘Wear Your Fantasy‘, narrates the excitement of the holiday season with the fairytale-like imagination. Thai illustrator Phannapast Taychamaythakool, renowned for creating vibrant Western patterns influenced by Eastern cultures, designed the packaging of the entire line.
For the Holiday 2020 collection, Taychamaythakool combined mystical animal characters from Eastern and Western traditions in her signature playful style. These mythical creatures (Haetae, unicorn, reindeer and turtle) express values like bravery, imagination, confidence and help deliver a special message to the person receiving these gifts.
The holiday sets contain some of Sulwhasoo’s most-loved products, including their iconic First Care Activating Serum.
Synergy Anti-Aging Serum Duo
First Care Activating Serum 60ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum 30ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water 15ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion 15ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX 5ml
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum Set
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum 50ml + First Care Activating Serum 8ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water 15ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion 15ml + Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX 5ml + Gentle Cleansing Foam 50ml
Fist Care Activating Serum Set
First Care Activating Serum 90ml + Gentle Cleansing Foam 50ml + Essential Balancing Water EX 15ml + Essential Balancing Emulsion EX 15ml
Fist Care Activating Perfecting Serum Set
First Care Activating Perfecting Serum 90ml + Gentle Cleansing Foam 50ml + Essential Perfecting Water 15ml + Essential Perfecting Emulsion 15ml
The History of Whoo
Royal Heritage Special Edition
The “Royal Heritage Special Edition” is the 11th limited edition holiday collection by The History of Whoo. The collection embodies Korean regal aesthetic beauty, and is presented in a design inspired by traditional Korean royal jewelry.
As always with the Royal Heritage Special Editions, the highlight of the collection is represented by “Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact Special Edition”, a collector edition of the brand’s popular face powder.
The design of the product is renewed every year, and for the 2020 special edition The History of Whoo was inspired by the Korean art of decorative knots. The craft, used to make traditional regal accessories, is reflected both in the packaging and in the beautiful motif engraved on the surface of the face powder.
The Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact features a lightweight texture with excellent coverage and a velvety matte finish. The formula contains ingredients often found in Korean royal cosmetics: pearl, pumpkin, gold, pine tree, wolfberry and ginseng. These traditional ingredients contribute to create a naturally radiant complexion.
With the limited edition gift sets of the holiday collection, The History of Whoo wants to reflect the craftsmanship and effort behind traditional royal beauty care.
Royal Atelier Set
Gongjinhyang: Mi Goong Joong Pact (11th Heritage Limited Edition) 12g + Refill 12g + Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Multi Compact 12g + Hyangridam Therapy Eau de Perfume Royal Peony 7ml + Gongjinhyang: Mi Velvet Lip Rouge Miniature (2 pieces) + Royal Brush
Royal Make-Up Gift Set
Gongjinhyang: Mi Goong Joong Pact (11th Heritage Limited Edition) 12g + Refill 12g + Gongjinhyang Mi Essential Base 8ml + Gongjinhyang Mi Essential Skin Foundation 8ml + Gongjinhyang Mi Glow Lip Balm SPF10 Miniature (3 pieces)
Water-Full Holiday Edition
LG Household & Health Care’s natural fermentation cosmetic brand Su:m 37° launched “Water-full Holiday Edition”. The limited edition collection features iconic products from Su:m 37°’s Water-Full line, a top moisturising line which generated over $900 million in global sales since its launch in 2010.
Following this success, in 2020 Su:m 37° decided to upgrade all products in the line with more than 1 million fermented ingredients. The new formula provides long-lasting hydration even in dry weather by improving the water-absorbing properties of skin cells.
For the packaging of the 2020 Holiday Collection, Su:m 37° used gold illustrations on a royal blue background. The colour palette is meant to represent both the deep moisturizing properties of the Water-full line combined and festive ambiance of the holiday season.
Water-Full Best Cream Set Holiday Edition
Water-full Timeless Moisturizing Cream 50ml + Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream 20ml + Water-full Intense Enriched Ampoule 5ml (2 pieces)
Water-Full CC Cushion Perfect Finish Holiday Edition Set
Water-Full CC Cushion Perfect Finish 2020 Holiday Edition 15g + Refill 15g (2 pieces) + Water-full Refreshing Toner 20ml + Rebalancing Gel Emulsion 20ml
Celebrate Holiday! Collection
Laneige celebrates the 2020 holiday season with their new “Celebrate Holiday” limited edition collection.
The collection includes a variety of curated skincare sets with packaging inspired by classic Christmas ornaments. The gift sets contain some of Laneige’s most popular products, along with exclusive limited edition items.
Mini Sleeping Mask Set
Water Sleeping Mask 25ml + Water Sleeping Mask (Lavender) 25ml + Cica Sleeping Mask 25ml
Mini Lip Sleeping Mask Set
Lip Sleeping Mask (Lemon) 8g + Lip Sleeping Mask (Berry) 8g + Lip Sleeping Mask (Grape) 8g
Neo Cushion Matte Holiday Edition
Water Bank Moisture Essence Set
Water Bank Moisture Essence 70ml + Water Sleeping Mask 15ml (2 pieces) + Cica Sleeping Mask 10ml (2 pieces)
Basic Duo Moisture Set
Essential Power Skin Refiner Moisture 200ml + Essential Balancing Emulsion Moisture 120ml + Water Bank Moisture Cream EX 10ml + Water Bank Moisture Essence EX 5ml + Water Sleeping Mask 15ml
Green Holidays Gift Edition
The “2020 Green Holidays Gift Edition” is the latest limited edition holiday collection by Innisfree. For the 11th edition of their holiday collection, Innisfree partnered with Steven Harrington, an American artist and designer renowned for his vibrant and dynamic style.
The collection includes some of innisfree’s bestsellers, along with exclusive limited edition products designed especially with the holiday season in mind.
Jumbo Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed
Jumbo Youth-Enriched Cream with Orchid
Jelly Balm Crayon
(L-R) #1 Chee-rry Me Up | #2 Chili Bling | #3 Berry Hearts
My Lip Balm Set
My Lip Balm 08 Sunkissed Cherry Tea + My Lip Balm 11 Wedding Peach Tea
Glam Mood Palette
Jeju Root Energy Mask Set
Jeju Root Energy Mask Carrot + Jeju Root Energy Mask Beet + Jeju Root Energy Mask Potato + Jeju Root Energy Mask Burdock + Jeju Root Energy Mask Kohlrabi + Jeju Root Energy Mask Lotus Root + Jeju Root Energy Mask Ginger + Jeju Root Energy Mask Yam
Fruity Sweet Perfumed Diffuser
Deep Floral Perfumed Diffuser
Perfumed Hand Cream Set
Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream #1 Guesthouse Laundry + Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream #7 Pink Coral + Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream #12 Midnight Yuja Tea
Winter Glow Skin Set
Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed 30ml + Youth-Enriched Cream with Orchid 20ml + Green Tea Seed Eye Cream 20ml
Glittery Snow Collection
“Glittery Snow” is the 2020 holiday limited edition collection by Etude House, inspired by the icy sparkle of snow crystals. Just like snow crystals glistening in the sun, the products in the collection are formulated with ultra-fine powder particles for a naturally radiant look.
The “Glittery Snow Air Mousse Palette” is a duo of glitter eyeshadows designed to add that extra sparkle to the eyes. The eyeshadows have a soft and creamy texture for a durable and blendable coverage.
The “Glittery Snow Face Palette” is a blush and highlighter duo that promises to give the skin a natural, healthy glow. The two powders can be used separately or mixed together to create a bonne mine look. Lastly, The “Glittery Snow Powder Veil Lips-Talk” is a highly-pigmented lipstick with a matte finish. The lipstick was formulated with fine powder particles to ensure a long-lasting wear, even beneath a face mask.
Glittery Snow Air Mousse Palette
(L-R) Warm | Frozen
Glittery Snow Face Palette
(L-R) Light | Ray
Powder Veil Lips Talk
(top to bottom) #BE101 Iceland Dusk | #BE102 Pink Glacier
Invitation from Stranger
Amorepacific’s luxury brand Hera presented “Invitation from Stranger“, their 20th limited edition holiday collection.
The line was inspired by the dreamy, mystical atmosphere of a holiday banquet. The theme is reflected in the colour palette of this collection, which embodies the dark richness of red wine and the fruity sweetness of galette.
As part of the collection, Hera launched two exclusive limited edition shades of their bestselling Sensual Spicy Nude Gloss. “Merlot” is a dark grape colour, and “Ginger Syrup”, is a a blend of beige and plum with pale pink pearly glitter.
The “Holiday Collection Shadow Duo” is an eyeshadow palette inspired by the delicate flavor and aroma of galette. The palette includes 2 eyeshadows: “Rosy Sugar” is a glittery rose gold shade and “Mauve Coco” is a dusty peach-toned neutral mauve pink colour.
Holiday Collection Sensual Spicy Nude Gloss
(top to bottom) #89 Merlot | #456 Ginger Syrup
Holiday Collection Shadow Duo
Holiday Collection Hand and Body
“Holiday Collection Hand and Body” is a 2020 limited edition holiday gift set by Huxley.
It includes Huxley’s popular Hand Cream Moroccan Gardener and Body Oil Moroccan Gardener. The red tartan plaid box used for the packaging, reflects the timeless elegance of classic holiday traditions.
The Moroccan Gardener line is inspired by a lush green Moroccan garden. Both products in the line feature Sahara Prickly Pear Seed Oil that delivers long-lasting hydration and aroma.
Holiday at Home Edition
Beyond launched a limited edition holiday collection titled ‘Holiday at Home‘. The theme of this edition is ‘Happiness delivered at home’ and it was created in collaboration with nature & animal-inspired Canadian pattern brand ‘LEMONNI’. In line with the concept of the collection, the patterns used for the packaging feature different kinds of homes, birds, animals and trees in pastel colours. The warm and cozy atmosphere of this line expresses the desire to bring people’s hearts together even though they’re physically apart due to social distancing.
The gift sets in the collection include both standard and jumbo sizes of Beyond’s bestsellers.
Holiday At Home Total Recovery Shower Cream Kit
Total Recovery Shower Cream 600ml + Total Recovery Shower Cream 150ml
Holiday At Home Total Recovery Body Moisturizer Kit
Total Recovery Body Moisturizer 600ml + Total Recovery Body Moisturizer 150ml
Holiday At Home Deep Moisture Shampoo Kit
Deep Moisture Shampoo 600ml + Deep Moisture Shampoo 300ml
Holiday At Home Argan Therapy Signature Oil Kit
Argan Therapy Signature Oil 130ml + Argan Therapy Signature Oil 55ml (2 pieces)
Holiday At Home Classic Hand Cream Set
Classic Hand Cream #Miracle Nut 30ml + Classic Hand Cream #Total Recovery 30ml + Classic Hand Cream #Deep Moisture 30ml
Ultimate Cover Stick Foundation Special Set
The “Ultimate Cover Stick Foundation Special Set” is a limited edition kit from O Hui for the 2020 holiday season.
The set includes O Hui’s Ultimate Cover Stick Foundation and a new limited-edition 5-colour face palette.
The “Ultimate Cover Stick Foundation” is a stick foundation with a creamy formula that offers great coverage and flawless finish. The product comes with a built-in fine-hair Wave Edge Brush designed to adapt to the curved surface of the face.
My Lovely Holiday Collection
Stonebrick launched “My Lovely Holiday Collection“, two limited edition sets that contain the brand’s new Cream Velvet Tints.
These new lip tints feature a smooth, creamy texture and velvety matte finish. The Cream Velvet Tints come with a heart-shaped applicator designed following the natural shape of the lips, facilitating application for make-up beginners.
Merry Red Kit
Velvet Tint #201 Scarlet Queen + Velvet Tint #202 Red Appeal + Velvet Tint #203 Chilli Mood + Velvet Tint #204 All Night Red
Lip Mate Kit
Velvet Tint #101 Rose Mate + Velvet Tint #102 Velour Pink + Velvet Tint #103 Rose Marsala + Velvet Tint #301 Coral Crew
Shine On You Collection
The Saem launched “Shine on You“, a limited edition collection for the 2020 holiday season.
The line consists of some of the brand’s recent bestsellers, like the City Ardor Love in Paris France Eau de Parfum, along with limited edition make-up items inspired by the sparkly lights of the holidays.
“Bare Plumping Color Balm” is a plumping lip balm with a smooth formula available in 3 MLBB-inspired shades.
“Saemmul Shadow Box 04 Glint Beam” is a compact eyeshadow palette featuring 4 extremely sparkly shimmer shades. “Love Me Palette How Lovely” is a tone-on-tone face palette with 11 colours that can be used to create a complete make-up look.
The two “Perfumed Hand Cream” sets feature a selection of hand moisturizers in various textures to meet the needs of different skin types. The hand creams come in 8 limited-edition fragrances inspired by nature.
Lastly, the “City Ardor Love in Paris France Special Set” contains The Saem’s bestselling fragrance and a matching body lotion. The popular fragrance has a fresh fruity floral scent that recreates the atmosphere of a romantic trip to Paris.
Love Me Multi Palette (How Lovely)
Bare Plumping Color Balm
(top to bottom) BE01 Burny Nudy | PK01 Corni Mauve | CR01 Peach
Saemmul Shadow Box 04 Glint Beam
City Ardor Love in Paris France Perfume & Body Lotion Special Set
City Ardor Love in Paris France Eau De Perfume 30ml + City Ardor Love in Paris France Perfume Body Lotion 80ml
Perfumed Hand Special Set Limited Edition 1
Perfumed Hand Moisturizer Green Grape 30ml + Perfumed Hand Cream Rose 30ml + Perfumed Hand Moisturizer Soft Soap 30ml + Perfumed Hand Cream Sage 30ml
Perfumed Hand Special Set Limited Edition 2
Perfumed Hand Light Essence Cranberry 30ml + Perfumed Hand Essence Baby Cotton 30ml + Perfumed Hand Light Essence Yuja 30ml + Perfumed Hand Essence Lily 30ml