Give your loved one the gift of perfect skin this year with the most cult product to ever exist: Estée Lauder’s Advance Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum. Lord knows they’ll need it during this holiday period. A combination of wheel upon wheel of cheese, free-flowing champagne, and long, lazy days spent at the beach is as hard on your skin as it is fun.

By this point, you should be fairly well acquainted with our other Estée Lauder favourite, the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, which has been busy working on our eye bags for a minute. Let’s now shine the spotlight on the OG that inspired it! Advanced Night Repair works on your skin while you sleep, helping to smooth out your skin tone, reduce redness, minimise fine lines, and leave you waking up with skin that’ll glow brighter than Christmas decorations themselves.

If Advanced Night Repair was an album, it would have hit platinum many moons ago—and there’s a reason why it’s earned itself this icon status. Despite the fact that asking a woman to choose between her favourite skincare products is akin to asking her which child she loves most, if push came to shove, I’d trade in all my other products (and hypothetical children) for this serum. There are so many magnificent products on the market, but very few have had such a dramatic and instantaneous impact on my sensitive skin’s texture. The bottle may be small, but since you only need to apply a tiny amount each time, the bottle goes a long, long way. If heaven exists, I hope it comprises of endless days spent swimming in pools filled with Advance Night Repair.

Secure your spot as the best gift-giver ever by giving your recipient a demonstration, along with this mind-bending serum (think Tupperware party, but for luxe beauty products). Here goes:

1. Apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand
2. Touch fingertips of both hands together
3. Massage serum over face and neck in an outward motion, starting at the centre

Put your best gift forward this year, and purchase your loved one a bottle of the serum here.

Photography, Sarah Adamson.