Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2023

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There are loads of great brands that are cruelty free these days. We really have no excuse to be still buying from brands who aren’t cruelty free, as tempting as it can be sometimes. I love getting a cruelty free beauty advent calendar for each December. It makes the month really exciting and festive getting a little treat each day. The products generally last me throughout the full year and I rarely buy products outside of it. I’ve been trying to choose which I want this year so I thought I’d share my favourite cruelty free beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2023. (For those of you who are vegan, I also have a post that covers my recommendations for vegan beauty advent calendars.)

I have included some more affordable options and (after my top pick for 2023) have placed them in order of cheapest to most expensive for your convenience.

Beware that some of the images have content spoilers so if you like a true surprise maybe don’t look at the images too closely.

This post was last updated November 2023.

I have also included some exclusive discount codes for some of these items so do watch out for those throughout the post. 

My top pick cruelty free beauty advent calendar 2023

Body Shop Advent calendars 2023 – £59-£145

No longer owned by L’oreal (and therefore the devil himself, Nestle) I feel I can finally now shop at Body Shop again that they have been taken over by Brazilian company Natura International.

As usual, the Body Shop have 3 different advent calendars (affiliate link) at different price points this year. All the calendars have Community Fair Trade and natural origin ingredients and recyclable packaging.

Advent of Wonder 2023 for £59 worth £119 (affiliate link)

Their lowest cost advent calendar (affiliate link) has increased in price from £55 to £59 this year (‘cost of living’ casualties never cease). 24 items, mostly minis. Get 590 reward points when you purchase this advent calendar.

Big Advent of Wonders 2023 for £95 (affiliate link)

25 minis and full size. Worth £173.50 saving £78.50. Their middle range advent calendar has kept the same price this year but it’s contents are worth more giving you a higher saving. 950 reward points.

Ultimate Advent of Wonders 2023 – £145 (affiliate link) – worth £254!

Again, their top end calendar is the same price this year but it’s contents are worth more making it excellent value for money. 25 full size favourites and bestsellers. 1450 reward points when you buy this calendar.

This is the calendar that I’ve chosen personally for this December.

The calendars have a pop-up and sustainable re-usable design. You can buy them directly from the Body Shop here (affiliate link). The Body Shop currently has a 10% discount code for their advent calendars: ADVENT2023

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2023

Love Urban Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 – £19.99

Affordable cruelty free 24-piece makeup set (affiliate link) with eye, lip, nail and face products & accessories perfect for teens.

Sence Collection Advent Calendar – Magical Times 2023 – £25

New brand to my list for 2023 is Sence Collection Advent Calendar – Magical Times (affiliate link). The Sence Collection Advent Calendar contains 24 beauty bath and body minis. A good lower cost option for teenagers.

Revolution Skincare 12 Days of Face, Body & Hair Mask Advent Calendar 2023 – £25 (worth £27)

This Revolution Skincare 12 Days of Face, Body and Hair advent calendar (affiliate link) includes: 10 body masks, 1 headband and masking brush. Earns you 25 RevReward points.

The advent calendar is confirmed cruelty free and vegan. It does not contain any animal derived ingredients and is approved by PETA as Animal Test Free. The outer packaging is fully recyclable.

Whilst cheap for a cruelty free beauty advent calendar it perhaps isn’t the best value for money being worth only £2 more than the cost.

17. Countdown Of Joy Advent Calendar 2023 – £30

This year Boots 17 has launched an advent calendar and as of December 2022 17. is Leaping Bunny certified.

The Boots 17. cruelty free beauty advent calendar (affiliate link) includes 24 days of limited edition cosmetics and accessories – from makeup must-haves, to useful tools and accessories.

This would be a great option for a teen!

Profusion 25 Days To Sleigh Advent Calendar 2023 – £30

New brand to my list for 2023 is Profusion’s 25 Days to Sleigh Advent Calendar (affiliate link). Features 25 days of Profusions’s best-selling hero products from makeup to accessories. Cruelty free and vegan. Available at Boots so you can build Advantage Card points too. Great lower cost option for teenagers.

Barry M Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 – £40 (worth £120)

If you want a bargain you can currently buy Barry M’s advent calendar from last year half price for £40.

It has 25 beauty products, including 6 nail varnishes.

In 2021 it had 12 nail products which is still currently on sale on Amazon for £37 (affiliate link).

Barry M is all cruelty free, vegan and PETA certified.

Barry M Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Joules Starry Night Advent Calendar 24 Days of Gifts 2023 – £42

After their Advent Calendar launch in 2022, Joules is back again this year with another beauty advent calendar that is vegan and cruelty free. The price is up £2 on last year.

These items come in little festive house packages that were designed to be reused, refilled and displayed so you can enjoy the magic for years to come.

It’s mostly bath and body products with some lip scrubs/balms and an eye mask. You can buy from Boots now (affiliate link) to make the most of those Advantage Card points.

Holland and Barrett 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 – £45 (worth £179)

Holland and Barrett’s 2023 beauty advent calendar is the only one I’ve seen so far that’s price has gone down! Last year it was £55 and its worth roughly the same too with 2 more full sized products. Well done Holland and Barrett!

I got this advent calendar in 2021 and thought it was excellent value for money.

  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Features 16 full-sized products
  • The perfect gift for those who love to try new beauty products that don’t cost the earth, featuring the likes of Weleda, Faith In Nature, Q&A and Dr Organic.

Available at Holland and Barrett here (affiliate link).

Baylis & Harding Signature For Him Advent Calendar 2023 – £45

New for the list in 2023 is Bayliss and Harding Signature for Home Advent Calendar (affiliate link) which contains 24 minis. Includes aftershave, shampoo, body soak and more.

  • Not tested on animals and doesn’t contain animal derived ingredients. ​
  • Suitable for Vegans.
  • PETA without bunnies verified.
  • Plastic free outer packaging – 100% recyclable.

Makeup Revolution 25 Days of Glam 2023 – £48 (worth £96)

Makeup Revolution’s advent calendar (affiliate link) launched on 1st September 2023 for £48. It is worth over £96 offering a 50% saving, the calendar includes 20 full size beauty must-haves and Revolution’s TikTok viral products. It has some really awesome looking products in it including various colour palettes.

The advent calendar is confirmed cruelty free and vegan. It does not contain any animal derived ingredients and is approved by PETA as Animal Test Free. The outer packaging is fully recyclable. It wouldn’t make my non toxic list though as it does contain parabens.

Last year Makeup Revolution’s You Are the Revolution advent calendar was 25 full sized products worth £94.

To celebrate the launch of our their Christmas Gift Shop, Revolution Beauty are offering 20% off the rest of your basket when you purchase the 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar.

Boots No7 advent calendars 2023 – £54.95 to £149.50 (worth tbc to £465)

Boots No7 is finally on my cruelty free list as they have now been confirmed as having cruelty free status.

NEW this year Boots have four beauty calendars differentiated by skincare regimes! Each calendar heroes one of No7’s skincare regimes so you can shop the perfect 25-day countdown for your skin needs [Protect and Perfect, Lift & Luminate, Restore & Renew and Future Renew]. 

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There will be the Ultimate Calendar, Protect and Perfect 25 Days of Beauty, Lift and Luminate 25 days of Beauty, Restore and Renew 25 Days of Beauty.

The 25 Days of Beauty Calendars are their best-known countdown. This year they have 25-days containing 11 deluxe minis, 14 full-size plus NEW limited edition products!

Last year it was priced £49.50 and was worth £211. This year the Protect and Perfect calendar (affiliate link) costs £54.95 and is worth £208.

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The Boots Lift and Luminate Calendar (affiliate link) is £54.95 worth £227.

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The Boots Restore and Renew Advent Calendar (affiliate link) is £54.95 worth £213.

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The first 10,000 people to buy the Protect and Perfect, Lift and Luminate and Restore and Renew Calendars will receive a free Future Renew product. You must have the Boots app downloaded, linked to your Advantage Card and push notifications turned on to receive your alert on 6th October. Customers get a free selected No7 Future Renew product when you load offer to Advantage Card through the official Boots app from 6th October. Offer applicable on No7 Future Renew Serum 25ml, No7 Future Renew Day Cream SPF40 50ml, No7 Future Renew Night Cream 50ml and No7 Future Renew Eye Serum 15ml. Excludes No7 Future Renew Serum 50ml. Offer is valid from 06/10/2023 – 24/10/2023.

They also have the Ultimate Calendar (affiliate link) again. This pretty star embroidered jewellery box features 25 full-size products including their best-selling Future Renew that had people queuing outside Boots stores. This year it is priced at £149.95 and is worth £465 (last year this was worth £433 costing £140).

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These went on sale October 4th and are expected to sell out quickly.

Revolution Pro The Icons 12 Day Advent Calendar 2023 – £50 (worth £77)

The Revolution Pro The Icons 12 Day Advent Calendar (affiliate link) contains 12 of Revolution Pro’s most ICONIC products such as New Neutral Lips, the Blur Stick Family and their Lip Oils.

Certified vegan and cruelty free. Does not contain any animal derived ingredients. Approved by PETA as Animal Test Free. Doesn’t make my non toxic list as it contains parabens.

Worth £27 more than the cost price. Earns you 50 RevRewards.

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Revolution Pro Miracle 12 Day Advent Calendar 2023 – £55 (worth £91)

12 day skin care advent calendar (affiliate link) from revolution Pro, featuring best-loved viral products and new and exclusive lip and accessories.

The advent calendar is confirmed cruelty free and vegan. It does not contain any animal derived ingredients and is approved by PETA as Animal Test Free. The outer packaging is fully recyclable.

Includes a free exclusive headband.

Dove Gently Nourishing 24-Day Advent Calendar Gift 2023 – £59

Also new the the cruelty free scene is Dove, now certified with PETA. The Dove advent calendar (affiliate link) has a lot of volume with 14 full sized Dove products and 10 gifts such as an eye mask, mirror and wooden soap tray. My mam would love this one! You can buy two at a discounted price of £100 on Sephora.

Arran Sense of Scotland Winters Night Advent Calendar 2023 – £70 (worth over £150)

One of my favourite brands is Arran Sense of Scotland and they are back with their advent calendar again in 2023 and even better, they haven’t increased the price like so many have but the worth value has increased by £10.

This year expect 25 minis (very similar to last year):

  • Bonus 25th door
  • FREE delivery on ALL advent calendars
  • Limited edition seasonal fragrances inside.
  • Contains exclusive products only available inside the calendar.

All products made in Scotland. The packaging and contents of the advent calendar are recyclable and are dispatched from their carbon neutral fulfilment centre.

I love the design of this box. Buy direct from Arran here (affiliate link).

12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty 2023 – £75 (worth £173.50)

This year Liz Earle have again released a 12 day advent calendar full of their best selling non-toxic beauty favourites. Yes it does contain a cleanse and polish!

Mix of full size products and luxury miniatures.

This year Liz Earle have kept their set very similar but the price has increase by £10.

You can buy from Look Fantastic here (affiliate link) and make the most of the money off discounts they often run to make it better value for money.

Leaping Bunny and PETA certified cruelty free but not vegan.

Rituals House of Rituals Advent Calender 2023 – £87.90 (worth £150.50)

New for my list in 2023 is Rituals House of Rituals Advent Calendar (affiliate link). This is both cruelty free and paraben free.

The calendar is styled after their flagship store House of Rituals and 24 includes body, home and beauty minis, including four candles for every Sunday of Advent. There’s even a Christmas ornament in there!

Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar 2023 – £90

New for my list for 2023 is Dr. Hauschka with their advent calendar (affiliate link) with 23 travel items and a full sized item on day 24. Includes best sellers and new launches.

Lumene Advent Calendar 24 Nordic Beauty Secrets 2023 – £94.90 (worth £235.00)

I really rate Lumene’s advent calendars (affiliate link). They are always gorgeously designed and their products are fantastic. As well as being vegan and cruelty free Lumene has high quality and clean ingredients. I’ve bought the Lumene advent calendar twice in the past and have never been disappointed.

This year expect 24 beauty must-haves from Lumene – 17 skincare and 7 makeup favourites.

bareMinerals advent calendar 2023 – £105

New to the guide for 2023 is bareMinerals advent calendar (affiliate link) with 12 full size and mini sized make up and beauty products.

Cowshed Winter Advent Calendar 2023 – £150 (worth £180)

Up a whopping £30 from last year, this year’s offering contains 25 non-toxic mini/travel items.

Presented in a beautiful hand-illustrated advent box inspired by the winter greenery of the Walled Garden at Babington House, you can reuse and refill for years to come. In fact, if you already have a Cowshed advent calendar from previous years, they do have an option to just buy the items to put in the advent calendar.

No testing on animals, 100% vegetarian, no parabens, no mineral oils and no silicones.

Lush Vegan Advent Calendar 2023 – £125-£195

This year Lush has increased its advent calendar price by £10 however, it has also launched a more affordable second option at £125. Still mega money because its Lush!

The Christmas Buds Advent Calendar is £125 and features twenty-five doors of carefully curated bubble bars, melts and bath bombs.

The reusable gift box is made from recycled paper board and the ribbon is made from recycled plastic bottles.  

The £195 advent calendar version has twenty-five bath, body, shower, and fragrance products. All beautifully packaged in a limited edition box designed by Andre Williams at Trifle Studio, perfect for storing Lush treats forever more!

Both advent calendars are vegan and not just cruelty free but Lush actively fights against animal testing.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets 2023 – £160

Charlotte Tilbury kept her advent calendar at the same price for 3 years in a row but it’s up £10 this year.

This year this chest contains 2 full sized items and 10 travel sized items (last year it was 5 full-sized, and 7 mini-sized products).

Available now via my affiliate link which will give you 15% off your first order with the code nomipalonyFA0TK.

Summary of the best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2023

As you can see, you don’t have to miss out on exciting beauty products if you buy cruelty free so I hope you’ll consider making the effort if you are in the market for a beauty advent calendar this year.

The cruelty free beauty advent calendar I’ve personally chosen for 2023 is the Body Shop (affiliate link). I’ll be opening a door a day on my Instagram stories in December so do make sure you are following me over there, if you aren’t already.

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11 thoughts on “Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2023”

  1. Ahhh man, the Charlotte Tilbury one is the dream! Mind you I love me some Revolution too. So pleased about The Body Shop, about time like! Totally tempted to go and get myself one of these, is that bad?! ??

  2. I love the fact that there is so much choice for cruelty free now but I wish there were more 100% vegan options too as for me it should really be the same thing. Love this post though and it’s definitely a step in the right direction!


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