There’s no gift more beautiful than the gift of beauty.
It’s that time of the year again, to show Mom your heartfelt gratitude and thank her for the years of care and love. In need of some inspiration on what to get for Mommy this Mother’s Day? Why not help her put her best face forward?
Our curated list takes out all the guesswork on what makes the perfect gift in the name of beauty. It covers what Mama might need in her skin-care routine, from cleansers to serums to moisturizers. Read on to find out more.
What better day for Moms to take the day off than on Mother’s Day?
Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is not just aptly named for this occasion; it also removes all traces of makeup without much hassle.
This vegan cleansing balm boasts a non-greasy and non-drying formula that’s suitable for all skin types. An all-round contender for mothers around the world.
To help your Mom feel like her younger self again, opt for Murad’s exfoliating cleanser.
It’s infused with AHAs like lactic acid and glycolic acid, as well as BHA (salicylic acid) to get rid of dead skin cells and makeup debris. Jojoba beads are also added to smoothen and polish skin for a more youthful-looking complexion.
An oil- and alcohol-free toner, this is just what Mom needs to prep her skin for the rest of her beauty routine.
Made with antioxidant-rich silver tip white tea (i.e., polyphenols and catechins), this treatment toner protects the skin from external pollutants which is known to speed up skin aging.
Users loved how it made their skin feel refreshed, healthy, and smooth.
It’s easy to see why SK-11 Facial Treatment Essence has remained a cult classic for so long.
Touted as “the miracle like no other”, the brand’s proprietary Pitera™ formula consists of a whopping 50+ micronutrients (think vitamins, minerals, and amino acids) to moisturize the skin. It’s also proven to lighten pigmentation, brighten the skin tone, and iron out fine lines.
Help your Mom stock up on her favorite essence or introduce her to the wonder of Pitera.
Hydrating Day Serum
Pamper your Mom with this luxurious day serum. It contains Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin, royal jelly to boost collagen production, and 23-karat gold for a natural glow.
The serum is also infused with an anti-aging trio of green tea, rice bran oil, and red algae. What’s more, the brand is big on giving back — it partners with Room to Read to support girls’ education globally.
Indeed, this hydrating serum is a gift that keeps on giving.
Anti-Aging Night Serum
In every anti-aging skin-care routine, retinol is a must-have for skin cell renewal. But what if Mama has sensitive skin?
Not to worry with Biossance’s bakuchiol-based serum — bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol that’s just as potent minus the sensitivity. To further minimize irritation, it’s also infused with hyaluronic acid and squalane to serious skin hydration.
Voila reduced fine lines and improved skin elasticity!
Hydrating Day Moisturizer
Is your Mom in need of a good daytime moisturizer? We’ve got you covered with this one from Fresh.
Featuring rosewater and rose flower oil, this cream ensures all-day hydration through time-release hydro-patches. Angelica extract and hyaluronic acid further promote moisture retention so that bouncy, supple skin is an effortless reality.
Nourishing Night Moisturizer
This best-seller from Drunk Elephant is a must-have in her skin-care routine. Ceramides are the star players as they promote a healthy moisture barrier.
Other noteworthy ingredients include: 6 rare African oils that nourish the skin, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer to enhance hydration levels, and antioxidant-rich fermented green tea to ward off signs of aging.
Firming Eye Cream
Renowned farm-to-face skin-care brand, Farmacy, has rolled out a vitamin C-infused eye cream that hits all the spots.
4% vitamin C (derived from acerola cherry) brightens and firms sagging skin. At the same time, Sacha Inchi peptide and caffeine work hard to downplay the appearance of dark circles.
Four kinds of hyaluronic acids round up the ingredient list to pack major hydration. All these wrap up in recyclable packaging to match Mommy’s eco-loving vibes.
Tinted Lip Balm
With a potent blend of sugar, grapeseed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and blackcurrant seed oil, Fresh’s Sugar Lip Balm delivers long-lasting protection against chapped lips.
Boasting SPF 15, the balm provides sun protection against harmful UV rays. It’s also available in 15 shades in two finishes — satin and shimmer. From coral peach to deep rose, there’s definitely one that will pique her interest.
Overnight Face Mask
This vegan overnight mask is what dreams are made of.
Targeting dryness, dullness, and firmness, the Dream Mask contains squalane to enhance moisture levels, maqui to fight off skin-dulling oxidative stress, and vitamin C to brighten and firm the skin.
With this ultra-hydrating mask, reviewers reported waking up to smooth, supple, radiant skin come morning.
This sunscreen from Tatcha covers all the bases.
Firstly, its broad-spectrum SPF 35 provides ample protection against UVA and UVB rays. Silk extract and Japanese wild rose make for a smooth and poreless complexion — ideal for using it in place of a primer.
Loquat leaf extract is also present for a dose of antioxidants that soothes and protects the skin. Lastly, users liked how it sits beautifully under makeup without the downside of a white cast.
The Gift of Beauty
As you can see, these products are selected with a focus on anti-aging, fitting for Momma’s current skin-care regimen. With so many options available, it’s time to fill up your shopping cart on what she likes best.