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The Best Gifts for Mommy Dearest This Mother’s Day

There’s no gift more beautiful than the gift of beauty.

It’s that time of the year again, to show your Mom your heartfelt gratitude and thank her for the years of care and love. In need of some inspiration on what to get for your Mom 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. It covers what your Mom might need in her skin-care routine, from cleansers to serums to moisturizers. Read on to find out more.

Cleansing Balm

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.

Facial Cleanser

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.

Antioxidant-Rich Toner

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 Silver Tip White Tea that’s rich in antioxidants, 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.

Brightening Essence

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 (i.e. vitamins, minerals, and amino acids) to moisturize the skin. It’s also been proven time and again 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. Besides that, the serum is infused with an anti-aging trio of Green Tea, Rice Bran Oil, and Red Algae. Last but not least, the brand gives back by partnering with Room to Read to support girls’ education globally. Indeed, a gift that keeps giving.

Anti-Aging Night Serum

In every anti-aging skin-care routine, Retinol is a must to boost skin cell renewal. But what if your Mom has sensitive skin? Not to worry, as Biossance’s serum uses Bakuchiol instead — a natural alternative to Retinol that’s just as potent minus the sensitivity. To further minimize irritation, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane are also added to hydrate the skin. 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. Infused with Rosewater and Rose Flower Oil, this cream ensures all-day hydration through time-release hydro-patches. Angelica Extract and Hyaluronic Acid also 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 your Mom’s skin-care regimen. Ceramides are the star players as they promote a healthy moisture barrier. Other noteworthy ingredients include: 6 rare African Oils to 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 while Sacha Inchi Peptide and Caffeine reduce the appearance of dark circles. Four different Hyaluronic Acids are also added to boost skin hydration. All these are wrapped up in recyclable packaging so your Mom doesn’t have to worry about harming the Earth.

Tinted Lip Balm

With a potent blend of Sugar, Grapeseed Oil, and Meadowfoam and Black Currant Seed Oils, this lip balm delivers long-lasting protection against chapped lips. Infused with SPF 15, the balm also provides sun protection against harmful UV rays. Fresh’s Sugar Lip Balm is also available in 15 shades in two finishes — satin and shimmer. From coral peach to deep rose, there’s definitely one that will suit your Mom’s preference.

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. Reviewers liked how the ultra-hydrating mask helped them wake up to smooth, supple, and radiant skin come morning.

Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen

This sunscreen from Tatcha covers all the bases. Broad-spectrum SPF 35 provides protection from 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. 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 your mother’s current skin-care regimen. With so many options available, it’s time to fill up your shopping cart on what Mom might like best.

By fel.

Hi, I'm Fel. I hail from sunny Singapore where summer is experienced all year round. I am a strong advocate of beauty, positivity, and healthy living which is why I decided to create a blog to share my thoughts and experiences on these subjects. Also, caffeine runs in my blood and I'm always on the lookout for the next skincare trend — whether it's a buzz-worthy ingredient that has taken the beauty world by storm or a new masking technique that I've yet to try.

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