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12 Skincare Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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The perfect gift for Mother’s Day would probably be a time-machine so that we could undo all our tantrums, hissy-fits and whinging, and replace them with expressions of gratitude and a few extra shoulder massages. But alas, here we are trying to thank mum for all her years of sacrifice, with a yearly gift and card (don’t forget the card!) So here are some of our favourite, tried and true skincare products that we think mum will love almost as much as the card it comes with…Bless the sentimentality that comes with being a mum!

1. Vegan Retinol

The wonderful thing about retinol (Vitamin A) is that it tackles a number of skin concerns at one. It can be one of the best ingredients for visible, overnight results.

This serum by Drunk Elephant contains 1.0% vegan Retinol plus a list of such tasty natural ingredients you’d think you’ve ordered mum an acai bowl in a bottle! Packed with passionfruit, apricot and jojoba oils to replenish essential lipids and moisture, plus kale and winter cherry for antioxidant benefits, this serum restores and nurtures skin for a brighter, youthful glow. If mum is new to retinol, she should start with this serum gradually, every few nights and combine with a nourishing moisturiser, as well as applying SPF during the day.

2. Overnight Mouth Mask

There’s few ways to target anti-aging concerns around the mouth area, without visiting your beauty therapist or cosmetic injector. Luckily, Wrinkles Schminkles have created an ideal, at-home solution. Better yet, mum can sleep her way through this one! The Wrinkles Schminkles Mouth Smoothing Kit is an overnight treatment that provides healing benefits through medical grade silicone patches, delivering deep hydration and bringing blood flow to the surface, which aids in stimulating collagen production. As a result, these reusable mouth masks help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, commonly caused by ageing and sun damage. These hypo-allergenic masks can be reused up to 30 times, so it’s a bang-for-buck gift that mum is sure to enjoy and get plenty of use out of.  

3. An all-powerful LED Mask

Ok, we see the price tag too! But, when you add up the cost of getting multiple LED treatments in-salon, you’re almost making money with this mask! Well, not quite. But the ongoing benefits of a one-off purchase like this can make it all worthwhile, and potentially more affordable in the long run. For anyone needing a quick recap, LED (Light Emitting Diode) therapy uses varying wavelengths of red and blue light to penetrate skin at a cellular level. LED is well-known for its healing and rejuvenating power, targeting inflammation and acne-causing-bacteria with blue light, while red light helps to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production.

The great thing about the Spectralite Faceware Pro is that unlike other at-home LED facial tools, it provides both forms of light therapy, plus you only need to wear it for 3 minutes, which is just enough time for you to make mum a cuppa, while she sits back and relaxes. Make sure she knows to completely cleanse her face prior to popping the mask on, and her favourite skincare products should be applied straight after, but not before! To see the full benefits, this Mask should be worn every day, for about 6-8 weeks.

4. Inner Beauty Gift Pack

We’ve started discovering so much more about how important good gut health is for our overall well-being, and the same goes for healthy functioning skin. We’ve been fans of The Beauty Chef brand for years. They paved the way for other inner-beauty powders and elixirs to establish themselves as valuable additions in our daily routine and they have only grown in both popularity and range. The Supercharged Essentials Pack contains the tastiest duo of them all. 

The Collagen Inner Beauty Boost honestly tastes like a healthy Ribena. It contains an elixir of Vitamin C to help boost collagen production and Zinc to support healthy hair and nails. 

The Glow Inner Beauty Essential is your daily beauty powder. Containing a cocktail of probiotics and postbiotics, as well as 18 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract, this powder is fantastic for promoting radiant skin from the inside out.

Ways mum can enjoy her inner beauty products:

Collagen Inner Beauty Boost can simply be enjoyed with some cold filtered water. While the Glow Inner Beauty Essential powder can be sprinkled on top of her morning yoghurt and berries, added to a smoothie or enjoyed as is, with water.

5. Eco-Friendly Cleansing Cloths

These reusable facial cloths are made from 100% Natural bamboo fibres, making them kind to your skin and the planet! The ultra soft touch of bamboo fabric makes this set of wipes gentle enough for cleansing and removing makeup around the delicate eye area, while the cloth is perfect for mum to use every day, with her favourite cleanser or exfoliant. Our pro tip: Run the cloth under warm water in winter, or cold water in summer, and press onto face for a calming, refreshing finish to your cleansing routine. These cloths, when run under warm water are perfect for gently removing clay masks as well! Oh, did we mention they are certified cruelty-free, toxic-free, vegan and organic? Yes.Thank.You!

6. Refillable Face Oil

A product mum will love so much, she’ll be re-ordering it with a refill! That’s just one reason skincare lovers are going crazy about this new-aged brand, Foile – they put sustainability front and centre by saying ciao to single-use skincare bottles. Another great reason is the Hemp Seed Oil. To catch anyone up on all-things Hemp, Hemp Seed Oil is a great natural emollient, meaning it helps to retain moisture in your skin. The result? Beautifully plump, hydrated skin. Hemp Seed Oil also contains high levels of omega fatty acids and Vitamin E, making it a great choice for those seeking nourishment, anti-inflammatory benefits, or for skins prone to acne, eczema, rosacea and other skin conditions that need a little extra TLC.

7. Two-in-one Toner

You may have noticed hybrid products slowly emerging within beauty and skincare. Sometimes it’s a makeup product with added benefits usually only found in skincare. Other times, you get to enjoy the benefits of two skincare products in one! Rich in amino acids from White Leaf Tea Water, Laneige’s Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer calms, soothes and moisturises skin, making it the perfect formula for dry, combination skins. The two-in-one approach also makes it a neat gift for those busy mums who prefer a more simplified skincare routine. To the no-fuss time saving mums, this one’s for her!

8. Cosmeceutical Starter Kit

It’s almost rude not to have Aspect or Aspect Dr in your bathroom cabinet. The products are simply fantastic. They are scientifically formulated for results, they feel amazing and given they’re cosmeceutical grade products, they’re priced pretty fairly compared to a lot of upmarket skincare out there that’s just smoke and mirrors. The Aspect Dr Starter Kit is a sure favourite for mum if she’s looking to step up her skincare regime. The rundown of what’s in the kit: Deep Clean (An AHA Cleanser with anti-ageing Lanablu – a retinol like active ingredient), Active C Serum (PH neutral Vitamin C and peptides that work to brighten dark spots and smooth visible fine lines), Exfol A Plus (An Antioxidant rich serum with Retinol and L-Lactic Acid to hydrate, resurface skin texture and help rebuild elasticity in the skin), Resveratrol Cream (a rich, hydrating moisturiser packed with antioxidants and peptides to superbly nourish and reduce the signs of ageing).

9. Oxygen Fizzing Mask

This might sound like a bit of novelty, because who doesn’t love a little face fizzing! However this mask isn’t just fun to apply, it deeply cleanses and hydrates, leaving skin brighter and more refreshed. One thing my mum hates is when she gets the occasion breakout (usually from heavy sunscreen). She feels cheated having to battle anti-ageing concerns and puberty-like pimples on her skin at the same time! Luckily, this oxygen boosting mask contains pomegranate extract, a natural source of vitamin C that contains antioxidant benefits to help support and repair damaged skin, as well as antimicrobials to help fight bacteria and unclog pores. This mask can also be purchased with a Konjac sponge, designed to be used with warm water to remove the mask after it’s sat on the skin for 5-10 minutes.

10. Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream

This is definitely one of the more popular eye creams out there and a perfect gift for mum if she hasn’t found an eye cream she loves yet. Estee Lauder have perfected the art of capturing luxury in a bottle, from the texture to the fragrance, this eye cream does not disappoint. Packed with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, this lightweight gelcream absorbs quickly and targets key anti-ageing concerns including puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and dryness, leaving the delicate eye area feeling soft and hydrated.

11. Rose Quartz Gua Sha

It’s as if face tools sprouted up overnight and placed themselves on every bathroom shelf around the globe. From Jade Face Rollers to Rose Quartz Gua Shas, face tools are a great way to distribute your favourite products, assist with lymphatic drainage and circulate blood flow. With so many skincare brands selling essentially the same product, at really varied price ranges, this $8.00 Gua Sha from Kmart is made from Rose Quartz just the same, and will absolutely get the job done. We’re all for forking out on quality, especially when it comes to skincare, but sometimes you’re just as well off buying the cheaper version and saving your pennies for elsewhere, like serums…don’t skimp on serums! 

12. Hand & Body Kit

Aesop can do no wrong, in our opinion. Their aromas alone have the ability to transport you to a calmer, tranquil state of mind. They have a number of sets and gift packs to choose from, but if you’re looking for something with a bit of everything for mum, look no further than the Beacon ensemble. Here’s what’s inside. 

Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosal – A rose petal infused misting hydrator for mum to spritz throughout the day when she’s needing a refreshing boost. This mist is also perfect for reviving skin that’s exposed to all-day heating or aircon, like the home or office. 

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm – a rich, hydrating balm for hands and cuticles, infused with zesty-fresh botanicals of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas.

A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser – With Rose Petal, Cardamom and Black Pepper, this gentle cleanser is as refreshing as it is effective.Rind Concentrated Body Balm – A nourishing balm for every body with an uplifting citrus aroma of pink grapefruit, orange rind and lemon rind.

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