What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day and a luscious brunch followed my some well-deserved pampering? Sure you could (and should) treat Mom to a spa day, but why not also wrap up a couple of at-home gifts so she can keep the self-care going all year long? Here are our eight beauty picks to thank Mom for putting us first all year.
LumaRX Mini ($379)
As Mom ages, her upper lip can sprout some fine, dark hair. Not cute. Rather than repeated painful electrolysis appointments, the LumaRX will allow Mom to take care of the embarrassing issue in the comfort of her own home. The mini device is ideal for more precise targeted areas that are typically smaller or have greater contour; Ideal areas include the female face, underarm and bikini line.
This is a full-fledged IPL device with results similar to professional treatments. Users have experienced up to 94 percent hair reduction after just three treatments. Added bonus? You can take care of your underarms when you visit!
For The Hesitant Beautifier Mom
HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Polish and Plump Peel ($78)
This two-step, easy-peasy beautifier will have mom glowing in a snap of her fingers. We love to use this in the shower twice a week:
Step 1: Massage one teaspoon of Vitamin C/Pearl-Peptide Crystals all over clean/tone skin for one-two minutes.
Step 2: Massage a generous teaspoon of the activating gel with fingertips on top of Vitamin C/Pearl-Peptide Crystals for two-three minutes. Follow with nourishing, anti-aging crème.
Mom can expect baby-smooth skin and an improvement in fine lines and texture. Instead of skin being left dry after the resurfacing, skin is renewed, soft and perfectly hydrated.
For The Mom That Lights Up The Room
Carita Paris Perfect Gems Serum Trio of Gold ($400)
Pamper Mom with gold. We all know that Mom is worth her weight in gold, but that would be REALLY costly. This elixir blends three kinds of gold that beautifully melt into skin to refine pores and make skin velvety smooth to the touch. She’s going to love it.
The bottle itself is beautiful and hefty, filled with luxurious golden pearls that transform into an iridescent fluid for application. The secret to this serum is the Trio of Gold Complex, found only at Carita; the free-radical shield combines three different types of gold: mineral gold, plant gold and biological gold, which work to protect the skin from further aging and give a youthful glow.
For The Mom Who Is A Shining Star
Amarte True Brightening Collection ($257)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Dr. Kraffert, the U.S. dermatologist and president of Amarte, has created several collection sets that follows multi-step regimens to cleanse, hydrate, rejuvenate and protect Mom’s skin.
Our favorite is the Brightening set, which is an all-inclusive ritual kit that will renew Mom’s complexion. Using powerful, natural brighteners to fade brown spots and hyperpigmentation, this regimen is designed to uncover skin’s luminous glow.
For The Young-At-Heart Mom
Youngblood Cosmetics ($30-$45)
Youngblood is the premier luxury mineral cosmetics line from the USA created by Pauline Youngblood, a former medical aesthetician. During her career, Pauline was in daily contact with patients who had severely traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne, and rosacea and cosmetic surgeries. Such patients often take up to six months before their skin returns to normal, and Pauline simply was not satisfied with the makeup options available.
The result of all Pauline’s had work is the Youngblood cosmetic line, which helps you look gorgeous while healing. Our favorites: the Mineral Primer, the Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder and the Luminous Creme Blush.
For The Fresh-Faced Mom
Studio 10’s Plumping Glow-Plexion Blush ($30)
A bright-rosy hue is Mom’s in minutes with this universal cream blush. It is quick and easy to apply and skin looks brighter immediately without looking too made up.
Expect an ultra-flattering shade of peach with golden undertones for radiant, glowing skin in an instant. Enriched with plumping active Adipofill, light reflecting pearls and natural polymers that help absorb excess oils for long lasting results.
For The Perfectly Busy Mom
Decleor Aromessence Neroli ($78)
Did you know that this product is Adele’s secret to a perfect complexion? It’s true. Just a few drops of this precious elixir will moisturize skin for 24 hours, refine skin’s texture and create a more radiant complexion.
The Neroli Aromessence also has a gorgeous aroma that soothes and relaxes, thus providing immediate comfort. Those Moms with super-dry skin might need a little additional moisture, in which case you can add the Crème Riche Hydratante 24H, which is rich and smooth with extracts of Wild Pansy and Criste Marine, into the gift package.
For Moms who Love To Kiss
Ojas Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($48)
This nifty lip treatment will become a mainstay on Mom’s handbag. The gorgeous liquid balm dispenses from a smart-looking metal-tipped tube, and is loaded with hydrating oils like jojoba and avocado, and antioxidants like vitamins C and E.
The sweet orange scent matches Mom’s sunny demeanor and this balm packs SPF 15 to keep her trademark smile safe and sound.