When it comes to giving gifts — no matter the occasion — it’s definitely the thought that counts. And that certainly holds true for Mother’s Day. That being said, this is also the perfect time to pick out something extra special for that oh-so special mom in your life, and beauty products absolutely fit the bill. They’re the perfect blend of practical and indulgent. After all, everyone needs skincare products, but the right ones still feel luxe enough to be a gift, not to mention are a great way to motivate any mom to relax and practice a little more self-care. Keep reading for our ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide, with plenty of options for any and every type of mom out there.
For the Mom Who Loves A Best-seller
No matter whether she lives in the tropics or cools her heels in a chillier locale, moisture is a must for mom’s complexion. She can give her skin the hydration it deserves with this cult-classic. Made with sugar-derived squalane and glycerin, this best-selling formula absorbs quickly and provides long-lasting hydration for balanced, healthy-looking skin. Pro tip: Snag the jumbo jar for a Mother’s Day gift that’ll last.
The words ‘mom’ and ‘multi-tasker’ are pretty much synonymous, so why not give her a do-it-all product that works just as hard as she does? This moisturizing nighttime oil fits the bill, doing all the heavy lifting while mom catches some well-earned ZZZs. It replenishes skin overnight for a more radiant, younger look in the morning.
Here’s another worthwhile addition to any well-stocked shelfie. This potent facial serum with pure retinol promotes gentle skin surface turnover to reveal a more refined appearance. It helps smooth wrinkles, visibly reduces enlarged pores, and firms the skin, all with minimal dryness or redness. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types — even first-time retinol users.
For the Mom Who Always Wants the Latest Launch
There’s always that one person in your life who keeps up with the newest and won’t miss an opportunity to try a new product; this is your chance to indulge her. Gift that early-adopter mom one of these new skin staples to add to her routine.
Even the driest, most irritated of skin doesn’t stand a chance against this newbie. The barrier repair cream relies on soothing colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan to pretty much instantly (within one hour, to be exact) repair skin barrier function, transforming dry, red, chapped skin into a smooth and healthy complexion.
This potent formula is ideal for moms who may have a more oily complexion; the five percent concentration of niacinamide goes to town, tamping down excess shine and soothing redness, too. There are only nine other ingredients in the mix of this clean, streamlined serum that’s especially made to work quickly and effectively.
For the Mom Who Loves a Good Gift Set
The only thing better than one super effective skincare product is a set of effective skincare products. Lead the way to glowing skin from head to toe with one of these coin-saving sets.
You can never go wrong with a set made specifically to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s just a little something to make sure she never forgets to do just as much for herself (and her skin) as she does for everyone else. It includes a variety of best-sellers and anti-aging must-haves: Ultra Facial Cleanser, Ultra Facial Cream, Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum, Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum, Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Botanical Night Cream, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil.
No matter whether she’s a skincare junkie with a complicated routine or a streamlined minimalist, mom’s sure to appreciate this comprehensive set. It comes with six essentials that make it easy to create a complete skincare routine: Ultra Facial Cleanser, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Avocado Eye Cream, Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Herbal Extract Toner Alcohol-Free, and the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask.
If she’s all about taking care of the skin below her chin, this is the pick for the mom in your life. It comes with everything she needs for plenty of moisture from head to toe, including the classic Creme de Corps Body Lotion, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, and Lip Balm #1.
With this set, you get a duo of anti-aging favorites that work like a mother. There’s the aptly-named Super Multi Corrective Cream that offers a powerful solution for combating wrinkles, uneven tone, and irregular texture. You also get its partner, the Super Multi Corrective Eye Zone Treatment, which offers similar benefits, in a formula that’s specially-made for the delicate eye area.
For the Mom Who’s All About Sustainability
If caring for Mother Earth and the creatures on it (including people) has become your mother’s priority, then she’ll appreciate these gifts made with sustainability in mind.
This powder cleanser is good for both your skin and for the environment. It relies on fairly traded Amazonian White Clay, responsibly sourced by local communities in Brazil. That clay helps to deeply detoxify and purify skin, especially since it’s also paired with alpha hydroxy acid and microcrystalline cellulose grains. Plus, since it’s a water-free, powder formula it’s also a nice way to help save water.
Fun fact: There are up to 100 calendula flower petals in this cleansing bar, which leaves skin feeling clean and hydrated (a nice alternative to the standard bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers). The formula is also made with five times less water and is 96 percent biodegradable. Not to mention that it uses minimal paper packaging, made with FSC-certified materials.
Opting for refillable bottles is one of the easiest ways to minimize the amount of plastic in your beauty routine. This shampoo is available in several bottle sizes, as well as a refill option, so you can ensure that she doesn’t run out of the formula that effectively and gently cleanses all hair types, while also softening strands and adding volume. Don’t forget the accompanying conditioner (and refill).
For the Mom Who Needs More Self-Care in Her Life
So many moms take the time to care for everyone around them, leaving little time for themselves. These everyday beauty products allow your moms to take time (even if just a moment) to give their skin some TLC.
This best-seller relies on omega fatty acids to deeply hydrate mom’s skin while she snoozes. The airy, cloud-like texture and subtle lavender scent (perfect for bedtime) are just the cherries on top of the skincare sundae.
The formula with fairly-traded Amazonian white clay helps purify and refine the skin, making it a choice pick for minimizing pores and blackheads. It’s also free of parabens, fragrance, silicone, and mineral oil.
If she loves the original Creme de Corps body lotion, she’ll love this next-level variant. Thicker and richer, it boasts a decadent whipped texture that offers the skin tons of moisture, thanks to shea butter, jojoba butter, soy milk, and honey.
A must for pampering dry, over-worked hands, this longtime favorite soothes, conditions, and moisturizes. It’s a practical gift, but one that still feels special.