Mother's Day: 10 perfect beauty and skincare gifts every mum will love
If anyone deserves a bit of pampering and self-care, we reckon it's mothers. Selfless, caring, always juggling taking care of everyone's needs, mums are the glue that keeps everything together.
But as the old saying goes, you cannot pour from an empty cup. Which is why this year, we are treating the mums in our lives to some seriously pampering and beautiful gifts.
Oh – and can we all agree it is also perfectly acceptable to treat yourself to a Mother's Day gift? Just saying.
Wondering what to gift your beauty-loving mum? These will no doubt go down a treat.
1. Shiseido Serum Ultimune
Winner of no less than 200 beauty awards, Shiseido’s Serum Ultimun is a real powerhouse, made to reactivate the skin’s multi-defensive power to resist, protect, regenerate, and strengthen against harmful aggressors.
It is the power your skin needs to visibly slow down the ageing process for as long as possible, chock-a-block with nutrients to visibly reduce signs of ageing, amplify hydration, and boost radiance in just three days.
2. SEABODY Beauty
All-Irish marine powered cosmetic and nutraceutical brand SEABODY boasts a bio designed range of supplements and skincare. I really love how everything is sustainable and ethically made, and how the products are cruelty-free, plant-based and contain proprietary marine molecules that SEABODY has isolated from 100 percent Irish, organic seaweed using a zero-waste process.
Impressive? I know.
I also love their beauty-from-within approach, as evident in these Beauty supplements, made with Fucoidan, a potent marine bioactive associated with being the power behind seaweed’s resilience, protecting it from numerous environmental stressors in the harsh ocean environment in which it thrives. Since its discovery in 1913, Fucoidan has been extensively analysed in global scientific research, with thousands of peer-reviewed publications outlining its many benefits.
In this supplement, Fucoidan is combined with Biotin & Zinc, which contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails as well as Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Copper and Manganese, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
3. Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum
A true hydration hero, the brand new Circular Hydration Serum from cult skincare brand Dermalogica really does what it says on the tin – immediately floods the skin with hydration and replenishes skin from within, all whilst preventing future hydration evaporation.
Like any other organ, our skin needs consistent hydration to stay healthy and act as the protective barrier it is designed to be. However, climate, lifestyle, and many other factors often end up depleting our skin of critical hydration, leaving it looking and feeling dry, irritated and dull.
The Circular Hydration Serum sets out to fix just that. It is chock-a-block with hyaluronic acid for deep hydration and more supple, radiant skin, algae extract that improves the skin barrier and reduces trans-epidermal water loss and polyglutamic acid derived from fermented soy germs, which improves skin hydration, traps water on the skin`s surface, and helps improve the appearance of firmness.
€65, Brown Thomas
4. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soap in Cherry Blossom
Eco-conscious mums will love this soap made with organic certified and fair trade certified ingredients and gently scented with the bright, floral scent of cherry blossom.
Perfect for a bubble bath this Mother’s Day, Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is a combination of organic and fair trade certified coconut, olive, and hemp oils, and can be used for face, body and hair – making it the perfect multi-use product.
Concentrated, biodegradable, versatile, effective, and packaged in 100 percent post-consumer recycled bottles, we also love how this soap is made without synthetic preservatives, artificial scents, detergents, or foaming agents.
€15.95, Dr Bronner.ie, and at selected pharmacies and health food stores nationwide.
5. Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum
Elegant, feminine and a perfect combination of softness and strength, Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum is the perfect scent for spring.
With notes of oakmoss, plums, peach, bergamot and freesia, this scent was created from inspiration by freedom, surprises, desire for open spaces and empowerment – in other words, perfect for every mum in your life.
€55, Brown Thomas
6. Nunaia Superfood Cleansing Balm
Nunaia is an Irish company worth taking notice of – and their ultra-nourishing balm-to-milk organic cleansing balm really is a must-have product for women, I think.
The Superfood Cleansing Balm deeply cleans, lifts impurities and removes even the toughest eye make-up, 100 percent naturally. Made with Nunaia's soothing and nourishing rainforest actives sacha inchi and maracuja, which contain vitamin A, C, E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it will leave your skin soft, comfortable and hydrated.
7. LiftActiv B3 Dark Spots & Pigmentation Serum
Vichy’s newest launch, the LiftActiv B3 Dark Spots & Pigmentation Serum,is perfect for anyone concerned about signs of ageing on their skin, and in particular dark spots and pigmentation.
This new formula contains a multi-active blend of Niacinamide and AHA complex, which will contribute to leaving your skin brighter and refreshed, and who doesn't want glowing skin anyway?
8. Aliso Cryo Globes
Being a mum often means late nights and early mornings, and so what better than to gift her the new cult beauty tool that will literally wake up her skin whenever she needs a boost?
Aliso's Cryo Globes harness the natural power of cold temperatures to help increase microcirculation, collagen production, and toxin elimination. Made from surgical stainless steel, these also have a soothing, anti-inflammatory, and firming effect on the skin, and will help reduce puffiness.
Oh, and we love how the cold sensation is picked up by receptors in the skin which stimulates nerve cells and has a tightening effect on the epidermis. In other words, tighter, firmer and more glowing skin.
9. IMAGE Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque
This super-hydrating enzyme masque gently exfoliates the buildup of dull, dry skin. It is packed with exfoliating enzymes and nourishing Vitamins A, C, and E to promote healthier, more radiant youthful skin.
Chock-a-block with ingredients like L- ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, hyaluronic acid and skin-brightening vitamin A, this mask is the perfect gift for mums who love looking after their skin.
10. Charlotte Tilbury The Pillow Talk Eye & Blush Duo
Makeup lovers, rejoice.
The Pillow Talk Eye & Blush Duo is the perfect eyeshadow palette and powder blush for anyone into their makeup, and pairs perfectly with Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk lip liner and matte lipstick.
This online exclusive makeup kit includes: Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk, a pretty, feminine everyday eyeshadow palette with four shimmer and matte shades, as well as the Cheel to Chic in Pillow Talk Original or Intense, a two-tone powder blusher in a dusky pink and champagne shimmer shade that will add a kiss of colour to your cheeks.