Just because you’ve left your Mother’s Day planning a little late doesn’t mean you can’t treat mum to something special. Last minute gifting can still yield long-term results so we’ve put together a list of the best skincare treats your mum can indulge in this Mother’s Day.
The Discoloration Buster
Did you know that uneven skin tone plays more of a role in how more mature women think about themselves than wrinkles? Australian women are more likely to experience sun-damaged induced pigmentation than women from cooler climates. What’s more? Women who have had children are even more likely to experience pigmentation due to hormones released in the body during pregnancy. Doing the maths this means the average Australian Mum could probably benefit from some pigmentation punching ingredients. Enter Drunk Elephant’s “Get Even Kit” containing skincare ingredients proven to combat dark spots and unevenness like retinol, Vitamin C and Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids. Even better? Drunk Elephant’s products are “clean clinical” meaning they deliver clinical results with natural ingredients and no parabens or fragrance.
All three serums in the kit come in generous minis so she can use them long enough to see results. And the kit also comes with two of Drunk Elephants moisturisers so she wont have to suffer the drying effects of more active ingredients.
The Perfect Pair
If it’s good enough for Crown Princess Mary of Denmark it just might be good enough for your Mum! Beaute Pacifique’s “Paradoxe” Serum and Body Oil are the perfect products to take your mum into winter. The key active ingredient in the range is Chilean Grapeseed Oil rich in resveratrol and procyanidin – both antioxidants that can assist in repairing UV Damage. Two forms of Vitamin E are added via Tocopherol and Tocopheryl acetate, while Squalene makes for an intensely hydrating but light weight carrier. The serum doubles as a base for makeup creating unbeatable luminosity and a great priming option for dry and textured skin types. The body oil sinks into the skin delivering silky, luxurious hydration sans grease. A perfect pair.
The Skincare Icon
Who wouldn’t want to give their Mum the gift of Galadriel worthy skin? SK-II was one of the first brands to bring essence products to the mainstream beauty market and their essence is still one of the best loved. Spruiked by the ethereally complected Cate Blanchett SK-II’s brightening benefits hail from the skin softening and rejuvenating properties of Pitera. This set contains a full size of the iconic essence, plus the brand’s AHA-based Clear Lotion and their super hydrating sheet mask. Luxury an elven queen would be proud to own.