For the natural woman
She refused to buy you sugar-laden cereal and still shops at the organic farmers’ market, but you love her anyway so show her how much you care with naturally luxe moisturizers and balms. Organic essential oils like the immortelle and myrtle in L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream
will stimulate collagen production and improve microcirculation, helping her stay fresh-faced and radiant. Even if she isn’t big on lipstick, she’ll love that the jojoba seed oil, shea butter and grapeseed oil in Barefoot Venus Lip Fable
in Luscious Lemon
will help heal dryness and keep her pout extra-soft.
For the force of nature
She drove you to all of your piano lessons and baked birthday cupcakes for your entire class throughout elementary school. Now that the nest is empty, she volunteers three times a week and wants to start a business in her spare time. Help her fit beauty into her packed schedule with both fast-acting and long-lasting ingredients. A volumizer with hyaluronic acid like Dr. Brandt Lineless Lines No More
can penetrate deep into the epidermis to instantly fill lines and smooth skin. The purse-friendly tube is perfect for quick touch-ups, too. For colour that lasts as long as her day, try Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick
. It’s silky, gorgeous and lasts for 12 hours.
For the free spirit
She always let you pick out your own outfits and isn’t afraid to mix prints when choosing her own. Maybe she missed your last girls’ margarita night, but she was on safari that month. Give her a gift that will keep her looking lovely no matter where she roams. Look for a serum that will help protect her complexion from sun damage and pollution, like L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Serum
. Its shea butter can help restore her skin’s moisture barrier, while chestnut and other nut extracts encourage skin-cell renewal. Then inspire her wanderlust with a jewel-tone eyeshadow palette like the CARGO Color Palette
, with colours inspired by destinations from Los Angeles and Barcelona to Tahiti and Toronto that she can wear alone or blend together.
For the fashion plate
As a child, you loved playing dress-up with her clothes; as an adult, you call her when you score a great sample-sale deal. Show her that you’ve taken her lessons on “investment pieces” to heart with a few timeless beauty hits. Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream
fights the classic signs of aging—dullness, spots, lines and wrinkles—and will help keep her skin supple and elastic, thanks to extracts from plants like Pueraria lobata, acacia and butterfly bush. A glamorous red lip never goes out of style, so get her a smooth hydrating colour like Shiseido Perfect Rouge
. Not only will it give her a luxe finish but it’s also available in 25 shades, which is enough to match anything in her wardrobe.
Treat yourselves for the moms that you are
Both new moms and experienced ones deserve a break on Mother’s Day. If you recently welcomed a new addition to your family, you and grandma can slip away to Murale for a quick Darphin Pomegranate & Malachite Intense Hydrator
treatment and some bonding time. The 30-minute facial uses natural extracts to gently restore the radiance to skin that’s dehydrated due to stress—which, if you've been getting up four times a night, probably describes your complexion.
If disciplining your kids is giving you frown lines, a soothing anti-aging treatment like June Jacobs Spa Collection Intensive Age-Defying Hydrating Masque
will turn your frown upside down. The paraben- and preservative-free treatment uses a plant-derived glycoprotein to help stimulate collagen production, while an antioxidant-rich blend of tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts helps protect skin from premature aging. A short break from your little darlings can do wonders to refresh your skin—and your parental resolve!
Are your kids old enough to take a hint? There’s always a Murale gift card
. All they need to do is give it to you—they don’t have to choose the right colour or cream—and you can go to town on your beauty wish list.