by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Our Editors’ Guide to the Best Beauty Gifts for Mother’s Day

Bored of sending flowers? Pamper your mom with these editor-curated beauty picks that will last far longer than any floral arrangement.

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner—which is Sunday, May 9, in case you forgot. If Mother’s Day has once again crept up on you, don’t fret because you’re in the right place for all the gifting inspiration you need. And if you’re not able to pay your mom a visit in person this year to celebrate the day with her, make your mom feel extra special with these beauty picks that will land a coveted spot in her daily routine.

Antioxidant skincare

Vitamin Duo, SGD219.10

Active ingredients like vitamin C and niacinamide are essential in any skincare routine. Simplify your mom’s skincare routine with the Vitamin Duo: apply Delphini’s Intense Serum in the morning and Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’s Vitá C GOLD™ Serum at night. Delphini’s antioxidant serum is infused with Scutellaria Baicalensis root extract, hyaluronic acid and 10% niacinamide, to protect against environmental pollutants and maskne; while the Vitá C GOLD™ Serum is an intensely concentrated serum containing nano-formulated stabilized Vitamin C, which helps to make the skin brighter and clearer.

Under-eye care

As we age, the skin around our eyes tends to droop and become drier because our bodies are producing less collagen and not renewing cells as much. This is why we should keep an eye out for our moms (pun fully intended) and invest in eye creams that work, like the Vital Eye Cream from NUORI. With hyaluronic acid, organic aloe vera and vitamin C, it’s lightweight and ideal for reducing the first signs of ageing in the delicate skin around the eyes.

Wrinkle care

Want to refresh Mom’s anti-ageing skincare? Check out this duo from cult beauty brand Tamburins consisting of the brand’s bestsellers the Water Essence Toner and Dance Enhance Cream 2.0. Formulated with Sea-Glue Complex, the Water Essence Toner helps maintain moisture by creating a film over the skin. Natural ingredients like oat kernel and artichoke in the Dance Enhance Cream 2.0 helps keep skin hydrated sans greasiness while controlling sebum production.

Revamped routine

Can’t decide what to get Mom? Here’s a win-win situation: Gift her a skincare kit and let her reap its benefits. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Discovery Kit is the perfect introduction to her ‘Molecular Skincare’ line. This 7-piece travel-size set of products will exfoliate, hydrate, and repair Mom’s skin for a radiant complexion.

Sculpt on the go

For the moms who need to get ready in a jiffy every morning, meet Rosé All Day’s Instant Rosé Face Kit. The complexion-enhancing palette has a highlighter, blush and contour shade, perfect for makeup looks under 5 minutes. We’re also big fans of its creamy and silky smooth formula, with a natural finish that looks good in every light and angle.

Luscious locks

As we age, it’s not only our skin that suffers—our hair begins to change as well. That’s where Dr.ENZYME’s Vital Hair Serum come in. Made of 100% plant enzyme extracts and traditional Chinese medicine, with super herbs like ginseng and ginger, it nourishes, regenerates and rejuvenates the scalp, giving it a boost of energy to stimulate hair follicles for fuller and healthier hair.

Top-to-toe glowing skin

The quickest way to refresh and rejuvenate the skin is with a body scrub, and we love this Intensive Body Exfoliant from Australian brand Grown Alchemist. It’s formulated with efficacious active ingredients to purify while hydrating, transforming skin texture and giving the skin a beautiful glow from top to toe.

At-home self-care

Gift your mom the ultimate self-care routine: an at-home body massage session with FRANKSKINCARE’s Rose Quartz Body Board and SeaSun Society’s The Daily Glow body oil. The “At-Home Skin Workout” not only boosts circulation but also increases blood flow, relieves muscle tension and reduces inflammation.

Sweet scents for the season

Fragrance always makes the perfect gift; it’s something Mom can use time after time, you can tailor your choice to suit their preferences, and it shows you have given it some thought! This one from RboW is blended with fruity floral notes of jasmine, rose, orange blossom and geranium, and underscored by cardamom and cedarwood.