We've known for ages now just how important it is to incorporate SPF into our daily skincare routines. Luckily, Ultra Violette has gone one step further, and made it fun with their range of lightweight products, which suit a variety of skin types, making their products a perfect skincare gift for mum. While you can grab any of the skinscreen products, they also have a lightweight serum sunscreen that offers SPF 50+. Making the perfect makeup base, Queen Screen will also protect the skin from UVA + UVB, infrared, blue, and visible, light and pollution that your mum will encounter throughout her busy days.
Queen Screen SPF50+, $47, shop it here.
Giving the gift of skincare can be complicated if you don't know your mum's exact skin-type or current routine, but a gift pack like this one from SK-II is always a winner. With their award-winning rejuvenating Facial Treatment Essence, the skin-brightening Genoptics Aura Essence and Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, this will give mum's nightly routine a refresh.
SK-II Pitera Aura Kit, $133, shop it here.
Good skincare comes down to science so, when a French beauty brand enlists a little help from Harvard you know you're in for some amazing results. Caludalie's Resveratrol -Lift range is luxurious and effective – a combo mum will surely love.
Claudalie Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Serum, $105, shop it here.
Remember Trinny Woodall from the iconic British TV show What Not To Wear? Well she's been lending her expertise to cosmetics with her own wildly successful makeup line – Trinny London. They're creamy, dewy, stackable for easy storage, fool-proof and are the perfect tools to help women create that your face but better makeup vibe. Our personal fave are the Eye2Eye cream shadows.
Trinny London Eye2Eye shade, $34, shop it here.
Spa treatments are a go-to gifting option when it comes to mum, but what if you could gift her luxury spa-level treatments weekly, at home? Cue the Peppy Co LED mask. The pro-level dermatologist mask harnesses three therapeutic lights – blue for bacteria, red for wrinkles and yellow for detoxifying - for a clearer complexion in just 10 minutes a day.
Peppy Co LED Light Therapy Mask V2, $179, shop it here.
If you're really looking to splurge on mum, because let's face it, she deserves it, you can't go past the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. The revolutionary design has been the talk of the beauty-world since its launch and almost every woman we know has this wonder device on their wish list. Each hairdryer comes in a stunning box with a number of attachments perfect for various styling needs.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $549, shop it here.
Perfume seems like basic choice for Mother's Day, but there's nothing basic about Byredo. The fragrance brand has amassed a cult following and at the top of their eau de parfum selection is Gypsy Water. The scent is a signature for celebrities like Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Bosworth so it's definitely up to scratch for mum.
Byredo Gypsy Water EDP, $229, shop it here.
If mum is well-versed in the A-Z of skin serums and up to date with the very latest launches, this is one product that is sure to surprise her. StriVectin has created a powerful brightening and anti-ageing serum combining Vitamin C and Retinol (previously a big no-no in the beauty world) that's an absolute skincare game-changer.
StriVectin Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum, $72, shop it here.
Facial massage and gem rollers have become a beauty bag staple in recent years thanks to their ability to improve circulation, relax muscles, tighten pores and relieve inflammation and redness. These globes from Aceology are not only cute – coming in a range of colours – but also have the added benefit of cooling, just keep them in the fridge or pop in some ice water before using.
Aceology Ice Globe Facial Massager, $64, shop it here.
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When we say this is a glowing, magic potion, we mean it. Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid work to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin, while extracts of Goji, Acai, Prickly Pear and Sunflower, combined with Vitamin C, leave your skin looking fresh and bright by morning. This face mask adds a hint of luxury to your nightly routine, making it the perfect gift for mum to use for a little bit of a pamper session.
Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask, $74, shop it here.