Your mum has literally watched you grow up and you, more than anyone, should know how her once youthful appearance has changed. We definitely can’t retrieve the youthful looks that she used to have, but this doesn’t mean you can’t help her slow down the appearance of signs of ageing. If you have seen her worry over her skin concerns, perhaps one of these newest anti-ageing solutions is going to make an ideal gift for her this Mother’s Day.
1. Treat neck and décolleté
The neck and décolleté are areas that people tend to neglect – hands up those of you who only apply skincare products on your face! Origins award-winning Plantscription Anti-aging collection sees an addition recently – the Plantscription Powerful Lifting Neck and Décolleté Treatment (SGD110). This is a targeted treatment that visibly lift and firm these two areas. Its non-greasy texture makes it pleasant to apply and will not transfer onto your outfit. You can also check out the new Plantscription hand cream (SGD56), and two reformulated products in the series: the Anti-Aging Cream (SGD110) and Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream (SGD70).
2. Brighten skin and remove pigmentation
Extended exposure to the sun without wearing sunscreen often means our mothers are plagued with the issue of dull complexion and visible pigmentation. Consider the new Melasleep Brightening Lumi’s Key series by For Beloved One. Formulated with Lumiskin and Wonderlight, two brightening ingredients that repair skin and inhibit melanin synthesis, the products in the series help bring back brilliance to the skin, and correct the appearance of pigmentation. There are five products in the range, including: toner, lotion, essence, jelly, and bio-cellulose mask.
We recommend the Bio-Cellulose Mask if you’d like to choose a suitable gift. Using A-grade thickness bio-cellulose material, this mask fits snugly onto facial contours so that most of the skincare goodness from the mask can be absorbed by skin. It retails at SGD63 for a box of three pieces of mask. The series is available at all Sephora stores.
3. Hydrate and soothe skin
A multi-tasker that does almost everything – this sounds like Mum, doesn’t it? But we are also talking about the Moroccan Rose Water (SGD32) by ANIA Skincare. Using natural ingredients sourced from Africa, this rosewater contains anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent and hydrating properties. There are several ways to use it: as a facial toner by wiping onto cleansed skin with a cotton pad, sprayed onto skin as a mist to hydrate skin or to set makeup, mist onto face or pillow as an aromatherapy, and cotton pads with it to place over tired eyes for a few minutes to revitalise them. This product is available on ANIA Skincare’s online store.
4. Shield skin from premature ageing
Sunscreen must be the most important skincare product for protecting skin against appearance of early signs of ageing. Try the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++ (SGD75). This sheer, lightweight, and lightly tinted lotion has a 100% mineral-based filter, which means that it can protect even sensitive and acne-prone skin against UV rays, without irritating it.
5. Protect skin from all spectrum of light
To defend skin from all spectrum of light that can damage skin, you may want to look beyond just sunscreen. UVA and UVB only make up 7% of the light spectrum, while visible light and infrared comprise 93%, and can induce 50% of the free radicals that contribute to skin damage and premature ageing. To help your Mum get everything covered, get her the new Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker, a multi-rejuvenating cream that helps protect skin from a greater spectrum of light. The results? Firmer, denser skin that looks radiant, with less visible wrinkles and pores.
6. Indulge dry skin
Creme Simon is releasing an Intensive Night Renewal Set (SGD98 instead of SGD153) specially for Mother’s Day, which consists of the Lymphatic Contouring & Lifting Gel and the Dermo-Hydrating Toner Mist. The former can be used as an intensive repair mask to restore moisture and regenerate skin cells. Mum can also use it as a facial massage gel to flush out toxins and reduce water retention, so that facial contours look slimmer and more lifted. The mist, on the other hand, can be used to refresh skin and calm redness, and even sprayed onto frizzy hair ends to tame them!
7. Revitalise skin while sleeping
Our skin’s peak renewal period is around 11pm and 2am, and this is why we need to turn in early to make sure our skin has sufficient time to recover. If your Mum is constantly deprived of sleep because of her busy schedule, consider helping her make sure her skin can be revitalised with the help of a booster. Try the new Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream by The Body Shop (SGD59.90). This luxurious night cream with refreshing texture helps repair skin intensely, thanks to the ingredients that has repairing properties: black cumin seed oil from Egypt, Rosehip seed oil from Chile, and Camellia seed oil from China. These oils are further infused with a blend of seven essential oils so that the product fulfils medicinal as well as aromatherapeutic purposes.