The 5 Best Skincare Gifts for Mother’s Day

The 5 Best Skincare Gifts for Mother’s Day

Ok, I love the Avengers as much as the next guy, but let’s face it, there is no superhero out there like a mom. Sure, I never met a mom who was bitten by a radioactive spider, or who could shrink herself to the size of an ant, but moms have their own incredible superpowers that save the day, every day. Half of the universe would for sure be destroyed (by Thanos… any Avengers fans still with me?) if it wasn’t for moms. 

Mother’s Day is a special day that is all about them, and what better way to show our love and appreciation than an indulgent (in quality, not necessarily price!) skincare gift — so that Mom can treat herself. Since we can’t gift Mom an infinity stone (yes, still sticking with the Avengers references), here are the 5 best skincare gifts for Mother’s Day:

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How To Get Rid of Under Eye Bags

It truly doesn't matter how much sleep I get, how much coffee I've had, or how much wine I drank last night. I wake up every morning, with bright red eyes and very (I'm talking VERY) dark circles. I used to think this was a problem I'd just have to live with (i.e. find some heavy duty concealer), but I recently discovered two amazing products that have helped my dark circles genuinely fade, and make me look more awake and alert (even if I'm actually not).

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The Best Products from The Ordinary

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If you don’t know about The Ordinary, you should. It is a brand from DECIEM — a company that has a lot of skincare brands under its umbrella, all of which focus on “functional beauty.” Their website claims that they offer “clinical formulations with integrity” — i.e., they offer a wide variety of incredible skincare products that work, and are affordable. And all of their products are paraben and sulfate free, and are never tested on animals. 

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Ok. Let's talk about highlighter. I'll be the first to admit, I was VERY late to the highlighter game. If you're in your upper 20's and beyond, like me, you'll know that contour and highlight was not a thing back in the day. I used to apply blush on my forehead because I thought that made the blush on my cheeks look more natural? Makeup trends have truly changed over the years, and they've changed for the better.

While I'm all about finding a skincare routine that allows me to feel confident without makeup, let's be real, I love makeup. It can enhance your best features, hide little imperfections that you might just not want the world to see that day, or turn you into a glamorous diva for a night on the town. And my all time favorite product? Highlighter.

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - The Harry Potter of Skincare

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - The Harry Potter of Skincare

"Evanesco!"

For anyone not obsessed with Harry Potter, that's the "vanishing spell." i.e. - it makes things disappear. Which is exactly what the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion does. If you have a zit that's just starting to peak out from under your skin's surface, or if you have a fully-formed whitehead, this stuff will make it vanish. It's $17 at Sephora, but this little jar will last you many, many months. Just dip a q-tip all the way to the bottom of the bottle to pick up the pink sediment, and dab a dot of the product on every spot. (This is best if done before bed because you'll have pink dots all over your face.)

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