Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, the gift-giving part can be a bit stressful. What do you give the person who carried you around for nine months, patched up your skinned knees, and patiently taught you how to cook something other than instant macaroni and cheese? Flowers, jewelry, and a fancy dinner are nice, but they seem a bit impersonal (not to mention hard on your wallet). Instead, why not give mom something tailored to her style — her skincare style, that is.
A K-beauty Mother’s Day is a fun way to surprise mom with a unique gift that’s anything but boring, all while helping her pamper herself and take great care of her skin. Whether she’s a low-maintenance kind of gal or ready to go all in for a great glow, we’ve gathered up some great gift ideas to please every mother. Read on to find the perfect gift for the woman who loved you unconditionally, even through your bratty teenage years. We heart you mom!
The Minimalist Mom
For the low-key mom that keeps it simple, it’s best to ease her in gently. Because let’s be real, do you really want to spend Sunday brunch explaining the differences between ampoules, essences, and emulsions? We didn’t think so. That’s where our 3-Step Green Tea Routine Kit comes in. We formulated this multitasking, antioxidant-rich routine in collaboration with Whamisa, one of our favorite (and top-selling) brands from Korea. It includes a gentle Foaming Cleansing Gel, a double-duty Serum Toner, and an oil-free Moisturizer, all made from skin-soothing fermented green tea. She’ll get the hang of #SelfCareSunday real quick after trying this.
The K-Beauty Pro Mom
What do you get the mom who’s a K-beauty expert? How about the insider secret to the complexion Korean women can’t get enough of. Our Glass Skin K-beauty Routine Kit is loaded with skincare goodies to help her achieve a crystal clear complexion. From the gentle Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water and SLS-free Make P:rem Safe Relief Cleansing Foam to the hydrating Deep Rich Essence Toner and Safe Relief Moisture Mask, this Glass Skin routine evens out skin texture for a smooth, translucent finish. Your mom can pat on antiaging nourishment from Blithe’s Vital Treatment Essence, as well as soothe her skin with the Cicapro Cream and Damask Olive Leaf Mist. Of course, this wouldn’t be a K-beauty routine without some SPF, so we added our top-selling Blue Ray Sun Cream to protect that gorgeous glass skin all day long.
The Adventurous Mom
If your mom always seems to be on the go, she probably needs some relaxing TLC from all of that running hither and thither. That’s why we recommend our Getaway Glow Kit, which is packed with hydrating travel essentials for an all-encompassing Korean skincare journey. It’s got all the essentials she needs to keep travel-induced dryness and congestion at bay. There’s a Glow Recipe Deluxe Pouch with both the top-selling Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, plus the instant brighteners found in Wish Formula’s I’m Pro Vitamin C Ampoule Pad and ID.AZ’s Moisturizing Sheet Mask. The Getaway Glow Kit will keep your mom’s skin healthy and happy no matter where her travels take her. For a little extra indulgence, we’ve thrown in a moisturizing mist, hand cream, and an adorable pink eye mask that’ll ensure she gets a good night’s rest when she’s away.
The Hard-To-Please Mom
If your mom is on the picky side, it can be a challenge to find something that will live up to her high skincare standards. Fortunately our Watermelon Glow 24/7 Kit, which features the Instagram-worthy Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and Pink Juice Moisturizer, is sure to please even the most exacting of matriarchs. These watermelon wonders are packed with hydrating antioxidants and fortifying amino acids derived from, you guessed it, watermelon extract. The Sleeping Mask gently exfoliates skin with AHAs while she gets her beauty sleep, while the Pink Juice Moisturizer seeps into skin instantly with a hyaluronic acid-packed gel that’s lightweight and moisture binding. In fact, this kit is so popular that it’s completely sold out on our site. The good news is it’s back in stock at Sephora and we’ve discounted it 25 percent off the retail price, so it’ll make both your mom and you happy with your gift.
What are you planning to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments.
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