Mother’s Day is a once a year affair to show your mum some appreciation. Obviously, every day should be such an occasion, but this special Sunday is a reason to go all out, and give mum a tangible gift of your sincere love.

Beauty gifts are an obvious approach, but that comes with its fair share of headaches. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of seven beauty products your mum will love, but there are a few things to keep in mind before swiping your card. First, and the most important thing to check is whether your mum has any ingredient allergies. The last thing you’d want to do is give her an acne breakout. Second, find out what your mum really needs. Drop subtle questions, or try to do a little investigation. It’s always best to give a luxurious present that’ll also be practical.

Here’s our pick of 7 beauty gifts to make her happy this weekend.

(Main photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

1
For Beloved One Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Bio-cellulose Masks

As the pioneer in bio-cellulose sheet mask technology, For Beloved One has a whole range of face masks for various needs. It’s got four main ingredients patented by the company, each targeting a specific aspect of ageing. From fine lines to boosting skin elasticity, this is a mask that really treats ageing skin right.

S$63. Available at Sephora.

2
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Lipstick in "Maria"

Dolce & Gabbana’s Miss Sicily lipsticks are available in Singapore for a limited time, so why not bag your mother something special? There’s an extensive range of colours to choose from, but you can never go wrong with a classic red hue. It goes on more like a balm with high-shine than a pigmented lipstick, making this ideal for daily wear for the mum on-the-go.

S$46. Available until 11 May at the Dolce & Gabbana pop-up store, Paragon Orchard basement.

3
SK-II Ageless Beauty Set

SK-II’s products are a classic to splurge on. The set includes the famous Facial Treatment Essence, RNA Power Radical New Age Cream, Essential Power Eye Cream, and the Skin Signature 3D Mask. It’s a gift box full of nourishing, hydrating products that are key to reducing signs of ageing. If your mom’s already an SK-II fan, get her this, and you’ll be her favourite.

S$408. Available at Sephora and SK-II boutiques.

4
Valentino Valentina Poudre EDP 50ml

A sleek, matte pink bottle to die for is one of the reasons to get this perfume. It lasts longer than actual roses, and has a creamy, powdery scent enriched with lingering notes of iris, vanilla and rose. It’s definitely not the musky and overpowering scent one finds in more “mature” scents.

S$145. Available at Sephora.

5
By Terry Baume de Rose

By Terry’s cult favourite, Baume de Rose, is a highly nourishing lip and cuticle balm that comes formulated with rose wax and enriching floral oils. It’s got bioceramides in it, which is a life-saving ingredient if your mum has been struggling with dry, flaky lips.

S$115. Available at Escentials.

6
Slip Silk Pillowcase

While a pillowcase might not technically be a beauty product, it’s got plenty of benefits for your skin and hair. It minimises wrinkles, tangles and split ends, because its smooth surface reduces friction during sleep. It’s also a fantastic investment for allergy-prone individuals, as silk is hypoallergenic. When you break it down like that, a silk pillowcase is definitely worth the extravagance.

S$125. Available on Net-A-Porter.

7
Luna Play Foreo Facial Cleansing Brush

Luna’s exfoliating cleansing brushes are made with extremely gentle silicone bristles that are easy to clean, and less abrasive than a brush on the skin. It’s an ideal cleansing device and physical exfoliant for any mum with sensitive, or ageing skin, as it doesn’t aggravate the dermis. Being able to wash and disinfect the bristles is also a big plus, as your mum won’t have to purchase new brush heads to replace it every few months. This is definitely for the mother who’s always preaching to you about good skincare.

S$69. Available at Sephora.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.