Let’s be real, we’ve been busy with recent Malaysia’s 14th General Election, especially polling day (we were on the edge of our seats!). With Mother’s Day (13th May) happening in two days, most of us will be scrambling to look for gifts to specially pamper our mums so we have used our beauty radars to scan and help you find NEW must-have beauty products for her.
Here are our 8 #PamperPicks of last-minute beauty gifts you should get for your mum this Mother’s Day!
1. 1. Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash in Miami Pink or Tahiti Blue (RM95)
Give her lips the protection and a hint of colour it needs to keep her smiling all day with this light, tinted gloss that has up to SPF 42/ PA+++ UV protection and it’s very water-resistant too. This doesn’t leave any sticky and thick feeling, instead, it applies really smoothly and easily with its specially designed applicator that is universal for all lips with no unpleasant taste. It’s rich with safflower oil and other emollients that seal moisture in your lips so the more you use it, the more protection her lips get against damage and dryness. There are two shades to choose from too such as Miami Pink (gives a natural pink tint to her lips) and Tahiti Blue (helps make her teeth look whiter). Find it at Shiseido stores nationwide.
2. 2. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask (RM308, 100ml)
Yes, this is a 5-minute radiance facial in a jar that fights against 5 signs of stress on her skin such as dullness, rough texture, uneven tone, dryness, and congestion. Powered by lotus flower extract, lotus seeds, blend of kombu seaweed flakes, and red algae to gently buff and refine her skin while maintaining its youthful vitality. The creamy, comforting mask also has sea fennel extract to help smooth and enhance suppleness. Aapply a generous layer of the mask onto cleansed skin using circular motions and let it work for 5 minutes. Add warm water and massage the skin, then rinse. Find it at Sephora stores nationwide.
3. 3. Annick Goutal Rose Pompon Eau De Parfum (RM695, 50ml & RM915, 100ml)
This new, fresh yet sensual rose scent will bring out her « je ne sais quoi » that you love her for. With a bottle that exudes natural elegance just like herself, one spritz of this will transport her to a rose garden and fresh berries that are waiting to be picked! Find this at Ken’s Apothecary stores nationwide.
4. 4. Kate Somerville Tight’N Cryogenic Tightening Gel (RM583, 105g)
If she’s too busy to go for a lifting facial, this is what she needs in her beauty arsenal to give her skin that instant lift in a nick of time and sans fancy tools. Perfect to use at the end of skincare or before makeup for those special occasions, this unique cooling gel is formulated with the most advanced tightening and firming ingredients (such as Glycoproteins which contains cryoprotective properties to help protect skin from any sensitivity to the cold application, while also helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles) that has an innovative delivery system inspired by the science of cryogenics. When applied, the gel delivers a refreshing burst of cold temperature and a “crackling” sound and sensation, followed by a continued cooling effect that lasts for several minutes. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Find it at Sephora stores nationwide.
5. 5. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye (RM245)
Lancôme’s reinvented and bestselling eye contour cream that’s ultra-concentrated with millions of probiotic fractions (carefully-selected ferment extracts from a bifidus and a
yeast, which have been fermented, fragmented and filtered to bring the best possible benefits to the skin.), the same iconic active ingredients of the Advanced Génifique serum, will make her eye area look even brighter and smoother! The smooth texture made with “Light-Smooth” technology, awakens the eye area and visibly combats ten signs of ageing (texture, imprints, uneven complexion, firmness, elasticity), and fatigue (lack of luminosity, lack of freshness, lack of softness, dark circles). Find this at Lancôme counters nationwide.
6. 6. This Works Evening Detox Spray-on Exfoliant (RM134, 60ml)
Best used after cleansing in the evening before moisturizing, this spray and leave-on overnight skin brightener with Salicylic Acid and This Works Evening Detox Superblend (potent natural actives and essential oils formulated to extract toxins from the skin, reduce pollution-induced inflammation, unclog pores and even out skin tone) helps to detoxify her pollution exposed skin. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal to give her radiant skin while simultaneously tackling the fine lines and wrinkles, oiliness, skin pigmentation, enlarged pores, blemishes and breakouts that city skin is prone to. Find it at Sephora stores nationwide.
7. 7. Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water (RM138, 200ml)
Perfect for delicate and mature skin, this hydrating floral water that contains almost 2,000 fresh rose petals in this very bottle helps to moisturize, regenerate, and refresh her skin. Use it throughout the day for that refreshing burst of relaxation thanks to its rosy scent and during skincare as a booster. It’s also Fair Trade approved by Ecocert (ESR* standard). Find it at Melvita stores nationwide.
8. 8. Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen (RM537, 30ml)
Restore her skin’s youthful radiance in 10 days with this first of its kind plant collagen-based formulation that addresses the five signs of ageing. Its first ingredient is Active collagen water and its paired with patented Alguronic Acid and microalgae oil which gives it a unique dual-phase, microfluidic formula that suspends microbeads of microalgae oil and actives in plant collagen water to repair her skin structure, firmness, radiance, fine lines and deep wrinkles and dull, uneven texture. To be applied after cleansing and toning on her entire face, neck and décolleté before following up with a moisturizer. Find it at Sephora stores nationwide.