QVC Special Beauty Value: Josie Maran Cosmetics

The Josie Maran Resurface & Hydrate Argan 4-piece Anti-Aging Kit was yesterday’s QVC Special Value beauty pick!
Until Saturday (8/24), the kit will be available for sale directly through QVC with Josie Maran herself.
The Resurface & Hydrate Argan 4-piece Anti-Aging Kit is available for purchase on QVC.com for only $69.95 (a $203 value if sold separately)!

 

Josie Maran Resurface & Hydrate Argan 4-piece Anti-Aging Kit
Price: $69.95 (a $203 value if sold separately)
Where: Exclusively on QVC.com
When: Now – August 24th
Includes:
1-fl oz Pure Argan Milk
0.85-fl oz Argan Smooth Skin Resurfacing Serum
1.6-oz Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Sleeping Nectar
0.27-fl oz Argan Black Oil Mascara

 

How To:
  • Reinvigorate your skin with this four-piece collection of Josie Maran essentials.
  • Shake Pure Argan Milk well before use. Massage three to five drops onto clean face in the morning and evening.
  • At night, apply two to four drops of Argan Smooth Skin Resurfacing Serum to clean skin.
  • Apply Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Sleeping Nectar nightly to face, neck, and decollete. Use alone or layer over Pure Argan Milk.
  • Lovingly apply Argan Black Oil Mascara from your lash root to tip.

HOW TO RESUSCITATE A BROW OR LASH EMERGENCY AT HOME OR IN THE SALON

As women, we are pretty familiar with how to handle skincare 911’s, blunders with our hair, shaving mishaps, and how to correct makeup mistakes.  When it comes to brows, this particular part of our face is a bit more mysterious.  Many of us grew up simply waxing, tweezing or leaving them au naturel until brows became the hottest “accessory” on our face with a multitude of options of ways to groom and improve upon them. What happens when you face a brow emergency? There is no better expert to turn to for advice than Umbreen Sheikh, a licensed cosmetologist, and founder + CEO of Wink Brow Bar and Salon in New York City.

Featured Photo from The EveryGirl

 

Problem: Overplucking your brows-

Almost every woman has gotten too close to that magnifying mirror and been overzealous with a tweezer. Umbreen says, “Don’t fear. You can fake it till you make it with subtle makeup tricks that will help to create the illusion of a fuller, thicker brow. This can be done with Wink’s own Brow Perfecting Quad.”   https://winkbrowbar.com/collections/our-products/products/wink-brow-perfecting-quad  Brush the two powders through, then brush through again to blend for a natural-looking finish. Finally, use a highlighter to camouflage any random hairs. Umbreen says that “Drawing a straight line under your brow will help minimize the appearance of strays.  This will also lighten and brighten the entire eye area, drawing more attention to the eyes.”

 

Problem: Creating a too wide eyebrow gap

The obvious solution to this is to fill in the points closest to the bridge of the nose to lessen the gap. This can be done via microblading. Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. With this method, Umbreen can create almost any look and shape.  First, Wink technicians consult with clients about the best brow shape for their face and choose a color that matches the natural hair color and skin undertone. The brow area is then cleaned and numbed for the treatment. Instead of using a tattoo machine, a handheld tool manually draws hair strokes. This all can take up to 30 to 40 minutes.  Results can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type (the ink fades faster on oily skin), products, and lifestyle. It’s also an ideal procedure for women who have lost brow volume due to age, menopause or chemotherapy.

 

Problem: Unruly Brows-

Bold, feathery brows are in, but messy is an adjective you never want to be associated with your arches. “If your brow hairs are “wonky,” you need a game plan for controlling them,” says Umbreen.   If your arches do need a trim, Umbreen suggests brushing your brows up towards the top of your ear with a spooly brush and cutting only the tips off the long hairs pointing the scissors down, (not parallel to the brow). “This gives trimmed brows a natural look, because none of the hairs are exactly the same length,” As a finishing touch, mist a spoolie with hairspray and brush it through brows—directing the hairs up for a lifted look.

 

Problem: Matching your brow color to your hair exactly

In the case of the hair on your head and your eyebrows, you “don’t want to match the curtains to the carpet,” says Umbreen.  Very often, a hair colorist will suggest that you tint your brows much lighter if you are going blonder. Umbreen disagrees with this. “Darker brows will act as a frame for the face and enhance your eye color. Generally, it will give you the appearance of a lot more brow.” If you have gone too light or too dark, “eyebrow tinting is the process of applying semi-permanent dye to enhance, shape, and define your brows. This can be done at salons such as Wink. “It gives the appearance of thicker, more youthful-looking brows,” says Umbreen. An average session takes only about 15 minutes and the color should last anywhere from 3-6 weeks. It’s instant gratification as your new eyebrow color will be immediately apparent.

 

Mistake: Plucking brows too short

Eyebrows that are too short can make your eyes and nose look too big. If you have plucked them or waxed them so that you look like you have half an eyebrow, of course, you can spend the time to pencil them in every day but that if time-consuming and takes skill to make both brows symmetrical. Or… you could get eyebrow extensions. Similar to eyelash extensions, eyebrow extensions are done with tiny fibers of mink or synthetic hairs. The brow extension fibers are then attached to either bare skin or to existing hairs, giving them a fuller, stronger look. The service is from 25 mins to 90 mins depending on thickness or amount of work required.

 

The Problem- You’re so squeamish for waxing or you bruise easily

You would be hard-pressed to find a woman who enjoys the tear of a strip of wax against her eyelid to remove tiny eyebrow hairs, but yet we put up with it in the name of beauty.  For anyone who has ever deviated from their regular waxer on a vacation or business trip, you have most likely ended up being cut or bruised by overly aggressive waxing.  There is a great alternative for everyone called organic threading. As Umbreen explains, “With its origins in Asia centuries ago, eyebrow threading is a simple process that is often considered to be one of the most painless (and least invasive) options for shaping brows. The threading process is simple and typically involves a single piece of cotton thread, After wiping the eyebrow area clean with alcohol, the thread is “twisted and pulled along areas of unwanted hair acting like a mini-lasso, lifting the hair directly from the root without the use of any chemicals or unnecessary tugging on delicate skin. As opposed to waxing, tweezing, or lasers, threading is considered one of the safest and most precise methods of hair removal, especially in the delicate areas surrounding the eye. “Threading allows our specialists to have greater control over which hairs are removed.” The technique is also “100 percent natural,” which means there are no artificial waxes, chemicals, or invasive techniques used during the procedure.

 

The Problem- You’ve made your brows too big and bold.

Don’t assume you have to wash it all off. Instead, take a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover and carefully trace your brow’s natural outline. Remember, brow product should be applied within the brow’s hairline, not beyond it. Cotton swabs will remove any unwanted shading that has ventured too far outside the lines.

 

Trying at home to make both eyebrows symmetrical

This is one of the most common mishaps that Umbreen hears from clients who tried to ‘go it alone at home.’ Umbreen offers, “When you obsess over making your eyebrows look exactly the same, you can wind up over-plucking them.  Too-thin brows are much worse than ones that are just a tad different. Your eyebrows are supposed to be sisters, not twins.

Nanacoco Professional Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Excited to share the newest launch from makeup brand, Nanacoco Professional: Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes—a gentle wipe that removes 99.9% of all waterproof makeup, oil, and impurities while brightening and moisturizing skin.

Perfect for all skin types, the remover contains extracts of lotus, peach flower, green tea, and rose. Alcohol-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free and, like all Nanacoco products, cruelty-free, these wipes are guaranteed to wipe the day away.

KINDri: NEW Celebrity Favorite, Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand

Robin McDonald is the celebrity esthetician, actress, writer and extreme cactus enthusiast behind KINDri. Embodying the holistic lifestyle of the Southwest, you’ll find her formulas are infused with the potent plant-based components of the southwest like organic prickly pear cactus seed oil, apple stem cell, aloe vera, avocado, and citrus.

Discover the LA-based brand and creator/founder that Charlize Theron considers her “go to”. Robin McDonald’s passion and care for the wellness of the skin is evident in KINDri’s mantra which is to not only be kind to your skin but the earth as well.

Summer must-haves:

Cactus & Rose Illuminating Face Oil – Your skin will glow! Hydrating Organic Prickly Pear Seed (cactus) Oil, reparative 4% Apple Stem Cell and the anti-inflammatory properties of Rose Essential Oil make up this potent serum.

Quench – A lightweight drink of water for the skin. Contains Organically Grown Aloe Vera, Citrus and Eucalyptus to clarify, soothe and calm a normal to the oily complexion.

Desert Dew Facial Mist – Hydrating Cactus and Rose Floral Waters are infused with uplifting cucumber Seed and Organic Witch Hazel to refresh and balance any skin type.

Avocado Smoothie – A powerful blend of 2% Organic Apple Stem Cell and potent Organic Prickly Pear Seed (cactus) Oil naturally increases cellular rejuvenation.  Our newly reformulated extra rich day to night cream defends skin against harsh environmental conditions in the day, soothes and revitalizes while you sleep and has a fresh, clean aroma.

For more information, visit https://www.kindri.com/.

 

Warning: Trendy At-Home Skin Care Devices or Gadgets

Life hacks, DIY tricks, and at-home devices that are meant to “mimic the effects of in-office skincare treatments are all the rage right now. They are posted on Instagram, YouTube, and all over the Internet. While some are very constructive and budget-friendly, others are ineffective or downright dangerous. To be safe, it is imperative that you read reviews from Skin Helpers before deciding to buy a gadget for your skincare routine. We asked Dr. Gretchen Frieling, who is a Boston area Dermatopathologist, to highlight several highly publicized methods that should bear the warning, “don’t try this at home.”

Dermaplaning- Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smoothIt uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face.

The Risks– Anecdotally, the risk of infection, complications, and experiencing pain during home dermaplaning is higher when you do it yourself.  “If you have acne, there is a chance that the blade could nick a pimple,” says Dr. Frieling which means it would take longer to heal. In addition, the tool used for dermaplaning is not a safety razor like what we ladies shave with. The device or tool used to accomplish the dermaplaning on the face is made of a sharp blade with a handle or wand.

At home “Derma-Rollers” for MicroNeedling” Aestheticians and dermatologists use derma rollers on clients to increase elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and help with discoloration. Professional treatment can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,200 per session. According to Marketwatch, “A trend report for 2018 from lifestyle site Pinterest says it’s seen a 345% increase in posts for the “derma-roller” over the past year.”  Dr. Frieling is not in favor of using the tools at home because, “the needles aren’t big enough to penetrate the proper holes into the skin, so you’re essentially damaging your face for no reason. And without proper sterilization, derma rollers can harbor harmful bacteria causing infections, breakouts, and can trigger skin conditions such as rosacea, which causes redness and bumps on the face; eczema, itchy inflammation spots; and brown patches on the skin.”

Injecting Botox or other “Black Market” Filler into Your Face– First, even if you were able to get your hands on “real” Botox or filler such as Juvederm or Restylane® it’s almost like putting a firearm in the hands of someone untrained at shooting.  There is no safe way to give yourself Botox. You can’t trust what you’re buying, and even if you could, no amount of YouTube-ing will ever adequately teach you the skills you need to inject it. First, you need to know where to inject the substance. The answer is not to point the needle at the fine lines. After all, you’re relaxing muscles, not filling in wrinkles. Injecting Botox requires an understanding of facial muscles. You need to know which muscles should be relaxed for the desired results and where to target them. Second, you need to know how deeply to insert the needle and how much of the mixed substance you should apply in any given location.

Incorrect injection practices can lead to a host of complications, including eyelid drooping (ptosis), excessive swelling, excessive bruising, and a greater risk of infection. In fact, the infection may become so severe that it becomes a staph infection, an infection that spreads throughout the body and causes a variety of diseases. In any case, recovery will be longer, and the results may not be what you intended.

Lip Plumper Suction Devices- We have Kylie Jenner to thank for these! They are much less expensive than filler in the lips but with a far shorter shelf life. Dr. Frieling’s verdict: “Overuse of suction cup lip plumpers can cause misalignment of the teeth due to the outward pressure of the suction. Devices such as these can also cause swelling and bruising of the lips (and sometimes permanent scarring) when used excessively. The advice is to use these devices sensibly and with caution.”

At home acne extractors- The county has become obsessed with popping pimples thanks in part to the success of the TV show “Dr. Pimple Popper.” Acne extractors sold online, and people are using them at home. But should they?  Picking causes scars or scabs by ripping off the top layer of skin, whereas extracting by a professional pulls out the fluids or solids inside a pimple. It’s far more sterile, sanitary, and cleans the pore of extra debris. Why can’t you simply do this yourself? Acne extraction, be it white or blackheads, is a ‘don’t try this at home procedure.’ It’s a one-way ticket to scarring, infection and even more breakouts. Only through a professional facial will your skin be prepped and steamed correctly for extractions – by the hands of a trained, licensed esthetician. Skin that has not been adequately prepped for extractions may be resistant, requiring more pressure and manipulation. If used too aggressively, the pressure of the extractor tool can inflame and even bruise the skin. Additionally, a skin care professional is well-practiced in gentle and efficient movements to maximize results while minimizing potential harm.

Cuticle Cutters-Trimming or cutting cuticles during a manicure is purely cosmetic and doesn’t benefit the nail in any way. In fact, it’s actually harmful to your nails. “The small area of skin is there to protect your nails from infection. When this skin is removed, your nail is left unprotected from bacteria and fungus. Dr. Frieling recommends pushing back the cuticles by applying cuticle remover on each nail.

Chemical Peels- Chemical peels are designed to work by removing part of the top layer of skin to reveal fresher skin for a more youthful appearance. Many products containing low concentrations of acid are sold through beauty retailers and drug stores, and are often safe to use. People also are treated with peels using a higher concentration at medi-spas or doctor’s offices.  When it comes to alpha hydroxy acids or (AHAs) like salicylic and glycolic acids, a concentration of 10 percent or less is safe for home, and more than 30 percent should be reserved for a professional environment, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel. Like many substances, illegal concentrations of chemical peels can be purchased online for substantially less than they would cost in a doctor’s office. But what price do you pay for a “bargain?”  According to Dr. Frieling, “the dangers of experimenting with a medical grade peel at home are numerous and can include: extreme pain in the form of stinging, actual burns to the skin, blistering, scarring, changes in skin color, infection.” What’s more, a skin care professional will determine if you are even a candidate for a chemical peel and possibly rule you out if you have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past six months, have a dark complexion, have a personal history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids), have abnormal skin pigmentation, have a history of frequent or severe outbreaks of cold sores.

Dr. Frieling says that there are worthwhile “skin care hacks,” DIY recipes for the skin, and some at home devices that are safe and effective. Before buying into the latest Instagram sensation, consult with your doctor first to make sure that you are a good candidate and that what you are considering is safe and effective.

 

Summer Skincare Needs: G.M. Collin Face Masks

Ready to put your best face forward this summer? New face masks from G.M. Collin have you covered!

This undisputed leader in skincare just added three new brilliant masks to their product range: Aqua Mask, Glow Mask, and Pure Mask. No matter your skin care needs, you can now pick from a variety of uniquely formulated dermo-corrective solutions to perfect your complexion.

Aqua Mask ($48, gmcollin.com)

  • A refreshing turquoise gel mask created for all skin types and all ages. It is infused with a powerful blend of moisturizing ingredients, like Polynesian water microorganisms, to visibly smooth and restore the suppleness of dehydrated and stressed skin.

Glow Mask ($48, gmcollin.com)

  • A trendy, deliciously creamy orange mask guaranteed to bring fatigued skin and dull complexions back to life. Formulated with key ingredients such as Suprastim™, an innovative camu camu extract that revives tired-looking skin, reduces visible inflammation/ redness, and improves photo-protection, providing a radiant glow.

Pure Mask ($48, gmcollin.com)

  • A velvety purple clay rich mask that purifies and reveals a fresher looking skin. This mask is the ultimate solution to localized imperfections and comedones. Formulated with a new Rose Myrtle extract called Acnilys, which acts as an oily skin regulator, decreases visible skin redness, tightens the appearance of pores and limits inflammatory lesions.

Mens Grooming Made Easy: Father’s Day Gift Ideas

I wanted to share some superb products/gift ideas that help men develop good grooming habits and an essential daily routine that is quick, simple and a far cry from Brylcreem and go!

CLEAN: Yon-Ka Men’s Foam Scrub polishes and purifies the skin to eliminate dead cells and minimize imperfections.

Natural jojoba bead grains work to exfoliate for a simple hack that brightens skin, tightens pores and banishes ingrown hairs.

$34.00 via. www.yonkausa.com

CALM: COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad makes breakout management is as easy as a simple swipe with COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad. Designed to gently dissolve dead skin and excess sebum without irritation, these gentle pads won’t dry out sensitive skin.

$20 via. Ulta.com

CORRECT: emerginC Deglazing Toner is a product that delivers. The powerful toner is imbued with Eucalyptus, a medicinal plant with strong antibacterial, antifungal and soothing properties that prevent aftershave irritation and keep skin clear of congestion and breakouts.  Bonus: The subtle aroma is irresistible on any man.

$30.00 via. emerginC.com

COMBAT: reVive Light Therapy – Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging is a system that makes the skin look and feel more youthful. It works from the inside out to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, elasticity, skin dullness, and uneven skin tone. You will see unprecedented results after using it just minutes per day.

$99.00 via. www.reVivelighttherapy.com

Purifying Products for a Successful Summer in the City

With summer comes great responsibility. While rose, rooftop sips and park lounging are things we all look forward to, this much-awaited outdoor time also means excess exposure to harmful environmental pollutants. Blemish prone skin can be seriously aggravated by city living, especially in the hotter months.

This summer, leave the blotting paper at home, and reach your good skin goals with 001-Pu: Purifying Face Cream and 001-Pu: Purifying Face Mask from Good Science Beauty®. These products target the deepest skin layers to guard against big city pollution.

The Purifying Face Cream delivers powerful antimicrobial ingredients which neutralize toxins and rapidly reduce blemishes, while the Purifying Face Mask’s amino acids work to decontaminate the skin of pollution and reduce oiliness, helping unblock pores and keeping you blemish-free. Both are formulated with willow bark extract, to help the skin shed dead cells, clear pores and reduce the signs of inflammation.

Both products are powered by Good Silicon+ technology, which carries the active ingredients to where they need to be and releases them over time into the skin to work their magic.

Prejuvenation: 6 Things Millennials Can do to Maintain Their Youth

Many people in their 20’s (and 30’s) are stressed out about high post-college student loan debt requiring side hustles to pay it off. They’re noticing tired eyes and premature wrinkles as they turn to filters to optimize their social media photos. There is pressure to keep up with celebrities their age not to mention the countless millennial “social media influencers” who are setting the new standard for beauty and youth. Bottom line, millennials are stressed, and they don’t want to look it. Dr. Manish Shah, a Denver, Colorado Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery urges the under 30 crowds not to overdo it with expensive treatments and procedures that can actually make them look older and put them further into debt.

Featured Photo from Market Watch.

Here is Dr. Shah’s of 6 things millennials can do to maintain their youth.

1. Use sunblock every day.

“The best way to make sure your face is protected from the sun is to use a daily moisturizer with SPF of no less than 30,” explains Dr. Shah. He also suggests applying creams to your neck and chest to postpone wrinkling and sagging in these areas. “The sun protection done daily in your 20’s will pay off greatly in your 40’s,” he says.

2. Get your Vitamin C.

“Vitamin C is a huge collagen booster and it also reduces pores and brightens skin, and these are the exact things women in their late 30’s and 40’s complain about most,” he reveals. Foods such as cantaloupe, mango, pineapples, oranges, grapefruits, and berries are all packed with this antioxidant which, when eaten regularly does wonders to sustain a youthful glow.

3. Ditch the fast food and eat more fish.

Those late night post-partying fries and pizza are to be expected and at 25 are difficult to avoid. Perhaps your metabolism can handle it, for now. Offset these weekend indulgences by eating fish during the week. “Fish oil has fatty acids can erase early wrinkles you may notice. It prevents inflammation which can only make wrinkles more noticeable and deeper over time. Many millennials who are picky eaters and avoid seafood can get Omega-3’s via supplements but getting it directly from eating fish is best,” Dr. Shah suggests.

4. Quit smoking.

Nothing will age you quicker than smoking. “It is possible for a 25-year-old to look 8-5 years younger, within just 3 months after quitting smoking. This number increases after age 30. Women over age 40 who don’t smoke typically look up to a decade younger than their counterparts who still smoke,” says Dr. Shah. There are a gazillion reasons to quit smoking. Linking it to vanity is a pretty powerful motivator.

5. Decrease your sugar intake.

You really want to start getting mindful about your sugar intake in your 20’s for many reasons. “Sugars and carbohydrates are a beauty killer because they are pro-inflammatory. Pasta, ketchup, candy, ice cream, and fruit juices are often dietary staples for those under 30. Any inflammation in the body will show up on the face in the form of adult acne, sagging and wrinkling not to mention sallow skin tone,” warns Dr. Shah.

6. Maintain your glow with facials and peels.

While many millennials are starting off with “Baby Botox” which can postpone wrinkling, Botox isn’t cheap. It also can be a “gateway” treatment which leads to lip injections and fillers that often have a reverse effect making younger women appear older, cautions Dr. Shah. “Lasers and peels have come very far, offer an excellent solution for sun damage, skin texture, pores, acne scarring and cell turnover to stimulate collagen growth.

Dr. Shah concludes that millennials who get into a good solid habit of taking care of themselves both inside and out, will create a lifestyle of longevity. “Millennials raised by mothers who may have had breast implants, Botox and lip injections may feel that getting things “done” is normal. This is exactly why I am always very honest when advising patients under 25 on procedures they’re considering.”

About Dr. Manish Shah

Plastic Surgeon Colorado | Dr. Manish Shah, M.D. | Denver https://drmanishshah.com/

Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. After completing his formal plastic surgery training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine, he moved to New York City and was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who has undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery. Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!

Gift Picks for Every Mom: Your Amazon Guide to Mother’s Day

Want to avoid the panic around finding the perfect present this close to Mother’s Day? Shop these quick shipping gifts picks from Amazon. No one deserves to be pampered more, and although time is running thin you can still seem brilliantly thoughtful with the below, each tailored to every kind of mom!

Featured Photo from People

The Sleeping Beauty

Crepe Erase Overnight Plumping Treatment ($65, Amazon.com)

Be the reason your mom sleeps her way to better-looking skin. Crépe Erase’s exclusive TruFirm Complex helps to visibly smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity, while echinacea extract works with a blend of 9 Super Hydrators to visibly plump and soothe tired-looking skin. She will be delighted to wake up to perfectly balanced, radiant-looking skin that looks and feels years younger. Don’t just take our word; in a clinical study, 90% of women said their skin looked more youthful.

The Mom On-The-Go

Eterno Skincare Time Eraser ($55, Amazon.com)

Being a mother is a tiring job, leaving little “me-time” for our superhero moms. Enter the Eterno Time Eraser, the eye cream that instantly erases dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and signs of aging in 60 seconds. Mom will be feeling like herself in no time thanks to a formula of acai fruit, active peptides, and hydrologic acid.

The Pop-of-color lover

WUNDER2 Super-Stay Stick Eyeshadow ($19, Amazon.com)

Long-lasting creamy eyeshadow sticks that offer all the color payoff without the fuss or fallout are perfect for the mom on the move. Formulated with soothing, smoothing ingredients like Castor Oil, Silk, and Aloe Vera to ensure the result is lightweight and comfortable, the sticks are Water-proof, sweat-proof, and transfer-proof – lasting all day without smudging! Available in 8 neutral, super-wearable shades (for all skin tones) with just enough shimmer for everyday wear.

The Zen Seeker

Vervan Relaxing Organic Healing Balm ($18, Amazon.com)

This multi-purpose balm can be used as a body lotion, hand moisturizer, natural chapstick and more! Enriched with a blend of Lavender and Bergamot Essential Oils, this 100% natural anti-stress balm will give your mom the mind peace and relaxation she needs. Enriched with 31% Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, and Grapefruit to hydrate and soften skin. What’s best: like all Vervan products, it is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

The Vegan Detox Queen

nügg Detoxifying Charcoal Face Mask ($17.09, Amazon.com)

This charcoal face mask helps blackhead removal and promotes a clear, even skin look with less oil and shine without leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. It features a unique, gel-mud texture that will help detoxify and clarify her skin without stripping it of moisture and while soothing it at the same time. The natural tea tree scent is refreshing and promotes an authentic at-home spa experience.

 

The Environmental Enthusiast

Ethique Boost Hair Mask ($13.95, Amazon.com)

Ideal for the mom who is looking for luxurious condition and shine, all while staying true to her eco-friendly roots. Created for all hair types (including oily), it’s a great treatment to add to her routine. It contains baobab and jojoba protein, which both retain moisture in the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle, adding shine. Baobab also adds elasticity and strength to hair, reducing breakage. Boost has a sweet citrus scent with lime, lemongrass, mandarin and vanilla oils.