French skincare brand Caudalie have teamed up with Harvard Medical School to patent an anti-ageing, skin-plumping formula – a godsend to 40-something skin.
Caudalie Firming Cashmere Cream is made from 97% natural origin ingredients. These include grapevine resveratrol from vine shoots harvested across France, natural hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen booster sustainably harvested from mahogany bark in Africa.
The pretty pink glass jar comes in a chic pink box, totally guilt-free – all the packaging in the Resveratrol-Lift collection is fully recyclable. The thick, nourishing cream has a distinctive aromatic scent, with notes of basil, thyme and orange blossom. All Caudalie products contain no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils, PEGs or silicones.
Cryotherapy uses sub-zero temperature to give the skin a cold shock, sending fresh blood to the targeted area. It enhances circulation and tightens the skin, leaving it plump and glow-y. An alternative to Gua Sha and jade rollers, Fraîcheur Ice Globes are cruelty-free and vegan. Pop the glass globes in the freezer overnight and massage around the eyes as part of your morning routine.
Our Spa Spy tested a pair and reported: “The ice-cold globes felt incredibly soothing. It was lovely to take a moment for my self-indulgent ritual and my skin did look a little brighter and less puffy. I imagine they would be great for sinus pain or a prosecco hangover!”
Why not give your earth mother the gift of CBD? The chemical found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp, has been touted for bringing an array of benefits to skincare, thanks to its potential anti-ageing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Designed to restore, repair and nourish your skin, OTO's Ritual Serum has been reported to ease acne and eczema, as well as shielding the skin from UV and free radical damage. The serum blends pure CBD with botanicals like pomegranate oil, evening primrose and blue tansy flower – which gives the serum it's unique blue colour.
Apply the serum to freshly cleansed skin as part of your morning skincare routine. We love to use the oil-like serum at night for some deep hydration.
Multi-tasking mums will love Natura Bisse’s Diamond Cocoon Sheer Eye. This uber-luxurious eye cream is designed to protect the eye area from pollution and blue light emitted from smartphone scrolling. The lightweight auto-adaptive tint also adds a touch of colour to minimise dark circles, while water lily extract and vitamin PP help to reduce puffiness.
Apply to upper and lower eyelids and extend over the eye contour area using outward strokes. A luxury go-to.
You may not be able to whisk her away just yet, but ishga’s Invigorating Body Oil will transport your mum to the seaside. Isgha’s vegan skincare products are all made on the Isle of Lewis, using ingredients that are organic certified by the Soil Association. This body oil contains lavender, rose geranium, juniper and lemongrass essential oils, paired with hand-harvested Hebridean seaweed extract.
The oil is loaded with vitamins (A, C and E) and amino acids to regenerate the skin and improve circulation and health. It is very versatile too – you can smooth it all over your body, add to your bath, or apply it to hair and nail cuticles. The ultimate sensory escapism.
This brand-new desk essential will provide your mum with an uplifting spritz of rose and lavender whenever she needs a boost. Made with 99.2% natural-origin ingredients, the Recharging Mist contains Longevity ComplexTM to reduce inflammation and Biotech Fermented Extract to protect the skin from blue light damage – making it an ideal WFH companion, to counteract ramped up screen time.
Spritz on the face and neck (from approximately 20cm away) or over makeup for an extra glow.