At Beautiful Because we have many tempting treats to pamper mums with this Mother's Day (Sunday 14 May 2017); from relaxing face masks, to toxin-free deodorants, luxury face oils and gorgeous makeup sets, you're sure to find something your mum love, while promoting the most important thing of all; her health and wellbeing. Here are some of our top pick feel-good products.
The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Supplements are a great way to give metabolism and energy levels a boost, with specialised formulas to treat the gut and skin from within. The organic range of superfood skincare blends selected fruits, vegetables, berries, roots, grasses, flowers, spices and algae with Flora Culture™, The Beauty Chef's natural bio-fermentation process, that not only super boosts the nutritional value of their ingredients but also creates natural prebiotics and probiotics to aid digestive health, and in turn give skin radiant health, beauty and vitality. A specially launched gift set for Mother's Day features Glow Inner Beauty Powder and Dream Cellular Repair Serum as a great introduction to living skincare.
One product we always recommend gifting is face mask; encouraging time out to care and nurture your skin through a relaxing ritual. Some of our favourites for mums are La Mav's DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask, an antioxidant-rich mask rehydrates the skin while gently exfoliating to reveal a radiant and evenly-toned complexion. MADARA's SOS Moisture Mask, which is also super hydrating leaving skin silky soft. May Lindstrom's The Problem Solver is a warming correcting masque hero to treat all kinds of skin issues from acne and pigmentation, to just a radiance boost. The jet-black fusion of antioxidant-rich raw cacao, activated bamboo charcoal, soil nutrients, salts and exotic spices go deep on a mission to reveal beautiful, healthy skin. Being a powdered formula, you only need a teaspoon per application so the jar lasts a long time. Erica Brooke's Hibiscus Beauty Powder mask is another innovative powder formula. The rich deep pink is thanks to Mother Nature's Botox – Hibiscus – full of natural AHA's to help with skin cell turnover, break down dead skin and even out skin tone.
Sienna Byron Bay Toxin Free Polishes have some great-value gift sets that are the perfect pampering present, mum can use time and again for a DIY mani/pedi. What's particularly special about this brand is that each bottle is lovingly hand poured and finished with a locally milled wooden cap, sustainably sourced from trees grown in the Byron Bay shire. With these beauties on her dressing table, she'll think of you!
We have so many natural makeup brands; but some of our own star gift picks include Axiology Luxe Lipsticks that are not only beautiful but eco-friendly with sustainably, handcrafted lipstick boxes sourced from Bali (where brand founder Ericka discovered a woman-owned recycled-paper boutique). We also love treating mums to blushers for an instant pick-me-up; there is no more flattering blush than Ere Perez's Bondi Blush. Lip Balms are also a beauty essential that's nice to gift; The Divine Company's Lip Balm comes in a handy squeezable tube, ideal for handbags. While BB Creams are a great place to start. And, check out the below these really gorgeous (and great value!) gift sets from INIKA and Ere Perez below, for something extra special this Mother's Day (a whole new makeup look)!
We are always say, if you are going to encourage a loved one to detox even just one of the products in their beauty arsenal, make it deodorant. Mainstream deodorants are one of the most toxic products on the market often containing, not only aluminium crystals (which can be absorbed into the body), but phthalates, parabens and triclosan. With some many great natural alternatives available, why choose anything less. Top picks for introducing mum to a healthy, natural formula include Agent Nateur, Black Chicken Remedies and The Divine Company.
After deodorant, comes fragrance, especially if you spray it directly onto skin, opt for a healthy, essential oil based formula. We absolutely love INDAH's beautiful new fragrances, and Vanessa Megan's are also divine. Treat mum to INDAH's LÂCHER Champa Flower & May Chang, for a relaxing tonic for the mind and body, or Vanessa Megan's Darling for a bouquet of floral essential oils. Acorelle parfums are more traditional being alcohol based, but aside from that are 100% natural and super long lasting; created in Grasse, France, the original home and heart of fragrance.
Nothing speaks health more than glowing skin! With the sun being the cause of premature ageing, pigmentation and sadly melanomas, there is no safer way to bronze up, than with a healthy, natural self-tanner. Both Eco Tan and La Mav offer gift sets for a transformative skin treat sure to make mums look and feel a million dollars. Better still, the new Bronze By La Mav tanning range is infused with magnesium for an extra health boost while you tan.
Finally, one way that's sure to make mums feel relaxed is by taking some time out for themselves. Some products we love for encouraging relaxation, calm and ambience include bath epsom salts (Lux Aestiva) and candles (Coast Sydney). Below are some of our favourites to tempt your mum to a little R&R this Mother's Day.