April 22, 2016

If you need a reminder, Mother’s Day this year falls on May 8. Which leaves you a comfortable 2 weeks to get Mum a gift, if you haven’t. Whether your mother already is a regular user of beauty products or you’re taking the occasion to really give her the pampering she deserves, we’ve got a selection of the best treats that will let her know you think she’s the absolute best.


LANEIGE I Love You Mom Set


If Mum’s a Laneige fan, she’ll be pleased as punch with this set of essentials that includes a BB Cushion from any range or shade (top up of $3 required if you choose the BB Cushion Anti Aging), and practically the entire Perfect Renew anti-aging line in the form of masks and travel-sized versions of the various products in the range.

$111, available at LANEIGE boutiques and counters


ACUVUE Moist Multifocal Contact Lenses


The onset of presbyopia, or in common man speak, far-sightedness, doesn’t mean Mum has to give up on wearing contact lenses. Acuvue’s newest range of multifocal lenses will ensure crystal clear vision at all distances, so there’ll no longer be a need for Mum to squint whenever she’s trying to read fine print. While older women sometimes experience discomfort in contact lens wear due to dry eyes, the technology in these lenses ensures the moisture is locked in the entire day.

$90 per box, available at all good optical shops.


Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom


For luxe fragrances in intricate packaging, we can always count on Penhaligon’s. Equinox Bloom is a new scent launched this year and was inspired by the classic English tradition of enjoying a cup of afternoon tea, and spring blooms. There are notes of neroli, violet leaves, orange blossom and brown sugar; just subtly sweet and not too overpowering, so Mum can spritz this on every day.

$320 for 100ml, available at Penhaligon’s stores.


ORBIS Collagen 12,000


The high concentration of collagen in this drink targets aging skin woes like sagging, laugh lines and enlarged pores, so treat Mum to the gift of more youthful skin by keeping a supply of this in the fridge. It helps that from now till 19 May 2016, ORBIS is offering bundle deals so you get $34 off the total price if you get three boxes of the ORBIS Collagen 12,000, just in time for Mother’s Day (doesn’t hurt to get yourself some, too).

$74 for 10 bottles, available at ORBIS stores.


SK-II Limited Edition Spring Butterfly Facial Treatment Essence

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We know plenty of mums who are loyal to SK-II, so if your mum is one of them, help her add this extremely pretty limited edition bottle to her collection. The digital print butterflies are supposed to represent transformation and new beginnings, and a mother’s dedication and support for her child.

$259 for 230ml, available at SK-II counters. 


Compagnie de Provence Hand Balm

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If your mum works hard to keep the household in order, treat her hands to these luxurious hand creams in Black Jasmine or Incense Lavender scents. They keep the skin nourished with olive and sunflower oils, and the scents are intriguing yet not too overpowering.

$29, available at escentials stores.