Affordable Mom’s Day Gifts: Skin and Bodycare

Affordable Mothers Day Gift Guide -- Skin and Body Care Edition

Is mom a skincare addict? If she’s the lady who’s got one of every serum, lotion and treatment available in the aisles of Target, then the answer is yes. And that means Mother’s Day is your opportunity to add to her skin and body care collection with a unique brand she’ll love. Try these affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas for lesser known, but still luxurious skin and body care products, all priced $40 or less!

10 Unique and Affordable Mom’s Day Gifts that Pamper

Baobab Skin Correction Cream

Baobab Skin Correction Cream

Baobab oil is oil is touted as the “next big thing” in skincare, since it moisturizes, heals, calms and rejuvenates skin. This hard-working stuff is cold-pressed from the seeds of the African baobab tree.

I started using Baobab Skin Correction Cream from Skin Resource.MD™ cosmeceuticals in place of my regular night moisturizer, and I’m really impressed with the rapid improvement in my skin. My face is smoother and brighter, so much so that I’ve been going without makeup more and more often. The cream feels amazing as well — rich and luxurious. Mom will love it!

The regular price is $49, but you can get it for $39 with coupon code: BOABAB39.

Kiss My Brass! Shampoo Additive

Kiss my brass shampoo additive

Kiss My Brass! ($20) is an additive for your shampoo that eliminates brassy tones in colored hair. Keeping mom’s colored locks toned is as simple as adding a few drops to her favorite shampoo.

There are detailed instructions on the Kiss My Brass website, but Mom can get just the effect she wants by adjusting how much of the product she uses. The best part about this product is that it allows Mom to extend the time between salon visits, which saves her money and frees up her time!

Lavender Spa Set

Lavender spa set

The Lavender Spa Set by Farmhouse Relaxing ($29) is an 8-ounce care package of bath salts containing organic coconut oil, lavender essential oil, cane sugar, dried lavender buds, epsom salts, and natural colorants. Mom can draw a warm bath and add these lavender salts to the water for an aromatic and relaxing spa-like experience at home.

USDA-Certified Oat Flax Cleanser

Oat flax cleanser

Oat Flax Facial Cleanser by Blu Skin Care ($25) is a USDA-Certified organic powdered facial cleanser. The key ingredients in this product are oatmeal and flaxseed. Oatmeal cleanses, exfoliates and clams, while the flaxseed has a healing effect, which helps soothe rosacea, dermatitis and psoriasis.

If mom needs a gentle, effective and natural cleanser, this is it. She’ll appreciate the convenience of having a cleanser and exfoliator all in one too.

Himalayan Bath Salt

Himalayan sea salt bath set

The Spice Lab may be better known for its cooking salts and spices, but the brand makes exotic bath salts too! These Himalayan sea salt blends, added to a warm bath, will cleanse pores, soothe irritation and leave the skin feeling refreshed.

Two flavors I like are Lemon Citrus and Pina Colada Green Tea. You can pick up a 2-lb, 6-oz. stash of these salts for mom for $15.

Bali Lip Balm

Bali lip balm

Bali Balm ($29)  is a luxury lip balm that is cruelty free and 100% natural. The balm is formulated with natural oils that deliver moisture as well as antioxidant and antibacterial properties, for soft, healthy lips. Key ingredients include ethically sourced, environmentally and bee-friendly formula of coconut, castor and kukui nut oils along with candelilla leaf wax, blended with sugar cane extract in place of honey and beeswax.

Mom will keep this balm at the ready 24/7, and she’ll think of you every time she uses it.

Ivory Free & Gentle Body Wash

Ivory Free and Gentle Body Wash

Ivory Free and Gentle Body Wash ($9) is a shower wash made without parabens, dyes, harsh cleansers or heavy fragrances. I use Ivory Free and Gentle daily and love the way it feels and smells. Use it with a loofah or bath sponge and you’ll get rich suds that rinse away clean. I’ve also noticed that when I get out of the shower, my skin is soft and dries off more easily.

Ivory Free and Gentle is available in three varieties: Pear & Sandalwood, Chamomile and Sweet Pea & Lily. Sweet Pea & Lily is my favorite of the three!

PUR Attitude Bath Scrub

Almond body scrub
PUR Scrub Foaming Almond, $32, PUR Attitude

PUR Attitude Foaming Almond Scrub ($32) is an all-natural body exfoliant made with bamboo and almonds. The almond scent is delightful and the mildly gritty texture will do wonders for rough heels and elbows.

PUR Attitude is a brand to watch, too. The company has taken a leadership role in skincare safety by internally banning compounds that can be harmful — compounds you’ll find in other brands’ products.

Trilipiderm Body Cream and Oil

Trilipiderm skincare

Trilipiderm uses natural, plant-derived ingredients to moisturize and protect skin from water loss. Two products I’d recommend for mom are the All-Body Moisture Retention Creme ($30) and the Ultra-Hydrating All-Body Oil ($35). Those price points are very friendly for all-natural, anti-aging formulations.

Both are safe to use on the face as well as the body, and both are light, non-greasy and fast-absorbing. The creme comes in a pump (hello, why doesn’t every moisturizer come that way?!) and the oil is in a handy spray.

There has to be at least a couple products on this list that your skincare-addict mom hasn’t tried already. Happy shopping!

And, don’t miss the rest of our 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide here.

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