It’s Mother’s Day once again – time to go shopping for the woman who has loved you like no one else and perhaps purchase a little something for yourself as well?
On mom’s special day, why not pamper her with any of the host of skincare products out there? There’s the MitoQ anti-aging face cream with something called the patented mitoquinol molecule to brighten and tighten. $119/50 ml, MitoQ.com.
Also on the anti-aging front is the ASAP Super C Serum, and who doesn’t love a serum to make applying your favorite moisturizer that much smoother? $89, SkinStore.com.
When it comes to the face, lots of ladies like to say, “Play Misty For Me.” They can’t get enough hydration. Repêchage has the Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray. $33.50 (6 fl. oz.), 800-248-skin, repechage.com. Jane Iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP, whom we’ll encounter again in a bit, also has a line of hydrating sprays – POMMISST, Balance and D2O. $27, 3 fl. oz., janeiredale.com. And if that’s not enough, Merle Norman offers a Cleansing Water Makeup Remover. $20, 800-40-MERLE, merlenorman.com. You might want to pair it with Amarte’s Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam. $40, AmarteSkinCare.com – or any in the range of products from Decléor Paris’ new Aroma Cleanse Collection, $27 to $39, 212-999-5585, decleorusa.com.
Back to Jane Iredale for Active Light, an under-eye concealer and facial highlighter, $27, and PureGloss, a lip gloss that promises to be not too sticky-sweet in 18 shades ranging from snow berry to black cherry, $24, 800-762-1132.
Moving on to the body, BioElixia BodyShaper has a number of new products, including Radiance Body Cleanser ($20.50, 8.45 oz.); Exfoliating Body Polish ($29.50, 6.76 oz.); Stretch Mark Diminishing Crème ($35, 4.23 oz.); and Firming Toning Body Lotion ($25.50, 6.76 oz). bioelixia.com
Finally, in the What Will They Think Of Next? Department, JĀSÖN and Avalon Organics have each launched lines of gluten-free beauty products – Jason-personalcare.com; avalonorganics.com.
Is mom more of a bookworm? Wendy Aronsson’s new “Refeathering the Empty Nest” (Rowman & Littlefield, $36 cloth, $35.99 ebook) offers advice for what mom can do after the chicks have flown the coop. rowman.com
One of the things she and you can do May 8 is head to The Westchester in White Plains. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you’ll meet jewelry designer Ippolita at Neiman Marcus during a trunk show of her delicate, sensuous creations. 877-634-6269, neimanmarcus.com.
Then return at 5 – heck, Why not stay the whole day? – for “Indulge, A Stylish Treat For Mothers.” From then until 8 p.m., you can celebrate Mother’s Day in advance in style with beauty and fashion makeovers, cocktails, live music and a swag bag giveaway. Plus, I’ll be on hand to autograph my new novel, “Water Music.” The action’s on Center Court and throughout Retail Level 1 at the mall, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains; 914-421-1333, simon.com/mall/the-westchester. – Georgette Gouveia