The Beauty Gift List (for Mother’s Day and Beyond)
Written by: Jean Godfrey-June
Published on: April 27, 2023
Photo courtesy of Amy Harrity
We’re biased, but beauty products do make the best presents: The right one feels totally indulgent and is practically guaranteed to get lots of use. Here’s what our beauty editors are getting their new-mom friends, their sisters, their moms, their grandmothers, and more.
goop, $265SHOP NOW
The present: Magic serum for skin.
Why we love it: Biofermented retinal, hyaluronic acid, and goji berry mix in this skin-transforming serum that comes in the prettiest pale-blue box.
Lip Blur Lipstick
goop, $24SHOP NOW
The present: Gorgeous statement lip color.
Why we love it: The classic red lipstick for the French-girl-in-spirit on your list, this is a nourishing matte cream made with hyaluronic acid, olive oil, and jojoba esters—and it lasts all day.
Maison Louis Marie
No.13 Nouvelle Vague Perfume Oil
goop, $65SHOP NOW
The present: Exquisite new perfume.
Why we love it: This sexy-fresh perfume oil is joy in a rollerball glass bottle. It smells of the Italian coast—lemon swirls with fig, vetiver, and wildflowers—and makes you feel chic every time you pull it from your bag (it’s beautifully portable).
GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
goop, $125/$112 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
The present: Glowing skin, guaranteed.
Why we love it: Skin looks noticeably better after about a week of using it—you are delivering future compliments to your giftee along with the skin nourishment.
Cielo Pure Cleansing Oil Balm
goop, $85SHOP NOW
The present: Chicest, most nourishing cleanser.
Why we love it: This wildly luxe balm melts into a milk as you splash on water; it smells fantastic and leaves skin so, so soft.
goop, $35SHOP NOW
The present: Brilliant, internet-famous detangling brush.
Why we love it: The bendy bristles feel heavenly on your scalp as they slice effortlessly through tangles and knots, leaving your hair—and psyche—beautifully smooth. It’s ideal for any hair type, it travels like a dream, and it looks adorable, too.
GOOPGLOW Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk
goop, $98/$89 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
The present: Milky serum for (amazing) overnight results.
Why we love it: This dark-spot targeting multiacid serum is a testament to the power of beauty sleep. Put it on before bed—the silky blend of intensely exfoliating acids and soothing botanical extracts helps smooth wrinkles, even tone, and firm while you sleep—and wake up with glowing, noticeably clearer skin.
DreamBeam Comfy Smooth Sunscreen SPF 40
goop, $40SHOP NOW
The present: Creamy SPF 40 moisturizer-primer.
Why we love it: There is such a thing as magic cream—and it’s this clean broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen packed with ceramides and peptides to leave skin smooth, plumped, dewy, and protected. It doubles as primer, layering beautifully under makeup, and the peachy-pink tint counteracts the bluish-white cast of the zinc, so it melts easily into any skin tone.
Lapiz Matte Body Oil
goop, $59SHOP NOW
The present: Prettiest moisturizing body oil.
Why we love it: With a squalane base so it’s extra moisturizing (and sinks right in), this spectacular oil smells of ginger grass, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn and leaves a subtle, well-nourished gleam.
Desert Date Blush and Lip Multistick
goop, $22SHOP NOW
The present: Ultraflattering lip and cheek tint.
Why we love it: The only thing better than the sheer, buildable, natural-looking haze of color is the unbelievable ease of smoothing this creamy pigment stick over your lips and cheeks.
The Rich Cream
goop, $290SHOP NOW
The present: Cult-favorite youth-boosting supercream.
Why we love it: Get her the cream everyone wishes for—the results are more than worth it.
Kenyan Hibiscus and Moroccan Rose Body Butter
goop, $24SHOP NOW
The present: Rich body butter with a beautiful scent.
Why we love it: This botanical-oil-infused moisture-bomb smells and feels sooo good (the secret is the Ugandan and Ghanaian shea butters—the founder draws inspiration from her family’s Nigerian roots and sources from artisans in different African countries). Massage it all over—dry patches don’t stand a chance. Plus, the gold tube is prettier than actual gift wrapping.
GOOPGLOW Vita-C Brightening Eye Cream
goop, $58/$52 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
The present: Eye cream for color-correcting lift.
Why we love it: Who doesn’t want a silky, vitamin C–infused eye gel-cream that makes them look and feel like they got eight blissful hours of uninterrupted sleep?
goop, $80SHOP NOW
The present: Pomelo-and-water-lily candle (it looks good anywhere).
Why we love it: The scent is amazing even when it’s unlit, and the ribbed glass emits the most flattering candlelight on earth.
Limited-Edition In Bloom Body Stone Duo
goop, $60SHOP NOW
The present: Two luxe body balms in one stunning box.
Why we love it: Scented with white-petaled jasmine, vanilla, and gardenia, these solid balm “stones” turn moisturizing into a massage (especially delightful for people who aren’t into lotions).
Hydrating Petal Cream
goop, $68SHOP NOW
The present: Skin-renewing peptide gel-cream.
Why we love it: You can’t not fall in love with this luxurious, supremely moisturizing pink cream made with flower essences, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus peptides. Even the box is stunning.
Brow Grooming Serum
goop, $48SHOP NOW
The present: Brow potion from the San Francisco legend.
Why we love it: This miracle gel-serum hybrid nourishes, shapes, lifts, and conditions brows beautifully—and lasts all day. The best part? The jungle-floral-printed box is so pretty, all you need is a bow.
Trinity+ and Effective Lip & Eye Set
goop, $495SHOP NOW
The present: The microcurrent device everyone’s talking about.
Why we love it: If your giftee is into facials, they’ll want this internet-favorite set—the (toning, lifting, smoothing) results are incredible.
The Renewal Mask
goop, $58SHOP NOW
The present: For silky, shiny hair, a mask with a delicate scent.
Why we love it: Whipped and fresh and totally nourishing, this is the ultimate indulgence for hair.
“The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak
goop, $40SHOP NOW
The present: A mood-shifting, spirit-centering bath soak.
Why we love it: This luxurious soak—made with pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts, passionflower, and wild-crafted frankincense—is the ultimate way to unwind.
G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
goop, $25SHOP NOW
The present: The life-changing body brush that started it all.
Why we love it: It’s a mainstay in Gwyneth’s morning routine for good reason: The sisal fibers sweep away dead cells, leaving behind smoother, softer, more supple skin. The boost of energy some people feel is reason enough to make it a habit.
Clarifying Bath Kit
goop, $150SHOP NOW
The present: Best bath essentials in the loveliest box.
Why we love it: You get full sizes of a gorgeous botanically infused bodywash, body oil, and candle for supreme relaxation and baby-soft skin.
G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo
goop, $55/$38 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
The present: Hair-softening shampoo and scalp massage in one.
Why we love it: This scalp-exfoliating pink Himalayan salt shampoo works into a luxurious, frothy, spalike lather, massaging your scalp and leaving your hair soft and shiny.
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