2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide—Beauty and Personal Care

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works is a great one-stop-shop to buy a few things for mom, whether it being candles, sprays, luxurious bath gels or gift sets that give a little of everything. Here are three great gift ideas:


cityfaceCity Face Skin Remodeler from CITY Cosmetics

Now you can have a youthful glowing complexion with fewer wrinkles, with a supercharged wrinkle fighter in fewer than 60 days and look beautiful.

City Face Skin Remodeler from CITY Cosmetics layers cutting-edge skincare technologies to help reduce the volume and surface area of deep facial wrinkles by up to 40% within 60 days. With exclusive potent technology, previously available only to dermatologists, City Face combines the best of all anti-aging treatments into one.  Your skin will look reborn and vibrant, and feel remarkably smooth.

It is a non-greasy, ultralight treatment with a potent blend of active peptides that trigger natural collagen production to tighten, lift and smooth wrinkles, while incr4easing firmness and elasticity.  City Face gently and naturally relaxes face muscles, helping to reduce future wrinkles and lines. Antioxidants boost skin immunity, protect against free radicals, detoxify and increase skin’s radiance, brighten skin and create a youthful, rosy glow. Celadrin reduces collagen breakdown, and Vitamin C evens skin tone.Remember, when applying a skincare product, never tug or pull down on skin. Instead, move upward (against gravity) to protect and preserve skin elasticity.  Use at night for optimal effects.

City Face is naturally formulated, hypoallergenic, and non-acnegenic, delivering all benefits safely without clogging your pores.

All City Cosmetics products are cruelty free and not tested on animals.  Available for $67 at CityCosmetics.com.


Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 5.46.26 PMCertain Dri® Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant

Certain Dri® Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant is the #1 doctor recommended product for the treatment of excessive sweating.  While other products claim to be “clinical strength,” the new drip-free formula in Certain Dri Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Roll-On contains the strongest available over-the-counter ingredient, 12% aluminum chloride, to control of excessive underarm sweating while continuing to offer their signature 72 hours of unmatched sweat protection. Visit www.certaindri.com for more information and where to buy. Also, take a look at some consumer testimonials on Facebook as well as on their site.


LovelySkin has several gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and recent graduates. Here are a few favorites:

StriVectin Skin Revitalizing Essentials Kit (www.LovelySkin.com/StriVectinAntiAgingKit), $89

Give mom the gift of beautiful skin with this set of StriVectin’s best sellers. Together, these four travel-size products target the major signs of aging to provide a more radiant and youthful look. 

Elemis Spa Body Treats Bodycare Essentials (www.LovelySkin.com/ElemisSpaSet), $45

This set of Elemis products is perfect for busy moms who deserve a day to themselves. She can recreate the full spa experience in the comfort of her own home with these five bath and body products.

jane iredale Triple Pearl Powder Finishing Powder (www.LovelySkin.com/janeiredalePearlPowder), $68

Treat mom like a queen with this luxurious finishing powder. The mineral formula contains three pearl extracts to soften the signs of aging and give skin a luminous glow.

Elemis Time for Men Skin Soothe Shave Gel (www.LovelySkin.com/ElemisShaveGel), $36.50

Elemis Shave Gel is great for any dad or grad. This aloe vera-based shave gel contains micro-capsules of marine extracts and jojoba oil to soothe skin. It also softens the hair for a smoother, closer shave.

Jack Black The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play (www.LovelySkin.com/JackBlackAntiAgingSet), $100

Give dad an anti-aging set he won’t hesitate to use. This advanced skin care set includes three products designed for men to help fight fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. 

Turo Skin Starter Set (www.LovelySkin.com/TuroSkinStarterKit), $80

Busy dads want to take care of their skin without too many steps. This three-piece set includes multitasking formulas perfect for any man with an active lifestyle.

bliss Triple Oxygen Treatment Kit (www.LovelySkin.com/blissTripleOxygen), $46

Any recent grad would appreciate this radiance-boosting facial set. These four products work together to breathe new life into dull, tired skin. 

Jack Black The Works (www.LovelySkin.com/JackBlackTheWorks), $32

Jack Black’s best-selling face products will keep your recent grad looking his best. This travel-friendly set includes four products to help him take care of his skin at home or on the go.

FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone (www.LovelySkin.com/FixMySkinBalms), $8-$12

This medicated healing balm is a great gift for anyone. My son, Daniel, and I developed this unique formula to treat and heal insect bites, poison ivy, dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and other common skin concerns. The hydrocortisone has chemical properties that go beyond moisturizing to relieve itching and heal the skin. Additionally, a special combination of waxes allows the balm to remain solid even when warm so it won’t melt. These newly patented balms come in vanilla or unscented varieties and they are available in three convenient sizes for the face, lips and body.

LovelySkin Daily Skin Care Package (www.LovelySkin.com/LSDailySkinCare), $125

I also worked to develop LovelySkin’s signature line. The daily skin care package is the perfect gift for moms, dads or grads. These four full-size products contain amino fruit acids at a very low pH level, which allows for better exfoliation. Other key ingredients include vitamin C, which provides antioxidant benefits, and Dead Sea minerals, which help promote cell turnover for healthier, younger-looking skin. With regular use, this kit improves the appearance of acne, rosacea, sun damage, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough texture and enlarged pores.



Karuna is a professional DIY skincare line known for producing no-rinse, serum-infused sheet masks targeting specific skin concerns for all skin types, presents the limited-time Karuna Mother’s Day Gift Set.

The gift set, which is a $78 value but is being sold for $48, includes a box of four individual Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Masks, and the Karuna Skin Hydrating + Gel Face Wash with an eco-conscious wallet and fashionable travel clutch.

Karuna Skin Hydrating+ Gel Face Wash (100 ml/3.38 fl.oz) is a limited-edition serum-infused cleanser containing the exclusive Karuna Beauty Boost to prep, cleanse and hydrate skin.

Karuna Luxe Skin Restoring Mask is a serum-infused sheet mask that helps combat dehydration, fine lines, and dryness or flakiness. 


Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balms

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balms are Moisturizing lip balms with a sleek dash of style, available in a variety of designs to match each personality and style.  The individual sticks are $2.99 at select retailers–making them the perfect addition to any gift you select for mom.  Think of pairing Carmex Moisture Plus with a gift card or any beauty or fashion product for that personal touch.  http://mycarmex.com/lip-care/moisture-plus


NightCare, a Justin Blair & Company brand and makers of spa-quality products for hands and feet, is pleased to announce the launch of two products – NightCare Rejuvenating Hand Cream and NightCare Exfoliating Foot Scrub.

The NightCare Rejuvenating Hand Cream moisturizes hands with its paraben free formula that combines shea butter, jojoba oils, along with vitamins A, D and E into a silky, non-greasy cream to soften rough, dry hands. The cream is available in both 6.5 oz. and 2 oz. tubes for a suggested retail of $13.00 and $6.50 respectively.

The NightCare Exfoliating Foot Scrub contains natural pumice suspended in a refreshing aqua cool gel. The scrub gets rid of corns, calluses and rough flaky skin to leave feet feeling soft and smooth. Its refreshing scent completes this invigorating skin treatment. It is available in a 6.5 oz. tube for a suggested retail of $13.00.

NightCare also markets and sells products to independent shoe retailers, beauty supply stores, and day spas.  For more information, or to purchase NightCare products, please visit: www.nightcareproducts.com.


Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 5.51.28 PMMidnight Promise

Just in time to celebrate the woman you love, Bellegance Perfumes is offering — now through Mother’s Day — more than 25% off the retail price.

Inspired by Moroccan Gardens, the perfume features notes of red mandarin, cinnamon, red Moroccan rose and then settles into beautiful base notes of  amber, vanilla accord, sandalwood, oak moss, patchouli and fresh vetiver.

Midnight Promise, bottled and manufactured in France, was launched in the beginning of this year.  

It features 2.5 ounces and is currently priced, for a short time only, at $69. (regularly $95.) including shipping at  www.belleganceperfumes.com.


Vera Essence

Vera Essence is a new one-of-the-kind organic hand crafted aroma therapy pure perfume, specially designed for moms and moms to be and any one that would like to live healthier life style, just in time for mothers day, graduation and summer. Visit www.veraessence.com.

All Spa Therapy products can be purchased separately at: www.zoricaofmalibu.com.


LifelineProducts-Group1Lifeline Skin Care

Lifeline® Skin Care is stem cell skin care — the only skin care products in the world based on non-embryonic Human Stem Cell Extracts. These highly-potent stem cells — the same stem cells active early in life — will stimulate your skin’s own abilities to repair itself — and create smooth, beautiful skin. Lifeline stem cell skin care uniquely helps your skin build millions of new, young, healthy skin cells. You restore volume and fullness, you fill in lines around the eyes and mouth, and help reverse the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. It’s literally “out with the old skin cells, in with the new, young, healthy skin cells.”

Lifeline website:  www.lifelineskincare.com

Lifeline Prices:

Eye Firming Complex with HSC-X $97

Recovery Night Moisture Serum $190

Defensive Day Moisture Serum SPF 15$160

You can also get the day/night product as a duo for $340

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