MAY 09 2017

Mother's Day Green Beauty Gift Guide

Mother's Day is around the corner and you still can't figure out what to get Mom. Sending flowers is the easy solution, but you're an adult now and flowers are, well, kinda lazy. Plus, they don't convey how incredibly grateful you are for everything your mom has done (and continues to do) for you.

Which is why I've put together my top ten gifts for Mother's Day. Each of my picks will help Mom look and feel better, and as always, each one is clean, non-toxic and fabulously effective.

So, without delay, here are your top ten gifts for your one and only Mama. 

1. Mereadesso All-In-One Moisturizer



I use this moisturizer pretty much daily because it makes your skin look and feel ah-mazing. It was formulated by a woman who is a chemistry genius and used to work for Estee Lauder. It’s a complete multi-vitamin, antioxidant and mineral supplement for the skin, so ideal for the busy woman who doesn't have time for a complicated beauty regime. Which likely describes most of our mothers! Everything in the Mereadesso line is paraben, sulfate and cruelty-free.  

1.7oz (50 ml) US $126 To buy, click here

2. Hynt Beauty Concealer, Eye Liner + Mascara






Mom deserves the best-of-the-best in green beauty, and Hynt makes some of the best: the DUET Perfecting Concealer, FORTE High Definition Eye Liner, and NOCTURNE Mascara.

Winner of multiple beauty awards, the DUET concealer is a staple in every ingredient-conscious makeup artist's kit. It has a whipped texture that's light, never cakey and melts into the skin for comfortable, all day wear.

US $24 To buy, click here

FORTE eye liner is luxuriously creamy, stays on all day, and won’t melt onto the eye crease area. Plus, it has a handy smudge brush on the end of the cap.

US $20 To buy, click here

NOCTURNE is a true-black mascara that lengthens, curls and volumizes lashes at least as well as the best conventional mascaras.

US $24 To buy, click here


3. Addictive Wellness Raw Chocolates




The name says it all. These chocolates are vegan, non-GMO, ethically sourced and packed with superfoods. There are six flavors to choose from: Beauty, Energy, Femininity, Focus, Love and Tranquility. They’re never heated above 118° to protect the integrity of the nutrients, and sweetened with birch xylitol and non-bitter organic stevia extract. So they’re sugar-free without resorting to artificial sweeteners. Mom loves chocolate as much as every woman does, and these are both guilt-free and good for her.

1.7oz (48g) US $7.75 To buy, click here


4. Sangre De Fruta Botanical Skincare



Moms typically don’t take enough time for themselves, but Sangre De Fruta’s fresh, artisanal skincare will inspire Mom to do just that. Their signature product is the Botanical Body Cream, which has the most luxuriously seductive whipped-butter consistency. I would gift Mom with either the Trio Gift Set or one of the multi-product Gift Box Collections, so that she can sample the various scents and decide which one is her favorite (making next year’s Mother’s Day gift a cinch!). The line is made entirely by hand in Vancouver, British Columbia, using locally sourced, organic and wild-crafted plant-based ingredients.

Gift sets are CAD $84 to $114 To buy, click here

5. Pour Le Monde Perfumes