Whether it’s battling under-eye bags from sleepless nights or you’re on the hunt for that miracle cream, we’ve got the best beauty products for mums and mums-to-be.
Everyone needs a little self-care now and again, so we’ve put together a list of the best beauty products for mums that are low on fuss, quick on time and deliver outstanding results.
It’s no secret bringing a child into the world is all-consuming. It’s natural for parents to make sacrifices for their children, and often our own well-being and little luxuries can take a back seat. This is particularly true when it comes to our beauty regime. Suddenly it’s goodbye Clarins, Clinique and Charlotte Tilbury, and hello car seats and carry cots.
With a baby on the way, or little ones to run around after all day, finding the time to seek out the latest makeup and skincare must haves might not be high up on your list of priorities. So we’ve done the hard work for you hand selected some of the cult beauty products every mum needs in their makeup bag.
Best Beauty Products for Mums and Mums-to-be
Decléor Paris Cica-Botanic Oil, £37
When rubbed into the body this skin saving oil minimises stretch marks and scarring. The blend of nine natural oils leaves your skin feeling nourished and smooth. The key ingredient is bourrache oil, a powerful botanical that works to correct skin tone and banish those pesky skin stripes.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream, £70
A cream that needs no introduction. This pot of excellence has achieved cult status in recent years due to its ringing endorsements from celebrities and makeup artists alike. Designed with fatigued skin in mind, it’s the perfect beauty product for mums in need of a boost.
Dr Lipp Origional Nipple Balm, £12
When it comes to the best beauty products for mums, an all purpose ultra-moisturising balm is essential. Using purified lanolin, this one ingredient wonder can be used on lips, face, eyelashes and brows, nails, elbows, and as the name suggests, nipples! You’ll want this on hand at all times, especially in the colder months to tackle dry skin. It also provides on-the-go relief for nappy rash and sore nipples.
Lisa Franklin Night Renewal Treatment, £85
This cruelty-free night treatment containing retinoid works wonders to improve texture and skin tone. Loaded with natural super healers, the treatment reduces fine lines while hydrating and protecting from pollution. Apply at nightly and bid goodbye to dull skin.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, £19
A good mascara is a saviour for mums short on time. One coat of this Eyeko mascara and you instantly look more awake and put together, with eyelashes lengthened and voluminous. The packaging is perfect to throw in your handbag and apply on the go, for those times you need a little something extra.
Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, £7.99
Once little one’s asleep, take 20 minutes to yourself and draw a bath with this ultimate relaxer. The Epsom salts work to calm your body, while the lavender soothes your mind, helping send you into a peaceful night’s slumber.
Fushi Bringer of Peace Body Lotion, £9
Peace is something we’re all searching for, especially with a little one running around. This nourishing lotion has captured it in a body cream with its subtle lemon scent and healing properties. Made for sensitive skin with no nasties hiding inside the bottle, get ready for your softest skin yet!
Sesdema C-Vit Eye Contour, £18
Vitamin C is a miracle worker when it comes to diminishing under-eye bags and preventing wrinkles, so naturally this vitamin rich eye cream gets a gold star in our books. Eye cream is another essential when dealing with those sleepless nights. The Spanish made cream is silky and light yet provides a much-needed moisture boost to tired eyes.
Nourished London Probiotic Multi-Mineral Face Mask, £23.50
There’s something about applying a face mask that feels truly luxurious. Pamper yourself with this mineral mask to nurse your skin back to health. Magnesium is essential for your bodies well-being, so it makes sense it can transform your complexion too. This mask uses the mineral to reduce inflammation and balance excess oils.
CoLab Dry Shampoo, £3.49
Mums the world over will know dry shampoo is simply a must have. When you’re forced to rock fourth day hair, this spray is your saving grace. Apart from absorbing the oils, the light bergamot and rose scent leaves your hair smelling and feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer, £24
This full coverage concealer is soon to be your best friend (if it’s not already!). A roundup of the best beauty products for mums wouldn’t be complete without this staple. In addition to covering eye bags and blemishes, Charlotte Tilbury’s concealer also contains natural extracts that work to improve luminosity and fade discolouration at the same time.
Institut Esthederm Eye Contour Lift Patches, £53
Give the under eyes a moisture surge with these plumping eye contour patches. The product illuminates the eyes by targeting fine lines and dark circles, resulting in firm and fresh skin despite only having 4 hours sleep the night before.
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