Skin Care

By Candice Sabatini

This month’s New and Noteworthy column is devoted to the most noteworthy of women, our Mom’s. Here’s a round-up of fabulous skin care gifts for her. Not only are they great for travel, but also for home, it’s a convenient way to spring into a new skin care routine and test out a new product line. Now this is Mother’s Little Helper! And hey, if it’s in the budget, pick up one of these for yourself as well! You deserve it!

Founded over 20 years ago by a chemist and a horticulturist, Jurlique continues to organically grow 95% of the botanicals used in their products on their farm in South Australia. The list of botanical ingredients they use would take longer to read than the number of hours on the plane from New York to Adelaide where the farm is located; however, you can look them all up on their website where you’ll see what each one does. A good introduction would be the four piece Best of Jurlique set, which contains Herbel Recovery Gel, Rosewater Balancing Mist, Daily Exfoliating Cream and Moisture Replenishing Day Cream . The pretty box is recyclable and printed with soy-based inks.

$125.00 at Jurlique stores. Uptown girls head to 477 Madison Ave, and downtowners head to Soho at 436 West Broadway. Or shop online at


I first tried Elemis products when I was given a few samples on a flight to London, and loved them. After some research, I learned that the British company started in 1989 and has been selling in the US for the past seven years. Their research and skin science is top flight, and their Dream Journey for Her set is certainly a first class gift. The silver travel bag is filled with nine best sellers from their extensive collection, and includes day and night moisturizers, enzyme peels, hand & nail cream, sun block, cleanser, toner and milk bath .

The kit is $125.00 and available at Bergdorf Goodman and


Even though you’re an adult, she’s always got her eyes on you, and you know she wants them as young looking as possible. Dr. Perricone’s Presciption Eye Lift Kit is just what she’s been looking for. The three part kit contains High Potency Eye Lift, Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum and The Perricone Prescription Recipe Book , which has simple anti-aging recipes that will keep her – and you – young and healthy. Just don’t make her cook any of them on Mother’s Day!

The box, with bonus CD, is $95.00 and available at


She always told you to take your vitamins, now it’s your turn to tell her that Vitamin C does wonders to protect the skin. The EmerginC Trial/Travel set contains six skin care essentials: vitamin C serum, multi-vitamin + retinol serum, vitamin C + retinol mask, hyper-vitalizer cream, multi fruit cleanser and peach toner . In both serums, the vitamin C is encapsulated in tiny spheres that burst open to disperse product when you pump, which insures its full potency. Love that! $130.00 available at


Just what the anti-aging doctor ordered, Decelerate from DDF prescribes a regimen to cleanse, protect and guard against free radical and sun damage. The four piece kit includes Glycolic Cleanser, Healthy Cell Serum, SPF15 Day Cream and SPF15 Eye Cream .
$75.00 and available at


For mini-vacay loving mommas, give her the Good Weekend kit by Sampar . This cool little French skin care company has their own Urban Active Complex, which blends high levels of natural active ingredients to protect and revitalize skin. The five piece strip contains: Velvet Cleansing Milk, Skin Quenching Mist, Equalizing Foam Peel, Ultra Hydrating Fluid and Nocturnal Lifting Mask .

Get two strips for $40.00, packaged in a cute gift box just for the occasion.

Available and .

Originally published May 2009
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