A common problem that usually crops up between a mother and daughter relationship, is the communication gap. You must take care to ensure that this problem never arises between you two. A mother needs to change her outlook with time and understand her daughter, and the same applies for the daughter too.
This SkinCeuticals serum basically needs no introduction, since it's a three-time Best of Beauty winner and a well-known favorite amongst top dermatologists and Allure readers. Why? It's packed with 15 percent pure vitamin C, 1 percent vitamin E, and 0.5 percent ferulic acid to "help dramatically with the improvement of fine lines, skin firmness, and overall brightening," says Shereene Idriss, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
Why not give your mom the best of the best? More specifically, why not give her an Allure Best of Beauty winner? Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil is a perfect blend of Spanish sweet almond oil, Moroccan argan oil, and Spanish apricot seed oil to boost the skin's moisture barrier. It's also free of parabens and sulfates. She can dab a few drops on the peaks of her cheekbones as a moisturizing, no-makeup highlighter for when she's lounging around the house.
Another great product we see selling out toward the end of the year is the Spanx faux leather leggings from Nordstrom, which many of our on-staff mothers are obsessed with. They boast more than 3,000 reviews on Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, given that our staffers rave about them every chance they get. She can wear them with a denim jacket or throw them on with a t-shirt—no matter how she styles them, Mom will love these versatile leggings.
If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”