Beauty Lessons from Saks Staffers Beauty-Obsessed Moms

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

If Your Mom Taught You a Little Indulgence Goes a Long Way

“My mom always told me an eye cream is your best friend, no matter what age you are,” says Madeleine Braun, a Saks Beauty merchandise assistant. Her mother’s right: Eye creams are for all of us, and especially for those who want an extra moment of luxury in their skincare routines. La Mer’s The Eye Concentrate is a specialized treatment designed to reduce the look of dark circles, lines, and dryness. The elegant packaging, the little massage tool it comes with, and the brighter-looking glow are all perfect for the mom who deserves the world (and some great eye cream).

If Your Mom Taught You “Safety First”

Was there ever a moment when your mom didn’t hound you about wearing sunscreen? No! And in this case, the hounding is warranted. “As a mother myself, I am eager to share with my son the importance of sunscreen,” says Kate Oldham, the senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Saks. “There is nothing more important than to make sure that your skin is protected.” Agreed. For your knowledgeable and always-prepared mom, gift a high-quality SPF: It’s a game- recognizes-game move, and you constantly need sunscreen, even if your outdoor time is limited. Oldham loves this RéVive option: a transparent, skin-softening formula. Mom would be so proud.

If Your Mom Championed the Classics

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There’s a certain type of mom who knows what she likes and sticks with it. Just ask Rachael Citron, a Saks Beauty merchant assistant, who learned about her mom’s favorite product early on. “She always says, ‘My skin is 90 percent our family’s good genes and 10 percent Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer,’” Citron explains. As the Citron household understands, this tinted moisturizer is a cult favorite since it gives just a hint of color but comes packed with hydrating ingredients. What’s more classic than that?

If Your Mom Encouraged You to Stand Out

Every parent is special in their own way…and then there’s your mom, the spiciest of the bunch! “My mom always wore the same fragrance every day,” says Rachel Goldberg, Saks’ digital content coordinator. “It’s made me determined to find my own signature scent.” Versace’s Atelier Versace fragrance range is great for the mom who wants to stand out. This Saks-exclusive perfume highlights Srilankan sandalwood in a woodsy, smoky scent that’s bound for signature status.

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