12 Mom-Approved Beauty Products For Mother’s Day

Jane Fonda

It’s goes without saying that a mother simply does know best, especially when it comes to our health and wellness. As our mothers pass down beauty advice learned from generation to generation, we treasure their sacred beauty tips heard time and time again to maintain beautiful and healthy skin. Whether it’s a flawless skincare routine or the ultimate makeup trick, the lesson learned is that less is always more. From their favorite moisturizers to lipsticks to bath soaps, here, W editors share the cross-generational beauty products they picked up from mom.


The inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence in “Best Performances,” photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2014.


“I use it every night before bed.” – Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

Dior Creme Abricot, $27,


“Really we both picked it up from my sister Laura who works for La Mer. As soon as mom started using it I asked for it too!” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

La Mer Creme de la Mer, $170,


“My mother drinks a ton of water and has the most beautiful skin. I try to follow her hydration cues in the hopes that I’ll get equally radiant results.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Senior Features Writer

BKR Bottle, $35,


“If there’s one thing I picked up from my mom, it’s a complete cluelessness about beauty products, but she did teach me that you shouldn’t wash your hair often. Today, I use “No-Poo” in the shower.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

DevaCurl No-Poo, $20,


“Gardenia is our favorite flower, so naturally, this perfume is ours too.” – Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion, $182,


“Coconut oil in the summer to soothe skin after the sun.” – Sam Andriano, Social Media Manager

Cocovít Coconut Oil, $38,


“My great grandmother used to drive into Berkeley to buy these bars, and my mother picked up the habit. I pack one when I travel—it’s TSA-approved and doesn’t mess with the skin’s pH.” – Mia Adorante, Beauty and Health Editor

Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar, $3,


“NEST candles! She’s obsessed with the Moroccan Amber scent – it has become the official scent of the house.” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Editor

Nest Fragrances Moroccan Amber Votive Candle, $16,


“”I don’t remember giving it to her, but my mom credits me with this bottle of Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum. She says it’s ‘life changing’ and has made her face and neck look wrinkle-free.” – Sarah Leon, Digitial Editorial Director

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum, $25,


“My mom is on an endless search for the perfect deep red lipstick. Every year, I like to add to her collection with another shade for her to try. This year, its Charlotte Tilbury’s Love Liberty.” – Tracey Zane, Associate Director

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Love Liberty, $34,


“Since my mom doesn’t wear makeup, her skincare is essential. This has been on her nightstand for years!” – Nada Abouarrage, Beauty Assistant

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream, $57,