I hit the mom jackpot. Viv (that’s what I call her when she’s not looking) is equal parts friend + stylist + business partner + mentor + therapist + the inspiration for Random Acts of Lipstick. I could gush about her forever (and I did, here) but the bottom line is that the world is a better place with her in it.
In honor of my mom, and rockstar matrons everywhere, we’ve gathered the best beauty gifts that give back for Mother’s Day. After all, if there’s one thing moms love to tell us, it’s that you should never forget those less fortunate.
Here, 7 gifts that’ll improve her beauty routine – and the world:
If your mom loves the beach, she’ll really love this set. The coconut-scented products (and hot pink, palm tree tote) is like giving her the ultimate vacation without having to buy plane tickets. With each order placed, Kopari donates $1 to Waves for Water, an org that provides clean water to communities in need. Kopari Skincare Beauty Bag ($104)
The lady in charge will get a kick out of this pale pink lip mask that softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around her mouth (not that she needs it, #AmIRight?). Sara Happ makes a yearly donation to Baby2Baby, who provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and other necessities. Sara Happ The Sweet Clay Lip Mask ($32)
Because it’s enough with the same ol’ scent, gift mom with a brand new sampler pack from Phlur. The eco-conscious, high-end fragrance company lets you customize a three-piece kit to try at home (like the Warby Parker for scents!). Plus, they’re recognized by 1% For the Planet after donating more than 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide. Phlur Sample Set ($15)
If your mom carries a pharmacy in her purse at all times “just in case,” give her a hand with this roomy and durable tote (and yes, we’re biased but it’s true!). The bag can serve as her backup carrier for all the spillover. Plus, sales from the Random Acts of Lipstick tote support New Alternatives for Children, a nonprofit that provides aid to birth, foster and adoptive families caring for children with special needs. Random Acts of Lipstick Tote ($15)
For the mom that can’t stop talking about global warning, give her this anti-pollution face mist. The anti-oxidant rich blend protects her delicate complexion from the stressors of changing climates, air travel, and more. Buying the spritz helps the brand’s financial commitment to a philanthropic exchange between the US and Brazil to support education, leadership development, health and rainforest conservation. Teadora Anti-Pollution Face Mist ($38)
Treat mom to a pretty baller oil moisturizer (that smells dainty, like sandalwood and jasmine!), while also helping make pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers everywhere. How? 15% of the net proceeds from sales of the Amma (Mother) Body oil goes to Christy Turlington Burns’ nonprofit Every Mother Counts as part of their Orange Rose Mother’s Day Collection. Jiva Apoha Amma (Mother) Body ($60)
Moms who like when you “pick up the phone and call!” will also appreciate a gift that arrives snail mail. Treat her to LOVE GOODLY’s eco-luxury bimonthly subscription box, stocked with vegan and wellness essentials like 100% Pure’s mascara and a Juice Served Here discount card. Each purchase benefits Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization. Love Goodly Subscription Box ($30/month for bimonthly subscription)