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15 Luxe Anti-Ageing Products For Mothers' Day That Won't Offend Mum

Because who doesn’t want healthier, more youthful-looking complexion?
Dior Prestige Light-In-While L’Oleo-Essence Lumiere, $167
As we age, our skin tends to lose its radiance and is further damaged by environmental stressors, which further promote the emergence of dark spots and pigmentation. To combat this, the brand has launched an intensive treatment that is made with white rose oil and rose essence to boost the skin’s hydrolipidic flows, which is a vital fluid circulation that plays an integral role in the elimination of melanin and glycated proteins for optimal skin cell renewal. Natural PHAs (read: gentle acids) give a micro-peeling effect to gently eliminate dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion. Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Honorstige Serum, $1,050
Formerly known as the Timetreasure Invigorating Serum, the newly updated range, which is part of the brand’s most luxurious anti-ageing line (hence, its hefty price tag), harnesses the powers of reishi mushroom and an Active Ginseng Cell Complex to restore the skin and treat visible signs of ageing. The former was derived through a stringent selection process, which ensures that the highest amount of active ingredient, triterpene acid, is obtained. Skin feels firmer, tighter, and appears healthier-looking after continuous application.  Chanel Sublimage La Creme Lumiere, $594
This luxurious creamy yet lightweight daily moisturiser makes for a perfect – and practical – Mothers’ Day gift. It is powered by its key ingredient known as antioxidant-rich vanilla planifolia extract, which helps to stimulate skin regeneration for a healthier and fresher-looking complexion while treating dull, uneven skin tone. Lancome Clarifique Dual Essence, $140
This comes with a bi-phase formula featuring a watery essence and a lipidic enriched essence that work together to nourish complexions, boosts vitality and strengthen the skin’s ability to act as a protective barrier, which often weakens with age. And if that is not impressive enough, this is also formulated with beech bud extracts to boost skin’s enzyme activity to aid in hydrating; exfoliating; lightening pigmentation; and strengthening skin cell regeneration. IDS Skincare Rejuvenating Complex Plus, $417
Inspired by wrinkle-relaxing injections (ie: dermal fillers and botox), this concentrate works to give you similar results without any downtime thanks to a proprietary formulation known as Neulastin. This patented technology ensures effective absorption of active ingredients for optimum results. Is also formulated with minerals, elastin and hyaluronate that work together to target multiple signs of ageing all at once. When used consistently, skin feels smoother and more supple, with less visible fine lines and wrinkles. Cle de Peau Beaute The Serum, $380
Powered by a potent blend of red, yellow and green kelp, these work together to reactivate skin’s regenerative powers and stimulate skin’s ability to renew itself for a clearer and healthier-looking complexion. Plus, it is made with a complex that boosts the skin’s natural ability to discern between and react to good and bad stimuli, allowing it to repair and defend itself. Extra points for its silky texture that melts quickly upon application. La Mer The Neck and Decollete Concentrate, $480
This intensive balm delivers optimum hydration to plump up skin and fade away lines and wrinkles. It is also infused with the brand’s Concentrated Cell-Renewing Miracle Broth to calm redness and inflammation, while healing the skin for a more youthful-looking neckline. Overtime, skin appears more lifted and feels firmer. Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense E, $120
The updated formula is meant to treat skin that has been exposed to the damaging effects of UV rays and pollution prevalent in urban jungles such as Singapore. Additionally, it considers the changes in temperature and humidity that the skin experiences in a single day. To combat this, the brand developed an Aggressor Control Technology to provide full protection from potential damage due to dryness caused by the fluctuations in temperatures. A Golden Mushroom Complex is also infused into the formula to strengthen skin’s resilience when faced with such harsh conditions, while retaining moisture in cold conditions and vice versa in oppressive heat. Lastly, a Skingenecell Enmei Complex is also added to suppress harmful aggressors and strengthen skin.  Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Radiance Concentrate, $833
Apart from common signs of ageing such as wrinkles, uneven complexions and enlarged pores among many others, one that is often overlooked is hypoxia. This is a form of cellular oxygen deficiency which tends to cause the formation of blemishes. To combat this concern, this serum contains a Cell Respiration Technology made from a duo of orchids to essentially limit these pre-programmed blemishes to ensure clearer skin. It is also made with the brand’s Orchid Noble Light Technology to curb melanin production and increase collagen production to improve skin structure and boost overall radiance.  Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil, $310
Made with 100 per cent natural ingredients like rosehip, evening primrose, rose damascena and rose geranium, this lightweight oil helps to hydrate, rejuvenate and clarify skin. It is also rich in vitamin C to brighten complexions. When used regularly, it boosts skin’s metabolism to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.   Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Accelerated Clarity Renewing Ampoules, $155
Our skin tends to look duller and loses its radiance and clarity as we mature. Therefore, it is important to include targeted treatments and ampoules that help to prevent pigmentation and treat dark spots. This is made with a tri-blend of glycolic, lactic and phytic acids to promote skin cell regeneration. A patented Activated C ingredient is also infused to inhibit melanin production and treat hyperpigmentation for an even and clearer complexion. Foreo Bear Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, $436
To help boost the efficacy of skincare products and target loose, sagging skin, you might want to incorporate a high-tech facial device. This features superior microcurrents and T-Sonic pulsations to train your facial muscles – similar to how we keep our regular musclestoned when working out – for a youthful, more contoured appearance. You can adjust the intensity of T-sonic pulsations and microcurrent levels to your preferred user setting. Over time, the complexion appears firmer and more lifted. Clarins Extra-Firming Yeux, $98
This offers the powerful effects of a serum with the comfort of a lightweight balm. A potent blend of albizia extract, caffeine and horse chestnut escin targets dark circles, puffiness and signs of fatigue around the peepers. Kangaroo Flower and Mitracarpus extracts then work to visibly firm, lift and fight wrinkles. Lastly, mother-of-pearl helps to illuminate the skin around the eyes. Dr Roebuck's Ningaloo Firming Serum, $93, Sephora
A combination of 100 per cent natural active ingredients help to address the visible signs of ageing with a plumping and firming action, while deeply hydrating and strengthening the skin for a healthy glow.  Su:m37 Losec Summa Elixir Skin Softener, $129
This gel-type toner helps with skin regeneration and purification for clearer and healthier-looking skin. It immediately hydrates and plumps up skin to fade away wrinkles and fine lines. Made with a rich, highly viscous and nourishing formula, it glides on easily and immediately absorbs into the skin.