Mothers are our heroes! From pregnancy to giving birth to then raising a child - it's nothing short of heroic. There’s a tremendous amount of sacrifice and motherhood can be challenging - physically, emotionally and financially. And yet, mothers take so much joy in seeing their little one grow and can be counted on for unconditional love. We know that sometimes, it can be hard for moms to make time to care for themselves. We searched far and wide to find the fastest and most effective formulas to make skincare easy and effective for you. Here are our must-have items for pregnancy and beyond:
- Peach & Lily Sheet Masks
- Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence
- Lagom Cellus Mist Toner
- Aromatic Rose Absolute First Serum
- Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots
- Ultra H20 Water Jelly Modeling Mask – Hydrating
- Be the Skin Botanical Nutrition Power Toner
- Aromatica Calendula Juicy Cream
- Shangpree S-Energy Repair Eye Cream
- Aromatica Rose Absolute Vital Cream
- Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
Peach & Lily Sheet Masks
You don’t have time to go get a facial and your skin is looking a little haggard. You might be asking: where’s that pregnancy glow? Or ever since I had my baby, the lack of sleep has got me looking lifeless. These sheet masks are formulated without harsh ingredients, and no irritating alcohol or synthetic fragrances. Each one is packed to the brim with SuperSkin ingredients so that you can take some me-time (or multitask as these masks stay put) while you get seriously spa-grade results from each of these masks.
- We recommend Reset Button for when skin is irritated after a sleepless night.
- Chubby Cheeks for helping with post-pregnancy melasma.
- Good Skin Day for when you need to get glowing ASAP for a special occasion or just to have that glow.
Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence
During pregnancy and post-pregnancy, melasma or chloasma or the “pregnancy mask” is a real thing. Basically, a steep rise in estrogen, gives way to more melanin production. Keep the pregnancy mask at bay with this cult-favorite that hydrates and helps combat melasma. Plus, there’s tons of minerals and vitamins in here to feed skin the essentials.
Lagom Cellus Mist Toner
Stressed skin can lead to dehydrated skin which can lead to premature aging. This toner is so easy to use and formulated with a Nobel-Prize winning technology that helps lock in moisture. Spritz on after cleansing or throughout the day. Refreshing and delivers that elusive deep hydration.
Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum
Here’s a treat: a serum that balances pH, serves as an essence (a super hydrating product that’s a K-beauty staple), only has organic ingredients, and is going to help with melasma, firming and hydration. This packs a punch while being gentle – and being scented with real rose petals.
Acne Spot Dots
Moms break out, too! And you may not want to use drying salicylic acid, so here’s an invisible sticker to place on the pimple to help it go away faster and minimize scarring. These Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots are a must-have in a busy mom’s SOS beauty arsenal.
Let Me Skin Ultra H20 Water Jelly Modeling Mask – Hydrating
Have a little more time and you want to transport yourself to a Korean spa where these jelly/rubber/modeling masks are the standard? Here’s a great one that’ll drench your skin with hydration. There are two servings in here, and what’s great is this pill! After use, we like using it to carry around sunglasses, storing a wet bathing suit or sweaty sports bra post-workout, or to keep as a cute storage unit for all those pesky odds and ends (cable cords, adapters, batteries!).
Be The Skin Botanical Nutrition Power Toner
Have you heard of the skincare hack that went viral in Korea? In the "7 skin method," you apply a hydrating toner like this one onto bare skin after cleansing – 7 times in a row. Then simply apply moisturizer over it and you look like you just slept 8 hours. This toner has royal jelly, a delightful scent, absorbs quickly and is intensively hydrating. Nourishing ingredients will deliver so much more than a toner – this is perfect for you if you’re looking for plain and simple results. This is a bestseller for good reason. Just read the reviews!
Aromatica Calendula Juicy Cream
Safe for you, and safe enough for your baby. This non pore-clogging moisturizer wears well under makeup and is hydrating without being heavy. It’s hypoallergenic. And we love this as the last step to your routine as we know moms are picky about the moisturizer that sits on top of skin that your baby somehow lick as they want to eat everything – including your cheeks and fingers. Obviously, don’t eat this moisturizer, but we love that this brand made a moisturizer that’s safe enough to apply on your baby and you.
Shangpree S-Energy Repair Eye Cream
Our eyes give way first as it’s the most delicate area of the body. So this might be the one area that you indulge in first with a super potent, action-packed eye cream. Because we always want that youthful twinkle to our eyes no matter how tired we are, right?
Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
This is a special brand, it was created by Dr. Park who made this especially for his baby struggling with dermatitis. This low pH cleansing foam doesn't strip the skin barrier so it's especially great for those with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and other serious skin concerns. As the #1 dermatologist recommended brand in Korea, we have heard of so many moms share stories of how this helped with their own dermatitis and their babies’ too! Safe enough to use on your baby with really amazing results on rashes.
And remember, every mother and child is different. We always recommend making sure that you speak to your doctor about what you use during pregnancy and on your baby in case there are specific things like allergies, sensitivities, etc. that you specifically need to watch out for. The above, however, has been loved by many, many moms-to-be and moms, we hope these eleven motherhood must-haves are helpful for you!