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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mark Your Calendars for Sunday, May 8th

Article by Emily O'Brien

Photography by Courtesy of the brands

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

These Colorado-based natural beauty brands will help pamper the special moms out there with ingredients that are truly good for the skin—without all the extra gunk. Plan ahead to either curate the perfect gift to give or, if you're a mom, start dropping hints around the house for your loved ones ASAP.

Get a healthy glow with Intelligent Elixirs 
Rose Foaming Cream Cleanser - $19

Good for all skin types, this gentle cleanser blends plant extracts, vitamins and antioxidants to protect skin while still leaving it soft and hydrated. Intelligent Elixirs products are created with ingredients that are clean, refined and non-toxic.

15% Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum - $65
Combining L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid and zinc provide antioxidant protection while boosting the skin's restorative functions. Skin will appear brighter and firmer with daily use, while reducing the appearance of surface lines.

Sleeping Beauty with Truly O2

Micro-Oxygen Hydrating Night Cream - $49

Using oxygen’s superpowers to create airy skin formulas, this firming hydrator partners with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to restore the skin. Truly O2 products are crafted with simple, cruelty-free, vegan ingredients.

Micro-Oxygen Hand + Foot Salve - $29
Designed and made in Colorado to help hands and feet skin withstand the dry, harsh conditions. The oxygen improves the skin’s ability to heal and fight cracks and splits, while the 12 other ingredients, like squalane, avocado oil and shea butter, seal in moisture.

Book a relaxing experience at AILLEA Express Facials - $45
144 Steele St. Denver, CO 

Gift an experience at beauty store AILLEA, located in Cherry Creek, which only stocks clean ingredients that are safe for both people and the planet. Book a 30-minute Express Facial that includes a personal skincare consultation, followed by a 30-minute facial consisting of a cleansing, mask, toning and intense hydration.

Get clean with mud and clay from Osmia

Black Clay Facial Soap - $24
Hydration meets exfoliation. Made with Black Australian clay and Dead Sea mud, this small but mighty soap bar balances and tones the skin. While the coconut milk lathers, the organic almond, avocado and castor bean oils soften and nourish. 
Find it at AILLEA in Cherry Creek. 

Slather on the goodness with The Beer Spa

Beer Hair Mask - $30

Treat your hair to a drink. This thick, deep conditioning hair mask features a blend of beer, coconut oil, wheat protein, oats, vanilla and orange to rehydrate dry locks. It’s created by the founders of Denver’s The Beer Spa, a high-tech wellness spot that combines a day spa and taproom into one. Most of its skincare line products use organic herbs and extracts, and are vegan and paraben-, sulfate-, silicone- and cruelty-free.

Soak away the day with EJ’s Farm

Handcrafted Bath Salts - $10-12 

Established in 2012, EJ’s Farm is an urban farm located in Denver. Sensitive skin lovers will enjoy these farm-crafted bath salts in Soothing Oat, crafted with epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, colloidal oatmeal, calendula flowers and rose petals; it's left unscented to soothe irritated skin. Keep Calm contains epsom salt, solar sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, essential oils and flowers. All EJ's products follow their motto: “Good for your body, good for the earth.” 

Give a Gift Card for a Glow Up at Alchemy Face Bar

Can't decide exactly what to settle on? Opt for a gift card at Alchemy Face Bar, which can be used for facials using the all-organic skincare line Eminence. Add-ons like lash and brow tinting or eyelash extensions are also available. Funds could also go toward exploring a new look using natural, mineral-based makeup—from a low-key vibe to red carpet glam—with a professional makeup artist.

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Denver 4300 E 8th Avenue, Unit 102 & 4343 W 44th Ave.