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In May, we celebrate mothers, so this month’s must-haves are a mix of long-loved and just-discovered multipurpose marvels that make life easier for busy moms (like me) on the go.

Clarisonic ‘Opal – Ruby’ Sonic Infusion System: Amazing. After just one use, my eyes looked less puffy and felt more hydrated; within one week, they looked smoother, more refreshed and less crepey—all day! Even better, this wondergadget is quick (just 30 seconds on each eye) and very simple to use. Pair it with your favorite eye cream and/or serum and use it day and night for maximum results.

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50: I hit the jackpot with this product! Not only does it protect my skin with a broad spectrum SPF; it’s also a fantastic makeup primer. It creates the perfect non-greasy, smooth, even canvas for your foundation, with bonus anti-aging benefits built in. Brilliant.
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Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation: There’s a reason this product achieved immediate cult status and wins practically every beauty award. Just one pump is all you need for silky, smooth, weightless coverage that lasts all day. I am honestly blown away by how flawless and radiant it makes my face look, plus it’s oil-free—the perfect finish for my combination skin.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color: I’m addicted to these new easy-to-wear lip shades that offer just the right wash of sheer color. Of the 14—yes, 14!—shades I’ve already acquired, my current #1 favorite is Passion Fruit, my power pink for summer. (Bonus: these beauties condition lips, too!)

L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil: I first tried this product because I couldn’t resist the delicious almond scent; now I can’t live without the way it makes my skin look. I spray it on right after my shower to lock in moisture and face the day with supple, radiant, glowing skin that smells like a dream.

These are just five of the many must-haves I’d love to tell you about (I’ll save some surprises for next month). In the meantime, if you’d like to start finding your own new favorites, you can set up an appointment with one of our Nordstrom beauty stylists (1.800.7beauty). Experts on all brands, they’ll be happy to make suggestions and give you samples of products that will work for you. Too busy to get to the store? No problem: you can chat with one of our online beauty stylists instead.

Since 1976 L’Occitane has been bottling traditional Provençal ingredients that promote well-being, producing coveted items like their Shea Butter Hand Cream (a 2012 Nordstrom Beauty Award Winner). But don’t overlook their skincare collection ‘Immortelle.’ Launched internationally in 2002, this line is based on the Immortelle flower, which has exceptional longevity: it never fades, even when picked. Organic Immortelle is rich in active ingredients with unique cosmetic anti-aging properties. Find out which products our assistant buyer Melissa Ardavany is buzzing about.

L’Occitane ‘Immortelle’ Precious Serum
“I started using the serum in November, and this is the first winter that I have not had dry patches. A little bit of product goes a long way,” says Melissa.
o Each bottle carries 1001 flowers of youth for unequaled performance.
o Increases collagen presence, protecting existing collagen and even repairing damaged collagen.
o You’ll notice visibly smooth skin with restored firmness. Each day, the substance of the skin is rebuilt and replenished.

L’Occitane ‘Divine’ Cream
“People always say that French women have the most beautiful skin, and using this line I feel like I’m well on my way to getting the skin I want,” adds Melissa. “For max results, press into skin and follow up with outward sliding movements, small pinching motions to promote blood flow.”
o Although this cult favorite is not apart of the ‘Immortelle’ line it’s worth mentioning because it leaves skin smoother, plumped and deeply nourished.
o Stimulates collagen production and firms the skin while enabling skin to recover its youthful glow.

L’Occitane ‘Immortelle’ Precious Protection Day Cream SPF 20
“I love how universal this skincare line is. I can use it, my little sister and my mom can use it, and we all see results,” says Melissa.
o You’ll get hooked on this day cream’s smooth, light-textured formula that shields the complexion against free radicals and UV rays while fending off signs of aging.
o Within a few weeks your skin will be visibly smoother and firmer resulting in a youthful appearance that is protected from harmful UV rays.

L’Occitane ‘Immortelle’ Precious Eye Balm
o Brighten up your eyes with this potent balm that stimulates collagen production and helps fill in deep wrinkles for smoother skin and a firmer eye contour.
o Say goodbye to dark circles and puffiness with this action-boosting formula that stimulates a youthful look around the eye area.

Check out more exciting skincare products from L’Occitane.

It’s time to vote for your favorite products in beauty! Why? How about for a chance to win the top 12 products, plus a $500 shopping spree with a Beauty Stylist. And two runners-up will also win the top 12 products. Yes, please.

With thousands of votes so far, here’s our play-by-play of your top products, with the current first-place contender on the left, followed by the second on the right. Don’t see the products you love in the lead? Vote now and vote daily, through September 10 (ends 1pm ET)! Winners will be announced September 17.


Eyeshadow
M·A·C Eyeshadow | Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette


Mascara
Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara | Lancôme ‘Définicils’ High Definition Mascara


Lipstick
M·A·C Lipstick | Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm


Foundation
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation


Blush
NARS Blush | M·A·C Powder Blush


Moisturizer
La Mer Moisturizing Cream | Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump


Serum
Clinique ‘Even Better’ Clinical Dark Spot Corrector | Estée Lauder ‘Advanced Night Repair’ Synchronized Recovery Complex


Eye Treatment
Clinique All About Eyes | La Mer ‘The Eye Concentrate’


Cleanser
CLARISONIC Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System | philosophy ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser


Fragrance
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne | Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum Spray


Body Care
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream | Kiehl’s Creme de Corps


BB Cream
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 | Smashbox ‘Camera Ready’ BB Cream SPF 35