Beauty Secrets, Courtesy ELLE Team’s Motherships


Most of us now turn to our favourite influencers for beauty advice, but this Mother’s Day here’s a hat-tip to the original beauty advisors of our lives—our mother figures. As little girls and boys, we’ve seen our mothers, aunts, and grandmothers maintain their beauty and wellness, often with a little help from their kitchen cabinets. The ELLE editorial team takes a quick trip to their childhood to recall a beauty tip shared by their mothers. Head to the new beauty destination, TATA CLiQ, to stock up on the contemporary forms of these age-old beauty tips!

Deputy Editor Sonali Shah Recommends Body Butters

“Each time my mother or aunts scooped out any milk cream, the last bits of it went on our elbows and knees. And then my cousins and I would religiously massage it into our skin for smoothness. And now I do it for my little niece.”

Daughter Earth Sacred Lotus & Vanilla Body Butter – 100 ml

Beauty & Health Editor Samreen Samad Recommends Olay

“My mom has always taken very good care of her skin. She has been a huge fan of Olay even before it was available in India, and I remember always seeing a bottle on the dresser since I was a child. Good quality products are the key to good skin—this has been ingrained into me since childhood, thanks to my mother. She’s inspired me to start skincare at a young age, and I’m grateful for that.”

Olay Total Effects 7 in One Anti-Ageing Skin Cream – 50 gm

Junior Beauty Writer Sonakshi Sharma Recommends Orange Scrub/Exfoliator

“Thirty-five years ago, my maternal grandmother gave my mom leftover orange peels and pulp to use as a natural facial scrub. What seemed like a potential beauty hack then, I believe, is now a small tradition in our house passed on to me over time.”

Mary Cohr Mary Gommage Peau Dorange Orange Peel Scrub – 200 ml

Junior Fashion Editor Shaeroy Chinoy Recommends Face Packs

“As a child, I fondly remember my mother applying a mixture of multani mitti and rose water on her face. She would often make me part of this regime, and I still swear by this magical mix as a fuss-free and proven formula for a flawless facial glow.”

Bare Necessities Multani Mitti Face Pack – 100 gm

Fashion Assistant Siddhi Dolas Recommends DIY Body Scrubs

“My mother taught me a trick to always save used ground coffee beans. Mixing them with some olive or almond oil makes for a good nourishing body scrub that’s gentle on your skin.”

The Beauty Co. Chocolate Coffee Body Scrub in Jar – 100 gm

Junior Fashion Stylist Jainee Bheda Recommends Lip Butter

“As my mum is an ardent practitioner of Naturopathy, she always encouraged using homemade ghee or butter for chapped and dry lips during chilly winters. And guess what, it actually worked wonders!”

Khadi Essentials Wild Rose Lip Butter – 5 gm

Digital Writer Gargi Agrawal Recommends Body Oils And Moisturisers

“For the longest time, I used to struggle with finding products for my different beauty woes. This went on until my mom revealed her beauty secret to me—coconut oil! From brittle nails, patchy skin, cracked lips to even split ends, this simple remedy works like magic for me.”

Life & Pursuits Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – 100 ml