My (mostly) Clean @ Sephora Skincare Picks & Wishlist For Dry Skin
Hello! As many of my fellow beauty lovers probably know there’s a Summer Bonus Event going on at Sephora right now with 20% off for Rouge and 15% off for VIB through August 27th so I wanted to share specifically what my skincare picks are. Some of these I’ve tried and am currently using, some I’ve tried in the past, some I just purchased during this sale (and have yet to use) and others are just what’s on my wishlist and/or what I would recommend. I have dry sensitive skin and have found in recent years that my skin just reacts better to “clean” skincare so I pretty much exclusively shop the Clean @ Sephora section for skincare. I didn’t purchase any makeup this time since I was so focused on skincare but I did purchase a 5 piece brush set from Artis as a non-skincare item. A lot of my skincare products seen to run out at about the same time, I think it’s because I typically purchase them around the same time, so I usually end up having to buy several items at the same time (I’m currently low on my AHA exfoliating treatment, hyaluronic acid serum, evening moisturizer and face oil). I didn’t want to even think about purchasing any makeup products for this sale 1) because I don’t need any and am overflowing with makeup and 2) because I’m so utterly overwhelmed with all the new releases that have been coming out this summer. I’ll put a little ☆ next to the items I just bought and a ♡ next to the items I’ve used before and love so that way you know what I have used and what I’ve just purchased. Would like to note that for all the items I just purchased I looked up the ingredients using the Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary and would highly recommend doing so if you’re interested in learning more about ingredients or just want to know if an ingredient is good or bad (she list them as either best, good, average or poor so it’s super user friendly). To keep it fair I’m just going to go in alphabetical order for the brands so let’s get into it cause there’s a lot to cover!
Note: I do want to mention that a lot of clean skincare brands add essential oils into their products to make them smell good but essential oils are very strong/harsh and can cause a negative reaction in sensitive skin so after looking into a few other brands I had to remove them from my wishlist because their products were loaded with essential oils and I already know I do not react well to them so always check the ingredient list! Also, I’ve updated and added a few sections post-sale so if some of it sounds like I’m talking about before/during the sale and some after, that’s why.
Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream ♡ - I’ve only been using this for about a month but it’s already stollen my heart. This is such a rich, hydrating eye cream and is great for those with a dry eye area like myself. It says you can use this AM and PM but I’ve only been using it in the evening since I’m still trying to finish up a daytime eye cream (contains SPF) but once I do I’ll be switching to this one full time. On Sephora it says this is for lines and wrinkles, dryness and dullness, and uneven texture. I do have some very fine lines around my eyes and haven’t noticed a huge improvement but like I said I’m only using this at night. The moisturizing and hydrating factor and great (re: simple) ingredient list make this a winner in my book. I also have sensitive eyes and this does not irritate my eyes but you shouldn’t be putting your eye cream up super close to the eye ball, eye creams should go on the orbital bone.
Squalane + Omega Repair Cream ☆ - I actually panic bought because I wasn’t sure if a different product was going to work out for me and I wanted to have a backup plan just incase. I like the other product I bought, it’s from REN so we’ll get to that in a bit, but I kept this because I also like it and am going to alternate between the two depending on what my skin needs since this isn’t as heavy as the REN product I bought plus I can use it day or night. This is a thick moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, omega fatty acids and acai berry sterols and is good for fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, loss of firmness and elasticity.
Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil - Full disclosure I bought this last year during the April sale and ended up returning it because it broke me out just a lil bit but I would still recommend it because it’s a really stable and clean form of Vitamin C. Vitamin C can break you out if the Vitamin C is too strong for you and this was my first foray into Vitamin C so I think that’s what happened and/or I was just trying too many new products at one time. I have a few other Vitamin C products I want to try first but this is definitely one I would consider re-visiting. I messaged Biossance on Instagram to find out what percentage of vitamin C it is and they replied saying they don’t give out the percentage but that they use a very stable form of oil-soluble vitamin C and use it at it’s recommended levels for optimal efficiency and safety.
Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer - An influencer that’s a huge Drunk Elephant fan piqued my interest in this moisturizer and first put it on my radar. This is a protein moisturizer that’s going to strengthen the skin and is a solution for loss of firmness and elasticity, dryness, dullness and uneven texture. I’ve been using the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich as my daytime moisturizer for ages but I might have to give this one a try once I run out because it sounds really nice and hydrating but not too heavy which means it could be a good base for makeup.
Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides ♡ - This was recently re-formulated to include ceramides (which I love as an ingredient) so I haven’t tried this formulation but back when I was getting subscription boxes I got a travel size version of this and really liked it. From memory it was a heavier/thicker formula so I would relegate this one to evening use. On Sephora it says this is a rich cream formula and is a solution for dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture. If/when I ever run out of my day and evening moisturizers at the same time I think that’s when I would want to try both Drunk Elephant moisturizers.
Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil - This is a very expensive marula oil but several influencers I follow swear by it and I have tried marula oil in the past (from the Ordinary, much more affordable) and loved it. Whether or not it’s worth such a drastic price increase remains to be seen, the Ordinary marula oil is also 100% marula oil so I don’t quite understand why there’s such a crazy price difference (other than DE is a lot more pricey in general). Marula oil is an antioxidant rich face oil that’s great for dryness, uneven skin tone and anti-aging.
Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ♡ - I am a huge fan of double cleansing so I bought this earlier this year during the spring sale and am just now getting around to using it, I bough it as a back up and had to finish my Dermalogica Precleanse Balm first. I’ve only used it a few times but so far I am loving it. I wanna say it’s almost a little more soft and creamy or milky than the Dermalogica balm and because of that it seems to melt off makeup a bit easier while using less product. It’s also about $5 cheaper per ounce than the Dermalogica so it’s safe to say I’m a Farmacy cleansing balm convert.
Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry ☆ - Funny story here, I actually bought a different vitamin C serum in the sale (which we’ll get to in a bit) but I already returned it and purchased this one instead. After placing my first order I learned that higher amounts of vitamin C can cause breakouts if your skin isn’t used to it so I think it’s in my best interest to start with a lower percentage (the original one I purchased is 20% vitamin C). I tried getting on the vitamin C train earlier this year with Biossance and got scared off from my breakout but I think it’s time for me to try incorporating it into my skincare routine again because vitamin C is an amazing anti-aging and skin brightening ingredient as well as helping with uneven skin tone so I can’t wait to start trying it out!
Green Defense Daily Mineral Sunscreen - I’m trying really hard to be a daily sunscreen wearer because health but not gonna lie it’s been wrecking my skin this summer, I’ve had really small under the surface breakouts almost all summer long on my forehead. This is a newer launch and I love that it’s a mineral sunscreen, meaning it’s a physical sunscreen and will physically block UV rays, but supposedly it doesn’t have a white cast which is something that my current sunscreen does. I definitely won’t be trying this out any time soon since I just bought a new sunscreen about a month ago but this one is definitely on my radar.
Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil - This is one of the products that I greatly considered purchasing this sale because my current face oils is almost out. I ultimately went with something else which again, not to sound like a broken record, we’ll get to in just a bit but this does look like a really good face oil from an ingredient stand point. This is a lightweight oil and is for dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture. Can almost guarantee I will try this out at some point in the future.
Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser - The words ‘gentle facial cleanser’ caught my eye on this one because I do have dry sensitive skin and love products that say they are gentle because I feel like I’m much less likely to have a negative reaction. Since I do like to double cleanse this would be a second or post gym cleanse for me and I feel like I probably will buy this once I finish the last bit of the face wash that I’ve got going in the shower. This product is a solution for dryness and redness (yay!) and cleans the skin while infusing it with honey and hyaluronic acid…sign me up!
Update September 11: This is one of the sections I’ve added post-sale, didn’t want to leave it out incase anyone references this for future sales/general skincare purchases!
Pure Skin Face Cleanser ♡ - While not my most favorite cleanser this is a good one, it’s the one I currently have in my shower. I prefer gel or cream cleanser but if you like a foaming sensation but don’t want to strip your skin then this one’s for you, because it’s Clean at Sephora it doesn’t have any of the harsh sulfates, like SLS aka sodium laureth sulfate, that are typically used in beauty products to make them foam. I won’t continue using this one once I run out since I’ve found a replacement from Youth to the People that I really like (and the Farmacy one that I want to try) but I’d still recommend this one to those that like a satisfying sudsy face cleanser.
Facial Radiance Pads ♡ - This have been my go-to chemical exfoliating treatment ever since I started using them and I don’t see myself quitting any time soon because it just works. I’ve tried a few other chemical exfoliating products but none of them work as well for me as these do. I used to use them every day but now that I have a more complicated skincare routine I’ve gone down to using them about every other day but you definitely can use them every day (I think twice a day would be overkill). FAB products are supposed to be safe for sensitive skin but I do find that these can irritate my cheeks where I have mild rosacea, especially when used daily, so I mostly only use them on my forehead, nose and chin (another reason why I went to every other day). Still love this product though and would recommend if you’re wanting to incorporate glycolic and lactic acid into your skincare routine.
Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer ♡ - If I ever need or wanted to go back to a more simple and gentle moisturizer it’d be this one. I’ve tried using the regular Ultra Repair Cream but that’s not enough for my dry skin however this face version works much better for me.
I originally forgot to include this brand since I’m not trying any new products from them but figured I should add it in since it is a brand I use regularly and trust.
Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum ☆ - Another type of product I hear and see from skincare experts and beauty gurus alike is how great retinol is…problem is I have sensitive skin. Enter, the retinol alternative. The retinol alternative hasn’t been on my radar for terribly too long but now that I’m nearing 30 I figured it’s time. In case you don’t know what retinol is it’s an antioxidant and is the name for the entire vitamin A molecule and is a fantastic ingredient for skin-restoring, wrinkle-smoothing and firming. Regular retinol has a history for making people’s skin peel, which sounds absolutely terrifying to my sensitive rosacea skin, so I’m really excited that there’s something similar but better for more delicate skin and bonus, this formula is also hydrating. Plus, you can’t use retinol while pregnant but you can use retinol alternatives, PHAs, while pregnant and nursing so it’s a great alternative for expecting mothers that still want to look after their skin. I cannot wait to try this and will report back with a skincare routine update once I’ve had adequate time to test everything out.
Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil ☆ - As I said, I was looking at the Farmacy Honey Grail Oil but ultimately went with this one instead. Since I was getting the Bakuchiol Serum I figured I’d keep it in the family with my oil as well. They also make a version of this which, from my understanding, is the exact same but contains CBD as well called Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil. My BFF and I were texting about this just yesterday and she’s tried both, purchased the CBD version very recently, but then said she thinks she prefers it without (girl, whatchu doin’?) so that actually made me feel better about purchasing the sans CBD version. If I’m being completely honest the reason I purchased the regular version is because it’s $10 cheaper and my cart was adding up real quick. This is a lightweight oil for normal, dry and combo sky types and is for skincare concerns of dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture (do we see a theme here yet?).
Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil - This oil is on my radar because a beauty guru that I love that also has very dry skin as well swears by this stuff and has raved about it multiple times. This one is a bit more pricey but it also comes in a larger size and is pretty close to the same price per ounce at about $51.75 per oz so it’s really not that much more expensive than the Emerald oil. My guess as to the reason this one comes in a bigger bottle is because it probably has a longer shelf life…or maybe they just changed their packaging idk man that’s just my guess. This oil is specifically for dry and/or sensitive skin so that sounds awesome for me and is a solution for dryness, loss of firmness and elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles. Trying to choose a face oil was very difficult because there’s several that sound really good for my skin type so if for some reason the Emerald Oil doesn’t work out I will probably be exchanging it for this one.
Lip Sleeping Mask ♡ - The lips are part of the face so I didn’t want to leave these out! I first bought one on Amazon and loved it so much that I bought a set that had all four scents, three minis and one full size, and the apple lime is hands down my absolute favorite, no competition. I was introduced to this product because a few influencers I follow had mentions liking it a lot and after using it for a while now I can see why. I have the type of lips that actually dry out easily from certain lip balms/ingredients but this does not dry them out at all. I put a nice thick layer of this on at night and when I wake up there’s still some on and my lips feel super soft and hydrated. I’ve quit using lip scrubs because I don’t feel like I need them anymore with as soft as this keeps my lips. This is also the type of lip balm you will finish because it’s that good; I finished my full size apple lime a while ago (the first one I purchased) and have my full size original/berry going on my nightstand right now and it’s about halfway down. I keep my mini grapefruit on my desk and have my mini vanilla and mini apple lime in my backup stock.
Lip Glowy Balm ♡ - I was so excited when this came out because I like that it’s in a squeeze tube so I bough the pear and peach and the pear is definitely my favorite. I also keep the pear on my nightstand and use it when I’m laying in bed during the day, which I’ve been doing a lot of lately since I fractured my ankle, or I’ll use it at night when I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to scoop some out of the mask jar. Texture wise this one isn’t quite as thick and looks super glossy on the lips. I keep my peach in one of my most used hand bags and use it all the time during the day when I don’t want to fuss with a lipstick. Wold highly recommend both but if you can only get one or only want to get one I’d recommend the mask version but if you don’t like dipping your fingers in lip balms and/or have long nails then this would be a good option (also comes in grapefruit and berry).
Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm ☆ - I bought this because the influencer that really likes the Herbivore Phoenix Oil also really likes this product and with the way she talks it sounds like her skin is as dry if not more dry than mine so I’m really keen to try some of her skincare recommendations. I’ve tried a sample of the Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask and quite liked that so I have high hopes for this one. If you can’t tell by the name REN’s Evercalm range is for sensitive skin but this balm is specifically for dryness, dullness and uneven texture, and redness all of which I suffer from. This is the one I was talking about up in Biossance that I thought might not work out for me but after having used it a few times I really like it so far. I do worry that using it every night could clog my pores because of how rich it is, it’s literally a solid oil balm, but it’s amazing for ultra dry skin and I think will be a great winter skin savior.
Clean Screen Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30 ♡ - I bought this about a month ago because my previous sunscreen was breaking me out so I wanted to try something new and I wanted to try a mineral sunscreen and I liked that this one is 22% zinc oxide. Turns out I’m just reactive to pretty much all physical sunscreens but I do still like this one because it has a pretty strong white cast, even on my pasty complexion, so to me that means it will really block those rays. If you have sensitive skin and/or are reactive to sunscreens and don’t like a white cast then you probably won’t like this one but if you want something that makes you feel protected and like you’re really not going to get burnt then you might like this. It’s also not super matte (re: drying) but just doesn’t give you that greasy shine that a lot of sunscreens have. I don’t spend a lot of time outside so in hindsight I probably didn’t need something quite this potent but even though my skin doesn’t love it my brain does because I feel protected so I’ll definitely continue using it and hope that my skin eventually caves and starts liking it.
Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm - Even though I do love the Farmacy cleansing balm this is one I would still like to try because I like that it’s in a tube and is a few bucks cheaper per ounce than Farmacy. I had to share this one here because it is one that I’m super keen to try but it’s actually sold out online currently so if you do want to try this out you’ll have to see if it’s in stock at a store near you. It’s rose-infused, gentle yet thorough and hydrating so it sounds pretty good to me. Will probably be trying this one out after I eventually run out of the Farmacy one.
Update September 11: This is the other section I’ve added post-sale. I originally didn’t include these because if you have a good skincare routine and are taking good care of your skin then you shouldn’t need mask(s) but they’re fun and I do want to try these few products so I had to add them in.
Jet Lag Mask - The hero product that started it all for this brand. This is an influencer owned brand founded by Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland and I think it definitely caters to the millennials/gen-z audience but with how much people rave about this brand and this product in particular I’m dying to find out if it’s a good as everyone says it is. This particular mask is for hydration and is a solution for dryness and dullness and uneven texture. You can use it as a mask but it can also be used as just a moisturizer for days when your skin is in need of some extra TLC.
R + R Mask - This is the other mask from the brand that I’m interested in and it’s for dark spots, dryness, and fine lines and wrinkles which, as I’m getting older, are becoming more and more of a concern for me.
CC Me Vitamin C Serum - At the time that I’m writing this section this product hasn’t even been out for a month and is already getting rave reviews so it’s yet another vitamin C product that is now on my radar and if I’m being honest will actually be the one I try next. I don’t suffer much from dark spots and uneven skin tone but Vitamin C is still great for the skin and is a powerful antioxidant.
100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 ♡ - Technically I have a sample/travel size version of this and I haven’t tried it yet but I’m still putting the heart there cause it’s cute as heck. If you haven’t figured this out yet I am someone who is strongly influenced by influencers and one that I follow that has very sensitive/reactive skin says this is one of the very few sunscreens she can use that doesn’t cause her to break out horribly so that makes me want to try it. Much like the REN Clean Screen this would also be a good option for anyone who doesn’t want to have that greasy/oily sheen that a lot of sunscreens have.
Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50 - I specifically included this one for any of my fellow tatted readers. I bought a different sunscreen stick earlier this year because I really wanted to start being more conscious of protecting my tattoos that I paid thousands of dollars for. The one I bought is fine and is also carried at Sephora but I like that this one is from a Clean @ Sephora brand so that’s why I included and would recommend this one over the one I purchased (the one I bought was the only sunscreen stick I knew of at the time, boy was I missing out on a whole market). I wouldn’t use this on my face because it does have a very sheeny finish but that’s why I think it would be great for protecting tattoos on the go because it will really make the colors look more intense.
Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ - I really like the idea of this one because it’s a sunscreen and moisturizer in one and contains a high enough amount of SPF to actually protect you from the sun (some moisturizers contain SPF but if it’s less that 30 it won’t give you enough protection). This will probably be the daytime moisturizer that I try once I run out of my current Glossier one because even though I already have several sunscreens going right now I’m really keen to try this and really like that it’s a two in one product so it cuts down on a step. The PA+++ tells you how it protects specifically against UVA rays, “A” stands for aging, so this is a good one to prevent aging from the sun.
Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ - I included this one because I like that it’s a mineral sunscreen but also has that PA+++ for aging. This is a newer sunscreen from Supergoop and is more for normal, combo and oily skin types and within those skin types is specifically good for sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. I would still try this even though I do have dry skin because it’s good for sensitive skin which I do have.
PLAY 100% Mineral Broad Spectrum Lotion SPF 50 - Lastly I had to include this one because it is good for the face and body, lightweight, water-resistant and is reef safe so it’s a great summer vacation or day at the beach type of sunscreen (plus I like that it’s a mineral sunscreen, duh).
Honorable Mention: I didn’t know where else to squeeze this in but I also have a mini of the Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA ++++ that I got in a subscription box and I like it but it is one that gives you more of a sheen to the skin but I didn’t want to leave it out completely because I do enjoy it. It’s another really great option and is available in multiple sizes unlike all these other ones.
I think SPF is a super important part of your daily skincare routine so that’s why I’ve included so many and if you want to learn more about sunscreens, why you should use it daily and the different types (physical vs chemical) then check out this video.
I first gotta mention that this is a brand that entered my radar because of all the hype their sunscreen received so I purchased that back in April and I actually really don’t like it, it’s sticky and greasy and you can really feel it sitting on you skin. It almost made my face feel tight and dry while still looking super shinny and I think a lot of the hype was really just over the packaging because the box is pretty and holographic. I ended up giving it to my dad to use when he mows the lawn because I hated the way it sat under makeup and didn’t like the way it felt on my skin so I wouldn’t recommend that but am instead looking at potentially trying these from Volition…
Snow Mushroom Water Serum - This one makes the cut because it’s a hydrating serum that’s meant to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines and contains sodium hyaluronate which is another name for hyaluronic acid. I love hyaluronic acid and have been using it since I learned (learnt?) what it is. It’s good for all skin types and just sounds pretty great based off of the ingredient list so I think there’s a very good chance of me trying this in the future.
Strawberry-C Brightening Serum - This is the vitamin C serum I was talking about that is 20%, I had to look it up on Volition’s website because it’s not on Sephora’s. One of the factors for why I originally went for this one over the Farmacy one is because it’s $20 cheaper so that’s something to consider if your skin isn’t sensitive or breakout prone and you’re wanting to try a vitamin C serum and save a couple bucks (it’s also the most affordable out of the four I’m mentioning in this post). This serum is for oily, dry, combo and normal skin types and is for skincare concerns of pores, dryness and dullness, and uneven texture. It has a really solid ingredient list and I still think it’s a good option that I might end up re-visiting in the future after I’ve gotten more used to vitamin C.
Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser ♡ - I bought this in May because my FAB cleanser in my bathroom was running low and I wanted to try something new (I shower in my dad’s bathroom so I keep a separate cleanser in there so I don’t have to cart one back and forth all the time). An influencer I follow has raved about this one for ages and how she likes it because it’s so gentle so I decided to give it a go and I was not dissapointed. This is currently the second step in my double cleanse and I really like this cleanser. It’s gentle yet it removes the last few traces of my makeup without drying my skin out, I do find the FAB cleanser a little bit drying. This is a gel formulation and is meant to keep the skin’s pH balanced. I love that this and the Farmacy cleanser both come with a pump because it’s easy to use and seems a bit more sanitary/hygienic.
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask ♡ - I also bought this in May because I wanted something richer for my evening moisturizer because the FAB Ultra Repair Cream was just not cutting it anymore. Don’t let the word ‘mask’ fool you cause you can use it every single night which is what I’ve been doing since I bought it. I bought it because I really liked the sound of it; it’s antioxidant rich, hydrating and has vitamin C so I was able to use a product with vitamin C without using a separate vitamin C serum. This stuff is very thick and rich so I used the end of a toothbrush to scoop it out because the jar is deep and that helps keep it sanitary-ish (but probs not really). I love this stuff but just want to try something new so that’s why I didn’t repurchase it. While using this I’ve been mixing it with…
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil ♡- This stuff! This is the oil I got when I exchanged the Biossance vitamin C oil. I love mixing this with the mask/moisturizer simply because it cuts out a step, whether or not that’s a good idea…I have no idea but it seems to be working for me so far. I will say this has not lasted the longest and neither did the mask. I’ve only had both products since May and I would say I maybe have one month left of this oil and possibly two of the mask. Anyways, this oil is suitable for all skin types and is a solution for dryness, dullness and uneven texture, and uneven skin tone. I love it, would recommend just wish it came in a bigger size.
Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha ☆ - I don’t think a face mist is an essential part of a skincare routine but it’s a step I enjoy and I like the ingredients in this one so I decided I would try it out. I haven’t had a skincare face mist for a while because I burned through my Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (I had the 1.7 oz bottle) so I’m excited to have one in my skincare routine again. I think it’s important to mention that this is not the type of mist I would personally use to set my makeup (though you certainly can), to me this is meant to be a part of a skincare regimen because it contains a lot of great skincare ingredients like reishi (for redness and hydration), pentapeptide (calming), ashwagandha (antioxidant rich, good for stress and exhaustion) and hyaluronic acid (helps skin retain and absorb moisture).
Superfood Firm and Brighten Vitamin C Serum - As you can see I’m a bit of an YTTP fan but I passed on this vitamin C for now simply because I want to try the other ones first. I also don’t know what strength the vitamin C is in this one and that’s something I would like to try and find out before trying it. One of the things I do like about this serum is that it also contains hyaluronic acid so it’s great for loss of firmness and elasticity, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Will definitely try this at some point, just not now.
RMS Beauty Beauty Oil - When I was looking at all the oils on Sephora for dry skin this one jumped out at me so I started looking up all the ingredients and it’s actually got a really great ingredient list. I’m more inclined to try the oils from the brands that I already use and love but I have to say I’m impressed with the ingredients in this one and would not rule it out.
Ole Henriksen Power Duo All-In-One Perfecting Set - I added this set to my wishlist when I saw it because it contains two of Ole Henriksen’s retinol alternative products and it’s a really great deal, you save $41 if you buy this set as opposed to the two separate products (the products in the set are full sized!!). As I mentioned before I’ve been looking into retinol alternatives and remembered seeing the cream on Sephora a while back and looked into it and saw this set with the serum as well. I obviously didn’t go for this but if you’re looking to try these types of products and want to get a great bang for you buck you could get this set for $57.60 and save almost 50% off the value.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Brightening Powder - As I think we all have come to realize I really take a lot of skincare recommendations from influencers and one that I follow has mentioned loving this in several videos so I added it to my wishlist a while back. It’s one of the few products that’s not Clean @ Sephora that I still want to try, kinda shocking that a brand called Fresh isn’t a clean beauty brand. The only reason I didn’t buy it this go-around is because I haven’t been using vitamin C for very long and/or strong vitamin C products but once I’ve gotten used to using a vitamin C serum I would consider purchasing this.
Sol de Janeiro My Sol Stick SPF 50 - I included this as another sunscreen stick option because quite frankly I’m more likely to buy this one over the Supergoop cause I know this one will smell amazing. I know that’s a terrible reason to buy a product but I love the scent of Sol de Janeiro products and until they take sulfates out of their body wash I’m stuck lusting after this (I wouldn’t use their body spray cause I prefer to wear perfume for my fragrance as it’s stronger).
That is an overwhelming amount of products and information but I genuinely wanted to talk about and recommend all the products I’ve used and am interested in. I got the idea to do this (obviously) after I made my purchase for this sale but I still hope someone out there finds it useful if you’ve been wanting to get into clean skincare and don’t know where to start. I love skincare and think it’s important to talk about because your makeup can only look so good if the base underneath isn’t in the greatest condition. I didn’t mention specific influencers names because, quite frankly, I don’t think it’s relevant in this context. I have rattled on way too much but if you have any questions about any of these products or any general skincare questions I will do my best to get back to you ASAP. Let me know what you’re getting during this sale in the comments!
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