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23 Products At Sephora That I Think Are Actually Worth The Hype (As An Esthetician)

By Simone Sydel··  11 min read
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With over 45,000 products in stock, there's no doubt that Sephora is one of the best places to find high-quality skincare and beauty items.

However, with so many options available, figuring out which ones are worth the hype can sometimes be overwhelming.

So today, we're sharing 23 products at Sephora that we think are worth your money.

Whether you're looking for a new moisturizer or something to help with blemishes, we've got you covered. Keep reading for our top picks!

1. Farmacy – Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm

Best for all skin types.

Removing your makeup with wet wipes is a big no-no if you want to have beautiful skin for life. Makeup-removing wipes are not only soaked in alcohol and perfume that can dry out and irritate your skin, but friction due to dragging the wipe across your face can further damage your skin and make it sag quicker.

This is why investing in a makeup-removing balm or oil is a better idea. 

Farmacy's Green Clean Makeup Removing Balm is one of the most hyped-up products on the skincare market, and for a good reason. The balm contains sunflower and ginger root oils which not only melt even the most stubborn makeup but are also loaded with antioxidants and work to soften the skin. Additionally, turmeric and moringa extracts help remove impurities and fight the effects of pollution alongside papaya enzymes that provide mild, natural exfoliation.

Farmacy's Green Clean Makeup Removing Balm – $34

2. Tatcha – The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

Best for normal, dry, combo, and oily skin.

Gentle and effective, the Tatcha Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder is a well-worth-it luxury. This water-activated exfoliant made of nourishing Japanese rice bran will transform into a creamy foam that delivers a smooth, polished complexion with a healthy-looking glow.

Tatcha Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder – $65

3. Kate Somerville – Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser

Best for sensitive and irritated skin.

Made for the most sensitive and reactive skin in mind, the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser is a nourishing cleanser that gently removes makeup, dirt, and impurities while leaving the skin looking smooth and feeling soft and nourished.

The cleanser's main active ingredient – goat milk – instantly soothes dry and irritated skin with natural milk proteins and provides a mild exfoliating effect due to lactic acid presence, while manuka honey provides mild antibacterial properties and helps cleanse the skin without stripping its natural barrier.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser – $44

4. First Aid Beauty – Pure Skin Face Cleanser

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser

Best for normal and dry skin.

The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that does exactly what it promises: removes dirt, oil, and makeup while leaving the skin soft and supple.

It has a non-stripping, pH-balanced formula that contains soothing and hydrating ingredients such as aloe, allantoin, and glycerin, and it won’t make your skin feel uncomfortably tight once you remove it.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – $24

5. Paula's Choice – 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula-s Choice Skin Perfecting 2- BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Best for normal, dry, combo, oily, and acne-prone skin.

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is a daily leave-on toner containing 2% salicylic acid to sweep away dead skin cells, unclog pores, and smooth out skin texture. The gentle formula also contains soothing ingredients such as green tea extract and hydrating propanediol to soothe irritation and provide hydration to dry and dehydrated skin.

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant – $32

6. Caudalie – Vinoperfect Radiance Dark Spot Serum

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Dark Spot Serum

Best for dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone.

Caudalie's Vinoperfect Dark Spot Serum is a highly concentrated brightening serum that contains an ingredient called viniferine, an antioxidant extracted from grapevine stalks that visibly diminishes and prevents dark spots and evens out the skin tone.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Serum – $79

7. Dr. Dennis Gross – Alpha Beta Daily Peel

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel

Best for all skin types.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel is a patented two-step peel pad that aims to deliver an instant glow and minimize skin imperfections, including acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and texture.

Pre-dosed with seven exfoliating acids, the peel is gentle yet efficient and can be used by all skin types, including sensitive and reactive skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel – $88

8. Sunday Riley – Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment

Best for dry/dehydrated/sensitive skin.

The Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment is a gentle lactic acid serum infused with soothing and barrier-repairing licorice extract, as well as calming aloe vera extract to prevent irritation and minimize redness. The serum can be a great addition to your skincare regimen if you are dealing with super sensitive skin, dullness, uneven skin tone, rough texture, melasma, and hyperpigmentation.

Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment – $88

9. First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner

Best for sensitive, reactive, and irritated skin.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner is an alcohol-free, super-hydrating toner that instantly soothes the skin and relieves irritation caused by inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, and dermatitis.

The main active ingredient is colloidal oatmeal, a hydrating and instantly soothing component that helps nourish and de-stress the skin, followed by honey, a moisture-retaining humectant rich in antioxidants that help soften and hydrate the skin.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner – $24

10. Glow Recipe – Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Best for all skin types.

The Glow Recipe Niacinamide Dew Drops is a highlighting serum that can be used under or over makeup for a beautiful glow, as well as on its own to hydrate and brighten the skin.

Its main active ingredient, niacinamide, is one of the best ingredients found in skincare products that has antioxidant and repairing properties and the ability to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation, texture, and uneven skin tone.

Glow Recipe Niacinamide Dew Drops – $34

11. First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Intense Hydration Cream

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration

Best for dry, reactive, irritated, and sensitive skin.

The Ultra-Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty is a thick, nourishing moisturizer that contains excellent emollients to maintain skin suppleness and help prevent moisture loss.

Triglycerides alongside moisturizing shea butter, anti-inflammatory colloidal oatmeal, and soothing licorice extract not only strengthen and support the skin barrier but also instantly soothe and relieve irritation.

First Aid Beauty Ultra-Repair Cream  – $16

12. Skinfix – Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream

Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream

Best for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin.

The Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream by Skinfix is a thick and nourishing moisturizer that contains a patented blend of active ingredients to replenish the skin, such as lipids, ceramides, and fatty acids. The cream also contains a peptide-protein blend that supports the skin barrier, protects against free radical damage, and minimizes signs of premature aging.

Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream – $52

13. Drunk Elephant – Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer

Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer

Best for dry, damaged, and sensitive skin.

Drunk Elephant's Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer is a lightweight cream that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve skin tone and texture and keep premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

The lightweight formula absorbs beautifully into the skin, wears nicely under makeup, and doesn't contain potentially irritating ingredients, making it an excellent option for sensitive and reactive skin.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer – $68

14. CLINICAL – 1% Retinol Serum

Paula-s Choice CLINICAL 1- Retinol Treatment

Best for aging, dry, combo, and oily skin.

Paula's Choice 1% Retinol Serum is a lightweight, creamy serum that contains the highest percentage of retinol you can get over the counter.

The retinol in this formula is encapsulated, meaning it will be released into the skin over time to prevent irritation and excessive peeling. Besides that, the formula contains nourishing licorice and oat extracts and other soothing plant extracts to calm and soothe the skin, as well as hyaluronic acid to keep it plump and hydrated.

Paula's Choice 1% Retinol Serum – $60

15. Paula’s Choice – Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50

Paula-s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50

Best for combo, oily, and acne-prone skin.

Paula's Choice Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a light consistency. It works by absorbing the UV rays, converting them into heat, and releasing them from the body.

The water-light formula is the main reason everyone who has oily skin falls in love with this product as soon as they try it. Besides giving a beautiful glow, the lightweight fluid also works to minimize the appearance of large pores and helps prevent sun damage and premature signs of aging.

Paula's Choice Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 – $35

16. Supergoop – (Re)Setting Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF 35

Supergoop! (Re)setting 100- Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF 35

Best for combo, oily, and acne-prone skin.

Supergoop is a known player in the sunscreen game, and their powder sunscreen is yet another favorite in the line of cult classics.

The (Re)Setting Mineral Powder is a sweat-resistant sunscreen that's convenient for all the outdoorsy people who don’t always have the chance to stop and reapply a liquid or a cream sunscreen. A flattering matte finish gives the skin a flawless appearance, while a high sun protection factor will keep you untouched by harmful UV rays.

Supergoop (Re)Setting Mineral Powder – $30

17. Fenty Skin – Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream

Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream

Best for dry, sensitive, and reactive skin.

Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is a luxurious body moisturizer infused with seven softening and nourishing oils, butters, and extracts to bring excessively dry, cracked, and irritated skin back to life. The super silky whipped oil cream is also unscented, making it a perfect option for those who are sensitive to fragrance or prone to allergies.

Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream – $42

18. First Aid Beauty – KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion with 10- AHA

Best for dry skin with keratosis pilaris, bumps, uneven skin tone, and texture.

KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub by First Aid Beauty is a body scrub that contains a 10% blend of glycolic and lactic acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores, and improve hyperpigmentation. The scrub also contains pumice buffing beads to further help buff away dead skin cells and excess keratin and deliver a silky smooth complexion without bumps or texture.

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub – $26

19. Mount Lai – Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

Best for all skin types.

Gua Sha is a tool that can be used for a lymphatic drainage massage to drain a buildup of lymphatic fluid within the face. The gentle, light massage enhances circulation in the face and neck by delivering oxygen around the skin and pushing waste and toxins out of the lymph nodes. Stagnant lymph could potentially result in many skin ailments, including acne, so giving Gua Sha a try might be a good option.

Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool – $28 

20. LANEIGE – Lip Sleeping Mask

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

Best for dry, chapped lips.

LANEIGE's Lip Sleeping Mask is definitely worth checking out if you are dealing with dry and chapped lips. Besides its beautiful scent, the leave-on sleeping mask delivers intense moisture and antioxidants to nourish your lips while you sleep. Plus, it comes in four delicious flavors, so take your pick!

LANEIGE's Lip Sleeping Mask – $22

21. Dr. Jart+ – Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 

Dr. Jart+ Mini Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Best for dry and sensitive skin.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Treatment is a color-correcting treatment with a green-to-beige tint that corrects redness and discoloration while protecting the skin from UV and environmental aggressors.

The formula contains a herb complex composed of soothing Centella Asiatica, calming raspberry leaf extract, and repairing panthenol, as well as minerals that enhance the skin's viability and function.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Treatment – $20

22. The Ordinary – Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

Best for all hair types.

The Ordinary's Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density is a lightweight, non-sticky serum designed to support growth, thickness, density, fullness, and hair health. The non-scented formula is also suitable for extremely sensitive skin and inflammatory conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis that lead to irritations and excess dandruff.

The Ordinary's Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density – $18

23. Briogeo – Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo

Best for dry, flaky, itchy scalp and excess dandruff.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil is a micro-exfoliating shampoo infused with Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle and provide a foundation for optimal scalp health.

Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells and product build-up from the scalp to support a clean, balanced, and healthy scalp. A cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness, and tea tree oil has anti-septic and healing properties that reduce scalp irritation and inflammation. Coconut oil provides superior moisturization to the scalp to combat and prevent dryness and flakiness. Super-vitamin panthenol provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Shampoo – $42

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