These Sephora Products Have Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews Because They Work So Damn Well
Why take just our word for it when you can take a thousand people’s word for it? We’re talking about reviews, our favorite and most dependable way to choose between the countless options out there. So here you go: These Sephora beauty products are not only mega-popular, but they have over 1,000 five-star reviews to back up the claims. From SPF to mascara, ready, set, shop.
1. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Five-Star Reviews: 1,189
Multiple PureWow editors swear by this clear, lightweight SPF for their sun protection needs. “I’m hopelessly devoted to Unseen Sunscreen. It rubs in really easily, and you can’t see it or feel it on your skin,” explains editor Sarah Stiefvater. Reviewers note that it wears well under makeup, too.
Notable Review: “My favorite sunscreen!! It doesn’t leave a white cast and almost had a primer-like finish. Perfect under makeup or without! On my third bottle and I loveeee it!”
2. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Five-Star Reviews: 1,622
Strands in need of a little TLC? Look no further. Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is infused with B vitamins, rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen and silk to promote hydration and leave your hair looking ultra-shiny. And according to reviewers, it really works.
Notable Review: “Love this hair mask. I have very thick and curly hair this mask works wonders on my hair. It softens my curls and makes my hair much more manageable. I tend to use it in the shower and brush out the knots in my hair. It leaves my hair feeling silky and soft and helps my dry dead ends.”
3. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel
Five-Star Reviews: 4,574
Considering my mom saw anti-aging results in just one use, I’m not surprised this two-step exfoliator has racked up so many five-star ratings. In addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, its combination of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids combats acne scars, large pores and excess oil production. Some people also swear the peel has cured their cystic acne. Pretty impressive.
Notable Review: “I was nervous to spend so much on a product, but this definitely made a difference in my complexion! It has really helped my black heads and has made a noticeable difference in my cystic acne. Most notably, it's smoothing abilities are phenomenal!”
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Five-Star Reviews: 7,457
Per its more than 7,000 five-star reviews, “better than sex” isn’t an overstatement. Multiple users call this the best mascara they’ve ever used, saying that it lengthens and separates their lashes like no other and never clumps. Plus, they note that it has way more lasting power than other brands.
Notable Review: “Great mascara paired with a good eyelash curler, it doesn’t clump or make my eyelashes look like spider legs. Brush isn’t flimsy and the bristles make it very easy to get that corner part of your eyelashes. The best mascara I’ve tried and will definitely be buying it again.”
5. Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sun Drops
Five-Star Reviews: 1,028
Add a drop or two of D-Bronzi to your favorite moisturizer or serum for a bronzy glow sans sun damage. The formula contains platinum peptides and cocoa extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin while providing a subtle tan. Your old orange-y self-tanner could never.
Notable Review: “This product is such an excellent addition for any skincare/makeup user and I wonder how I ever managed without it. It gives the most beautiful bronzing effect and mixes well with every other product I've tried it with. You can add it to pretty much anything—whether it's your moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, or even concealer—and it will deepen the tone and add warmth.”
6. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
Five-Star Reviews: 1,735
Dark circles and crows’ feet have met their match, thanks to this vitamin C- and collagen-based eye cream. It has a subtle yellow tint that instantly brightens the undereye area while its active ingredients get to work. According to one reviewer, this cream works so well that sometimes she forgoes concealer when she uses it.
Notable Review: “This is the BEST eye cream I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried a TON). First off, it smells amazing, but not too overwhelming. I like the brightening effect from the yellow tint, I feel like it gives a glow around my eyes. But most importantly, it’s the perfect balance of lightweight and moisturizing! This is my new holy grail eye cream.”
7. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Five-Star Reviews: 8,483
It’s no secret that Fenty Beauty’s products are popular, but Gloss Bomb takes it to a whole other level, and the 8,000+ five-star reviews do not lie. The Rihanna-owned brand set out to make this gloss universally flattering on all skin tones, and, according to buyers, mission accomplished. Plus, they say the formula is ultra-hydrating and not sticky. Yup, sounds like a winner to us.
Notable Review: “A dream gloss! I’ve had mine forever and still have plenty of product. Goes a long way and lasts well for a gloss. Love the packaging and applicator, and the gloss is high shine and pillowy.”
8. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
Five-Star Reviews: 1,819
The most makeup you’ll catch us in while working from home is a tinted moisturizer and mascara, so we were pleased to discover this best-selling one from bareMinerals. It hydrates while providing buildable coverage and SPF 30 protection.
Notable Review: “I've found that this tinted moisturizer gives the perfect amount of coverage to even my complexion. It also makes my skin look as if I don't really have any makeup on. I can build the coverage in tiny areas that need more tint. But overall, it is a light tint that feels comfortable & looks really natural.”
9. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
Five-Star Reviews: 2,132
If you’re dealing with major split ends or heat damage, Olaplex No. 3 can help. The at-home treatment uses bond-building technology to repair and strengthen your locks. Apply it to damp, towel-dried hair and leave it on for at least ten minutes (although we recommend closer to 30) then rinse and shampoo and condition as usual. Your hair will feel noticeably silkier right away.
Notable Review: “She’s 5 stars! My hair looks [amazingly] smooth, frizz free (I live in FL) and [amazingly] healthy after I use this. I do it once a month and usually leave it on for 8+ hours i.e. apply it to my damp hair and throw it in a low bun or braid or I’ll sleep in it. After 8 hours when you’re rinsing that hair will feel like absolute silk!”
10. Glow Recipe Watermelon PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
Five-Star Reviews: 1,020
This gentle toner from the makers of the infamous Watermelon Sleeping Mask contains a mixture of watermelon extract, cactus water and polyhydroxy acids to tighten your pores and hydrate the skin. Beauty Director Jenny Jin says it’s worked wonders for her hairline breakouts, too.
Notable Review: “First chemical exfoliant I have tried. It is so gentle and smells great (light and fresh watermelon). Left my skin feeling baby soft and has even helped me clear up some mask caused irritation!”
11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Five-Star Reviews: 5,994
Behold, the secret to a your-brows-but-better look. Just use the retractable pencil to make short, hairlike strokes, then brush through each brow to blend things out a bit and boom, you’re done filling in your eyebrows in about 30 seconds. The smudge-proof formula stays put all day long, so you’re never in need of a touch up.
Notable Review: “I seriously don’t know what I was doing until I found this. It’s not waxy or cakey, it’s smooth, blends easily, doesn’t fade or smear when my bangs touch it and the mechanical tip allows me to build [coverage] how I want it.”
12. Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo
Five-Star Reviews: 2,238
Now that we barely see anyone besides our immediate family, we’ve definitely started to push the limits on how often we wash our hair. So dry shampoo is a lifesaver whenever we have an unexpected Zoom meeting added to our calendar, and this one from Living Proof is the best of the best. It actually works to clean the hair by removing dirt, oil and odor rather than just masking it. Plus, reviewers say it doesn’t leave a grayish cast on dark hair.
Notable Review: “[This is] hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used! It blends really well, smells great and truly makes your hair look freshly-washed.”
13. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Five-Star Reviews: 4,266
Infused with guaraná, cupuaçu butter, açai and coconut oil, this hydrating body cream also firms and smooths the skin. Bonus: It doesn’t feel thick or heavy like some other formulas. Apply it all over for glowy, more youthful skin from head to toe.
Notable Review: “It makes my skin smooth as silk and it smells like a summer vacation day. It sinks right into your skin and you don’t have that greasy feel that so many other moisturizers have. My husband even commented how smooth my skin felt.”