9 Sephora Employees on Their Most Loved Skincare Products
We don’t know about y’all, but we tend to get hit with excitement and (minor) panic whenever we step into a Sephora. With rows and rows of options, it can quickly get overwhelming. So we decided to mine the minds of the people who know the store and its products best: the employees. Here, nine Sephora Beauty Advisors share their top skincare picks to help inform your next beauty purchase.
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1. Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm SPF 40
"My pick is the Dr. Jart BB Cream. It’s a bit of skin care and makeup in one. One pump will give you enough coverage for your entire face and it really plumps up your skin. It also has SPF, anti-aging and hydrating ingredients." - Maria
2. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm
"I’m going to go with Farmacy’s Green Clean Cleansing Balm. I have eczema and tend to use clean brands. This balm melts off all my makeup—even waterproof mascara—and doesn’t irritate my skin or feel too heavy. Plus, it’s a relaxing moment when I get to take everything off my face after a long shift." - Maricruz
3. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
"Hands down, my go-to product is the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. It’s expensive, but it’s the only thing that’s helped get rid of my acne and shrink the appearance of my pores. I use it every night after washing my face, and it keeps my skin clear and smooth." - Sterling
4. Caudalie Moisturizing Toner
"I love Caudalie’s Moisturizing Toner. I struggle with rosacea and keratosis pilaris, and this helps reduce the appearance of bumps on my face. I use it after cleansing to reset the pH balance of my skin." - Rogue
5. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
"I love anything and everything from SK-II, but I especially love their Facial Treatment Essence because it helps with dryness and complements everything else I use." - Andres
6. Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer
"My favorite product is Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer. I have combination skin, and it’s lightweight enough to wear under my makeup while still handling any dryness I have in certain areas of my face." - Mei
7. Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum
"I’m obsessed with the Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum. This product has actually changed my skin. For years I’ve struggled with uneven texture, and this has helped to smooth everything out." - Mandy
8. Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
“I’m a huge fan of Drunk Elephant’s Jelly Cleanser because it removes all the dirt, but still leaves my skin feeling really soft.” - Monica
9. Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream
"I’m 37, and I need my Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream. I use it morning and night, and it gives me an immediate glow and is very hydrating." - Carla
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