Back in January, Sephora Collection’s clean skincare line debuted online (it later released in stores in March) and the beauty set haven't stopped raving about it since. In fact, The Ultra Glow Serum has been a staple in my daily skincare routine for the past few months and I’m decidedly obsessed with the results. With better ingredients and every item ringing in at $20 or less, the products allow you to take care of your skin without worrying about what’s in the formulas AND without breaking the bank.
"Clean beauty is at the forefront of our clients’ minds, so we pushed ourselves to ensure we were bringing forth products with ingredients that we—and our clients —could feel really good about using on the skin," Sephora Collection’s VP, Beth Hayes, says of the company's clean beauty initiative. All of the products meet Sephora's clean beauty standards, defined by formulas that are free of parabens, silicone, mineral oil, palm oil, methylisothiazolinone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, allergens, and photosensitive ingredients.
"Over 90% of our ingredients are natural in origin," Hayes adds.
This week, the beauty megastore expanded their in-house clean skincare line. The new launch includes five products, with some being cleaner versions of shoppers' favorite beauty buys. "We started our line with four staples: cleanser, hydrator, moisturizer, and eye cream, and have expanded even further to include a more robust selection. The Instagram-worthy packaging features an easy-to-read list of active ingredients front and center, making the confusion surrounding labels much less murky. "We wanted to ensure that everything was super intuitive, enabling clients to quickly understand product benefits and ingredients, and ultimately find what’s best for them and their skin care needs,” Hayes says.
Many of the products from this month’s launch—a moisturizer, night cream, and scrub—also offer up more sustainable packaging made from sugar cane. Keep scrolling to check out the products included in the latest Sephora Collection release, which is currently available online and in stores.
If you’ve previously picked up Sephora’s in-house brand waterproof eye makeup remover, this item is simply a more green version of the classic product. The remover is made with cornflower floral water to easily wipe away any traces of makeup. And don’t worry if you have sensitive or dry skin, this lightweight remover is gentle on all skin types. “This product is ophthalmologist tested and suits sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. It is also not tested on animals,” Hayes says.
If you’re concerned about dullness and uneven texture, Sephora’s new exfoliating scrub will help you say hello to brighter skin. “I’m excited to give our clients a great exfoliator that won’t break the bank, that they can use all year round to brighten their skin. I think our Bright Skin Exfoliating Scrub is going to be a big staple in our client’s skincare routine,” Hayes says. Volcanic sand and marula oil work together to get rid of your dead skin and reveal a smoother complexion. Use it twice a week and you're sure to notice a difference.
“With the hot weather going nowhere fast, this product is sure to be popular these upcoming months,” Hayes says. Formulated with natural hyaluronic acid and mattifying powder, this hydrating product will keep excess sebum at bay and keep your skin looking matte. The lightweight lotion, which is perfect for combination to oily skin, also doubles as a makeup primer. Who doesn’t love a two-for-one product?
Made with fruit acids and natural peptides, this rich night cream is designed to improve firmness and elasticity in your skin. Applying the cream every night will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished.
Whether you need to apply toner or wipe away a day’s worth of makeup, cotton pads are a must-have in every makeup kit. “Made with 100 percent organic cotton fibers and GOTS certified by Ecocert, these makeup remover pads help remove makeup without irritating the skin,” Hayes says. She also let us know that they are “extra-soft, lint-free, and feature a dense texture and square shape.”