Anti-aging has become something of a hot-button issue in the past couple of years. Some people love skin-plumping and glow-giving products that delay the appearance of aging. Others prefer not to use such products, opting for other natural age-delaying practices like facial exercises and massage. Others still prefer to not even use the term "anti-aging" at all since they believe it implies a certain fear or avoidance of the passing of time. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to beauty (as we all know so well).
If you do prefer to plump wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and delay the appearance of aging, however, this week's Sephora sale might be just the one for you, as a fan-favorite "Needles No More" cream is 50% off for this week only.
If you fall into either of the other two camps, and anti-aging products aren't your thing, be sure to check out a luxurious compact hair dryer, any one of the expert makeup brushes on sale, or a glittery and color-shifting liquid highlighter (among other discounted products). Just remember that you only have until next Wednesday to shop these items. That's when the sale products are replaced with brand-new ones. Your opportunity to sale shop starts today. Don't miss it.
That "botox in a bottle" that we mentioned before is this Dr. Brandt face cream. It promises to target fine lines and wrinkles with minerals and peptides that smooth skin. Apparently, it works, seeing as it currently has almost 10,000 "loves" on Sephora's website. Many of the reviews are glowing too. One customer writes, "I received this as a sample and saw immediate results! I've been using this along with the mask and it's a true miracle. The lines around my eyes are smaller and very faint. Love love love THIS!" Among fans, there only seems to be two complaints.
The first is that the product can be drying, so we recommend preceding it with a hydrating serum. The second complaint is that it's expensive to keep repurchasing. If you agree, then this week is the perfect time to scoop it up for a major discount.
Another anti-aging formula, this one comes in the form of a cleansing gel. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, extracts of peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit, and arginine target wrinkles, dullness, and surface-level buildup. The brand claims that it works for all skin types, though after reading the comments section, it's clear that it can prove to be too drying for dehydrated skin types. If you want to try its blemish-banishing powers out for yourself, follow with an ultra-hydrating moisturizer.
This is a true liquid highlighter. The watery and lightweight formula has finely milled bits of glitter suspended throughout. Apply it to eyes, cheekbones, or all the high points of your face for an eye-catching sheen. We like this classic Arctic White shade, although the Gold Champagne comes in at a close second.
This compact hair dryer was basically made for travel. The handle folds down to meet the barrel, meaning you will save more room in your cramped suitcase (or your overly crowded vanity, like in our case). It also has an ultralight construction for easy transport and maintains hair health and moisture thanks to its tourmaline technology.
A big part of this week's sale is allotted to Sephora Collection makeup brushes. This one is described as a "game changer," by certain customers. It's fan-like bristles and wide area make it perfect for applying powder foundation or body product. One reviewer writes, "I used to dread putting on my foundation and have always tried to find ways to get the shortcut to perfect application. This does the trick and perfectly blends it. This brush has sped up my foundation application routine."
In our humble opinion, everyone needs a trusty concealer brush to easily and accurately cover blemishes and dark under-eye circles. This one (which also hails from Sephora Collection) is half off for this week only, so why not replace your old one with something brand-new?
Use this stippling brush to apply powder, liquid, or cream foundations. The dense and flat-topped brush head will keep the product on the skin and not absorbed inside the bristles themselves (like other brushes are wont to do). There's also a smaller version of the brush on sale, namely the Sephora Collection Pro Small Stippling Brush #42 ($7), which works in the same way but is meant for smaller and harder-to-reach areas of the face.
Here's another stippling brush discounted at 50% off. It's made from a blend of natural and synthetic fibers to apply any type of makeup—whether liquid, cream, or powder—just like the other aforementioned stippling brushes. Just be sure you're actually stippling or dabbing the product into the skin when you apply. It will provide a more airbrushed finish than what would result from using a windshield-wiper motion.
You can shop these discounted products both online and in-store starting today and lasting through Wednesday. If something (or multiple things) catch your eye, then we recommend acting fast because they're only available for as long as stock remains. If one of them sells out, it will return to regular retail price when it's restocked. We needn't say it, but you shouldn't let that happen. Beauty sales are always worth getting in on.