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Size 3.3 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1524073
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$33.00

in love...Loved it...And it cleared up my acne!!!!!...I have sensitive skin that tends to break out at the drop of a hat, and because of that I have to be careful what new products I try.
What it is:
A purifying, balancing, and mattifying formula that gently polishes away dead skin cells and refines skin texture.

What it is formulated to do:
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant for normal to oily skin gently polishes away and dissolves dead skin cells and impurities to instantly reveal a healthy-looking, clear complexion. The purifying formula further works to refine skin texture, absorb excess oil, and regulate sebum production for perfectly balanced skin.

Umbrian Clay, Fresh’s proprietary ingredient, has a uniquely high-mineral content that works to neutralize acidity, absorb oil, and refine pores to purify the complexion, while natural bamboo and olive exfoliants gently polish away dulling, dead skin cells. The formula is further enriched with meadowsweet extract, known to regulate excess sebum production to control oil and shine; lemon fruit extract, which helps promote cell regeneration for a brighter, more radiant complexion; olive leaf extract, which helps to restore suppleness and protect against free radicals; and chamomile flower and lavender water, notable for their soothing properties.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
“A close friend of ours used to suffer from severe cystic acne until she came upon an ultra-fine clay in an herbal store in Italy. We traced its origins to the small Italian town of Nocera Umbra, the sole source of this naturally occurring clay, and learned that it has been the basis of therapeutic treatments for centuries.”—Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, Fresh Founders

This product has been proven to mattify the skin and proven to be non- comeodegenic.

Research results:
After an independent consumer testing panel used Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant:
- 97% felt the product exfoliated, deeply cleansed, and purified their skin
- 91% reported smoother, brighter, clarified, and more supple skin with decreased roughness
- 88% said it evened skin tone and smoothed imperfections
- 85% noticed it balanced their skin, regulated sebum production, and reduced shine
- 82% felt it minimized the appearance of pores and calmed their skin
ITEM 1497858
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$42.00

Worth it...The best...These acne pads are amazing!...I blamed the Product and stopped using it immediately until someone informed me that some products can make your acne worse and then better plus I'd have to stick with it for a while to see some results.....I've had this now for about 2 months and I'm happy to say that my acne is almost all cleared up and on top of that I believe my dark spots are fading and then pads helped new dark spots from forming as well!!!
What it is:
A daily acne treatment featuring Dr. Gross’s unique L-Carnitine Clearing Complex to help fight the five characteristics of breakouts.

What it is formulated to do:
Whether your skin troubles are stress-related, hormonal, or family-inherited, these pads work to target blemishes at all stages, even before you see them on your skin. In addition to clearing pores, the exfoliating formula provides anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits to help flatten blemishes, address post-acne marks, and fade the appearance of dark spots. Depending on the severity, skin may look clearer, healthier, and more balanced within 10-15 days. Continue to use daily to help prevent further breakouts. Includes 45 pre-soaked treatment pads.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
Size 2 oz · ITEM 1201748
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$85.00

My FAV...Love it...Idk how because nothing has helped with my acne but this is keeping the acne under control, making my face feel and look extremely smooth & radiant & idk if it's this or the Argan oil that I've been using after I use this but one of them is also slowly making my acne scars look lighter and lighter so this is definitely going to be a staple in my skin scare regimen now!...I put this on my face and within seconds my face felt like it was on fire I knew this product was working instantly and you only need to leave it on for a little while (10-30 seconds for sensitive skin and up to 3 minutes for everyone else) I have never had to use a sensitive skin peel or exfoliant but I couldn't handle much more than a minute of this.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A dual-action exfoliator that smooths and polishes to reveal a glowing, radiant complexion in as little as one use.

Solutions for:
- Dullness/uneven texture
- Pores
- Dark spots/uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
”The Hollywood 2-minute facial.” Exfoliate and polish skin with ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment to reveal a glowing, fresh-from-the-clinic complexion. Kate’s bestselling exfoliator is formulated with face scrubbing natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores without over-drying skin. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes— papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin—reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier-looking complexion in as little as one use. This signature formula works both physically and enzymatically to deliver safe, dramatic results from the comfort of your home.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
When you use ExfoliKate in the shower, the steam will help to activate the enzymes, making it even more effective. Use with ExfoliKate® Cleanser for optimal results.

"Exfoliation is such an important step in maintaining healthy skin, no matter what the weather is. Oils and impurities become trapped under the skin and exfoliation is key."—Kate Somerville

Research results:
Results based on an independent clinical study:
After just 1 use:
- 94% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in skin texture
- 97% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of pores
- 100% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles

After 4 weeks:
- 100% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of skin texture, pores, crow’s feet, fine line, and wrinkles
Size 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 579490
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$22.00

MY FAV...love it...Great exfoliator for acne prone skin!...its a good exfoliator if ur used to exfoliating definately too harsh on first time user, it hurts a lot the first time I use it but if u put some cleanser to use with it or get used to it, its a really good scrub
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A water-based scrub for oily skin.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Pores
- Acne and blemishes

If you want to know more…
This scrub de-flakes skin, unclogs pores, and visibly softens fine lines to help you achieve a clearer and more refreshed complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested and free of fragrance, oil, mineral oil, alcohol, talc, silicone, and gluten. It is comprised of 100 percent vegan ingredients.
ITEM 1673813
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$65.00

A PLUS...It's ok...Felt like it also helped clear up my acne as well....I'm very, very lucky that I do not have to subject my face to cosmetic use more than 1x per month (I know, it sounds odd to many I'm sure... but I prefer my skin to be flawless & if anything only have to use scarce touches now and then such as a nice mascara, blotting papers, and I like to use UD's De-Slick Compact Powder to not only reduce shine but to lightly even out my skin tone/decrease redness.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A water-activated exfoliant of nourishing Japanese rice bran that transforms to a creamy foam for smooth, polished skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pores

If you want to know more…
The Polished Rice Enzyme Powders provide non-abrasive daily exfoliation to create a smooth, makeup-ready canvas. Rice and papaya enzymes delivered in a creamy, rich foam soften, exfoliate, and gently release debris, promoting healthy, natural skin turnover to instantly reveal glowing, baby-soft skin. Hadasei-3™—a trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods green tea, rice, and algae—helps restore youthful radiance. Daily use helps to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation.

Each Rice Enzyme Powder contains active ingredients tailored to your skin type's needs:
- Classic (best for normal/combination/dry skin): nourishes and conditions with crushed pearl extract.
- Deep (best for combination/oily skin): Japanese wild rose diminishes the look of pores and refines skin texture, while Japanese leopard lily clarifies skin and helps prevent breakouts.
- Gentle (best for dry skin): licorice root extract moisturizes and helps prevent tightness.
- Indigo (best for sensitive skin): natural Japanese indigo calms and soothes easily irritated and inflamed skin.

What else you need to know:
The heart of the geisha’s beauty ritual is daily exfoliation to prepare a perfectly smooth canvas for her performance makeup. For centuries, geisha used the milky water from the first wash of rice for soft, clear skin and to polish their most delicate treasures. The Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder brings this secret to the modern makeup lover.

This pure formula is non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, and cruelty-free. It does not include harsh abrasives that can damage skin or cause inflammation, and is formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, urea, DEA, or TEA.

Beauty that gives back: every Tatcha purchase you make supports girls’ education around the world. Tatcha is proud to partner with Room to Read to transform girls’ futures.—Victoria Tsai, Founder

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Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 3 oz/ 85 g · ITEM 1910538
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$28.00

wow !...Love :)...Also helped with some mild acne....Benzoyl peroxide products helping but that can bleach clothing so I hate to use it so this really is a God-send as I don't want to bleach my close, but I fee l so self conscious about having spots on my shoulders/upper back.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An exfoliating, cleansing facial scrub to purify pores, diminish dullness, and smooth the texture for more youthful-looking skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Pores
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
Transforming Walnut Scrub is a two-in-one, lightly foaming scrub that exfoliates and cleanses to purify your pores. Formulated with a blend of walnut powder, ginseng, and chamomile extracts, it goes beyond exfoliation for a deep cleansing, pore-purifying action that diminishes dullness. This indulgent scrub improves the skin’s texture and smooths skin, leaving the complexion fresh, invigorated with a youthful-looking glow.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Walnuts are Ole’s favorite snack, but that’s not the only reason why he chose to use them in this scrub. The walnut powder gently lifts and loosens dead skin cells, making it ideal for exfoliation.

This product is vegan.

Research results:
In a consumer study on 35 women after 1 week:
- 97% said it creates healthier-looking skin
- 94% felt that it leaves skin radiant
- 94% said it seems to purify pores

- 94% said it evens out the skin’s texture
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1596527
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$20.50

my fav...it's ok...What it'sn't as effective at, is clearing acne....i was really hesitant to switch over to a new facial cleanser due to the fact I have SUPER sensitive skin and im already going through a little breakout but I found that this cleanser works great!
What it is:
A two-in-one cleanser and exfoliator that refines and smooths skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This two-in-one scrubby cleanser is fortified with radiance-boosting panax ginseng and caffeine while jojoba and carnauba wax gently exfoliate to help unclog pores. Skin looks smoother and brighter, and feels perfectly refreshed and squeaky clean. Best for all skin types, the uplifting 100 percent natural essential oil blend of grapefruit, lemon, and spearmint perks you up so you’re ready to face the day.

Research results:
In sensory testing:
- 98% of panelists felt it gentle to skin
- 90% of panelists felt the scent of grapefruit, lemon, and spearmint left them feeling energized after just 1 use

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid. 

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without: 
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 2 oz · ITEM 1161520
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$79.00

LOVE IT...not bad...New Onset Adult Acne MIRACLE Worker...dr. brandt's microderm is great because its a super gentle mechanical exfoliator that can be used a couple times a week or less for those with sensitive skin, but use it a few times, etc. and it will remove all the surface debris and gunk like sebum, dirt, makeup, etc. that's left over from a hard day or just whatever is left over after cleansing.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A cult-favorite exfoliator that refines the look of skin’s texture and softens imperfections for a radiant, smoother, clearer, and brighter complexion—in minutes.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Blemishes

If you want to know more…
Get a youthful glow with this microdermabrasion solution. This formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, provide a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin's texture. Watch as the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations diminish for maximum results in minimal time.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 976720
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$75.00

great *...Love it...I've acne-prone, very sensitive skin....I only need to use a little bit and scrub for a few minutes, then and I get perfectly smooth and soft skin to apply other serums or treatments, or to apply makeup.
What it is:
A high-performance exfoliating facial that contains a calming, hydrating complex to leave skin feeling healthy and radiant.

What it is formulated to do:
This high-performance chemical peel and microdermabrasion session are synthesized into a single, easy-to-use facial rejuvenating treatment. It helps improve the appearance of fine lines, post-acne discoloration, enlarged pores, facial keratosis pilaris (chicken skin bumps), and blotchy skin discoloration due to sun damage, melasma, freckles, and aging. The powerful formula energizes a dull, lifeless complexion while hydrating dry, flaky skin. Featuring a dual-action exfoliator, it prepares skin for deeper penetration of post-procedural skin treatments.

What else you need to know:
This product is cruelty-free, dermatologist tested and approved, allergy tested, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, non-drying, and noncomedogenic. It is formulated without fragrance, dye, and gluten.
Size 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 47936
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$22.00

My Fave...5 stars...good for sensitive acne-prone skin...I was given a (very generously sized) sample, and I think it's a great scrub, and a much less costly alternative to the one I've been using (ok, even when I do have to pay for a tube!
What it is:
A gentle skin polisher that smooths and refines skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This dermatologist-developed exfoliating scrub gently brushes away roughness and flakiness. It smooths skin to lessen the appearance of fine lines while clearing the way for moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, dermatologist developed, and free of fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol, SLS, talc, silicone, and gluten. It is comprised of 100 percent vegan ingredients.
Size 1 oz/ 30 g · ITEM 1933696
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$25.00

my fav...love it...After five or six uses, my face looks fresh and bright, no acne, and is well moisturized....Something that all acne prone people especially need to remember and all face types in general need to know, is how IMPORTANT it's to once or twice a week to exfoliate away the dead skin or layer of skin on top of your face to nourish skin.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An all-in-one refining exfoliator and nourishing mask made with pure brown sugar and real strawberries that creates the appearance of a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

Solutions for:
- Dullness/uneven texture
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This innovative formula is powered by pure brown sugar, a natural humectant that seals in moisture, to gently buff away dry, dull skin. Real wild strawberries packed with vitamin C help brighten and soothe, while hydrating plum seed oil and grapeseed oil leave the skin soft and supple. An invigorating aroma from a natural blend of citrus oils further enhances the experience.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is an InStyle Magazine 2017 Best Beauty Buys award winner as Best Scrub for Dry Skin.

Fresh Co-founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg's grandmothers used sugar, a natural antiseptic, to heal their scrapes when they were children. Wanting to pass this ritual on to the world, they bottled their shared tradition, pioneering the use of sugar in the beauty industry.

Research results:
In an in-vivo consumer test:
- 97% of participants reported improved skin texture and softer, more supple skin
- 94% of participants reported it had an exfoliating effect and decreased rough patches
- 88% of participants reported soothed skin that felt silky and velvety
- 85% of participants reported their skin was radiant

Size 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1314723
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$32.00

In love...It's OK...My acne cleared up immensely!...I haven't noticed a change in my skin being more even toned, at all but I have only used it for a couple of weeks 2-3 times per week at this point so I can't judge it too much as of yet on that.
What it is:
A creamy cleansing face scrub.

What it does:
This effective scrub cleanses and exfoliates, removing dead skin cells to leave skin smooth and even-toned. Suitable for all skin types, Face Polish helps remove dead skin cells with purifying microbeads, while emollients soften the skin.

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested.
Size 3 oz/ 85 g · ITEM 1910702
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$28.00

love it...New Fav...Wonderful for acne!!!...I used this before I use my cleanser to help to clear my pores first and so the cleanser can do a better job, and my skin feel extra clean and refreshed!
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A dual-action warming and cooling pore-refining facial scrub with glycolic and lactic acids to deeply purify pores, absorb excess oil, and leave skin soft, smooth, and healthy-looking.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Pores
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This innovative facial scrub is inspired by traditional Scandinavian spas. A dual warm/cool action helps to refine pores as a powerful blend of AHAs—glycolic and lactic acids—helps lift and loosen dead skin cells. Formulated with volcanic sand, Green Fusion Complex™, and neem seed oil, its deeply purifying action absorbs excess oil and helps effectively unclog and minimize the appearance of pores. The scrub invigorates with a refreshing eucalyptus-peppermint scent. The complexion is smooth, soft, and refreshed with a healthy-looking Ole Glow™.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
In Ole’s homeland of Scandinavia, saunas are revered as a place of both physical and mental relaxation, believed to improve circulation and detoxify. A cycle begins with a hot sauna session, followed by a cold plunge into a nearby lake, sea, or swimming pool. This scrub features OleHenriksen’s Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—including green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp), and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties to help absorb excess oil and refine pores. Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub is noncomedogenic. It is a 2018 Teen Vogue Acne Award winner and one of the Best Dermatologist-Recommended Products of 2018.

Research results:
In an independent consumer study on 37 women, after 2 weeks:
- 100% of users agree this product minimizes the appearance of pores
- 100% of users agree this product cleanses, purifies and detoxifies pores
- 100% of users agree this product reduces and absorbs excess oil
- 100% of users agree this product controls oil
- 100% of users agree this product balances skin
- 100% of users agree this product invigorates and revives skin

- 100% of users agree this product smooths and polishes away dry, damaged surface cells
- 100% of users agree this product softens skin
- 97% of users agree this product reduces shine and mattifies skin

- 97% of users agree this product gives skin a healthy glow
Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 2046639
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$35.00

Glow up...It glows!...My dullness and acne scaring has definitely improved!...Ive been using it day and night for the past 2 months now and there's a natural glow to my skin, I don't break out as easily or as much as I used to plus my blemishes have somewhat faded.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A toner that provides a daily dose of clean bio active extracts to help the skin exfoliate and give your skin a balanced glow, naturally.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This effective, skin-resurfacing toner will exfoliate and brighten your complexion, while being gentle enough to use daily. By stimulating the skin to naturally exfoliate, lactic acid and willow bark extract work together to smooth, tone and help reduce the pore size, while azelaic acid precursor will brighten and help to even out skin tone for the perfect glow.

What else you need to know:
Did you know your skin only needs to reach a pH of 3.5 to 4 to achieve its natural glow? This tonic provides a "quality over quantity" formula to deliver the optimum pH your skin needs to trigger its natural exfoliation process and provide a balanced pH of 3.5 to 4. Result: skin is naturally exfoliated smoothed and toned, and pore size is reduced, giving your skin a bright skin tone for the perfect glow.

This product is vegan and free of gluten and nuts. REN never tests on animals. REN uses responsibly sourced board and recycles its packaging. REN only uses natural inks and natural fragrances.

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When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid. 

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without: 
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 5.07 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2065175
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$28.00

In love...love it...No red splotches, no acne flare-ups, no itchiness!...I do feel like my skin is very soft, and I do tend to see some brightness, enough where I feel content without makeup, but I don't have terrible skin so I guess I was looking for a little more umph!
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A gentle, brightening face cleanser infused with vitamin C-rich wild rose to exfoliate skin.

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.