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Size 11 oz/ 330 mL · ITEM 1592724
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$290.00

So good...Spot on...touched my face and my goodness....I keep of mine in a spray bottle that gives an even and fine mist (you can find atomizers anywhere and keep refilling, or they sell a small spray bottle version) spray a layer on morning and night and either pat it in or just wait for it to dry on it's own.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An award-winning signature essence that moisturizes and brightens, revealing youthful-looking, radiant skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II’s signature product, has a formula that has remained unchanged for nearly 40 years. This coveted essence combines the power of nature with advanced technology to benefit the overall appearance of skin. Facial Treatment Essence is a pure, lightweight liquid made of 90 percent Pitera™—a bio-ingredient rich in vitamins, organic acids, minerals, and amino acids that work together to support skin cell renewal. With powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, Pitera is a miracle ingredient that is exclusive to SK-II.

This essence refines the look of pores for smoother skin texture. It hydrates skin to support its elasticity and resistance to wrinkles. It also works over time to diminish the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone. In as little as 14 days, skin looks visibly smoother, firmer, and more radiant.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
SK-II is one of the most trusted and bestselling skincare brands in Asia, and is quickly becoming a must-have among beauty experts in North America. Facial Treatment Essence is SK-II's bestselling product and a staple in many Asian beauty regimens. Essences are clear liquids rich in active ingredients and light in consistency. Designed for maximum hydration, brightening, and smoothing of the skin, SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence was among the first in this new skin care category. The lightweight formula allows for faster absorption and higher penetration as compared to traditional creams and moisturizers, and Facial Treatment Essence is the only beauty essence made up of more than 90 percent Pitera.

It is fragrance-free, colorant-free, and not tested on animals.
Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1924901
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$44.00

Skin saver...HOLY GRAIL...Leaves my face so soft and feeling hydrated!...After I have washed my face with a cleanser ill go in with this on a cotton pad and this removes ALL the left behind dirt from throughout the day, whether I wore makeup or not.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An alcohol-free cleansing toner infused with real rose petals to remove residual impurities, refine the appearance of pores, and soften skin for a healthy-looking complexion.

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

If you want to know more…
Tone down pores. Tone up hydration. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a cleansing toner that removes impurities and refines the appearance of pores for a deeply hydrated, healthy-looking, velvety soft complexion. Infused with real rose petals, the gentle formula clears the skin of surface debris, pollution particles, and residual impurities, while leaving it feeling refreshed and prepped for the skincare ritual that follows. It also contains rosewater and rose flower oil to help soothe and nourish the skin, while angelica leaf extract and hyaluronic acid help to retain moisture.

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

What else you need to know:
This product is an OK! Magazine 2017 Spring Beauty Award winner.

"Let us count the ways we love this toner: the divine rose scent, the floating petals and, most of all, its ability to deep-clean skin without stripping it."—OK! Magazine "Infused with real rose petals, Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a heavenly experience for your skin and your senses. This gentle, refreshing toner contains pore-refining rose fruit extract, soothing rosewater, and nourishing rose flower oil, as well as moisture-retaining angelica leaf extract and hyaluronic acid. The result is a healthy, deeply hydrated, and velvety soft complexion."—Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

Research results:
In an in-vivo test:
- 100% said it helped clear pollution particles and residual impurities
- 97% felt it softened and refreshed their skin
- 94% reported it left their skin smooth
- 90% felt it was soothing
- 46% increased hydration for 6 hours after application
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1931526
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$54.00

Not Bad...IN LOVE...I had to wash it off my face because it was so strong....I'm always a fan of using skin care with Glycerin in it as a primer because I find it does a better job, so I was happy when I read this is basically a combo of the two!
What it is:
An innovative, water-based, dual purpose serum, which helps protect the skin from free radical damage, while preparing it for longer-lasting makeup application.

What it does:
FARSÁLI’s Unicorn Essence at Sephora is enriched with four superfruit extracts that are loaded with antioxidants—known for their antiaging properties: açaí berry, goji berry, elderberry, and blueberry. The Açaí berries and blueberries not only contain powerful antioxidants, they are also packed with vitamin C, which supports the skin tone. Thanks to its water-based formula, this serum will allow your skin to soak up the supplements, leaving it hydrated without a greasy residue.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
ITEM 1573062
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$99.00

love it...wow wow!...The clearing lotion and essencw were both very effective with moisturizing my face and neck....(Dramatic, I know, but a great product is a great product.) I've been using these products for about six months now, and I'll never stop.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An essential collection of three SK-II bestsellers to help you begin your journey to radiant, youthful skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
Discover the power of Pitera™ with three of SK-II's bestselling skin care products in one essential trial set. SK-II's signature ingredient, Pitera, is rich with vitamins, organic acids, minerals, and amino acids that work together to enhance the skin's natural rejuvenation process. With its powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, Pitera is the key ingredient in these three products. When used together, skin becomes significantly smoother, visibly firmer, and more radiant.

This set contains:
- 1 oz/ 29.6 mL Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
- 2.5 oz/ 7 3.9 mL Facial Treatment Essence
- Facial Treatment Mask

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

What else you need to know:
These products are free of fragrance and colorants and are not tested on animals.
Size 6.7 oz · ITEM 1018423
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$80.00

LOVE IT...Love it....I have combo/oily skin, and this preps my face perfectly for the rest of my skin care, and then my makeup....my frs recommended for this toner since I told her my face gets dry out very fast and I think its time for me to change a new kind toner, and this turns out perfect, very hydrating!!!
What it is:
A softening lotion formula to intensely hydrate skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This rejuvenating softening lotion delivers immediate hydration and improves skin's own moisturizing power. It responds to changes in climate to keep the skin's moisture level constant, regardless of location or time of year. Recommended for all skin types and both morning and evening use, the result is supple, smooth, comfortable skin.

What else you need to know:
Prized in Japan for over a century, Eudermine is one of Shiseido's oldest products—introduced in 1897.
Size 2.53 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1686351
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$42.00

I love...love it...My oily face loves this product!...I have been suffering from dry flaky skin for a month and I have sensitive skin that when I put any cream or serum it stings my face and doesn't absorb but this serum by Beliif worked for me in just one application.
What it is:
An instant, lightweight hydration recharger serum that is powerfully effective for deep, lasting hydration.

What it is formulated to do:
Hungarian Water Essence recharges skin's lost hydration back in an instant. This formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including rosemary and lavender—powerful hydrating and antioxidant agents. This ultra-light watery texture instantly glides onto skin to provide a burst of powerful moisture that penetrates skin for a long-lasting hydration, leaving the skin healthy-looking, soft, and supple.

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

What else you need to know:
This dermatologist tested product is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.

Research results:
In clinical tests:
- 20% recharged hydration level
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1943026
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$42.00

Love it...Love it!...My face seems more supple and flawless and I've had many compliments on how radiant my skin has looked....The essence feels tightening upon application and looks brightening in a "I just went for a brisk walk" kind of way, but both the look and the feeling fade for me within an hour or two.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A brightening essence that immediately sweeps away dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother, more even skin.

Solutions for:
- Uneven skin tone
- Dark spots
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
The gentle yet effective Brightening Essence combines two powerhouse ingredients: glycolic acid to support natural cell turnover and Caudalie’s exclusive 100 percent organic grape water to soothe and hydrate. Infused with white peony extract, the formula enhances luminosity, works to buff away any dead skin cells, and refines skin texture. By adding this simple step to your regimen, your skincare will work better, faster.

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

What else you need to know:
In a clinical test/self-evaluation on 33 volunteers:
- 100% of volunteers found the product did not irritate the skin

After 7 days:
- 91% of volunteers found their skin texture was refined
- 88% of volunteers found their skin texture was more luminous

After 28 days:
- 91% of volunteers found their pores were tighter
- 82% of volunteers found their skin was radiant

After 56 days:
- 91% of volunteers found their dark spots were lighter
- 91% of volunteers found their complexion was even

After 56 days, when used with Vinoperfect Radiance Serum:
- 2x more efficient in lightening spots and pigmentation
- 5x more efficient in achieving skin translucency
Size 2 oz/ 60 mL · ITEM 1966308
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$36.00

love !!!...Love it!...Love it, hydrates my face and smells amazing....I got a travel size version of the Water Bank Essence in the Laneige Slumber Party kit and, no joke, I'm in L O V E with this paired along with the Water Bank Moisture Cream.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A must-have essence for smoother, rehydrated skin.

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

If you want to know more…
Formulated with hydro ionized mineral water, this essence delivers six essential minerals—zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and sodium—to help skin look toned and smooth. The luxurious formula delivers around-the-clock hydration and protection for skin that looks supple and silky.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested. LANEIGE does not test ingredients or products on animals.
Size 4.05 oz/ 120 mL · ITEM 1984715
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$145.00

LOVE it!...HOLY GRAIL...I now wake up in the morning and look at the mirror to find my face looks better after the sleep (I am in 40's....I use it like a toner - the first thing goes on my face after cleansing, now my face can't without it, I'm addicted and SO happy Sephora carry it now.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
An anti-aging essence that rejuvenates the appearance of skin's clarity, tone, and texture.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
This anti-aging essence delivers the antioxidant power of Single Extract Formula™. Created using the patented Full Body Extraction™, it promotes prebiotics to prevent further signs of skin aging. Vintage Tea Leaf™, containing green tea’s precious substance catechin, works to improve the appearance of skin’s clarity, texture, and elasticity.

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

What else you need to know:
Steeped in centuries of Korean heritage, Amore Pacific has unearthed the extraordinary skin-health benefits of Asian botanicals, channeling these ingredients into luxurious, high-performance anti-aging skincare.

It carefully utilizes green tea cultivated from the Dolsongi Green Tea Garden; the first of the three green tea gardens that Amore Pacific owns and operates on Jeju Island off the South Coast of Korea. The green tea leaves are handpicked and naturally fermented in optimal conditions for 50 days. These fermented leaves are then transferred by tea masters and placed into "onggi's", traditional Korean earthware band buried in the earth, to age naturally for another 50 days. After 100 days of waiting and a 24-hours slow extraction process, Amore Pacific’s Vintage Single Extract Essence is perfected.
Size 1.68 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1686369
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$42.00

Love it...Face Saver...my makeup lasts all day, my face isn't gross and greasy....It doesn't leave a weird texture or feeling on my face and sinks in almost immediately, which is great for the days I'm doing my makeup.
What it is:
An essence that prevents oil and shine without leaving skin dry and tight.

What it is formulated to do:
Hydra Sebum Control Essence is a lightweight essence that infuses refreshing hydration onto skin upon application, then instantly transforms into a matte finish to minimize oil and shine. Clinically tested to decrease surface sebum by 20 percent, this unique formula leaves skin feeling balanced, yet hydrated and refreshed. It is formulated with green clay and tangerine peel—natural ingredients known to refine skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores.

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

What else you need to know:
This dermatologist tested product is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.

Research results:
In a clinical test:
- 20% decreased sebum secretion
Size 6.7 oz/ 198 mL · ITEM 1789189
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$50.00

in love...But wow....Every single premises of my face is smooth....I received a trial size of this in a bag of samples that I got with a purchase on black Friday, and I honestly had never heard of it or understood exactly what it was intended to do for my skin, but because I love Lancome products I gave it a shot.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A highly effective essence inspired by Korean skin care routines that acts as a moisture magnet while relieving dullness and revitalizing skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
Formulated with goji berry, lemon balm, and vitamin E, this essence immediately leaves skin feeling comfortable and hydrated. The unique texture of oil droplets suspended in water fuels your skin with bursts of hydration. Its anti-fatigue formula provides 24-hour hydration while replumping and revitalizing the skin for an instantly glowing complexion. In as little as one week, skin looks healthier.

Why add an essence to your routine? Essences provide an added layer of hydration to the skin after cleansing. For optimal results, use the Pearly Essence before Advanced Génifique to boost the efficaciousness of your serum.

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

What else you need to know:
Tired of looking tired? Énergie de Vie is a simple, efficacious routine that works to reawaken tired, dull skin, giving you an instant glow. Today's signs of fatigue could turn into tomorrow's visible signs of aging. Lack of sleep, high stress, pollution, daily life excesses—all these environmental factors alter the appearance of the skin.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1540368
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$68.00

love it...that good...It hydrates your skin and is perfect for after washing your face and before a serum....It hydrates your skin and is perfect for after washing your face and before a serum.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A moisture boosting toner with 21 high-performance ingredients.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Firmness and loss of elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
This toner contains 21 high-performance ingredients to deliver moisture and create a plumper-looking appearance. The non-toxic formula also helps enhance the performance of moisturizers and serums that follow, while natural humectants help draw moisture from the environment for extra hydration.

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

Beauty Tip:
Keep it in your clutch or makeup bag for a hydration and radiance boost anytime. Cocktail with any serum to enhance hydration.

What else you need to know:
This product is 95 percent organic and is free from toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, and GMOs.
Size 1 oz · ITEM 1775386
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$78.00

HOLY GRAIL...Silky Serum...Twice a day I cleanse with Murad, use 2 pumps of this for my face, neck & chest (excluding my nose), then follow with pure coconut oil all over....I got this as a sample size with my points and as soon as I started using it I could feel a difference on my skin, my eczema dry patches are completely gone since I've been using this product, I still get them from time to time but they go away faster than usual (would take me sometimes even a month for one to calm down and it wouldn't even go completely) and they are significantly smaller in size too so this is my new holy grail product!
What it is:
A silky, weightless, moisture-enhancing treatment that optimizes skin’s capacity to attract and retain hydration, leaving it soft, plump, and youthful-looking.

What it is formulated to do:
By working deep within skin’s surface, Mexican blue agave leaf extract restores the skin’s ability to attract and retain water, resulting in more supple, plump skin. Glycolic acid gently and evenly exfoliates to promote skin’s natural renewal, and a botanical blend of watermelon, apple, and lentil helps reduce dryness, flakiness, and rough patches by providing the building blocks of skin’s own natural moisturizing factor.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

Research results:
In a Murad sponsored study:
- Combine with Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for 5 times the hydrating power
- 100% instantly saw smoother, silkier, more supple skin texture
- 94% saw plumper, more resilient skin with a visible boost in bounce
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1843242
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$50.00

Love it...worth it....Works miracles on my face!...Well, I've been using it for about a month and a half now and the results just get better and better.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating face serum that soothes skin and visibly reduces redness with sake.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Redness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This nourishing face serum soothes and visibly reduces redness due to dry skin with hydrating and brightening sake. The vitamin and mineral-rich sake delivers long-lasting moisture, while antioxidant-driven caffeine and sea algae-derived sea whip soothe skin by blocking inflammation from external irritants. It absorbs into skin with no greasy residue for a smooth, silky appearance, helping to support skin’s natural renewal process, increase brightness, visibly firm, and even texture. It leaves the complexion soft, smooth, and silky with increased luminance and even texture.

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

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested and free of preservatives, artificial fragrance, color, gluten, and ethanol alcohol.

Essential to every product is boscia's botanical blend, which is an effective mix of jojoba Leaf and willowherb. Jojoba leaf is a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent free radical damage caused by pollution, UV rays, and other environmental irritants. Willowherb is a natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness.
Size 1.68 oz · ITEM 1840297
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$42.00

great stuff...worth trying!!...Makes my face really soft and moisturized....Might try something a bit stronger for really acne prone skin, but this is a wonderful line for acne prevention and deep cleansing
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A gentle solution for problematic skin formulated with white willow bark extract and tea tree oil to naturally hydrate and soothe skin for skin that’s refreshed and shine-free.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Acne and blemishes
- Redness

If you want to know more…
This gentle yet effective soothing essence is for troubled, oily, and easily irritable sensitive skin without harmful additives. The natural herbal formula provides anti-redness, anti-bacterial, and astringent properties that help to detoxify and calm troubled, irritated skin. Providing a matte and shine-free glow, it delivers a rush of soothing hydration to keep skin supple and prepared to absorb the effects of the next skin care step.

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

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologically tested, noncomedogenic, and free of mineral oil, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.
Size 1.01 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1610021
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$89.00

It is fine...Great primer!...It provides antioxidant protection as well as I found my face doesnt look yellow or dull few hours after using it....I find it just functions as a very basic hydrating serum for sensitive skin.
What it is:
A rich, botanical-based serum that deeply moisturizes for firmer, hydrated skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This hydrating serum contains 36 botanical extracts and natural amino acids to support healthy, ordinary functions of the skin. It absorbs quickly and efficiently to prevent dryness or dehydration, and leaves the skin fresh, firm, and more resilient.

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

What else you need to know:
This cruelty-free product is formulated without artificial fragrance, color, and petroleum derived mineral oil.
Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2014314
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$47.00

In love...love it!...Absorbs fast and makes my face so glowy....I have been using this essence for a month now and my skin is smoother, softer and has a glow.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A concentrated essence with a a lightweight texture that boosts hydration.

Solutions for:
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This patented concentration of the CHA 7 es Complex™ is made up of nutrient fruit extracts that target seven signs of early aging while improving skin's moisture level, texture, and tone. Pomegranate extract helps to support the appearance of increased firmness and elasticity. Avocado protein extracts help support the natural skin barrier, while antioxidants like peach extract increase suppleness and skin vitality.

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

What else you need to know:
The key to Saturday Skin is the Cha-7 es Complex™,an exclusive peptide formula that supports the skin's natural regeneration process. Rooted in science and derived from natural ingredients, the complex supports collagen and elasticity while reducing melanin production for a flawless complexion.

This product is free of added color, fragrance and is cruelty-free.