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Size 11 oz/ 330 mL · ITEM 1592724
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$290.00

Spot on...No joke....Oil control is AMAZING....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 iconic essence with over 90 percent pitera.

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

If you want to know more…
SK-II’s signature product and highly awarded bestseller. Essentially unchanged for more than 35 years, this essence transforms all five dimensions of your skin to crystal clear—spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated. With over 90 percent pitera, SK-II's bio-ingredient helps renew skin, boost moisture and radiance, and combat signs of aging.

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. This product is not tested on animals and is free of fragrance and colorants.

Awards:
- Best Essence, Readers’ Choice — 2017 TotalBeauty Awards
- Best Treatment, Designer Skin Buys — 2016 Glamour Beauty Awards
- Best Texture Refiner — 2014 Elite Beauty Buys
- Best Texture Refiner — 2014 Art Bodega Magazine Beauty Awards
Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1924901
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$44.00

A Winner...Best Toner...hydrating toner, smells amazing...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.
What it is: An alcohol-free toner with real rose petals and hyaluronic acid that minimizes pores while deeply hydrating.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rose Fruit Extract: Known for its toning properties.
- Rosewater and Rose Flower Oil: Soothe and nourish.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Made with toning rose fruit extract, soothing rosewater, nourishing rose oil, and real rose petals (you can see them floating!), this gentle liquid clears the complexion of leftover impurities and pollution. Skin is silky soft, refreshed, and prepped for the products you apply after.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

Clinical Results: In vivo test:
- 46% increased hydration for 6 hours after application
- 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
Size 2.53 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1686351
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$42.00

Clear Skin...face saver...Feels great on my skin!...It has a gel consistency which is unusual for an essence, but I like that it feels like I'm putting more than water on my face (most essences are a water consistency).
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 6.7 oz · ITEM 1018423
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$80.00

very soft...holy grail...The Absolute best "essence"/Toner Ever...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 bestselling softening lotion that instantly hydrates and visibly brightens skin without adding weight.

What it is formulated to do:
One of Shiseido’s most iconic products launched in Japan over 100 years ago, this illuminating and hydrating essence is an essential step in any J-beauty routine. The fast-absorbing, silky fluid instantly absorbs and retains moisture thanks to bio-hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Exfoliating enzymes gently slough away dead skin cells, while amino acids nourish. Formulated for all skin types, this featherweight fluid used after cleanser preps the face and helps any serums or moisturizes layered over top penetrate deeper and faster.

What else you need to know:
A subtle peony scent soothes the senses as this powerful formula softens skin.
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1943026
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$42.00

Love it...In love!...Very light, leaves a clean feeling....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 natural brightening essence powered by glycolic acid to sweep away dead skin cells and organic grape water to hydrate, revealing brighter, smoother, and more even skin.

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

If you want to know more…
Instantly brighten with this effective yet gentle concentrated essence, which combines two powerhouse ingredients: glycolic acid to eliminate dead skin cells and Caudalie’s exclusive 100 percent organic grape water to soothe and hydrate. White peony extract enhances luminosity, revealing a new, fresh layer underneath dull skin. By adding this simple step to your regimen, your skincare will work better, faster, and stronger.

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin,and free of all fillers, gluten, GMOs, and synthetic chemicals.
Research results:
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

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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 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2044949
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$68.00

HOLY GRAIL...Skin Savior...softer , radiant , clearer, supple ....I received this as a sample and have used it for a week (yes my little bottle on a cotton pad 2x a day made it a full week, it was so worth getting because I loved it!
What it is: A powerhouse antioxidant prep-step that packs eight benefits into one bottle, including pollution defense.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Winkles, and Pores

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kombucha
- Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract
- Hyaluronic Acid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: The silky essence gives skin a luminous glow, helps fades fine lines, minimizes pores, improves elasticity, smooths its texture, boosts its healthy tone, and hydrates for up to 24 hours. Kombucha, fermented black tea proven to fight wrinkle-causing pollution and free radicals, is the star in this product.
Size 2 oz/ 60 mL · ITEM 1966308
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$36.00

HOLY GRAIL...Great serum...Buying this was worth the money....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

HOLY GRAIL...New Holy Grail...This is no joke!...I like incorporating an essence into my skincare routine, but at this price, with minimal results, it's likely I will find a less expensive essence and not purchase - unless I see some real change.
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.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2014314
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$47.00

New glow!...cute bottle...Love this essence....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.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1540368
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$68.00

great smell...Smells lovely...I'm so happy with the TH brand....I have been a tata Harper fan for awhile and I have been using the products for about 3-4 years.
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.

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.

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 1 oz · ITEM 1775386
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$78.00

Top notch...HOLY GRAIL...this almost instantly turned my skin around....this is a very light, yet very moisturizing product, can be used alone or as a primer, immediately gets absorbed , leaving skin silky smooth, no breakouts, no remaining dry patches for its consistency.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

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:
Clinically tested by an independent laboratory and proven safe for sensitive skin.

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 6.7 oz/ 198 mL · ITEM 1789189
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$50.00

Best Toner...BEAUTIFUL SKIN!...Amazing For Dry Skin...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 1843242
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$50.00

Be consistent!...Holy grail !!!!...Perfect hydrating serum for acne prone skin...Helpful info for anyone who it might pertain to: I've combination skin, but I've a job that has me outside doing manual labor for 10-12 hrs so I'm sweaty most of the day.
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 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.

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.
Size 5 oz · ITEM 1833045
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$42.00

No Joke!...Excellent toner...The bottle will last for a while....I deducted a couple of stars because I have been using it consistently for a couple of months and I feel like it does well for my skin but I did think it would've done better.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating essence that works to energize the appearance of dull, depleted skin with five root extracts.

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

If you want to know more…
This energizing, treatment essence is formulated with 46 percent root extracts—including red panax ginseng, grandiflorum root extract, lanceolata root extract, indian lotus leaf extract, and greater burdock root extract. Each was selected for its ability to brighten the appearance of dull, tired skin and diminish visible signs of aging and pollution. Packed with antiaging and hydrating ingredients, the cooling, quick-absorbing formula helps to soothe skin and leave it balanced and prepared for next skin care steps.

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

What else you need to know:
Curated by Glow Recipe, the go-to for the best Korean beauty innovations. Glow Recipe is at the forefront of the latest K-beauty trends, identifying and bringing only top quality products and skin care secrets stateside. Get your glow on!

This product is free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, and mineral oils.
Size 1.68 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1686369
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$42.00

Face Saver...Great Essence...good product easy on skin...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 5 oz · ITEM 1833052
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$46.00

the best essence...I'm a total fan now!...I definitely recommend it for every skin type!...Having been on a K-beauty routine for some time now, I've found a few essences that work well with my skin type, that add the hydration it needs, and one of those essences is this Blithe Vital Treatment Essence for Lifting.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating, antiaging essence that improves the appearance of rough skin with a blend of eight nourishing beans.

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

If you want to know more…
This nourishing essence is formulated with 80 percent bean extracts—including lentil, black bean, carob, and soybean extracts. This soothing, deeply hydrating blend is supported by small capsules of vitamin E, which instantly melt into the skin upon application leaving it balanced and prepped for next skin care steps. Packed with antiaging and hydrating ingredients, skin is left smooth and youthful-looking.

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

What else you need to know:
Curated by Glow Recipe, the go-to for the best Korean beauty innovations. Glow Recipe is at the forefront of the latest K-beauty trends, identifying and bringing only top quality products and skin care secrets stateside. Get your glow on!

This product is free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, and mineral oils.