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Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1943026
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$49.00

Highly Recommend...Love the product!...Just looks like dirty pieces of skin are coming off my face (even though I would have washed my face with a pretty good cleanser my Clarisonic)....Wish I was rich so I could get one of these for the discoloration on my tummy and arms :( haha but for my face it's definitely worth it in my opinion!
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

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.

Your purchase helps the planet. Caudalie donates 1% of sales to plant trees. Merci!
Size 1.3 oz/ 40 mL · ITEM 1893031
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$73.00

Fair Product...Good but too fragrant...A must have for me, if you have dry skin I would definitely suggest trying this....As far as hydrating serums go, this is the one that has worked the best for my dehydrated skin.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A three-in-one hydrating serum for moisturizing, refining, and toning in a single step.

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

If you want to know more…
This multi-benefit serum enriched with natural ingredients—including mallow flower and haberlea leaf—offers three actions in one single step. The ultra-concentrated moisturizing of a serum, the brightening radiance boost of a gentle peel, and the instant toning effect of a lotion. Its translucent blue, hydrating liquid texture gives the skin an instant splash of freshness. Day after day, skin is left fresh, radiant, and revitalized.

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

What else you need to know:
Dior Hydra Life is a complete skincare collection created to hydrate the skin using gentle, effective, naturally derived ingredients. Each product helps achieve the look of a fresh, glowing complexion to look healthy and naturally beautiful, even without makeup. This product is dermatologically tested.

Research results:
In a use test of 60 women using the product:
Upon application:
- 82% Reported skin is deeply hydrated
- 93% Reported skin is fresher
- Overall, women reported 30% increase in Radiance of the complexion

After 1 month:
-87% Reported skin is deeply hydrated
-93% Reported skin is fresher
- Overall, women reported 44% increase in Radiance of the complexion

Size 11 oz/ 330 mL · ITEM 1592724
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$290.00

Spot on...No joke....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....Perhaps if I would've started using this at a younger age, and used it for years, it would've helped me maintain a youthful appearance, but alas, it didn't help my skin enough that would make me shell out money for this product on a regular basis.
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 2.53 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1686351
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$42.00

face saver...Clear 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)....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 6.7 oz · ITEM 1018423
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$82.00

very soft...holy grail...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!!!...Not only has it not irritated my hyper-sensitive skin, it has made a world of a difference: I can't stop touching my own face because it's so incredibly soft.
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 2044949
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$68.00

HOLY GRAIL...Skin Savior...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!...When I put it on my face I was amazed of how good my face smelled it was like I wanted to eat my face but do recommend really helped my face a lot
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 Wrinkles, 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.
ITEM 1573062
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$99.00

HOLY GRAIL...More radiant....They do go a long way -- even though this is the "mini size" of the essence, I'm only halfway done with the bottle, and I finished the toner a few weeks ago, however I was a lot more thrifty with the toner then is directed -- I didn't splash a lot onto a cotton round and apply to my face but I took just a few drops on my face like I do with my essence and then used a cotton round to wipe clean....I've been using it for about a month and have notice that my skin has a more even tone, is firmer, brighter, smaller pores, so much softer, and slight fading of some dark spots With my medical condition I've very dry sensitive skin that makes it hard for me to find something that will help with the dryness and won't break me out.
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 2 oz/ 60 mL · ITEM 1966308
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$36.00

Holy Grail...Great serum...A Sephora employee recommended it to me when I asked about hydrating products for the winter months.The products may seem a little pricey but they are all definitely worth it and last a long time!...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...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....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 0.5 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 1675990
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$95.00

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A targeted eye treatment formulated with Asian botanicals, like fermented green tea and water hyacinth extract, to provide an awakened appearance.

Solutions for:
- Puffiness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark circles

If you want to know more…
This targeted eye treatment is an essential first step of your antiaging eye regimen, delivering instant brightening, lifting, and de-puffing effects. It can also be applied throughout the day to revive tired eyes. Water hyacinth extract and caffeine help reduce puffiness while caffeine further works to brighten the under-eye area. Green T-Ferment™, a breakthrough illuminating ingredient made from fermented green tea, provides antioxidant-powered brightening over time, and oat extract visibly firms and lifts while hydrating the skin. These superior ingredients are delivered via a soothing, cool-touch massage tip wand that lowers skin temperature for visible eye-opening results.

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

What else you need to know:
AmorePacific creates luxury high-performance skin care utilizing the power of Asian botanicals. Green tea is grown and harvested by the brand and utilized in its potent formulas along with other rare ingredients like bamboo sap, pine mushroom, and red ginseng.

Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2014314
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$47.00

New glow!...cute bottle...I've been using it for a little over a month and I can tell a huge difference in my over all skin tone and fine lines....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 noticed a big difference in my skin texture and appearance after using it a few times a day....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 1.68 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1686369
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$42.00

Face Saver...Great Essence...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....This product in particular is a holy grail for keeping a natural matte glow in the heat.
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 1833045
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$42.00

No Joke!...Excellent toner...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....I enjoy this product p, it's slightly thicker than water and the cost is reasonable because a little goes a long way.
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 5 oz · ITEM 1833052
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$46.00

the best essence...I'm a total fan now!...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....Whether you choose to incorporate this into your skincare routine by patting on one layer of this essence or using it as part of a 7-skin method, this essence will help to brighten your complexion and keep your skin hydrated.
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.
Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1971241
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$42.00

good for dry skin...it's perfect toner....I've been using this essence for a few months, and I'm so excited to see that Sephora carries it now....My skin drinks this essence up so quickly and my skin is instantly soothed a refreshed with the cooling water like texture.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An invigorating facial essence that delivers essential hydration for a smoother, calmer complexion.

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

If you want to know more…
Designed to help fight the visible signs of stress, this essence provides intense hydration for skin that feels soothed and comfortable. The refreshing formula hydrates, improves the look of fine lines, and revitalizes, resulting in a smoother, suppler, healthier-looking complexion.

What else you need to know:
This product is tested under dermatological control.