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Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1924901
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$45.00

What it is: A daily, non-stripping toner with real rose petals and hyaluronic acid that minimizes pores while increasing hydration by 46 percent for six hours.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness/Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rose Fruit Extract: Known for its toning properties.
- Rosewater: Helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish.
- Angelica Leaf Extract: Helps retain moisture.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This bestselling, alcohol-free formula has an unmatched amount of rose power: toning rose fruit extract, soothing rosewater, nourishing rose oil, and real floating rose petals. It hydrates and clears skin of leftover impurities, leaving it silky-soft and prepped for products you apply after.

Clinical Results: In vivo test:
- 100% said it helped clear pollution particles and residual impurities
- 46% increased hydration for 6 hours after application
- 97% felt it softened and refreshed their skin
- 94% reported it left their skin smooth
- 90% felt it was soothing
Size 11 oz/ 330 mL · ITEM 1592724
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$290.00

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

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

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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$49.00

Love it...Great product...First essence I have tried that I truly love!...I didn't notice much the first week but after the second week came around my skin looked radiant, bright and brand new.
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 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2044949
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$68.00

What it is: A bestselling antioxidant essence prep step that delivers eight benefits, including pollution defense and minimizing pores for smooth, luminous skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dark Spots

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kombucha: Helps visibly smooth, increase luminosity, and protect against pollution and free radicals for younger-looking skin.
- Mandarin Peel Extract: Helps promote a beautifully uniform complexion.
- Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract: Helps smooth the appearance of skin texture.

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

What Else You Need to Know: The powerhouse essence increases the appearance of luminosity, fades fine lines, improves elasticity, smooths the look of skin texture, supports healthier skintone, and hydrates for up to 24 hours with hyaluronic acid. The star is kombucha, a fermented sweet black tea that targets the visible effects of wrinkle-causing pollution and free radicals.

Clinical Results: In an in-vivo test on consumers:
- 97% of testers said it immediately smoothed the look of fine lines
- 98% reported it immediately refined the look of pores
- 98% noticed it improved skin elasticity
ITEM 1573062
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$99.00

It is less dry in my problem areas....These bottles are also perfect travel size!...The primary benefit of this product for me is toning: I use it in the morning before applying make up and occasionally at night as a part of my skin routine....The set comes with facial treatment clear lotion that I applied in my T-Zones with a cotton applicator, then pat on the facial treatment essence, then placed my normal lotion that I usually use on my face.
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

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

What it is: An anti-aging essence with only six ingredients to improve skin’s firmness, clarity, and texture with the antioxidant power of fermented green tea.

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea Leaf Extract: Helps visibly improve skin’s clarity, texture, and elasticity with anti-pollution properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and coal tar, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This award-winning essence contains AMOREPACIFIC’s highest percentage of green tea to visibly improve skin’s elasticity and tone. Strong antioxidants in fermented green tea help defend against and neutralize external factors, reducing damage that can cause aging. The essence hydrates and preps your skin for your next steps.

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

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

What it is: A hyaluronic acid-powered essence that hydrates, visibly plumps, and helps minimize the look of wrinkles.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Fine Lines/Wrinkles

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Dual Weight Hyaluronic Acid: Helps to visibly plump skin while minimizing the look of wrinkles.
- Floral Hydrosol Trio: Moisturizes while also visibly smoothing, calming, and soothing skin.
- Australian Coastal Flower Blend: Provides natural sources of ferulic acid and antioxidants to protect skin against environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Tata Harper is a real skincare company. They do it all themselves with their own chemists at their own farm. No synthetics. No outsourcing. No shortcuts. 100 percent natural. No toxins, fillers, artificials, synthetics, GMOs. Smells like green beauty. This formula smells like the roots, stems, and absolute essence of every single natural ingredient in their green bottle.

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

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

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

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 1.3 oz/ 40 mL · ITEM 1893031
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$73.00

LOVE IT!!...This serum in particular is perfect to use right after washing the face, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated!
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