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Size 6 oz/ 180 mL · ITEM 1324631
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$34.00

I love this line...My skin loves it...great for gentle makeup removal!...Overall speaking, I'd say this is a decent product, you don't need a lot, one pump is sufficient, price point is reasonable, the only drawback I can think of is the thick consistency, other than that, it doesn't left my face dry, and it doesn't sting my eyes, which is very important for me since I want to take my all make up off at once
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A nutrient-rich, all-natural cleanser with nourishing argan oil to melt away makeup and deeply hydrate skin.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Pores
- Acne and blemishes

If you want to know more…
This effective, nourishing cleansing oil blend transforms into a luscious milk that dissolves makeup and impurities while restoring skin’s natural moisture and pH balance. Sunflower, safflower, and grape seed oils cleanse the skin's surface without stripping it of essential moisture, leaving skin replenished, clarified, and refreshed. Ideal for all skin types, the gentle yet powerful cleansing actives leaves skin feeling moisturized—never tight or dry.

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without GMO, formaldehyde, and synthetic fragrance.

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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 6 oz/ 170 g · ITEM 1217744
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$36.00

gentle but powerful...When I was younger, I tried everything - prescription topical treatments, prescribed medications, proactiv, etc. etc. - My skin is so sensitive that if I used anything with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxid, etc. for even a day or two, I started to peel like a snake and I hated it
What it is: A fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer that provides instant and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Redness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Colloidal Oatmeal (OTC): FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and minor irritation caused by eczema, rashes, and other skin conditions.
- Shea Butter: Moisturizes and protects the skin barrier with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
- Allantoin: Calms and soothes skin.

Ingredient Callouts:This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Award-winning Ultra Repair Cream is instantly absorbed for immediate relief for parched skin. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, and the whole family. Formulated with colloidal oatmeal, this soothing moisturizer leaves your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and comfortable after just a single use.

Clinical Results: In an independent clinical study:
- 169% immediate improvement in skin hydration

In a consumer perception study:
- 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness
- 100% reported the product helped soothe, moisturize, and condition skin

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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 2425106
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$95.00

Magic in a bottle...It smells so good...This is so refreshing and gentle!...I received Lancome Clarifique Face Essence for free thanks to BzzAgent and I have been testing it for 15 days and I can say that I really love it, my skin is brighter and clearer although I have some very dark spots but I have seen much clearer and fresher face , the pores were refined I loved this product I highly recommend it and I will definitely buy it
What it is: An essence with glycolic acid and grapeseed oil that exfoliates and nourishes while minimizing the appearance of pores for smooth- and radiant-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid: A naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid known to exfoliate the skin’s outer surface.
- Beech Bud Extract: An active ingredient known to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
- Grapeseed Oil: Rich in omega-6 fatty acids and known for antioxidant properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and, sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: Think of an essence as a primer for your skincare. It helps absorb the products you apply afterward, so the rest of your skincare routine works better. Clarifique gently exfoliates the skin's outermost layer for a more even-looking skin texture and tone. It then helps to lock in hydration for smooth- and radiant-looking skin.

Clinical Results: Based on self-assessment of 51 women in a 4-week study:
- Skin quickly felt hydrated, and was visibly plump and softer to the touch. Skin was better prepared for face care.
- After 1 week, skin looked luminous and radiant. Skin texture and tone were improved.
- After 4 weeks, skin was revitalized. Skin feels purified and refreshed, and pores appear tighter.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2138378
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$58.00

My skin loves it...I wake up GLOWING...Seemed gentle but effective....But anyway the first 3 days I out this product on my entire face everyday before bed and I broke out a little on my cheeks but I know that's becasue I have sensitive skin, I kept applying it day after day and my skin just kept improving
What it is: A three-in-one night serum that resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin while you sleep, formulated with a 14 percent AHA/BHA/gentle flower acid blend.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA/BHA/Flower Acid Blend 14%: Exfoliates dead skin cells, targets hyperpigmentation, and helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, helps reduce the appearance of pores, and moisturizes.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps the look of skin by drawing water to the skin, helping to prevent moisture loss.
- Proprietary Honey Blend: Known for its soothing and humectant properties, this special honey provides skin-loving moisture plus antioxidants.

What Else You Need to Know: This treatment resurfaces dull skin to reveal a healthy-looking complexion while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Its unique blend of 14 percent natural acids is 10 percent AHA, one percent BHA, and three percent gentle flower acids from hibiscus flowers is infused with honey and hyaluronic acid for hydration.

Clinical Results: Based on a 6-week consumer panel test of women ages 25 to 60 with a variety of skin types, including sensitive skin, after 1 use:
- 92% of users felt skin was hydrated, soft, and supple
- 90% of users felt skin was smooth and retexturized

In just 6 weeks:
- 100% of users felt skin was soft and supple
- 97% of users felt skin was smooth and retexturized
- 92% of users felt skin was renewed and hydrated, not dry or over-stripped

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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 1.68 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1686427
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$38.00

Gentle but effective hydration!...This lotion is so moisturizing and I have sensitive skin and it breaks out easily when I use a lot of face moisturizers, but this has not broke my face out at all and I can see a difference in the hydration of my skin and makes it glow, I recommend this to anyone who has super dry skin, I have combination skin and it is perfect for my skin type
What it is: A lightweight gel-cream that provides a burst of hydration for a healthy glow and acts as a cooling and refreshing "drink of water" for dull, dry skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla Vulgaris): Known for its skin-nurturing properties.
- Ceramide 3: Helps skin retain water.
- Glycerin: Helps maintain skin's moisture levels.

Ingredient Callouts: This product comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-favorite gel-cream is designed to ‘burst’ when applied, releasing explosive hydration. The lightweight, hydrating formula absorbs quickly so combination and oily skin types can hydrate for smoother-looking skin without heaviness and greasiness.

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Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1121797
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$49.00

Gentle on Sensative Skin!...I bought this product first because I heard it was good for hair nails and skin especially for the face which is what I was looking for this was the first time I jumped at a product because I knew my face is dry but was wary about how oily it would leave my face since I know oil breaks me out but surprisingly it didn't it left my face dewy and it was really nice in the winter in the summer was a little more dewy but worked very very well for me
What it is: A 100 percent pure, multitasking moisturizer made of the highest-quality argan oil for visibly smoother, healthier, more hydrated skin, hair, and nails.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pure Argan Oil 100%: A rich source of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This multitasking oil contains just one ingredient in its most pure and potent form: ethically sourced, UNESCO-protected argan nuts. The argan nuts are hand-cracked at women-led coops in Morocco and then cold-pressed to lock in essential fatty acids and antioxidants—for intense hydration and a dewy, visible all-over glow.

Clinical Results: In 4 weeks, this oil has been clinically shown to:
- Visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles
- Significantly improve skin smoothness and hydration

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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1910546
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$42.00

Light, gentle and moisturizing!...I wasn't aware that this product also helps with pigment and discoloration because I usually wont buy that type of product because I am darker skinned and I get blotching, but I will say that my face has a nice color consistency that people notice so I am even more pleased
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An oil-free moisturizer, rich in antioxidants, to weightlessly hydrate, even tone, and smooth skin texture for a healthy-looking complexion.

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

If you want to know more…
Transform the way you think about your moisturizer. Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer delivers weightless hydration and luminous perfection. With its whipped, silky texture, this bestselling oil-free moisturizer imparts essential moisture to the skin, even as it delivers radiance and improves the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. It is formulated with multi-fruit acids, plus licorice and pea extracts to help gently refine uneven skin tone and texture. This silky, multitasking moisturizer is also the perfect prep step for makeup because it smooths and brightens for flawless foundation application.

What else you need to know:
Ole originally created Sheer Transformation to be used with Truth Serum® and Invigorating Night Transformation™ Gel in the 3 Little Wonders™ set, but it quickly became a favorite for its versatility—it’s for all ages, all skin types, it can be used day and night, and with any product, to leave the complexion soft and radiant with a healthy, nourished Ole Glow™. This product is vegan.

Research results:
In a consumer study on 35 women, after 12 weeks:
- 97% of users agree this product moisturizes skin
- 97% of users agree this product absorbs quickly and effortlessly
- 94% of users agree this product nourishes skin
- 91% of users agree this product softens skin
- 91% of users agree this product feels ultralight & weightless on skin



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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 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1583426
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$29.00

best of the best...It's easy to use...And is very gentle....I love that once you add water to emulsify it turns into a milky texture and it rinses off so clean and hydrating it honestly feels like your face is already clean with that alone however I go in with a Japanese foaming cleanser after and find that my skin is left so hydrated and super calm almost glowing which does not happen in the hot humid state I live in
What it is:
A cleansing oil to immediately dissolve tenacious face makeup, oil, and impurities.

What it is formulated to do:
This powerful oil dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities. Recommended for all skin types, it easily glides on and rinses off cleanly with water, leaving no residue behind.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product has been ophthalmologist tested.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1932920
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$68.00

This product goes on really light and gentle!...I'd say that I really like it, I can't say I LOVeIt, just cause I was hoping I'dn't get oily throughout the day, and while I'm not very oily, I feel like I just expected slightly more, but aside from that, I love how light it's and how absorbing it's
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Sensitive
What it is:
An oil-free, anti-aging water cream that releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals, and optimal hydration for poreless-looking skin.
Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Pores
- Dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
The Water Cream provides nutrient-rich, balanced hydration with the unique water-burst that breaks upon application to deliver nourishment without leaving skin sticky or greasy. It clarifies and refines skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals: Japanese wild rose visibly tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.
What else you need to know:
Beauty icons for over 300 years, geisha adopted Japanese wild rose to create a refined, poreless-looking canvas underneath their makeup. The Water Cream has harnessed this potent botanical to honor the original makeup lover. This pure formula is noncomedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, and cruelty-free. It is formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, or TEA.
Beauty that gives back: every Tatcha purchase you make supports girls’ education around the world. Tatcha is proud to partner with Room to Read to transform girls’ futures.—Victoria Tsai, Founder
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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 1.18 oz/ 35 mL · ITEM 1681881
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$105.00

Love in a bottle...I like the smell...The most gentle retinol ever!...I decided to ask for a sample in store before I took the plunge and purchased the full-size product and I'm glad I did... Unlike most people I really don't mind the colour or the smell at all, but this product caused me to have a few minor break outs and I didn't notice any benefits after 3 weeks of use
What it is: A gentle, glow-giving retinoid night oil—perfect for new and experienced retinol users—that is balanced with blue tansy to calm skin while improving the look of wrinkles, redness, and pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Redness

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid Ester: This advanced retinoid ester fights the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, visibly supports natural skin elasticity, and helps even out the look of surface redness.
- Botanical Complex (Blue Tansy and German Chamomile): Soothes the appearance of surface redness.
- Cold-Pressed Chia and Blackberry Seed Oils: Nourish and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil works throughout the night to deliver luminous, visibly even-toned skin by morning. It is formulated with an ultra-stable, gentle retinol ester and a complex of lightweight but nutritious oils, which soothe the appearance of surface redness for a calm, visibly even-toned complexion. Retinoid ester is just as effective as traditional retinol while being much gentler to the skin, making it an ideal choice for people with sensitive skin or new users of retinol.

Clinical Results: After an independent consumer-testing panel used Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil for 4 weeks:
- 100% felt the product absorbed well into the skin
- 96% of women felt their skin looked brighter and more radiant
- 96% of women felt their skin looked healthier and revitalized
Size 1.3 oz / 40 mL · ITEM 1424266
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$35.00

Light weight, gentle, and effective....I got this as a sample and I love their Devine oil and beauty elixir so I wanted to give it a try I do have oily skin so I do like to set it with a powder if that's all I am wearing or wearing overnight it worked wonders as far as an everyday moisturizer I do prefer the Glossier moisturizer much better
What it is: A Caudalie bestseller, this lightweight gel-cream is packed with grape water and antioxidants to soothe and hydrate skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry

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

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Organic Grape Water: Moisturizes skin.
- Grape Seed Polyphenols: Antioxidant properties fight wrinkle-causing free radicals like pollution, stress, and sun damage.
- Chamomile: Calms and soothes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: A cool drink for thirsty skin, this lightweight gel-cream uses hydrating organic grape water, calming chamomile, and antioxidant-rich grape seed polyphenols to hydrate and soothe even the most sensitive skin. This ultra-soothing formula calms irritation and reduces redness to hydrate skin.

Clinical Results: In a clinical trial, percent of satisfaction after 28 days for 22 volunteers:
- 77% reduced redness
- 90% soothed skin

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Size 1.68 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1686419
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$38.00

I love this gentle moisturizer cream!...I actually love this product because it really gelled well with my skin it was extremely smooth when I glided on and not to mention that the hydration you get from this moisturizer is superb specially during these cold months where I look for something super hydrating because all this time I've been using the moisture surge from cleaning but I'm glad that I found something that I can use if that is not available all the times
What it is: A cushiony cream that provides dull, flaky skin with an explosion of comforting moisture, leaving it feeling supple, smooth, and deeply nourished.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Dryness

Formulation: Heavy Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Comfrey Leaf: Acts as an ultra-moisturizing herb historically used to heal dry, calloused hands.
- Oat Extract: Contains skin-soothing properties.
- Panthenol: Helps skin attract and hold moisture to improve its look and feel.

Ingredient Callouts: This product comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-moisturizing cream contains a unique blend of time-tested apothecary herbs including comfrey leaf, an herb historically used by farmers to moisturize their calloused hands. It moisturizes dry, flaky skin for that baby-soft feeling and smooth appearance.

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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2025633
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$68.00

very gentle light lotion ....amazing product, yes I know this is expensive but I got the mini as a free gift from sephora and I usually use the tatcha water moisturizer and they are both the same price as a "high end product" and personally I prefer the drunk elephant over the tatcha one, you're skin is so moisturized and a little goes a long way
What it is: A protein moisturizer that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to visibly improve skin‘s tone, texture, and firmness.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Signal Peptide Complex (Growth Factors): Nine signal peptides (made up of amino
acids, which form proteins in the skin) bind moisture to skin—visibly plumping, firming,
and restoring bounce.
- Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract: An excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients to replenish the skin; extremely moisturizing, soothing, and calming; and effective in supporting healthy-, youthful-looking skin.
- Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract: This B vitamin plays a central role in maintaining youthful-, elastic-looking skin. Skin is thirsty for folic acid, especially after exposure to sun.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Protini™ restores younger-, revived-looking skin. Lines, wrinkles, and sun damage appear reduced and skin feels strengthened and moisturized. Think of Protini™ like adding protein to your smoothie. Abundant with proteins and nutrients, it replenishes and restores skin to a visibly strong, healthy state. It has a pH of 4.0.
This cream is free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.
Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of their formulations. The brand focuses on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support the skin’s acid mantle. All of their products are designed to be mixed together—what Drunk Elephant calls making a smoothie. (This is true for all of their products except their sunscreen, Umbra, which sits on top of the skin, protecting it from UV damage.) The result is skin that is reset to its happiest, healthiest state.
Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.
Award Wins:
CEW, 2019 Beauty Awards
Harper‘s BAZAAR, 2019 Anti-Aging Award
Byrdie Beauty, 2019 Skincare Award
Influenster, 2019 Best Indie Facial Moisturizer
Clinical Results: In an independent consumer-testing panel of 50 women ages 25 to 55:
- 100% agreed their skin felt replenished and nourished
- 97% agreed their skin felt moisturized
- 97% agreed their skin texture felt soft and smooth
Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.