skincare essentials

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for skincare essentials.

The best skincare products for your skin will depend on your skin type, but there are some must-have items that will help any user look and feel their best. From cleansers to toners to serums, here are some skincare essentials available at Sephora.


No chalky residue on darker skin. Applies well over skincare and under makeup....I love the velvety finish. A must-have in my skincare routine.

What it is:  The original 100% invisible, weightless, scentless sunscreen that delivers broad spectrum SPF protection & doubles as a primer with a natural finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Complex Derived from Meadowfoam Seed: Helps increase hydration levels, resulting in a more even skin texture.

- Red Algae: Helps protect against blue light emitted by electronic devices.

- Frankincense: Helps to provide a soothing effect.


Definitely a bedtime skincare essential!!!...A skincare must have...This is definitely a must have in a luxury skincare routine.

What it is: A cult-favorite retinol and AHA serum clinically shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly firming and brightening for glowing, younger-looking skin. 

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

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

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Encapsulated Retinol: Non-irritating retinol that improves the look of fine lines, texture, and elasticity.
- AHA: Exfoliates to improve texture and uneven tone for smoother, brighter-looking skin.
- Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract: Antioxidant that helps reduce visible signs of aging and defend against pollution.


SKINCARE NECESSITY...Saves my skin and makes me glow. A must have in my skincare routine...Great addition to my skincare regimen...I highly recommend adding this to your skincare line.

What it is: Best-selling 2% BHA is a gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid & green tea that unclogs pores & controls oil for clear skin.  

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid


Best Skincare Products!...I use this and the entire line of their skincare for my daily routine....Plus, it's gentle on my sensitive skin. It's a five-star essential in my skincare routine!

What it is: A non-drying, antioxidant-packed gel cleanser that gently yet effectively removes makeup, SPF, and excess oils, leaving skin hydrated and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kale: Rich in phytonutrients and vitamins C and E to leave skin visibly glowing.

- Spinach: Lightweight skin soother with cooling properties and essential fatty acids.

- Green Tea: Antioxidant-rich powerhouse that fights visible signs of aging.


A inexpensive way to get into skincare !...I personally love vegan skincare products because they do not have a-lot of chemicals compared to other brands. ...I have a lot of skincare favorites from Sephora Collection, which are vegan and an affordable alternative to pricier skincare.

What it is: An unscented brightening eye cream containing caffeine and hyaluronic acid to visibly reduce dark circles, puffiness, and signs of aging.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural Hyaluronic Acid from Wheat: Hydrates.
- Natural Caffeine from Coffee Beans : Visibly depuffs.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated from 96 percent natural-origin ingredients to visibly reduce dark circles, under-eye bags, and boost radiance.


Not that essential to my line-up. This seems more like a primer or cosmetic product than a skincare item, just because you pretty much have to use it last, or over foundation, so I don’t think it’s going to absorb well (unless you do put it before moisturizer. ...Essential in my skincare routine...Will be keeping this product in my skincare regimen moving forward

What it is: A breakthrough, multi-use highlighting serum that hydrates and visibly reduces the look of hyperpigmentation for a dewy, reflective glow—without mica, glitter, or gray cast.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Vitamin B3 and antioxidants visibly reduce hyperpigmentation, correct the look of dullness, and minimize the appearance of pores.

- Watermelon: Hydrates, delivers essential vitamins and amino acids, and visibly brightens skin.


Skincare MUST...Definitely a staple in your skincare!...Good for skincare not butt...Ill give this a four because its an amazing lotion for skincare but i didnt see any improvement on my butt lol

What it is: An iconic, fast-absorbing body cream that visibly tightens skin with caffeine-rich guaranà—infused with the warm, gourmand scent of Cheirosa ’62.

Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy

Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmand

Key Notes: Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Vanilla

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Guaranà Extract: Is a caffeine-rich ingredient that visibly tightens skin.

- Cupuaçu Butter: Locks in lasting hydration that absorbs quickly, without a greasy feel.

- Coconut Oil: Melts quickly into skin to soften, condition, and replenish moisture.

LANEIGELip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C

Size: 0.7 oz / 20 g·ITEM: 1966258

Color: Original

19.7K Reviews


It leaves your lips feeling so soft and smooth! It's an essential in my skincare bag!...I’ve been using this product for over a year. It has become an essential in my skincare routine, especially in the evening (or if my lips just need a little extra hydration during the day).

What it is: A leave-on lip mask that delivers intense moisture and antioxidants while you sleep with its Moisture Wrap™ technology and Berry Mix Complex™ formula.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Berry Mix Complex™: Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

- Moisture Wrap™ Technology: Locks in moisture for long-lasting hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is a special intensive-care mask for lips.

Dr. Barbara SturmFace Cream

ITEM: 2269967

Size: 1.69 oz/ 50 mL

1.1K Reviews


This cream is very very nice moisturizer, does this essential in my skincare routine? Not really, but it definetely worth a try and your skin deserves this kind of splurge. ...I love Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare products and so excited to try their luxurious, skincare product: Face Cream.

What it is: A soothing anti-aging face moisturizer that targets the signs of aging, promotes skin regeneration, and is infused with power ingredient purslane to keep skin hydrated and radiant for 24 hours.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purslane: A strong antioxidant that stimulates the body and supports skin health and rejuvenation.
- Skullcap: Supports the body’s natural skin renewal function.
- Shea Butter: Preserves moisture and tightens skin’s appearance.

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