There are so many great beauty products on the market these days that it can often feel overwhelming trying to decide which ones to buy – the paradox of choice is real, my friends. That’s why the Well+Good team spends so much time chatting with hair, skin and makeup experts: we want to give you the best information possible on what’s worth spending your money on. Scroll through our site and you’ll find hundreds (maybe even thousands) of pro-approved beauty products, because nothing brings us more joy than sharing these “worth it” formulas with the world. ..except maybe being able to tell you that you can now buy plenty of these on super sale during the Sephora Spring Savings event.
From now until April 11, you can score big on almost any product Sephora has to offer (almost everything is included, except for products from The Ordinary and MAC Viva Glam). The only catch, though, is that you need to be a Sephora VIB member to participate. If you’re not already, you’ll want to sign up, STAT (don’t worry, it’s super easy). The more status you have in Sephora’s loyalty program, the better the offers: 20% off for Rouge members, 15% off for VIB members, and 10% off for Insiders. Just enter the code SPRING SAVINGS at checkout and watch the price of the contents of your basket drop.
Since there’s so much good stuff on offer, we thought we’d make the shopping process easier (read: less overwhelming) by rounding up the products on sale that the pros can’t help but recommend. Scroll to catch them for yourself. (Remember that the prices below are pre-savings!)
Dyson Air Wrap—$599.00
“If you’re going to invest in one hair tool or product, it has to be the Air Wrap,” says Courtney Reschhairdresser and founder of ash lounge in La Jolla, California. “It’s a hair dryer, a round brush and a curling iron all in one. It’s the closest thing to at-home salon styling and the only true all-in-one hair tool.
Kérastase Resistance Length Enhancing Shampoo — $36.00
“The health of your hair starts with your shampoo”, said celebrity hairdresser Mitchell Ramazon. “If you have over-processed hair from coloring or heat styling, my favorite shampoo is Kérestaste Bain Extioniste, which strengthens your hair and helps repair damage.” It is made up of follicle-strengthening amino acids and hydrating ceramides that will leave strands shiny and smooth.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Vitamin C Day Serum — $78.00
Vitamin C serum is important for brightening your complexion and defending against environmental aggressors, and derms say this one is among the best money can buy. “This serum delivers a trio of antioxidants to the skin,” says New York-based board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. “The combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid not only work together to maintain stability, but also enhance the effectiveness of the ingredients.” All three ingredients help nourish and protect skin throughout the day.
Tatcha The Texture Tonic AHA Liquid Exfoliating Treatment — $59.00
“Overall, this is a good product for masking signs of old acne and improving overall skin tone,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. “AHAs are a gentle way to exfoliate the skin and encourage healthy, new, glowing skin…that is, even out your skin tone.” It also contains niacinamide, which she says is “excellent for treating pigmentation issues, and also useful for calming sensitive skin.”
Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2 BHA Liquid Exfoliator — $32.00
This “skin-perfecting” liquid exfoliator is gentle yet effective. “This product is non-irritating to skin as it minimizes the appearance of large pores and smoothes texture over time.” You don’t need a lot because a little is enough because it melts into your skin,” he says.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment – $122.00
Good Genes is one of those skincare products whose reputation precedes it: you’re probably already familiar with its skin-resurfacing prowess. “It’s a gentle exfoliator that helps slough off dead skin cells and unclog clogged pores,” says Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Mudgil Dermatology. It contains lactic acid (one of the most gentle exfoliating acids), invigorating and texturizing evening licorice, antioxidant-rich lemongrass extract and soothing aloe vera.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 — $44.00
A true skincare/makeup hybrid, this SPF-infused CC cream also includes skin-smoothing collagen, elasticity and moisture-boosting peptides, evening niacin, and skin-damage-reducing antioxidants. This product really exceeds expectations. “The finish is radiant and the formula is buildable,” says the celebrity makeup artist Alexandria Gilleowho is a fan of this rosy foundation for dry skin.
Dior Diorshow Mascara — $30.00
“When it comes to mascara, I don’t want to be able to see it,” says celebrity makeup artist Dotti, who works with the likes of Alicia Keys, Emma Watson and Olivia Munn. “It should look like one shade, super light and feathery. I love the Dior one because you can layer it and build it up really well without it getting lumpy. I also find it doesn’t dry fast, which which is a huge plus.
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