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‘I’m a Celebrity Esthetician, and This Is How I’d Spend $175 at Sephora’

Photo: Gina Mari
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"An esthetician walks into Sephora" sounds like the opening line to a very niche beauty joke, but in this case, it's for the sake of helping us put together our own skin-friendly hauls. We asked A-list esthetician Gina Mari—who's been named as one of the top celebrity facialists in Los Angeles—to take a peek around Sephora and reveal how she'd spend $175 at the beauty retailer, and her answers didn't disappoint.

Her haul, as it turns out, is filled with everything you'd need to replenish skin, from head to toe. A resurfacing facial serum, a body treatment, a face mask, and two lip products all made the cut—and you won't need to break the bank for the sake of copying her routine. Keep scrolling to shop her picks, and consider your skin in good (celeb-approved) hands.


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Kora Organics Noni Night Resurfacing Serum — $72.00

“I always encourage exfoliation and I am finding this product is a great tool for my clients’ at-home use,” says Mari. “It does a really great job of diminishing and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, pores and wrinkles.” It’s made with a combination of AHAs and BHAs, which work together to totally resurface your skin to leave you with a smooth, even, and dare we say glassy complexion.

Nécessaire The Body Serum — $45.00

If you can’t stand the feeling of putting on lotion after you shower (#itme), this lightweight body serum is for you. Aside from helping to hydrate your skin from the neck down, it also helps with its overall tone and testure. “As we age, our collagen production ‘relaxes’ and I’m finding this serum to help with the texture and tone of skin’s appearance,” says Mari. “Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide deliver hydration while Niacinamide replenishes skin.”

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask — $22.00

Mari calls this “hands down one of her all-tome favorite products,” and it’s for good reason. “I personally use this lip mask nightly because it truly delivers powerful moisturization overnight,” she says. “I also love that it’s packed with antioxidants and leaves my lips feeling silky smooth.”

Innisfree Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask — $15.00

This $15 mask is a perfect pick-me-up for anyone whose skin needs a little extra TLC—and Mari swears by it herself. “Whenever I’m feeling congested, I turn to this affordable mask to help clear me up,” she says. “The Lactic Acid really deep cleanses and exfoliates dead skin cells to reduce the appearance of pores and while the Jeju Volcanic Clusters absorb excess sebum. Leaving skin clean and refreshed.”

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss — $27.00

Part lip gloss, part lip treatment, this stuff will leave your lips looking and feeling great. It’s made with a slew of skin-care ingredients—including plumping peptides, hydrating hyaluronic acid, protective evening primrose oil, and moisturizing avocado oil—and gives lips a shiny swath of color that looks natural and never feels sticky or goopy.

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