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A Sephora Beauty Director Can’t Stop Gushing Over These 5 Skin-Care Products

Kells McPhillips

Kells McPhillipsJanuary 20, 2020

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When a beauty insider sweeps aside the curtain and lets you in on her beauty secrets, you get out a pen and take down notes. So when Sephora beauty director Myiesha Sewell shared the five Sephora skin-care products she loves the very most, you better believe my hand was cramping. From an exfoliating mask to a cleansing balm to her best-of-the-best hyaluronic acid, here’s what you’ll find in Sewell’s beauty cabinet.

The 5 Sephora skin-care products an insider keeps on hand at all times

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1. The Ordinary “Buffet”, $15

“I feel like this is kind of like The Ordinary’s hero product. I was using a basic hyaluronic acid serum—I have so many I go between!—but I’m turning 34 soon, and I feel like I need to ease in some anti-aging during the day because I typically keep that at night. I love the fact that it feels like nothing, but I’m still getting the anti-aging ingredients with the matrixyl, peptides, and my hyaluronic acid. But it just kind of wears like this like very airy moisture on my face. So I love that,” says Sewell.

2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer, $39

“I think most people are familiar with the sleeping mask, but the daytime moisturizer is actually a serum moisturizer, so it has hyaluronic acid in it,” says Sewell. “My skin isn’t sensitive but it can be reactive. My eczema will flare up if I’m physically stressed or emotionally stressed, so I try to keep my skin as calm as possible. And the watermelon is really good… and pretty much anyone can wear it. If you’re drier, you might want to even use it as a serum because it does have that very lightweight consistency.”

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3. Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++, $42

“SuperGoop is always really great. I met [founder Holly Thaggard] a while ago and I love her premise of like making SPF fun so people actually want to use it and get really excited about using it… I’ve been really into the Zinc Screen because I have chemical sunscreens and physical ones, but I’ve been moving more into the physical ones because I’m really prone to breakouts and I like the fact that they sit on top of your skin,” says Sewell.

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4. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, $34

“I feel this product just instantly takes off everything. I haven’t used eye makeup remover in years probably,” says Sewell. “I recently learned it also has papaya enzyme in it, so it actually exfoliates as you’re taking off your makeup, the papaya is really gentle.”

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5. Kora Organics Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, $48

“If someone wants to look into exfoliators that are very effective, but other ones have been a little bit too strong for them, this is a great one. I get chemical peels every holiday season and I can use pretty much anything on my skin—but even with this being a clean product, even with it having a very natural ingredients compared to a regular scrub, it works amazingly well,” says Sewell.

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