The Best Beauty Products to Shop During the Sephora Beauty Insider Savings Sale, According to Hair, Skin, and Makeup Pros

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With so many beauty products on the market, it’s often overwhelming to choose which ones to purchase—the paradox of choice is real, my friends. It’s why Well+Good staffers spend much of our time chatting with hair, skin, and makeup experts: We want to provide you with the best possible information about what’s worth your coin. On our site, you’ll come across hundreds of expert-vetted beauty products because few things bring us more joy than finding five-star products and sharing them with you… except, maybe, being able to tell you that you can now purchase a whole lot of them on sale at the Sephora Beauty Insider Savings Sale.

From now until April 15, you can score discounts on nearly all products (with the exception of MAC Cosmetics and The Ordinary) on the Sephora website. The Beauty Insider Savings Sale, as the name suggests, is specifically for Beauty Insiders—and if you aren’t one yet, the loyalty program is free to join on the Sephora website. Keep in mind that the more status you have in Sephora’s program, the better the deals. Starting today, Rouge Members (shoppers who spend more than $1,000 a year at Sephora) get earliest sale access and 30 percent off orders. On April 9, VIB members (shoppers who spend at least $350) get 15 percent off orders, while Beauty Insiders or anyone with a Sephora account get 10 percent off. In any case, all Insider Members get 30 percent off its Sephora Collection and standard free shipping throughout the sale period. Just enter the code YAYSAVE at checkout to get your discount.

Whether you start shopping now or in the next few days, scrolling through Sephora’s vast selection of products can send anyone into a tizzy. Since there’s much to peruse and so little time, we thought we’d make the shopping process easier, or at the very least, less overwhelming. Ahead, find a list of products that have the stamp of approval from experts.

14 beauty products worthing shopping at the Sephora Beauty Insider Savings Sale

Color Wow Pop + Lock Frizz Control + Glossing Serum
1. Color Wow, Pop + Lock Frizz Control + Glossing Serum — $22.00

Celebrity hairstylist Eduardo Ponce loves Color Wow hair products, including the Pop + Lock Frizz Control + Glossing Serum, which adds shine without weighing down hair. “It’s ultra-moisturizing, great for eliminating frizz, taming flyaways, and nourishing dry ends,” he told Well+Good, and added, “It also has UV protection and helps prevent color from fading. It’s a must-have!”

Size: 1.8 oz

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Vitamin-C Day Serum
2. Drunk Elephant, C-Firma Fresh Vitamin-C Day Serum — $79.00

Vitamin C serum can brighten your skin and defend against environmental aggressors, and dermatologists say this one is among the best. “This serum delivers a trifecta of antioxidants to the skin,” says 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 enhances the efficacy of the ingredients.”

Size: 0.94 oz

Dyson Air Wrap Multi-Styler
3. Dyson, Air Wrap Multi-Styler — $599.00

“If you’re going to invest in any hair tool or product, it has to be the Air Wrap,” says Courtney Resch, hairstylist and owner of Ashen Salon in California. “It’s a blow dryer, round brush, and curling iron in one. It’s the closest you can come to getting a salon style at home, and the only true all-in-one hair tool.” Shop it while it’s on sale at Sephora.

Kiehl’s Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum
4. Kiehl’s, Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum — $65.00

Michelle Henry, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Skin and Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan, recommends this retinol by Kiehl’s. “It has precise micro-dosing, and it is formulated for the most sensitive skin types,” she says. It also contains ceramides and peptides to moisturize the skin and offset retinol-induced irritation. Plus, it’s lightweight and fragrance-free.

Size: 1 oz (also available in 1.7 oz)

Glossier Boy Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel-Pomade
5. Glossier, Boy Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel-Pomade — $20.00

Glossier’s Boy Brow has long been beloved by New York-based celebrity makeup artist Cara Covello, as it is by many makeup enthusiasts. “Everyone loves a good full brow, and this product helps you push up what you’ve got, so you can use less product to fill in [your brows],” Covello told Well+Good. “Unlike a traditional brow gel, Boy Brow is a creamy wax and gives brows a soft, flexible hold.”

Available shades: 7

Kérastase Resistance Strengthening Shampoo
6. Kérastase, Resistance Strengthening Shampoo — $42.00

“Getting your hair healthy starts with your shampoo,” Mitchell Ramazon, celebrity hairstylist, told Well+Good. “If you have over-processed hair from color or heat styling, my favorite shampoo is Bain Extentioniste by Kérastase, which strengthens your hair and helps repair any damage.” It’s made with follicle-strengthening amino acids and moisture-locking ceramides that will leave hair shiny and smooth.

Size: 8.5 oz

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
7. Paula’s Choice, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant — $35.00

The Paula’s Choice liquid exfoliant is gentle, yet effective—and it comes highly recommended by cosmetic chemist Michelle Wong, PhD. It reduces the appearance of pores, smooths out skin texture, and evens out skin tone,” she told Well+Good. “ It’s also really good if you are prone to blackheads, clogged pores, and acne.” In short, “It’s a really good chemical exfoliant.”

Size: 4 oz (also available in 1 oz)

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
8. IT Cosmetics, CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ — $47.00

A true skincare-makeup hybrid, IT Cosmetics’ SPF 50-infused CC cream is formulated with skin-smoothing collagen and moisturizing peptides, along with antioxidants and niacin, making it especially suitable for those with dry skin. What’s more, according to celebrity makeup artist Alexandria Gilleo in a previous interview with Well+Good: “Its finish is radiant, and the formula is buildable.”

Available shades: 22

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask
9. K18 Biomimetic Hairscience, Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask — $75.00

K18’s Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask has earned praise from hair experts, including Madison Rae Garrett, master colorist at Spoke and Weal in New York. “The way it works is that the product goes into the cortex of your hair and seals it, and since it’s a peptide bond, it holds onto the protein that your hair structure is made of,” says Garrett. In other words, it repairs damage and leaves your hair looking smooth, shiny, and healthy.

Size: 1.7 oz (also available in 0.5 oz)

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment
10. Sunday Riley, Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment — $122.00

Good Genes is one of those skin-care products whose reputation precedes it. “This is a gentle exfoliant, which helps remove dead skin cells and clear clogged pores,” says Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD, board-certified dermatologist and owner of Mudgil Dermatology. Its star ingredient is lactic acid, and it also contains antioxidant-rich lemongrass, calming aloe vera, and licorice to even skin tone and smooth skin texture.

Size: 1 oz (also available in 1.7 oz and 0.5 oz)

Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25
11. Kosas, Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25 — $42.00

Allan Avendaño, celebrity makeup artist to stars like Christina Ricci, Joey King, and Sandra Oh, recommends the Kosas Skin-Improving Foundation. In a previous interview with Well+Good, he called it “a perfect everyday foundation with SPF,” and added that it “blends into the skin so seamlessly.” A major bonus: It comes in 36 shades to match a wide range of skin tones.

Available shades: 36

Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Treatment Serum
12. Oribe, Hair Alchemy Strengthening Treatment Serum — $66.00

This hair serum is a favorite of Michelle Harvey, a Los Angeles-based men’s grooming expert. Harvey previously told Well+Good, “Its plant-derived antioxidants and strengthening extracts sink into dry, frizzy hair, making it beautifully silky.” Rounding out the ingredients list are reparative pea-based protein and hyaluronic acid to impart moisture. The result: smoother, softer, and fresher-smelling hair.

Size: 5.9 oz

Tatcha The Texture Tonic AHA Liquid Exfoliating Treatment
13. Tatcha, The Texture Tonic AHA Liquid Exfoliating Treatment — $62.00

“Overall, this is a good product for hiding evidence of old acne and improving overall complexion,” says board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD. “The AHAs are a gentle way to exfoliate skin and encourage healthy, new, glowy skin.” It’s also got niacinamide, which she adds, is “great for addressing pigmentary issues, and also useful to calm sensitive skin.”

Size: 5.07 oz (also available in 2.5 oz)

Tom Ford Extreme Mascara
14. Tom Ford, Extreme Mascara — $50.00

This Tom Ford mascara, indeed, takes the length of lashes to the extreme—something to which celebrity makeup artist Tobi Henney can attest. Henney told Well+Good, “It creates the biggest lashes!” What’s more? “The formula is super creamy, which I also love.” You can expect longer, fuller lashes after just a few swipes of the mascara.

Available shades: 1

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