What Derms, MUAs, and Hairstylists Would *Actually* Recommend Buying From Sephora’s Spring Savings Event
There are so many great beauty products on the market these days, it can often feel overwhelming trying to decide which ones to buy—the paradox of choice is real, my friends. That's why the team here at Well+Good spends so much time chatting with hair, skin, and makeup experts: We want to give you the best possible information about 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 there's nothing that brings us more joy than sharing those "worth it" formulas with the world... except maybe being able to tell you that you can now snag a whole lot of them on super-sale at the Sephora Spring Savings Event.
From now through April 11, you can score big on nearly every product that Sephora has to offer (almost everything is included, with the exception of products from The Ordinary and MAC Viva Glam). The only catch, though, is that you have to be a Sephora VIB member to participate—so if you aren't already, you're going to want to sign up, STAT (don't worry—it's super easy). The more status you have in Sephora's loyalty program, the better deals you'll get: 20 percent off for Rouge members, 15 percent off for VIB members, and 10 percent off for Insiders. Simply enter the code SPRINGSAVINGS at check out, and watch the price of your cart contents plummet.
Since there's so much great stuff being offered, we thought we'd make the shopping process easier (read: less overwhelming) by rounding up the on-sale products pros can't stop recommending. Scroll through to snag 'em for yourself. (Remember, the prices below are pre savings!)
You’ve likely seen this reparative hair mask all over TikTok, and now’s your chance to try it for yourself for a fraction of the usual investment. “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 on to the protein that your hair structure is made of,” says Madison Rae Garrett, a master colorist at Spoke and Weal. In other words? It repairs damage to leave your hair looking smooth, shiny, and (most importantly) healthy.
Celebrity hairstylist Eduardo Ponce loves Color Wow’s products for thin hair, and this one in particular is great for adding shine without weighing down finer textures. “It’s ultra-moisturizing, great for eliminating frizz, taming flyaways, and nourishing dry ends,” he explains. “It also has UV protection and helps prevent color from fading—it’s a must-have!”
“If you’re going to invest in any hair tool or product, it has to be the Air Wrap,” says Courtney Resch, hairstylist and founder of Ashen Salon in La Jolla, CA. “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.”
“Getting your hair healthy starts with your shampoo,” says celebrity hairstylist Mitchell Ramazon. “If you have over-processed hair from color or heat styling, my favorite shampoo is Bain Extioniste by Kérestaste, which strengthens your hair and helps repair any damage.” Its made with follicle-strengthening amino acids and moisture-locking ceramides that will leave strands shiny and smooth.
Vitamin C serum is important for brightening your complexion and defending against environmental aggressors, and derms say this one is among the best that money can buy. “This serum delivers a trifecta of antioxidants to the skin,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. “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.” The three ingredients together help to nourish and protect skin all day long.
“Overall, this is a good product for hiding evidence of old acne and improving overall complexion,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York. “The AHAs are a gentle way to exfoliate skin and encourage healthy, new, glowy skin… i.e., even out your complexion.” It’s also got niacinamide, which she says is “great for addressing pigmentary issues, and also useful to calm sensitive skin.”
Board-certified dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD likes this retinol by Kiehl’s because “it has precise microdosing and it is formulated for the most sensitive skin types.” It’s a fragrance-free, lightweight cream with ceramides and peptide that absorbs quickly.
This “skin perfecting” liquid exfoliant is gentle, yet effective. “This product doesn’t irritate the skin as it minimizes the appearance of large pores and smooths texture over time,” You don’t need a lot, as a little goes a long way as it melts into the skin,” he says.
Good Genes is one of those skin-care products whose reputation precedes it: You’re likely already familiar with its skin-resurfacing prowess. “This is a gentle exfoliant which helps remove dead skin cells and clear clogged pores,” says Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Mudgil Dermatology. It’s got lactic acid (one of the gentlest exfoliating acids out there), plus tone-and-texture evening licorice, antioxidant-rich lemongrass extract, and soothing aloe vera,
A true skin-care/makeup hybrid, this SPF-infused CC cream also includes skin-smoothing collagen, elasticity-and-hydration-boosting peptides, skin-tone evening niacin, and skin-damage-reducing antioxidants. This product truly overachieves. “Its finish is radiant, and the formula is buildable,” says celebrity makeup artist Alexandria Gilleo, who’s a fan of this dewy foundation for dry skin.
“The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Setting Powder is amazing to help set the cream makeup you’ve applied,” says makeup artist Kelli Anne Sewell. In addition to setting your makeup in place (as any good setting powder is wont to do), it will nourish your skin with rose wax and almond oils and add a radiant, luminescent finish thanks to light-reflecting pearls.
Makeup artist Marc Reagan loves this highlighter stick in bronze for deeper skin tones. “This warm bronze tone looks beautiful on different depths of brown skin,” he says. “It will either look seamlessly golden or give a highlight to the skin without looking ashy.”
“When it comes to mascara, I don’t want to be able to see it,” says celebrity makeup artist Dotti, who works with A-listers including Alicia Keys, Emma Watson, and Olivia Munn. “It should just look like a tint, super light and feathery. I love this Dior one because you can layer it and build it up really well without it getting clumpy. I also find that it doesn’t dry out fast, which is a huge plus.”
Want even more beauty intel from our editors? Follow our Fineprint Instagram account) for must-know tips and tricks.
Loading More Posts...