sephora has always had a small edit of natural products, but they just released their “clean at sephora” mark of approval. there is a special page dedicated to clean products and all products that are formulated without the following are given a special check mark: sulfates sls and sles, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and less than one percent of syhnthetic fragrance if any. in honor of this pretty exciting day, peek some of my favorite natural and available at sephora products as of late.// rms beauty //
though rose marie is admittedly a little insane on instagram, i’m a big sucker for her little pots of goodness. i own six of her current products and love each of them equally: the champagne rose luminizer for a deliciously dewy glow on the cheekbones and eye lids, eye polish in aura for an ethereal sheen on the lids, buriti bronzer for a sunkissed flush or warm sheeny lids, lip2cheek in vogue rose (limited edition) for a peachy pink blush that melts in perfectly with the buriti bronzer, and two of the powder swift shadows in tt-73 and em-68. i previously owned the eye polish in myth and loved it before it stopped offering any pigment, definitely due to its age and the natural ingredients. living luminzer is a cult classic that i have had and loved, but i definitely prefer the champagne rose luminizer with its beigey and slightly pink hint of color. i also have two limited edition trios from rms, but they are unfortunately unavailable.
// ilia //
the ilia multistick in tenderly is a product i love for all seasons. it’s the perfect cool pink with just a hint of peach that brightens my fair skin perfectly. i love that this never sets and remains dewy on the skin, slightly more wet-looking than the rms lip2cheeks but in a great way. i also used the flow-thru translucent powder last summer, but the packaging was a bit finicky so i won’t be repurchasing.
// herbivore botanicals //
i have only tried two products by herbivore, which are the rose hibiscus spray and the coco rose coconut oil body polish. the spray is decent but nothing worth the price tag, i far prefer the heritage store rosewater and glycerin for a hydrating and refreshing rose mist for a fraction of the price of the herbivore one. the scrub, however, is absolutely amazing! soooo refining while also being hydrating because of the coconut oil inclusion. i got a mini size in some sephora gift set years ago, but when i would love to purchase the full size at some point. it’s one of those products that i can’t really justify but i know i will splurge on someday when i need a little retail therapy.// maison louis marie //
this is perhaps the most exciting brand to be carried at sephora. i absolutely adore the no 4 bois de balincourt perfume oil (pretty much everyone does) and it’s a great alternative to le labo santal 33. i may even like the former over the latter; it’s a little bit more focused on the sandalwood inclusion and somehow i’m on my second bottle of this. sephora now has their oils, perfumes, and candles! i have heard wonderful things about all the other scents they offer as well as the one i’ve tried.
// captain blankenship //
many moons ago i tried the mermaid sea salt spray and loved it and then grew to loathe it. the scent is very peppery and i just couldn’t handle it as i made my way to the bottom of the bottle. still, i love this brand and really did get great results from the salt spray. i may even try it again in the near future just to see if my tastes (read: scents) have changed. i also want to try the new mermane shampoo and conditioner, but am waiting until sephora stocks the travel sizes.
other notable brands that are new to the sephora scene are indie lee, isle of paradise (go jules!!!!), moon juice, and antonym cosmetics. go-to skincare is an aussie brand that is also listed on the site, which would be incredible! i love their face hero oil. so far the link doesn’t go anywhere, but i hope that it will be available soon.. . .
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