It's an Injustice More People Don't Know About These Best-Selling Sephora Picks
As far as we're concerned, all the products residing in Sephora's hallowed halls can be separated into two categories: The first is composed of the classics, those tried-and-true products that we use on the daily. From Fenty to Kat Von D, they're the familiar staples that we know deliver.
That's all well and good, but we also can't ignore the second category: the under-the-radar gems. Make no mistake—just because they're not as omnipresent as other Sephora picks doesn't mean they're not amazing, innovative, and effective in their own right. In fact, there are a handful of little-known favourites that are so good that they have actually earned their own feverish cult followings—and in turn, continue to fly off the store's shelves.
Keep reading to see Sephora's least-known, top-selling products.
Sephora Collection Moisturizing and Refreshing Body Jelly ( $18 ) ($12)
In our humble opinion, Sephora's namesake beauty products are vastly underrated. This body jelly deserves all the credit too: It's lightweight and transparent, so you won't even know it's on your skin—save for the smooth and hydrated result.
Christophe Robin Purifying Hair Finish Lotion With Sage Vinegar ($41)
Christophe Robin is no stranger to cult-favourite hair products, which continually garner lots of praise and attention. That being said, this purifying hair lotion isn't one you typically hear about. Which is honestly pretty confusing when you think about how many times it's added to Sephora customers' shopping carts. With sage vinegar as a starring hero ingredient, this handy spray helps rid strands of residue (think leftover minerals from hard water, oil, and dandruff) while lightly scenting the hair, detangling knots, soothing the scalp, and protecting precious colour. Aka it does everything and your hair arsenal needs it.
Sure, other skin-cleansing devices might be more well-known, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Foreo's Luna Mini 2 is a current best seller at Sephora and just might be the future of cleansing devices. Waterproof and safe for all skin types, it boasts 8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute, which cleanse and purify the skin with a nonabrasive silicone brush. Plus, it also happens to be impossibly cute and travel-friendly.
Ole Henriksen Transforming Walnut Scrub ($38)
Facial scrubs have kind of fallen out of favour within the beauty industry, as they've been blamed for their overly harsh formulas—eek! However, this walnut powder–enriched alternative from Ole Henriksen is the exception and is always one of the best-selling skincare products at Sephora. The unique two-in-one formula lightly foams, so it's less irritating to the skin, cleansing and purifying the pores as you work it into your complexion. Plus, soothing agents like ginseng and chamomile keep even more sensitive skin types happy.
Caudalie Lip Conditioner ($10)
Somehow this wonderfully nourishing lip balm from French favourite Caudalíe continuously flies under the radar in comparison to other "cult" favourites, which truth be told, underperform in comparison. (Hey, someone had to say it.) Chock-full of active ingredients fortified to hydrate—and the brand's signature grape polyphenols—lips feel soft, smooth, and vibrant post swipe. (If lip balm addiction is real, consider this your undiscovered vice.)
We understand any beauty product entitled "Unicorn Essence" might garner some trepidation. Especially when festival season is right around the corner and the industry cheese factor inexplicably surges. However, considering its borderline mythical ingredient makeup (think skin-glowing superfruit extracts from açaí berry, goji berry, elderberry, and blueberry—hello, antioxidants), skin is instantly hit with a radiance-boosting punch of vitamin C for maximum hydration and a glisten that feels unicorn-esque in inspiration.
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