December 24, 2019
Sephora Collection Good Skincare: Moisturize
Sephora Collection Good Skincare: Moisturize
December 24, 2019
After I talked about the makeup removers and cleansers from the Sephora Collection Good skincare line, , it is time to look at the hydrators and moisturisers, or the pink label.
Like I said in my previous blogpost, everything in the whole Good Skincare line is under $20, so it won’t break the bank. And after trying everything, I can safely say that the products in the pink line give a good base for everyone.
The pink label marks that the product is a moisturizer. In the line there is a Brightening eye cream, All day hydrator (suitable for all skin types), Super matte moisturizer (suitable for combination and oily skin), 3.0 nourishing moisturizer, AHA firming sleeping cream.
about the range
The range is made with over 85% natural ingredients, which puts it in the ‘clean’ section of the store. Earlier this year, Sephora created that section and only the ~chosen ones~ have a place there. While the Sephora brand is not completely cruelty-free (they test on animals only when required by law – like in mainland China), the range is 100% Vegan.
All of the packaging with a pink label is recyclable and a big portion of it is made out of sugar cane residues. Yahoo!
about the products
The Sephora Collection Brightening eye cream is formulated to hydrate, brighten and depuff the delicate skin under the eyes. With its gel-cream consistency, it sinks in relatively quickly.
There aren’t many fancy-shmancy ingredients, but that isn’t a bad thing at all. There is the good old hyaluronic acid, here it is of natural origin, to prevent dehydration and increase moisture retention (here I talk more about different types of hydrating and moisturising ingredients), which makes this a great undereye cream for anyone in any age group.
One fun ingredient is the mudar plant bark extract, which after some googling, I found is a great anti-inflammatory and may help with swelling (however, there isn’t enough research on that).
Does it decrease puffiness or dark undereyes? I wouldn’t count on it for that if you are genetically ‘blessed’ with them, like I am. However, I do find that it helps a little if I have had a particularly bad night’s sleep. It perks up the look of your eyes and it sits very well under concealer.
A very lightweight formula, suitable for all skin types. The Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator targets dryness, redness, dullness and uneven texture.
The first five ingredients are Hyaluronic acid (derived from Wheat), Vitamin C, Vitamin E (of Natural Origin from Sunflower Blossom), Glycerin of natural origin and water. However, it is interesting that Sephora decided to double up on these ingredients of natural origin with Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hyaluronic acid and Ascorbyl Glucoside, which is a stable form of Vitamin C with glucose and when absorbed, it breaks down to Ascorbic acid, the purest, most potent form of the antioxidant vitamin.
A little too runny for me (I need to turn it around every time I open it. It took me a few spills on my dressing gown before I got used to it), but it sinks into the skin very quickly and is a great primer under makeup. It brightens the skin a little bit, thanks to all that Vitamin C in the formula. I apply it in the morning all over my face.
Still, a great hydator for everyone – all skin types and all ages, as it gives your skin everything it needs. Vitamins C and E will brighten your skin a little, while Glycerin and Hyaluronic acid with moisturize and hydrate your skin.
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Of course, the Sephora Collection Super Matter Moisturizer is more suitable for combination and oily skin. This is also a very lightweight formula, but it isn’t runny at all, thanks to the mattifying ingredients. Sephora found that their consumer searches a lot for mattifying products and wanted to create one at a reasonable price. They wanted to create something that will mattify, but not dry out the skin, so along with Silica powder, which is what keeps the shine at bay, they added Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Squalane, which all hydrate and moisturize the skin (more on them here).
I use this in the mornings when I know I’m going to be out longer (like, for work), over the All Day Hydrator, only on my forehead and nose, which is where I get oily during the day. It performs well under makeup and it mattifies the skin just enough, without my skin feeling tight or flaky (which is what has happened with mattifying products before and why I usually stay away from them). The grease is kept at bay for as long as it can – if I apply my makeup at 7:00am, I need to blot around 12:00-13:00 usually, with the Super Matte Moisturizer underneath, my skin looks good until about 14:30-15:00. This will vary depending on how oily your skin is, of course.
Sephora collection 3.0 Nourishing Moisturizer is formulated to nourish, repair and soften the skin and it does just that. It has a thicker, but it still feels light on the skin, whipped texture, rich in non-fragrant plant oils, like Marula oil, Avocado oil and Rose hip seed oil. I usually advise against using fragrant oils, as they can be very irritating. It is made with 91% ingredients of natural origin (the rest are just things to thicken and prolong the life of the formula).
I use this at night or on my days off. There is no particular reason for that, I just like having different products for different days. You can use it under makeup, I have found that it performs well. It really softens the skin and it just feels supple after using this and the effect lasts through the whole day. The thick texture shouldn’t scare you, even if you a have oily skin, because it is not greasy at all. This is a great night time moisturizer for all (if you are oily – of course, you’d use a mattifying product on top, if you use this during the day)
The star of the group. If you want something just a little bit more for your skin, which isn’t your basic moisturizer – you need the Sephora Collection AHA Firming Sleeping Cream. A thick texture, formulated with fruit acids and natural peptides to nurture, soften, and protect the skin while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I am not the person who will tell you if this works against wrinkles, as I don’t have them myself (yet), however this quickly became a staple in my routine. The formula is very thick, Sephora describe it as ‘rich lotion’. It reminds me of cold butter, to be honest, but without the greasiness. It doesn’t leave a greasy film at all.
It exfoliates the skin overnight, leaving you with a bright and smooth complexion in the morning. You need to try this if you’re new to acid exfoliation or just want someting different in your routine.