In a perfect world we'd all be able to exercise restraint with our Sephora points. Say, until after we’ve accumulated top tier numbers and could cash 'em in for premium gifts (like a luxe set of
Giorgio Armani makeup brushes) or an off-the-chart experience (like a private makeup class for our friends).
In reality, we don’t have the discipline to bank them until we reach quadruple digits. (That may take a lifetime, after all.) But it's just as well, because there's a roster of majorly-covetable makeup, hair, and skin care bundles offered at the 500 point level right now. But with new freebees added to the Sephora cash wrap (and
e-commerce checkout) every Tuesday and Thursday, how do we know when the time is right to pull the trigger and cash in?
To help, we’ve reviewed each product on offer right now. Does the current crop of hair products include must-haves for your styling needs? Is the latest skin care bundle the best for your skin type? Get the lowdown on each and every product before you start shopping — because no matter what kind of products Sephora throws at its loyal shoppers next, you best believe it'll go fast.
Bumble and Bumble The Silkening Set by Bumble and Bumble, 500 Points, available at Sephora. More
The extra slip that this shampoo delivers while sudsing — and the peachy, floral scent — creates a luxurious experience in the shower. Even better: Our hair felt lighter once it was dry.
It's great for all hair types, especially dry, although those with fine or oily hair may find it a touch heavy.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo, $31, available at Bumble and Bumble. More
This lightweight conditioner not only detangled our hair, it helped cut frizz, too. No wonder it has garnered 5-star reviews from 81% of Amazon users. Great for all hair types and textures.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner, $34, available at Sephora. More
Wearing a deep-conditioning hair mask while working out seems like a great multitasking tip on paper, but we all know it can get drippy — fast! The solution? A
Warm a bit of the balmy formula in your hands then apply to hair. It soaks in without a goopy, greasy mess and can be worn while running errands or working out without anyone being the wiser. Then simply shampoo and condition as usual to reveal softer hair.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Oil Infused Balm to Oil Masque, $43, available at Blue Mercury. More
Some hair oils can make strands look like they had a run-in with a deep fryer. (Those with fine hair know what we're talking about.) This one lives up to its invisible name, taming frizz, softening, and giving ends a touch of shine without added weight to hair.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, $40, available at Bloomingdales. More Read More First Aid Beauty Beauty Script, 500 points, available at Sephora. More
There's a reason why this moisturizer has racked up over 90,000 "loves" on Sephora's site. The formula fits a wide variety of skin types and works wonders for those who suffer with eczema, as it's made with colloidal oatmeal.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration, $12 (travel size), available at Sephora. More
"I swear on my life this thing has some voodoo magic in it," a fan wrote of this blend, which is spun with hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and aloe leaf juice.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, $36 (full size), available at Sephora. More
This cream-based cleanser is powered with a botanical antioxidant blend that fights damaging free radicals.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, $10 (travel size), available at Sephora. More
This primer made with coconut water (to hydrate) and quinoa (to repair your skin's surface) sounds good enough to eat.
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, $28 (full size), available at Sephora. More Fresh Forever Fresh, 500 points, available at Sephora. More
Soy proteins and rosewater nourish skin while removing your makeup.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38, available at Sephora. More
Set your makeup
and refresh your face throughout the day with this mist. Spoiler alert: It smells better than an entire bouquet of your favorite blooms. Fresh Rose Floral Toner, $40, available at Sephora. More
"Fresh as a petal" takes on new meaning with this fan fave, fueled with pure rosewater, aloe vera gel, and green tea.
Fresh Rose Face Mask, $62, available at Sephora. More
If you're looking for a hydrating balm that gives you a subtle hit of color, you've found your new go-to.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $24, available at Sephora. More Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES™ Youthful Perfection, 500 Points, available at Sephora. More
This powerful, but gentle, eye cream is made specifically for those looking to prevent signs of early aging around the eye area.
Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES™ Brightening Eye Cream, $65, available at Sephora. More
This calls on ingredients like turmeric, olive leaf, green tea, and cress sprouts to deliver radiance to the skin and fight free radicals in the process.
Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES™ Skin Perfecting Serum, $90, available at Sephora. More
City dwellers will benefit the most from this foam cleanser formulated to offset environmental stress on the skin.
Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES™ Daily Cleanser, $38, available at Sephora. More
The oil-free, hydrating formula is friendly for all skin types.
Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES™ Oil-Free Hydrating Cream, $75, available at Sephora. More
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