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Top 10 Indie Beauty Products At Sephora

The 10 Indie Beauty Products Getting Major Buzz At Sephora

The 10 Indie Beauty Products Getting Major Buzz At Sephora

While the beauty giants are still dominating department store counters and drugstore aisles, Sephora’s stocking up on the next big names in beauty. Indie brands focused on beauty are taking over with the shifting desire for more natural products in the market. But with unknown branding, comes uncertain results. That’s why we, along with the R&S algorithm, dug into the indie beauty products that are being granted Holy Grail status by everyday girls of all ages. From face masks to hair treatments to makeup removers and wait for it… tanning water, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 indie beauty products that are selling out at Sephora. Each product is formulated with ingredients that help you feel good about what you’re putting on your skin and feel great about the results you’re going to get. Acne-prone? We’ve got a spot-treatment for that. Sensitive skin? You can still exfoliate with natural AHAs. Invest your beauty budget in indie, you’ll be a lot cooler when you do. Opening image: @herbivorebotanicals

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March 14, 2019

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The Rankings


Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water

Our Score

BEST FOR: The self-tanner novice

LOVED FOR: This streak-free formula uses organic tanning actives plus fun ingredients like avocado and chia seeds to give you your most even and natural sun-kissed glow.


Volition Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum

Our Score

BEST FOR: Perfecting your complexion

LOVED FOR: Using snow mushrooms as an active ingredient, this serum packs skin with hydration and boosts collagen production to minimize pores and smooth fine lines.


Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum

Our Score

BEST FOR: The powder-like finish is ideal for oily skin

LOVED FOR: This serum makes skin look like an Instagram filter come to life.


Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser

Our Score

BEST FOR: An all natural non-drying makeup remover and cleanser

LOVED FOR: Yummy superfoods give skin the same nutrients they give your body, meaning a clean, clear glow is only a wash (or two) away.


Peace Out Acne Healing Dots

Our Score

USERS SAID: "These dots are miracle workers. The second I see a spot coming through, I run to grab the healing dots, and just a few hours later, viola, the spot is nearly gone. If you frequently get breakouts, you MUST have these on hand!"

WHAT IT DOES: These little dots work like a bandage to keep bacteria out, while treating with anti-acne ingredients and maintaining moisture.


Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Packed with natural AHAs and BHA, this exfoliate is strong enough to do some serious skin resurfacing but gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

BEST FOR: Acne-prone skin


Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

Our Score

BEST FOR: Color treated hair should never go without this tiny but mighty treatment.

USERS SAID: "HOLY GRAIL. This is the best purchase I have ever made in regards to my hairs health. In one use, this stuff totally transformed my hair into shiny, manageable, smooth, frizz free gorgeousness! Will never stop buying for as long as I live!"


Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This cleansing balm gently and easily removes waterproof and long-wear makeup.

BEST FOR: Beach-bound vacays


MILK MAKEUP KUSH High Volume Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: No clumps or spidery lashes here! Just length, volume, and curl.

FUN FACT: Hemp-derived cannabis seed oil is the key ingredient in this formula due to its thickening and conditioning benefits!


Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Our Score

BEST FOR: Improving your skin tone and texture while you sleep

HELPFUL TIP: Have sensitive skin? Instead of wearing overnight, just use as a 10 minute rinse-off mask!

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