If you're a beauty lover who also happens to be on a budget (aren't we all), your virtual wishlist is likely better stocked than your actual beauty cabinet. Luckily, the Sephora Savings Event has arrived and if you're a Beauty Insider, it's your time to shine.
Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Damage Control Duo Set
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel Pads
Dermalogica Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream
Olaplex Vibrant Shine Healthy Hair Kit
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment
Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum
Below, we've gathered some of the best and brightest (and most expensive) beauty products to score on sale. To finally see what all the hype is about, scroll below.
Best gift for hair styling: Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
Beloved by Yahoo Canada editors, the Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System is likely at the top of any beauty lover's Christmas wish list. Thanks to its internet virality (459.3 million views on TikTok and counting), the Shark has been notoriously difficult to get your hands on. A worthy adversary to Dyson's iconic Airwrap (also on sale at Sephora, by the way), the Shark FlexStyle is half the price of the Dyson while offering equal styling value.
Best gift for damaged hair: K18 Damage Control Duo Set
Speaking of hair and internet fame, we would be remiss if we did not mention K18's Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask. The hair mask has collected more than 160,400 "loves" from Sephora shoppers and been coined a holy grail hair treatment. K18's viral leave-in treatment clinically reverses damage in just four minutes, including that from bleach, colour, chemical services and excess heat. Want to see the mask in action? Check out these TikTok videos for proof.
Best gift for acne-prone skin: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels
Dr. Dennis Gross's cult-favourite daily peel pads are a tried-and-true skincare staple for thousands. The two-step AHA/BHA peel pads are pre-dosed with seven acids to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pores and shine. According to one reviewer, the pads are the "best chemical peel [on] the market." A "tiny holy grail," says another.
Best gift for anti-aging: Dermalogica Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream
When debating whether a skincare product is worth the hype, it's hard to argue with a 4.8-star rating and a 98 per cent recommendation rate. Dermalogica's Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream is worth its hype and so much more, according to Sephora shoppers. The lightweight liquid-cream moisturizer is formulated with squalane to visibly firm, lift and reduce signs of aging. Reviewers go so far as to call it a "miracle cream" and promise that while it's pricey, it leaves behind smoother, softer and clearer skin than they've "seen in years."
Best haircare sampler: Olaplex Vibrant Shine Healthy Hair Kit
If you've heard the hype around Olaplex but wanted to give it a try before spending $81 on the brand's viral No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector, this is the sample set for you. The limited-edition value kit comes with a mini No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo, No. 6 Bond Smoother, and No. 7 Bonding Oil to restore hair's strength and shine. It's "super worth it," according to shoppers.
Best gift for hyperpigmentation: Sunday Riley Good Genes
An AHA serum with lactic acid, this celeb-favourite from Sunday Riley targets the look of pores, hyperpigmentation and dark spots while clinically improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's my "ride or die" serum, according to one shopper. "I thought it was over-hyped and too pricey, but when I finally tried it, I was in awe," they write. It "instantly plumped my skin and gave it a beautiful radiance." Adding, "my pores look clean and visibly smaller because they aren't as clogged."
Best gift for unabashed luxury: Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum
If there were ever a time to try a $418 serum, it would be when it's on sale. Clé de Peau Beauté's The Serum is the peak of luxury beauty. Beyond its eye-watering price tag, the serum is famous for boosting the skin's suppleness and hydration. Is it worth the price? There's only one way to find out.