Hey y’all-hope that you had a good weekend. It was the first weekend in a month I didn’t spend at the beach, and my phone was very confused! As in, the address for my family’s beach house kept popping up as a suggested destination in my locations app-haha! Anyways, today I’m sharing my favorite clean beauty products to buy at Sephora. This is a follow-up to last week’s post about the Beautycounter at Sephora Pop-Up. Although Beautycounter is only at Sephora for a few months, this collaboration illustrates Sephora’s growing commitment to clean beauty. All of the products in this post are from clean brands that Sephora carries permanently. In addition, I’ve personally used all of the products I’m featuring. “Clean at Sephora” products earn this designation by being free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and other harmful or questionable ingredients. If you click on any of the products in this post, you can view the complete criteria for the “Clean at Sephora” seal.
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Whether you’re curious about Drunk Elephant skincare, or want a quality skincare set with clean ingredients that’s convenient for travel, you can’t go wrong with The Littles! This will always be one of my top recommended Clean at Sephora products. Even though my main skincare routine consists of mostly Beautycounter products, I plan to also have Drunk Elephant Littles on hand for travel. In addition to adorable mini-sized skincare products, you get a pretty and fun re-usable cosmetic pouch. I love the bright coral color in the current edition of The Littles. For more details about the specific products that come in The Littles and my thoughts, check out my Drunk Elephant Skincare Review.
The Drunk Elephant Protini moisturizer is one product from The Littles set that I enjoyed so much I bought the full-size and made it part of my regular skincare routine. Thus, I have to include it in my list of top Clean at Sephora picks. I use Drunk Elephant Protini as my nighttime moisturizer. My skin is on the normal to oily side, but Protini suits a variety of skin types. It’s not too heavy for oily or combination skin, and it contains beneficial amino acids, peptides, and pgymy waterlily that helps replenish moisture, restore skin’s youthful appearance, and improve skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
Drunk Elephant’s Head to Toe Littles is a great way to try all seven products in their new hair & body line. It’s also another convenient travel set! These hair & body minis are refillable, and come in a fun neon yellow cosmetic pouch with a neon comb. The Drunk Elephant Hair & Body Littles would also make a really great gift for any beauty product junkies in your life.
I originally featured the Drunk Elephant D Bronzi Drops in my May 2020 Favorites post, and have to include them in my Clean at Sephora favorites as well! Add a drop of these to your daily moisturizer or sunscreen for a natural glow and a dose of protective antioxidants.
The Drunk Elephant cream body cleanser is definitely my top pick for a Clean at Sephora body wash. This body wash contains no artificial fragrance and no essential oils, but has a light subtle cherry almond scent. Therefore, it’s a great option for people with sensitive skin or those who don’t like strongly scented shower products. It lathers really well and makes your shower feel so luxurious.
Like the body wash, the Drunk Elephant body lotion is also free from artificial fragrance and essential oils. The light scent is pleasant while you apply, but doesn’t linger. This is definitely a great clean lotion to keep on hand to moisturize after all the extra hand-washing that we’re doing these days!
Drunk Elephant’s deodorant cream is aluminum free and baking-soda free, making it a great option for people who want to use a natural deodorant but have sensitivities to baking soda. I’m including this deodorant in my Clean at Sephora faves because it’s the best natural deodorant I’ve tried so far.
Keep in mind that natural deodorant is not the same as a conventional antiperspirant, so it won’t keep you from sweating. This is actually a good thing, because underarm sweating, as gross as it is, rids your body of toxins. The Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream controls underarm odor better than any other aluminum-free deodorant I’ve tried. If you’re used to a stick-form deodorant, the deodorant cream might take some getting used to. However, it hasn’t bothered me!
I love Drunk Elephant Umbra Tint SPF 30 for a daily mineral facial sunscreen. Since it’s tinted, it doesn’t leave any white cast at all. But the tint is very subtle so will work for a variety of skin tones. I feel like this sunscreen gives me a healthy makeup-free glow. But I haven’t had any issues applying makeup on top of it either!
ILIA is my top Clean at Sephora makeup brand. I haven’t tried a ton of their makeup yet, but the ILIA Brightening Eye Primer is my go-to for a good base layer before applying eye shadow.
The ILIA Balmy Nights Exfoliating Lip Scrub is great for helping with dry, flaky lips year-round. I’ve gotten slack with using this lately, and I can definitely tell. Need to get back into the swing of using it daily. I like the ease of the application that the stick form provides.
Briogeo is a clean haircare brand sold at Sephora, and it’s a Black-owned business as well! I recently tried their “Don’t Despair, Repair!” Deep Conditioning Hair mask as part of a travel set, and I’m a fan. It makes my hair feel soft without weighing it down too much. You use this once a week in place of your usual conditioner, and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing out. I am looking forward to continuing to use it and see if it helps keep my ends in better condition between trims. You can get a mini size of this deep conditioning mask in the Strengthen + Repair Travel kit, or go ahead and spring for the full size. Briogeo considers this mask one of their “holy grail” products, and it’s won Allure Reader’s Choice awards.
I just tried the Briogeo Volumizing Travel Set that includes their Volumizing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, and Volumizing Spray. I’m pleased with the volume that these products give my long, fine hair. The shampoo and conditioner contain ginseng and biotin. I take biotin supplements, but I’ve never used topical hair products with biotin, so I’m excited to see how it affects the condition of my hair long term. I am not quite so sure about the conditioner, as I feel like it doesn’t make my hair as smooth or easy to comb through as others. But this travel set is a great way to try all the Briogeo Volumizing products to see which ones work best for you. I will probably end up buying full size of the Volumizing Shampoo and Volumizing Spray. Sephora actually has multiple Briogeo travel sets that you can try out for your specific hair concerns.
Rahua is another Clean at Sephora haircare brand that carries products to address a variety of hair concerns. I’ve used the Rahua Voluminous shampoo and like it. I need to use the Brioego Volumizing Shampoo for longer before I determine whether I like that one or the Rahua Volumizing shampoo best. So far I feel like the Briogeo shampoo is more volumizing, but the Rahua is more clarifying. I might end up keeping both in my shampoo rotation. The Rahua Voluminous Shampoo also smells like margaritas, but it doesn’t contain any artificial fragrance.
The Bare With Us Kit is a limited-edition Drunk Elephant set that allows you to try out multiple Drunk Elephant skincare products in smaller sizes. Sephora still has it in stock, but I recommend grabbing one ASAP if you’re interested. The Drunk Elephant Bare With Us Kit includes a mini Jelly cleanser, mini tinted sunscreen, mini F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial, and mini Lala Retro moisturizer, a midi C-Firma Vitamin C serum, and a midi TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. If you’re trying to decide between The Littles or Bare With Us Kit, I would pick The Littles because it’s $10 less expensive, and has eight products as opposed to six. However, I had to include the Bare With Us Kit in my Clean at Sephora favorites because it’s beautifully packaged and still lets you try a variety of products without investing in the full-sizes. In addition, it’s a great collectors’ item for Drunk Elephant fans!
Yay for Clean at Sephora
I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading more about my favorite Clean at Sephora products! If you’ve tried any of these clean products I’ve recommended, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Also, if you end up trying any of these products, I’d love to know that as well. PSA: Sephora is offering bonus reward points for any purchases through July 26, so right now is a great time to try something out. It’s free to sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program.
Switching to clean beauty products is one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I’m so glad that there are great options out there that are both safe and effective! If you want to know more about why I switched to safer products, you can check out this post.
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