The Hidden Section At Sephora You Never Knew Existed


Article by Refinery29

There are very few beauty items in this world that can't be found at Sephora.

If it has made an appearance in one of the 2.3 million YouTube beauty tutorials online or in the makeup bag of a random stranger on the subway, then nine times out of 10, Sephora's got it. (Okay, so maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but there's no denying the store is stocked.) But just like the one otherdestination claiming to make all your dreams come true, it's all too easy to get lost in the shuffle.

So easy, in fact, that you were probably too preoccupied with tallying up your VIB Rouge points for the latest fall offerings to realize that Sephora is also home to one of the most expansive natural beauty sections in the game. As of June 1, the retailer took the commitment to transparency to new heights with its Clean Beauty initiative. In a press release, Artemis Patrick, Chief Merchandising Officer for Sephora, wrote of the deeper venture into clean beauty, "We’ve sought to help demystify the category and bring clarity to those clients who desire more transparency in beauty, particularly in the ingredients they might like to avoid."

Sephora's research suggests an overwhelming amount of people (60% of women, specifically) read beauty product labels before making a purchase. Sound like something you do? To save you time on sifting through ingredients (it can be kind of a headache, we know), Sephora integrated their "Clean at Sephora" stamp of approval that qualifies a number of products from your favorite brands, like RMS, Tata Harper, and Caudalie, with better-for-you formulations to make your shopping experience faster and easier. Just think of all the time you’ll save not having to skim the ingredients list for parabens in your lipstick. What a relief, right?

Ahead, our favorite natural options hiding at Sephora now.


If you were a fan of the Instagram-favorite Jet Lag Mask, you'll be sure to love its sister mask. This exfoliating treatment doesn't just get rid of dead skin cells for brighter skin. It also smells like pumpkin, so you can really get into the fall mood.

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask,$44.00, available at Sephora.


The only thing you'll love more than the warming sensation you get after massaging this golden, jam-like mask onto skin? The immediately brighter, more hydrated effect you'll have for hours after you rinse.

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask, $56.00, available at Sephora.


Honey, exfoliating AHAs, superfruit extracts, and a blend of healing essential oils will leave your skin soft, refined, and hydrated after just 20 minutes.

Tata Harper Clarifying Mask, $68.00, available at Sephora.


Consider this your all-natural alternative to NARS' cult-classic workhorse, The Multiple — and it's just as easy to blend allover with your fingers.

Ilia Multi-Stick, $34.00, available at Sephora.


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