Heading back to school need not be tough on your skin. At Sephora, you can get new skincare arrivals that don’t break the bank. Below are 10 new skincare arrivals just in time for back to school season. The best part is that all of them are below $40! Who said skincare had to be expensive?
1. TARTE Youth or Dare Multi-Acid & C-Serum
Vitamin C supplements are often geared towards hardworking men and women of all walks of life. As a student in college, you’ll have to fight off free radicals both in and outside your body. Tarte’s Youth or Dare Multi-Acid & C-Serum contains vitamin C that fights free radical damage on the skin and glycolic acid to expedite cell turnover and reveal smoother, brighter skin. It also contains phytic acid from rice bran that’s rich in antioxidants and apple extract that quickly hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic acid provides skin’s much needed hydration as well. Treat your skin with this serum that will keep you looking radiant all school year long. Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “My favorite face serum. No fragrance, and doesn’t leave a residue. Really nice for layering. I bought it to help deal with some sun damage but was surprised to find it also controls my breakouts. I haven’t had one zit since I started using this. My skin is super soft and clear now. Seems like my sun spots are starting to fade too.” Zeedubz
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The NEW Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner has a few amazing ingredients worth telling you about, let’s break it down: 🌾Collodial Oatmeal, Wild Oats & Oat Milk to help soothe, relieve and protect dry or distressed skin. 🍯Honey to help nourish, restore and rehydrate parched skin — renewing skin’s appearance. 💧Hyaluronic Acid to boost skin’s moisture content, help skin appear smoother and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Grab yours today online at @sephora! #firstaidbeauty #cleanbeauty #sephora
2. FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
Cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Those are the basic tenets of skincare and this school year, make sure you have time to do all three with convenient skincare products to help maintain skin health. This alcohol-free, oatmeal-powered toner has a lightweight liquid formula that combats dryness, the early signs of aging, and skin redness. It contains colloidal oatmeal that soothes and protects dry or distressed skin, wild oats to help soothe and relieve irritated skin, and propolis extract, a honey derivative that nourishes the skin. The result? Visibly plump skin that’s ready for the next step in your skincare routine. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “Love this toner. It has a super thin texture that feels really light and dries quickly. I have been using it after the shower for my face, neck, and decollage. It’s definitely light but moisturizes well and is perfect for before a more intense face cream.” Sophbelle
3. LANEIGE Multi Deep-Clean Cleanser
This cream cleanser from Laneige comes with an affordable price tag that’s perfect for those who don’t want to compromise quality. This purifying cleanser contains antioxidant rich blueberry extract and papain enzyme that effectively removes built up sebum and other pore clogging irritants so skin becomes clean and clear of debris and impurities. Shop at Sephora.
Promising review: “This cleanser is creamy and has little scrubbing granules within it so your face is really cleansed and fresh. It is not too drying but does a great job of cleansing and exfoliating. I have combination skin and my nose can get oily in the summer and get blackheads. This cleanser really takes care of that issue- no more blackheads!” Kath
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4. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Mini Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturizer
So much power in a little jar! This multitasking moisturizer designed by Marc Jacobs Beauty is powered by pineapple enzymes and encapsulated sodium hyaluronate that hydrate, retexturize, and glow up the skin, making it ready for makeup. It has a cream formula that is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, and hydroquinone. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with a 95% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I love the consistency of this gel-like cream. It gives off such a refreshing sensation to the skin as you rub it into your skin. This moisturizer melted in and wasn’t greasy at all. It also has a fresh clean scent which I enjoyed.” SteffyJay
5. FARMACY Green Defense Daily Mineral Sunscreen
One of the primary steps in keeping skin healthy is protecting it from environmental damage. This broad-spectrum SPF 30 mineral sunscreen from Farmacy offers protection against the sun’s rays and contains nourishing ingredients. It has black chokeberry extract that provides powerful antioxidant benefits and marigold extract that aids in protecting against environmental pollutants. Rated 4.4 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Absolutely love this sunscreen! Applies evenly, moisturizes the skin abundantly, and serves a great protectant against the sun.” Pattavina
1. PRIMERA Chamomile Micellar Cleansing Water
Busy students may need skincare products that work overtime. Good thing there’s Primera’s no-rinse cleansing water, which liquid formula gently yet effectively removes makeup and impurities on the skin. It contains witch hazel extract that hydrates and soothes and chamomile to help calm the skin. This oil-free, pH-balancing, and non-stripping micellar water is formulated without parabens, phthalates, and other harmful ingredients. Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Works well with mascara, which was the hardest for me to remove. I don’t have to rub my eyes all that much to get it to come off. Also has a cool spout that allows you to pump out the product without having to lift up the bottle.” Mooncrystal
2. DR. JART+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Mist
The changing weather can be harsh on the skin. Keep yours moisturized and protected with this fine hydrating mist that instantly soothes sensitive skin with its skin-benefiting ingredients. It contains Jartbiome, which helps strengthen, balance, and improve skin’s defenses against irritation and damage, Centella Rx to soothe and protect sensitive skin, and Cicabond that helps rebuild damaged skin affected by external stressors. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with a 96% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This calming mist is great to use everyday before putting makeup or at night it works great as a toner too! I really love the scent also it’s not too overpowering but it smells fresh.” Lizrocio
3. KNC BEAUTY All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask- 5 Pack
If you’re always pulling off all-nighters, the dark circles under your eyes will probably tell the story. Good thing there’s KNC Beauty’s retinol-infused eye mask, which effectively hydrates and de-puffs eyes with its natural ingredients. It contains collagen and hyaluronic that help hydrate and plump the skin, and aloe that provides hydration. It also contains a natural blend of moisturizing rose flower oil, vitamin E, and bitter cherry extract. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “I have really dark under eye circles, I use these under eye patches all of the time and I am obsessed. They smooth out my under eye, they brighten and my makeup goes on like a dream.” Denise Nicole
4. BOSCIA Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
Harness the health benefits of green tea for the skin with this lightweight, oil-controlling moisturizer that addresses oiliness, redness, and blemishes. Its clean formula contains Japanese green tea that helps balance the receptors in the body that produce sebum, Burdock Root that helps absorb excess oil and prevent shine, and Marine Complex that helps prevent premature aging while repairing existing skin damage from environmental elements. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “There are no irritating ingredients in this moisturizer such as fragrance and alcohol. I love that this has an air tight pump. The formula is perfect for my oily/combo skin. This is a great product! I’m on bottle #2. I highly recommend!” Sephora Customer
5. ORIGINS Acne Fighting Regimen Set
If you’re heading back to college, you’ll love this Acne Fighting Regimen Set from Origins, a handy little kit that includes the Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash, Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, and Super Spot Remover™ Acne Treatment Gel. It features mint, that instantly invigorates skin, bamboo charcoal that absorbs impurities, and salicylic acid that effectively clears acne by exfoliating surface skin cells and unclogs pores. Shop at Sephora.
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