Sephora - Super Ingredients and favorite skincare brands

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Hi everyone!
Skincare game has reached a brand new level and this makes me super happy because as you know, I'm a skincare addict. To celebrate this increase skincare interest, Sephora has launched a lot of new brands. And as we are lucky in Switzerland, lots of these amazing skincare brands are now also available in Switzerland!
 
I bought myself and also received some new skincare products from Sephora and wanted to share some of my favorite brands available at Sephora in Switzerland. So are you ready?
 

 
The Inkey List
The Inkey List offers high quality skincare at a price point that's hard to turn down! They're also famous, as their name suggests, for their focus on ingredients. Most of their products contain very short ingredient lists (INCI lists). That's something I of course, really appreciate as you have less risk of skin reaction and you can chose products to target a specific problem.
I bought the Vitamin C serum (it's a thick cream), the Hyaluronic Acid serum (I highly recommend it to everyone as it brings much hydration and that's something beneficial for everyone), and the Collagen Booster. I've just bought a couple of days ago the Collagen Booster so I haven't started using it yet.
Overall this is a brand I really like, I like the concept and their products are more than interesting! I also like the simple packaging, you can easily travel with them.
 
 
 
Alpha H
Alpha H is an Australian brand. Their motto is simple, results driven skincare products that are backed up by scientific research. To achieve fast and effective results Alpha-H uses a concentrated and balanced combination of potent cosmeceutical and natural ingredients, which are supported with scientific evidence and efficacy studies.
Their best-selling product is the resurfacing treatment Liquid Gold.
The Liquid Gold is an acidic exfoliant that will help diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. The active ingredient is 5% Glycolic Acid.
I also got their Balancing Cleanser and I must say this is one the best and most luxurious cleansers I've tried in months. It's a cream cleanser delivered via a pump. It feels moisturizing and rich but not in an overwhelming way, but rather in a comforting way. It doesn't dry the skin but leaves it clean and moisturized. Honestly if you want to try a new cleanser I would highly recommend this one! It's a unique experience!
 
 
 
Youth To The People
Youth To The People (YTTP) creates vegan + superfood skincare made from purposeful, clean ingredients. They're vegan and made in California with love :D
I was super intrigued by this brand (superfood, YAY!) and when the brand first arrived in Switzerland I had to get something. I first tried their Superfood Skin Reset Mask and found it OK but it didn't bring me so many amazing results, it's good but nothing special. So first introduction to the brand was so so. But now there are lots of new products available in Switzerland and after looking at their ingredients, my interst had grown again. I recently bought their Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist because I really liked the ingredient list and OMG, this is one of the most delightful mists I've tried. I really really like it! It contains aloe and some peptides in large amounts plus some mushroom extracts and other botanical extracts!
Then I also started to try their Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil. It contains Maqui, acai, prickly pear, goji berry, sunflower, jojoba, moringa, and squalane. I've been using it since about a month and I also really enjoy it. It brings me the oil I need to balance my skin and I find the composition really gentle and delicate.
I also got their sleeping mask, the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask. I haven't used it much as I'm using another sleeping mask at the moment. The texture is quite thick and I guess it will be a dream in fall/winter. Let me know if you want a review on it when I've tried it more.
 





 
 
Pai
Pai is a Bristish brand made for people with sensitive skin, by people with sensitive skin. Apparently in Maori the word "pai", meaning "goodness". The brand is free of Parabens, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Petrochemicals, Detergents (SLS/SLES) and artificial fragrance. They also avoid anything that has the potential to upset or imbalance sensitive skin.
The brand offers lots of different products but is mainly known for their rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is rich in Omegas to help regenerate skin without irritation, and restores balance to the skin.
This little magic orang bottle contains a concentrated blend of organic Rosehip fruit and seed oil. The orange color is due to the high concentration of antioxidants of the oil.
I need to try more of the brand as I really like the philosophy of the brand!
 
 
 
 
Dr Roebucks
Dr Roebucks is another Australian brand that focuses on clean ingredients.
The brand was founded by twin sisters. It pays homage to a their doctor-parents’ ‘secret’ formula, developed over 40 years ago to help heal and soothe their baby daughters’ sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Instead of adding ingredients, their parents removed them, stripping back their unique blend to its purest form. Years later, this miracle product inspired the twins to create Dr Roebuck’s: a clean, good-for-skin brand, that honours their parents as well as Australasian ingredients. At its core, Dr Roebuck’s uses minimal ingredients that are hard-working, effective and have numerous benefits for the skin.
I got to try 3 of their masks, namely their hydrating mask, their AHA brightening mask as well as their 2-in-1 mask + scrub. I must say that I enjoy the mask-scurb the most. I always have a hard time finding a physical exfoliant I like because most of the time I find them too harsh. This mask targets clogged pores while gently removing dead skin cells and impurities. It also contains hydrating ingredients and therefore isn’t a drying mask. I find it gentle and and the scrubbing particles fine but efficient.
The hydrating mask is a thick gel product. I particularly love the ingredients of this one. First ingredient is organic aloe Vera juice, you also get a good amount of sodium hyaluronate ans lots of soothing ingredients, too. I love using a thick layer of it, let it on for approx. 20min. When I wash if off, my skin feels super supple and hydrated!
 
 
 
Origins
Origins blends ingredients from nature with advanced science to create high performance and natural skincare, makeup and bath & body products.
I've tried a couple of products from the brand and so far I love everything I've tried. The first product I tried is their 10 Minute Hydrating Mask with Apricot & Glacier Water and I love it so much. It really helps bring moisture and hydration to my skin and has the most delicious apricot scent ever (I come from Valais and apricots are the symbols of Valais, that's why I have a special affection for apricots :D ). I've also started to try their mushroom line and a few years ago I started reading about mushrooms and skincare and really wanted to try more mushroom based products!
 
 
 
 
Which brands are you enjoying at the moment? Let me know, I'm curious!
 
 
Purchase info 
All products are available at Sephora, and in Switzerland at Sephora in Manor (here).


 
 
 
*contain some PR Samples, some products purchased by me*
 
 

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