Oh, the hallowed halls of Sephora. We enter like mystics, serious and focused on our end goal: transcending time, space, and our bank accounts to return home rich in the knowledge of the best new beauty products on the market. But that’s easier said than done. With so many options (literally thousands of different makeup and skincare formulas), how can you be sure of which one will work best for you? Ah yes, that’s why you’ve come here.
We’ve already rounded up the best new releases at Sephora, which is great for keeping up-to-date on the latest product launches. But this is by no means a master list. Today, we’re focusing on the products that sold the best over the entire course of 2016.
Behold, this year's best-selling Sephora products across all categories—makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance. After all, whether it’s new or old, a bestselling product is popular for a reason. Whether you’re looking to fall in love with a new find, or gift a guaranteed favorite, keep scrolling to see 15 of the most-purchased Sephora products in 2016!
A skincare heavyweight, Fresh’s age-defying moisturizer prevents and treats signs of aging. No wonder such a broad age range swear by it.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22)
Living Proof uses a patented molecular technology to avoid the powdery residue left behind by so many of their competitors’ dry shampoo. This means people with dark hair can finally spritz the stuff throughout their strands worry-free. But it’s not solely for those of us with dark tresses; people of every hair color love this product’s time-release fragrance, fooling everyone into thinking you shampooed today.
Boscia’s Baby Soft Foot Peel came not long after the wildly popular Asian version, Baby Foot. It caught fire around the internet thanks to its serious dead skin-shedding properties. Seriously, there’s a reason it’s called baby soft—your feet are reborn. Slip on the exfoliating booties for 60 to 90 minutes. Five days later your skin will be brand new.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt ($52)
This product marries the cleansing properties of shampoo with the treatment potential of an exfoliating scrub. Those of us with a dry scalp, or too much product buildup, will find that it works wonders. Certain Sephora customers credit this product for giving them the “best hair of their life.”
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($12)
These luxurious hand creams source ingredients from the South of France (Cannes, Nice, and Avignon… champagne by the sea anyone?). The original formula is over 20% pure shea butter, blended with coconut oil and honey. Another beloved pick? The lavender version, which is made from essential oils sourced from the famous fields of Provence.
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36)
If you think you've seen every liquid lipstick formula, you're wrong. This high-fashion take is completely opaque and moisturizing for 10 (yes, 10) hour wear. Plus, we love the chic high-shine finish; it's a nice departure from the ubiquitous matte trend.
Flowerbomb is the Disney Princess of Sephora’s fragrances. Notes like ballerina freesia, jasmine, rose, and orchid give it that delightful flower garden scent. It has 80,000 “loves” on Sephora and has won several industry awards.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment ($69)
This clearing treatment is Byrdie editor approved. The blend of six different acids and activated charcoal draws out the deepest impurities and clears the most stubborn blemishes. It also tackles other common skin concerns like razor bumps, redness, and scars.
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