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It’s that time of year again! Sephora’s Beauty Insider Spring Savings Event is here, and the store is giving its shoppers up to 20% off all items — no exclusions!
Most stories about this popular sale usually speak specifically to women, completely leaving men out of the conversation. In an effort to encourage men to take care of themselves and prove that this sale is truly for everyone, this article features the eight best products every man should buy during this savings event.
Whether you’re looking for skin care, lip care or fragrances, it’s all covered on this list. From this moisturizing foaming cleanser by Paula’s Choice and the cult-favorite fragrance-free Kiehl’s moisturizer to the Supergoop! new moisturizing SPF that produces zero white cast and a sexy, smoky fragrance every man needs in his arsenal, there’s so much to choose from.
But before getting into why these products are worth the investment, here’s a brief explainer on Sephora’s Beauty Insider Spring Savings Event. The sales roll out in three tiers (depending on your Beauty Insider ranking), with different savings and run dates:
- Rouge: 20% off (April 1 to April 11)
- VIB: 15% off (April 5 to April 11)
- Insider: 10% off (April 7 to April 11)
To snag these savings, no matter which tier you fall under, just use the code “SAVESPRING” at checkout and watch your total decrease.
As an exciting bonus, all Sephora Collection items are 30% off for everyone during this sale. To snag these savings, you must be a Sephora Beauty Insider. If you’re not, sign up here for free.
Take a look at the eight products every man needs to buy during Sephora’s Spring Savings Event below. Keep in mind that the prices outlined below are the pre-discount prices.
1. Paula’s Choice RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser, $20
Washing your face is a prerequisite, no matter who you are. But finding the right facial cleanser isn’t the easiest task for some. If you have sensitive or dry skin, as most men do, investing in a fragrance-free and hydrating cleanser is your best bet. And shoppers love this one from Paula’s Choice.
It’s gentle, affordable and doesn’t leave your face feeling tight or dry after use. It’s also perfect for those who occasionally get blemishes or acne breakouts.
2. Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum, $50
After cleansing, it’s time to add some hydration back into your skin. The best way to do so, before going straight to your moisturizer, is with a serum. While there are so many hydrating serums on the market, they’re not all made equal. In fact, most of them don’t give you that long-lasting hydration most men need.
Skinfix’s Barrier+ line is packed with peptides and lipids to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized for longer. Its Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum is my most recommended pick — especially for those with sensitive skin. It’s also fragrance-free, perfect for all skin types, intensely hydrating and long-lasting.
3. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $32
Here’s a product you’re likely not going to use every day, depending on your skin’s sensitivity, but it’s important to use it at least once a week. Exfoliating is the No. 1 secret to having smooth, texture-free, clear skin. If you have hyperpigmentation, exfoliating is the easiest and safest way to get rid of those dark spots over time.
Since physical exfoliants tend to be a bit too abrasive for the skin and can cause micro-tears in your skin’s barrier, chemical exfoliants are recommended. And skin care enthusiasts and estheticians swear by the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.
This one is also fragrance-free and is the best pick for anyone who wants a brighter and more even skin tone.
4. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Moisturizing Cream with Squalane, $33
No matter what you do, always wear moisturizer. And the best thing about moisturizing is that you don’t need a fancy or expensive product to reap the benefits.
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is a No. 1 best seller among men since it’s fragrance-free, perfect for remedying dryness and doesn’t leave a greasy or oily residue on your face. This one’s definitely a must-buy.
5. Supergoop! Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50, $34
Sunscreen is imperative, no matter the season or your skin tone. Everyone needs and should wear sunscreen every day, especially if they sit near a window while working from home or go outside at all throughout the day.
However, one of the major reasons so many folks hate sunscreen is the white or gray cast it can leave on tan and deep skin tones. As someone with a deeper complexion, it was hard to find an SPF that actually blended into my skin without excessive rubbing. So when I tried the Supergoop! Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50, I was pleasantly surprised.
This simple sunscreen doesn’t leave my skin matte or greasy. Instead, it leaves a natural finish that feels like it’s barely there. It also applies like an extremely light lotion and blends in within seconds, leaving no white cast behind. Buy this now before it sells out — because it definitely will.
6. Jack Black Lip Service Lip Balm Duo (Mint & Shea), $13
No one likes or wants chapped lips, so lip balm is another non-negotiable product category. However, it’s also important to keep your lips protected from the sun’s rays to prevent skin cancer or sunspots.
With this in mind, men’s skin care brand Jack Black created its now cult-favorite Intense Therapy Lip Balms. They’re extremely moisturizing and contain SPF 25. Get this pack of two for under $13 during this sale.
7. Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Jazz Club Fragrance, $76
Every man needs a signature fragrance, and Maison Margiela’s ‘REPLICA’ Jazz Club will get you so many compliments — just watch!
Described as “warm and spicy,” this unisex scent features notes of pink pepper, rum absolute and tobacco leaf absolute. It’s inspired by the scents wafting through a Brooklyn jazz club, with sweet notes of opened cigar boxes, old leather bar stools and fine aged liquor.
This one is so good that I’m currently on my fourth bottle. I like to describe it as “grown and sexy in a bottle” because that’s exactly what it is.
8. Clean Reserve Travel Spray Perfume Set, $48
If you prefer a scent that’s a bit cleaner, simpler and fresher and also want to test out a few options before committing to one fragrance, check out the Clean Reserve Travel Spray Perfume Set.
These unisex fragrances smell like summer and spring. Think clean, slightly floral and crisp. I love wearing these during the day, and they’re perfect for everyday use. Unlike most men’s fragrances, these aren’t very strong or overpowering, either.
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