Sephora Favorites Skincare Routine: Normal Skin Review + Coupon – March 2018

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Sephora Favorites Normal Skincare Routine Kit sealed

Sephora recently launched some new favorites kits, including full skincare routines for normal, dry, and combination skin.

This is a review of the Sephora Favorites: Skincare Routine Kit for Normal Skin.

FYI – the Normal Skin Kit has sold out, but the Dry Skin Kit is still available for purchase.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Sephora Favorites: Skincare Routine for Normal Skin Kit

The Box:  Sephora Favorites: Skincare Routine for Normal Skin Kit

The Cost: $28 ($62 Value)

Coupon: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page

The Products: This set contains:

  • 1 oz/30 mL Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes
  • 0.5 oz/15 mL Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
  • 0.34 oz/9.6 g First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream
  • 0.25 oz/7 mL Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
  • 0.27 oz/8 mL Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum
  • 0.5 oz/15 mL Fresh Rose Face Mask

Ships to: The US and Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. (Click here to check out what the international shipping costs are for Sephora orders).

Sephora Favorites: Skincare Routine for Normal Skin Kit Review

Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes, 1 oz. – Estimated Value $3.67 (buy a 3 oz. bottle for $11)

This cleanser is a fundamental pillar of Philosophy’s skincare line. It’s gentle and good for every skin type, too! It’s a one-step cleanser that also lightly tones and moisturizes to leave skin “clean and comfortably balanced.” This is a tried-and-true cleanser, and it’s one I recommended to clients who were newer to skincare while I worked at Sephora.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, 0.5 oz – Estimated Value $4.75 (buy a 1 oz. jar for $9.50)

This is a newer product from Clinique, and it’s their classic Take the Day Off makeup remover in a balm form! It’s described as going from “balm to oil to milk” to melt off your makeup, meaning the solid balm melts on your fingers/skin (gently massage on dry skin) and then will turn light/milky when you rinse with warm water. I really like this makeup remover! I thought it was effective, and it didn’t sting my eyes! I followed with my regular cleansing, toning, and moisturizing system.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, .25 oz – Estimated Value $7.50 (buy a .5 oz. bottle for $15)

Ole Henriksen is in my top favorite skincare brands! Their Truth Serum here is a cult favorite, and I am glad I discovered it when I worked at Sephora. This serum is packed full of vitamin C and is really effective to promote a glowy and bright complexion! I know that my dry skin seems to do better when I use this serum, as well, though it’s good for any and all skin types! It’s like a multivitamin for your face.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, .27 fl oz – Estimated Value $24.30 (buy a 1 oz. bottle for $90)

I actually don’t have a lot of hands-on experience with Drunk Elephant products, so I’m really happy to get to try this serum! It exfoliates with 12% AHA/BHA (alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids), which are a chemical form of exfoliant (vs a physical form, which is when you can physically feel the grit in your exfoliator). I really like this serum – I feel like after a couple days I could tell a difference in the texture and glow of my skin!

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream, .34 oz – Estimated Value $6.80 (buy a 1.7 oz. jar for $34)

I’m already a fan of the First Aid Beauty line so I’m happy to try this new Coconut Water Cream. It’s meant to hydrate, smooth, and recharge your skin. This is a light moisturizer, but still does well with hydrating! It’s not quite intense enough for my dry skin in the winter; it’s pretty okay during the day, but I need something seriously hydrating at night. (which is fine – this kit is for the Normal skin type, after all, not the Dry type.) This smells amazing, and feels really refreshing, though!

Fresh Rose Face Mask, .5 oz – Estimated Value $12.50 (buy a 1 oz. jar for $25)

This rose mask is a gel mask that’s infused with real rose petals and rosewater! It also contains algae to be extra hydrating. I’ve tried this mask before, and I like it alright. It’s hydrating and cooling and does the job, but I just don’t personally care for the scent. It’s rosy (obviously), and a little powdery? So, I wouldn’t buy a full-size of this myself, but I will use up the whole sample because it does perform well.

The Verdict: I think having sample kits of a full skincare routine from start to finish is really smart! I really enjoyed changing everything up and getting to try new products! I love that they offered products according to skin type, too (combination, normal, dry, etc). There were some great products in here, from varying price points!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box has sold out. However, the Dry Skin Kit is still available. Click here to check that one out!

Coupon: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $28 + shipping (depending on your beauty insider status, your order may ship free) and promises $62 in value. (My estimation adds up to just under $60). Here’s what you’re paying per item:

  • Philosophy Cleanser: $1.73
  • Clinique Cleansing Balm: $2.23
  • Ole Henriksen Truth Serum: $3.53
  • Drunk Elephant: $11.43
  • First Aid Beauty: $3.20
  • Fresh Rose Mask: $5.88

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Cheap Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Sephora Favorites Kit Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: play by sephora | 3 comments


  1. I can see why it sold out. Lots of stellar products and product lines. The dry kit doesn’t look as interesting (to me). But I’m getting the Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser in my next play box. . . I probably have enough product through monthly subscriptions that I don’t need the box above, but if I’d seen it earlier I might have snagged one.

    • Ditto. I like a lot of these products.

  2. Good to hear from you. I know you have done some other reviews lately but if I read every review, I would be able to do nothing else. Haha. It is helpful that you have worked at a cosmetics store and probably know lots more about the products then we would know. Hope you do more.

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