Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep Set – January 2019
About This Favorites Set
The Box: Sephora Favorites: Beauty Sleep Set
A collection of tried-and-true products that help soothe you to sleep, while helping skin work its hardest to look its best while you sleep.
The Cost: $36
This set contains:
– 0.23 oz/ 7 mL ALGENIST, POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum
– 0.33 oz/ 10 mL belif cosmetics, Aqua bomb sleeping mask
– 0.23 oz/ 7 mL FRESH, Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream Super Lotus Night Recovery
– 0.2 oz/ 6 g FOUR SIGMATIC®, Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi
– 0.2 oz/ 6 g HUM NUTRITION, Beauty zzZz 7-day Supply
– 0.1 oz/ 3 g LANEIGE, Lip Sleeping Mask
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL MURAD®, Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL ORIGINS, High-Potency Night-A-MinsTM Resurfacing Cream withFruit-Derived AHAs
– 1 oz/ 30 mL SEPHORA COLLECTION, Shea Hair Sleeping Mask
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL SUNDAY RILEY, Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil
Ships to: US for $5.95 if your order is under $50. VIB Rouge members get free shipping!
Sephora Beauty Sleep Set Review
Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask – Retail Value: $5
Hair masks are not something I do often, so this was different and fun for me. I love that the package comes in two compartments: one for the mask formula and one for a hair cap! I slept in this and then washed my hair the next day and I did feel that it was softer! Less static-y, too. I’m not sure if it felt stronger, but my hair is pretty fine anyway so maybe that’s just not something my hair ever really feels. For $5 this is awesome!
HUM Nutrition Beauty zzZz Sleep Supplement, 7 day supply – Estimated Value: $2.30 (Buy a 30 tablet supply for $10)
I think including some HUM supplements in a favorites kit is a great idea. I’ve seen their supplements on Sephora’s website before but never ordered them. The ingredients are pretty clean, and each pill has 10 mg of b6 and 3 mg of melatonin. These definitely help me fall asleep faster – they say to take one 20 minutes before bedtime and about 20 minutes after I could tell myself feeling noticeably more sleepy. However, I have a 1 and 3 year old and if I have to get up for them in the night, I didn’t feel like it helped me get back to sleep afterwards. I am happy that it didn’t seem to keep me from hearing them/the baby monitor. I also noticed the two or three nights I’ve tried these, I had pretty weird dreams.
ORIGINS High-Potency Night-a-Mins™ Resurfacing Cream with Fruit-Derived AHAs, .5 oz – Estimated Value: $13.50 (Buy a 1.7 oz full-size for $45)
First of all, I am delighted by the “Night-a-mins” pun. This is a two-in-one, overnight moisturizer and peel with fruit-derived AHAs to help brighten and even your complexion. I’m really happy to have tried this night cream because it’s a new favorite for me! It smells good, feels calming and hydrating, and I feel like my skin has just responded really well to it.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi, 1 packet – Estimated Value: $2 (Buy a 10-packet box for $20)
This is a hot cocoa mix that has reishi mushroom in it to help “diminish stress and promote restful sleep.” I was definitely intrigued by this, and pleased that Sephora included another non-skincare/makeup product in this favorites set! However, when I viewed this on Sephora’s website, I noticed under the “what else you need to know” section of the description, it says:
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
I’m not really sure what all that’s about! But, I was less excited to try it. I did dip my finger and taste the powder, though, instead of mixing up a whole beverage. It tasted much sweeter than I was expecting – something about mushrooms just prepared me for an earthy, bitter taste. It’s not too sweet, and I got more of the cocoa flavor than anything earthy/umami, so I would expect it to mix up into a pretty decent-tasting drink, especially if you mix it with almond milk or something.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, .08 oz – Estimated Value: $2.29 (buy a .7 oz full size for $20)
What a lovely lip product! It’s a “mask,” I think because it’s quite thick and easy to apply heavily but I’ve been wearing it at the beginning of the day, too. It’s thick, creamy, melts onto my lips, and feels great on. A little goes quite a long way. This definitely feels luxe and pampering to me, and I expect to purchase the full-size once this runs out. They have a vanilla variation, which I am all about.
FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream, .23 oz – Estimated Value: $7.19 (Buy a 1.6 oz full size for $50)
FRESH products have a lot of hype but I haven’t really loved any of their products I’ve tried, until this one. This feels so emollient on my skin! It melts right in and still feels effective and dewy. The application feels so refreshing!
Algenist Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum, .23 oz – Estimated Value: $10.93 (Buy a 2 oz full size for $90)
Algenist is a brand I grew to love while I worked at Sephora. They make some really effective anti-aging products. This one is a “pressed serum.” It feels very firm and dense to the touch but melts into a serum when you rub it on your skin. My skin felt very moisturized and when I woke up, my skin still felt soft and hydrated. The description claims that this will “provide a smooth, supple, and radiant complexion in as little as 10 days,” so I’m looking forward to working my way through this sample consistently night to night to see what I notice in that time!
Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil, .17 oz – Estimated Value: $15.13 (buy 1.18 oz for $105)
Ah, my beloved Sunday Riley. I know her products have a lot of hype, but I think they earn it! A little goes a long way with this oil – you don’t need to use more than a couple of drops. The smell is, admittedly, a little strong but it’s not too bad with the small amount you need. It reminds me a little of licorice? And don’t worry, the color doesn’t make your face look blue or anything weird. This oil is packed full of retinol and helps skin plumpness, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores. Pores and redness are where I’ve personally noticed the most difference from this oil. I will always be excited about Sunday Riley in a subscription box and fortunately, she seems to be in quite a few lately!
MURAD® Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, .17 oz – Estimated Value: $28.90 (buy a .5 oz for $85)
I never go without an eye cream, and this one is like a drink of water. It feels so refreshing. I really enjoy using this, but I also have to add the disclaimer that I don’t have mature skin or under-eye circles on a regular basis, so I can’t speak to the effectiveness on that regard.
BELIF Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask, .33 oz – Estimated Value: $4.43 (buy a 2.53 oz for $34)
This little mask pod is so cute! It’s almost like a little mini tupperware for your mask sample. Right after I opened this set, I heard a recommendation for this sleeping mask on one of my favorite podcasts and was excited to try it out. It’s a cool, jelly formula that I think lives up to the “aqua bomb” name in the way it feels. I woke up noticing a difference in my skin’s softness. It’s great to actually notice a difference after using a product only once! I’ll probably be able to get a total of 4-5 uses out of this sample packet.
The Verdict: I think this is a great Sephora Favorites kit! Sometimes I start to feel a little self-conscious when I am writing a review and feel like I’m raving about each product, but I really was pleasantly surprised while testing these samples. Everything was new to me except for the Sunday Riley oil, and I can say I’ll be using up every one of them (except the reishi cocoa mix). These samples are quality and feel luxe, and the value is definitely there for the $36 price. They claim a $99 value and my estimates add up to $91.67 so I’d say they were accurate with that. Oh! And I just need to offer a friendly reminder to only use retinol products in the PM!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this Favorites Set is still in stock, as of the time this is review was published.
Value Breakdown: At $36 for this kit, and a $91.67 total retail value for my mystery variation, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sephora hair Mask:$1.96
- HUM supplements: $.90
- Origins Night-a-mins: $5.30
- Mushroom hot cocoa mix: $.79
- Laneige lip mask: $.90
- Fresh Lotus cream: $2.82
- Algenist Pressed serum: $4.29
- Sunday Riley Luna oil: $5.94
- Murad Eye serum: $11.35
- Belif sleeping mask: $!.74
What do you think about the Sephora Favorites Sets? Have you snagged one?