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The one thing I would most like to change about shopping for Skincare at Sephora is...

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andyhtrieu

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Have the brands on the back wall in alphabetical order! The store near me has it in this order: Clinique, Shiseido, Peter Thomas Roth, Ole Henrikson, Boscia, and a few more that I can't remember. I mean, it's just confusing to stroll around the back wall just trying to find a certain brand. 

beauty4ashes

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Sealed skincare samples to try at home. ALL OF THEM.

 

It's 'ok' I guess, to test the texture, the scent of a skincare product on the back of my hand...but I clean it off with a tissue bring my own pocket size hand sanitizer.

 

Seriously, it sounds excessive...but the products are really gross & nasty.

 

I see people dipping their dirty fingers into jars, & just a gross factor example, apply lipstick straight from a tester.

 

Epic Gross. Herpes. E.coli. Staph. Strep. Mites. (YES MITES LIVE ON OUR SKIN!) I can't list all the critters we humans carry with us to Sephora & leave behind!

Blackwhiskey

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This may not be about skincare but today I walked into Sephora and I saw a girl grabbing the YSL lippies and like dipping her head to the side to get a look at herself in the side mirror and apply it. It was so uncomfortable, and I wanted to say something  but i didn't. :smileysad:

redwagon44

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Please tell me she at least sanitized them...

Blackwhiskey

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I hope so, because she was applying it as soon as I walked in, the YSL section is right next to the doorway. I really hope so, but her behavior makes me think she didn't. 

meagboho

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wendyomgwar

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I would LOVE if Sephora made Sephora Favorites kits based on certain skin types or problems, that way we could try out deluxe samples before committing to full size, the little Sephora jars or foil packets just honestly aren't enough to figure out if you like a skincare item :/

lmi82

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I love this idea! Skincare items can be hit or miss and it usually takes a bit of time to see the total effects. It would be great if Sephora did something like that. 

roxystar4

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Symbols for ease of shopping:

 

Bunny for no animal testing

 

V for vegan

 

G for Gluten Free

 

Kind of like at the Grocery store.

Mystiques

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Have signs/marks/stickers that say which products are cruelty free.

memu0106

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A tag or symbol for items that are free of gluten and/or wheat would be very helpful. I have a wheat allergy that manifests through skin and I cannot use anything that has gluten or wheat. It is very time consuming to have to read through every ingredient list.

llnpnn

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I would like more organic or all natural products to be avaliable. There are some now, but I would like more to be avalible. 

candleashes

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Get more information on order of products used. I got the basics down, but when serums and stuff start coming in, it gets confusing.

To get more crossover between brands. It's easy with makeup, but skincare is still often sold in sets of specific brand products.

To know what exactly is best for my skin type and age.

 

I guess those are the questions I have, but as far as actually improving the shopping experience:

It's difficult to shop skincare without help. If you get help at the store, it's hard to know if the person is truly an expert in this area. Sometimes the help I get is amazing, but sometimes it's really not. I believe you currently rotate the cast members between skin care and color? I think you should have special skincare experts in stores and give them some kind of special badge/id mark on the uniforms, so we know that those are the best people to ask.

 

I remember a couple of years ago there was a woman working at Sephora SoHo and every customer was pretty much sent to her with skin questions. I wish I could remember her name, don't know if she still works there (my friend was the one who spoke to her, I was shopping for something else at the time). She did an amazing consult and offered samples of products without needing to ask first. This was amazing, but we needed up waiting for about twenty minutes for her to finish with the previous customer and by the time she was done talking to my friend (about half and hour), there were two more people in line waiting for her.

Most of the time, you need a consultation since you have more than one question. If the person was a true expert in this matter, I would be willing to make an appointment to come in instead of having to wait at the store for someone to become available.

sarahlee3

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More refined search options online would be extremely helpful.

sarahlee3

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Also, I just spent $150 on skincare products from another store because in I recieved free deluxe samples with my purchases. I bought I moisturizer and was given a deluxe sample of AHA/BHA cleanser and I bought PTR 10% Glycolic hydrating gel and recieved a deluxe sample of night cream, on top of the three free samples at checkout. Being able to test the other products was more important than receiving the "points" Sephora offers because I have over 700 points banked and nothing I want to use them on so far. 

beauty4ashes

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Agree 100%

angelclarice

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samples given from the line which you are looking to purchase. Some sephora employees I seen are not so hip on giving samples.

kungfucutie

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Have the products not just separated by brand, but by usage as well. It would be much easier to compare cleansers /toners/ masks, etc if I knew what to compare them to. Also, a dedicated member inside the store with facial experience would be extremely useful for those awkward questions. Example - if I use a cleanser that says it tones, do I need a toner as well? What is the difference between using this cleanser with this exfoliating mask, and using this exfoliating cleanser? I would also LOVE to see something on employee recommendations, as well as (and this is my number one request): If you have two minutes, use this: If you have five minutes, use this: If you have ten minutes, use this: I have two kids and I don't have time in the morning to hardly brush my hair, but I have time at night. I would love to be able to see what products are best for a quick cleanse, and which ones are best when used in conjuntion with each other.
bearsmom

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Lots of websites for individual skincare brands have little tests where I can pick my skin concerns and find the products recomened for me within the brand.  But almost no once has the option of "super dry, tight, and dull but with blackheads, large pores, and sensitivity looking for aging prevention."  With the vast amount of products Sephora has access to, I think you can offer this option and give multiple products by multiple brands and what works well with what!!  That would just make my day :smileyhappy:

bennette

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I would actually like to answer this question for shopping for makeup but don't see it posted. When people enter reviews for products that come in multiple shades, it would be great if they were prompted to enter the shade(s) and we could sort results by shade. I am frequently helped by reading how a certain shade worked for other people with my coloring but I'd rather not read 50 reviews to find the three most helpful ones. Also, for all Sephora products, including skincare, I'd love the ability to sort reviews by star level, which many online retailers offer. Frequently a low review is specific to the user (the product was too young/oily/dramatic/etc. for them) and they can be very useful in helping me decide if a product is right for me. When a product has 1000 reviews, you need some additional sort options to make use of them! Thanks for listening.
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