Sephora's massive holiday savings event just dropped — here's how you can score up to 20 percent off

Izabella Zaydenberg
·4 min read

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Score up to 20 percent off sitewide. (Photo: Sephora)
Score up to 20 percent off sitewide. (Photo: Sephora)

Listen up, beauty lovers: The big day is finally here. Sephora’s massive holiday savings event just opened its doors to VIB members, which means that today, you can score up to 20 percent off sitewide (with some exclusions, of course).

Need an explainer? Sephora’s Beauty Insider program has three tiers, and the program is free to join. You earn a point per dollar spent.

The base level is Beauty Insider. Once you spend $350 — or accrue 350 points — you upgrade to a VIB. The highest tier is VIB Rouge, which you can achieve once you spend $1,000 per calendar year. It pays to be Rouge: You score free standard shipping (with no minimums), have first access to the sale and get the biggest discount — 20 percent off.

Today, the sale opens to VIB members (they’ll get 15 percent off). And on November 5 it opens to Insiders — those members receive 10 percent off — and continues till November 9 for all tiers.

Whether you have early access now or want to plan your list for later, here are some items not to miss. Don’t forget to enter code HOLIDAYFUN at checkout to nab the savings.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

This Sephora bestseller is gentle, effective, and beloved. (Photo: Sephora)
This Sephora bestseller is gentle, effective, and beloved. (Photo: Sephora)

With over 6,000 reviews, 144,300 hearts and countless before-and-after photos, it seems like a gross understatement to say that this peel really, truly works. The magic is in the two-step anti-aging formula, which first uses potent AHAs to exfoliate your skin, while the second step hydrates and smooths. As an added bonus, if you pick up the set with 30 treatments, you’ll receive five for free.

“Works wonders,” one reviewer shared. “My skin is really oily. I’ve used this for about five months now. My skin is no longer oily and my pores are smaller. My makeup applies evenly on my skin. Overall awesome!”

Shop it: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, $70 with 20 percent off coupon (was $88), sephora.com

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex

This cream is only available online. (Photo: Sephora)
This cream is only available online. (Photo: Sephora)

If you just can’t ever get a full eight hours of shut-eye, this cream can help. It targets the visible effects of lack of sleep and pollution, plus it helps reduce puffiness, dark circles and most importantly, fine lines and wrinkles.

“Being a skincare specialist I am very critical of skincare products,” one shopper shared. “Trying hundreds upon hundreds of products this is a complete MUST. I am super picky about eye cream and this one is phenomenal!”

Shop it: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, $51 with 20 percent off coupon (was $64), sephora.com

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

This intensive treatment has legions of fans. (Photo: Sephora)
This intensive treatment has legions of fans. (Photo: Sephora)

Thousands of reviewers praise this ultra-potent treatment, which uses lactic acid to clarify and smooth your skin. It also promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just three minutes.

One shopper particularly praised the serum’s ability to combat dark spots, writing: “In less than a week, my dark spots faded significantly. I’ve had these stupid spots on my chin from acne breakouts since November of 2019! If only I could find something this good for my under eye circles!”

Shop it: Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $68 with 20 percent off coupon (was $85), sephora.com

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Deliciously hydrating. (Photo: Sephora)
Deliciously hydrating. (Photo: Sephora)

This oil-free moisturizer is packed with caffeine, hyaluronic acid fragments and activated aloe, which helps hydrate and plump the skin. It’s like a tall drink of water for your skin — and it lasts for up to 72 hours.

“I'm thrilled with this product,” one shopper noted. “After cleansing my skin, I applied just a bit on my face. It felt beautiful and soft, which my skin needed. I highly recommend trying this.”

Shop it: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $31 with 20 percent off coupon (was $39.50), sephora.com

Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50

Just because it's cold and cloudy doesn't mean you should skip sunscreen. (Photo: Sephora)
Just because it's cold and cloudy doesn't mean you should skip sunscreen. (Photo: Sephora)

This Lancôme sunscreen does double-duty as a moisturizer and a primer, plus its anti-aging properties help combat fine lines and wrinkles.

“Love this product,” one shopper shared. “It made my skin feel really soft. Definitely works best on oily/combo skin. If your skin is on the dryer side, you may have to use quite a bit to feel moisturized. Great primer as well. Leaves skin smooth.”

Shop it: Lancôme UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50, $31 with 20 percent off coupon, (was $39), sephora.com

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