Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2014 Review

My Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2014 arrived yesterday!  Here’s what was inside:

The “Box”:


The Cost:

The Sephora Sun Safety Kit sold for $32 (one time purchase) – it is sold out online, but may still be available in stores if you are lucky!

The Goods:

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bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Translucent – FULL SIZE – $22

This is by far the item that I am most excited about in this box!  And since it’s worth 2/3’s of the value that I paid, the rest I’m just going to consider icing on the cake!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer – 0.14 oz – $12

I have a feeling that the color on this one will be a little dark for me (medium/deep) so will probably just swap – already have a bronzer that I use.  Had this been all natural, I would have given it a try!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 – 0.08 oz – $12

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  I actually really like that it’s clear also!  I always say I have TONS of lip glosses, etc. but a clear SPF?!  YEP!  Love it!

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Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 – 0.23 fl oz – $8

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  I do wish I would have gotten the translucent or non colored formula (that are shown in the link – I don’t think there was any variations to the Sun Safety Kit).  I think this will just be too dark for me.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse – 50 ml/1.69 fl oz – $18

No parabens, sulfates or phthalates!  I am just not a bronzing type of person… extremely pale + bronze = eww… haha (if you didn’t notice yet, this whole “section” will be bronzers/tanners so will have the similar negative connotation from me.)

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner – 0.5 fl oz – $3.55

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates! but again a tanner…

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Glow Pad – 1 towelette – $1.80

No parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro chemicals, phthalates, GMOs, OR triclosan! (the list is getting better!!) but again… still a tanner.

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Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 – 0.5 fl oz – $22.50

No parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan!  This item will be going on the top of the pile for a daily moisturizer this summer!  Yay!!

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture – 0.06 fl oz – $2.52

No parabens, sulfates or phthalates! … and apparently I missed a “tanner” in the previous section.. haha whoops!

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion – 0.5 fl oz – $12.35

No sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan!  Another one I’m super excited for!!  Bring it on summer!

Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – 1 fl oz – $11

No parabens, sulfates or phthalates!  And it’s sooo fancy looking!  AND a SPF 50!!  This is going to be my gardening go to for shoulders, etc!

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Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer – 0.5 fl oz – $12.06

No parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan!  Yep, will use this up too!

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face – 0.64 oz – $10.40

Hm.. no “no” list for this one… boo.  Nevertheless, it’ll still get used.  Hopefully won’t clog the pores too much (SPF 50 for the face always scares me a little…)

Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UV Protection – 0.5 fl oz – $10.29

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  This is also for neck and face!  and back to having a “no” list! 🙂

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++ – 0.33 fl oz – $7.67

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  This item is meant for acne prone skin!  I’m sure I’ll use this one right up as a daily moisturizer!

Clarins UV Plus HP Multi-Purpose Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen – 0.3 fl oz – $7.24

No “no” list here either (boo), but it’ll still get used!

The Extras:

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As mentioned when posting the spoiler that this box was headed my way, I got three free samples for purchasing over $25, plus a deluxe sample with coupon code “PROTECT”!  Here’s what I got:

Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector – no size – $1?

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  I like that they sent a light to medium and medium to deep samples.  Will only use the light to med one, but at least they tried to cater to everyone!

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 – 0.03 fl oz – $1

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  Ha!  I didn’t even notice when I picked the samples out that this is exactly the same as the “bronzer” sample above – but not bronzer!  Yay!  Totally will try this!

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen – 0.053 oz – $1

No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!  Also didn’t notice that this sample was tinted when I grabbed it.. haha oh well.

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 – 0.17 fl oz – $4.42

No sulfates or phthalates!  Same response as normal – will totally use this!

The Verdict:

I paid $32 for the Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2014 and received approximately $173 worth of product (without considering the value of the bag – which is totally going to be my new sunscreen holder bag – I need a spot with all these samples!!), which is pretty close to the $177 value promised (again with no bag!)  In addition, I also received approximately $7 worth of sample products!  Even though a few of the samples weren’t for me (tanners/bronzers) – this bag was AMAZING and will keep me stocked in sunscreen for awhile!