Planning an at-home spa night tonight? Sephora just made it a whole lot easier to stock up your beauty drawer on all of your skincare essentials without ever leaving your home. And the best part is that you can have them at your doorstep in a matter of hours.
The beauty giant has partnered up with Instacart, known for its grocery delivery and pick-up services, to offer its customers same-day delivery sometimes for as little as two hours. Earlier last month, the service, that is powered by the company’s local stores, launched in California and Canada but it is now available nationwide. To take advantage of the same-day delivery option you have to live within a 30-minute drive from one of the 460 Sephora brick-and-mortar locations. After you download the Instacart app, you have to put in your ZIP code in it, and you are ready to start shopping. Right now, there are over 400 brands (among which Dior, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Hermès) available across seven beauty departments such as fragrance, bath and body, tools and brushes, and makeup.
If you are part of Sephora’s Beauty Insider loyalty program, you still earn points with every purchase and you even get free delivery. Another way to never pay shipping fees is to purchase an Instacart membership that, among other benefits, includes no delivery fees on orders of $35 or more. The yearly membership costs $99 while a monthly one is $9.99.
Needless to say, if you are a last-minute holiday shopper or are simply trying to avoid shopping in person due to the ongoing pandemic (or simply can’t wait to test out the latest beauty product by your favorite brand), the timing of this news couldn’t have been more perfect.