Sephora Gift Card Guide: What You Need to Know

By: Malika Wichner

Sephora gift cards

Gift cards are a great way to treat someone, or yourself, to something special. Shop Sephora with a physical gift card or eGift card to snag all your favorite beauty products. Sephora has several cute options for gift cards, and they’re easy to purchase and even easier to use. 

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Types of Sephora Gift Cards

If you’re looking to purchase a Sephora gift card, there are a few options available:

  1. Classic Gift Cards

You can purchase physical gift cards in-store and online. Cards can be purchased in values ranging from $10 to $250.

  1. eGift Cards

Sephora’s eGift cards work the same as the classic gift cards. The main differences are that they’re sent virtually for instant use and you can choose the value (in increments of $5, ranging from $25 to $250). Plus you make your eGift card special with a personal picture as the card’s background.

  1. Corporate Gift Cards

Shower your employees with something they will love. Sephora offers easy-to-customize corporate gift cards so you can save on bulk orders to congratulate your team(s) on their hard work. 


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Most Asked Sephora Gift Card Questions

How to Purchase a Sephora Gift Card

There are three ways to buy a classic Sephora Gift Card:

  1. Inside any Sephora store or authorized retailer in the U.S.
  2. Online at or with the Sephora App
  3. Call customer service at 1-877-SEPHORA

eGift Cards for Sephora are created via CashStar and can only be purchased online through,, or authorized retailers.

You can only purchase one gift card per online order. If you’d like to buy multiple gift cards online, you’ll have to place separate orders for each. The easiest way to purchase multiple gift cards is at a Sephora store.

Sephora no longer sells eGift Certificates. 

How to Redeem Your Sephora Gift Card

Redeem In-Store:

  1. Swipe your card like a credit or debit card. For an eGift card, show the cashier the card via a printout or on your mobile device and they will either scan the card with a handheld scanner or manually input the 16-digit code.

Redeem Online:

  1. If using a physical card, carefully scratch off the foil to view the eight-digit PIN located on the back of the gift card in the right corner. For an eGift card, find the code underneath the card’s barcode. 
  2. On the Checkout page in the Payment section, enter your gift card number and PIN number.
  3. Click Save & Continue.
  4. You will see the gift card amount deducted from your total on the right side of the page.

How can I Check my Sephora Gift Card Balance?

  1. Online: Go to the gift card page at
  2. By Phone: Call 1-888-860-7897
  3. In-Store: A team member can check the balance on your gift card or eGift cards. You must have the physical card, a printout or the eGift card on your mobile device.

Can I Use a Sephora Gift Card At a Sephora Inside JCPenney Location?

Yes! Redeeming your gift card or eGift card at a Sephora inside JCPenney location is the same as at any Sephora store. 

Find out more about Sephora’s inside JCPenney here

How Do I Return Items Purchased With a Gift Card?

If the return is accepted, a refund will be given in either online store credit or another gift card. 

See Sephora’s full return policy for more information.

Do Sephora Gift Cards or eGift Cards Expire?

No, Sephora gift cards do not expire. 

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