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As the latest installment of CivicScience’s brand comparison series, which analyzes key differences among brands by leveraging the unexpected insights in the InsightStore™, CivicScience examines two of the biggest names in the beauty industry: Sephora and Ulta.

According to the latest CivicScience data, 21% of U.S. adults say they typically visit Sephora stores or websites for beauty/grooming products more than once a year (including Sephora at Kohl’s), which is slightly lower than the 25% of Americans who visit Ulta in-store or online for these products at a similar rate (including Ulta at Target). While both are longstanding beauty brands, their range of locations, available brands, and marketing efforts attract different (and similar) audiences – a picture that becomes more clear using the InsightStore™, CivicScience’s database of over 500K crossable questions. Here are some key differences among these beauty shoppers: 

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