We wait eagerly every year for Dermstore's annual Anniversary Sale, with savings up to 20 percent off—which is why our company Slack channel *lit up* when we discovered their Black Friday sale this year includes savings of up to 30 percent (!) off. Just use the promo code SHARETHELOVE at checkout! We rounded up a few of the products we're planning on buying this year:
1. VitaLiberata Self Tanning Lotion (was $19, now $13): I go through this all-natural tanning lotion faster than nearly any other beauty product I own, so I always make sure to strategize my stockpiles of it around sales (it doesn't get much better than 30 percent off).
2. Caudalie Moisturizing Mask (was $39, now $31): Caudalie's rich, hydrating mask has become a nearly nightly ritual for me, preferably in the bath with a glass of wine. I've been using it for years, and it makes my skin look healthy, especially in winter when we could all use a little extra help.
3. Leonor Greyl Hair Serum (was $46, now $36): A sale like this one is the perfect time to purchase something you've been wanting to try. I've heard only good things about this styling serum, and at $10 off, I'm excited to finally give it a go!
1. R+Co 'Television Shampoo' (was $96, now $67): I've been filling my old Aesop shampoo bottles with whatever was easiest to grab at the grocery store—but I also know I should be using color-treated shampoo. A while back, my hairdresser suggested Televsion by R+Co as an all-around great shampoo for fine, color-treated hair. I've been stalking it for discounts and just might splurge on the big bottle.
2. Elta MD Body Lotion (was $15.50, now $12.40): I definitely expected that when I moved to Portland, my skin would become super hydrated, due to all the moisture (rain) in the air. What I hadn't accounted for was the fact that I'd have my heater going all day, every day which has done exactly the opposite. I used to get away with using a body stone just three days a week, but I purchased this lotion from Elta MD to supplement my routine!
3. Living Proof Dry Shampoo (was $36, now $29): I've been using this time at home to train my hair away from daily shampooing, which is not going great according to the five of you who DMed me recently about my greasy hair. (Listen, quarantine hasn't been my most pulled-together time, okay? 😆) I've been adding in some of this dry shampoo to help with those not-super-cute days between washes!
1. EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 and UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 (was $36.50 and $33.50, now $29.20 and $26.80): After a recent visit to my dermatologist, I learned that the EltaMD sunscreen I'd been using contains octinoxate, a chemical blocker that she strongly urged I remove from my SPF products. When I told her I was a fan of the brand, she let me know that they do have two options she'd recommend...so I'll be adding them both to my cart and determining which works best with my skin.
2. bareMinerals Matte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (was $32, now $25.60): I'm in a long-term, committed relationship with this powder foundation (12 years and still going strong). Going to stock up because 30 percent off is usually the best discount I can find.
3. Naturopathica Carrot Seed Soothing Facial Oil (was $64, now $51.20): Two weeks ago, I finally caved (after watching way too many IGTVs and tutorials) and bought a gua sha tool from Dehiya Beauty. I'm excited to start relieving jaw tension and ~sculpting~ my face, and I saw Elaine Hayes rave about this carrot seed oil that she applies before she uses her stone, so I'm going to give it a try.
1. Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm (was $17, now $13.60): This year hasn't been a good one for wearing my favorite lipsticks, but it's been fantastic for tinted lip balms. They give just a hint of color to help look like "I tried" on our daily Google Hangouts, but without any effort whatsoever. This particular lip balm had me at "it smells and tastes like juicy, ripe lemons."
2. Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque (was $49, now $39.20): I have (and love) a different Dermalogica mask, but this year a "rescue masque" seems most appropriate. I've tried charcoal treatments before, when my face needed some help, and have always found them pretty effective, so onto my Christmas list this masque goes.
3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer (was $25, now $17.50): Concealer has really become my best friend this year. Even on days when I refuse to change out of my pajamas, a bit of concealer goes a long way in how I feel about my overall appearance. I've been using both Tarte's Shape Tape and Glossier's Stretch Concealer so far this year, but I've read some pretty excellent reviews about this stick concealer and I'm curious whether it will be even better at covering up mask-ne than Shape Tape is.
1. slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask (was $50, now $40): Eye masks are a life essential for me, especially as someone who can't sleep with even the faintest light on. I accidentally left my silk eye mask at the hotel I quarantined in a few months ago and have yet to replace it. This one by slip is the silk eye mask and has been on my radar for a while.
2. R+Co SAIL Soft Wave Spray (was $29, now $20.30): I recently got a haircut and was asking the stylist for advice on how to give my naturally flat hair some more volume. She styled my hair with some loose waves and then sprayed this in. Not only did it smell amazing, but it gave my hair body and lift I'd never seen before.
3. Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser (was $44, now $35.20): My friend gave me some Grown Alchemist products last year and both the packaging and formula made my heart sing. I'm in the market for a new cleanser and this one looks very promising.
P.S. We also rounded up 27 of the best Black Friday sales here!