Dermstore turns 20 this week, and to celebrate their entire site is 20-25% off (!), which is pretty much as low as it goes when it comes to beauty. Everything from our tried-and-true Caudalie products to high-end beauty tech is listed at a lower price, and we are here for it. Here are the top three products we're each planning on buying:
1. Eve Lom Cleanser (was $135, now $108): Sales are the perfect opportunity to splurge on items you wouldn't normally buy, and this cleanser is at the top of that list. I was gifted a jar of this cult product a while back and when I finished the last drop, I immediately went to buy a new one...until I saw the price. Yes, it's exorbitant, but it's the closest experience you can get to a spa facial, at home. Besides the fact that the cleanser smells incredible, it leaves your skin clean looking luminescent, and it comes with muslin cloths, which remove all your makeup in one fell swoop. Plus, the process of using it is oddly meditative. You wet the cloths, drape them over your face, and take a few deep breaths. At first I wanted to speed up the process, but it quickly became one of my favorite parts of my nighttime routine.
2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir (was $18, now $14): This is a magical spray that I use for...basically everything. I keep a travel-sized bottle in my tote when I travel to freshen up, spritz it after applying my makeup to set everything, and use it with my beauty blender to blend my tinted moisturizer. It makes you look glowy and dewy, and I go through more bottles than I'd like to admit.
3. Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask (was $60, now $45): Anytime I have an event or photo shoot, I slip on an eye mask while getting ready, and it makes such a big difference. Any discoloration or swelling goes away after a few minutes, and the entire area looks smooth and wrinkle-free. The Joanna Vargas spa in LA is one of my favorite indulgences, and these firming masks are the next best thing.
P.S., I, of course, am also getting more of my favorite natural self tanner!
1. RMS Beauty 'Peach' Luminizer (was $38, now $28.50): I usually use these sales to stock up on my favorite tried-and-true products, like RMS's Un-Cover Up and Champagne Rose Luminizer, but apparently I'm living life on the edge this time around because I'm going for something entirely new. Okay, not entirely new—but a tried-and-true product in a new-to-me shade. Since I never use blush, I'm hoping this Peach luminizer will add a pretty, end-of-summer glow.
2. COSRX Blackhead Brush (was $12, now $9): What's a blackhead brush, you might ask (or at least I did). To be honest, I'd never heard of one until coming across this one, by the same brand that makes those amazing acne patches, but I'm totally intrigued by the description and top reviews. Apparently, it gently exfoliates pores to help remove blackheads—and at under $10, I'm willing to give it a try!
3. Vita Liberata (was $30, now $22.50): By now, I've probably said a million times that I plan to buy the natural self tanning lotion Emily swears by. But when I saw her back in the office post-Italy last Wednesday, jet-lagged but glowing, I was surprised to hear the glow wasn't from poolside lounging, but this lotion! *Add to cart*
1. Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend (was $28, now $24): Heat styling my hair nearly every day takes a toll on it and has made my frizz situation a bit tough to handle. I've been in the market for an oil to apply right out of the shower to better protect it and try to tame pesky flyaways, but was hoping for something a bit cleaner than the options I found while browsing the drug store. I think I hit the jackpot.
2. Sun Bum SPF 70 Continuous Spray Sunscreen (was $16, now $12): Sun Bum is by far my favorite body sunscreen, and I'm always happy to add a new one to my collection. I'll be grabbing this guy before any outdoor runs, since SPF 70 can keep me protected for quite some time and the spray means I can apply it on my back without having to awkwardly ask someone to do it for me.
3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant (was $30, now $24): I've recently been experiencing some breakouts on my chin, so naturally, I tapped Anne to see if she had any advice. When I was running through my skincare routine with her, she noted that I don't incorporate an exfoliant overnight (something specifically with AHA) and recommended Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Exfoliant. *Adds to cart*
1. Avene SOS COMPLETE Post-Procedure Recovery Kit (was $96, now $76): I've mentioned this too many times, but I'm a pretty big fan of Avene. Their products hit all of my skincare requirements from price to hydration, so the second I saw this mini kit was on sale, I knew it was the best way to try out a bunch of new products to incorporate into my routine. I'm most excited for the Cicalfate Restorative Cream since I've heard it prevents you from ever having a breakout again!
2. RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (was $150, now $112): Now that my wedding is less than 10 months away, it's time to actually get serious about my wedding day beauty. Truly, I just want to look like myself on the big day, but with one addition: long, long lashes. I've always resisted eyelash serums because the price never seems worth it, but with 25% off, I think it may be time to give it a go!
3. NuFACE mini (was $199, now $159): As someone with a round, youthful face, I've chased cheekbones for the majority of my life. After watching a few influencers use this regularly, and clearly seeing a difference in their faces, I'm quickly adding it to my cart at this lower price.
1. dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse (was $35, now $26): As a devoted member of Bachelor Nation, I listen to Kaitlyn Bristowe's podcast Off The Vine more than I'd like to admit. On a recent episode, she and Justin Anderson started talking about how shampoo isn't necessary (it's actually the cause of greasy hair?!) and apple cider vinegar is what you should be cleansing your scalp with instead. Obviously, I'M INTRIGUED. I don't think I'll stop using shampoo any time soon... but working this rinse into my routine will be an interesting experiment.
2. Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Shadow Palette in Petal Metal (was $29, now $22): Even at full price, under $30 for an eyeshadow palette with eight colors is kind of insane. I've been using my current MAC palette for maybe two years (eek), and the one color I regularly use from it is holding on for dear life. For special occasions, I also have my eye (no pun intended) on this palette in 'Ablaze'.
3. Tarte Cosmetics The Buffer Foundation Brush (was $34, now $26): Here's a fun tip: If you wash your makeup brushes before you go to bed and they haven't quite dried yet in the morning, don't think you're a problem-solving genius by hitting them with a hair dryer for 30 seconds. This is the best makeup brush I've ever owned; ruined in less than a minute because I was groggy and impatient (my once super-soft brush turned into a scratchy blob that makes putting powder on in the morning a nightmare). I love this brush so much though, I'll buy it again.
1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (was $28, now $21): This is a recent re-discovery (I love to shop by the overstock in my skincare closet, please don't judge too harshly!) I had purchased this oil in the past, and although I loved the way it removed everything and left my skin feeling clean (and not too dry or oily), it didn’t play well with an old toner so I put it temporarily aside in favor of the latter. However, I have been upping my sunscreen game lately and needed something a little stronger to remove my many, many, many SPF layers. This does just the trick, plus it has a clean, medicinal smell which makes me feel more methodical and scientific as I go through my evening skincare routine. You can use this as your only cleanser, or pair with a micellar water or foaming cleanser for a final touch.
2. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation (was $77, now $58): I don’t wear a full face of makeup that often, and so I tend to look for sophisticated, full coverage foundations that look natural but hold up during an evening of wear. This foundation from Koh Gen Do is my absolute favorite (although it doesn’t provide a ton of color options), and I plan to stock up during this sale! Non-pro tip: I usually apply this with a damp Beauty Blender for a seamless finish for evening wear, or dilute with a little water-based serum to make tinted moisturizer if I am wearing this in the day over a matte sunscreen.
3. Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit (was $25, now $19): I love anything miniature—perhaps this stems from my close bond with my childhood Polly Pocket hair salon set, which I carried everywhere in an equally tiny purse. Now I can fill my more adult tiny purses with tiny adult things, like this Tweezerman Brow Rescue Kit. The tweezers are worth the price alone, and I’ve been a loyal Tweezerman user since I first aspired for Drew Barrymore thin, arched brows—and now keep my thicker, unruly brows in shape with the same tools. Everything in this kit is perfect for a midday brow pick-me-up, plus it's easy to travel with so you’re never stuck on holiday with an eyebrow hair out of place.
1. Naturopathica Calendula Hydrating Cream (was $59, now $44): I recently shared an article detailing how to calm and sooth irritated skin while traveling, and if there's one product I could add to my list of recommendations, it would be this cream. Beyond traveling, it's excellent for an everyday boost of hydration that I apply morning and night. I find the calendula to be particularly beneficial during the summer when my skin is dehydrated from spending days in the sun.
2. The Organic Pharmacy Sweet Vanilla Dry Oil (was $70, now $53): This vanilla dry oil doubles as a fragrant scent which allows me to pare down my post-shower beauty to just one product. I plan on purchasing two during this sale so I can apply it liberally without fear of running out.
3. Colorescience Face Shield SPF 50 (was $39, now $30): My morning skincare regimen wouldn't feel complete without my favorite facial oil, however it unfortunately doesn't offer any sun protection. Instead of switching to a new product completely, I'm going to add a few drops of this serum before I apply the oil each morning.
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