Is it just us or are there some seriously unreal Memorial Day Sales going on right now? Net-a-Porter's offering up to 50% off sale items, Violet Gray has a site-wide Buy More Sale More discount going, Ulta's month-long event has some serious deals on haircare, ShopBop's sale never disappoints (this year is no exception), Goop's sale starts at 40% off, and Revolve's sale just launched this morning. But if we're really getting down to it, the sale our team is most excited for is... DermStore! Just like earlier this year, they're offering up to 20% off site-wide with promo code SUMMER, and we're using the opportunity to stock-up on some of our favorite beauty products. Here's what our team is buying for summer, at 20% off:
1. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum (was $85, now $68): Back when I was getting regular facials, I occasionally went to the Joanna Vargas salon and each time would walk out with glowing, super moisturized skin. One of the ways I recreate the results at home is with her daily serum, which smells incredible and makes my skin look plump and firm, but dewy and vibrant at the same time. And unlike other serums I've tried, this one doesn't leave a sticky residue, which makes it the ideal starting point for the rest of my skincare and makeup routine. (Speaking of which, Leslie's heading to the Joanna Vargas salon tonight to try their Super Nova facial, which includes cryotherapy! See what she thinks on @shopcupcakesandcashmere.)
2. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil (was $55, now $44): Since I suffer from chronically thirsty skin, I'm always on the hunt for products that deliver seriously hydrated skin. I've tried several Sunday Riley oils and while they're all great, this one is my favorite. Since it's made with retinoids, it fights aging while simultaneously leaving skin luminous and radiant.
3. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen (was $32, now $25): Hands down, the best sunscreen out there. Hands down. Whenever it's on sale, I scoop them up by the handful since our entire family goes through bottles so quickly.
4. Sanitas Brightening Peel Pads (was $74, now $59): I'm inherently lazy when it comes to skin care, so I'm all about products that deliver major results with very little effort. These peel pads top the list whether I'm fighting a break-out or looking to make my skin appear more taut and wrinkle-free.
1. RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer (was $38, now $30): Obviously I'm using this sale as an opportunity to stock-up on some of my favorite natural products. There is no product that earns me more compliments than this RMS luminizer. I've tried every color, and Champagne Rose leaves the prettiest barely-peachy look. In the summer, I often forgo products like mascara in favor of a beachier look, but I always add a dab of this onto the apples of my cheeks for a healthy glow.
3. Susanne Kaufman Bath Oil ($76, now $60): I first came across this bath oil at one of my favorite stores in L.A., Broome Street General Store. But that place is such a playground of gorgeous, yet expensive, items I often walk away with nothing but lists of products I hope to buy one day. I've been thinking about this bath oil for, no joke, months and waver only at its hefty price. But there's no time like the present, right? Especially when the present is 20% off...
1. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (was $45, now $36): The name is so silly, but every time I put on Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Bum Bum Cream right after a shower, my fiancé comments on how great I smell. It immediately melts into my skin, and I mainly use it on my legs because it has a really subtle shimmer.
2. Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush - F80 (was $25, now $20): I wash my makeup brushes frequently, but the more I thought about it the more I realized it's probably time to get a new set. I'm currently using a flat Kabuki brush from Bare Minerals, but, with the sale, I'm switching over to Sigma's.
3. Naturopathica Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50 (was $58, now $46): Naturopathica first came to my attention during a facial at HeyDay, and I loved the products they used so much I purchased this sunscreen at their store in N.Y.C. right after. With SPF 50, you're getting good coverage, and it's a great natural option. Bonus: It smells delightful.
1. RMS Eye Polish (was $28, now $22): The best kind of makeup requires little-to-no effort, and, once I have my summer tan, I exclusively reach for products that are low-lift, long lasting, and enhance my summer skin. These gorgeous (and natural!) eye shadows have the perfect creamy formula to last all day long in the summer. I'm personally picking up 'Seduce' and 'Lucky' since they can transition from day to night and will complement my dewy (*read: sweaty*) summer glow.
2. Kevyn Aucoin Blush (was $38, now $30): Again, this is a lazy girl's dream product. Why layer blush colors when you can have a compact that packs a punch? 'Rose Cliff' features pink and orange blushes with just a little shimmer to enhance rosy cheeks and warm up my face. After a long day at the beach, I can moisturize, throw on some mascara and this blush, and am good to go for the night.
3. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 (was $28, now $22): Until I started watching beauty Youtubers religiously, I had never used a setting spray. In fact, I didn't even know they existed. Flash-forward to the present, and I now have so many travel sprays I actively have to empty my purse before leaving the house. Typically, I swear by my Morphe Setting Spray, but I'm eager to try this Supergoop! version. The SPF is necessary for long days in the sun, and if it keeps my makeup in place all day, I'll be hitting the add to cart button before the first bottle runs out.
1. MDSolarSciences Creme Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50 (was $39, now $31): My bathroom is like a Smithsonian of skin care, and I currently have an exhibit dedicated to my current addition: the elusive sunscreen that does it all (no flash photography please, think of the light pollution). This sunscreen from MDSolarSciences dries down to a satin finish and plays well with makeup. I also love that it contains Coenzyme Q10 for an additional boost of antioxidants.
2. Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner (was $21, now $16): Our guided tour through my bathroom continues, as we venture over to the aquatics wing: misters and toners. I like to use toners with actives so they function a two-for-one product—hydrating and healing. This pick from Paula's Choice contains niacinamide, evening primrose oil, and glycerin amongst others, plus it sinks into my skin quickly in the morning so I can move to the next step and keep up with the tour guide.
3. Cane and Austin Miracle Pad 20% (was $78, now $62): Finally—before you exit to the gift shop—we have to check out the oldest fossil in my routine, the common exfoliant. Yes, you can see these anywhere in most skin care routines but it's because they work. One of my go-to's (other than Paula's Choice) is the Cane and Austin AHA pads. These are a little stronger than your average exfoliant, so I like to use them only once or twice a week to amp up exfoliation while preventing irritation.
1. Obagi Professional-C Serum (was $127, now $108*): Like most great products, I have my mom to thank for introducing me to Obagi. The professional skincare company boasts a multitude of highly individualized regimens to target everything from hyperpigmentation to lines and wrinkles. Although I’m probably too young to be worrying about fine lines, I love this Vitamin C serum, which brightens my skin and promotes collagen growth as well as elasticity and hydration. Per Anne’s tip, you know it’s a good Vitamin C serum because it comes in a dark bottle.
2. Slip Silk Scrunchies (was $45, now $36): After hearing the claim that traditional hair ties can be extremely damaging to hair, I switched to silk hair ties and haven’t looked back since. These ones from Slip are the best I’ve found–I wear them everywhere. As a bonus, they come in fun prints so you’ll never get bored. (Also, if you’re interested in protecting your hair from physical damage, consider switching to Slip silk pillowcases as well! They prevent hair static and breakage.)
3. SkinMedica Illuminating Eye Cream (was $92, now $74*): Eye cream is an integral part of my skincare routine not only to erase dark circles but also to prevent early signs of aging. My entire face looks significantly brighter when using this eye cream each night. It’s lightweight and contains antioxidants and peptides which helps reduce darkness and puffiness. This one from Ole Henriksen is a close runner-up, if you’re looking for an eye cream with Vitamin C.
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