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Beauty buffs, start your computers. Dermstore is hosting its major annual sale, and you don’t want to miss it.
The beloved beauty retailer is now 24 years old, and it’s celebrating by throwing an epic sales event. Through August 17, you can save up to 25 percent off of luxury skin products, hair care, and cosmetics during the Dermstore Anniversary Event (not to mention earn triple Dermstore Rewards points to spend down the line).
Whether you’re looking to replenish your skin-care staples or need a reason to splurge on some trendy faves, here’s your chance. Among the 200+ (!) participating brands, you’ll save big on some of the best names in beauty, like Dermalogica, Peter Thomas Roth, TULA, R+Co, Christophe Robin, and more.
For indecisive shoppers, not to worry: Over the next few weeks, you can score limited-edition bundles on premier brands, allowing you to test multiple products in one fell swoop. In between Sunday Riley’s Super Genes and A+ serums? Snag both, and more, in the Sunday Riley Exclusive Clinical Results Trio that’s usually $255 but is now $192. Dealing with tired, damaged strands? Treat it to some TLC with the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength and Repair Solutions Value Set that’s on sale for $60, down from $79.
The Dermstore Anniversary Event is one party you won’t want to be late for. Just enter the code “CHEERS” at checkout to save. And if you’re really unsure about what to buy, keep scrolling—our top picks in skin care, hair care, and cosmetics are below.
Our picks for skin-care
Originally $70, now $60
I rarely fangirl over skin products, but this hydrating serum has done my weary summer skin wonders the past few weeks. It’s viscous—much thicker than other serums I’ve tried—making its moisture levels actually last throughout the day. It’s also loaded with antioxidants like lipochroman and vitamin E that protect the skin from further damage from UV and pollutants. 11/10 would recommend.
Originally $82, now $66
So many of the Dr. Dennis Gross skin-care products are 20 percent off during the sale. Our recs? Try one of the brand’s peels to slough away dead skin and improve texture and appearance. The AHA/BHA peel pads are so well known, but the retinol pads are amazing. They feature two types of retinol and bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative, to smooth texture, fade dark spots, and boost collagen. They also feature ferulic acid to counteract any irritation caused by the retinol while reducing the effects of sun damage.
Originally $118, now $89
This eye cream is so good that Deirdre Hooper, MD, a 47-year-old board-certified dermatologist in Louisiana, has been using it every day for 15 years. “I’ve tried every eye cream I think that might exist over the years and I’ve never applied one and thought it felt better than Lumière,” says Dr. Hooper. “I just find that eyelid skin is such a trouble zone and it ages almost faster in so many of my patients than anything else. And I would say the proof is in the pudding. I’ve been using it for 15 years and I really think my eyelids have aged well.”
Our picks for hair care
Originally $32, now $24
Summer isn’t over quite yet. If you want to rock the effortless, just-stepped-off-the-beach look, get your hands on R+Co’s salt spray. While other salt sprays can leave you sticky and crunchy, this mist adds the perfect amount of lightweight texture. It’s my go-to for executing the Blue Crush look, and I promise it won’t disappoint.
Originally $49, now $40
Dubbed “the easiest styler and hair perfume that you’ve ever met,” by Ali Finney, Well+Good’s former deputy editor of brand initiatives, Oribe’s volumizing spray doubles as a dry shampoo for fresh hair in a flash. It’s formulated to absorb oil at the root, so you can skip the wash on even your greasiest days.
Originally $124, now $93
Are your curls absolutely parched and begging to be quenched? Check out Briogeo’s ultra-moisturizing mask that’s fortified with rice amino acids and avocado to leave your locks smooth and silky. “This is a great hair mask for anyone with curly hair who needs some extra hydration year-round,” says Pridgett. Like the name suggests, it’s sure to give your curls some charisma. Stock up and get this massive tub.
Originally $53, now $40
Nothing washes my hair like this salty scrubbing shampoo by Christophe Robin. It’s so foamy, but never drying or damaging since the almond oil and linseed extracts in the formula boost hydration. And the salt crystals? They’re perfect for scrubbing away build-up and gunk that’s left on the scalp.
Our picks for cosmetics
Originally $212, now $170
After 20 years of struggling to find a treatment for her sparse brows, Mona Gohara, MD, a board-certified dermatologist who has alopecia areata, finally found something that works: this Obagi brow serum. “I had my genetics, my autoimmune condition, my age, and the fact that I was one of those ’90s over-plucking chicks all going against me. And this somehow gave me brows.” This set includes this brow serum and the lash serum.
Originally $36, now $29
Add color, moisture, and SPF protection to your lips with this buttery lip balm. It’s made with avocado oil and shea butter. It comes in seven gorgeous shades and will leave your lips feeling nourished and looking good.
Originally $24, now $18
As Saanya Ali, Well+Good’s former editorial project associate, put it in 2020, “Glitter is the mood booster we all need right now.” Stila’s shimmery liquid eye shadows elevate any makeup look with just the right amount of shine. It’s not flaky or patchy like other liquid eyeshadows can be, and it’s super long-lasting, adding the perfect touch of sparkle to any look.