As people who regularly cover Dermstore sales, we can tell you that the one going on right now — a dedicated natural-beauty sale — has an especially great haul of Strat stuff that we’ve raved about more than once (so many things that it was hard to narrow down in one list). Below, ten Strat favorites that you might find useful for warmer weather, except they’re now up to 20 percent off when you use the code NATURAL at checkout.
You can’t talk about natural-beauty heavyweights without mentioning the Weleda Skin Food moisturizer, which Stephanie Danler told us was “an all-purpose, completely natural moisturizer that I now keep in threes: bedside, car, and purse.” It’s filled with natural ingredients like sunflower-seed oil, avocado oil, and pansy extract, and has a way of smoothing over skin — from your elbows to your face — that has made it a fixture in makeup artists’ kits and won over celebrities like Hari Nef.
We talked up this serum recently as a powerful anti-aging product with some wine-derived resveratrol in it — the good stuff. It’s a great buy if you just want a little skin boost after some sun exposure (and it’s a little less pricey with this discount).
So, we know we rave about this DHC cleansing oil a lot — but if you need a refresher, this one is a Dermstore best seller (top five, specifically) that’s a drugstore staple in Japan, and helped launch the “double-cleansing” crave in the States. Rio Viera-Newton says, “Not only does this oil do a great job of removing makeup, it also happens to be one of the best products for getting rid of stubborn blackheads.”
It’s always nice to look and feel like you’re not wearing makeup, and especially nice to have a lighter touch in summer, which is what writer Lori Keong found in this BB cream. It has added SPF, and combines a certain dewiness of Asian beauty products with the natural feeling of French apothecary brands. She says that “wearing it makes me look like the airbrushed, Instagram-filtered version of myself, give or take a little KiraKira glow.”
And if your face is more prone to breakouts in summer, consider investing in one of Indie Lee’s blemish sticks, which writer Kelsey Mulvey hoards for zit control: “I have three tubes in my apartment and at least one in my purse at all times. Whenever a conversation turns to skin care, I whip it out of my bag and go off on a five-minute tangent about how it’s the miracle product.”
The Cut’s Kathleen Hou has described RMS Beauty as the “OG of natural beauty products” before, and describes this glowy highlighter as, “subtle, a bit of makeup subterfuge to make your cheekbones look slightly shinier than normal.” For what it’s worth, it’s the same highlighter that’s used on J.Crew models.
One of Catt Sadler’s favorites for summertime, which she mixes with a bit of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps for a more subtle blend: “It’s a gorgeous skin veil (I use latte, the medium shade) that gives your skin a finish that’s really polished with just a slight shimmer. It hides imperfections like sunspots or scratches or bruises you don’t want to show, especially on your legs.”
A Kardashian-approved natural deodorant from Agent Nateur that Taylor Kuzia told us gives comparable results to Dove and Mitchum deodorants: “I live in Miami where coverage is key. The fact that I can still smell subtle notes of eucalyptus and lavender after a long beach day has secured No. 3 a cozy spot on my beauty shelf.”
A clarifying alpha-hydroxy-acid mask that looks great on a vanity and was described to us by a beauty boy with glowing skin as “awesome for anyone who’s looking to treat or prevent blackheads, blemishes, or acne because it gets deep into your pores. It’s a little more effective than a physical exfoliator.”
Another one for people with shinier-than-normal skin in summer, this is a mud mask that the Cut’s Ashley Weatherford named one of the five products you need if you have oily skin. This one absorbs oil, exfoliates, and hydrates with a combo of aloe and glycerin.
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