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The Best Beauty Stuff (From Strat-Approved Brands) on Sale for Prime Day

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The fourth-annual Prime Day is here— if you need a refresher on what Amazon’s sales bonanza is all about, check our explainer — and once again we’re going to be working to help you find the actually great deals you’ll want to know about (and not the “on sale” mixer that’s actually cheaper at Bed Bath & Beyond). Here, we’re rounding up the best beauty products that are on sale this Amazon Prime Day. Note: You’ll need to be a Prime member to snag all deals.

Braun Silk-épil 9 Epilator for Women and Bikini Trimmer Bundle

Writer Fiona Byrne raved about her Braun epilator: “The smoothness, you guys, the smoothness! It feels like your legs have never even grown hair.” This set bundles together the epilator, bikini trimmer, and cleansing brushes.

Remington Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener

One of our favorite hair straighteners on Amazon, this ceramic iron can be used on wet hair.

Remington Pro 1-1½” Curling Wand

If you’re going for beachy waves, we also like this curling wand for creating loose, natural-looking curls.

Paulas Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant

A cult favorite of skin-care addicts, Paula’s Choice acne-clearing formulas rarely go on sale.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

According to our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton, “This gold-star favorite can be found in virtually every Japanese drugstore,” and both removes makeup and gets rid of blackheads.

R+Co Most Wanted Set

Included in this two-piece set is R+Co’s High Dive moisturizing cream, one of hairstylists’ favorite products for air-drying hair.

Baxter of California Citrus and Herbal-Musk Deodorant

Since it’s free of alcohol and aluminum, guys with sensitive skin will love this natural deodorant.

Baxter of California After Shave Balm

We also like Baxter’s cooling aftershave balm, with aloe vera to soothe the skin.

Baxter of California Clay Pomade

One more for the guys, Baxter’s hair pomade is writer Max Berlinger’s pick for styling short, thick hair. “A little dab of this helps me to mold it without it looking and feeling greasy,” he said.

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Rio picked up this hair powder to help her mom cover up her gray roots in between touch-up appointments — with great results: “Within seconds, her bright-gray roots were completely and totally concealed, with no evidence that they ever existed.”

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

This natural sunscreen is one of our picks for sensitive skin. As one Amazon reviewer wrote, “I just love the way it feels on my skin. I will never use anything else.”

Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel

It might be for babies, but Mustela’s line of incredibly gentle beauty products work just as well for sensitive adult skin. Our writer Alison Freer loves their sunscreen.

Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist

Supergoop’s SPF setting powder is one of our top summer picks, and this sunscreen also boasts powerful antioxidants like vitamin C for even more sun protection.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

Rio loves this French micellar water. She said, “Not only does it take all of my makeup off, it actually does a great job of soothing my skin, especially after a night out.” Note: The discount is applied at checkout.

Sensibio Moisturizing Eye Contour Gel Cream
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Sensibio Moisturizing Eye Contour Gel Cream

Another of Rio’s favorites, she says this eye cream is “amazing for deeply moisturizing my under eyes and prepping it so that my concealer glides on perfectly afterward.”

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

Our favorite electric toothbrush is now 40 percent off. Writer Stephen Haskell said that “brushing feels like a mouth massage.”

Junetics Pure Energy Day Serum

From Amazon’s in-house beauty line, this serum has an impressive blend of ingredients, including hyaluronic acid for moisture, and copper and amino acids for firmer skin.

Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

In addition to markdowns, Amazon is also offering Prime members exclusive access to new product launches. We’re excited about this moisturizing cream from K-beauty fave — and maker of those best-selling pimple patches — Cosrx.

Tarte Prime Pretties Color Collection

Another launch exclusive to Prime members, this Tarte set includes a lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara perfect for quick touch-ups. Rio is a fan of Tarte concealer.

NYX Studio Perfect Primer

This NYX primer evens out skin texture for smooth makeup application. We’re already fans of the line’s reasonably priced under-eye concealer and red lipstick.

Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Passion

While searching for the quintessential red lipstick, Strat writer Lori Keong found this bright shade, recommended by makeup artist Brie Leach. Leach said, “It’s the perfect mid-century, vibrant, cool red for olive skin tones. And it won’t smudge.”

Clarisonic Mia 2 2-Speed Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush

We like a good beauty tool, and this Clarisonic cleansing face brush is a classic — at a rarely seen deep discount.

Clarisonic Mia Fit 2-Speed Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush System

For a more compact option, the travel-friendly Mia Fit brush is now well under $200.

Clarisonic Deep Pore Facial Cleansing Brush Head Replacement

Or if you already have a Clarisonic, pick up some new brush heads at more than 40 percent off.

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