If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of sales going on before Memorial Day, so are we, but (sorry) here’s another one to consider throwing some money into. Dermstore is having its big Memorial Day sale on skin care and beauty that includes brands that aren’t typically roped into their sales coverage — Dr. Dennis Gross and Mason Pearson, for starters — which ends on May 29. It would be a good time to load up on sunscreen and anti-agers, if you know what’s good for you.
This French sunscreen is beloved by beauty editors at the Cut for its silky formula. We own it, too, and can vouch that it’s the easiest one to store in your bag since it’s so small — the tint feels like you’re wearing a light BB cream instead of a sunscreen. (Note: this guy isn’t part of the Memorial Day sale, but thankfully it’s already on sale — no code necessary.)
It would be a good time to buy anything from legendary skin-care brand Erno Laszlo, but we recommend this antibacterial soap bar, which is sudsy, but not overly drying for skin. The Cut’s Kathleen Hou says, “You can also use it as a face-massage tool — great for de-puffing after too much rosé.”
A serum that counts on resveratrol (a grape derivative) for its anti-aging properties that we once described as “drinking Cab for your face.” It really puts in work, too: the Vitamin C in it helps with any post-acne discoloration on your face, and its hyaluronic acid will help plump up skin and reverse any wrinkles wrought by the sun (so it’s a great one to own come summer).
This Kim Kardashian–approved self-tanner is one to own if you’re hoping to achieve “a three-dimensional tan that looks neither brown nor orange” without veering into Selena Gomez at the Met Gala territory. It’s meant to last at least two or three weeks without fading or stripe-ing, so you’re getting a lot for what you pay for.
This NeoCutis product is the best-selling eye cream at Dermstore for a reason. According to the Cut, it’s highly recommended by dermatologists for its “clinically proven moisturizing acids like hyaluronic and alpha hydroxy acids, along with antioxidants.”
One of the best finds from the sale is Dr. Dennis Gross’ cult-favorite alpha beta daily peel packettes, which Rio Viera-Newton always carries in her travel bag. “They use glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids, all of which help with both breakouts and aging.”
The heat protection spray from Alterna Hair Care’s award-winning Caviar Repair line that writer Lori Keong uses to protect her fragile, bleached ends from splitting and fraying is also in the mix.
Rio Viera-Newton just revealed this as one of the six makeup brushes she relies on for all of her makeup coverage. She uses this one for blending in liquid foundation, and says, “The brush distributes the foundation evenly, and makes my face look more natural than it does when I apply the same foundation with my hands.”
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