To be perfectly honest, I purchase half my skin-care products during Dermstore sales. Dermstore’s impeccable curation of brands (from fancy, majorly effective Dr. Colbert to wallet-friendly but also majorly effective Cosrx) and easy-to-use search function make it the ideal place to find products for your specific skin type, in your price range. From now until March 9, Dermstore is slashing 15–20% off select beauty products from cult-favorite brands like Christophe Robin, 111 Skin, and Dr. Loretta. I’ve thoroughly dug through the sale and compiled a list of the products that are worth picking up.
Allies of Skin is definitely a luxury brand (most of their products are over $50), but I absolutely adore every product of theirs I’ve ever tried. This Vitamin C serum has a whopping 35% Vitamin C (Drunk Elephant’s beloved Vitamin C serum, for comparison’s sake, only has about 15%), so if you suffer from dark marks or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, this high concentration will kick it it to the curb. Hand to heart, I feel like this serum sped up lifting some dark marks I had on my face twice as fast as anything I used in the past.
This mask is one of my all-time favorite all-time haircare finds. It’s super-lightweight (and leaves behind zero greasiness) but is still deeply conditioning. I myself use it twice a week — it’s a whole lot cheaper than my absolute favorite $71 Christophe Robin mask and is truly very nearly as good.
Allies of Skin’s hyaluronic acid serum is also exceptional. This formula is a blend of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, peptides, and niacinamide, which means it’ll leave your skin looking smoother, calmer, and deeply hydrated. Anytime someone asks me if I know of a dupe for Dr. Barbara Sturm’s cult-y, extremely expensive serum, this is what I recommend.
This is the first eye cream that actually made me fall in love with eye creams. It’s a wonderful, lightweight gel, packed with peptides and antioxidants that help moisturize and brighten up any dark circles. It also works as a perfect base for any under-eye concealer — it makes my concealer crease much less.
My friends and I have long coveted this eye mask from 111skin, after learning that it’s a red carpet staple for many celebrities, including Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian. Though I’ve never tried them myself, they reportedly deeply moisturize the skin with a blend of hyaluronic acid and retinol that helps smooth and brighten any textural issues or dark circles. I am definitely buying these during this sale!
Odds are, you’ve heard me raving about this cleanser before. It’s so incredibly gentle — even the most sensitive skin types can use it — and does an incredible job washing away any makeup, sunscreen, and dirt from the day. I am never without one of these in my medicine cabinet and always use a Dermstore sale to stock up.
This bronzing tint is a real secret weapon for achieving incredibly natural, buildable, day-to-night, bronzey glow. What’s great about it is that it’s incredibly easy to use — I tap a small amount along the hollows of my cheeks, and that’s it. Also, if you’re someone who is sensitive to bronzers (some of my friends swear bronzers break them out), you’re going to love this: It has some bacteria-fighting witch hazel in it, which means it won’t break you out.
The snail essence … but make it a cream! This is a great hydrating, replenishing, and healing cream from Cosrx. It’s similar in effects to the traditional Cosrx snail essence, but if you can’t be fussed to apply snail mucin essence and a moisturizer, this essentially combines the two steps into a one-and-done. I love, of course.
One of the best hair masks of all time. The Briogeo I listed above is wonderful for daily use, but this is the mask I save for when my hair is really going through it. When my hair was fried, double-processed, and platinum blonde, this mask was an absolute godsend. After one use, you’ll notice your hair feels smoother and softer. An absolute game changer and, in my opinion, essential for anyone who has an intense double process!