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A Running List of the Best On Sale Skin Care at Sephora

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One of my favorite beauty sales, Sephora’s Annual Holiday Savings, has arrived. Whether you’re simply in the market for a new, non-stripping cleanser or are hoping to snag an early holiday gift for your skin-care-savvy sister, this is going to be the place to do it. From now until November 9, Rouge members (those beauty fiends who spend $1,000 or more annually) get 20 percent off their purchase(s) with the code HOLIDAYFUN. Then, from November 3–9, the sale opens to VIB members (second tier-ers — those who spend $350 during the year), who will get 15 percent off. And finally, Sephora Insiders (anyone with a Sephora account) will get 10 percent off from November 5–9. Below, a list of all the skin care worth buying, including a barrier-replenishing CBD moisturizer and Drew Barrymore’s favorite exfoliant.

Note: The prices below reflect the Rouge member’s discount.

This skin-conditioning and ultra-moisturizing essence is an excellent way to add a deep boost of moisture to your routine in preparation for the upcoming winter — it uses healing and hydrating ingredients like green tea and algae. Also, this is apparently one of Skin Care by Hyram’s favorite products out of the whole Tatcha line.

This vanilla-y, shea, and murumuru-butter rich formula is one of my very favorite hydrating lip balms for combating chapped and flaky lips. You’ll be happy you have this once your apartment heating kicks in.

This totally clear chemical sunscreen from Supergoop! is one of my all-time favorites. Not only does it leave zero white cast but it also works as an excellent skin-smoothing primer for makeup.

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This is a serious exfoliating treatment — it uses a blend of 25 percent AHA and 2 percent BHA to resurface, tone, and illuminate your complexion. Drew Barrymore, a skin-care obsessive in her own right, is a known fan.

If you have very dry skin (like me), you’ll likely love this SPF-infused moisturizer. It has a lightweight yet deeply nourishing formula with wonderful, broad-spectrum protective benefits.

This exfoliating tonic from Moon Juice has developed a kind of cultlike following, as many people (including my friend Maya) swear that it serves as a dupe to celebrity-beloved Biologique’s P50.

One of my very favorite face oils, this uses a blend of tetrahexyldecyl (a gentle, lipid-based vitamin C) and plant-based squalane (an emollient that locks in moisture) to keep your skin nourished and hydrated, even on the coldest and windiest of winter days.

This cleansing balm from Glow Recipe uses papaya enzymes, blueberry extract, and papaya-seed oil to resurface, hydrate, and protect the skin as you remove all the sweat, makeup, and sunscreen from the day. This is an excellent first step for an evening double cleanse.

I adore this gentle, non-stripping, SLS-free bodywash from Necessaire. It comes in three different scents: fragrance-free, sandalwood, and eucalyptus. This is one of my no-fail, go-to Christmas gifts for family and friends.

This is one of my very favorite aluminum-free deodorants. It does a genuinely good job at masking body odor, and the kaolin clay helps keep your underarms dry. This is a great pick for someone who is looking to make the transition to a natural deodorant. Like the bodywash, it comes in the three classic Necessaire scents: fragrance-free, eucalyptus, and sandalwood. I like eucalyptus best!

This is a luxurious, CBD-infused serum that helps nourish and replenish the skin while also calming down any kind of inflammation or redness. I like using this on eczema patches as well as on stubborn zits!

This is a treatment mask you can wear overnight whenever your skin is looking particularly dull or feeling extra tight and dry. It uses THD (the same gentle, fatty vitamin C that’s in the Biossance oil), squalane for hydration, hyaluronic acid for moisture, and an antioxidant-rich superberry blend. This mask won Allure’s Best of Beauty in 2019 for its ability to deliver an intense surge of moisture to dry, dull, or uneven complexions.

This incredibly soothing, hydrating moisturizer from Lord Jones uses 250 mg of CBD, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and squalane to create an ultra-moisturizing, skin-quenching cream that heals, replenishes, and rejuvenates compromised skin barriers. In other words: It is a healing, soothing delight for any kind of extremely dry or irritated skin.