To kick off summer, Dermstore is having a sale they’re calling the Summer Event — and given that lots of rarely-on-sale Strategist favorites are up to 20 percent off with the code: SALEAWAY, we think it’s an event, indeed. It’s a good time to stock up on old favorites or give new things a try (the “Bentley of hair dryers,” perhaps?) and some brands, like Olaplex, Supergoop!, Paula’s Choice, and Oribe are offering double points. To help you navigate the hundreds of products available we’ve curated a list of things worth picking up — from Rio’s favorite oil cleanser to the sunscreen dermatologists always recommend.
Whenever we ask dermatologists for a sunscreen recommendation, Elta MD almost always comes up. It’s also a longtime Strategist favorite and has been endorsed by skin-care obsessives and celebrities alike. It’s a unique little formula: nongreasy, dries clear, and won’t irritate your skin. It also contains lactic acid, which gently exfoliates, and antioxidants, to further protect your skin.
Makeup artists everywhere — from Hung Vanggo to Pat McGrath — swear by this French moisturizer, which contains deeply nourishing shea butter and soy proteins to firm up skin.
This oil cleanser is one of our favorites, particularly for oily skin. It’s also great for removing makeup (waterproof included) and leaves skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated.