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There Are Lots of Strategist Favorites at Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale

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In the realm of online beauty events, Dermstore’s annual anniversary sale is up there with Black Friday when it comes to scoring rare deals. This year, a huge selection of products from coveted brands across the skin-care, makeup, and hair-care universe are up to 25 percent off (as long as you use the code CELEBRATE at checkout). Some brands, like Olaplex, La Roche-Posay, and ILIA, are even offering triple points on select purchases, which can be redeemed for further discounts. As it turns out, many of our best sellers make up the sale items, so here’s a selection of some of our most-raved-about beauty buys. But if you see something you like, don’t dilly dally: The sale ends Tuesday, August 17, and picks have already started selling out.

The cult-favorite, Reddit-beloved Sunday Riley exfoliant is available with a rare discount. And there’s more excellent Sunday Riley products on sale, like its UFO oil, CEO Glow Serum, and enzyme cream.

Here’s a sale on something we’ve covered on numerous occasions before: arguably the best French micellar water of all time (and the first).

Because BHAs work to remove dead cells on the surface of your skin and exfoliate the pore’s lining, Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton turns to this salicylic-acid-based exfoliating toner (beloved by skin-care gurus such as HyramSacheu, and Gothamista) for busting her persistent blackheads.

Rio says this deep-conditioning hair mask from Black-owned Briogeoa convincing dupe for an eye-wateringly expensive