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19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From J.Crew to SkinCeuticals

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers

It looks like the big week of beauty sales we’ve been living through is rolling into the weekend, as we’ve found lots of deep discounts on several Strategist favorites in our end-of-week sweep. There’s a makeup melting cleansing oil that busts blackheads, our beauty columnist’s favorite barely there sunscreen, and a heavily researched (and rarely on sale) vitamin-C serum. And as always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.

Macy’s is taking up to 60 percent off select items across all categories until Sunday, bringing this stylish little spice rack — complete with 18 spices and refillable glass spice jars — down to just $42. You’ll also receive five years of free spice refills with purchase, meaning it’ll pretty much pay for itself.

Another exceptional deal, this mid-century-inspired bed frame is made from solid rubberwood and has a rich walnut finish.

According to Hannah Starke, a member of the Strategist’s social team, the lower back support on this Mad Men-esque office chair is excellent — so much so that her bout of sciatica disappeared within a week of buying it.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro dropped back down to $180 this week, after hovering around $190 for most of this month. The price will inevitably jump back up, so as we say: Don’t dilly dally.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
From $11
From $11

For a limited time, SkinStore is taking 25 percent off select moisturizers and oil cleansers with code HYDRATE25. That would include this cult-y Japanese cleansing oil that our resident beauty columnist, Rio Viera-Newton, first flagged for us back in 2018. It’s a favorite in her friends’ skin-care group chat for those with dry, sensitive, or blackhead-prone skin.

From $11 at Skinstore
with code: HYDRATE25

Skinstore is also taking 25 percent off select retinol and anti-aging products, no code required. Buzz Bissinger told us this oil-infused cleansing balm “builds into a nice lather” and leaves his skin feeling “both clean and invigorated.”

This beginner-friendly retinol serum from First Aid Beauty has a fairly low level of retinol (0.25 percent) and contains hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. Rio says it “moisturizes and soothes” her skin while gently exfoliating.

Madewell is taking 20 percent off nearly sitewide through the weekend — exclusively for Madewell Insiders. (Membership is free, and you can create an account here.) You can’t go wrong with a pair of the brand’s Perfect Vintage Straight Jeans, which have a generous rise and straight leg. These ones are still in stock in sizes 23 to 33, along with tall and petite lengths.

Madewell Military Shirt Jacket

A fall-ready layer to be paired with the jeans above. It’s also available in black.

Dermstore is taking 15 percent off rarely-on-sale SkinCeuticals items with code SKINC15. The discount on the brand’s vitamin C serum isn’t a ton, but the formula’s claim to fame (and a key selling point over cheaper options) is its well-researched efficacy. Its stable formulation delivers all the benefits of vitamin C (fighting free radicals, reducing inflammation, fading hyperpigmentation, and brightening skin) without causing redness and sensitivity.

Spotted in Nordstrom Rack’s reliably good sale bins, this is an excellent deal on a linen-cotton blend duvet cover in a soothing dove gray. It comes with matching shams, too.

From $115

Today’s the last day to take an extra 50 percent off select sale at J.Crew with code SALETIME. We like the dropped shoulder, cropped fit, and flattering boatneck on this cashmere sweater.