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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Caraa to COSRX

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Today’s sales-bin sweep uncovered a slew of dupes for some of our favorite products. There’s a family-size multi-cooker comparable to an Instant Pot, a 14-karat gold ring that might as well be Mejuri, and a better-than-SK-II facial essence for smoother, brighter skin.

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According to thousands of reviewers, this eight-quart multi-cooker makes for a convincing Instant Pot dupe: It has 12 programmable cooking settings, a 24-hour timer, and a removable, dishwasher-safe pot for easy cleanup.

A foolproof gift for clumsy moms.

Formulated with niacinamide for dark spots, galactomyces ferment filtrate for brightening, and adenosine for smoothing, this toning essence from COSRX has helped even out Strategist beauty contributor Rio Viera-Newton’s complexion unlike anything else — even more than the cult-favorite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.

Viera-Newton says the brand’s BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is great for anyone struggling with inflammation or acne issues since it uses betaine salicylate, an exfoliant that penetrates deeper into the skin to break down sebum, as well as white willow bark, which can help decrease redness and inflammation.

Madewell is taking 20 percent off select in-season styles with code WARMUP, like this best-selling stretchy cotton tank. It’s available in eight colorways with a size range of XXS to XXL.

And to layer over it, here’s a tie-front crop top made from gauzy cotton.

With notes of neroli, bergamot, and blood orange, Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst says this hypoallergenic candle transforms her apartment into a “summery oasis.”

This 14-karat gold chain ring is nearly identical to Mejuri’s, yet costs a fraction of the price. (It also has a much larger size range.)

Adidas is taking 20 percent off $50, 25 percent off $125, or 30 percent off $200 until May 10 with code SAVEMORE. We were pleasantly surprised to find the brand’s rarely discounted Samba style (this edition is made with vegan alternatives to animal-derived materials) included in the sale.

Finally, even when you aren’t traveling, you can still use this padded weekender from Caraa as a diaper or gym bag.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Caraa to COSRX