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9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Dr. Brandt to New Balance

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After a fairly quiet start to the New Year, several large retailers like Amazon and REI have begun to really beef up their clearance sections. The offerings mostly coincide with popular New Year’s resolutions, like athletic gear and water bottles for going to the gym or kitchen appliances for cooking more meals at home. And in the beauty world, Ulta and Sephora have both been offering flash sales this past week on Strategist favorites like Murad and Dr. Brandt, with daily deals at 50 percent off.

Whenever we ask dentists which electric toothbrushes they recommend (and use themselves), there’s one name that always comes up: Philips Sonicare. One of the brand’s more advanced options, the ExpertClean 7500, is currently 32 percent off. It has four cleaning modes and a pressure sensor that alerts you if you’re brushing too hard, and it connects to an app to track your toothbrushing journey.

Here’s a Rio-approved primer for broken-out skin from Dr. Brandt. It provides an even, matte base for makeup while minimizing the appearance of pores and treating acne with salicylic acid.

Actress Lola Kirke’s favorite water bottle is up to 47 percent off, depending on which color you choose (white and plum are the cheapest). It’s made from BPA-free glass and is totally dishwasher safe — you won’t even need to remove the silicone sleeve.

If you prefer a classic, our Best in Class water bottle, the 32-ounce Hydro Flask, is on sale at REI in five bright colors (and a few more styles, as well). It’s a favorite for several Strategist staffers, including our editor Maxine Builder, who says it’s her “favorite water bottle to bring on long car rides, where I don’t want my water bottle to get baked and weight isn’t a primary concern.”

REI just keeps adding new apparel to its outlet section this week — like this lovely waffle sweater woven from organic cotton that’s 40 percent off.

And if you need something more substantial, this green fleece from New Balance is just $52.

The best deals on clothing are from REI’s in-house brand. This flannel is still available in nine patterns and most sizes, including Tall.

Zappos just put a ton of shoes on clearance as part of its winter sale, and these indoor-outdoor Dockers clogs look mighty cozy.

A vegan, cruelty-free lip oil and peptide treatment to live out your Y2K lip-gloss fantasy. It’s 50 percent off at Ulta just for today.

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.

9 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Dr. Brandt to New Balance