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9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Hanky Panky to Boy Smells

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For today’s sales roundup, we found excellent skin-care products, all of which are at least 25 percent off, to treat everything from cystic acne to ingrown hairs. (There’s also a spalike robe to wrap up in while you let your skin-care buys do their magic.) Plus we spotted our readers’ all-time-favorite winter coat for under $90 — it will arrive before this weekend if you order now.

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Almost five years ago, this Orolay coat took the Upper East Side by storm. We dubbed it the “Amazon coat,” and it quickly became a hit with our readers — and today, you can snag it for up to 41 percent off (depending on what size and color you get). Army green is classic, but you also can’t go wrong with this basic black.

This on-sale Instant Pot air fryer is a slight variation of the one featured in our Best-in-Class air fryers roundup, the only differences being a slightly smaller capacity and two fewer pre-programmed functionalities.

This votive trio from Boy Smells includes the brand’s hyped Kush candle, which Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst named the best overall candle. “It’s intoxicating; the scent evolves like a conversation with an old friend: bright at the surface and then increasingly complex as the hours stretch on,” she says.

“They’re inexpensive and last forever,” Barbara Corcoran told us about Hanky Panky’s one-size-fits-most thongs.

Here’s an ultracozy robe from Barefoot Dreams that could totally pass as a cardigan during an early-morning Zoom call.


Five of the waxing specialists we spoke to named this as key to combating razor bumps and burn. It’s specifically formulated for moisturizing pubic hair and skin, and it contains several nonirritating antiseptic and antimicrobial ingredients, like grape-seed, jojoba, and tea-tree oil, to keep skin smooth. It’s half off just for today at Ulta.

Several products from Megababe are 30 percent off at Ulta through Saturday, including the brand’s popular natural deodorant, which our beauty contributor Rio Viera-Newton is “obsessed” with. While it isn’t an antiperspirant, it will make your sweat “smell like literal roses,” she says.

Emilio Quezada of the Dewy Dudes says this face oil from Korres is the “real secret” to glowy skin. “This stuff is my absolute go-to,” he says, if he’s looking tired in the morning.

Kate Somerville is known for its potent, highly effective formulas and has been recommended to us by everyone from Lala Kent to Santigold. This pimple treatment uses 10 percent sulfur to quickly reduce the appearance of and treat breakouts in as little as one hour, the brand claims.

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 Hanky Panky to Boy Smells