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13 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From LifeStraw to Paravel

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It’s the final day of the 72-hour flash sale at Ulta, so don’t dillydally, as there is a treasure trove of excellent deals on Strategist tried-and-true brands like La Roche-Posay, Vichy, and Black Girl Sunscreen. (I noticed that Amazon is price-matching some of the skin care, too.) I’ve rounded out the rest of today’s sales mishmash with discounts on duffel bags from Paravel and Patagonia, a Casper bedding bundle, and a Dusen Dusen towel.

LifeStraw’s portable water filter removes 99 percent of bacteria and parasites from any water you put it in, making it a must-have for avid hikers and campers.

Ulta’s 72-Hour Sale ends at midnight tonight, and we noticed Amazon price-matching a few of its skin-care heavy hitters. This foaming face wash from French pharmacy staple La Roche-Posay is one of our best cleansers for oily skin.

If you’ve already been dabbling with vitamin-C serums and want to bump up to something a bit stronger, we love this option from Vichy. It contains 15 percent vitamin C, as well as hyaluronic acid to help moisturize skin.

At Ulta, my favorite foot peel (that I think works better than Babyfoot) is just $5.

This chemical sunscreen is beloved by skin-care obsessives for its lightweight, hydrating formula that leaves a glowy finish (not a white cast) behind.

Here’s a bold striped hand towel from Dusen Dusen to brighten up your bathroom.

Everything is 25 percent off at Paravel through August 14 with the code SUNNY. We love this Weekender for flying, especially because the strap slips easily onto your carry-on handle.

One of our best gender-neutral clothing brands, TomboyX, is offering 25 percent off select prints through August 6. (The discounted price will show up at checkout.) This camping-inspired muscle tank is available in sizes XS through 4XL.

Speaking of camping, there’s a lot of great gear on sale at REI right now — like this Frisbee made from recycled plastic that’s just $4.

And this perfectly proportioned Patagonia duffel bag (that’s been praised by Strategist writers and editors for years) is 30 percent off in select colors.

All of Hubble’s (already affordable) eyeglasses are 50 percent off with the code BACKTOSCHOOL50 through August 15.

If you want to start fresh in the bedroom, Casper’s bed bundles are up to 25 percent off until August 8. It includes Casper’s original mattress, a percale sheet set, one down-alternative pillow, and a waterproof mattress protector.

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.

13 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From LifeStraw to Paravel