In the realm of beauty sales, Dermstore’s annual anniversary sale is up there with Black Friday for rare deals. In honor of the site’s birthday, a huge selection of brands, from skin care and makeup to hair care, is up to 25 percent off until August 17 when you use the code CELEBRATE at checkout. Some brands, like EltaMD, Olaplex, and Coola, are offering double points. Incidentally, many of our best sellers make up the sale items, so here’s a selection of some of our most raved-about beauty buys. (You can check out our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton’s five must-have picks here.)
Dubbed one of the best under-the-radar French beauty products for acne-prone skin, this serum from Caudalie uses grape-derived resveratrol to help with skin’s radiance. It’s a favorite of blogger Anastasja of Sea, Glow & Sun, who calls it the best serum she’s ever tried.
This dermatologist-recommended face moisturizer contains oatmeal and shea butter, which simultaneously calm inflammation and protect the skin’s natural barrier. During the brutal winter weather, Rio uses this moisturizer on her eczema-prone skin.
A Rio must-have for de-puffing the under-eye area. “The patches have a cooling effect — meaning that they feel chilled without even having to put them in the fridge. These are amazing for mornings after drinking, flights, or days when you need a little boost of energy.”
Our former colleague Margaret Rhodes (and her hairdresser) both recommend this ultrahydrating cream for anyone with long, color-treated, dry locks: “It’s a great everyday moisturizing treatment that sinks in really nicely, smooths out puffy hair, and never feels sticky or heavy.”
This kit is also great for ingrowns, says Rio, who says it helped clear up hers by about 60 percent and also helps with inflamed skin. Every mitt is soaked in lactic acid, willow bark (a chemical exfoliant), and witch hazel (an astringent that helps with oil production) and can be used as often as you’d like.