With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s almost time to switch up your skin-care routine. (Think less moisturizer, more sunscreen.) And if your medicine cabinet could use a bit of a restock, you’re in luck: As part of Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh Sale, lots of rarely on sale hair, makeup, and skin-care products are up to 20 percent off with the code REFRESH. That includes dermatologist-recommended sunscreens for all skin types, our beauty writer’s blackhead-busting serum, and the higher-coverage cousin of Glossier’s Stretch Concealer. (Most of which, we should add, are the cheapest we’ve seen them since Cyber Monday.) It’s the last day of the sale, meaning you have until midnight to close out your shopping cart. But act fast: Some items have already started to sell out.
The cult-favorite, Reddit-beloved Sunday Riley exfoliant is available with a rare discount. And there are other excellent Sunday Riley products on sale like its UFO oil, CEO Glow Serum, and enzyme cream.
My acne is most often caused by irritation from overexfoliation or too-harsh products. To prevent it, I use this EltaMD moisturizer formulated with ceramides, essential lipids, and enzymes that work to repair a compromised skin barrier. (If I had known about it five years ago, I think I could have forgone my three rounds of Accutane.)
Because BHAs work to remove dead cells on the surface of your skin, Rio turns to this salicylic-acid-based exfoliating toner (beloved by skin-care gurus including Hyram, Sacheu, and Gothamista) for busting her persistent blackheads.
According to Rio, HoliFrog cleansers are a great way to clean your skin without stripping or irritating it. Formulated with strengthening ingredients such as algae, amino acids, and vitamin E, this one is an excellent neutral wash that’s especially great for dry- or sensitive-skin types. (It’s also a favorite of our friends at the Cut.)
Not only is this Christophe Robin hair mask “simply the best moisturizing hair mask I’ve tried in my life,” says Rio, it’s also “the best at-home toner I’ve tried.” She uses the Baby Blonde shade to maintain her platinum-blonde color, saying it “kicks out any yellow or brassy tones” and would “return my color to a bright and true blonde with a single use.”
Because even the $42 sale price for the Christophe Robin product above is, admittedly, still a bit steep for a hair mask, Rio says this deep conditioner from Black-owned brand Briogeo makes for a convincing dupe. It left her hair “smoother and less tangled” after just four days of use.
This deeply hydrating, antioxidant-rich eye cream from Neocutis is one of New York–based dermatologist Dr. Shereene Idriss’s top caffeine-based eye-cream picks. This particular cream uses a blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help soothe, moisturize, and protect the skin while delivering the brightening benefits of caffeine.
If you’re looking for a little more coverage than Glossier’s Stretch Concealer, RMS’s “Un” Cover-Up is an excellent choice — especially for hiding dark under-eye circles. “It’s lightweight, really easy to use with your fingers, and never cakes or creases,” says Rio. (Lily Aldridge is a fan.)
New York–based hairstylist Eric Torneros recommends that those with oily hair incorporate a rinse into their weekly regimen, like this apple-cider-vinegar rinse from DpHUE. It “helps to remove excess oil and product without overstripping the hair of its natural oil, leaving hair clean and shiny but not overly dry,” he says.
We previously named this Colorescience product the best powder sunscreen after eight separate dermatologists raved about it (it’s also a must-have for Dr. Pimple Popper). With four matte shades available, it doubles as a blotting powder and is exceptionally easy to reapply on the go.
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