Dermstore has some of the very best beauty and skin-care sales on the internet. The site doesn’t just slash the prices of products you’ve never heard of before and don’t really care to try — rather, it offers genuinely good deals on cult-favorite products like Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Peel and Oribe’s Moisture Masque.
Until August 17, participating brands are offering up to 25 percent off and free shipping with the code “CELEBRATE.” As usual, there’s a lot to sort through, so if you need a little guidance, I’m here to help. Below, a list of my favorite skin care and hair care available at Dermstore’s annual Anniversary Event.
This is one of my very favorite intensely moisturizing, skin-healing serums. It’s oil-based and rich in vitamins E and F, both of which both help smooth, nourish, and calm red or inflamed skin. Whenever my skin is feeling pimply, dehydrated, or agitated, I reach for this to calm things down.
No-crease clips are one of the beauty industry’s finest inventions, and now’s a great time to snag yourself some for cheaper. They are, you guessed it, clips that leave no creases or dents in your hair, meaning they’re ideal for washing your face or applying makeup.
Allies of Skin makes incredible, high-quality, high-potency serums. This hyaluronic acid serum uses a blend of HA, vitamin E, niacinamide, peptides, and plant stem cells to deeply hydrate, firm, smooth, and protect your skin.
The shampoo is wonderfully moisturizing, but the mask is next level. When I was stripping all the color out of my hair (as in, double processing it to oblivion), this was one of my all-time favorites for taking it back to a healthy state. Leave it on wet hair for about five to ten minutes then rinse it out.
This lovely, creamy milky wash from cleanser-focused brand Holifrog is a great way to clean your skin without stripping or irritating it. With a neutral pH of 5 and a formula that includes strengthening ingredients like algae, amino acids, and vitamin E, it’s an excellent neutral wash that’s especially great for dry or sensitive skin types.
This tinted SPF from Unsun Cosmetics is one of the best mineral sunscreens I’ve ever tried. Not only does it protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays, it also leaves an unbeatable beautiful, dewy glow to the skin. It comes in two shades, “light/medium” and “medium/dark.”
This velvety, broad-spectrum, antioxidant-rich option from Dr. Loretta includes both mineral and chemical sunscreen actives. It also protects the skin from HEVs — the blue-light rays that our laptops and phones emit. In other words: This is a great work-from-home SPF!
This mask from Briogeo is one of my slightly cheaper favorites for giving my hair a deep condition without leaving behind that heavy, sticky feeling. The formula uses rosehip and argan oils, algae, and biotin to smooth, nourish, and hydrate dry hair.
This vitamin C serum from Allies of Skin combines 25 percent ascorbic acid and 10 percent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (a less-irritating form of vitamin C). The ultrapotent blend is a godsend for fading hyperpigmentation and giving your complexion that all-over luminous glow — which is why I find myself constantly recommending it to bride-to-be friends.
Odds are, you’ve heard me gush about this superstar, holy grail–status essence from Cosrx. Snail mucin is truly a do-it-all ingredient: It helps moisturize, plump, firm, even out, and heal your complexion. Have a breakout? Snail mucin! Looking dry and dull? Snail mucin! It’s kind of my own version of the Big Fat Greek Wedding dad’s Windex obsession.
These AHA- and BHA-soaked exfoliating pads from Dr. Dennis Gross are definitely a celebrity favorite (Zoë Kravitz and Selena Gomez are both fans) for their ability to smooth, refine, and add radiance to your complexion after just a few uses.
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