15 makeup, hair care, and skin care must-buys in this weekend’s massive Dermstore beauty sale
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Shopping for makeup, skincare, and haircare products can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a go-to product or you want to try something new. On a normal day, you may throw some new or hyped beauty products in your cart and hope for the best. But when there’s a sale involved, it’s time to strategize and get the most bang for your buck—and your beauty regime. Right now, you can get up to 25% off beauty favorites from Harry Josh, Tarte, Colorscience, and more at Dermstore as part of their 20th Anniversary Event with the code “CELEBRATE” at checkout.
The sale begins now and goes until Sunday, August 25, so you only have a short time to pick out your favorites and save big. We’ve rounded up the top-rated, and Reviewed-tested (in some cases) products to help you make the most of Dermstore’s sale. These are the 15 hottest beauty products you’ll want to get your hands on before they’re back to regular retail prices.
1. The best hair dryer for a sleek blowout
You’ve probably seen us rave about this Harry Josh hair dryer before, and this will hardly be the last time. This tool rose through the ranks during our hair dryer testing because it promises a smooth, sleek blowout with a speedy dry time. Bonus? It’s compact and has a long cord, which makes it perfect for travel. If you’re wondering why we hype it up, we suggest trying it out for yourself while it’s on sale.
Get the Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000 for $199.20 (Save $49.80)
2. A cult-fave hair brush that detangles snarls
Taking a stiff brush to wet hair can harm your hair and cause unnecessary breakage. Simply changing up your brush to a flexible one, like Wet Brush’s Original Pro Dentangler, can make a huge difference in how easily you brush through snarls and preserve your hair’s integrity. Stock up now and keep one at home, one in the office, and one in your car!
Get the The Wet Brush Original Pro Detangler Brush for $8.99 (Save $2)
3. A deep conditioning mask to moisturize your hair
If all this summer sun has your locks feeling parched, introduce a deep-conditioning mask, like the Briogeo Don’t Despair! Repair Deep Conditioning Mask to your hair. For best results, let it soak in for five to 10 minutes after shampooing the hair, then rinse, and use it at a minimum of once every two weeks or up to twice a week for very dry locks. Personally, I suggest using a conditioning mask in place of regular conditioner as part of your routine!
Get the Briogeo Don’t Despair! Repair Deep Conditioning Mask for $30.60 (Save $5.40)
4. A silk pillowcase to avoid breakage and tangles when you sleep
Have you ever woken up with your hair matted near your neck or full of kinks because of sweat? We sleep with our hair squished between our scalp and pillow, and to make matters worse, we move around at night, dragging our hair with us. Friction between a regular cotton or polyester pillowcase and your hair can cause damage and breakage, but Slip’s Pure Silk Pillowcase promises to reduce the friction on your hair and your skin. Plus…it looks super sleek on your bed.
Get the Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase for $63.75 (Save $21.25)
5. A hair turban that gently dries your tresses
If you’re still using a regular terry cloth towel on your head, let’s change that! One of my new favorite things is this hair turban from Aquis. It sops up the water dripping from your post-shower hair without completely stealing all the moisture from it, so your hair is less likely to frizz up or break. Flip your hair upside down to put the wider part of the towel around your head, twist it up, and pin it with the button and loop at the base. Easy peasy!
Get the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban for $22.50 ($7.50)
6. A primer that preps the face for makeup
The difference between a good makeup day and a fantastic makeup day is often in the primer you use before an applicator brush even touches your face. This Smashbox primer is a clear gel that smooths and blurs fine lines and pores, helping foundation glide onto the skin and blend seamlessly.
Get the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer for $27 (Save $9)
7. A blending sponge for even makeup application
You can’t watch any makeup tutorial without seeing a blending sponge, and typically, it’s the BeautyBlender. The reusable, edgeless sponge is tapered at the tip, which allows you to get into small crevices like the inner corner of the eye and around the nose. For best use, wet the sponge and wring out any excess water. Yes, it’s $20 for a sponge, but to us, it’s worth it.
Get the BeautyBlender the original beautyblender for $16 (Save $4)
8. A powder infused with SPF to touch up your sunscreen
You should reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you’re wearing makeup or if you have oily skin, you may have a grudge against that rule. But the Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 from Colorescience is a dermatologist-recommended way to boost your SPF without having to slather on lotion. The powder dispenses as you lightly swipe the brush wherever you need coverage.
Get the Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 for $48.75 (Save $16.25)
9. A highlighter that’ll blind your enemies
When done right, dewy skin can make you look like you’ve discovered the fountain of youth. If you want to always look like the light is hitting you just right, apply highlighter to the high points of your face (cheek bones, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and the bridge of the nose). Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter receives praise for its creamy texture and high-shine glow.
Get the Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter for $21.75 (Save $7.25)
10. An eyeliner that won’t budge
Let’s face it: Liquid eyeliner can be hard to maneuver without smudging. The Stila Stay All Day, which comes in eight shades, has a felt tip for easier application and is waterproof, so no reapplying is necessary. We came to the same conclusion as everyone else when we tested eyeliners: Stila does it the best.
Get the Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner for $18.70 (Save $3.30)
11. A facial SPF to protect your skin from the sun
It’s impossible to talk about taking good care of your skin without discussing sunscreen. Regardless of where you live or what your daily activities look like, you need a reliable SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Dermatologists recommend using an SPF like the Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 because it’s non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores) and provides broad spectrum protection against UVA (linked to premature aging) and UVB rays (responsible for sunburns).
Get the Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for $45.05 (Save $7.95)
12. A serum that exfoliates and corrects your complexion
Expensive? Yes. Iconic? Also yes. With quite the cult following, this serum from Sunday Riley claims to clarify and smooth the skin using lactic acid, brighten the appearance of dark spots with licorice and lemongrass extracts, and soothe redness with prickly pear extract.
Get the Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment for $126.40 (Save $31.60)
13. A face and body cream to hydrate your skin
If you suffer from dry skin, the cult-favorite moisturizer First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intense Hydration may be your saving grace. The cream specifically targets parched skin and eczema with ingredients like colloidal oatmeal to relieve itching, shea butter to moisturize and provide a skin barrier, and allantoin (a skin conditioning ingredient that increases water and stimulates cell regrowth) to calm and soothe the skin.
Get the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream for $24 (Save $8)
14. A micellar water to remove your makeup
If you’re still using makeup wipes, there’s a good chance you don’t know the powers of a good micellar water. Bioderma effectively removes makeup from the face and is sensitive enough to use around the eye area. Drop some onto a cotton pad, gently swipe the face, and your makeup is gone in seconds. Now is the perfect time to stock up on the staple product.
Get the Bioderma Sensibio H2O for $11.18 (Save $3.72)
15. A pair of cooling eye gels to de-puff
We don’t make the rules, but if we did, we’d say everyone needs to experience under-eye masks. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest and most delicate on the face, so you should give that area an extra boost whenever possible, especially when you’ve been spending time in the sun. The Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, which are “infused with Icelandic glacial water,” include elastin to firm the area, hexapeptide to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Ginkgo Biloba to treat puffiness, and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that are associated with aging.
Get the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (8 count) for $24 (Save $8)
Shop the entire Dermstore 20th Anniversary Event and save up to 25% with the code “CELEBRATE”
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