There Are Lots of Strategist Favorites at Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale

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In terms 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 are up to 25 percent off with the code BIRTHDAY, from skin care and makeup to hair care until August 19. Incidentally, many of our best sellers make up the sale items, and here’s a selection of some of our most raved-about beauty buys.

Baby Foot Easy Pack Exfoliation for Feet

$19, Dermstore

The cult-favorite Japanese foot peel that removes dead skin from your feet, one that writer Molly Young deemed “more than a podiatric miracle. It’s a product that will make you believe in beauty products again.”

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

$25, Dermstore

For Ashley Weatherford — the Cut’s former senior beauty editor — a secret weapon for smoother, dewier skin is this glycolic acid exfoliant, which has become a staple in her morning routine. “The humectant property of glycolic acid draws in moisture and makes my skin look constantly dewy; my face overall appears impossibly smooth.”

Weleda Skin Food Ultra Rich Cream

$14, Dermstore

Stephanie Danler’s miracle, do-it-all moisturizer — “I’ve used it to heal scrapes and burns while camping; to calm frizzy hair; and to spot-treat cuticles, elbows, and heels” — is frequently spotted in makeup artists’ kits.

Bioderma Sensibio H20

$11, Dermstore

Arguably the first and best French micellar water of all time, one that we’ve covered numerous times here before.

Tangle-Teezer The Original

$9, Dermstore

Senior editor Simone Kitchens owns seven of these puppies; she calls them a “hero product” for curly hair. “Post–shampoo and conditioner, the forgiving plastic bristles detangle my insanely knot-prone curls with ease — no yanks, no tears.”

Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel Packettes (30 Count)

$66, Dermstore

For those who are hard core about peeling: these Dr. Dennis Gross packettes include a range of exfoliants to do the job, from glycolic acid and salicylic acid to lactic acid. For what it’s worth, our beauty writer loves to use them when she travels, for a streamlined skin-care routine.

Face Stockholm Veil Lipstick

$17, Dermstore

Apparently, this cranberry lipstick was worn by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy herself, but we were sold just by writer Alice Gregory’s description of its “freakishly flattering” color.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

$21, Dermstore

Color Wow Root Coverup

$26, Dermstore

We heard about this brush-on root cover-up first from the Cut’s Stella Bugbee, but Rio’s mom swears by it, too. Says Rio, “My mom’s experience with the Color Wow, on the other hand, was major. Within seconds, her bright-gray roots were completely and totally concealed, with no evidence that they ever existed.”

Tweezerman Slant Tweezers

$17, Dermstore

Frequently recommended tweezers for plucking fine hairs because of the precision tip: Rachael Brown, owner and operator of Proper Puss, notes that “they’re durable, extra sharp, [and] give the best grip on the hair to pull out unwanted strays for the perfectly sculpted brow.”

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gels (8 Count)

$23, Dermstore

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.”

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

$10, Dermstore

The unanimous choice when we polled dermatologists on the best lotion option for dry skin.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid

$79, Dermstore

Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase

$64, Dermstore

One of our most stood-behind beauty items on the Strategist, a wrinkle-reducing silk pillow case that has developed a loyal following among beauty experts.

Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream

$39, Dermstore

Another Rio favorite that landed on her updated Google Doc for skin care. She says it’s “a great choice for those who want some nice hydration, but aren’t as intensely parched as I am.”

Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Hair Dryer

$262, Dermstore

The very light Harry Josh hair dryer that ranks high on our “best of” list —and also rarely goes on sale.

Emma Watson’s favorite pubic oil, that’s supposedly great for ingrown hairs.

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

$21, Dermstore

According to bioanalyst Eileen Ceconi, this best-selling Sachuajuan shampoo is a life-changer for dry hair. “I stan Sachajuan so hard … it healed my dry, itchy, painful scalp. Their scalp shampoo sells out occasionally, but when it’s back in stock, I order it in bulk. It smells nice, the bottle is cute, and it doesn’t leave my hair feeling like straw.”

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield

$48, Dermstore

A nifty brush-on sunscreen that Rio loves; it’s spillproof so it’s very handy to stock in your purse or carry-on.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

$45, Dermstore

The original was dubbed “the best cleanser in the world,” and this updated version continually racks up five-star reviews.

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