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For the most part, we try to keep our cool around here, but there's a beauty sale coming up that has us distinctly rattled (in a good way). It's the Dermstore Beauty Refresh Event. Prices on so many of our favorite skin, hair, and makeup brands will be slashed by up to 20 percent. All you need to do is use code GLOWUP at checkout. There are two main reasons why this news has our little hearts going pitter-patter.
For one thing, the beauty retailer rarely offers sitewide discounts; this is its first of the year, and it's already March. Secondly, it's the brands that are being discounted. These are some of our top-shelf must-haves — the brands we've gotten used to paying full price for because they're just that good. We're talking skin-care favorites like Cosrx, BeautyStat, Ren Clean Skincare, Unsun, and NuFace, award-winning hair care from Briogeo, Sachajuan, and Living Proof, and makeup from Kevyn Aucoin, CoverFX, Tarte, and even the Meghan Markle-approved RevitaLash.
Even better, shopping from select brands like Ilia, EltaMD, Olaplex, and Oribe will earn you double loyalty points. (As a refresher, under normal circumstances, loyalty members earn five points for every $1 spent.) The Dermstore Beauty Refresh Event will kick off with a preview for email subscribers on March 2 and for everyone else on March 3, running through March 10. That gives you just over a week to score savings on over 200 rarely discounted brands.
That's a generous amount of time, but it could fly by in an instant once you're in the thick of it, so we picked out a few of our favorites that you'll definitely want in your cart.
It's totally fitting that the code needed to cash in on this sale's savings is GLOWUP because that's exactly what these devices, serums, and sunscreen products will do for your skin.
BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector
Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30
If you're already a devotee of the original BeautyStat vitamin C serum, then this BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector is a worthy, antioxidant-enriched addition to your regimen. With similar brightening benefits as the Universal Skin Refiner, this eye cream helps diminish darkness around the eyes and softens the appearance of fine lines.
With or without the use of any vitamin C product, sunscreen is a must. Unsun's Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 not only provides protection from harmful UV rays but was designed to effortlessly blend into all skin tones.
Thanks to its microcurrent technology, the NuFace Mini promises to leave you looking sculpted with just five minutes a day. It's worth noting that the larger-size device took home an Allure Best of Beauty Award last year. Be sure to swipe on the Gel Primer that it comes with so that the tool works properly.
Urban Skin Rx LacticGlow Micropolish Cleansing Gel
Holifrog Halo AHA + BHA Evening Serum
Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
Your skin may be showing all the dry, flaky signs of a rough and icy winter, but these head-to-toe skin smoothers will get you glowing in no time. Start with the Urban Skin Rx LacticGlow Micropolish Cleansing Gel, which has a blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) including citric, malic, and lactic acids to gently clear away dead skin. For even deeper sloughing, Holifrog's Halo AHA + BHA Evening Serum doubles up on the acids with both AHAs and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid, which clears clogged pores that can cause breakouts.
With sandal season right around the corner, now's the time to get your feet in order. Even if you haven't worn real shoes in months, you still may be experiencing dry, flaky heels. Slip-on the Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel and binge your favorite show for an hour. Then rinse your feet and within a week all that dead skin will start to peel off in the most oddly satisfying way.
Dr Loretta Tightening Eye Gel
Ren Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Staring and squinting at your computer screen for hours on end could have some long-term effects on your skin. Dr. Loretta Tightening Eye Gel not only offers protection against damaging blue light — thanks to the antioxidant lipochroman and a potent form of vitamin E — but marine algae peptides in the treatment keep eye skin hydrated and firm. Hence, why it snagged a Best of Beauty Award.
Stay-at-home stress may also be showing itself by way of breakouts. Cosrx's Master Pimple Patch is a hydrocolloid spot treatment, which flattens pimples and reduces inflammation.
If a pesky pimple got the best of you and left a mark behind, slather on Ren Clean Skincare's Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream to help treat it. The formula's encapsulated algae complex and vitamin C target the areas of your skin that have excess pigment to even out your overall complexion.
Makeup wearing may be minimal these days, but as the seasons shift, you may feel inspired to try a new mascara or a floral-colored blush. When the mood hits, you'll want to have some options on hand — these bases and illuminators will brighten up your day and your face.
RevitaLash Cosmetics Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
RMS Beauty Eye Polish
Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Even if you aren't bowled over by the fact that RevitaLash's Advanced Eyelash Conditioner is adored by the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan Markle, you still have options. The eyebrow-conditioning product, RevitaBrow, has two Best of Beauty awards under its belt and is also 20 percent off during this sale.
Thanks to face mask-wearing, our eyes are getting all the love as of late. When your next video conference calls for a little something extra, but not a full-on eye makeup look, the RMS Beauty Eye Polish is the happy medium. The cream eye shadow has a sheer, shimmery finish, comes in six metallic shades, and is infused with hydrating coconut and jojoba oils.
Once your lashes are in good shape and your lids are nice and glossy, finish off the look with Tarte Cosmetics' Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. The rich black formula lengthens and volumizes while hydrating provitamin B5 prevents flaking once it dries.
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow
Cover FX Power Play Concealer
Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow is a balmy highlighter that has also earned a Best of Beauty Award for its dewy, translucent sheen (in three glowy shades) that glides on without a trace of stickiness. Countless Allure editors adore this multipurpose product as a primer, foundation mix-in, highlighter, and so much more.
CoverFX Power Play Concealer is built to cover every kind of blemish. Not only does the formula come in 30 shades, but you can hone in on your specific undertones for a perfect match.
By now, you may have heard the news that beloved makeup brand Becca Cosmetics is sadly going out of business. Although we hate to see any company succumb to the hardships of the pandemic, the bright spot is that you can use this sale to stock up on all of your favorites before it all disappears for good. The Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer is an illuminating cream that you can either wear solo or under makeup. Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection and crushed pearls give skin a subtle glow.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Shadow Palette – Petal Metal
Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm is a lip balm and blush with major benefits. In addition to the pretty tint it adds to lips and cheeks, the stick is also laced with a mineral-based SPF 50 to protect against sun damage. You still need a full-face sunscreen, but this offers another layer of coverage.
Even if the weather suggests otherwise, the six rosy shades in this Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Shadow Palette will get your mind on spring. The pans include two base shades and six other colors in metallic, satin, and matte finishes. And you may be not on-the-go right now, but keep Wander Beauty's On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator close by for a quick flush and highlight when the mood calls for it.
Whether you're still trying to master the art of the at-home blowout, or doing some recon on how to dye your own hair, these moisture-boosters, tools, and treatments are worth adding to your cart while the savings are hot.
Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair
Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer
dpHue Root Touch-Up Kit
This past winter has been particularly brutal on hair and skin. Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair is an intensive conditioner that you apply on before bed. Hydrating carrageenan derived from seaweed helps soothe scalp irritation and rhodophycea extract, a type of antioxidant-rich red algae, protects hair. The best part? You don't even have to rinse the treatment out in the morning.
One of the biggest perks to any Dermstore sale is that the beloved Harry Josh Pro Tools are usually on sale, and this time is no exception. Now's the time to upgrade your at-home blowout essentials with the hairstylist and Allure-editor favorite Ultra Light Pro Dryer.
You still may not be comfortable visiting your hair colorist, but the Best of Beauty-winning dpHue Root Touch-Up Kit makes dyeing at home pretty simple. The kit comes in seven colors and includes everything you need to camouflage the grow-out. Each kit has enough dye for two applications.
Christophe Robin Daily Hair Cream with Sandalwood
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo
Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer
Apricot seed oil and sandalwood are the hydrating ingredients in Christophe Robin's Daily Hair Cream with Sandalwood that help repair damage and moisturize hair without extra weight. Your actual hair strands may not be the only area in need of restoration.
Try the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo which, as the name suggests, has moisturizing coconut oil and inflammation-reducing tea tree oil to remove flaking and product build-up.
When indoor heat leaves your hair looking like you been standing outside on a hot and humid summer day, look to Living Proof's No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer to smooth things over. The spray acts as a dry conditioner that nourishes hair with five different oils, including jojoba and moringa, and slicks frizz.
That's just the tip of the iceberg but it should give you a little taste of just how serious this sale is. So get your fingers all nimble, because the Dermstore Beauty Refresh Event is going on between March 3 and March 10, and we probably won't see another one like it for a while — shop away.
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