At long last, the warmer months are (supposedly) on their way, and the unofficial start of summer is in sight — Memorial Day weekend. But while you’re filling up your schedule with barbecues and garden parties, you’d be wise to leave some time for shopping, too, because there are some seriously great deals awaiting beauty lovers this year. Case in point is Dermstore’s Memorial Day sale, which is the perfect opportunity to get all your warm weather beauty needs and wants met.
The shopping event begins May 20 and runs through May 28. In years past, all you’ve had to do to take advantage of it is enter a promo code at checkout, and all of a sudden you’re looking at 20 percent off on literally hundreds of top brands such as Sunday Riley, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Tarte Cosmetics, W3ll People, Mason Pearson, and many more.
There are some brands that don’t qualify for the promotion, so keep your eyes peeled. But with all these options that do, how do you know what to add to your cart? Well, it’s hard to go wrong with a sale like this, but you know we’ve got your back with a few recommendations.
Start things out with a vitamin C-rich reward for your skin that’s been dropping jaws around our office ever since it hit shelves: Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil. Our skeptical digital wellness editor added a few drops of the quick-absorbing oil into her daily routine — after cleansing and before moisturizing — and watched in disbelief as it faded her acne scars, leaving her with brighter, bouncier skin. Give it a try yourself while the getting’s good, and see what all the fuss is about.
If you’re hunting for a summer-ready, skin-protecting bargain, stock up on Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. The broad spectrum sunscreen is somehow designed to both glide on weightlessly without oily residue and remain water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, which is some kind of wizardry as far as we’re concerned. The formula also comes with a subtle, universally-flattering tint, which is designed to even skin tone and boost radiance, so you’ll be glowing even as you protect yourself from harmful rays.
Hoping to add on to your fresh-faced summer look with a swipe of mascara? Well, you’re in luck, because W3ll People’s Expressionist Mascara is available at a discount, and we just happen to be obsessed with it. The brand proudly touts its all-natural and non-toxic ingredients, but they haven’t skimped on this product, which delivers thick, luxurious lashes without clumps or stiffness. We like it so much, in fact, that it earned our Best of Beauty Award in 2015, and it hasn’t stopped impressing us since.
If you’re craving loose, beachy waves to match your skin and makeup, now’s your chance to snag a top-shelf hair tool at a price that won’t break the bank. The Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron is a great place to start, as it transforms so seamlessly from curling iron to wand that it’s beloved by everyone from hairstylists to curl newbies. And that mint green exterior isn’t too tough on the eyes, either.
To check out the complete list of on-sale products and make the most of this Memorial Day sale by heading over to dermstore.com between now and May 28, when it’s all over. Trust us, you won’t regret it.