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We love a good skin-care sale. Anniversaries are a time to celebrate, and SkinStore is doing so the only way it knows how: with an epic sale event. For its 24th birthday (that's right, SkinStore is a ‘90s baby), the beauty retailer is going all out for its annual Anniversary Sale. The savings soirée kicks off on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. ET and lasts for a cool 13 days. That’s right — you have two weeks to shop to your heart's content. Just make sure you have your shopping list completely checked off before Tuesday, March 23 at 9 a.m. ET.
It's the e-retailer's biggest sale of the season, with around 100 different brands — including ones that rarely ever get marked down — showing out with offers ranging between 15 to 50 percent off. For instance: StriVectin, 111 Skin, NeoStrata, and more will be 25 percent off, allowing you to refresh your entire skin-care routine while saving hefty bucks. Even better? Tons of brands will be offering an additional 5 to 10 percent off on certain products and sets at checkout with the code EXTRA. Be sure to check out this page for a list of all stackable SkinStore offers.
And in case you weren't convinced to shop this sale by now, when you spend $200 or more, you get a free 24-piece beauty swag bag (valued at $338) packed with full-, deluxe-, and sample-size skin-care treats from brands like Dr. Loretta, Ren, and BeautyStat. Take a peek at all of the goodies below.
So if you've had any products from these brands on your wish list for a while, now is the time to treat yourself. Makeup and hair-care lovers won't be missing out on the fun either, since they can score similar deals on brands such as Kevyn Aucoin, Wander Beauty, Christophe Robin, and more.
Whether your skin-care routine consists of three steps or nine, we can all benefit from a little extra attention and love towards our biggest organ. What that means is up to you, whether it's a potent serum, exfoliating treatment, or innovative tool that gives in-person facials a run for your money. In the meantime, let us introduce you to a few picks that make our hearts — and, more importantly, hydration levels — soar.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Serum
If you haven't tried Dr. Dennis Gross's famed Alpha Beta Peel Pads (which recently debuted in a body version), now's your best chance to snap up a 30-pack at a discount. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis (though you should build up your tolerance as needed), these powerful pads are spiked with alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid), beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid via willow bark extract), and retinol to supercharge skin-cell turnover and smooth out your complexion.
The BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner has quickly become one of our favorite vitamin C serums, possibly ever. A concentrated formula of encapsulated, 20-percent L-ascorbic acid (the most stable and effective form of vitamin C) brightens, firms, and evens out your complexion with regular use, and it's gentle enough for sensitive skin, too. It's created by cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, so you know the formula has been crafted with extremely high standards.
In lieu of in-office treatments and facials these days, at-home skin-care devices are ideal for a bit of much-needed pampering. Microcurrent devices like the popular NuFace Mini (a smaller and more affordable version of the Best of Beauty-winning NuFace Trinity) use low-voltage currents to mimic natural electrical currents found in the body, Zain Husain, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of New Jersey Dermatology & Aesthetics Center previously told Allure.
What can you expect after five minutes of using this futuristic-looking tool on the regular? Beneath the surface, there'll be increased production of collagen and elastin — and on the outside, you'll notice a temporary lifting and sculpting effect.
Pipette Moisturizing Bath Set
StriVectin Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum
Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Cream
Pipette Moisturizing Bath Set has everything mama and baby need to feel as soft as, well, a newborn's bum. All three products, Baby Shampoo + Wash, Baby Lotion, and Baby Balm are fragrance-free, safe for everyone to use, and contain sugarcane-derived squalane (which has well-documented emollient properties) at their cores. Consider this as a moisture-driven trifecta that will relieve any dry spots, irritated diaper lines, and parched scalps that come its way.
One of StriVectin's latest launches, the Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum aims to go above and beyond your average serum. Not only is it spiked with two brightening powerhouses, vitamin C and acerola cherry extract, but retinol smooths out rough and uneven texture. Allure staff editor Jihan Forbes counts herself among this multitasking product's fans. "The retinol in it goes to work so no fine line formed against me shall prosper," she says.
Board-certified dermatologist Shereene Idriss reaches for the rich Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Cream, which is chock-full of essential amino acids, hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins C, E, and F to restore hydration, firmness, and elasticity levels. Slather it on as the last step of your nighttime regimen and wake up to dewy, plumper skin.
The sale continues going strong with up to 30 percent off coveted hair-care brands, including Christophe Robin, Philip Kingsley, and Alterna. Upgrade your shower setup with new shampoos, conditioners, and treatments that'll cleanse and nourish dry hair, split ends, and clogged scalps.
Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste
Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Original Duo
Dry, brittle strands will be a problem of the past thanks to Alterna's Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo. Its formula features deeply nourishing ingredients such as caviar extract, omega fatty acids, vitamin C, and shea butter to soften and replenish your hair. In other words, your hair will look like the "after" shots in a commercial.
Bring thin hair to life with Christophe Robin's Cleansing Volumizing Paste, an innovative paste-to-foam treatment that deeply cleanses and lifts hair at the roots. Moroccan lava clay extracts all of the gunk, build-up, and excess oil clinging to your scalp, while rose extracts and glycerin soften and hydrate. Simply take a tablespoon or so of product and work it into your hair until you feel the paste transform into a foam, emulsify with water, and rinse out. You can also let it sit for a few minutes for a more intense treatment.
To further add a boost of volume, top off your hair-care routine with Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Original Duo and apply it directly to your scalp and hairline on either towel-dried or dry hair. Caffeine, pea sprouts, as well as soy and wheat extracts, stimulate and condition the roots for hair that appears thicker, fuller, and more luscious than ever before.
Contrary to its name, SkinStore also runs pretty deep in the makeup department. You may very well find your new favorite mascara or restock on some makeup bag necessities that you simply can't give up on. (Looking at you, Beautyblender.)
Wander Beauty Mile High Club Volume and Length Mascara
Beautyblender Classic Makeup Sponge and Liquid Blendercleanser Set
Revitalash RevitaBrow Eyebrow Conditioner
If you want a mascara that truly pulls double duty — aka blesses your lashes with both volume and length — Wander Beauty's Mile High Club Mascara is the one for you. This Best of Beauty Award winner comes with a thick brush designed with tapered bristles to pick up every last lash. Its flexible, ultra-black formula bulldozes through clumps and keeps your lashes moisturized throughout the day, thanks to ingredients like castor oil and trehalose (a type of sugar). Bonus: The squeezy tube ensures every ounce of product makes it onto the brush and onto your lashes. No money wasted here.
Chances are you already have at least one Beautyblender in your makeup collection — after all, the multiple Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice Awards speak for themselves. The precise teardrop-like shape gets into every nook and cranny of your face and flawlessly blends out liquid, cream, and powder formulas alike. However, there are two important tips you can't forget: Those lovely sponges need to be regularly cleaned and replaced altogether every three months or so.
Cover all of your bases with the Beautyblender Classic Makeup Sponge and Liquid Blendercleanser Set, which includes a pair of original pink Beautyblenders and a gentle cleanser specifically formulated to wash off all the makeup, grime, and germs that have accumulated on your sponges.
RevitaLash's RevitaBrow Eyebrow Conditioner is a three-time Best of Beauty Award winner because its formula contains proven ingredients for healthier hair, like peptides and biotin to strengthen your brittle, over-plucked hairs for natural, fuller-looking brows in about two month's time. You'll also probably find yourself using fewer brow products as well, which cuts down on your overall brow shaping and grooming routine.
That's all we've got for product recommendations, but don't let that stop you from browsing through the entire selection yourself. Get your credit cards ready and start shopping SkinStore's most exciting sale of the season — nay, year — from March 8 through March 23 at skinstore.com.
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