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All recommendations are shared in the order of highest to lowest discount within each category.
Allies of Skin, 20% off with code REFRESH.
Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment — A beautiful moisturizer that offers antioxidant protection as well as peptides. AoS does complex formulas so well. Not too heavy for my combo skin, but still nourishing. I love this both during the day as well as night. I loved this so much that I cut the tube open to get every bit of product out. That’s how you know it’s good!
Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser — A hybrid gel/cream cleanser. Richer than a gel, lighter than a cream. It has a lovely bouncy texture to it that really stays on the skin, giving you time to work it into the skin. Very hydrating, per the name.
Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum — A blend of mandelic, lactic, and salicylic acids, this serum packs a real punch. I find this is excellent for oily to acne-prone skins for managing breakouts, oiliness, and post-breakout pigmentation.
Retinal and Peptides Repair Night Cream – This is an all-in-one night cream for anti-aging that contains a blend of retinalehyde (more potent than retinol) and peptides. Though retinal is stronger than retinol, this is so well-formulated and balanced by nourishing ingredients that I've never had any irritation with this. A great formula for people who want to dip their toes into retinal for the first time.
Bioderma, 20% off with code CHEERS
Sensibio H2O Micellar Water — A must-have for me. My favorite micellar water, and so well-priced per ounce. I always use this before my oil cleanser to break down eye makeup. It even works on waterproof makeup without irritating or stinging my eyes.
Atoderm Cleansing Oil — My all-time favorite shower product. An oil-based body wash that breaks down SPF beautifully while being gentle enough for my eczema prone skin. It also works beautifully as a shave product. It turns milky on contact with water and rinses away clean.
Atoderm Intensive Balm — A beautiful medium weight body lotion. I use this interchangeably with my other favorite body lotions. It’s super moisturizing but absorbs quickly without leaving any tackiness behind. And it’s unscented, so great for sensitive skin
Sensibio Gel Eye Contour — A lovely lightweight eye cream, great especially for daytime. It’s a gel formula, primarily for hydration. Wears beautifully under makeup. I’d opt for something richer for PM.
Bioeffect, 20% off with code REFRESH – a new-to-me brand that has really impressed me so far.
EGF Eye Serum – I don't know what it is about this eye serum, but it somehow plumps up my eye area and has lifted my hooded eye lid noticeably. Others I know who have used this have said the same. I've used it since January and it's now an indispensable part of my skincare routine.
COSRX, 20% off with code REFRESH — One of my favorite k beauty brands, with effective products. Most of the products are under $30.
Acne Pimple Master Patch — One of the OG pimple patches, and with good reason! A classic hydrocolloid patch that helps suck out any gunk. I’ve gone through probably hundreds of sheets of these in my life. When applied to dry skin, they stick very well and do not move around. Each sheet comes with patches in 3 different sizes.
Clear Fit Master Patch — This is the thinner, less noticeable version of the pimple patch. It’s not as absorbent, but it is incredibly sticky. Because it’s thinner, it almost becomes one with the skin. I use these patches for daytime use. Because pimples need protecting during the day too! No shame.
Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask — Rice is known to have a brightening, skin-evening effect. I do find that I always wake up with more even-toned skin when I use this at night. It’s a lightweight cream texture, much lighter than most overnight masks. Even oily skins would love this.
Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask — Of the two overnight masks, the honey mask is slightly richer and thicker. A beautiful night mask that includes honey, which aids in skin healing. I love all things honey in my skincare.
Dermaflash, 20% off with code REFRESH
Dermaflash Luxe — A beauty device I actually use! This is an at-home derma planing device that is super effective at removing peach fuzz and facial hair. It is fairly straightforward to use and the replaceable blades makes this super hygienic. The blades are not so sharp that you risk cutting yourself. I am always shocked at how much peach fuzz and dead skin comes off when I use this. I’m left with super smooth skin. Skincare absorbs better, and makeup applies so beautifully over a smooth surface.
If you’re a Dermaflash lover, now would be a good time to restock on the refillable blades with the Essentials Refill Kit.
Dr. Dennis Gross, 20% off with code REFRESH — One of my all-time favorite skincare brands, period. Ingredient-driven and highly effective.
Alpha Beta Daily Peel (Gentle, Universal, Extra Strength) — Dr. Dennis Gross has exfoliation down to a science (actually). The peel pads are a 2-pad system. The first pad allows you to apply the AHA/BHA exfoliating solution to the skin evenly, and the second pad neutralizes the formula and adds hydration. Super effective for managing acne and refining skin texture. I love that this comes in varying strengths.
Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum — A lightweight eye treatment that targets fine lines and aging. This is a gel formula that hydrates and sinks in quickly. I actually like to top this with something a bit richer in the PM, kind of like an eye area cocktail. Personally I like to have a dedicated eye product with retinol, as the skin around the eye area is delicate and thin.
Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion — A wonderful hydrating moisturizer for normal to oily skins. Oily skins especially will appreciate this bouncy gel-like formula, but I actually know people with dry skin too who enjoy this. It’s on the creamier side of gel cream textures. It’s a wet touch moisturizer that turns almost liquid on contact with the skin and absorbs quickly.
All Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 — One of the very few mineral SPFs that I actually love, with a super elegant finish. This is lightweight and traceless on the skin once it sets. No greasiness, no slipperiness. I especially love this for my eczema prone décolletage. I wouldn’t call any mineral SPF truly white-cast free, especially for deep skin tones, but this is among the most sheer that I have tried. Fragrance-free, excellent for sensitive skin.
Elta MD, 20% off with code REFRESH — I know many of you love Elta MD sunscreens. They are truly reliable, with different offerings with mineral, chemical, and hybrid SPFs. I’ve gone through a few bottles of UV Clear in my day.
Estee Lauder, 20% off with code REFRESH
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex — A cult classic for a reason. I love this. My mom loves this. My grandma loves this. A multi-generational love in our household. It just does its job so well: it hydrates, it plumps up the skin, it fortifies the skin barrier. Packed with peptides, it assists in anti-aging. It’s Estee Lauder’s best-seller because it just works.
Kate Somerville, 20% off with code refresh
KateCeuticals Lifting Eye Cream — I hate how much I love this. Chock-full of peptides and moisturizing ingredients, this is a creamy texture that absorbs quickly but actually gives me long-lasting moisture throughout the day or night. I don’t know exactly how this works, but it does seem to create a lifting effect on my eye. I struggle with puffiness with my hooded eyes, so I think by reducing puffiness, this eye cream creates a more lifted look overall.
DeliKate Recovery Cream — A soothing and delicious cream, especially designed for sensitive skins. It was rich and cushiony, but not too heavy. I woke up with very even-toned skin. This might be an indulgence for what is, very simply, a moisturizer, but it definitely feels luxurious. The DeliKate Recovery Serum is also beautiful.
La Roche Posay, 20% off with code REFRESH
Cicaplast Baume — Healing and rich in texture, this is a balm that I turn to as a cure-all. I use it over eczema flare-ups, irritated skin, dry skin, cracked hands, on the face. It contains zinc, which aids with skin healing. Great for kids, too!
Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Serum — A super juicy, straightforward hyaluronic serum, but one of the best. Deeply hydrating, this plumps up my skin and makes my skin look very smooth and glowy.
Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion — A beautiful body lotion that is great for sensitive skin or eczema-prone skin. It’s cushiony, deeply moisturizing, with no added fragrance.
Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Face SPF 60 — A lovely, super fluid all chemical SPF with high protection. This is a milky serum consistency that sinks in very quickly.
Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 100 — I used this all summer on face and body. It’s very moisturizing, water-resistant up to 80 minutes. I felt like I could really rely on this for hardcore sun protection.
Cicaplast Hand Cream — My current favorite workhorse hand cream, this is such a healing hand cream. It’s almost a balm texture, ointment-like on first touch. And yet, somehow, it spreads out easily and seems to sink into the hands without a trace. I’ve received several DMs from followers of all occupations who wash their hands frequently (teachers, nurses, etc.) who have said this hand cream has saved their hands.
NuFACE, 20% off with code REFRESH
NuFace Trinity — The Trinity features the micro-current tool, along with the classic attachment. The micro-current lifting effect is very notable with regular use. I especially notice it around my jawline and cheekbones.
You can also remove the attachment and use the device with the ELE Attachment around the eyes and lips, or Wrinkle Reducer Attachment. If you’re interested in any of the attachments, I think the kits are a great value.
NuFACE Mini — The NuFACE Mini is a great place to start if you’re a new user or you don’t need the attachments. And honestly, I think the Mini would suffice for most users. This kit comes with a Mini as well as the conductive gel.
NuBODY Skin Toning Device — This is the micro-current tool for the body, designed to lift, firm, and soften the appearance of body skin. I have not tried this personally, but I know people who use it who do love it.
*Avoid micro-current if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker or medical device, or have epilepsy.
Paula’s Choice, 15% off with code REFRESH
2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant — My favorite BHA exfoliant and a product I cannot be without. If you have combo, oily, congested, or acne-prone skin, you need this. It’s a liquid that I like to use on a cotton pad around my cheeks, forehead, t-zone, and chin. The 2% salicylic acid clears breakouts and congestion and prevents oiliness. Somehow the formula is still hydrating and doesn’t dry out their skin. A best-seller with good reason
C15 Super Booster — My favorite l-ascorbic acid vitamin C. This helps fade pigmentation, offers antioxidant protection, and gives the skin a beautiful glow. I always use this in the AM right after cleansing, under SPF.
Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 — One of my favorite western SPFs. Contains all chemical filters, so there is no white cast. It’s a very fluid formula that spreads and absorbs easily. It is hydrating, so in the summer I can skip moisturizer under this one.
Omega Complex Cleansing Balm — A super-effective gentle cleansing balm in a tube! This destroys SPF and makeup, even waterproof mascara. It’s also essential oil and fragrance-free, so it’s an excellent option for sensitive skins. Emulsifies beautifully and rinses clean.
Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer — A great moisturizer for normal to oily skins, this is a gel cream texture that goes through a texture change on the skin. It starts out as a gel, then turns into a spreadable serum-like texture on contact with the skin. Super hydrating but not heavy.
Peter Thomas Roth, 20% off with code REFRESH
AHA-BHA Acne Clearing Gel — My favorite spot treatment, introduced to me by Vanessa (@goalstogetglowing). With both glycolic and salicylic acid, this is more potent than the sum of its parts. I like to use for all kinds of spots, even cystic spots. I just slather on a layer of the clear gel. This bottle i
s huge to use as a spot treatment, so it will last you forever.
Retinol Complex (.25, .5, 1.0) — SkinMedica is a salon/professional brand that is not available at many retailers. I love all strengths of this retinol. The formula is very elegant and doubly functions as a moisturizer. .25 is a great strength for retinol beginners. .05 is a mid-strength retinol, and was actually the very first retinol I ever tried! I never had a negative reaction while retinizing with this. 1.0 is a stronger retinol.
St. Tropez, 20% off with code REFRESH
Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist — I love this mist for how easy it is to use. It’s a very fine mister, so I never worry about getting water droplet-shaped tan marks on my face. It creates a nice neutral tan, very subtle and buildable. You won’t get a dramatic tan with this unless you use it many days in a row, but that’s not usually what I’m looking for anyways.
Aquis — 20% off with code REFRESH
Hair Turban — I use this after every single hair wash. It’s an extra soft, absorbent towel with a button and loop that is designed to hold your hair comfortable atop your hair as it dries to cut down on drying time overall. The soft fabric also helps to prevent breakage. I love it so much I even travel with it. They also hold up very well to regular machine washing. I hang dry mine.
Christophe Robin, 20% off with code REFRESH
Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt — One of the most hard-working scalp scrubs out there — so good at clarifying the scalp! This has larger sea salt bits suspended in the formula. As they dissolve, the formula actually builds a really nice lather, so it works well as a shampoo, too. I love to use this a couple of times a month to thoroughly remove product buildup in my hair. This is one you want to spend time with working into the scalp. Also comes in a mini size!
Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Oil — I am really enjoying this hair mask. It’s rich and moisturizing and feels reparative for my balayage hair. It has a light powdery floral smell and makes my hair very soft.
Briogeo, 20% off with code REFRESH — One of my favorite hair brands. Super gentle on the hair, with a product for every hair type and every hair need.
Scalp Revival Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo — I have tried a lot of hair scrubs, but none like this one. It’s a creamy product with fine exfoliating bits throughout. It works best when you can take some time to really work this through your hair, as it is quite thick. It clarifies the hair without stripping it, the way some exfoliating products might. Smells like soft coconut peppermint.
Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask — With a slightly creamy floral scent, this hair mask is moisturizing without weighing the hair down. It does a great job at detangling. It’s very easy to run my fingers through my when I use this one.
Be Gentle Be Kind Avocado Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask — Smells like a sweet, delicious treat. Super moisturizing and an indulgent treat. It’s not as detangling as their Don’t Despair Repair Mask, but it is just as moisturizing and more fragrant, if that’s your thing.
Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray — A truly lightweight leave-in conditioner. Detangles well and smells slightly floral-y with a touch of coconut, maybe? I love the smell of this. This will be great for people with fine hair as it doesn’t weight down the hair at all.
Living Proof, 20% off with code REFRESH
Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo — My all-time favorite dry shampoo. I always stock up on the jumbo size during sales. I love that this makes my hair both look and feel clean. I can use it multiple days in a row without feeling like I have too much product buildup or grittiness.
Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo — I didn’t know their dry shampoo couldn’t get better, but then Living Proof released this. If you have an oily scalp and you need some hardcore dry shampoo action, get this. It’s even more potent as the original, but just as weightless and traceless.
Unite, 20% off with code refresh
7SECONDS Detangler — The best detangler, hands down. I’ve used countless bottles of this on my hair and I especially love it when my hair has been recently bleached and has that slightly sticky feeling when wet. It makes brushing so easy. Also works as a heat protectant.
Sachajuan, 20% off with code REFRESH. personally I love all of the shampoos and conditioners I've tried.
Dry Powder Shampoo — The first Sachajuan product I tried, I love this dry shampoo to target oiliness and to add texture. It’s not the most cleansing dry shampoo I’ve tried, but I love this as a styling product to add volume and create a slightly undone piece-y look.
Vip Expert Palette in N4 Bonjour Paris — I just picked up this palette, full of easy-to-wear but chic shades: bronzes, warm nudes, rosy nudes. I’ve never tried the By Terry eyeshadow formula, but I hear great things. I can’t wait to get it on my eyes.
Ombre Blackstar — A creamy eyeshadow stick that’s so easy to swipe on the lids and blend out with a finger or lids. I’ve previously owned the shade Misty Rock, a beautiful smoky plummy rosy shade. Bronze Moon is a beautiful slightly cool-toned bronze.
Kjaer Weis, 20% off with code REFRESH
Cream Blush — Kjaer Weis is a newer brand to me, so this is the only product I’ve tried. I will say, I am really enjoying this cream blush. It’s a true classic cream blush formula: it’s creamy with a bit of body, not too oily or too dewy. It creates a natural skin-like finish, neither sticky nor too matte. Mine is in the shade Desired Glow, which I don’t see on the Dermstore website currently, but I’ve swatched Sun Kissed and it’s very similar.
Kjaer Weis products all come in a refillable system, so you purchase the product pans and the compacts separately. I have mine in the Red Compact.
Herbivore, 15% off with code REFRESH
Calm Bath Salts — The bath product category is where Herbivore really shines for me. The Calm Bath Salts are a blend of salt crystals with essential oils, a lovely treat and also make a nice gift.
Coconut Milk Bath Soak — A hydrating bath soak that is a blend of bath salts and coconut powder. A delicious and indulgent bath experience. Also makes a great gift!
Coco Rose Body Polish — A lovely refined scrub that smells of coconut and rose. I find this texture to be really pleasant, not too harsh and not too scrubby. Just enough.
Paula’s Choice, 15% off with code REFRESH — Most people don’t think of Paula’s Choice for body care, but I think they create super effective (and underrated!) body treatments.
Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA — Great if you have Keratosis Polaris, rough or bumpy skin, ingrown hairs.
Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment — An anti-aging treatment for body skin, this is great way to pay some extra attention to the body.
Extra Care Non Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 — My current body SPF, this is a lightweight formula that sinks in quickly but also gives you water-resistant broad spectrum SPF 50. All chemical filters, so no white cast here.
Susanne Kaufmann, 15% off with code REFRESH
Bath Oil for the Senses — A blend of ylang-ylang, patchouli, rosemary, and lavender essential oils, this is a bath oil that you pour into a warm bath to soften and moisturize the skin. I love a luxurious bath moment (can you tell?), so I can only imagine how intoxicating this is.
Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath — A bubble bath blend with mallow, juniper, pine, and chamomile. I can’t wait to take an extra-long bath with this. It’s screaming my name.