Dermstore Black Friday Sale | All My Favorites!

Dermstore has been one of my favorite retailers for years (many years before I was a content creator!). They hold one of the best Black Friday sales — up to 30% off, starting today, November 20th.

I’m partnering with Dermstore today to share my favorite products and sale recommendations. All opinions shared are entirely my own, the culmination of 8+ years of shopping at Dermstore.


One of the best parts of shopping with Dermstore is their points system. You essentially get 5% back on every purchase. You earn 5 points for every $1 spent, and points are redeemable for $ off your purchase, with no brand exclusions.


I've also shared all of these in a YouTube video, if you care to hear me wax poetic about products in more detail.

Wishing you and yours happy holidays!


 

Table of Contents


SKINCARE

HAIRCARE

MAKEUP

BODYCARE


All recommendations are shared in the order of highest to lowest discount within each category.

 

SKINCARE


Dr. Dennis Gross, 30% off, select dates — 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.



Kate Somerville, 30% off

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.

MDSolarSciences, 30% off



Mineral Tinted Creme SPF 30 — Another one of those few mineral SPFs that I really enjoy. This has a whipped texture, which I generally avoid in SPF as I find they can be greasy throughout the day. To my surprise, this is actually mattifying and stays set in place throughout the day. For that reason, it makes an excellent makeup primer and is easy to reapply. This has a light golden neutral tint that just evens out redness without adding any real coverage. I have not seen this tested on deep skin tones, just FYI.


Hydrating Sheer Lip Balm SPF 30 — I have been on the hunt all year for lip SPFs, as lip care is often overlooked in sun care. This contains SPF in a slightly matte balmy texture. It adds a bit of shine with the addition of mica, but the base product overall is definitely a true balm texture. I like the grip this lip product gives; it makes me feel like the SPF is really covering my lips evenly. I’m enjoying the tinted shades too. Pink adds a light flush of pink, while Spice adds a slightly deeper bronzey rose.


Dermaflash, 30% off, select dates


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 Replenishment Kit.

Allies of Skin, 25% off


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.

Holifrog, 25% off

Superior Omega Gel Wash — Holifrog first launched with a line of cleansers. This is a lovely, simple gel cleanser that gives you a thorough cleanse without stripping the skin. Normal to oily skins especially would love this.


Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash — The cream cleanser that made me realize I actually love cream cleansers. Some cream cleansers can feel like you’re rubbing lotion all over your face. Not this. This is lightweight, milky, easy to work into the skin. I can use this as my only cleanse on no makeup days, or as my second cleanse. It hydrates the skin, but rinses away without leaving a filmy feeling on the skin.

Grand Amino Cushion Cream — My favorite leave-on product from the HoliFrog line. It’s a beautiful moisturizer that contains peptides. It gives me long-term moisture that lasts for hours, whether in the AM or PM. I think every skin type would love this. It comes in a weighty glass component with a pump.

NuFACE, 25% off — The 25% off at this price point makes a big difference. The NuFACE micro-current tools are really worth it if you can commit to consistent use. If you’re a nuFACE lover, don’t forget to stock up on the Gel Primer.

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 dimpled 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.

SkinMedica, 20% off, select dates — Skinmedica is only carried at a few retailers, so this is definitely a brand to look out for. Cult favorites include the Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum and the TNA Serum.


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.

Bioderma, 20% off

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 Cream — 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.

Elta MD, 20% off select dates — 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.



Peter Thomas Roth, 20% off

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 is huge to use as a spot treatment, so it will last you forever.

COSRX, 20% off — 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.

St. Tropez, 20% off

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.


Paula’s Choice, 15% off — Another one of my favorite skincare brands, hands down.


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.


I love the whole Omega Complex line, including the Omega Complex Moisturizer, a beautiful cream for all skin types. I also love Omega Complex Eye Cream, a rich, nourishing eye cream.

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.

Estee Lauder, 15% off


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.

ANR Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Recovery — The eye cream that made me love eye creams. This is a serum texture that sinks in very quickly but still feels like it is deeply moisturizing. The only downfall is that the wand packaging is not my favorite — but the juice is so good that I’m willing to overlook it.


Skinceuticals, 3x points — Cult classics include the C E Ferulic (the vitamin C that started it all!) and the Triple Lipid Restore.


Phyto Corrective Gel — This is a gel serum that is a bright green color. It is truly soothing, calming, and cooling on the skin. I find this takes down redness in my skin and promotes a more even skin tone overall. I just picked up a restock of this!


A.G.E. Eye Cream — I just picked up this eye cream, and I can’t wait to dig into it. In my thirties, I’m taking preventative care around my eyes much more seriously, and this looks like exactly what I’m looking for.

La Roche Posay, 3x points



Cicaplast Baume — Uber healing and rich, 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.

HAIR

Briogeo, 30% off — 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.

Harry Josh, 30% off — Pro Tools Pro Dryer 3-piece



Aquis, 30% off — I use the Aquis Hair Turban after every single hair wash, and I have for years. 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. There are two versions: the Lisse Luxe Hair Turban and the Waffle Luxe Hair Turban

T3, 30% off — T3 is a luxury hair tool brand, so this 30% off will go a long way. I have to say, I love every hair tool I’ve tried from the brand.


Lucea ID Smart Straightening Flat Iron — This is a very high tech straightener, a great option if you’re looking to invest in a high quality straightener. It has a smart-touch interface with nine settings that allow you to customize the heat settings depending on your hair type, coarseness, and color treatment history. It basically guarantees you won’t overheat or over damage your hair. The tool will remember these settings, or you can easily switch back to manual. There are 9 settings in total. It also heats up so quickly. As expected with a T3 tool, it delivers shiny, soft hair and an elegant experience.

Twirl Trio — A convertible curling iron with 3 interchangeable barrels: 1”, 1.25”, and 1.5”. If you’re someone who curls your hair often and wants versatile barrel sizes without the clutter of owning multiple irons, this is the one for you. I love how quickly and evenly this heats up, and the even heating across the whole barrels does create a shiny curl without damaging my hair. The interchangeable experience is elegant, no wiggling or jamming in the clip. Also available as a wand-style, the Whirl Trio.

Unite, 30% off


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.

Christophe Robin 30% off


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. Personally I’d go for the Detox + Regenerate Duo, in which you get the Scrub with the Regenerating Mask.


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 is great at detangling. Comes in a full size in the Detox + Regenerate Duo, along with the Cleansing Purifying Scrub!

Sachajuan, 25% off


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.


Styling Cream — For straight or curly hair, this is a lovely cream that I work through my wet hair to add bit of shine and heat protection.

Living Proof, 20% off


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.

Olaplex, 3x points


Personally, I think kits are the way to go with Olaplex. The Healthy Hair Essentials Kit contains trial sizes of the iconic No. 03 Hair Perfector, along with the No. 04 Shampoo, No. 04 Conditioner, and No. 07 Oil — all of which I love. If you’ve been curious about Olaplex, this is a fantastic way to try the different offerings from the brand.


If you know you love Olaplex, Dermstore Exclusive Olaplex Essentials Kit is the way to go. This Dermstore-exclusive kit contains full sizes of the No. 03 Hair Perfector, No. 04 Shampoo, and No. 05 Conditioner. I love a kit with full sizes, personally.

Oribe, 3x points

Dry Texturizing Spray — I just tried this cult favorite spray for the first time this year, and I understand the hype. It is beautiful. It offers an uber fine mist compared to other texture sprays I have tried, which makes it almost impossible to over-apply. It revives the hair, adds volume, and creates that chic piece-y look. I’d go for the Dry Texture Styling Set (for yourself or as a gift!), which comes with a full and mini size Dry Texturizing Spray, as well as a mini Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.

Power Drops Damage Repair Booster — I just picked up a restock of these myself! The Power Drops come in a dropper bottle to dispense the serum. This is a lightweight hair serum that seems to smooth and protect the hair shaft without adding any heaviness or greasiness. Excellent if you have damaged hair, split ends, chemically processed hair.

Cote D’Azure Nourishing Hand Creme — A highly underrated Oribe product, in my opinion. This is the signature Oribe scent, a sunny and bright blend of bergamot, jasmine, and sandalwood. Fresh and intoxicating. The hand cream comes with a beautiful golden turnkey. I think it makes a beautiful gift!

MAKEUP

By Terry, 30% off — Some cult favorites: the Hydra-Power Loose, Hydra-Powder Pressed, Baume de Rose.

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.

Kevyn Aucoin, 30% off — Kevyn Aucoin is carried at many retailers, but rarely for 30% off.



The Volume Mascara — The most voluminous tubing mascara formula out there, period. Most tubing mascaras tend to be lengthening and quite natural. The Volume Mascara builds a voluminous, fluttery, feathery, uber black lash in no time at all. Still, it comes off as easily as any other tubing mascara: add warm water and feel the fibers come off with no effort at all.

Neo-Blush in Rose Cliff A beautiful ombre blush-highlighter hybrid. The pan transitions from a golden pearl to a mid-tone rose shade, so you can customize the depth and the shine of the blush each time you use it. A very elegant powder blush formula. I’m wearing it here!

Unforgettable Lip Liner in Divine — An underrated lip liner formula. This is a traditional wooden pencil with a pointed lip brush on the other end. It’s a creamy formula that sets down to a matte finish, very long-lasting. I love the shade Divine for a slightly cool-toned brown-toned lip, very 90s cool girl. It’s a great shade for overlying the lips. I also like the shade Undressed, a beautiful light-medium nude on me.


Loose Setting Powder — An excellent translucent loose setting powder. I was very oily this summer and I found this powder to be among the more reliable for oil-control.

COVER FX, 20% off

Power Play Concealer in G+Medium 1, Power Play Foundation in G+40 — The Power Play line is so underrated, in my opinion. The G+ shades are excellent olive undertones in various depths throughout the line. Both the concealer and foundation are high-coverage products with a natural matte finish. Despite being high coverage, these both look incredibly skin-like with long-wear that doesn’t break up throughout the day.


Monochromatic Blush Duo — A dual-pan blush with one matte pan and one glowy pan. Technically, you get two products in one. The matte blushes are very pigmented. The glowy side is more of a baked gelee formula, so not as pigmented, but silky smooth. My favorite shades are Soft Peach, Warm Honey, and Spiced Cinnamon.

Perfect Setting Powder — My favorite setting powder. It comes in two shades, light and deep. I use light. It’s a super finely milled powder that knocks back shine without being too mattifying. Very oily skins may want something more mattifying to lock makeup in. The shade light has a very slight golden undertone to it that I find very flattering for my undertones. One jar will last you forever.

Kjaer Weis, 15% off


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

Beauty Blender, 20% off


Beauty blender Pro — The iconic beauty sponge, with good reason. I’ve tried tons of beauty sponges from different brands through the years, and none of them rival the Beauty Blender, in my opinion. They really got the texture and density of these sponges right. They are also durable and, with proper cleaning, drying, and care (I mean, wash it every day before and after use!), can last several months. I love the finish this gives me with thicker foundations, concealers, cream cheek products, and even powders.


It’s also nice to have the Blender Defender Case, a travel case for the sponge that allows airflow so you don’t risk mold. I also have to admit that the Solid Soap gets product out of beautyblenders like nothing else I’ve tried.

BODY

Herbivore, 15% off


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.

Susanne Kaufmann, 15% off — Susanne Kaufmann is new to me, and here’s what I picked up. Everyone who has used Susanne Kaufmann seems to love the products, so I can’t wait to get my hands on these!


Oil Bath 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.

Paula’s Choice, 15% off — 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.


2% BHA Body Smoothing Spot Treatment — A body lotion with BHA. Perfect if you have body breakouts. Or, if you prefer something more fluid, try the CLEAR Acne Body Spray


Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment — For anti-aging for the body, this is a body lotion that includes retinol.