If you're anything like me, you're all about the cult favourite beauty buys—which is why Dermstore's Black Friday sale is a VERY big deal.
Until November 30, you can save 30% off most brands. All you need to do is enter the promo code SHARETHELOVE at checkout!
What's really special about Dermstore is that they carry an unparalleled selection of skincare, including lines that are hard to find anywhere else. Think: iS Clinical, Epicuren Discovery, ClarityRx, Arcona and Verso, to name just a few.
They've also got my all-time favourite mascara, the best root touch-up stick, and so much more.
Read on to find out my top picks at Dermstore, all 30% off.
Dermstore Black Friday Sale Picks
iS Clinical Active Serum
Did you know? iS Clinical Active Serum is the number one most popular product out of the dozens of celebrity skincare routines we've documented on this website. It treats acne, signs of aging and dullness using a unique combo of willow bark, sugarcane, bilberry and arbutin. You can also find it in this gift set, along with other favourites from the brand like the cleanser and vitamin C serum.
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
If you hate having mascara smudges under your eyes, you NEED a tubing formula. I've tried so many, but Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara is the best—I buy it in bulk at this point! It stays put all day long without giving you raccoon eyes, while also making your lashes look naturally fuller.
Epicuren Discovery Herbal Cleanser
Epicuren Discovery Herbal Cleanser is Kate Bosworth's all-time favourite face wash that she can't live without. It's a sulfate-free foaming gel cleanser that is suitable for all skin types, and made with one of the shortest and simplest ingredients lists I've seen.
ClarityRx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
Speaking of minimalist ingredients lists, ClarityRx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum contains only four ingredients. Four! As such, it's one of my favourite hydrating serums because it is highly unlikely to cause irritation or breakouts. The hyaluronic acid helps to bind moisture to your skin and gives it a plumped-up look.
Doctor Rogers RESTORE Face Lotion
Doctor Rogers RESTORE Face Lotion is a new moisturizer discovery for me, and it ticks off all my boxes. It's fragrance-free and silicone-free, with a lightweight texture, and a superstar ingredient lineup that includes squalane, shea butter, niacinamide and Centella Asiatica extract.
Osmosis MD Renew Advanced Retinal Serum
If you're looking for a powerful retinoid to add to your routine, Osmosis MD Renew Advanced Retinal Serum is one of my suggestions. It contains 0.15% retinaldehyde, which is the direct precursor to active vitamin A and therefore stronger and faster-acting than retinol. It's also high in niacinamide and peptides, and is silicone-free.
Arcona Advanced “A” Serum
Another excellent retinaldehyde option is Arcona Advanced "A" Serum, which is aimed at signs of aging as well as acne. Although we're not told the exact concentration, retinaldehyde is the fifth ingredient, which suggests it's fairly potent (and keep in mind that retinaldehyde is more potent than retinol!).
Verso Super Facial Serum
And I have one more retinoid to suggest: Verso Super Facial Serum. This one contains not retinaldehyde but retinyl retinoate, which is a non-irritating, next-gen retinoic acid ester. In this formula, it's equivalent to 0.8% retinol, so this is another powerful treatment. The rich serum base makes it most suitable to dry and mature skin types.
Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser
Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser is an all-natural gel cleanser created by a top celebrity facialist. Besides cleaning your skin, it also gently exfoliates using fruit enzymes and hydroxy acids. This one is another celeb favourite!
Skin Inc Supplement Bar Ceramide Serum
Ceramides are so important for healing a compromised skin barrier, but usually you can only find them in moisturizing creams that are aimed at dry skin types (and may cause breakouts for those of us who are acne-prone). That's why I prefer Skin Inc Supplement Bar Ceramide Serum, which is a unique lightweight serum loaded with four types of ceramides. All skin can use this, layered under your usual hydrator or SPF of choice!
Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick
I discovered Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick during the first lockdown of 2020, and it was such a lifesaver when I couldn't get to the hairdresser. It's a waxy crayon that delivers the most realistic-looking colour to conceal regrowth (or grays!). There are three shades to choose from, and it stays put until you're ready to shampoo it out.
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