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You Don’t Want to Miss These Beauty Buys From Dermstore's Anniversary Sale

Some of these brands never go on sale.

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Dermstore's Anniversary Sale is the online beauty shop’s biggest sale of the year (outside of the chaos that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday), and it officially kicked off this morning. Now through August 12th, you can save up to 25% off sitewide (with some brand exclusions) with the code Happy18.

The selection spans everything from skincare to haircare and features some pretty big names, including Drunk Elephant and RMS. Naturally, there are a few exclusions — cult names like Murad and Kate Somerville are completely off-limits — but a representative of Dermstore noted that some of its top sellers, brands that typically choose to opt of sales and promotions, have been thrown into the mix this year.

For those top brands (think Peter Thomas Roth, Paula's Choice, and Sunday Riley), you can expect discounts to max out in the 15%-20% off range. But that's still pretty damn great, no?

Read below for my top picks on what to snag, including the products Dermstore predicts will move quickly based on their usual bestsellers. You can shop the full selection here.


sunday riley lactic acid
Sunday Riley Good Genes, now $118.50

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid, $118.50 (was $158): What's a blogger's top shelf without Sunday Riley? This multi-purpose lactic acid treatment — which promises smoother and more radiant skin — has been a hit since it made its big debut.

Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit, $67.20 (was $84): If you've been following along with what's new in skincare lately, you've definitely heard of this brand. It's not cheap, so getting in on a travel-size starter kit is a good way to get acquainted. The Littles Kit contains seven products, including DE's best-selling C-Firma Day Serum and T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, $111 (was $148): These on-the-go face peel treatments have been super hyped-up over the last year, and for good reason. Best for aging, acne-prone, or discolored skin, this 60-count box of wet towelettes refines your complexion, reduces inflammation, and tones and tightens. The only not-great thing about them is the price, so snagging these on sale is a major plus.


foreo luna mini 2
Foreo Luna Mini 2, now $104

Ora Micro-Needle Face Roller System, $15 (was $20): Microneedling — yes, when a bunch of tiny needles glide over your skin to boost collagen production (and thus reduce fine lines and repair acne scars) — only gets more and more popular everyday. This Ora roller is a great way to test it out (on or off sale).

Foreo Luna Mini 2, $104 (was $139): The Luna is a good option for people who like to use a cleansing brush but don't feel like swapping out the heads every few months or cleaning them after every use. It cleans without being too harsh or loud and vibrates three times to let you know it's time to switch directions. Definitely worth the price tag regularly, so it's a steal during this sale.


Deborah Lippmann Lip and & Nail Duo, now $28.50

RMS Beauty Mod Collection, $33 (was $44): Not only is this cute compact easy to toss in your bag and take on the go, it's basically a sample platter for all of the most talked-about products from RMS. You get Living Luminizer (an illuminating highlighter), Master Mixer (a warm, more subtle highlighter), Lip2Cheek in both coral and dusty rose shades, plus a moisturizing lip balm that smells like cocoa.

Deborah Lippmann Lip and & Nail Duo, $28.50 (was $38): A coordinating lip and nail color from one of the greatest. This duo set comes with a lipstick in the shade “I'm Every Woman” (a sheer, pinky mauve) and a nail lacquer in the shade “Naked Nail” (a pink-ish beige).

Becca Cosmetics Opal Glow on the Go Kit, $15 (was $20): This little kit contains the Shimmering Skin Perfecter in both liquid and pressed powder form. Even though these two products are travel-size, I can personally attest to the fact that a little bit goes a (very) long way for both. The best part is that Becca understands and caters to a huge range of skin tones and complexions, so these highlights will give just about anyone a glow-from-within look.


tub of devacurl heaven in hair
DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, now $33

DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, $33 (was $44): While the brand caters specifically to curly hair, this cult-favorite moisturizing treatment works wonders for those with processed or color-treated hair, too. It'll bring your curls and thick texture back to life after it's started to feel brittle, weak, or damaged, like after beach day or a long day in the pool.

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $23.80 (was $28): If you're Team Dry Shampoo, this Rene Furterer take made with argilla powder seems to be a lot of people's favorite option, with dozens of five-star reviews on Dermstore.