Today’s Hottest Beauty Finds, According to Dermstore’s Beauty Buyers

BY Dermstore Editors · October 4, 2016

Ever wonder what it’s really like to work at a beauty company like Dermstore? Aside from the free beauty products we frequently get our hands on—not to mention the direct link we have to some of the country’s top skin, makeup and hair care experts—there’s also that unquantifiable perk of being the first in line to test and try the latest and greatest beauty products on the market. Seems like a lot of fun, right? You bet. But even inside our headquarters, there’s a special panel of ladies–beauty connoisseurs in their own rights—who screens, sniffs and oversees every single product we carry on Dermstore.com. They are Dermstore’s beauty buyers, also known internally as “the merchants.” Not only do they scour the world for the coolest beauty finds, they’re also privy to some of the most exciting trends in the industry.

Get to know the discerning eyes behind Dermstore’s 22,000 products. Take a peek inside their vanity cabinets. See how they deal with their toughest beauty concerns. Plus, discover the beauty products they currently can’t live without!


Allysa Z.,
Merchant, Professional and Clinical Skin Care

Allysa1Skin Type: Normal/Combination
Hair Type: Thick/Wavy
Skin Tone: Light
Biggest Beauty Concern: Aging & Hyperpigmentation
How You Deal With Said Concerns: I try to be consistent with my daily regimen, which includes:

Cleanser: SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel (which I use with my Clarisonic Smart Profile)
Serum: iS Clinical Active Serum
Moisturizer: Lancer Skincare The Method: Nourish (pictured above), which is my new favorite moisturizer. It’s great for all skin types and it doubles as an amazing makeup primer!
SPF: Depending on the day or activity. For every day, I use Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 (Pearl) and on weekends or when I know I’m going to be out there in the sun, I use PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45

Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Received: Drink a LOT of water and always wash your face before bed.


Amber W.

Merchant, Cosmetics

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Skin Type: Combination
Hair Type: Straight
Skin Tone: Light – Medium (depending on the serum)
Biggest Beauty Concern: Aging, Acne and Hyperpigmentation
How do you deal with it? My go-to regimen

Cleanser: Dermalogica Precleanse and Skinceutical’s Micro-Exfoliating Scrub
Serum: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
Daytime Moisturizer: glotherapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 in Medium
Nighttime Moisturizer: Replenix Restorative Nighttime Bio-Therapy and All-trans-Retinol Eye Repair Cream

Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Received: I am all about a bold lip or bold eye, but limit the two together! I’m currently obsessed with Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Tawny Rose (pictured above). It offers full coverage, matte finish, long-lasting wear—it’s one of the hottest lip products on the market! This is my go-to shade, but don’t fret —there are many more must-have hues!


Ashley V.

Merchant, Natural and Organic Skin Care

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Skin Type: Combination in T-zone dry everywhere else
Hair Type: Thin and curly
Skin Tone: Olive
Biggest Beauty Concern: Wrinkles and loss of hydration
How do you deal with it? I only wash my face at night. After cleansing I apply specific moisturizers nightly for my areas of concern. I use one for my forehead lines, one for my eye area, and a third for the rest of my face, neck and décolleté. I also wear sunscreen on my entire body while outside.

Cleanser: Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser
Forehead lines: Firm Skin Targeted Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Under-Eye Area: skyn ICELAND Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Glacial Flower Extract
Rest of the face and neck and décolleté: Eminence Organic Skin Care Bamboo Firming Fluid, which is my favorite product to boost collagen production with 100% organic ingredients!

Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Received: Here are a few of my favorites: wear sunscreen, do not fall asleep or work out with makeup on and stick to one regimen for at least 4 weeks to see results and let your skin adjust.


Rosio O.
Merchant, Fragrance and Oral Care

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Skin Type: Combination
Hair Type: Curly
Skin Tone: Olive
Biggest Beauty Concern: Fine line, oily T-Zone, uneven skin tone
How do you deal with it? I use a mild exfoliant every three days, oil-free moisturizer during the day and glycolic serum at night.

Exfoliant: O.R.G Organic Mineral Peel
Moisturizer: Filorga Time-Filler Mat Perfecting Care
Night Serum: T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Fragrance: APOTHIA Los Angeles IF Roll-On Perfume Oil (pictured above). It’s Ron Robinson’s number one fragrance and mine as well! Trust me you will fall hard for this long lasting perfume oil, with notes of floral and citrus.

Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Received: Although I am not brand loyal, I try and stick to one regimen for at least 60 days to see results.


Vanessa F.

Merchant, Hair Care

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Skin Type: Combination
Hair Type: Wavy
Skin Tone: Tan
Biggest Beauty Concern: Frizz and Heat Damage
How do you deal with it? I use 
Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair MaskNot only does this product help moisturize my dry hair but it also smells amazing all day!


Andie T.

Merchant, Men’s Skin Care

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Skin Type: Combination
Hair Type: Fine/Straight
Skin Tone: Medium
Biggest Beauty Concern: Large Pores & Breakouts
How do you deal with it? Cleanse morning and night with a cleansing brush. Once in a while I also treat my skin to a nice peel.

Cleanser: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
Cleansing Device: Clarisonic Mia Fit. For the brush, I alternate the Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head with the Radiance Brush Head.
Peel: Dermadoctor Kakadu C™ Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E (pictured above). 
This peel is my daily must have! They are perfect for on-the-go gals (& pals)!

Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Received: I know this seems basic, but being consistent with your regimen can really go a long way.

Dermstore Editors

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