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Dermstore’s Summer Sale: The Must-Buy List

The official, unofficial start of summer is this weekend, and while we rarely need an excuse to update our beauty routines, a new season brings new skin, hair and makeup needs. Summer’s hotter temperatures, humidity and beach days often mean oilier skin, melting makeup and frizzy hair, so adding summer-specific is a must. Luckily, we’re kicking the season off with a sale, and of course, we’ve put together some of our must-haves to get your summer going and save up to 20% with code: SUN.

  1. Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 (PA+++)
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    Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 (PA+++)

    Universally flattering, this mineral sunscreen both protects and imparts a sheer, skin-flattering tint, while helping to prevent free radical damage. It also nourishes skin with help from ingredients like niacinamide and lipochroman and is water- and sweat-resistant for up to 40 minutes.

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  2. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
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    ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30

    We love a double-duty product, and ELEMIS’s best-selling Marine Cream boasts both skin-nourishing ingredients and protection against sun damage. It helps boost your skin’s hydration levels for a more radiant-looking complexion, while botanical and marine extracts deliver firmer-looking skin.

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  3. jane iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen
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    jane iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen

    A lightweight, reef-safe, broad-spectrum sunscreen for the face, body and scalp, this mineral, powder formula comes in a refillable tube with a flow-through vegan brush. The soft brush head delivers an even sunscreen powder application that is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, and is ideal for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin.

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  4. iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30
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    iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30

    A cult-favorite for a reason, iS Clinical’s formula hydrates, repairs and protects the skin, while promoting elasticity, reducing redness and soothing skin with gotu kola extract, aloe and olive leaf extract.

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  5. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60
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    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60

    This incredibly light formula is non-whitening, with a matte finish and absorbs in a flash. Plus, it’s formulated with their Cell-Ox Shield® Technology, that combines photostable UVA/UVB filters to deliver broad spectrum and powerful antioxidant protection to help visibly reduce the appearance of sun damage.

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  6. Paula's Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Paula's Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

    A year-round favorite, our beauty shelves are rarely without this skin smoother. Formulated with salicylic acid, it exfoliates and promotes faster cell regeneration to minimize the look of blemishes, redness, large pores and wrinkles. Plus, skin-soothing green tea helps reduce inflammation and shield against free-radical damage.

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  7. SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum
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    SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum

    Just about everyone we know that’s used this skin-rejuvenating serum calls it their miracle product, and while we can’t promise a miracle, we will say that it visibly improves the look of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. Powered by TNS®-MR and Renessensce (RSC) Advanced, it encourages skin cell renewal and supports collagen and elastin levels to help reveal a smoother, more radiant and youthful-looking complexion.

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  8. Obagi Medical Professional-C Serum 20%
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    Obagi Medical Professional-C Serum 20%

    Our obsession with vitamin C shouldn’t shock anyone, and this formula from Obagi  provides effective antioxidant protection from UV damage as it brightens away hyperpigmentation and encourages the growth of collagen and elastin fibers. Plus, it has hyaluronic acid to help bind moisture to your skin and help prevent dryness.

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  9. Neocutis LUMIÈRE® FIRM RICHE Extra Moisturizing Illuminating Tightening Eye Cream
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    Neocutis LUMIÈRE® FIRM RICHE Extra Moisturizing Illuminating Tightening Eye Cream

    Late-night beach bonfires and all-day BBQ are a summer must, but puffy, sleep deprived eyes are not. Neocutis’ best-selling formula not only provides rich hydration and improves texture, it also smooths, refreshes and helps reduce under-eye puffiness. In short, it’s like eight hours of sleep in a jar.

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  10. Revision Skincare® Brightening Facial Wash
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    Revision Skincare® Brightening Facial Wash

    While we love most things summer, we don’t love coming home at the end of the day a sweaty mess. This ultra-rich cleanser, formulated with alpha and beta hydroxy acids and brightening botanicals, removes the day’s impurities, leaving skin clean and hydrated.

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  11. Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer
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    Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer

    Summer heat + oily skin can = breakouts. This clean formula from Eminence Organics helps banish blemish-causing bacteria to give you clearer, smoother-looking skin free of bumps and shine. Formulated with salicylic acid to shed dead skin cells and help break up oil deposits, it tightens the look of pores and helps prevent blemishes.  The addition of cucumber juice acts as a natural astringent to soothe and calm irritation, while shea butter and yogurt eliminate pesky dry skin flakes by maintaining balanced moisture levels.

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  12. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
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    DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

    Sunscreen and sweat-proof makeup are summer skin musts, but those formulas can be tricky to remove completely, leading to clogged pores and general skin dullness. DHC’s beloved oil cleanser (we’re talking 1,500+ five-star reviews kind of beloved) removes excess oil, makeup, dirt and other pore-clogging impurities with a water-soluble formula. Infused with olive oil and vitamin E, it nourishes and hydrates the skin, while rinsing completely clean without leaving a greasy residue.

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  13. Olaplex Limited Edition Super Size No. 3 Hair Perfector
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    Olaplex Limited Edition Super Size No. 3 Hair Perfector

    For many (*cough* us) summer isn’t summer without a few well-placed highlights. But bleach-damaged hair isn’t very fun-in-the-sun. Olaplex’s weekly at-home treatment features their patented Bond Building Technology™ is proven to rebuild weak and broken bonds and reduce breakage and split ends for visibly healthier, stronger hair.

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  14. Augustinus Bader The Leave in Hair Treatment
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    Augustinus Bader The Leave in Hair Treatment

    We can’t get enough of their TFC8® technology for our skin, so when Augustinus Bader launched their hair care line, we couldn’t scoop it up fast enough. Featuring said technology and formulated for all hair types, this game-changing serum is the ideal antidote for all your hair concerns. From dehydration, shedding, and frizz to breakage, split ends, and damage from over-styling or color processing, this restorative, antioxidant-packed concentrate helps instantly improve your hair’s look and feel while promoting its long-term health.

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  15. KLORANE Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
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    KLORANE Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

    If you’re anything like us, the second temperatures get above 80 degrees, our hair looks like we went WAY too heavy handed on the hair oil. Klorane’s ultra-gentle, plant-based dry shampoo is formulated for all hair types and quickly absorbs oil to clean hair in minutes without water. It helps soothe and protect your hair and scalp, while also absorbing oil and removing excess dirt and odor. Plus, its ultra-fine powder formula blends into hair for an invisible finish with no chalky residue, leaving hair clean, refreshed, full of texture and volume.

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  16. Oribe Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo
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    Oribe Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo

    Speaking of oily scalps, Oribe’s purifying shampoo gently cleanses, using a blend of green marine algae and a sugar-derived prebiotic to reduce and control oil while rebalancing scalp’s microbiome.

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  17. VIRTUE Smooth Conditioner
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    VIRTUE Smooth Conditioner

    For some people, summer means effortless beach waves. Those people aren’t us. Thankfully, VIRTUE’s Smooth Conditioner helps eliminate frizz with every shower. It smooths the cuticle, helps lock out humidity and locks in moisture, and is formulated with Alpha Keratin 60ku® protein, which acts as a powerful daily smoothing treatment for hair, re-paving rough cuticles and reducing friction between each strand, tackling frizz at the source and going light-years beyond basic conditioning.

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  18. Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray
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    Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray

    Did we mention we need all the frizz-fighting we can get? We swear by Briogeo’s lightweight, leave-in conditioning spray. It helps boost hydration, minimize frizz, smooth hair, and adds shine. Formulated with a nourishing blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils, this powerhouse oil trio helps seal the hair cuticle to reduce frizz and enhance smoothness, shine, and manageability while also nourishing and detangling hair right out of the shower.

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  19. Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation
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    Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation

    The last thing we want when it’s scorching hot outside is a heavy face of foundation. This ultra-lightweight formula from Chantecaille is a buildable, oil-free gel formulated with light-reflecting pigments to help mask the look of imperfections and leaves a flawless finish. It contains 60% water and is infused with Aloe Leaf and Camellia Sinensis extract to help hydrate and soothe skin.

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  20. Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
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    Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

    Perfect to prevent makeup meltdowns, Dermablend’s setting powder not only helps set makeup, it’s waterproof formula also stays on for up to 16 hours without fading, even during outdoor activity. Plus, it helps blend, smooth and is transparent on just about all skin types and skin tones.

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  21. Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow Bronzing Drops
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    Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow Bronzing Drops

    The battle between wanting a sun-kissed glow and never letting our face see the sun is solved. Pai’s bronzing drops let you customize your glow and is packed with hyaluronic acid and sea kelp for hydration.

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  22. RMS Beauty ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush
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    RMS Beauty ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush

    Somethings we want to melt, like the way this RMS blush melts into our skin. This sugar-derived wet powder technology combines a creamy texture with a long-lasting 3D finish. It glides on effortlessly, infusing skin with multi-dimensional life as the bouncy, light-as-air gel blends and builds color.

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  23. NuFACE Mini Starter Kit
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    NuFACE Mini Starter Kit

    Looking to level-up your skin care? Adding a device to your routine can make a huge difference when it comes to tightening and lifting. NuFACE’s electrical microcurrent technology gently stimulates the surface of the skin, toning facial muscles and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful glow.

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  24. LightStim for Acne
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    LightStim for Acne

    Summer blemishes are no match for LightStim. This non-invasive therapy uses UV-free blue and red lights that work together to destroy bacteria and reduce inflammation without damaging or drying healthy skin. The light emits a gentle warmth in 3-minute treatments that may be used everywhere with zero recovery time.

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  25. slip pure silk pillowcase
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    slip pure silk pillowcase

    One of the biggest improvements to the look of our hair and skin came when we switched to slip pillowcases. They work by helping reduce signs of friction, stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin, allowing skin to glide along the pillow while reducing extra pressure (a.k.a. no more facial creases). It also
    resists hair pulling while you toss and turn, helping to preserve style, volume and length of hair.

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Beauty Editor

Teresa Greenfeld

Teresa Greenfeld has worked in fashion and beauty for over 15 years as a writer, editor and content strategist. She has been privileged to work at Carbon38 as a Senior Editor, at OliviaPalermo.com as the Fashion and Beauty Director, and has amassed a resume that includes Vogue, Allure and Elle magazines. Her passions include back-to-back sheet masks, reading peer-reviewed papers on skin care, and obsessive sunscreen application. Though born in Manhattan, she currently lives in LA, and will always consider herself a New Yorker at heart.