‘I’m a Dermatologist, and These Are the (Majorly Discounted) Skin-Care Products I’m Buying From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’

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The best part about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the same thing that can make it a bit overwhelming—there are so. many. options. When browsing through the beauty category, which houses over 200 exclusive deals, it's easy to get lost in the sea of products. To help you figure out what's worth buying, we tapped a few of our favorite board-certified dermatologists to share their picks.

These derms sifted through all the moisturizers, serums, and bronzers to pick their absolute favorites from brands like La Mer, Fresh, and Lancôme. Shop their selections below.

11 dermatologist beauty picks to shop during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Fresh, Rose Skin Care Set — $72.00

Worth $103, now $72

“This is a hyaluronic acid-packed moisturizing set that will thoroughly hydrate the skin,” says Ivy Lee, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Pasadena, California. “The toner and face mask can be stored in the refrigerator—kitchen or skin-care fridge—and used as a refreshing and cool treat for your skin during the hot summer months.”

Kiehl's, Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer — $62.00

Originally $92, now $62

Packed with nourishing ingredients like squalane, glycerin, and shea butter, this body lotion is “beautiful and highly moisturizing,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Cambridge Massachussets.

Trish McEvoy, Eye Brightening Duo — $60.00

Worth $82, now $60

If you’re looking to brighten your under eyes but aren’t quite ready to commit to in-office treatments, Dr. Hirsch recommends this concealer duo, which camouflages darkness and discoloration of the eyelid.

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Kate Somerville, Jumbo ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment — $115.00

Worth $165, now $115

“Combining both physical and chemical exfoliants, this can be used one to two times per week to help eliminate dead skin cells,” says Marisa Garshick, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. “This leaves the skin looking radiant and refreshed without feeling dry or irritated.”


Nuface, MINI+ Starter Kit — $165.00

Worth $245, now $165

Microcurrent devices like NuFace are great because they use stimulation to send weak electrical signals throughout the deeper portion of your skin to sculpt your face,” says Mona Gohara, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Hamden, Connecticut. This version of the NuFace mini is app-connected, providing guided contouring sessions as well as app-exclusive modes for more intense sculpting. This kit includes the device itself, as well as the new-and-improved, skin-care-infused activator solutions—Aqua Gel and Silk Crème—which act as a medium for the microcurrent to move through.

La Mer, Reset Regimen Skin Care Set — $95.00

Worth $143, now $95

“This is a well-rounded travel set focused on hydration,” says Dr. Lee. “I rarely use all four steps of this set. The cleansing foam is a daily must. For more humid climates, I’ll just add the renewal oil as a morning and evening moisturizing layer. For drier climates or during the winter season, I would then add the treatment lotion and-or moisturizing cream.”

Dr. Dennis Gross, Collagen Boosting Essentials Set — $455.00

Worth $641, now $455

Give your skin-care routine a major glow-up with this set from the eponymous brand of renowned dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD, First up is the SpectraLite LED mask, which uses red and blue light to firm and smooth skin while zapping away bacteria. It also has five of the brand’s iconic Alpha-Beta peel pads in the extra-strength formula, a hydrating a brightening vitamin C moisturizer, and a fast-absorbing eye cream made with retinol and ferulic acid to brighten discoloration and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Slip, Pure Silk Pillowcase & Skinny Scrunchie Set — $86.00

Worth $128, now $86

Grab this silk pillowcase so that every time you lay down to get your beauty sleep, you’re doing your hair and skin a favor. Because silk is smooth, it allows you to glide across your pillow, avoiding the friction that cotton pillowcases create that can roughen up your skin and strands. “I love silk pillowcases,” says Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. “They create less wrinkles and indentations on the skin as you sleep.” This case comes with six silk scrunchies so you can tie up your hair without worrying about rips or tangles when you take it out.

Supergoop, Glow Duo — $43.00

Worth $64, now $43

This duo from Supergoop! includes two of the brand’s most popular products—Glow Stick, a dry-oil, super-portable SPF stick that has a totally sheer, chemical formula and Glowscreen, an illuminating chemical SPF thatnabbed a Well+Good SPF Award this year. According to Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, Glowscreen is “a patient favorite and a great example of fashion and function. It applies well, has a nice, broad-spectrum formula, and provides a nice glow.”



Lancôme, Jumbo Size Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm — $54.00

Worth $100, now $54

“This is my favorite Lancôme product,” says board-certified dermatologist Shirley Chi, MD. “It’s a gentle makeup remover that’s safe for sensitive skin, and it’s great for removing the heaviest eyeliner without pulling the skin or causing redness.” The formula uses a lipid phase to lift away makeup combined with an emollient-spiked water phase to slough off residue without fazing your skin.

Nécessaire, Hand Cream Duo Set — $28.00

Worth $40, now $28

Dr. Bhanusali loves this cream for treating age-related discoloration (aka dark spots) on the hands. “The niacinamide can help with lightening age spots and the marula oil is a great addition,” he explains. It’s made with moisturizing marula oil, brightening niacinamide, and skin-plumping, protective peptides, making it a great pick if you’re looking for an anti-aging hand cream. It absorbs quickly without leaving behind any sort of scent, and you’ll be grateful that this set comes with two purse-friendly tubes so you can bring one with you everywhere.

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