It’s about to be Labor Day weekend, which means that fall is around the corner. In place of back-to-school shopping, it’s time to give your beauty cabinet a refresh for the new season ahead. To help you with the task, we asked a dermatologist to reveal the skin-care products she’d snag up at the Skinstore sale, which is happening right now.
If you’re not familiar, the online retailer Skinstore is a major hotspot for the best-of-the-best beauty brands, including skin care, makeup, hair-care products, and beauty devices. The retailer has been in the game been for over 20 years, curating the types of clinical grade you’d find in luxury spas or dermatologists’ offices. In other words, It’s an under-the-radar destination that gives beauty lovers heart eyes.
For its Labor Day sale, Skinstore is doing some big-time price slashing. I’m talking up to 70-percent off of some brands, 50-percent off select skin-care tools, and a mix-and-match deal that lets you buy two products from one brand and get one more for free. And so much more. To help you navigate the (virtual) shelves, dermatologist Annie Gonzalez, MD, of Riverchase Dermatology is sharing her top skin-care picks from the sale.
5 dermatologist-approved items to shop from the Skinstore sale
1. Natura Bissé Diamond Lip Booster, $62 ($77 value)
According to Dr. Gonzalez, the lips are an oft–overlooked part of people’s skin-care routines. “Sun exposure, contaminants, and a lack of proper care can, over time, wear out supple lips and turn them dull,” she says, which you can spot if your lips are constantly dry or their color is fading. “This lip serum contains omega-5 to protect against environmental stressors plus vitamin F, which increases the skin’s resistance and strengthens the lips’ barrier function.”
Shop now: Natura Bissé Diamond Lip Booster, $62 ($77 value)
2. Perricone MD High Potency Classics Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizer, $52 ($69 value)
For a solid moisturizer, Dr. Gonzalez likes this one by Perricone MD, which will deliver your skin the essential hydration and nutrients that it needs. “This moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid and works to both hydrate your skin and seal in the moisture, helping to firm your skin while reducing fine line and wrinkles,” she says, adding that it’s suitable for all skin types.
Shop now: Perricone MD High Potency Classics Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizer, $52 ($69 value)
3. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $19 ($24 value)
Slathering on an uber-healing cream like this one will keep your skin healthy from head to toe. “This product works well for skin throughout the body, from your legs to your elbows, lips, and any calluses,” says Dr. Gonzalez. “This formula addresses it all by helping protect the skin from environmental stresses like air-conditioning, heat, or dry weather. It also boosts hydration to target dry cuticles and hands, calm the skin after hair removal, and even provide a mild soothing if your skin suffers sunburn.”
Shop now: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $19 ($24 value)
4. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules with Retinol, $40 ($50 value)
As you age, your body produces fewer ceramides, which are partly responsible for plump skin. “These ceramide capsules with retinol are a great tool for your nighttime routine,” says Dr. Gonzalez. “Not only does the retinol in this formula help fight off signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, but combined with the ceramides, you are looking at a product that helps moisturize and repair the skin barrier functions.” Consider it a booster to your beauty regimen.
Shop now: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules with Retinol, $40 ($50 value)
5. Exuviance Daily Eye Smoother, $30 ($40 value)
To smooth the delicate eye area, a lightweight but active formula like this one will do the trick. “This helps to hydrate the eyes while brightening the area,” says Dr. Gonzalez, pointing to the blend of polyhydroxy acids (a gentle chemical exfoliant), vitamin C, and retinyl palmitate as MVPs in the cream. “The retinyl palmitate is the least intense of retinoids, so it helps to slowly improve the look of your eyes without overwhelming your skin.”
Shop now: Exuviance Daily Eye Smoother, $30 ($40 value)
Curious about what a dermatologist’s routine looks like? Check out the video below.
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