Dermstore Haul

IMG_1393I’m a SUCKER for a sale because I will never buy anything full-price. Last year when I was just dipping my toes into the water of skincare, I learned about Dermstore, an online retailer with an amazing selection of brands. Each year they have an anniversary sale with 20-25% off the entire site. You absolutely cannot miss out. Last year I sprung for a Harry Josh hairbrush but this year, I went a little bigger. My selection was a variety of new products as well as some repurchases.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – One of my tried and true cleansers. It smells a little like olive oil and is so smooth on the skin. I always apply it to dry skin and then wash it off with a warm wash cloth. It’s the first oil cleanser that has worked for my acne prone skin. It leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped of moisture – it’s great when you just want to balance and simplify your routine.

Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash – I bought this purely because I knew Audrey Gelman uses this product. I don’t love the smell of it, but I have noticed that I keep reaching for it in the morning over my milky jelly cleanser. It lathers up really nicely and leaves my skin super bright and smooth. I’m interested to see if I’ll feel inclined to repurchase once I finish the bottle.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O – This is my ride-or-die make-up remover. It takes everything off without stinging or leaving a residue. It’s just simply a really awesome product that I wanted to repurchase since I was running low and it happened to be on sale.

RMS Beauty Un Cover-up in 22 – Me, before I tried this product: Concealer is pointless,

Me, after using this product: I FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE USE CONCEALER!

This product is truly so awesome and doesn’t budge all day. The shade 22 matches my skin so nice (light-to-medium with yellow undertones). It’s buttery when you warm it up with your finger and applies really nicely. It’s medium coverage but doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. The best part is, it’s a clean, natural product so you don’t have to worry about it’s effect on your skin. When I put over my blemishes it doesn’t make them flair up.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial – I have been wanting to try this mask since it was released but let’s be real – it’s an $80 mask and I’m a college student! I felt very pleased with myself snagging it on sale because it’s a real good mask. My go-to chemical peel before this was Caudalie’s Glycol Peel, but Babyfacial now takes the cake. The first five minutes of having it on your faces really stings but after it goes away and you wash off the mask, you have bright, but not red, baby soft skin. I’ve been doing this twice a week since I got the mask and I’m so happy with it. At-home chemical peels can feel really weird but since the product is from the clean, natural brand Drunk Elephant I feel really good using it.

*Bonus* Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil – This sample size came with Babyfacial which I was super pumped about because I’ve heard great things about the product. It’s super smooth oil that doesn’t drag when rubbing on the skin. However, I’ve felt like it doesn’t absorb super well into my skin and leaves me a little greasy. I’m going to save this for the colder months and see how my skin responds to it then when it’s more vulnerable to dryness in the cold.

GlamGlow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment – This was one of the first really nice masks I’ve tried. I knew I loved it, but being young and only having so much money to spend it never felt like a responsible purchase. However, now that it was on sale and my skin has needed some major detoxing since I’m a year-round city resident officially, I purchased a full-size, and I’m really pleased. After one use, the pores on my nose did look visibly smaller and the blemishes lingering on my skin were nowhere to be seen.

I really love Dermstore as a retailer since their products are up to a really high standard. I highly recommend them for an online skincare retailer.

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