Does your skincare routine need a fresh start for 2021? Well, you're in luck, because the first big sale of the year is happening right now at Dermstore.
If you haven't shopped with them before, know that they carry one of the biggest selections of skincare brands, ranging from professional-strength formulas to clean beauty, K-beauty, and everything in between.
And until March 10, you can save up to 20% off more than 200 brands during the Beauty Refresh Event. All you need to do is enter the code GLOWUP at checkout. (Oh, and standard US shipping is always free, with no minimum order.)
Keep reading for my top sale picks to add to your cart.
Dermstore Beauty Refresh Sale Picks
Verso: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Verso Super Facial Serum is a potent retinoid featuring a next-generation ingredient called retinyl retinoate. As a retinoic acid ester, it's eight times as strong as retinol—so this treatment is equivalent to 0.8% retinol—but without the irritation. That makes this creamy serum a great choice for dry and sensitive skin.
COSRX: 20% Off
Editor's pick: CORSX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is a gentle but highly effective BHA for both exfoliating your skin surface as well as deep-cleaning your pores. It treats and prevents breakouts, brightens dullness, fades pigmentation and so much more. To call it "life-changing" would be an understatement! See my full review here.
Indie Lee: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser is an ultra-mild, sulfate-free gel cleanser that I recommend for all skin types. This is one of my all-time favourites because it's so good at removing dirt, oil and makeup in one step, without drying or stripping your skin. See my review here.
Osmosis Beauty: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Osmosis MD Renew Advanced Retinal Serum is a high-strength anti-aging and anti-acne treatment made with retinaldehyde, niacinamide, lactic acid and peptides. The star ingredient is really the retinaldehyde, which is the direct precursor to retinoic acid (active vitamin A) and less irritating than retinol. This is currently part of my routine and I love it!
ClarityRx: 20% Off
Editor's pick: ClarityRx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is a hyaluronic acid-based hydrating serum for all skin types. I love its fluid gel texture and how quickly it penetrates, plumping your skin from within. Like everything from this brand, the formula is super minimalist (it's made from only four ingredients!).
Allies of Skin: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Allies of Skin 35% Vitamin C+ Perfecting Serum is a powerhouse vitamin C serum that gives you antioxidant protection while brightening and evening out skin tone. It boasts a 35% concentration of two vitamin C derivatives (25% ethylated ascorbic acid and 10% THD ascorbate), both of which are more stable than L-ascorbic acid.
Skin Inc Supplement Bar: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Skin Inc Supplement Bar Ceramide Serum is a lightweight serum that helps to repair and maintain your skin barrier. Along with hydrating humectants, it contains four different types of ceramides—which you usually only find in rich creams. That means even oilier skin types can use this weightless serum without clogging pores.
Doctor Rogers RESTORE: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Doctor Rogers RESTORE Face Lotion is a lightweight daily moisturizer for normal to oily skin. It's free of fragrance and silicones, and loaded with skin-friendly ingredients like squalane, niacinamide, shea butter and glycerin. Plus it has Centella Asiatica extract to calm irritation, and adenosine to reduce fine lines.
NUORI: 20% Off
Editor's pick: NUORI Mineral Defence Sunscreen SPF 30 is a non-whitening mineral sunscreen with a matte finish. Creamy but lightweight, it gives you a high level of protection with 23% zinc oxide and an array of antioxidants. I love that all the products from this brand are made in small batches every 10 to 12 weeks for optimal freshness.
Biopelle: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Biopelle Retriderm Serum Max 1% Retinol is an intensive anti-aging treatment to target fine lines, pigmentation and loss of firmness. It contains a high 1% concentration of pure retinol, along with hyaluronic acid and soluble collagen. It's also silicone-free, fragrance-free and oil-free.
Foreo: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Foreo Luna 2 for Combination Skin is a pulsating facial cleansing device that effortlessly removes dirt and makeup for soft, clean skin. Made from non-abrasive silicone, it's much gentler than brushes with nylon bristles. It's also antibacterial and waterproof. Once you try it, you won't know how you lived without it!
First Aid Beauty: 20% Off
Editor's pick: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads are a set of AHA-based exfoliating pads. These have lactic and glycolic acids to dissolve dead skin and brighten, and are high in soothing aloe, glycerin and cucumber water. They're one of the best gentle exfoliants I've tried, and should be tolerated by almost everyone.
Dermalogica: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is an enzyme-based exfoliating powder that you can use daily. There's a reason it's been a bestseller for years. When you activate it upon contact with water, it releases papain and salicylic acid to resurface; bearberry and licorice to even out skin tone; and colloidal oatmeal to calm inflammation. When you rinse it off, your skin is baby-soft.
NuFace: 20% Off
Editor's pick: NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Kit is a microcurrent device (plus a silicone-free gel primer) to firm and tighten your skin. Microcurrent is one of the few DIY treatments that actually does work, using painless electrical current to give your facial muscles a workout. As long as you keep up with regular treatments, it will help to lift and tone.
Bioderma: 20% Off
Editor's pick: Bioderma Sensibio H2O is a cult-favourite micellar water to remove makeup and clean your skin (yes, you can actually use it instead of a regular cleanser). It's a classic for a reason—it works incredibly well without ever causing irritation. If you're anything like me, you buy it in bulk, so now is a good time to stock up!
Have you tried any of these products?
Which ones are on your list?