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Prime Day is back (this year a little later than the year before), which means plenty of great deals on coveted beauty purchases. Lots of Strategist-approved things are on sale this year, including rarely discounted products like Lizzo favorite Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin-C + Turmeric Face Oil, who credits it. , as our friends at The Cut said. , “making her skin beautiful bare.” If you missed last year’s sale, there are a few products we announced in 2021 that you can grab again, including TikTok’s famous NūFace Mini, which at $144 is only a fraction of the price, and Strat’s favorite Waterpik, which we’ve dubbed the “one thing worth buying on Prime Day” in 2021. Speaking of Strat favorites, there’s a bunch this Prime Day: Differin Acne Gel (a dermatologist favorite), Aquaphor’s popular healing ointment (loved by Accutane and Ryan Destiny users), and Laneige Lip Glowy Balm, which we’ve dubbed the best glowing balm . Most anything we recommend will be something you recognize (or from a brand we’ve written about before). We also checked the prices three times to make sure it really is a bargain.
As always, we expect deals to roll out quickly, so we’ll be checking this article regularly throughout the day. And if you’re looking for more than face sculpting devices and glossy lip balm, check out our Prime Day hub or our Twitter, which we update regularly.
Like last year, we’re spotlighting the NūFace, a facial device that tightens and tones using micro-currents that send tiny electrical signals to your muscles and skin cells — the idea being that with over time, this will strengthen the muscle and leave skin feeling lifted and toned. It’s currently all over TikTok, but we’ve talked about it many times before, with Rio Viera-Newton noting that it changed the natural contour of her face. “I noticed that the elasticity of my skin was tighter and the hollows in my cheeks were more apparent,” she says.
A dermatologist favorite for everything from cystic acne to buttock acne to keratosis pilaris.
A glowing face oil that Lizzo swears by.
Strat’s favorite hair-care brand, R+Co, has cut a bunch of its products by 30%, including this foam conditioner our friends at The Cut recommend for fine hair.
Senior strategist writer Liza Corsillo has worn this deodorant from Malin + Goetz for years. It just smells like eucalyptus (thanks to the essential oils) and lemongrass, which helps keep odors away.
When we wrote about the best candles, we recommended Malin+Goetz’s rum scent. We’re pretty sure the body wash smells just as good.
Fluffy eyebrows become a Hair more accessible with this well-reviewed brow serum from GrandeLash that helps brows look bigger and bolder in about six to eight weeks.
This French beauty must-have removes stubborn makeup but is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
A cult facial spray that Tavi Gevinson called “mind cleansing.” It uses a blend of aloe, herbs, and rosewater, and besides being incredibly refreshing, it also doubles as a setting spray.
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For curly-haired people with low porosity hair — or, more generally, just hair — a lightweight leave-in conditioner that protects against heat damage and reduces frizz.
A deeply restorative conditioner that, according to one hairstylist, gives hair an “impressive amount of glide” and makes it look healthier when washed.
This fragrant lip balm doubles as a lip gloss.
And if you want to try the OG cult lip mask, it’s on sale, too.
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