March 03, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC
When it comes to finding the best of the best skin-care products online, a great first stop is the expert-curated Dermstore. (It was founded by dermatologists, after all!) Because stocking up on everything on your wish list can add up quickly, it can definitely be worth waiting until the prices drop—and this week there’s a massive skin-care sale called the Beauty Refresh Event you can take full advantage of.
Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh Event is currently in full swing, where you can score some of your favorite products up to 20 percent off through March 9. Now, I’m not going to lie—sifting through hundreds of products can be intimidating. Plus, who has time to read through that many product descriptions? That’s why we put together a list of the options skin-care experts can’t get enough of that you’re sure to fall in love with, too.
The 7 best products to order at the Dermstore Beauty Refresh Event
1. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Packettes, $120 for 60
When half of the Well+Good editors use the same peel pads, you know they’re good. I mean, one editor said—and I quote—she’d sell her soul to get a lifetime supply. They contain alpha hydroxy acids and glycolic and beta hydroxy acids, which together provide all the exfoliation and brightening powers your skin will ever need.
2. Bioderma Atoderm Cleansing Oil, $16
If you’re not already using a shower oil, now’s the time to start. This option from Bioderma is one dermatologist Lily Talakoub, MD, highly recommends. “It’s the best moisturizing body wash I’ve ever used in my life,” she says. “I give it to every single patient—it’s so inexpensive, and I use it to wash my body as well as to shave my legs. It’s amazing.”
The secret weapon in this repair cream? Ceramides, which help strengthen your skin barrier and moisturize your skin. “Ceramides are like the spackle between skin cell tiles. They fill in cracks between cells in the outer skin layer to prevent loss of hydration and protect the skin from the environment,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. Because of how gentle this blend is, it’s great for even sensitive skin types.
4. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $14
When it comes to fighting off dryness, it’s hard to beat this derm-approved product. “I love CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. The brand’s gentle but effective moisturizers are reliable, moisturizing, and elegant for all skin types,” says dermatologist Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD. With a combination of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin, your skin is in for a hydrating treat.
You can’t have a skin-care sale roundup without an all-star sunscreen product. This self-dispensing mineral-powder brush option makes reapplying super easy. Because of that, it’s no surprise that it’s a top pick of dermatologists. “For re-application on my chest throughout the day, I use Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder Block,” says dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD. It also works great over your makeup. You just brush it wherever you need it and you’re good to go.
If you’re on the search for a sulfate-free cleanser that removes makeup without stripping your skin, look no further. This option is so gentle that you can use it on hypersensitive skin. It’s also great at combating the dryness of winter or to use if you live in dry climates. In those cases, dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, recommends using a sulfate-free cleanser with hydrating essential oils and peptides—two things this option contains.
7. SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, $253
Okay, this product is… expensive. There’s no denying that. But it’s the one skin-care product dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, can’t live without. “I’m a Botox virgin—I haven’t had any Botox or fillers, and I just turned 44. I attribute that to this product,” she says. It contains antioxidants and growth factor, which work together to give you a youthful skin. “I never go a day without putting it on my face. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing or what we have planned for that day.”
These are the exact products a dermatologist uses in her routine: