I'm Stocking Up on Summer Beauty Basics for Less—Here's How



Before we officially dive into summer, it's never a bad idea to stock up on the beauty essentials that will help get you through the season. Luckily, each year, plenty of Memorial Day savings events come through to help us get our favorite summer staples for less money. This year, I got lucky, because many of my tried-and-true favorites are included in Dermstore's Summer Sale, which takes place from May 23 to June 1

Dermstore is helping us achieve on-point beauty just in time for warmer weather by giving us 20% off select beauty products. To take advantage of the deal, just use the code SUN at checkout on participating brands. I know exactly what I'm stocking up on, and to make your life a little easier, I've decided to share. Below, shop my summer beauty edit yourself. 

For me, warmer weather can spell breakouts. These waterproof pimple patches draw out impurities and help pimples practically disappear overnight. 

This is one of the absolute best vitamin C serums on the market, without a doubt. With 15% L-ascorbic acid, this formula protects skin from environmental aggressor while it brightens and evens tone. 

Summer means one thing: Time to start stocking up on SPF. This tinted option leaves virtually no white cast and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Plus, this SPF has niacinamide and antioxidants to even and soothe. 

After a long day in the heat, all I want to do is put something soothing and hydrating on my skin. These hyaluronic eye patches are a cool drink of water for the delicate skin under your eyes. Pro tip: Keep them in the fridge for maximum cooling impact. 

Ilia's iconic mascara is a forever favorite among beauty editors. It lengthens, lifts, curls, and adds volume for truly heightened lashes—and it never smudges or crumbles. 

This brand can be found in every French pharmacy, and it's a lifesaver for skin desperately in need of hydration. 

For an over-the-counter retinol treatment, Avene's is a heavy hitter. It helps firm skin and reduces fine lines for taut, plump skin. 

Even waterproof makeup is no match for DHC's cleansing oil, which dissolves makeup almost instantly. It also hydrates skin thanks to vitamin E and olive oil, but it never leaves a film after you rinse it off. 

Talk about a summer staple. Baby Foot will give you the softest feet imaginable, just in time for hot beach days and platform sandals. It will make the skin on your feet peel like a snake after a week or two, so factor that in when you decide to use the treatment. 

This AHA-infused tonic delivers an even-toned glow. It contains lactic acid and azelaic acid to even and smooth skin. 

Micellar water is every beauty industry insider's favorite simple product. This water helps rebuild your skin's lipid barrier while gently cleansing. 

There's nothing more luxurious than an in-shower body scrub. This one specifically targets keratosis pilaris, or rough, dry patches and tiny bumps that can appear on skin because of a keratin buildup. 

Dr. Dennis Gross' beloved Alpha Beta Daily Peel Pads get a revamp with this extra strength formula. It sloughs off dead skin cells and reveals smooth, radiant skin while still being gentle enough to use every day. 

Formulated with an ingredient called vine sap viniferine, this radiance-boosting serum brightens and prevents dark spots 62 times more effectively than the average vitamin C serum. It also hydrates skin. 

Recently, haircare has been getting a skincare-like makeover. This leave-in conditioner is no different, with traditional skincare ingredients vitamin C and hyaluronic acid leading the charge for softer, shinier hair. 

It doesn't get more heavy-duty than this supercharged vitamin C serum. Twenty percent THD Ascorbate evens skin tone, firms, and improves radiance while vitamin E and ferulic acid boost antioxidant properties. 

Chloe Fineman once told me this is eyelash curler is the only one she uses, and she has incredible lashes, so I'd take her advice any day. It grips each lash for a truly uniform curl. 

I often self-tan my entire body and realize that I forgot to do my face (and I would never want to reach for a body tanner on my face in fear of breaking out). This easy-to-use mist goes on evenly and develops into a beautiful, natural-looking bronze. 

In the summer, you're likely showing a bit more skin. To make sure skin is soft, smooth, and ultra-hydrated, reach for a lightweight body lotion that sinks in instantly like this one. While we hope you're not leaving the house without at least SPF 30, if you do happen to get a sunburn, this lotion will help soothe and heal. 

Sometimes our face needs a rejuvenating boost—something that will give us a clean slate when our skin isn't cooperating. This concentrated peel is the perfect option for an occasional reset, as it reveals glowing, renewed-looking skin.