Every Single Thing I'm Buying to Achieve My Summer Beauty Aspirations

Summer is almost here, and I couldn't be more excited. As a self-appointed summer-skincare expert, I'm ready to put my know-how to good use with a season full of poolside lounging, beach days, and warm evenings out. Last summer was all but stolen from us, so this year, I'm making it a point to step out that much more to make up for it. Not only that, but I'm planning to step up my entire summer beauty game to match the energy I'm trying to cultivate. 

It's always fun to transition our beauty routines to a new season and adopt different formulas and products that perform best under the conditions at hand. What isn't fun is spending entirely too much money doing it. Luckily, we're smack-dab in the middle of the Dermstore Memorial Day Summer Sale, or as beauty editors affectionately call it, the most wonderful time of the year. From May 24 through June 1, Dermstore is offering 10% to 20% off sitewide, with double loyalty points on selected brands with the code SALEAWAY. That's right—now is your chance to score incredible savings on big-ticket items and basic staples alike. What's not to love?


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I'm using this savings opportunity to load my cart with all the items I'll need to make my summer beauty aspirations a reality. Keep scrolling for the 41 items I'm shopping that I know you'll love, too.



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Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.