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.

Devices

The deal: 20% off

Everything about this micro-needling pen is customizable, from the speed settings to the needle length. It can be used on the face to stimulate collagen production and smooth out the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and it can also be used on the body to treat stretch marks and discoloration.

The deal: 20% off

Permanent hair removal at home? Say less.

The deal: 20% off

I keep saying I'm going to buy this microcurrent device, and it might finally be time to take the plunge. This one has incredible reviews.

The deal: 20% off

This mini microcurrent device offers more targeted stimulation to smaller areas like the nasolabial folds and under-eyes.

The deal: 15% off

A bright smile is the best accessory.

The deal: Double points

I'll be keeping breakouts and fine lines at bay with this multifunctional LED mask.

The deal: 20% off

This thing is like a Pilates class for your face. It lifts, tones, and generally leaves you looking more snatched with continued use.

The deal: 20% off

Microcurrent isn't just for the face! This body-specific device aims to smooth out dimpling and cellulite anywhere you see it.

Makeup

The deal: 20% off

This clean mascara is a team WWW favorite for a reason. At least a dozen of our staffers swear by it at this point.

The deal: 20% off

Here's hoping my eyelashes will be longer and fuller by the end of summer.

The deal: 20% off

I love the MD Solar Science Mineral Creme SPF 50 ($24), but this tinted version is calling to me. I love the idea of creating a no-makeup makeup look that's also protecting my skin at every step.

The deal: 20% off

I'm so ready to trade foundation for tinted sunscreen all summer. This one is a sheer, liquid formula that imparts the prettiest glow. (Hence the shade name.)

The deal: 20% off

Tinted lip balm with SPF protection? Now that's my summer vibe.

The deal: 20% off

This cream blush just melts into the skin for a perfect, youthful glow.

Skin and Body

The deal: 10% off

I love that I can swap in this skin balm in place of lip balm and even highlighter.

The deal: 20% off

TikTok keeps making this cream sell out, so I'm grabbing it while it's cheaper and in stock.

The deal: 20% off

Everyone knows (and loves) Elta MD's UV Clear facial sunscreen, but this body option is great too. The spray functionality makes it so easy to re-apply throughout the day.

The deal: 20% off

Now that travel is more of a possibility, I'm preparing my stock of minis to keep my skin on point on the go. 

The deal: 20% off

Sunscreen and antioxidant serums are my ultimate suncare combination. This potent, dermatologist-developed vitamin C is heavily featured in my routine.

The deal: 20% off

I don't know if it's possible to literally drown one's skin in hydration, but I'm piling on all the water-attracting products all summer.

The deal: 20% off

I'm in the market for new retinol, and I've been seeing a lot of buzz about this French pharmacy option.

The deal: 20% off

A rich, occlusive face cream like this one is perfect for layering on top of retinol and other chemical exfoliants.

The deal: 15% off

This nourishing French moisturizer is one you'll always find in professional makeup artists' kits. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.

The deal: 15% off

I love to double-cleanse all year but especially during the summer when my skin can become caked with sunscreen, sweat, and makeup debris. The beloved cleansing oil is unmatched.

The deal: 10% off

This is the eye cream to end all eye creams.

The deal: 20% off

The downside of vitamin C serum is that it can go bad on you. This stabilized formulation ensures you're spreading vitamin C that's actually working.

The deal: 20% off

I buy bottles of this micellar water in multiples, especially when it's on sale.

The deal: 20% off

Once upon a time, this oil completely transformed my rough, uneven skin.

The deal: 15% off

This cleansing balm melts every stitch of makeup and grime off the skin with ease. It's a summer staple for sure.

The deal: 15% off

K-beauty fans really ride for this exfoliating essence.

The deal: 20% off

I've been seeing lots of ladies with darker skin tones calling out that a sunless tanner is a great tool for making skin all over the body appear more even and smooth. Adding this spray to my cart to test this theory for myself!

The deal: 20% off

This at-home facial peel is legit and reveals smoother, brighter skin instantly. I love the idea of keeping mini versions on hand for travel.

The deal: 20% off

There's no room for crusty feet in my life this summer.

The deal: 15% off

I hope to be wearing swimsuits quite often this summer, so I'll need to make sure my legs and bikini line are smooth and ready to be on display.

The deal: 15% off

For anyone who consistently wakes up facedown in their pillow (guilty!), this specially shaped pillow is the perfect solution.

Hair

The deal: 20% off

Moisturized hair is my ultimate goal, and this popular Briogeo range is all about intense moisture.

The deal: 20% off

Don't let a flaky scalp keep you from living your best summer life.

The deal: 20% off

I haven't straightened my hair in a year, but this iron could smooth out even my natural tresses with ease.

The deal: 10% off

I've seen some compelling before-and-afters with this stuff, and I'm interested to see if it can make my coily hair as smooth and shiny.

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