Among many other things, 2020 has been the year of online shopping. Due to a worldwide pandemic, many of the beauty-stocked aisles we were accustomed to strolling IRL have been socially distanced from our credit cards (a potential silver lining if it weren't for our online shopping addiction). Of course, since everyone simultaneously began ordering their beauty necessities in bulk from hot-spot retailers (Sephora, Amazon, Nordstrom, etc.), many of my favorite beauty products have suddenly gone MIA or into a months-down-the-line back order abyss. Surely, this isn't a huge deal in the grand scheme of things right now, but it's also not ideal.
So I did some sleuthing. While I still love retailers like Dermstore, Violet Grey, and Sephora, I noticed that lesser-known retailers like Olivela, SkinStore, LovelySkin, and Verishop carry tons of beloved brands and products, and they're consistently more well stocked. Therefore, the next time you run out of a beauty product you're not sure you can live without, we recommend you haunt one of the aforementioned under-the-radar destinations instead. Below, we're sharing five things from each retailer currently on our restock list to give you a taste of each store's offerings. (But trust us. There's plenty more where those came from!) Keep scrolling.
Everyone with amazing skin seems to wax poetic about this active, botanical-based serum from Vintner's Daughter, a celebrity favorite. These precious bottles fly fast, so it's great to know Olivela has our back when its especially scarce.
If you're not using a vitamin C–spiked eye product, your tired peepers really want you to. This cutting-edge formula from BeautyStat Cosmetics has been gaining a fast and furious following among the beauty set.
I always have these miraculous peel pads in my medicine cabinet. It doesn't matter what your day, night, week, or year has looked like, the next morning, your skin will look like you were born yesterday—dewy, hydrated, plump, and addictively healthy looking.
If you've been missing your in-office appointments this year, SiO's fan-favorite lifting patches are the next best thing for some satisfying instant gratification. This strategic pack has all your bases covered—from neck and smile lines to eyes and brows.
If you haven't heard the news yet, this brand-new face cream is chasing the iconic footpath of other notable cult-favorite moisturizers from Augustinus Bader, La Mer, and more. (It makes your skin look like glass!)
This clean-ingredient hair mask smells like frosting (but sophisticated frosting), and it has a special talent for transforming parched, straw-like strands into satin. (I love combing it thought my hair, twisting it up with an Aquis Lisse Hair Turban, $30, and letting it marinate overnight for a supercharged hydration session.)
Hum Nutrition makes tons of super-popular supplements, and they're frequently sold out. I've been relieved ever since I found out Verishop carries my favorite bloat-busting digestive enzymes from the brand.
It might officially be fall, but you should still be wearing your sunscreen each and every day, folks. Luckily, LovelySkin has your back so you can keep this top-selling pick from EltaMD on hand at all times.
It's only natural that the most beautiful-smelling, highly sought-after face mist would sell out frequently. Luckily, we can almost always find this mist (along with all of our other French faves from Caudalie) on SkinStore's website.
You might be able to find bottles of your favorite products from The Ordinary across the internet, but only a select few retailers are authorized sellers. I recommend grabbing all of your go-tos from SkinStore or Sephora.