Call it cliché, but with a fresh year ahead, now’s the time to get your skin in check. Got breakouts? Feeling super dry? No matter your main concern, the Ulta Love Your Skin sale, which kicks off on January 7 and runs for two weeks, is here to help.
Allow us to explain: The beauty retailer started the new year by slashing the prices of more than a dozen of your favorite prestige brands, including First Aid Beauty, Murad, and even Clarisonic, for its Ulta Love Your Skin sale. And to celebrate the skin clearance event, which has products marked down to 50 percent off (!), a few Allure editors are sharing the lotions, potions, and tools they can’t wait to add to their 2018 regimens, below. (Spoiler alert: You’ll want them all, too.)
“In the U.K., everyone is obsessed with No. 7 skin care. All my British beauty-editor friends swear by it, so I’ve been familiar with the line for years. They just launched a brand-new serum, but the Protect & Perfect (was $30, will be $19) is probably their best-selling skin-smoothing product. So if there’s any time to get yourself acquainted with the brand — now is it.” —Sophia Panych, deputy digital director
“There’s no shame in my eye patch–wearing game — even in the office. For mornings after a late night, I like to throw on Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (was $30, will be $15), which are spiked with hydrating glycerin and plumping peptides, to de-puff my dark under-eye circles and help me fake a full night’s sleep.” —Sarah Kinonen, digital editor
“No questions asked, I’m picking up another one of my beloved Tarte Maracuja Oils (was $16, will be $8), which not only comes in a pretty purple glass bottle (it matters, OK?), but also happens to be one of the most nourishing oils I’ve tried to date. It whisks away stubborn dry spots like they’re nothing, reduces redness significantly, and is ultimately the perfect winter treat for your skin if you’re a perennially dry-skin person like me.” —Kaleigh Fasanella, associate digital editor
“I’m all about a good moisturizer, especially during the winter, which is why I’m stocking up on the Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint (was $75, will be $37.50). Not only is it lightweight and oil-free, but it also is packed with vitamin C to give your skin that special glow, which is always in short supply this time of year.” —Lauren Swanson, commerce community manager
“Because I wear long-wearing liner and lots of mascara on a daily basis, I need a little more than micellar water or a wipe to completely remove my eye makeup. Enter the Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover. This classic cleanser (was $30, now $15) is one part oil, one part water, so it sweeps away my most intricate, budge-proof looks.” —Devon Abelman, digital beauty reporter
“Strivectin is one of the most effective skin-care lines out there, which is why so many dermatologists and beauty editors love it. It’s also why the products can be so pricey. This deal gives you the Tightening Lift Advanced Neck Cream—a $95 value—for a little over 45 bucks. That’s insane.” —Sophia Panych, deputy digital beauty director
“First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream (was $20, will be $10) is a fan favorite for a reason. It soothes distressed skin (which I have 99 percent of the time) with colloidal oatmeal and even works wonders on eczema. Needless to say, I’ll be stocking up on a few of these jars to get me through the winter.” —Kaleigh Fasanella, associate digital editor
Down to drop some cash during the Ulta Love Your Skin sale? Now’s the time. Head over to ulta.com/loveyourskin for the full list of products in the sale — which ends January 27 — and then start loading up that virtual cart. Your soon-to-be-glow-y skin will thank you.
More exciting skin-care launches to try:
Now, find out how to combat dry, winter skin: