It’s easy to get addicted to the rush of buying something on Amazon Prime®: you see something you want and in just 48 hours, it’s yours. If you’re anything like us, you come home to a few of those “smiling” boxes on your doorstep several times a week. Expect to spend even more money at the online retailer on July 15, because that’s when Amazon® celebrates Prime Day®, a huge 48-hour shopping party exclusive to Prime members. (Not a member yet? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the free 30-day trial offer.)
While there will be deals on hundreds of products across the entire site, we’re naturally homing in on the beauty discounts. To help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by all your options this upcoming Prime Day, we’ve rounded up eight of the most irresistible deals on skincare, makeup, gadgets, and men’s grooming essentials.
Banila CO® Clean It Zero® ($20.80, regularly $26)
Banila CO Clean It Zero is one of the most popular cleansing balms among K-beauty aficionados and novices alike, so it shouldn’t surprise you to hear that the company reports selling a jar every three seconds in Korea. On Prime Day, members can save 20 percent and snag the original formula in a double-size jar. When rubbed into the skin, the unique sherbet-like texture turns into a silky oil to remove everything from waterproof makeup to the most heavy-duty sunscreen in seconds. After adding water, it morphs into a milky emulsion, which rinses clean and leaves your skin feeling plump and ultra soft. This efficient formula also makes for an excellent makeup brush cleanser and can even work as a shaving cream in a pinch.
Clarisonic® Mia Smart® Bundle ($179.40, regularly $299)
If you’ve been longing for a Clarisonic, the 40 percent savings offered on Prime Day may be your tipping point. Splurge on the Mia Smart bundle in white, pink, or mint green, and enjoy the tool’s cleansing, exfoliating, anti-aging, and makeup-blending (yes, really!) abilities. The complete set includes separate brush head attachments to do all that with the brand’s sonic technology. The bundle also includes a unique head with two metal spheres; store it in the fridge to enjoy a rejuvenating eye massage on mornings you wake up with puffy eyes.
Aromatherapy Associates® ReviveTM Body Brush ($24, regularly $32)
Many are skeptical of dry-brushing, but the ritual has been performed for millennia by everyone from Cleopatra to Gwyneth Paltrow. Test the technique by treating yourself to the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Brush while it’s $24 (usually $32) during Prime Day. Use long or short upward strokes toward the heart to stimulate blood circulation, boost lymphatic drainage, and help break down fatty deposits which will result in more toned-looking skin. Mild warning: At first, the bristles may feel harsh. But, feeling instantly rejuvenated as the hot water hits your just-brushed skin makes it absolutely worth it.
CHI® (30 percent off)
Many of us have been tempted by discounted straightening irons in the past, only to be disappointed by their lack of power, short lifespans, or both. That’s why when we find CHI tools on sale, we invest. During Prime Day — the perfect timing when it comes to tackling summer frizz — both the iconic CHI Original 1” and G2 Ceramic & Titanium 1 ¼” flat irons are 30 percent off.
V76 by Vaughn® (30 percent off)
Guys who need to replenish their grooming staples will appreciate the 30 percent off discount on the entire V76 by Vaughn range during Prime Day. The collection of staples is packed with shaving, face, body, and hair care essentials that may even make a convert of the dude who’s refused to try anything other than a bar of soap. If you’re new to the brand and want a recommendation or two, we’re particularly fond of the water-soluble pomade, which keeps hair looking coiffed (never greasy), and the Clean Shave Hydrating Gel for an ultra-close shave.
The Better Skin Co.® (35 percent off)
If pretty beauty packaging appeals to you as much as efficient formulas inside it, you should give The Better Skin Co. a try, especially because the entire range is 35 percent off during Prime Day celebrations. The brand offers everything from vitamin C serums and spot treatments to rich facial creams and the beloved Lava MagikTM. This multi-tasking formula performs as a cleanser, scrub, and mask; all with a side of sparkling orange aromatherapy that acts as a pick-me-up on super sleepy mornings.
Wrinkles Schminkles® (deals vary by product type)
Sure, you’ve tried serums and creams to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, but what about silicone patches? The concept behind Wrinkles Schminkles is to actually skip your evening skincare routine in favor of slapping on these reusable, medical-grade patches, which adhere to skin to prevent you from using certain facial muscles while you sleep. The overnight results are temporary — reviewers claim that the smoothing effects last up to a few days — but impressive. All Wrinkles Schminkles, including the newly-launched InfuseFASTTM Decolletage Sheet Mask, undereye patches, forehead stickers, chest pads, and hand treatments are on sale on Prime Day at varying discounts of $5, $10, or $15 from regular prices.
Priori® Gentle Facial Cleanser ($22.80, regularly $38)
This under-the-radar brand is known for its unique complexes, which gently exfoliate without overstripping, and stimulate skin’s hyaluronic response to keep your complexion hydrated and plump. On Prime Day, the lactic acid-infused Gentle Facial Cleanser is available at a 40 percent discount. Try it out and see how it washes away impurities on sticky, sweaty summer days.
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