The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and I've been all over it. If you haven't been able to shop with early access, the general sale, open to everyone, begins on July 21st. I cannot get enough of the beauty exclusives and deals that this annual sale has to offer. As usual, started by shopping (and sharing) the best beauty exclusives, then I keyed in on the best anniversary sale makeup must-haves; now I am stocking up on skincare. I am really excited about the offerings and sets at that the various brands have put together. Here my skin care picks from this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
1. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (supersize)
This supersize exfoliating treatment is one of the best deals of the entire sale. I use this a few times a week and always order this treatment — it lasts me the year. Using a physical and chemical exfoliant, ExfoliKate smoothes and polishes the skin giving it a fresh glow, free of dead, dull skin.
2. Clarisonic Mia Pink Sonic Skin Cleansing System
I've mentioned the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System hundreds of time on this site and that is because you need it to cleanse your skin better than simply washing your face. Using sonic cleansing technology, it will wow you and your skin will thank you. The Mia Pink is the lowest price system of the sale. If you don't have a Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System or want an extra one for travel (the Mia Fit is great for traveling, too), this is your most economical option.
3. philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanse & Smooth Trio
I buy one of these sets every year. This three-piece set helps to cleanse and smooth skin better than most other products that I've used. I keep the large size Purity in the shower and the smaller version by my sink.
4. Kiehl's Ultra Healthy Skin Favorites Collection
If you have dry skin, this five piece skin care set is for you. Featuring some of the brands best-sellers like Ultra Facial Cream, Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment, and Midnight Recovery Oil, this set is a great way to get your skin smoother and brighter. It comes with a pretty cosmetic bag, too.
5. Clinique Big Genius Little Genius Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Duo
If you use Clinique DDML+, get on this set. Included in this value you get a HUGE 6.7 oz. jumbo size moisturizer (it comes with a pump) and a smaller 1.7 oz. tube that is perfectly sized for traveling. You get almost 8 oz. total, which is just about double the normal size bottle, for only $11 more than the regular price.
6. Murad Perfect Skin Essentials Set
This three-piece set is an incredible deal! I LOVE Murad's Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and use it in the winter on my dry skin, but it is expensive at $75. This set is $99 AND it comes with that moisturizer plus one of my other Murad favorites, Invisblur Perfecting Shield, which normally sells for $65. You can see the value already. The set also includes the revolutionary Eye Lift Firming Treatment, which I use a few times a week. Buying this set together saves over $100!
7. SK-II Skin Care Trio
This three-piece set is a powerhouse of anti-aging products that will leave skin looking smoother and brighter. It contains one Facial Treatment Mask (it's the BEST mask that there is), a Facial Treatment Essence and Mid-Day Essence.
8. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo
If you have oily skin, large pores or if it tends to get congested, this is your solution. This is a leave-on liquid exfoliant that uses a gentle, yet effective Beta Hydroxy Acid to exfoliate away layers of dull skin, unclog pores as it helps to refine skins texture and lessen the look of fine lines.
9. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Trio
This is a seriously hard-working anti-aging set that will greatly brighten skin in a short period of time. The set includes two full-size bottles of Full-size Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate ( I like to add a drop of this serum into my foundation) plus Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream.
10. Fresh Sugar Lip Romance Set
This handy lip duo contains two must haves to protect and hydrate lips with the bonus of giving them a time — all at a super good deal. The set includes Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy plus Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15.
BONUS ITEM: The Pil-ookie Beauty Pillow
I am a side sleeper and finding the right pillow is a chore — especially when you wear eyelash extensions AND you're trying to prevent wrinkles. This pillow was created to support the head but has specially created scooped indentations and contours so that you don't crush lashes or the face which is known to cause wrinkles. This pillow has been mighty helpful to me as I wear extensions and I hate wrinkle creases when I wake up. Buy it here or here.
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