My Top 5 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Skincare Picks


Worth setting a reminder (or applying for a store card to shop Early Access), the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and I hope you’ve budgeted for a few summer splurges. Seriously, now is the time. Nordstrom is known for their irresistible exclusives at tempting price points; the holiday offers (Christmas in July vibes) are both festive and impressive. Zooming in on tried and true complexion perfectors, below are my top 5 picks!

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser Duo

First things first: this is neither your makeup remover nor your everyday cleanser. My combination skin craves this Glycolic Acid fueled face wash every other day either in the morning or as a second cleanse after a balm or an oil. It brightens, rejuvenates, and smoothes dull, congested skin without irritation. It’s been my summer staple for at least a decade. This duo will last a while, too. $24 ($37 value)

ARCONA Triad Toner Pad Duo

You may have heard me rave about the ARCONA Triad Pads before because they’re all-around phenomenal. Soaked to juicy perfection, each pad delivers a dose of free-radical fighting antioxidants as it cleanses, tones, and exfoliates with a blend of Witch Hazel, Cranberry Fruit, Rice Milk, White Tea, and Grape Seed Extracts. They also hydrate the skin, tighten the appearance of enlarged pores, and have this all natural tart intoxicating aroma. $45 ($72 value)

Origins Superstar Minis

It wouldn’t be a summer round-up without a perfect travel kit. Origins covers all the bases in the clever TSA-approved skincare routine to cleanse, exfoliate, treat, and hydrate. Major props for the mini ‘Peace of Mind’ to help you relax in-flight, because travel should always be stress-free. As a rather picky skincare user, I am thrilled to see a set in which I’d use and enjoy every single product. The best part? This one is a great pick for any skin type. $35 ($76 value)

Skin Inc Rose Gold Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light ++ Set

I have been curious about LED light devices for the longest time. The Skin Inc Voyage tool combines Chromotherapy and low-frequency stimulation to deliver your choice of clearer (blue light), brighter (yellow light) or firmer (red light) skin. Use a sheet mask or thick juicy serum beforehand, which will guarantee a smoother glide action. Pick a light color and spend 10 minutes applying it to the skin in clockwise circular motions. A jaded sceptic myself, I noticed a difference. It makes for a perfect travel accessory since it’s battery operated and compact. $175 ($277 value)

Patchology Down To Mask DIY Spa Kit

Did you really think I’d do a round-up without my favorite category? Nobody is more down to mask than yours truly. My recent discovery of Patchology led to a mild obsession with their Eye Gels, which instantly proved hoarding worthy. The DIY Spa Kit includes a set of Eye Gels, a Lip Mask, a PoshPeel™ foot mask, and three FlashMasque™ formulas to keep you sheetfaced between ‘dat glow’ and ‘I woke up like dis’ all summer. The textures of both gels and sheets are of superb quality and wear well. I’m a huge fan. $35 ($50 value)

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