If the post-Cyber Monday blues are starting to sink in, we may have a remedy: Ulta just launched a weekly holiday beauty sale through December 24th. Each week, the retailer will rate the makeup, skin care and hair products that customers love. up to 50 percent, and Ulta didn’t start small. From now until Saturday, you can buy a retinol serum that has received “so many compliments” from customers from a brand that close it never goes on sale (so yes, it might sell out).
Sunday Riley has long been a celebrity staple, with a stamp of approval from Oprah and gossip girl stars, and the brand’s A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum is now just $43 at Ulta — 50 percent off. This serum uses a blend of retinol, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as nourishing white honey and ginger to soothe and balance the skin. While we can’t stop aging, this serum is designed to reduce its appearance while improving previous damage.
Purchase now: $43 (Originally $85); ulta.com
This serum has quickly become a customer favorite with over 300 five-star ratings on Ulta. Buyers with sensitive skin were particularly drawn to this product because, despite containing a high dose of retinol, it “doesn’t cause dryness or peeling,” according to one buyer. Another, who notices that other retinoids have made their skin hypersensitive and extremely red, found this one to be “gentle enough to use every night without problems.”
But the main highlight is how effective this serum is, with one 53-year-old customer writing that his skin has “never looked better”. “[I’m] shining, my dark spots fade, [and] my skin is smoother,” they wrote, adding, “I can never see myself using another skin care line or product. [again].” Another, who calls it “the best over-the-counter retinol you can buy,” wrote that after just one week, their skin was “transformed,” seeing cystic acne clear up and pores tightened. But they weren’t alone in seeing such quick results; another saw improvements in just a few days, writing: “I can already see a difference in the deeper scars on my cheeks and the fine lines around my eyes seem to be disappearing.”
Sunday Riley rarely goes on sale, so you’ll want to grab a bottle of this retinol serum half off at Ulta for $43 while it’s still in stock.
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