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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Aesop to Brooklinen

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You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.

It’s a good day to be a beauty lover on a budget, because I found a ton of skin care on sale today. Sephora and Ulta are offering daily deals, tons of Strategist-approved products are 20 percent off at Dermstore, and I spotted the Laneige lip mask on sale at But if your bathroom cabinet is full, there are also sitewide sales going on at both Brooklinen and Levi’s. And as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals each Friday hand-selected by yours truly.

Tula’s moisturizer is half off at Sephora and Ulta — but only until midnight tonight. (You can check out the rest of the stuff on sale this weekend here.) It “absorbs super quickly and makes your skin look nice and quenched without appearing greasy,” writes our beauty columnist Rio.

Our favorite duvet cover is 20 percent off at both Amazon and Brooklinen. (Note that you’ll find more pattern and color options at Brooklinen.) Senior editor Winnie Yang, who’s had one for years, says the percale is “smooth and soft” and “feels cool and never clammy.”

Another best-in-class pick is the brand’s signature bathrobe, which our fashion writer calls “exceptionally fluffy”; she has fallen asleep while wearing it on multiple occasions.

This EltaMD face wash has been on my wish list for a while, as it’s our top pick for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It’s recommended by dermatologists (including my own) and contains bromelain — an enzyme found in pineapple — to reduce inflammation caused by acne, as well as apple amino acids to hydrate the skin.

From $25

Take your collagen supplement in your morning coffee with this creamer (from one of our favorite protein-powder brands) that comes in three flavors: vanilla, mocha, and coconut.

Here’s some Dune content to tide you over until Part Three comes out. This 240-page book is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Part Two, including interviews with the cast and crew, concept art for costumes and environmental design, and more.

Braun Series 6 Electric Razor

We trust Braun to make great electric shavers. This, which is a less advanced version of our best foil electric razor, has a swiveling head that adapts to minimize skin pressure.

Our tech writer’s favorite iPad case that includes a detachable keyboard is this one from Logitech. It has a hard case that protects the back and sides of the iPad, plus an adjustable kickstand that can prop the tablet up at nearly any viewing angle.

The jawline-snatching NuFace is on sale again for the first time in a while. It uses low-level electrical currents to lift and firm the skin, and if you’re consistent about it, the effects compound over time.

From $14 for 6

Lots of baby and toddler clothing from Amazon’s in-house clothing brand is on sale. Here’s a set of all-cotton bodysuits — featuring some very sweet Bambi designs — for just over $2 apiece.

I also spotted this adorable cable-knit romper on sale at Nordstrom.

There’s still time to shop Dermstore’s Beauty Refresh sale before it ends on Sunday night. La Roche-Posay’s Cicaplast balm seals in skin-care products and is also effective at soothing inflammation and healing nicks and scrapes.

If you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to vitamin-C serums and are ready to bump up to something a bit stronger, we like this option from Vichy. It contains 15 percent vitamin C, as well as hyaluronic acid that helps to moisturize skin.

The luxe (and nice-looking) toothpaste that’s beloved by several celebrities we’ve spoken to — including Amanda Seyfried — is now a bit more affordable for the rest of us today.

The easiest way to ensure you remember to protect your hands from UV damage, too: a hand cream that contains SPF. This one’s been a Strategist favorite since 2021, as it’s nongreasy and absorbs quickly.

For even more hand pampering, this Aesop gift set is $30 off. It contains hand cream (a personal favorite), hand soap, and hand sanitizer.

All of our best-in-class denim is on sale at Levi’s through March 14. Our best (less expensive) black jeans for men are the 501s, which go with everything and are just as durable as you’ve heard.

So many Strategist staffers (myself included) own the ultra-high-waisted Ribcage jeans that we’ve taken to calling them the “Goldilocks of jeans.”

This easy-to-squash Marmot rain jacket “is particularly great for warm weather, because it’s light and collapsible enough to fit in a tote,” writes one former Strategist editor.

And here’s a water-resistant pack for rainy-day hikes (or simply trekking to the office).

Laneige’s cult-favorite lip mask is 25 percent off at with the code TAKE25.

A selection of Piecework’s gorgeous puzzles are up to 70 percent off. Here’s a 1,000-piece option for hard-core puzzlers who love to brunch.

And a galaxy-themed pick you can put together with your little ones.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

22 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Aesop to Brooklinen