This year, Labor Day hits a bit different. The weekend that’s traditionally marked the official transition from summer into fall now just sort of marks… the transition from quarantine into more quarantine. But it’s not all bad news! At the very least, we have some seriously great Labor Day beauty sales to look forward to.
Treat your end-of-summer (and “continued quarantine”) blues with a little retail therapy, care of the tried-and-tested products our beauty editors will be shopping this sale season. Consider this everything you need to seamlessly transition your routine into fall.
1. Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash Refillable Glass, $30 ($35 value)
This refillable body wash is the one that all of our beauty editors swear by—and not just because it spiffs up our showers. Its pine-infused scent will mentally transport you to a camping trip in the woods (did someone say “endless summer?”), and it will give you a glorious, sudsy lather without stripping your skin. From August 31 to September 7, you can snag it for 15 percent off.
Shop now: Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash Refillable Glass, $30 ($35 value)
2. CHI Original Digital Ever After, $75 ($99 value)
I’ve been using a CHI straightening iron since the seventh grade and can confirm that the brand’s hot tools can’t be beaten. Each one is made with hair-safe ceramic plates and heats up in 60 seconds so you can quickly style your hair in a hurry. Get yours 25-percent off until September 7 with code BTS25.
Shop now: CHI Original Digital Ever After, $75 ($99 value)
If quarantine has turned you into an all day, every day dry shampoo user (which, same), this stuff is the best of the best. It goes on nearly invisible and won’t leave your hair white or crunchy. From now through September 27, you’ll get a free gift (which includes Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray travel size, Color Care Shampoo, and Conditioner minis, and Restore Repair Mask packet) with every purchase of $39 or more—so feel free to treat yourself to a few dry shampoos to last you all year.
Shop now: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $36
4. CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops, $34 ($42 value)
CoverFX is an editor and makeup artist fave, and these glow drops are the only thing you’ll need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on your next Zoom meeting. They’ve got a subtle shimmer and come in seven different shades, which can be yours for 20-percent off (with the code HEYFALL) from September 2 through September 8.
Shop now: CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops, $34 ($42 value)
5. Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum, $22 ($28 value)
Vitamin C and sunscreen should be a part of everyone’s morning routine, and Vichy is offering 20-percent off when you purchase them together. Pair this derm-fave C serum with the Capital Soleil Ultra Light SPF 50 ($26) to protect your skin from pollution and UV damage every single day.
Shop now: Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum, $22 ($28 value)
6. Boscia Chia Seed Moisture Cream, $38
From September 7 through September 14, try your luck by spinning Boscia’s “discount wheel,” where you can score up to 30-percent off your purchase. Our pick from the brand? This moisturizer, which is infused with chia seeds to offer maximum hydration—perfect for the balmy weather ahead.
Shop now: Boscia Chia Seed Moisture Cream, $38
7. Aillea Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen, $38 ($45 value)
You need sunscreen 365 days a year, which means you should still be applying long after summer is over. One product that will make it easier to integrate into your routine? This five-in-one, which acts as a moisturizer, a chemical SPF, a free-radical defender, a primer, and a BB cream. Consider your mornings officially streamlined for 15-percent off through September 8.
Shop now: Aillea Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen, $38 ($45 value)
8. BIOEFFECT EGF Day Serum 30ml, $116 ($145 value)
As far as serums go, this one is smart. Thanks to its super-sciencey formula, you only need three or four drops to increase your skin’s thickness (which tends to decline as you age) and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Try it for yourself for 20 percent off from now through September 9.
Shop now: BIOEFFECT EGF Day Serum 30ml, $116 ($145 value)
9. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $25 ($30 value)
There are few chemical exfoliants out there as famous as this cult-fave pick from Paula’s Choice, which uses a two-percent beta-hydroxy acid to melt off dead skin and clear your pores. Grab it to 15-percent off from September 3 to September 7 to see what all the hype is about.
Shop now: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $25 ($30 value)
10. Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier, $30 ($38 value)
With dry weather ahead, it’s the perfect time to invest in a mini-humidifier for your desk (trust us—your skin will thank you). Snag this one for 20-percent off between September 3 and September 7 with the code LABORDAY20.
Shop now: Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier, $30 ($38 value)