Have we told you lately how much we love a good beauty sale? If not, here’s a reminder. There are certain beauty sales that we look forward to, and the 2023 edition of the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale sits high on the list. The general access portion of the sale (which is open to everyone and not just Nordstrom cardholders) is running now through August 6, so just about anyone can score major discounts on our favorite brands, including La Mer, Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury, and one brand that we suggest snatching up every time it’s discounted: Kiehl’s.
Every year, Nordstrom offers extra-large versions of several Kiehl’s products, and this anniversary sale is no exception. The discounts are pretty significant, and better yet, the products are sized to last for the long haul, with jumbo-size options of some fan-favorite Kiehl’s skin-care, body-care, and hair-care products waiting to make their way into your virtual shopping cart.
This year, several of the brand’s fan-favorites, including the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, are also available in discounted sets. Many of the kits and duos contain full-size and mini products, so your routine will be set regardless if you’re at home or on your next summer voyage. Without further ado, here are our top picks from Kiehl’s lineup of supersize selections that we suggest grabbing ASAP.
Our Top Picks:
- Best Overall: Brighten & Correct Set,
- The Wrinkle Reducer: Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate,
- Fan-Favorite Elixir: Midnight Recovery Concentrate,
- Ultra-Rich Body Lotion: Creme de Corps (Value Size),
- Happy, Hydrated Skin: Hydrate All Day Starter Set,
- Bye-Bye, Tech Neck: Super Multi-Corrective Face & Neck Cream,
- Brighter Eyes: Creamy Avocado Eye Brightening Duo,
Brighten & Correct Set
Whether your skin-care concerns revolve around hyperpigmentation and/or dullness, the Kiehl’s Brighten & Correct Set is a must. This two-piece set comes with two full-size bottles of this antioxidant-rich formula, which features a potent mix of brightening vitamin C and chemical exfoliant salicylic acid.
Super Multi-Corrective Face & Neck Cream
Feel like skin sagging and wrinkles have gotten the best of your neck? Add the Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face & Neck Cream to your daily skin-care routine. Its formula is made of a highly-concentrated trifecta of hydrating hyaluronic acid, moisture-retaining chaga mushroom extract, and wrinkle-smoothing vitamin A (also known as retinol) to lift and smooth the skin on your neck, face, and décolletage.
Creamy Avocado Eye Brightening Duo
Dark circles and sagging undereye bags just need a pick-me-up in the form of Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado Eye Brightening Duo. This duo of the brand’s best-selling Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado features a full- and travel-size jar of the rich, custardy eye cream. As its name suggests, this moisturizer is formulated with avocado oil to intensively condition and plump skin, but it’s also spiked with brightening beta carotene and hydrating sodium PCA.
Creme de Corps (Value-Size)
The iconic Creme de Corps formula has antioxidant-packed beta-carotene to protect skin against damaging free radicals while it softens dry skin. Plus, its convenient 33.8-ounce size pump bottle will take a long time to run out.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
It’ll be tempting to not douse yourself in this jumbo bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate that’s more than double its original size, but you don’t actually need to. For starters, your skin is already working overtime to repair itself while you sleep, and just a few drops of this lavender-scented elixir, formulated with evening primrose and squalane oils, will assist with rehydrating dry skin and smoothing away fine lines over time.
Hydrate All Day Starter Set
Let’s get back to the basics. Kiehl’s Hydrate All Day Starter Set features two no-fuss, fragrance-free products that cleanse, replenish, and moisturize your skin without causing any irritation. The Ultra Facial Cleanser notably has emollients like apricot kernel oil and squalane to ensure your skin doesn’t feel stripped or tight after all of that dirt and excess oil has been swept away.
Follow up with the rich-yet-quick-absorbing Ultra Facial Cream, which is spiked with glacial glycoprotein (derived from sea glaciers) and olive-derived squalane, to fortify your skin’s barrier and restore moisture levels immediately and overnight.
Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
The Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask is a favorite amongst Allure editors, especially when it comes to treating pesky breakouts. After all, it has picked up Best of Beauty Awards two years in a row (2020 and 2021). Amazonian white clay, kaolin clay, and bentonite clay are magnets for excess oil, impurities, and blackheads, which means your skin will look visibly more refined in just 10 minutes. Sensitive skin types, don’t fret. This formula also contains soothing ingredients such as oatmeal and aloe vera to minimize and null any irritation-inducing side effects.
Facial Fuel Renergizing Face (Value-Size)
Like the other pump bottles and refill pouches, the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash clocks in at a generous 33.8 ounces. Made with invigorating ingredients like caffeine and menthol, your skin will look bright and ready to take on the day even if your brain is still on sleep mode.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
There are your run-of-the-mill vitamin C serums…and then there’s Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, which packs in 10.5 percent pure vitamin C and Vitamin Cg, also known as ascorbyl glucoside, a vitamin C derivative that activates once it’s been absorbed into the upper layers of the skin’s surface. Together, they work wonders smoothing your skin’s texture and fine lines, as well as minimizing the appearance of large pores. Also present are two types of hyaluronic acid, including one called fragmented hyaluronic acid, which absorbs even more speedily than the “regular” kind. With consistent use, you’ll have a plumper, firmer complexion.
Bath & Shower Grapefruit Liquid Body Cleanser Refill
The hydrating heroes in the Grapefruit Bath & Shower Liquid Body Cleanser Refill are a combination of hydrolyzed wheat protein and amino acid-derived humectants that help attract moisture to skin and lock it in. So even though you’re cleansing and getting rid of dirt and oils, you’re replenishing moisture in the process.
Body Fuel (Value-Size)
If it isn’t already, this mega-size Body Fuel is bound to be the star of your shower. It’s a multi-purpose hair and body wash that contains a slew of skin-care saviors including anti-inflammatory caffeine and cooling menthol. There’s also vitamin C in the mix, which is a helpful antioxidant that brightens dull skin and fades dark spots.
Amino Acid Shampoo & Conditioner Refills
When combined with coconut oil, the amino acids in the Amino Acid Shampoo act as a cleansing agent. On its own, coconut oil is also highly moisturizing. If you’ve been spending lots of time in the sun — or even in dry, indoor air for that matter — your hair will appreciate the boost of hydration.