The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Here. Here's What to Stock Up On.

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday July 4, 2022
Originally published on July 3, 2022

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Here. Here's What to Stock Up On.

Every summer, Nordstrom unveils a slew of beauty luxuries as part of their highly-anticipated Anniversary Sale. In some cases, it includes brands that almost never go on sale otherwise. Most Nordy Club Cardmembers can begin shopping the deals on July 9, but those with elite status will be granted access a bit sooner. For the rest of the public, the sale officially opens July 15 and will run until July 31. But a lot of the best items sell out early, which is why every summer people clamor for early access.

This year, I previewed the sale to give EDGE readers an inside track on which products you should add to your carts as soon as you're able.

Kiehl's Crème de Corps Body Moisturizer

The best body cream on the market, this Kiehl's classic delivers all-day softness and hydration like nothing else. Formulated with beta-carotene, cocoa butter, and sesame oil, this will take your body care routine to the next level, especially if you're drenching yourself with it after a bath or a shower. You can either buy the 1 liter bottle for $56 (usually $86), or the 1 liter refillable pouch for only $49. Stock up now, thank me later.

Malin + Goetz Jumbo Run Body Wash

Divinely scented with the brand's delicious, decadent Rum Eau de Parfum, this body wash uses glycerin and amino acid technology to cleanse the body and leave it fully hydrated without a trace of residue. Not only does it leave your skin soft and smelling sexy, but it will also turn your shower into a sensorial escape. If baths are your thing, you can even pour a few capfuls under running water and soak in the bubbly goodness. Usually $72, this special jumbo size is on sale for $50.

Supergoop! Unseen & Play Sunscreen SPF 50 Set

Supergoop! makes some of the best, most versatile and wearable sunscreens on the market. (As I type this, I have no fewer than three different Supergoop! products on my face). This set includes two tubes of their iconic Unseen Sunscreen, a clear sunscreen that goes on invisible and stays that way all day long, regardless of how many times you reapply. It also includes their Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50, which can be used on both your face and your body. If your skin is on the oilier side, this fast-absorbing lotion is moisturizing enough that you can use it in place of your daily moisturizer. When I tell you that Supergoop! products will change your relationship to sunscreen for the better, I say that without a shred of exaggeration. And at $48 — on sale from $78 — there's no better time to try it for yourself.

RevitaBrow Conditioner Duo

A little over a year ago, the technician waxing my eyebrows told me that I had some tiny patches of hair missing from my eyebrows that had rendered by brows asymmetrical, and she recommended that I look for a brow conditioner that would help condition and regrow them. My research led me to RevitaBrow, which has amassed a cult following for its effective, non-prescription products. Before I even finished one tube, my brows were thicker, fuller, shinier, and — somehow — darker. In short, this stuff works wonders, and thanks to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale you can get two tubes for the price of one. Retailing at $220, you can snag this two-tube set for only $110.

Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase Duo

In addition to wearing sunscreen every day, one of the best things you can do for your skin (and hair!) is to sleep on a silk pillowcase. When you sleep on a cotton pillowcase, the fabric is actually absorbing your nighttime facial products, which is absolutely not the point. When you keep your facial products on your skin at night instead of on your pillowcase, you are ensuring that your skin is moisturized and nourished during those critical overnight hours when our skin is getting the most out of them. Also, Slip's pillowcases are shown to create 43% less friction, which reduces stretching and tugging of the skin as you sleep. All this might sound a little extra, but there's a reason that sleeping on silk is one of the beauty industry's longest-held secrets. With silk, you get what you pay for, so that $16 silk pillowcase you're buying from Amazon probably isn't real silk. When you invest in something like Slip Silk, not only are you getting the best silk in the industry, but it'll last you for years. This two pillowcase set usually retails for $178, but you can snag it at Nordstrom for $125.

Lancer Method Set

With a world-famous practice in Beverly Hills, Dr. Harold Lancer's celebrity client list is a who's who of perfect skin, and this three-step skincare routine has been an industry standard for years. Usually retailing for $270, this set is only $150 while supplies last. First, you polish the skin with Dr. Lancer's beloved dual-action exfoliator before going in with his hydrating, pH-balancing cleanser. Lastly, a tiny amount of his Nourish Moisturizer will give your skin all the nourishment it needs to get you through the day. Just don't forget the sunscreen!

Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Set

My absolute favorite cool weather evening fragrance, nothing I've ever worn has gotten my compliments like this Tom Ford classic. It's sensual, luxurious, and inviting, all the things a good fragrance should be. This opens with aphrodisiac black truffle and narcotic ylang-ylang, with a dash of bergamot and bitter orange. There's also a hint of run-soaked sweet black plum and a dense base of patchouli and vanilla, which stays on the skin for hours. This two-piece set, a $189 value, is on sale for $140 and includes both a standard bottle and a travel-size bottle.

NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Kit

The most popular microcurrent device on the market, the NuFace Trinity is essentially the Cadillac of at-home beauty devices. As we get older, our natural current slows down, which can lead to sagging skin, loss of contour, and wrinkles, which is why people use microcurrent devices to tone our facial muscles while improving contour and skin tone while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Usually retailing for $339, the kit is on sale for $199.

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw Blanket

Okay, so this isn't beauty, but I would certainly consider one of these beloved blankets to be an essential part of self-care. Founded in Malibu in 1994, Barefoot Dreams quickly became the best-kept secret of Hollywood's elite. From their loungewear and socks to these blankets, their reputation for making the coziest items money can buy is well-earned. I'm not someone prone to gushing about a blanket, but I have to say, this one is worth all the hype. It's so cozy that even my dog seeks it out. Usually $147, you can take home this fluffy piece of heaven for $97.90.

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