Costco is my Holy Grail of skincare shopping, but full disclosure some people have concerns because it’s gray market. I personally haven’t had any issues with expiration date and authenticity from my orders and their customer service can’t be beat! When a product ends in .97 it means that it’s being priced to sell / transition out of stock. However I’ve seen “last chance” pricing drop even further (I’m looking at you May Coop Activator. I got it for $15 but it dropped even further to $10) so if you’re interested IMO order sooner rather than later.
$50 MSRP listed on the main website. I made a post about this one previously when I first noticed the price drop and since then mine has arrived in the mail. I think of it as a “wash-off” mask and I’ll use it after my weekly glycolic acid 30% peel. It’s an ointment-like texture that turns into a light foam. You have to work fast or it starts foaming up on you! I use maybe 4 pumps per session, the instructions do say “use liberally”. The instructions say leave on for about 10 minutes but I HATE the way it feels as the bubbles subside, it feels incredibly itchy to me. On washing off it leaves a slippery feel on the skin, so beware if you’re one of those people who hate that feeling.
I don’t know that it does much but it does seem to reduce my irritation post-peel. It’s a fun purchase for the price.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Bentonite, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saccharide Isomerate, Disiloxane, Decyl Glucoside, Betaine, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Phosphatidylcholine, Sodium Borohydride, Perfluorohexane, Perfluoromethylcyclopentane, Perfluorodecalin, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Menthyl PCA, Algin, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Coconut Acid, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Isethionate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol.
$69 MSRP listed on main website. Did you guys know that cocoa butter has the same comedogenic rating as coconut oil? I was really surprised! Haven’t tried this one but watch out if squalane makes you break out.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Mannitol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Cellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethyl MEA, Thioctic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tyrosine, Papain, Bromelain, Ethylhexylglycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Lecithin, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Maltodextrin, Ceteareth-20, Buteth-3, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lauryl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Tributyl Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Barium Sulfate, Caramel, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate.
$155 MSRP couldn’t find it on their website, strangely but it’s on Sephora. Surprised, but not by the silicone content. (I really should just learn to expect this a lot of high cost products have a lot of silicones in them). I’m pretty curious about this one! But it’s not in my budget this month.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactobacillus Ferment, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethyl MEA, Thioctic Acid, Carnosine, Adenosine, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Decapeptide-4, Oligopeptide-24, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-19, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Urea, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Caprylyl Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediame Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
$325 MSRP on main website. Heck no you aren’t going to catch me dead paying this much for a single product. But peptides are expensive and if you can afford it you’d be saving $125 off of MSRP, so don’t let my lack of money sway you from splurging.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Phosphatidylcholine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Triethanolamine, L-Tyrosine, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Sorbic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Rutin, Tocopherol, Copper Gluconate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Neuropeptide), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Neuropeptide), Parfum (Fragrance), Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Extract