Our Top Recommendations For Ulta's 2024 Love Your Skin Event Based On User Reviews

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Skincare lovers mark their calendars for Ulta Beauty's Love Your Skin Event each year, and this year's event lasts from December 31 to January 20. However, Diamond and Platinum members can get a head start and shop a day earlier on December 30. Generally, shoppers can expect to save a whopping 50% on Daily Beauty Steals and 30% on weekly offers. What's more, Ulta lets buyers peruse its website beforehand to get an idea of what items will go on sale on particular days. Some of these products are online exclusives, while others are available in stores as well.


The Love Your Skin Event isn't just about moisturizers and serums. Although there are plenty of those to choose from, you can also score major deals on skin-enhancing supplements, self-tanning formulas, and lip tints. And if you need to buy birthday presents for a special someone, there's a nice beard grooming kit and a couple of face sculpting devices. We know that it's hard for many people to check Ulta daily — or you simply may not have time to go through each product available during this super sale — so we've done the deep dive for you and hand-picked the best steals based on user reviews. Check out below for an in-depth explanation of how we've arrived at our picks, and, in the meantime, get your notepads out and make a list of all our skincare picks that strike your fancy.


Best overall deal: Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex

Perricone MD is one of the elite leading skincare lines, and its steep price tags reflect it. Therefore, Ulta's Love Your Skin Event is the perfect time to splurge on one of the brand's products, and the Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex is our top pick due to its high rating. This product promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin, and users rave about seeing great results — though many wish the price tag was cheaper. Normally sold at $105, you can save quite a few bucks on January 1 by getting for half the price.


Purchase the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex at Ulta for $52.50

Best face primer: Tarte Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer

Priming your face before applying foundation can do wonders, and Tarte's Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer is an Ulta fan fave. With over 1,300 reviews, the product boasts a 4.6 rating, and purchasers love how flawless their makeup looks throughout the day. Many also gave the primer a thumbs-up for its moisturizing properties. The vegan formula is made with coconut, jojoba, and grapeseed oils to hydrate the skin for up to 12 hours. One user advised letting the formula sit for about two minutes before applying makeup. This one's going on sale super early in the event — December 31 — so be ready!


Purchase the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer at Ulta for $16.

Best body lotion: Beekman 1802 Pure Whipped Body Cream

Many people can be particular about body lotions, but Beekman's 1802 Pure Whipped Body Cream has an impressive 4.9 stars from over 800 reviews. Its main ingredient is goat milk, which contains vitamins and minerals that are great for the skin. Other ingredients include coconut oil, mango seed butter, vitamin E, and aloe. While some users complained about the smell, others wrote that there was either no scent at all or a "neutral" scent. Reviewers also share how soft it made their skin feel without feeling greasy, stating that the formula melted into the beautifully. This one will be available for 50% off on January 1.


Purchase the Beekman 1802 Pure Whipped Body Cream at Ulta for $19.

Best skincare tool: Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand

Many skincare tools used to be exclusively wielded by professionals, but there are many on the market for in-home use now. The Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand is small and easy to use, and it uses red light therapy to minimize dark circles and fine lines. You simply apply an activating serum, which you can purchase from Solawave as well, or use your own water-based one. Then, massage your face with the tool for five minutes. Many buyers notice a reduction in redness, pores, and wrinkles. This product will be discounted on January 4, so make a note of it it you want to snag 50% off.


Purchase the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand at Ulta for $84.50

Best face cleanser: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

There are many top-tier face cleansers available during Ulta's Love Your Skin Event, but the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser jumped out at us due to a 4.6 rating from a vast 3,800 reviews. Made with soy proteins, cucumber extract, and aloe, this cleaner not only removes makeup and dirt but also balances the skin's pH levels. Users with sensitive skin say it's soothing to their skin, and one reviewer even notes that the cleanser didn't sting their eyes. It comes in three sizes, which is a big plus, and will be discounted on January 8.


Purchase the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser at Ulta beginning at $8.

Best skincare treatment: Philosophy Microdelivery 2-Step Resurfacing Peel Kit

At first glance, Philosophy's Microdelivery 2-Step Resurfacing Peel Kit may seem a bit too complicated to use, but after reading reviews, we're basically sold. According to the instructions, the first step involves applying the resurfacing crystals onto the skin and giving it a "gentle massage" for a minute. Next, you apply the activating gel on top, which will start foaming on the skin. After two to three minutes, you rinse the formulas off. Buyers notice smoother, brighter skin and even compare the results to getting a spa treatment. It can be yours for half the price on January 18.


Purchase the Philosophy Microdelivery 2-Step Resurfacing Peel Kit at Ulta for $39.50

Best eye cream: IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream

Eye creams are a splurge, as you typically get a small amount for a relatively large price tag, but many think It Cosmetic's Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream is worth the hype. It contains two different types of peptides and promises results after four weeks of use. One buyer wrote, "Nothing compares to this. My dark circles are essentially gone and fine lines diminishing. A must-have!" If you need a new eye cream, grab this one on January 19 for half of its usual price.


Purchase the IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream at Ulta beginning at $23.75.

How we selected products

When looking at the products Ulta Beauty's marking down for its annual Love Your Skin Event, we first created categories based on common skin needs, taking the products into account. The products we ultimately selected were chosen by comparing similar items and reading each one's reviews. Naturally, we chose those with the highest number of stars based on larger sample pools. We also leaned toward those that offered more commentary from buyers. While none of these products have perfect ratings — will a skincare product ever truly be deemed perfect? — the ones we chose had the best overall results from those who tried them.