Cult beauty brand Deciem is well known for its range of minimal-ingredient, affordable skincare – causing some of us to look like we have more of a science lab in our bathroom to complete our daily skin care rituals – and the company has just announced it’s having a rare sale to help save our skin from the winter chill. And yep, it includes the obscenely-thrifty The Ordinary products.

Across two days this month, the popular skin care brand is taking 20% off its entire range with no minimum spend – including everything right from everyone’s fave The Ordinary up to NIODHylamide, and Chemistry Brand.

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NIOD's Yešti collection was born to allow our collective past an overdue chance to speak and to respect that in order to move forward, one must look backward. In line with Yešti's commitment to traditional science, each formula within the collection borrows from Ayurveda, Unani, traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern medicines to offer timeless efficacy. While this approach may seem at odds with NIOD's commitment to science, it in fact complements the exponential and seemingly limitless growth of science with the beauty and instructional nature of history, allowing us to respect the past while moving towards the future. Sanskrit Saponins is a viscous and intense cleaning balm, formulated as a pH-balanced suspension of the amino acid, Arginine, in highly-concentrated and unrefined saponins from the Ayurvedic plants shikakai and sapindus mukorossi, unsupported by any modern cleaning technology. Myrrh Clay offers instant and visible tightening of the skin. Myrrh and its fragrant resin, derived from tree sap, are recognized in many cultures' studies of medicine for their high content of terpenoids and sesquiterpenes. While traditionally used for its wound healing, antioxidant and age prevention properties, one of the main benefits of topically-applied myrrh is the visible and immediate firming of the skin. Myrrh Clay combines highly-purified myrrh with isolated polyphenols from strawberry leaves and concentrated Wu Zhu Yu, all supporting a visible firming effect in a nutrient base of humic-rich peat and Indian Multani Mitti clay. Mastic Must utilizes a highly-densified, sustainably-sourced anti-bacterial and anti-fungal sap from Greek mastic trees that binds to congestion without binding to oil or water. It purifies and shrinks the appearance of pores (within genetic limitations) without dryness, offering efficient, yet innocuous cleaning and the removal of impurities.

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Although The Ordinary is already a bullshit inexpensive range of simple skin care products, having it at 20% off will only encourage me to buy more than I should, to be honest.

Now that I think about it, I am getting low on my Lactic Acid and probably should also top up my Squalene to help keep my cheeks nice and hydrated over the cold Melbourne winter. Ahh god dammit.

Deciem will be having a little party at its Sydney brick-and-mortar store in The Rocks on Thursday June 27, and another at the Canberra pop-up shop on Friday June 28 from 3-9pm for the sale. You gotta sign up though, so hit the links and get your name on the list.

You can ask the staff about how to take care of your skin throughout this weird-ass winter we’re having, find out tips and tricks for creating regimes, as well as pick up some stuff to pack out your at-home stash, or a new treat to incorporate into your existing routine.

I dunno about you, but my night-time routine is about eight steps already, and my skin just soaks it all up overnight.

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It's all very confusing but we'll do our best to simplify (please bear with us ????). Peptides are made up of amino acids holding hands (peptide bonds). As more peptides come together, they begin to form proteins, and proteins are a fundamental building block of the skin. Being a natural component of the skin, peptides play a big part in maintaining skin firmness, texture and elasticity. Without them, the skin isn't able to bounce back as it used to, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness. As we move through life, the natural peptides within our skin lessen in quantity – however, various topical peptides are available to offer mimicking effects: ⁣ ???? Argireline Solution 10% – a super lightweight solution that targets signs of aging by improving the appearance of areas of the skin prone to dynamic folds (i.e. around the eyes & forehead).⁣ ⁣ ???? Matrixyl 10% + HA – a very high-strength peptide formula to visibly target the look of static (always there) and dynamic (forming with muscle motion) wrinkles. ⁣ ⁣ ???? “Buffet” – If you're not too sure which peptide to go for, "Buffet" is an excellent choice to begin with. It features a comprehensive array of complex technologies within a single serum to target various visible signs of aging all at once (such as static or dynamic lines and wrinkles, sagging and loss of elasticity). ⁣ ⁣ ???? "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% – All the goodness of "Buffet" with the additional benefits of a 1% concentration of GHK-Cu (Copper Tripeptide), which focuses on the maintenance of general skin health by encouraging the skin to enter a constant state of repair. This aims to ward against loss of skin elasticity, firmness and plumpness and to help ‘undo’ the impact of our stress-filled, busy lifestyle. ⁣ ⁣ We know it's tempting to use our peptide products all at once, but we do suggest beginning with one and seeing what makes your skin happiest ????. If you’re struggling to make a choice, "Buffet" itself contains both Argireline and Matrixyl, making it a great place to start. ⁣ ⁣ Thank you for coming to our “pep” talk. ❤️

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So mark your calendars for this bloody rare sale from the team at Deciem, because who knows when this will happen again.

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