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FSA Eligible Skincare Products You Need in Your Life Right Now

New year, new you. Give your health the attention it deserves this year.

What is FSA?

An FSA is a benefit typically offered by most employers and allows you to set aside money directly from your paycheck, tax-free, and put it into an account to be used to pay for eligible health-related, or out-of-pocket expenses for you, your partner and dependents.

Most FSA plans operate under a “use it, or lose it” structure, which means that you have until the end of the year, Dec. 31st, to spend all of your pretax dollars before they’re forfeited. If you’re one of the lucky ones, your employer will provide a grace period of up to two and a half months into the new year for you to use your FSA dollars. This essentially gives you until March 15th to spend it all, but you’ll want to confirm this with your employer because some grace periods can be shorter or even non-existent. 

Now, the question is: what can I buy with my FSA dollars? Honestly, a lot of vanity essentials like bandages, sunscreen (never a bad idea to stock up on that), face wash, prenatal vitamins, and acne treatments. Yes, you heard us — acne treatments

So, before you unconsciously sweep those pretax dollars to the side, we’ve rounded up a few of our very own skincare essentials that just so happen to be FSA eligible. 

What Skincare Products are FSA Eligible?

Shop: FSA Eligible Skin Care

1. Sunscreen & SPF Products

Do your dermatologist (and your skin!) a favor and stock up on sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful sun exposure all-year round. Try out these dermatologist-recommended picks for sunscreen:

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FSA approved acne care

2. Acne Skincare Products

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3. Foot Health Products

In case you forgot, your feet need some proper care too! Beat cracked skin and calluses all-year round, store-up on our recommendations for foot health.

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4. Prenatal Vitamins

If you or someone you know is planning or expecting, you should know that prenatal vitamins along with pregnancy tests, fertility treatments, monitors, and breastfeeding supplies are typically FSA eligible. 

prenatal vitamins

In picture:  21st century prenatal multivitamin + DHA

5. Face Wash

Upgrade your face wash with these dermatologist-recommended facial washes to cleanse and brighten your complexion. 

FSA approved face wash

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6. Body wash

In picture: Wash no. 1 body wash and bubble bath by Maude 

If you have questions about the eligibility of these products, contact your plan administrator. 

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