Over here at Allure, we’re always keeping tabs on the best Korean skin-care Black Friday deals to have made it stateside. Sure, K-beauty brands are known to be pretty affordable — Cosrx and Innisfree, we see you — but we have no complaints if there’s a little discount to sweeten the deal. That’s why, in anticipation of Black Friday 2023, we have a very watchful eye on the early sales by all our favorite K brands.
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Whether you’re in the market for a new cleanser, lip tint, essence, or oil, you can find it at a discount. Or, if you’ve never tried anything K-beauty, Black Friday is the time to play around and figure out what you like. You might even find that the solution to your acne woes lies in an ingredient not commonly found in standard-fare American skin care. Still unsure? Don’t K-nock it until you try it (ha). Now ready, set, glow.
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Best Korean Skin-Care Deals
Cosrx needs no introduction. This Korean skin-care brand is home to the TikTok-viral Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence, which is amazing for boosting moisture and tackling hyperpigmentation, as well as the classic Acne Pimple Patches. The brand also offers a serum for just about any skin-care concern imaginable, including dullness, hyperpigmentation, and dryness.
Amazon’s Black Friday deals are well underway and there’s just too many to cover here, no matter how much time we dedicate to the cause. We’ve gathered our favorite deals from crowdpleasers such as Anua, Cosrx, Medicube, and more, and we’ll leave the rest to you. Happy shopping, friends.
Are we surprised Ulta Beauty is bringing the Cyber Week heat with up to 50% off across almost 300 deals? Nope, not one bit. While you can save on everything from MAC to Sunday Riley, our eyes are all on TonyMoly and Cosrx, which are slashing prices on some of its most beloved products, including the Best of Beauty-winning, powder-to-foam I’m Rice Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser.
Soko Glam is here to spoil us all November long with its massive Cyber Month sale. Now through November 30, you can save 35% off select items sitewide from brands that are rarely on sale like Then I Met You and Hanskin. Soko Glam is also releasing Weekly Steals every Monday, but act quickly because they’re bound to sell out.
Beauty of Joseon
Glow up (literally) with Beauty of Joseon’s niacinamide- and propolis-packed serum and even out any instances of stubborn discoloration with consistent use. Then, hit rewind on your eye area — a.k.a. minimize the look of fine lines and crow’s feet — with the Revive Eye Serum (one of the best Korean eye creams, in our opinion), which is packed with ginseng and retinal (a super gentle version of retinol) to do the job.
November 20 to 27: All Aestura products are 30% off for the entire week, so if your skin is feeling the effects of colder temperatures, this is your sign to pick up some barrier-restoring treatments from Atobarrier 365 lineup, which includes a body lotion, essence, and so much more. We also consider the A-Cica 365 Calming Cream as one of the best Korean moisturizers on the market if cica is a must-have ingredient in your routine — it’s a match made in heaven with the A-Cica 365 Soft Calming Mask Pads seen above.
November 13 to 27: Rovectin is inspired by the Latin word reverti, which means “to return back to where it was.” Rovectin’s founder started the brand after witnessing his sister’s damaged skin post-chemotherapy and sought to create soothing products to address extreme dryness and skin barrier deterioration — and now you can try out the products for yourself while they’re up to 40% off for Black Friday. The Lotus Water Calming Toner and Water Cream are made up of 40% and 75% lotus flower extract, respectively, and are both lightweight and fast-absorbing in nature. They also protect the skin against fine dust and pollutants, so they’re especially useful for city dwellers.
Winter is here, whether we like it or not — hence, all of the Belif restocks we’re about to go in on. Belif’s lineup of impossibly moisturizing skin-care products is refreshing and lightweight yet potent. The brand doesn’t go on sale very often, so pick these up at a discount while you can.
Saturday Skin’s Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask and Carrot + Niacinamide Moisturizing Cream are two of our favorite brightening treatments that wrap up our daytime or nighttime skin-care routines neatly — as in, they’ll also seal in moisture and prevent moisture loss while you go about your day or hit the hay.
Best Korean Makeup Deals
November 23 to 27: We’ve said it and we’ll say it again: Peripera, an already affordable brand that’s discounting products by up to 50% off, has developed one of the best Korean lip tints on the market. The Ink Velvet is equally pigmented as it is transfer-proof and comfortable to wear.
Through November 30: Don’t sleep on Soko Glam’s makeup selection as the e-retailer has been quietly adding some of Korea’s hottest brands like Unleashia and Glowiest. Inspired by glittery K-pop idol looks? Unleashia’s Glitterpedia eye shadow palettes (Soko Glam offers three in total) are calling your name. Dr. Alithea and Neogen give a naturally defined look to your brows and lashes, while Glowiest’s Lip Plumping Oil delivers non-sticky plumpness and radiance, thanks to camellia and sunflower oils. Hello, makeup bag refresh.
November 20 to 27: When you have none other than the Jennie Kim of BLACKPINK fame as your brand ambassador, you’re pretty much a big deal. Such is the case with Luxury makeup brand Hera which just so happens to be offering up to 50% off all Hera products on Amazon. New lippies delivered in two days or less? We’re so in.
Best Korean Hair-Care Deals
November 24 to 27: If you haven’t heard of Dr. Groot, you will soon. Launched in 2017, this hair-care line is known for its Scalp Revitalizing line. The Thickening Shampoo, for example, is infused with biotin and encapsulated prebiotics to boost scalp moisture, reduce scalp redness/irritation, and remove pore-clogging buildup. For Black Friday, the entire lineup over at Amazon is 20% off, but luckily for you, we’ve sussed out a few deals that are already live.
Through November 30: In addition to skin care and makeup, Soko Glam is also here for your hair-care needs. La’dor has been a top seller in the category ever since it launched, but if you’re new to the brand, we recommend trying the Tea Tree Scalp Clinic Hair Pack. This tingly, once-a-week treatment targets flaky, itchy scalps with a nourishing blend of tea tree leaf oil, aloe leaf extract, and snail mucin. (Yep, you read that right. Snail mucin isn’t just for the face.)
To really enhance your scalp care, pick up a scalp massager to promote blood circulation and exfoliation and give you a relaxing massage after a long, hard day. The latter is reason enough, honestly.
Bookmark this page as Black Friday madness continues as we’ll be updating this story and adding new deals through Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday.