BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY 2018

$2 lactic acid, climate-specific skincare – oh my! Beauty deals from Deciem, Vichy, Pour Moi, Sephora and more to tickle your wallet.
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Image via deciem.com

I don't know about yours, but my wallet is close to throwing up a white flag in surrender. I just hope it holds out a little bit longer because there are some amazing beauty deals to be had right this minute! Full disclosure: I've already got my Deciem order in...

the body shop black friday 2018

If you haven't already got your advent-calendar situation sorted, now is an ideal time to snag one from The Body Shop because they're offering 40% off everything including all their holiday gifts.

The Body Shop Black Friday = 40% off everything including holiday gifts

The Body Shop Black Friday = 40% off everything including holiday gifts

Now please excuse me while I go hunt down everything Satsuma. (There's a great set I know my lovely Superintendent would enjoy immensely – one for her and one for me!)

charlotte tilbury black friday 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018 daily deals

Charlotte Tilbury Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018 daily deals

I don't know if I've done you a favour by waiting until today to post about Black Friday sales when some brands have been offering sales all week. Charlotte Tilbury, for instance, is offering rolling deals daily, different discounts on different items every day. I can't tell you what tomorrow's deals are because they're under embargo until 8am day-of, but at least I can suggest setting an alarm because if you're a CT-beauty fan, you won't want to miss them.

deciem black friday 2018

For the last couple of years, Deciem's Black Friday traffic has nearly broken their servers, and it's the Black-Friday sale I've been asked most about this year. Aside from that, 2018's been rough for founder Brandon Truaxe. We hope he's recovering and makes full genius comeback in the near future. In the meantime, some of his greatest hits are on offer until sold out or until Monday November 26th at 11:59 EST. 

Deciem Black Friday 2018 deals

Deciem Black Friday 2018 deals

Don't worry, I left you some Lactic Acid 10% + HA ($2 each at deciem.com!), as well as Granactive Retinoid 2% ($4 each at deciem.com!), partly because there's a limit of 2 per customer. But now I'm wondering, why didn't I put the big bottle of hyaluronic acid in my cart too?

dermalogica.ca black friday 2018

If you live in Canada and love Dermalogica, dermalogica.ca is offering two specific Black-Friday features this week: (1) spend $120 CAD on any Dermalogica products and you'll get a "Radiate and Replenish Kit" gift-with-purchase worth $65 CAD. The kit includes a trial size Rapid Reveal Peel (I love this peel!), trial size Phyto Replenish Oil and 10mL Sound Sleep Cocoon in a glittery bag. Code: BFDEAL1.

Dermalogica Canada Black Friday gifts-with-purchase

Dermalogica Canada Black Friday gifts-with-purchase

Or (2), spend $180 CAD on any Dermalogica products and snag a "Perfect Introduction" kit worth $100 CAD that includes samples of Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Multivitamin Power Firm, and Skin-Smoothing Cream. Code: BFDEAL2.

Dermalogica.ca is not an affiliate link.

glow recipe black friday 2018

I don't get much into Korean beauty stuff because I haven't had enough experience in the arena to feel comfortable. But I recently met with the founders of Glow Recipe, a US-based K-beauty retail site and now I want to give them my credit card. Why? Because Sarah and Christine, both Korean, cut their beauty-business teeth in marketing at L'Oréal in Korea and then L'Oréal in NYC. They're in a unique position to know Korean skincare and what the North American consumer would be interested in. As well, the blog component on their site has a lot of helpful information.

Glow Recipe Black Friday k-beauty deals

Glow Recipe Black Friday k-beauty deals

Oh, and did I mention Sarah and Christine are behind the very popular Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer? I haven't given them enough of a try to weigh in, but if you are already into k-beauty, then you'll want to know that until Cyber Monday, Glow Recipe is offering 25% to 40% off all brands on their site except Glow Recipe Skincare.

And starting at 12pm on Sunday, Glow Recipe Skincare will be 20% off until the end of Cyber Monday. (If you live in Canada, here's the shipping info.)

indeed labs black friday 2018

Indeed Labs Hydraluron was one of my first favourite hyaluronic-acid serums, different because it was formulated with so few ingredients and offered at such a great retail price – I geeked out about it here, six years ago. Since then Indeed has launched a range of skincare around Hydraluron, all worth checking out, and a series of boosters also worth trying. (When my skin got cranky recently, Indeed's Mineral Booster was part of my calming regimen.)

Indeed Labs Black Friday: 50% off everything

Indeed Labs Black Friday: 50% off everything

This Black Friday Indeed is offering 50% off everything to their Canadian and US customers. Given the line's already excellent price points – $22.99 to $27.99 – this is a perfect time either to stock up or to try something new. I picked up the Retinol Reface and Pepta-Bright as gifts and to add to my stash of boosters and Hydraluron skincare.

Indeed labs links are not affiliate links.

jb skin guru black friday 2018

Montréal-based Jennifer Brodeur absolutely deserves the title "guru," and not just because Oprah bestowed it upon her. With more than 20 years as a skin therapist and the co-invention of MAX+ (an LED-therapy medical device used in spas) under her belt, and drop-the-mic clients such as Oprah and Michelle Obama (Jennifer is working with the former First Lady on her book tour), Brodueur has earned the right to her moniker, Skin Guru.

JB Skin Guru Black Friday

JB Skin Guru Black Friday

Perhaps surprisingly, given today's skincare landscape, Brodeur is not about a detailed, multi-multi-step regimen – her own morning skincare is an application of moisturizer, and that's it. Her skincare line, Peoni, which she uses on Oprah and Mrs. Obama as well as other clients, is vegan, gluten-free (JB is celiac) and natural, built around a powerful antioxidant peony-root extract. It's expensive – the serum is $225 CAD and the essence is $60 CAD – so for many of us, a Black Friday 20% off all Peoni products is the only way we'll get hands on.

pahlish indie polish black friday 2018

Sister just posted about indie polish brand Pahlish and the heart-eyes gifts-with-purchase founder Shannon is offering for Black Friday this year. It's a pre-order situation, so as long as you get to the site before the offer fades away, you'll get whatever you put on your list.

Pahlish Wizarding World Part 2 November 2018 Black Friday

Pahlish indie nail polish collection + giveaway shades for Black Friday

For all the Manigeek details and swatches, hop over to the post here.

pour moi skincare black friday 2018

Pour Moi Skincare Black Friday 2018 = 40% off with code BLACK40 via the US site.

Pour Moi Skincare Black Friday 2018 = 40% off with code BLACK40 via the US site.

I'm just getting to know this innovative skincare line, Pour Moi, but am so impressed that I want you to know about its Black-Friday-week pricing (via its US website) in case you're feeling brave enough to try it (they'll refund if it doesn't work for you). The fragrance-free – 🙌 – collection is formulated and manufactured in France by the same lab that does La Prairie, but the company is based in California. What makes it innovative? Pour Moi is the first skincare to focus on the climate in which you live and how it affects the way your skin absorbs and holds onto precious moisture. (The line is creating big buzz in the industry right now.)

Pour Moi is much more than just a light texture for warm environments and heavy for cold (in fact, none of the textures is heavy at all). Each component of the three-step biomimetic system takes into account how the skin absorbs ingredients of particular molecular size, and how it absorbs and retains moisture in specific climates. The idea is to get moisture-binding ingredients to various levels within the top layer of skin in order to hydrate most effectively throughout the day. (Explore the brand's complete ingredient-and-explanation list here.)

Pour Moi's step one is a water-like liquid balancing hydrator that sinks in quickly to prep skin to absorb the next step. Step two is a slightly thicker hydrating gel or serum that also sinks easily. Step three is a moisturizer that goes with the climate you're in: Temperate for balanced humidity and pleasant warmth; Desert for low humidity and high heat; Tropical for high humidity and high heat; and Polar for low humidity, extremely low temperature – i.e. winter in Toronto or NYC. Coming soon is Mountain for low humidity, high elevation – and it's amazing on flights! (I just tried it on a 5-hour return flight from California, and when I landed, my skin felt and looked as happy as it did when I boarded. Their clever #happyfaceanyplace tagline is spot on.)

Pour Moi doesn't offer little samples because all that sachet and blister single-use-plastic packaging is basically industry dandruff that ends up littering the planet. So, because you do have to buy the full-size recyclable-plastic bottles if you want to try it, you might as well do so when everything is 40% off with the code BLACK40. The line is already very well priced – the balancer is regularly $29 USD, the serum is $65 USD, and each moisturizer is $35 USD. And if it doesn't work for you, just return it.

In Canada, Pour Moi is available from The Shopping Channel, and it happens to be on sale there for the holidays, as well. Moisturizers are regularly $49.50 CAD, but they're $39.50 CAD each right now, and there are duos available at considerable savings too.

(Pour Moi links are not affiliate links.)

sephora canada black friday 2018

Sephora already has enough of my money. Their sneaky more-sales strategy this year is totally working on my poor wallet – it's on the brink of Sephora-Sales Fatigue. Black Friday's $20 CAD & Under Sephora offerings will probably bring on the symptoms and possibly a coma by Cyber Monday. 

Sephora Canada Black Friday 2018 $20-and-Under deals

Sephora Canada Black Friday 2018 $20-and-Under deals

sephora usa black friday 2018

Sets similar to Canada's, and a few more of them, all under a $15-or-less USD umbrella.

Sephora US Black Friday 2018 deals

Sephora US Black Friday 2018 deals

vichy black friday 2018

Vichy gift with purchase when you spend $70 or more; 25% Black Friday discount on everything

Vichy gift with purchase when you spend $70 or more; 25% Black Friday discount on everything

In a post earlier this year, I snuck in a line about being a Vichy Liftactiv ambassador – I've been using the line for most of this year, except in the summer when I was all about Vichy Aqualia Thermal because Liftactiv was too heavy for my skin in the heat. I mention this because I'm an idiot: I bought a new Liftactive Serum 10 Supreme a couple of weeks ago via beautyboutique.ca. If I'd just waited, I could have saved a bit of $. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Vichy Black Friday 2018 = 25% off everything including limited-edition sets

Vichy Black Friday 2018 = 25% off everything including limited-edition sets

I've highlighted the sets because they're nicely priced gifts, but Vichy's Black Friday 2018 offer is 25% off every order, plus a 16-piece gift-with-purchase (value is $90 CAD) if you spend $70 or more. (Tempted to stock up on Vichy Mineral 89 enough to score that GWP...) 

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I'm going to keep adding to this post for a little while, in alphabetical order. Are you planning any Black-Friday or Cyber-Monday beauty shopping?

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