We’re merely a few weeks away from the craziest shopping event of the year: Black Friday! November is the busiest time before Christmas when everyone plans what they’ll be sweeping up during Cyber Weekend, and it’s never too early to start planning what skincare and beauty goodies you’ll be taking home with you. Black Friday shopping can get hectic and confusing with so many deals and steals up for grabs, so we’ve picked out a list of gems you simply can’t skip out on. We’re talking about viral chart-toppers you’ve been hearing about all over social media, daily routine essentials that will transform your skin, and much, much more. Keep scrolling to discover our editor’s picks of what to snag this Black Friday.
If you’re looking to remove buildup, makeup and sunscreen all at once, consider the I'm From Rice Toner. This first cleanse superstar is made up of 14 plant-derived oils that keep the skin soft and moisturized post-cleanse, including Argan Kernel oil that assists with the regeneration of skin cells; Jojoba Seed oil that replenishes the skin’s moisture levels; and Hazel Seed oil that provides antioxidant protection. A formula that rebalances the skin, it’s made for use on all skin types including sensitive skin.
If you’re looking to remove buildup, makeup and sunscreen all at once, consider the mixsoon Mung Bean Seed Essence. This first cleanse superstar is made up of 14 plant-derived oils that keep the skin soft and moisturized post-cleanse, including Argan Kernel oil that assists with the regeneration of skin cells; Jojoba Seed oil that replenishes the skin’s moisture levels; and Hazel Seed oil that provides antioxidant protection. A formula that rebalances the skin, it’s made for use on all skin types including sensitive skin.
Frosty winter nights call for a richer, more nourishing layer at bedtime, and this is where the COSRX Full Fit Propolis Honey Overnight Mask steps in. This multitasking 3-in-1 mask is made to provide intensive hydration, enriching the skin with a 70% Full Fit Pro-Barrier Complex consisting of Propolis, Honey and Royal Jelly extracts. The result? A baby-soft complexion as dewy as honey. You get to use this mask 3 ways: as an overnight sleeping pack, a boosting wash-off mask, or a daytime moisturizer.
Bid fine lines and wrinkles goodbye with the Dr. Different Vitalift A Eye & Neck Night Treatment Cream. This cream is packed with Retinal and Collagen Peptides to make skin supple and soft, firming up areas of wrinkling without causing irritation. It’s made to be applied on every part of the face and neck, so you can succinctly target your skin concerns and achieve your desired skin goals.
Getting your daily dose of skincare vitamins is as easy as A-B-C - literally, as demonstrated by the TIA'M Vitamin ABC Box. In this 3-piece set you’ll find TIA’M’s Vita A Bakuchiol Firming Eye Cream for transforming dark circles; the Vita B3 Source that brightens hyperpigmentation and dullness; and the Vitamin C24 Surprise Serum that offers powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage. It makes for the perfect gift to give a loved one, or an all-inclusive kit to grab for your own top shelf.
The secret to well-aging seems like a mystery yet to be solved, but let us divulge a secret: the MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence 5X is the secret weapon to a smooth, youthful complexion. Formulated with 97% Desert Cica Yeast Ferment, this essence firms and brightens the skin in one go, strengthening the complexion in the long run. Its potent combination of ingredients provide 8 key benefits, including fading hyperpigmentation, smoothing texture, and soothing irritation - no wonder over 13 million bottles of this stuff have been sold worldwide.
Supercharge your daily skincare ritual with the APLB Glutathione Niacinamide Ampoule Serum. This booster contains a 31.3% Lipo Gluta Niac Cen™ ingredient consisting of microfluidizer Glutathione, Niacinamide and Centella Asiatica extract; the trio works together to refill hydration levels, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and overall improve the skin’s appearance. Because the ingredients are lipophilic they absorb into the skin with ease, treating your skin concerns quickly and effectively.
Brave the fast-approaching cold and dry winter season with the Torriden DIVE-IN Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The ultimate skin-quenching companion, this serum features 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates the skin from the inside out. The lightweight texture absorbs rapidly into the skin to build 3D networks in the deep layers that retain moisture and plump up the complexion. Panthenol and Allantoin contribute an additional soothing effect to calm any aggravated skin.
Many lipsticks have the drawback of fading or smudging too easily, but not the Etude House Mask Proof Fixing Tint. As suggested by its name, this liquid lipstick formula applies like a lip tint but has the lasting power of a liquid lipstick, minus the uncomfortable dry feeling of traditional formulas. One coat offers high impact pigmentation that dries down to a comfortable matte finish; once it’s dry, it stays in place all day and withstands cracking, crumbling or pilling. The extensive shade range makes sure there’s a shade to suit every skin tone, whether you’re seeking an everyday neutral or a bolder hue.
Have yet to establish your weekly exfoliation routine? The Cure Natural Aqua Gel has got you covered. This water-based peeling gel gently sloughs off dead skin cells to resuscitate a dull complexion, revealing bright and fresh skin underneath. It includes plant extracts such as Aloe Vera, Ginkgo and Rosemary, that treat a myriad of skin concerns like enlarged pores, blackheads and blemishes. Smoother, softer skin is on its way - you just need to take the first step and add this to your weekly routine.
More does not always equal better, and the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner is your proof. The K-beauty label dubs this revitalizing essence toner ‘a well-deserved rest for your skin’, as its formula of minimal ingredients alleviate skin concerns and calm the complexion. Whether you’re tackling fragile skin, rough texture or a loss of elasticity, the active ingredients deeply nourish the complexion as a long-term solution without exacerbating irritation.
We wouldn’t be Stylevana if we didn’t hook you up with the best SPF recommendations *wink*. The Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++ ensures your skin is fully protected from harmful UV rays with its Micro Defense formula that provides even UV coverage on a micro-level. Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly extract and Butylene Glycol ups the skin’s moisture levels so your skin is hydrated throughout wear. White cast-free and non-sticky, it’s bound to make your HG sunscreen collection this season.
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