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It’s not a stretch to say that we’re K-beauty aficionados over here at Allure. We’re always keeping out on the latest and greatest to make it over here stateside. K-beauty products are known to be pretty affordable — Cosrx and Innisfree, I see you — but we won’t complain if there’s an extra discount to sweeten the deal. That’s why, during Black Friday 2022, we’re keeping a watchful eye for the best Korean skin-care deals you simply can’t pass up.
There’s something for everyone, whether that’s a new cleanser, essence, or lip tint — and the best part is that you can snag them for up to 50 percent off during the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We’ve curated some of our favorite Black Friday Korean beauty deals below consisting of incredibly innovative, effective, and gentle products that will seriously plump and brighten your complexion for an undeniable glow.
The Fixing Tints went viral on TikTok because people found they were actually mask-proof. Not quite a liquid lipstick and not quite a lip stain, this formula gives off that perfect “blurred lips” look. If you want to switch your moisturizer to one that will go on the offense when it comes to repairing the barrier, the SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream will do just that — without feeling overly heavy.
November 22 to 28: This is one of Soko Glam’s biggest sales to date. Lucky shoppers can score 35 percent off sitewide with code SOKOSALE, including gift sets, new launches, and Then I Met You (which is usually excluded from discounts). For the latter, you’ll get a free Honey Dew Lip Mask with any TIMY orders of $150 or more. Start accumulating savings by dropping in the Best of Beauty-winning Living Cleansing Balm and the newly-launched Living Sea Cleansing Tonic, a.k.a. the perfect, makeup-and-pore-clearing cleanser and toner duo. From there, apply a few drops of the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum for niacinamide-powered dewiness.
November 25 to 28: The chances of you not hearing about Cosrx’s Master Patches at some point within the last few years are slim, but in case you need a refresh, these are some of the original stars in the pimple patch category and are the ultimate, no-fuss solution to flattening and healing breakouts that have come to a head. Once you take off your patch, follow it up with the ever-soothing Advanced Snail Mucin 96 Power Essence, which has a thicker, almost-syrupy texture that replenishes moisture and reduces irritation. This Black Friday, most of Cosrx’s lineup is up to 50 percent off — so go, go, go.
Looking for a lip tint that lasts all day but feels like nothing? Thunderbolt Tint Lacquers are infused with moisturizing argan oil for an ultra-smooth finish and juicy color. Multi Cube Palette looks as delicious as Neapolitan ice cream and comes with matte and sparkly shades that’ll add the perfect amount of pizzazz to any eye look.
November 24 to 28: If you’re always scrambling to find travel-friendly skin care on the eve of a big trip, the Real Fresh Cleansing Stick is here to save you some unnecessary stress. To be applied on slightly wet skin (not dry!), this solid cleanser actually has real crushed grean tea leaves embedded within it to provide gentle exfoliation while the rest of the ingredients, such as moisturizing green tea, olive, and coconut oils, sweep away all of the day’s makeup and dirt. On the makeup front, check out the Extra Volumecurl Metal Mascara for fluttery lashes every day. The slim metal wand is enough to pique your interest, isn’t it?
November 21 to 28: Take up to 30 percent off the entire lineup at the brand’s Amazon storefront. Our number-one pick has to be the UV Essence Waterfull+ SPF 50+ Sun Cream — it’s impossibly hydrating and has two key ingredients sourced from Italy, white truffle and tocopherol (otherwise known as vitamin E), to leave skin feeling healthy and protected.
November 24 to 28: If you’re a Prime member, you’re in luck, because select Mizon products, including the two pictured above, will be discounted up to 35 percent. The Niacinamide Smoothing Body Lotion packs niacinamide, vitamin C, and AHA to banish uneven texture as well as dull, hyperpigmentation-prone skin. For the face, there’s nothing more soothing than slathering on the Good Bye Blemish Soothing Gel Cream to reduce acne-induced inflammation.
Through November 30: We know a sweet deal when we see one — namely, 30 percent off the entire Phyto Plump Collagen collection all month long.
November 25 to 27: Indulge in your skin in some Missha staples (and gift sets), which are up to 50 percent off during Black Friday weekend at misshaus.com. On top of that, you can snag an extra 10 percent off orders of $150 or more. We’ll definitely be restocking on two of our Time Revolution faves, The First Essence 5X and Night Repair Ampoule 5X to plump, firm, moisturize, and brighten our skin.