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 Anua, we see you — but we have no complaints if there’s a little discount to sweeten the deal. That’s why we’ve combed through tons of Black Friday 2023 sales in order to round up our favorite K-beauty finds below.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Cosrx Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence,
- Best Amazon Deal: Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner,
- Best Nordstrom Deal: Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask,
- Best Ulta Beauty Deal: Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence,
- Best Sephora Deal: Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb,
- Best Soko Glam Deal: Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm,
- Best Sunscreen Deal: Skin1004 Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF 50+ PA++++,
- Best Eye Cream Deal: Beauty of Joseon Revive Eye Serum,
- Best Skin-Care Device Deal: Medicube Age-R Booster-H,
Whether you’re in the market for a new cleanser, lip tint, essence, or serum, or if you’ve never tried anything K-beauty, Black Friday is the time to treat yourself to new, innovative treatments or stock up on tried-and-true formulas from accessible retailers like Amazon, Ulta Beauty, Sephora, and Soko Glam. 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 Black Friday 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.
Anua’s toners aren’t hyped up for no reason. Heartleaf is a soothing ingredient that should be in your skin-care routine. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that minimize redness, irritation, and even the appearance of large pores.
When a skin-care device is Hailey Bieber-approved, you don’t ask questions. If you want to achieve glazed donut skin, these Medicube devices will help you do just that by creating microscopic passages that allow your skin-care products to absorb more efficiently and deeply. In-office treatments, who?
Haruharu Wonder’s most popular products are spiked with fermented black rice, which does a fantastic job of driving intense moisture into the skin. So whether you’re looking for a new toner, sunscreen, or eye cream, bet on black rice to leave your skin feeling good.
Skin1004’s sunscreen serum has gone TikTok-viral and for good reason — this cast-free formula melts into the skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. But don’t sleep on the rest of the brand’s nourishing treatments, including the Madagascar Centella Light Cleansing Oil — which dissolves makeup and dirt and soothes skin, thanks to the addition of cica.
Soothing is the name of the game when it comes to I’m From products. Quench your skin’s thirst with these post-cleansing hydrators featuring Goami rice extract or mugwort, both sourced from Korea.
We’re not bluffing when we say Etude House’s SoonJung line — which spans cleansers, essences, and moisturizers — is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, damaged, and easily irritated skin. The reason why? This fragrance-free collection is chock-full of soothing, barrier-repairing ingredients such as panthenol and madecassoside. In the realm of sunscreen, Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk is a fluid formula that provides a glowy base pre-makeup or worn alone.
At the intersection of Korean and French beauty traditions, Erborian sources traditional Korean herbs such as ginseng, bamboo, wild yam, and horsetail to inject into their products. (In fact, “Erborian” translates to “Herbs of the Orient.”) While you may have heard of Erborian’s CC Cream, the brand’s skin-care serums, moisturizers, and oils are not to be overlooked.
Are we surprised Ulta Beauty is bringing the Black Friday 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.
Then I Met You
This is not a drill: Then I Met You rarely goes on sale so you’ll want to get at least two of the Best of Beauty-winning Cleansing Balm. While you’re at it, you might as well toss in a sunscreen…and toner…and face mask…and the rest of the collection, if we’re being honest.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero is considered an icon in the world of Korean cleansing balms and certainly one you should incorporate into your skin-care routine if you want clearer skin. The Original formula has since welcomed Clarifying (for oily skin), Purifying (for sensitive skin), Brightening, Revitalizing (for combination skin), Nourishing, and most recently, Firming to its portfolio — so you’re not short of options when it comes to your specific skin concerns.
Hanskin’s Pore Cleansing Oils are not only effective and gentle but they offer three types based on your skin type: AHA for dry skin, BHA for oily skin, and PHA (pictured above) for sensitive skin. Meanwhile, the glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, and sodium hyaluronate in the Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence are responsible for an intense but quick-absorbing burst of hydration.
Beauty of Joseon
Glow up (literally) with Beauty of Joseon’s niacinamide- and propolis-packed serum and even out any 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.
That’s right: The viral Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm is 35% off for Black Friday. Stock (sold legitimately by Kahi) always ebbs and flows so consider this your chance to pick up the portable plumping treatment so you can indulge in a dose of moisture anywhere you go.
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.
I’ve been using Neogen for years and it just doesn’t disappoint. The Day-Light sunscreen and essence are personal favorites but you can’t go wrong with anything from the line.
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.
November 24 to 27: People with sensitive skin, listen up. Illiyoon is slashing prices on its collection of moisture-replenishing body-care products by 30% off all weekend long.
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.
November 22 to 29: Innisfree’s Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36 earned a 2023 Best of Beauty Award, so we can’t recommend it enough. For skin-quenching hydration, get the Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Acid serum. For all orders under $100, you automatically get 25% off sitewide. If you go over $100, that discount increases to 30%. Oh, and no matter how much you spend, you receive free gifts.
Best Korean Makeup Black Friday 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.
It says it right in the name: Amuse Dew Tint. These impossibly comfortable lip tints consist of 40% water and eight types of hyaluronic acid, so you get a velvety finish that’s superbly hydrating. We guarantee they’ll give you that coveted K-pop idol look — if you need proof, just look at IVE’s Wonyoung, K-pop It Girl, and Amuse ambassador.
Don’t sleep on Soko Glam’s makeup selection as the e-retailer has been quietly adding some of Korea’s trendiest brands like Unleashia. Inspired by glittery K-pop idol looks? Unleashia’s Glitterpedia eye shadow palettes (Soko Glam offers three in total) are calling your name.
Looking for a sheer tint with extra hydration? You’ll fall head over heels for Glowiest’s lip oil, which is infused with a blend of sunflower seed oil, camellia japonica seed oil, and anemarrhena asphodeloides root extract (a herb commonly used in eastern medicine) to keep your lips pillowy-soft. The Sweet Dreams Lip Mask is the ideal nighttime treatment (or a more intensive daytime balm), thanks to three forms of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.
Dr. Althea might have a stocked skin-care collection but the Clear Brow Sculpting Mascara whips your brow hairs into shape without any unnecessary roughness or crunch. For that, you can thank sodium PCA and a blend of botanical extracts, such as camellia japonica and persimmon.
If you’re not into dramatic lashes, swipe on a layer of Neogen’s Extra Volumecurl Metal Mascara and let the slender metal applicator work its magic — a.k.a. amp up your lashes so that they look natural yet fluttery.
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 Black Friday 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.
Best K-Beauty Gift Set Black Friday Deals
Shopping for others during Black Friday? Smart. If you’re looking for a cute skin-care or makeup set that’s ready to gift, check out our top picks from Cosrx, Dear Klairs, Etude House, and TonyMoly. They’re sure to impress, whether you introduce them to the wonders of snail mucin or Etude House’s popular lip tints.
We’re not totally through yet. Bookmark this page as Black Friday madness continues as we’ll be updating this story and adding new deals through Cyber Monday.