What We’re Buying This Black Friday

{Black Friday} is finally here, and you best believe our wishlists are primed and our baskets are ready! We’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the shopping carts of Cult Beauty’s very own copy team; these are the beauty heroes that we’re buying with 25% OFF! These seasonal savings come just once a year so we’re not holding back…


When it comes to skin care gadgets, I simply cannot get enough. I love to try the latest tech but the Foreo UFO mini 2 will always have a place in my heart — it was love at first pulse. Many gizmos have come and gone but this wonder tool is a long-term commitment that my skin can’t get enough of. The Bear Mini has me considering a throuple though… The metal spheres release microcurrents into the skin that help to promote collagen, repair elastin and tighten skin. There might be an adjustment period, but it’ll be worth it to reveal my most rested and youthful-looking skin yet. Safe to say, this set is coming home with me…


Craving calmer, clearer-looking skin? Well, you’re in luck! The INKEY List’s Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment offers just that without breaking the bank. A ménage à trois of acids work in harmony to ward off blemishes, reduce spot size and banish future breakouts. Hyaluronic acid helps to make the treatment sink into the skin without that greasy feel and adds a burst of moisture your complexion is begging for, while 2% succinic acid works to reduce the size of troublesome spots, and the cherry on top you ask? We can’t forget that powerful yet gentle 1% salicylic acid unclogs pores and exfoliates! It’s no wonder this mighty tube remains a staple on our desks.

When the usual hormonal blemishes pop up, I reach straight for this. It has a green hue but it completely disappears on my (Caucasian) skin so I wear this day and night. It doesn’t stain my bedding and even slightly diminishes redness during the day for virtual meetings! It’s not drying at all but is so effective at taking down that initial inflammation and stress. The perfect companion for bringing down blemishes without the faff!” – Natalie, Junior Copywriter


A product that needs no introduction —we like to give it one anyway — the one and only Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is the definition of a repeat buy. This miracle in a bottle has been taking the world (and our pores) by storm, leaving soft, supple skin in its wake. One thing we can guarantee, the hype around this one is bible: it’s a mainstay on the {skin care} shelf of every Cult connoisseur. Breakouts and blackheads beware, your days are numbered…

I’ve got a few things in my basket for Black Friday and one of them will definitely be my trusted Paula’s Choice toner. I didn’t think it could live up to the hype until it became cemented in my routine. If I go too long without reaching for this bottle, I can literally feel the difference in my skin’s texture and overall appearance. I’d say it’s porefect for beginners and self-proclaimed devotees alike.” – Precious, Junior Copywriter


Known as the MVP of facial workouts, {FaceGym’s} clever little tool will take your facial fitness to the next level. Akin to a little personal trainer in your pocket, it works the contours and muscles of your face to leave it toned and snatched! Say goodbye to puffy cheeks and congested skin, the six unique edges of medical grade stainless steel will release all your blockages, aid lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and give you the instant sculpt you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to put your trust in a new (facial) gym buddy.


The brains over at {fresh} have nailed it again with this one. At this point, we’ve tried every kind of serum but we’re always searching for something new and for lack of a better word — fresh. This is the perfect way to add a little vitamin B3, more commonly known as niacinamide, into your skin care routine. It doesn’t stop there though: a blend of ceramides and ocean kelp work synergistically to protect the skin against dryness, and 5kDA hyaluronic acid minimises the look of fine lines. Think: minimised pores and brightened skin.

I was super excited to try the new serum from fresh. I have combination skin so I was hoping this product’s hydrating and ‘plumping’ effects would bring my dull skin back to life. And I can confirm that YES it really does leave your skin brighter and minimises those pores! Plus, it absorbs really quickly so it sits perfectly under make up. The gorgeous scent is a bonus too!” – Rina, Copy Intern


Niall Taylor

Niall Taylor

Copy Assistant

Niall is our Copy Assistant here at Cult Beauty. Niall fell in love with the beauty world at 16 after finding a community of theatrical artists, and they have been creating magic ever since. Whether they are painting a face or writing about your next beauty obsession, it’s clear they are a total make up devotee.