When it comes to skincare there is so much choice, with the sheer amount of new and promising products sometimes proving overwhelming. But the general rule of thumb is that, if it already has a dedicated fan-base, it is worth taking note of.
Products such as Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and YSL’s Touche Éclat have gained cult-status because of their incomparable formulas and their word-of-mouth recommendations. With influencers and bloggers swearing by these products, and others taking inspiration from them, there’s no surprise why they are so popular.
Luckily, this coming Black Friday, you will be able to get your hands on these covetable products thanks to the incredible discounts on offer.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £38 for 30ml, Kiehl's
This night-time serum is one of the brand’s best-selling products, with one sold every minute globally. Its formula of lavender essential oil, primrose oil and Kiehl’s signature ingredient, squalene, helps deliver fresh and radiant skin. Suitable for all skin types, this serum is designed to work its magic overnight. Just a few drops after cleansing and toning can enhance your skin’s natural night-time recovery process, encouraging it to be brighter, softer and plumper in the morning.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, £24.50 for 50ml, Kiehl's
If you don’t have this cream on your beauty shelves, you might want to consider it. The iconic Kiehl’s facial cream contains hydrating and moisturising properties, making it a great choice for those with dry skin. The lightweight texture and easily absorbed formula is ideal for everyday use, leaving the skin moisturised throughout the day. Thanks to moisturising squalane and water retaining Imperata Cylindrica, the cream can help to protect the skin throughout harsh weather conditions, too.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, £23.50 for 8ml, IT Cosmetics
This award-winning concealer has earned its cult-status from bloggers and make-up artists around the world who have praised its ability to conceal dark circles and give full coverage without any creases or cracks. Not only is it good for all skin tones, but it also helps with redness, broken capillaries, and other imperfections. The formula – developed with plastic surgeons – is infused with peptides, vitamins, hydrolysed collagen, and hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, £30, IT Cosmetics
Not only does this cream help to protect you from harmful UV rays, but its formula is also clinically tested to deliver optimal hydration, flawless-looking skin and has anti-ageing properties. Containing hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and vitamins, this multitasking product is one to consider if you want a complexion worth envying. With SPF 50+ protection, the formula helps to reduce the appearance of pores and to conceal dark spots.
YSL Touche Éclat, £25.50, YSL
Considered the holy grail of products among beauty aficionados, YSL’s Touche Éclat has been dubbed as “eight hours of beauty sleep in one click”. It can be used to highlight the inner corners of the eyes, or along the cheekbones and top of the brow bone where the sun naturally highlights. Its lightweight formula disguises dark circles while highlighting your best features without shimmer or glitter, giving a natural finish.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture, £29, YSL
The Rouge Pur Couture lipstick can be found on shelves around the world thanks to its growing cult status and popularity. It has been an icon since its launch and the collection is inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent's iconic colour palette of red, fuchsia and orange. Available in 43 shades – from a classic red to a seasonal plum – there is one to complete every look, while the satin finish allows for easy application and comfortable wear for up to six hours.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation, £32 for 30ml, Lancôme
Since its launch, Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra Foundation has been a regular feature in make-up bags all over the world. Available in 40 shades, it offers full coverage without being cakey, leaving skin to feel comfortable all day. The formula of NAI pigments, Perlite and Silica are designed to absorb oil ingredients and maintain the skin’s natural pH level, helping to leave it feeling comfortable all day without any extra application.
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara, £25, Lancôme
Looking for a luxe mascara without the mess? Enter Lancôme's Hypnose Mascara, a bold formula that can deliver soft and supple lashes with every stroke. Due to its buildability, you can create day-to-evening looks, achieving eight times the volume. The fluid texture contains soft, emollient waxes, which help leave the lashes feeling moisturised and deliver perfect separation without clumping.