It has JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED that there will be Slowevember, The Ordinary & NIOD Black Friday Sale! Normally, there is 23% off everything sitewide, and it starts on the 1st of November. It´s always good to have a plan! Read on for the 5 Best Deals In The Ordinary Black Friday Sale.
About The Ordinary Black Friday 2023
In previous years, The Ordinary Black Friday Sale has been 23% off everything, including The Ordinary big sister brand, NIOD. The Ordinary Sale started on the 1st of November and ended on the 30th of November. The last Friday of November is Black Friday; on this day, the website and stores are closed, and if Black Friday 2023 is the same as 2022, you cannot purchase for 24 hours.
Planning your Black Friday Purchases
Like any sale, it is best to plan ahead. Think about the items you use all year round and those you’ve been desperate to try but have been too expensive.
Just like clothes sales, we buy because it’s cheap, but you may find you have nothing to wear with it. The same goes for skincare. You might buy a product with too many conflicts and then find it hard to fit into your current routine. There’s also the PAO (period after opening) to think about.
Previous Black Friday Sales
You can find all the previous The Ordinary & NIOD Black Fridays here with a rundown of the times it started if products came back in stock, and other offers during November. Black Fridays from 2017 up to 2023.
Top 5 The Ordinary Picks
- The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum + HA
- The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum + Copper Peptides
- Gift Sets
1. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum + HA
This tremendous all-round product targets signs of ageing and is available in 30ml and 60ml.
2. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum + Copper Peptides
Another great all-round product and a fantastic way to see if Copper Peptides work for you and your skin. This is the cheapest Copper Peptide product from The Ordinary & NIOD. If you like Copper Peptides, you could move up to NIOD CAIL or NIOD CAIS3. NIOD CAIL is Deciem’s very first patented product.
3. The Ordinary Cleansers
Cleansers we use every single day. It’s always good to have a spare. My personal favourite is The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser.
4. The Ordinary Moisturizers
We use a moisturizer every day and all year round. It’s always good to have a backup. My personal favourite is The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + PhytoCeramides. It’s incredibly hydrating and leaves my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day. If you prefer a lightweight, clear moisturizer, look at The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan, a clear gel. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is also a fantastic product I have used since 2017.
5. Gift Sets by The Ordinary
We always need gifts. The Ordinary Gift Sets are great for all genders and ages and worth stocking up on for Christmas or as birthday gifts. These gift sets often work out a little cheaper than buying the products individually, so if they are in the Black Friday Sale, these can work out fantastic value. The Most Loved Set is currently under 10€!
The Wise Buys
Throughout the year, we use cleansers and moisturizers, so I think this is a great time to stock these products. You can choose The Ordinary Glucoside Foaming Cleanser, Glycolipid Cream Cleanser or Squalane Cleanser.
There are 3 moisturizers: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan and Natural Moisturizing Factors + PhytoCeramides. Read how to choose which moisturizer to use.
Primers – I love the Silicone Primer and think it´s a great product to use all year round.
Lash & Brow Serum – You save around 30% when you buy the Lash & Brown Duo Set, so if this goes into the sale, it’s excellent value. You also need to use 2 of these to really test the product and see if it’s working.
5 products I could not live without
- Glucoside Foaming Cleanser
- Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides
- Pycnogenol Antioxidant
- Amino Acids
- Glycolic Acid
What not to stock up on this Black Friday
PAO Period After Opening – The Ordinary
Before buying, it’s a good idea to check the PAO period after opening. Some products like retinol/retinoid only have 3 months and must be refrigerated. This is a pain in the backside for me as I keep forgetting it’s there. Some products have 6 months, some have 12 months, and some have expiry dates.
In my personal opinion, I don’t think it’s a good idea to stock up on too many Copper Peptide products unless you are going to use them straight away or within a few months. Don´t hold on for 6 months a year. I find they lose their beautiful blue colour if stored for too long. However, there is 50% off NIOD CAIS & CAIL.
I love some of the acids, but don’t buy too many unless you are sure you will use them. They have a lot of conflicts and can make it challenging to use other products. Remember that you can only use 1 acid in a routine.
Direct Vitamin C
These have a lot of conflicts, so be sure you can use them with your current products. I would go for a derivative, Tetraisolpamitate or Ascorbyl Glucoside, which only has 2 conflicts: Niacinamide and Soothing & Barrier Support Serum.
Christmas Gift Ideas
You may want to stock up on Christmas Gifts during the sale. The box sets make great gifts for anyone.
Stocking Fillers under 10$
If I were to open my stocking and find The Ordinary products, I would be over the moon! Find all The Ordinary products under 10$, and with 23% off, that´s all The Ordinary products under 7.70$! The Ordinary under 10$.
Tips for The Ordinary Black Friday Sale
- Ensure you have an account with The Ordinary and your password is saved so you can log in quickly.
- If Black Friday 2023 is the same as Black Friday 2022, then it will start on November 1st and close on the 30th of November 2023.
- Paypal is probably the quickest way to pay.
- I encourage you to read product reviews before buying and share your reviews in The Facebook Group, The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room.
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