Thursday, 19 November 2020

Face the Future's Guide to Shopping Black Friday 2020

After a 2020 to most certainly forget, many of us are keen to get into the festive spirit early. Nothing says festive cheer more than treating yourself and maybe picking up a gift or two along the way. Yes, that’s right, it’s that time of year again…Black Friday is upon us! In today’s blog, we’re sharing our top tips for shopping the Black Friday sales, as well as the products we’ll be buying for ourselves. It’s up to you if you use this as gifting inspiration, or your own personal wishlist…

There are a few simple things to look out for when you’re shopping online, whether it’s Black Friday or not! Read our top tips below.

Buy from a trusted brand

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a lot of “retailers” have joined the online world. Do your research and ensure you’re buying from a trusted brand.

At Face the Future, we’ve been operating our online skincare shop for over 10 years. As authorised stockists of hundreds of brands from official distributors, we can guarantee that each and every product you purchase is 100% genuine.

Don’t be fooled by a big discount

As tempting as a 20%, 30% or even 50% discount may sound! Some retailers may have higher prices initially and even with the discount, you could get a better deal elsewhere. Look at the selling price before the discount and compare across different retailer websites.

Do your research before you commit to a purchase. Don’t forget, Face the Future always aims to offer the best possible prices all year round, not only on Black Friday!

Secure payment options

Look for a little padlock icon at the top of your screen to the left of the website URL. A locked padlock is the sign of a secure website that protects any data you exchange with the website, like your payment details, which is of course very important. This is an easy way to identify a secure website, but always exercise caution if you’re unsure.

At Face the Future, we offer a number of secure payment options, allowing you to choose a method of payment you know and trust.

Payment methods available at Face the Future:

  • Stripe – pay securely online using your choice of payment card
  • PayPal – pay securely using your PayPal account
  • LayBuy – pay securely and spread the payment over 6 weekly automatic instalments. No interest, no fees. Terms and conditions apply.

Always be cautious of businesses requesting a direct bank transfer as a form of payment!

Take your time

It can be tempting to jump at the first deal you see, but again, it’s all about research, research, research! Even if you think you’ve found the best possible offer, there might be a better offer, so bide your time and find the best possible deal.

What the Face the Future team are buying this Black Friday

Want to know what the Face the Future team are buying this Black Friday? Read on to discover what’s on our team’s wishlist…

Mia is buying Mesoestetic Ultimate Micropeel

Why I love it – this brand new microexfoliation treatment smoothes, renews and refines skin texture and imperfections for a more radiant complexion. Mesoestetic Ultimate Micropeel is a water to milk solution that’s formulated with a combination of lactic, lactobionic, glycolic, malic, citric and tartaric acids to exfoliate and renew skin. Lactobacillus ferment, which is a post biotic ingredient that balances and improves skin barrier function. Squalane provides skin with much needed nourishment and moisture and leaves skin smooth and protects barrier function.

When I use it – I use this treatment once a week to remove dead skin cells, promote renewal and enhance radiance.

Suitable for – Mesoestetic Ultimate Micropeel is suitable for all skin types. Thanks to squalane, the solution also delivers much needed nourishment and moisture whilst the exfoliating acids smooth, renew and refine skin texture.

Alex is buying iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist

Why I love it – I always incorporate a facial mist into my skincare routine. I love to spritz after cleansing, once I’ve applied my makeup and throughout the day to refresh my complexion. iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist is a light and refreshing formula packed with hydrating and soothing ingredients to transform dull and dehydrated skin into a radiant complexion.

When I use it – all day every day! I like to apply a hydrating serum when my skin is slightly damp, so I spritz cleansed skin and follow it up with my hyaluronic acid serum. I’ll also use iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist throughout the day to keep my skin hydrated, fresh and protected against free radicals.

Suitable for – all skin types, but specifically useful for dry and dehydrated skin.

Sonya is buying SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

Why I love it – suitable for use alone or alongside a daily moisturiser, this intensive treatment serum is formulated with a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid to dramatically increase firmness, elasticity and hydration. SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier has also been clinically proven to increase skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid by 30%.

When I use it – I like to use my hyaluronic acid serum in the evening to give my skin a boost of hydration overnight and a plumped complexion when I wake up in the morning. I also like to apply a drop to my lips and follow with a lip balm to reduce lines and deeply hydrate lips.

Suitable for – suitable for all skin types, but particularly effective on dry and dehydrated skin.

Julia is buying Face the Future Ultimate Skincare Box

Why I love it – my complexion has always been relatively problem-free, but I want to keep my skin in the best possible condition and combat signs of ageing. This box contains my absolute favourite skincare products at an incredible 58% saving! Plus, I know that with the Face the Future Ultimate Skincare Box, my complete routine is in one place and our team of skincare experts have carefully selected high-end, results-driven skincare products including SkinCeuticals, Mesoestetic, Jan Marini, Heliocare, Exuviance, BIOEFFECT, Image Skincare and JuneCell.

When I use it – this is my complete skincare routine morning and evening!

Suitable for – normal skin types.

Kimberley is buying Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye

Why I love it – this is an indulgent purchase, but after everything 2020 has thrown at the world, I’m treating myself! Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Eye is an energising and luxuriously rich eye cream delivers a powerful lifting effect whilst also hydrating, firming and boosting elasticity. The delicate eye contour is transformed thanks to active ingredients including Artemia salina extract, pure ursolic acid and vitamin PP.

When I use it – in the morning and evening after cleansing to minimise under-eye circles and puffiness, diminish expression lines and wrinkles. It also contains innovative pigments that provide luminosity to the eyes.

Suitable for – mature and ageing skin, especially those with dark circles.

Jess is buying Jane Iredale Advent Calendar

Why I love it – I love trying out new makeup products, so I’m treating myself to the Jane Iredale Advent Calendar. It contains 12 days of makeup treats and I’m really looking forward to trying the Pommisst Facial Spritz and D2O Facial Spritz as I like to use it to set my makeup and keep it looking fresh and feeling hydrated all day. I’ll pop these miniatures in my handbag for regular spritzes throughout the day.

I’m also looking forward to playing with the 24 Karat Gold Dust, which can be safely used around the eye area for a stunning pop of the eyes, as well as on the cheeks, nose and lips for a festive shimmer!

When I use it – I’m going to try and be strict and only open the calendar on the 12 days of Christmas, but I’m so excited to try the products, I don’t think I’ll be able to help myself!

Suitable for – anyone and everyone with a love for incredible makeup!

That’s what we’re buying, so what are you going to buy this Black Friday? Remember to do your research, follow our top tips and if the purchase is going to make you happy…well it’s 2020, treat yourself! To ensure you receive our offers via email, sign up here.

For all the amazing products featured and more, shop online now! To speak to our skincare experts or to place an order, call 0113 282 7744. For a personalised skincare routine with recommendations suited to your skin, take our online skin test to receive your results direct to your inbox!

Written for you by: Sanah, Face the Future

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