Your Guide To Ulta Beauty's Weekly Early Black Friday Deals

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Whether you've been hyped since last year or just happened to notice the alerts in your inbox, you're likely aware we're nearing everyone's favorite savings event this month: Black Friday. Thanks to several factors, from supply chain issues to retailers' inventory woes, you may want to get a head start on your gift list this year. "I started shopping now. If you see something and it looks like a good deal, it's time to pick it up," coupon expert Jill Cataldo tells CBS.


Customers are finding early bird specials everywhere this year, and beauty lovers are absolutely buzzing about the upcoming sales at Ulta Beauty for November 2022. The cosmetic giant offers huge savings on valuable products for customers in the know, and you won't want to miss out. Ulta just ended its first in a series of three Early Black Friday weekly events, but fear not — there are more deals on the way. We'll take a look at everything available over the next few weeks and rundown which are the top product buys for everyone on your list – and we won't fault you for treating yourself, either. So, what are the best items for sale at Ulta Beauty's 2022 Early Black Friday event?

Cleansers for $15 to detoxify skin (November 10 to 12)

Starting November 10, Ulta Beauty will begin its second Early Black Friday event with three days of discounts on popular facial cleansers. Select cleansers will be reduced to $15 each, regardless of their original prices. This three-day sale gives guests savings of up to 40% off full-sized products until it ends on November 12. There are 11 different cleansers featured in the special, and we'll explore them all, starting with the best for stressed-out skin.


First up is Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, perfect for those who have holiday stress-induced breakouts. The fragrance-free cleanser from Kiehl's contains Amazonian white clay to draw out impurities and aloe vera to calm redness and irritation. "[After using the Rare Earth Cleanser], my pores were getting smaller, makeup went on smoother, and my acne was going away on its own," wrote one reviewer. According to Kiehl's, the detoxifying clay used in its Rare Earth line is obtained using fair trade practices.

For those who struggle with oily t-zones, there's Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, an invigorating formula that tones complexions using potent botanicals. Since 1990, Origins has been a cosmetic counter favorite for its nature-inspired offerings. The brand's Frothy Face Wash consists of earthy extracts to cleanse, like kelp, tourmaline, and spearmint leaf oil. "It makes your skin feel immediately refreshed. It can be a bit drying but remember, a little goes a long way," said one user.


Purchase the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (regularly $25) for $15 from November 10 through 12 at Ulta.

Cleansers for $15 to rejuvenate skin (November 10 through 12)

For a fresh, youthful-looking glow, you want to nourish your skin every step of the way in your skincare routine, beginning with a multifaceted cleanser. That said, Peter Thomas Roth's Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel is an excellent choice for all skin types except those with sensitive complexions. Bargain shoppers, rejoice: the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel is the best value of the bunch in the skincare segment of Ulta's Early Black Friday event, carrying an original price of $39. And if you struggle with fine lines or dullness, you're in luck. This citrusy cleanser contains glycolic and salicylic acids, or AHA and BHA, to help gently resurface the skin's appearance. "Every once in a while, I'll try a new product just to see what's out there, but I always come back to [the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel]. Over time, you will absolutely see a difference in your skin," one customer writes.


The following product's formula is a bit different for a cleanser, but fans of the face wash are confident it delivers results. It Cosmetics' Confidence in a Cleanser Gentle Face Wash boasts that its formula is a cleanser and a hydrating serum that imparts collagen and hyaluronic acid to the skin. It's a bold claim, so what do reviewers have to say? "I haven't changed anything in my routine, and my face was noticeably softer and smoother, even without moisturizer," one reviewer writes.

Purchase the Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel for $15 (regularly $39) from November 10 through 12 at Ulta.

Cleansers for $15 to purify skin (November 10 through 12)

This time of year, even the most flawless complexions can turn haywire from holiday stress. To combat unruly blemishes, try using a face wash with purifying actives. One pore-clearing company that's got everyone talking at Ulta is Peach & Lily. The K-beauty favorite is known to promote radiant, glass-like skin. Peach & Lily's Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser is the brand's solution for troubled skin types, formulated by celebrity esthetician and founder Alicia Yoon. This peachy product is beloved by fans for its fragrance-free, herbal-infused formula. "I have used multiple sensitive-skin friendly brands that have irritated my eczema skin, but this is the only one I've ever tried that never hurts," one user writes.


Ulta's skincare sale also includes Murad's Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser, developed with research-backed ingredients to give its users a healthy glow. The acne-fighting face wash uses two forms of salicylic acid for a satisfying, deep clean. Furthermore, it's winning over fans who struggle with excess oil production. "It completely resolved my adult hormonal acne," stated one reviewer.

Another sale product that's kind to troubled skin is Proactiv's Deep Cleansing Face Wash. Proactiv has a reputation for working miracles, and their Deep Cleansing Face Wash promises to banish spots using microbeads and plant-based actives. "My painful breakouts and big cystic pimples around my jawline have vanished," wrote one customer. If you've ever wanted to try the celebrity-endorsed brand, Ulta's Early Black Friday sale is the best time to do so.


Purchase Peach & Lily's Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser for $15 (regularly $28) from November 10 through 12 at Ulta.

Cleansers for $15 to suit all skin types (November 10 through 12)

It can be hard to find a good makeup remover that doesn't cause residue, or worse, breakouts. Fortunately, you won't have to keep looking with First Aid Beauty's 2-in-1 Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover. The sustainable beauty brand's cleanser shifts from oil to foam on your skin and easily breaks down heavy sunscreens and makeup. "It doesn't irritate my skin, [and it] perfectly removes my makeup and sunscreen, so I don't have to worry about clogged pores," one customer writes.


After you've dissolved away makeup, double cleanse with a face wash designed for all skin types, like Tula's The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser. The clean beauty brand's formula incorporates probiotics and plant extracts, from turmeric to blueberries, to balance the skin. "I've tried all [cleansers], from drug store brands to super high-end. Tula's is where the search ended for me," wrote one reviewer.

Maybe you've tried their deliciously scented body care before, but what about their face wash? Philosophy, the iconic brand with the lowercase logo, presents the Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser for your consideration during the Early Black Friday sale. Made with soothing meadowfoam seed oil, it currently holds an impressive 4.7-star rating at Ulta. "As an esthetician, I've tried many cleansers. This one is the best," says one user.


Purchase First Aid-Beauty's 2-in-1 Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover for $15 (regularly $26) from November 10 through 12 at Ulta.

$10 travel-size skin care (November 17 through 19)

Travel-size products aren't just for globetrotting. The miniature versions of fan favorites are perfect to tote in your makeup or gym bag and make great stocking stuffers. And starting November 17 through November 19, you can find some of your favorite minis at Ulta for only $10 each.


There are several skin care options on offer, including travel-sized versions of cleansers featured in the previous week's $15 sale. Both It Cosmetics' Confidence in a Cleanser and Tula's Classic Purifying Face Cleanser make a comeback, albeit in smaller sizes this time around. The two face washes are safe for all skin types, so they'll suit anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Lastly, Ulta gives Clinique fans a couple of choices when it comes to scaled-down skin care. The brand's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover is a compact, luxurious selection for those looking to double cleanse. "It's the best product I've tried for removing makeup, especially eye makeup," says one user. Once you're done with cleansing, try Clinique's Moisture Surge 100H Moisturizer to make your skin feel extra soft. Moisture Surge is filled with hardworking ingredients like lactobacillus and ionic-charged aloe water, and customers are raving about it. "It's the only moisturizer I use. It immediately soaks in my skin and makes it feel nourished," one customer writes.


Purchase Clinique's Moisture Surge 100H Moisturizer for $10 (regularly $15) from November 17 through 19 at Ulta.

$10 Travel-Size Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil (November 17 through 19)

Who doesn't love Bumble and Bumble? After all, the brand's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil is one of the finest hair care products around, and it's also the brand's top seller in the leave-in treatment category. Its blend of six featherlight oils is impressive and features argan, macadamia, and sweet almond extracts. According to Bumble and Bumble, this powerhouse product can reduce frizz by 50%, with results that last throughout the day. It also functions as a UV protectant to preserve color-treated hair and a primer for heat styling. 


So, what do hair care fans think? "The [Invisible] Oil is great for killing frizz and making my unbrushed hair look sexy vs. looking like a disaster," says one reviewer. As a bonus, several users note that this wonder treatment has an amazing fragrance.

Purchase the Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil for $10 (regularly $15) from November 17 through 19 at Ulta.

40% off of luxury hair tools (November 17 through 19)

Ulta didn't forget about hair care lovers during their final Early Black Friday sale. Beginning on November 17, the beauty retailer will slash prices by 40% on some of its finest hot tools. Whether your old hairdryer is starting to look a bit tired or you need an impressive present, why not check out these limited-time deals?


With the arrival of the holiday season, there are bound to be countless photo opportunities. Hair care brand Bio Ionic has you covered with "Nobel prize-winning technology" known as Graphene to keep hair silky and moisturized. The brand's 10X Pro Straightening & Styling Iron isn't your average hair straightener, as it uses sonic vibrations to tame tresses quickly. "This tool chops my hair prep time in half. It's amazing," states one reviewer. Also on offer is the economical Bio Ionic 3-in-One Styling Iron, which can provide a variety of styles while preserving the hair's integrity.

Many of us dream of owning a professional hair dryer, and now's the time to grab one at nearly half its original price. Ghd is the United Kingdom's most popular hair-styling brand, and its Helios 1875W Advanced Professional Hair Dryer lives up to the hype. If you loathe listening to a noisy hair dryer early in the morning, why not make the switch to Ghd? Helios uses an advanced design to reduce sound levels while you style your mane. "It dries my waist-length hair in less than 10 minutes and makes my hair look smoother with less frizz," one customer writes. Plus, reviewers note that its packaging is beautiful enough for gifting, which is a win-win.


Purchase the Ghd Helios 1875W Advanced Professional Hair Dryer for $167 (regularly $279) from November 17 through 19 at Ulta.