From freebies to money off, if I spot a great deal on beauty products I’ll list them here.
There’s always a discount at Body Shop, and many other retailers and brands have offers and sales. Here’s my pick of the best savings right now.
Space NK offers
Space NK: up to 20% off
This is a decent opportunity to stock up on beauty essentials (and luxuries) as you can get up to 20% off at Space NK until 29 January 2024.
You get 10% off when you spend £50, 15% off when you spend £75 and £20 off when you spend £100.
This includes rarely discounted brands such as Diptyque – only a handful of brands are excluded, which you can see here.
It ends 11.45pm on 29 January 2024.
Liberty beauty deals
Liberty: Subscription box offer
Liberty is running an unusual beauty subscription box at the moment. If you deposit £20 per month into your Liberty “beauty bank” (essentially buying store credit), then you get a “Discovery Box” four times a year, worth a total of £300 per year.
You’ll still have the credit in your account that you deposited, but it can’t be refunded or withdrawn, so you’d only save money or be able to deem the boxes as “free” if you would usually spend £240 per year at Liberty.
What’s in the beauty box?
The box is called The Beauty Drop. You get four per year full of trial-sized products. They’re sent in January, April, July and October and they’ll be worth up to £300 throughout the year.
Remember that just because Liberty would sell the products for £300, it doesn’t mean they’re worth that for you.
Your typical bank account has protection – you’re protected by up to £85,000 if your bank goes bust. However, your money in the “beauty bank” at Liberty isn’t protected. This means that if Liberty were to go bust, the money you have in the account likely won’t be refunded to you, much like a gift card.
You could mitigate this by spending the money you deposit as soon as you can and not letting a large balance rack up, but Liberty’s high prices might prevent this.
Grüum beauty deals
Grüum: skincare and/or haircare bundle for £3.95
Grüum is giving away two full-sized products (worth up to £14) and a free washbag in a colour of your choice for just the cost of delivery (£3.95).
You can choose which bundle you want – the choices are pretty good and include skin cleansers, shampoo bars, body wash bars and body oils, to name a few.
You have to pay £3.95 for delivery, but for a couple of products, that’s not bad. The washbag is a nice perk too.
Marks & Spencer beauty deals
Beauty: £340 beauty advent calendar for £45 (ended)
You can get a £340 M&S Collection advent calendar for £45 when you spend £35 on full-price clothing, homeware or beauty.
The Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 includes a selection of 25 hand-picked products, including 11 full-size products across bath and body, skincare, fragrance and make-up.
Now, just because M&S say it’s worth £340 it doesn’t mean it actually is. You can see the entire contents here, so use that to work out whether it’s not just worth paying £45 on.
And of course, try to buy something you actually need to want for the initial £35 spend. Sale and clearance items are excluded from this qualifying spend.
M&S: Summer Beauty box (expired)
Spend £30 on clothes, home or beauty at Marks & Spencer and you can buy a Beauty box for £25. Marks claims it’s worth £155, but you can check the contents yourself to work out if it represents value for money for you.
There are often regular offers and savings at Boots so I’ve set up a page just for those deals.
Holland & Barrett offers
£3 free spend via Holland & Barrett loyalty scheme
Sign up to the H&B Rewards for Life scheme and you’ll get 300 bonus points straight away – worth £3.
You’ll then earn 4 points for every pound you spend, and vouchers are sent out four times a year (minimum 50 points needed).
Body Shop discounts
Before buying anything at Body Shop, look for a special offer. Sites like Vouchercodes or Vouchercloud always have one kind of deal or another, usually at least 15% off. It’s very rare to get above 30% off now.
Also take a look at your bank’s cashback offer. I’ve often seen extra discounts on Halifax and Santander’s apps.
£5 Body Shop voucher on your birthday
Love My Body members get sent a £5 voucher on their birthday every year. You can sign up for the scheme (for free) here.