Cult Beauty has a sale going on where you can take 20% off orders of £85 or more (use code SUMMER20) or take 15% off orders of £25 or more (using code SUMMER15). I thought this would be a good time to finally update an older post I made highlighting brands that are cheaper if you buy them through Cult Beauty than if you buy them through US-based retailors (even without the use of any coupon or sale to help highlight brands that are an even better deals when CB has a sale or coupon code). (You can find the older post here).
Even if you don’t shop the current sale, Cult Beauty also has flash sales of 20% off haircare or skincare a couple times a year, so when they have these kinds of sales, I try to focus on products that are already slightly cheaper at Cult Beauty to save even more money.
This applies specifically to those that live in the United States and to see the deals you will need to sign in so that it knows you live in the United States. Also, be sure to check the bottom of the post that has a list of brands that won’t ship to the U.S.
Let me first say that this post isn’t sponsored. Cult Beauty doesn’t know I am writing it. I just want to share some ways to save money!
I have some affiliate links in the post, If you purchase through my links (and you don’t happen to use a coupon code), I make a small commission. It does not impact the price on your end.
Why is it sometimes cheaper to buy through CB? (And is CB a legit website?)
First, yes. Cult Beauty is a legit website that sells authentic products.
The reason some brands are a better deal is that Cult Beauty integrates UK sales tax into the prices. First. You have to create an account or sign in and add your address so that it knows you are US-based. Once you add it to your cart the price will be less because it deducts tax if you’re ordering from outside the EU. Using a currency converter you can see if it is cheaper to buy from Cult Beauty or from a store in the states. So the price at Cult Beauty depends on the exchange rate. For a long time it was around 1.33 but now it is closer to 1.42. I used 1.42 in my calculations below]
What brands are cheaper?
There isn’t a clear list anywhere (that I am aware of), so I just spent some time adding products from 100 brands at CB. I tried to focus on brands I was familiar with and brands that are EU-based (because that is where I have found the biggest savings) and then I looked for the prices at Sephora, Skinstore, Dermstore, Net-a-porter, or another US-based online retailer (but most were from Sephora). There are definitely some great deals that can be found by shopping through CB! Also, some of the brands never go on sale so finding any price difference is exciting–at least to me it is 🙂
Things to note:
- I did not add products from all of the brands at CB, so you will have to do some additional investigating for the brands not included in this post
- Some products within a brand have different savings than other products. I only added one to two products from each brand so keep in mind that these are just estimates!
- Also… some brands are actually more expensive at CB so it is best to avoid those (I list those lower down in the post.)
- As a general tip, before you check out, it is wise to first check the exchange rate and then do a quick search of US-based retailers to make sure you are getting the best deal.
Brands with products that have products that were more than 20% cheaper at CB (here is where you can find MAJOR deals by stacking the regular price savings with a CB coupon code).
|111skin (I found a savings of 31%)|
|Alpha-H (I found a savings of 39%)|
|Caudalie (This is where some of the biggest deals can be found! I found a savings of 52%).|
|de Mamiel (I found a savings of 34%)|
|Lanolips (I found a savings of 21%)|
|Marvis (I found a savings of 21%)|
|Oskia (I found a savings of 27%)|
|Verso (The savings for this brand depends on where you would buy it in the US. If you shop Skinstore, you can always get 25% using my code VANESSA. When you do that, you still save money shopping via CB, but you are only saving $11. BUT if you don’t take into account that Skinstore discount the savings is 33%!)|
|VOTARY (I found a savings of 25%)|
|Zelens (I found a savings of 24%)|
Here is an example of the products and the price savings BEFORE any other discounts have been applied.
AND, if you like the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, you can get a supersize one (50 mL instead of 30mL) at CB for less than the normal price of the 30 mL one in the US. It is £45.83 for 50 mL (~$65.08) on Cult Beauty. In the U.S. it is $79 for 30 mL. So you can pay less and get more.
Brands with products that are around ~10-20% cheaper at CB (still some nice savings even when there isn’t a CB sale going on).
– for example, the Resurrection Hand Wash comes to £22.50 which is roughly $31.97 when the exchange rate is 1.42. The normal price in the US is $39.
|Cire Trudon (I love these candles!)|
|JO loves (but perfumes can not be sent to the US)|
|MAISON LA BOUGIE (more great candles)|
Brands with products that are around ~5-10% cheaper at CB (so adding the coupon code on top will give even greater savings!)
|Augustinus Bader (with the SUMMER20 code, you can get this for 27% off the US price)|
|Dr Barbara Strum|
|Overose (love these candles)|
|Thank you farmer|
Brands that are close to the same price at CB, so they can be ones to shop when CB has a sale
|Clé de Peau Beauté|
|Dr. Levy (this brand is only available via CB, unless there are other places that sell it)|
|Malin + goetz|
|Peter Thomas Roth|
|Rituel de fille|
|Youth to the People|
Brands that you may want to skip getting at Cult Beauty because the regular price is at least 5% more (Depending on the exchange rate):
|Algenist (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Allies of skin (around ~14% more at CB)|
|Amika (around ~6% more at CB)|
|BeautyBio (around ~38% more at CB)|
|Boy smells (around ~33% more at CB)|
|Danessa Myricks (around ~6% more at CB)|
|DCL (around ~5% more at CB)|
|Embryollise (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Emma Hardie (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Farmacy (around ~29% more at CB)|
|Gallinee (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Glow recipe (around ~8% more at CB)|
|Hourglass (around ~11% more at CB)|
|Indeed (around ~18% more at CB)|
|Indie lee (around ~11% more at CB)|
|Jordan Samuel Skin (around ~6% more at CB)|
|Josh Rosebrook (around ~18% more at CB)|
|Kosas (around ~10% more at CB)|
|Nuxe (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Odacite (around ~7% more at CB)|
|Olaplex (around ~10% more at CB)|
|Patchology (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Patrick Ta (around ~9% more at CB)|
|REN (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|Roen (around ~5% more at CB)|
|Shani Darden (around ~8% more at CB)|
|The SILKE (At Skinstore, the code VANESSA saves 25%. Without that code then the regular price is cheaper at CultBeauty)|
|U beauty (around ~10% more at CB)|
|Vintner’s daughter (around ~12% more at CB)|
|Westman Atelier (around ~8% more at CB)|
|WISHFUL (around ~5% more at CB)|
There may be more brands but these are the main ones that I found. Let me know if you are aware of any other brands that are cheaper on Cultbeauty.com!
Brands that won’t ship to the US (there may be more.. but these are the ones listed on their shipping restrictions page. Also, within a brand that may ship to the US, there are some products that won’t ship to the US. You are able to add things that won’t ship to you to your cart, but you will get a notification that it can’t ship to you when you click to proceed to checkout.)
Also, in terms of shipping. You get free shipping over on orders over £40. But every so often (like a couple days ago), they have a free shipping on all orders deal. Shipping usually takes about 10 days. But if you get priority shipping (free on orders over £150 ) it can come in a matter of days.
Hope this has been helpful!