This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News

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From a new fragrance collection to a month-long sale, here’s the beauty news you might have missed this week.

Christian Louboutin launched a new unisex fragrance collection

Legendary shoemaker Christian Louboutin announced the launch of his new fragrance collection, Loubiworld, this week. The collection is comprised of seven unisex fragrances ($390 each) – Loubicroc (a spicy oriental), Loubifunk (a floral rose scent), Loubiraj (a leather woody scent), Loubikiss (a floral woody scent), Loubidoo (a floral fruity scent), Loubicrown (a woody oriental) and Loubirouge (an oriental spicy scent). The Loubirouge fragrance is reportedly the scent version of the designer’s iconic red-bottom shoes. The fragrances are all housed in bright red bottles with ornate bottle caps that will add a touch of luxury to your vanity. Shop the collection here.

Sephora Canada announces November Beauty Insider Charity Rewards partner

Back in May, Sephora updated its Beauty Insider rewards program, and in August it announced that customers could use their points to donate to a Canadian charity which would change on a monthly basis. For November, Sephora Canada is partnering with Indspire, an Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Until November 30 you can exchange 500 points for a $10 donation, 1,000 points for a $20 donation or 1,500 points for a $30 donation. For more information, click here.

Deciem kicked off its “KNOWvember” program for 2020 

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Bye-bye Black Friday. Hello KNOWvember. Last November, we asked you to shop slowly. 🐢 We said that skincare purchases should be based on education, not impulse because we value conscious consumption. For us, Black Friday no longer felt like a people or planet-friendly event, and so we closed our stores and website for a moment of nothingness. We did, however, still want to bring you a saving. And so, we did something we had never done before by offering 23% off every product for the entire month. Starting today, that 23% saving is back, but with a commitment to share daily educational content for the entire month, which we have named KNOWvember—a mindful month of education, research, reflection, and consideration. 🔬🤔 For a preview of what to expect this month, please visit the link in our bio or 📚 Hyper-consumerism remains one of the biggest threats to the planet, and we know that an urgent change in how humans produce and consume products is required. The UN communicated that “according to latest projections, the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050. The equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.” ( On November 27th—formerly known as Black Friday—we will be pressing pause. Our stores and website will be closed, once again, for a moment of nothingness. We hope KNOWvember and our month-long discount will empower you with the resources required to buy less, but better. Enjoy, and please remember to shop slowly 🙂

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up and whilst plenty of brands are preparing for the online sales event, Canadian beauty company Deciem is going their own way. Instead of offering a flash sale for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, for the second year in a row the brand is offering 23 per cent off every product from all of its brands including The Ordinary, Niod, Hylamide, Chemistry Brand and HIF for the whole month. The premise behind “KNOWvember” is to encourage consumers to shop slowly. “Flash sales can encourage people to purchase things they may not need due to the fear of a sell-out,” the brand wrote in a release. “Not only does this leave people with products that don’t suit their needs  – it also adds to the huge negative impact that hyper-consumerism is putting on our planet.” The brand writes that it hopes that by offering the 23 per cent discount for the month of November that it will “empower people with the time and information required to buy less, but better.” Additionally, the company will shut all of its e-commerce and physical stores on Black Friday “for a moment of nothingness.”

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