Some skincare products are extremely overpriced. Brands can charge more because of their name, packaging, reputation and perceived value in the market place. High price doesn’t always mean better quality, granted their are some products’ worth the price tag but some products you can replace with dupes. Not all expensive product are worth the price and not all affordable products are good dupes. It is important to look at the first five ingredients’ of a skincare product, the first five ingredients compose most of the product. I have listed below skincare products i have used in their last year and their dupes that work well.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum VS The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% $5.80 is a great dupe for Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum $80. I have previously wrote about The Highest Rated Vitamin C Serum and Drunk Elephant C is a personal favorite of mine, it contain’s anti-pollution ingredients that brightens, target uneven skin tone and stay on your skin for three days. The ordinary contains 23% Vitamin C Suspension of pure Vitamin C with four formulations: Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (AG12), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F (ATS20) and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% (MAP10). I have used both serum and the results were the same.
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil VS The Ordinary Cold Pressed Marula Oil
The Ordinary 100% Cold Pressed Marula Oil – $9.90 is the perfect dupe for Drunk Elephant Luxury Facial Oil – $72. Marula Oil is a luxury facial oil containing antioxidants mostly composed of oleic and lonoleic acid. It moisturize, nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate skin while combatting dryness, uneven skin tone, restore skin radiant tone and target fine line & wrinkles.
Pai Rosehip Oil VS The Ordinary Rosehip Oil
The Ordinary Rosehip Seed Oil – $9.80 is the pefect dupe for Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil – $40. Rosehip oil restore, balance, regenerate skin, improve the appearance of blemish, sun damage and dry patches. It contains Omegas and Vitamin A which regenerates skin cells, nourish dehydrated and dry skin. It treats compromised, damaged and dry skin.
Peter Roth 8% Glycolic Acid Toner VS Pixi Toner
The Pixi Glow Tonic Toner – $15 is a great dupe for Peter Roth 8% Glycolic Acid Toner – $40. If you have oily, congested or even acne-prone skin, glycolic acid toners are perfect for you. Glycolic toners are a 2-in-1 product that can reduce oiliness while gently exfoliating the skin with glycolic acid without overdrying. The pixi tonic contain Ginseng, Aloe Vera and reduce the appearance of pores. It has lots of raving reviews and a personal favorite of mine.
Vintners Daughter Serum VS Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate – $47 is the perfect dupe for Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum – $185. The vintner’s daughter serum will make your skin glow from the inside and some people swear by it. My skin glowed a little bit and it’s not worth the $185 price tag for me. The Kiehl’s daily reviving concentrate is hydrating, brightens skin to keep it glowing, smoothes out fine line and wrikles for a youthful looking skin. The kiehl’s daily reviving concentrate worked better for my skin, made me glow more and is about a third of the price for Vintner’s daughter.
GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Mask VS Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask
Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask – $4.29 is an excellent dupe for Glamglow Supermud Clearing Mask – $59. I have recommended Glamglow for breakout’s in the masking blog post. It lightens dark spot, reduce appearance of pores, eliminate acne while revealing smooth skin. Good charcoal mask draws out impurities, reduce oiliness of the skin. I used both mask and Freeman gave me similar result to Glamglow, it reduced my breakout and lightened my hyperpigmentation.