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    30 Cheap Skincare Dupes For Luxury Products

    Save your skin *and* your wallet.

    1. Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water lifts away makeup, dirt, and oil without stripping the skin of moisture — and it does it for half the price of Bioderma.

    Hands holding the bottle

    2. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil gives you all the hydration, nutrients, and ✨glow✨ of the fan-favorite Tarte Maracuja Oil but Palmer's rings in at less than a quarter of the price.

    Bottle of the skin therapy oil laying on a rose

    3. Andalou Naturals' Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask brightens, tightens, and evens your skin using vitamin C — just like the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Except Andalou Naturals charges less than one-sixth of the price!

    4. Garnier's SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist sets your makeup b-e-a-utifully (you can also use it to prime your face before foundation) so it'll quickly replace your Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, which is almost double the price.

    5. The Ordinary's AHA 30% Peeling Solution resurfaces your skin with a mixture of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid. (The first two are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin's outer layer while the last one, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), reduces pore congestion). The result: smooth and even skin. Say goodbye to your Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial, which is more than five times the price!

    product image of peeling solution and dropper

    6. Neutrogena's Hydro Boost gel cream hydrates your skin and creates a barrier to guard against moisture loss. It's also jam-packed with hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that's a greedy sponge and can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Reviewers put it on par with The Water Cream from Tatcha.

    7. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation and prevent new breakouts with a combo of glycolic acid (removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal brighter, more even skin underneath), salicylic acid (unclogs pores), and hyaluronic acid (keeps the skin hydrated and plump). You know what else does that? First Aid Beauty's Facial Radiance Pads — but Nip + Fab's pads are less than half the price.

    The pads

    8. MAKEP:REM's Hydrate me. cream penetrates the skin so it's easy for your body to absorb the moisture. Its pudding-like gel texture may remind you of Tatcha's The Water Cream, but you can reap the same hydrating benefits for cheaper with this K-Beauty cream. Oh, and did we mention that this one's less than half the cost?

    9. Purito's Centella Green Level Buffect Serum calms red, irritated skin and strengthens your skin's protective barrier, which might give you ~paws~ if you're a fan of Dr. Jart's Tiger Grass Serum. And the thing that seals the deal for this K-Beauty product may be it's affordable price tag — I'm not ~lion~.

    The pump bottle

    10. LilyAna Naturals' Vitamin C Serum contains moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid *and* vitamin E, which helps fade acne scars and corrects dark spots. We wouldn't blame you for thinking the before and after photos rival those you might see from more expensive brands, like Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum — but you'll definitely notice the difference when you're checking your bank account balance!

    11. LilyAna Naturals' Eye Cream Moisturizer rejuvenates your under-eye area, brightening and firming it so you at least look like you got some sleep (even if you were up until 2 a.m. scrolling through Instagram). And given that you get a big tub and a little goes a long way, you'll wonder why you were ever shelling out on expensive eye creams (we're looking at you, Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream).

    12. Eve Hansen Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum does it all: smooths wrinkles, brightens dark spots, firms skin, adds moisture, reduces under-eye puffiness, and gives you an enviable glow. Of course, you'll have to pay up..less than 1/17th of the cost of SkinMedica's coveted TNS Essential Serum, which is a casual $220. So yeah, you're welcome!

    13. Secret Key's Starting Treatment Essence simultaneously quenches your dry skin's thirst *and* makes it glow. But what reviewers love most isn't that it tightens and smooths the complexion; instead, they rave about how you could get 10 bottles of it for the price of one SK-II Facial Treatment Essence — and the results are pretty similar.

    Reviewer's progression photos showing the serum reduced redness and breakouts on their face

    14. PleasingCare's Bamboo Charcoal Oil Blotting Sheets absorb excessive shine and unwanted greasiness in mere seconds. You can even use them over makeup, which is wayyy more convenient than packing on extra powder to reduce reflective tendencies. Oh and FYI, you get more than double the sheets for half of the price of Tatcha's Blotting Papers.

    a used green sheet that's soaked in oil
    a reviewer's oil forehead
    the same reviewer's forehead after using the sheets, showing it's much less oily

    Promising review: "These are great for oily skin. I normally can get through half the day before my face looks like a grease pit and that's after applying anti-shine under makeup. These wipes are a miracle. They absorb quickly and I love having them in my purse. I normally use two a day — much better than Tatcha." —Leslie R. McCree | Photographer

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95+ (or Subscribe & Save for $6.60/month; available in two styles and multipacks).

    15. Banila Co's Clean It Zero cleansing balm melts away your makeup better than — dare we say it — Farmacy's Green Clean meltaway cleansing balm, according to some users. And it's basically half the price for the same amount of product!

    The pink jar

    16. The Ordinary's Lactic Acid expertly lightens dark spots and hyperpigmentation, putting it on par with Sunday Riley's Good Genes, a cult-favorite that costs almost 13 times the price.

    product image of lactic acid bottle and dropper

    17. Nivea Creme (the German version!) spares your face from patchy, flaky, itchy, dry winter skin *and* saves your wallet a lot of freaking money. How? Reviewers say it's a fabulous dupe for La Mer's pricey Crème de la Mer, which costs as much as I made in an entire paycheck when I was a high schooler working at the mall.

    18. Olay Regenerist face exfoliator scrubs away dead skin, dirt, oil, and other  pore-clogging yuckies that are standing in the way between you and your glowy skin goals. The best part? You won't be paying that Clarisonic price tag!

    a red sonic brush spinning with water splashing off of it with a white brush head next to it

    Promising review: "Perfect dupe for Clarisonic. I saw a dermatologist who told me I need to wash my face more to control my acne and pigmentation. After purchasing a new cleanser, I learned that face towels are no bueno for my face. I remember the rise of the Clarisonic brushes and how they were upwards of $200+ and I figured I’d never use a face brush. I’d seen a lot of dupes out there but never really settled on one. After six months of use, I'm obsessed with this spin brush and use it every day!! There are two speed settings: gentle and a deep clean. The pack comes with two brushes and batteries, so you’re all set. The spin brush works best when your face and the brush is wet before cleaning." –Sharett

    Get it from Amazon for $22.25.

    19. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser removes dirt, oils, makeup, and other nasties from your skin without drying or stripping your face. Your Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser (which is double the price, btw!) is shaking in its boots.

    Before and after of reviewer who used the cleanser showing that it evened their skin tone, improved texture, and made their skin glow

    20. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is a fantastic cleansing oil option that loosens tough makeup (*cough* waterproof mascara *cough*) and dead skin to reveal the soft, glowing skin underneath — so feel free to remove the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil that's in your shopping cart.

    The pump bottle

    21. Care:Nel lip mask treats dry, chapped lips overnight and creates a protective barrier to prevent winter weather from destroying all your hard work. But even better than that is that it's a excellent dupe for Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask — and it's less than half the price!

    The pot

    22. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream latches on to moisture and pumps the skin full of ceramides, which are molecules that help make up the skin barrier. Throw in some hyaluronic acid and you've got the recipe for 24 hours of hydration! The Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream is more than four times the price so like Beyoncé, you'll be saying, "I ain't thinking 'bout you."

    BuzzFeed writer's hand holding the tub of moisturizing cream

    23. Ancient Greek Remedy oil injects your skin with devastatingly effective antioxidants and fatty acids that help brighten dark spots and restore your skin's plumpness. It's safe to use on your face, nails, and body, and the results are scrumdiddlyumptious — especially if you use it consistently and over time. Time to retire your Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which costs a pretty penny!

    24. Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence delivers a boost of antioxidants that moisturize your skin, making it glow from within. The Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence could never! (Well, maybe it could, but for much more money).

    25. CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum gently smooths skin and reduces redness, as well as the appearance of pores and post-acne marks like the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Night Serum but at a much more budget-friendly price point.

    26. The Inkey List Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser has taken the reigns as one of the reviewer-favorite cleansers on the market, surpassing even the beloved (and pricey) Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant cleanser. It lets you clean and brighten your skin without breaking the bank!

    Hand squeezing out product from a tube of the fulvic acid cleanser

    27. Mario Bodescu Drying Lotion is a spot treatment that diminishes the appearance of blemishes as well as the Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, but lets you save $10 in the process. Looks like you just added a little extra cash to your weekly iced coffee budget!

    reviewer photo of them holding the bottle of the drying lotion
    reviewer photos of their skin before, during, and after the use of the drying lotion

    Promising review: "Been using this product for years! I have occasional acne and this product dries and heals my zits overnight like magic. I prefer the Mario Badescu to the Kate Somerville version that is more expensive, but not more effective. Love it and highly recommend it!" –Florian R

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (available in both plastic and glass bottles). 

    28. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream soothes and hydrates your skin with a mix of nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, so you can hit the hay and dream sweet dreams of not paying up for the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer.