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2.NYX's Hydra Touch Oil Primer adds moisture to dry skin so foundation glides on beautifully — all at a fraction of the price of Smashbox's Photo Finish Oil Primer. And NYX's is made with jojoba oil, which is ideal for reducing eczema- or psoriasis-related redness as well as safflower oil, which smooths the skin while removing dirt and oil.
7.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!
9.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.
10.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?
13.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!
15.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 $281. So yeah, you're welcome!
17.Tosowoong's Enzyme Powder Wash deep cleans your pores, washes away buildup that's dulling your glow, *and* it has vitamin E to make your skin soft and help protect it from environmental toxins. The results are comparable to Tatcha's much more expensive Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, and it'll only cost you about 1/3 of the price.
18.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!
20.Olay ProX blasts away dirt and oils that are clogging your pores — much like it does to its more expensive competition, the Clairsonic.
21.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.
24.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!
25.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."
26.Radha Beauty Rosehip 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!
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