These Budget Skincare Buys Are Just as Good as the Expensive Versions

After a feature on the affordable beauty products that I love just as much as their high-end counterparts, I had an influx of questions coming from friends and colleagues about what other beauty dupes were lurking on the shelves of the high street. Well, it turns out there are plenty.

Today, I'm going to be honing in on skincare—mainly because when it comes to my beauty routine, this is where most of my money goes. Skin is big business in the industry, and generally, I think there's a perception that spending more money on a skincare product means that it will work more effectively. Well, friends, I'm here to tell you otherwise.


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While there are plenty of luxury skincare options in my regular routine, I've also found a fair amount of affordable alternatives for when you don't want to splash the cash. Who knows? You just might find a new favourite...

Keep on scrolling to shop the high-end skincare products that I love and their budget skincare dupes that are just as good.

1. If you love: Pixi Glow Tonic

Try: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 

2. If you love: Eve Lom Cleanser

Try: Beauty Bay Butter Cup Cleansing Balm

3. If you love: 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Try: E.l.f Hydrogel Under Eye Masks

4. If you love: By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Care

Try: Glossier Rose Balm Dot Com

5. If you love: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Try: The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

6. If you love: Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil

Try: No. 7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate

7. If you love: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

Try: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Moisturiser

8. If you love: Decléor Green Mandarin Sun-Kissed Glow Day Cream

Try: No.7 No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser With 5* Uva + Spf 15

9. If you love: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex

Try: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair

10. If you love: La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream

Try: Nivea Creme All Purpose

11. If you love: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water

Try: Garnier Micellar Water

12. If you love: Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Vitamin C Serum

Try: Revolution Skincare Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid

13. If you love: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Try: The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

Next Up: 10 Affordable Makeup Brands That Are as Good as Their Expensive Counterparts

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Mica Ricketts