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Skincare Dupes Better Than The Real Deal

written by: Kristen - Beauty Editorpublished on 3 Mar, 2024

Skincare Results That Don't Break The Bank

Whether you’re on the search for that viral Drunk Elephant dupe or looking for an affordable alternative to the dreamy Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, we’ve got you covered!

Skincare routines can be expensive, but to us, your skin shouldn’t have to suffer because you need to save your pennies. This is why we’ve put together what we think is the ultimate skincare dupe guide so that you too can have glowing skin and money in the bank!

Drunk Elephant Dupe:

The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil 30ml

If you're obsessing over this one (and by obsessing we mean you lie awake dreaming about waking up to silky smooth skin), the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, we think we've found the a pretty good dupe... Try The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil.

Why spend $117 when you can spend around $19 instead?

The Ordinary Marula Oil is a hydrating, luxe facial oil rich with protective antioxidants, designed to restore and boost your skin's natural radiance through nourishing care.


Tatcha Dupe:

Weleda Skin Food

It's a TikTok sensation, it's intensely hydrating, it's good for all skin types including sensitive skin, plus celebrities love it (Hailey Bieber uses it) and the ingredients are 100% natural and it's affordable. Yep, that's right, we're talking about the almost unicorn-status skincare-hero, Weleda Skin Food.

Okay, we 100% agree the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream is super nice and oh-so hydrating, but if you are seeking an organic alternative, have you tried the Weleda Skin Food? It delivers real results and you can still save for that Euro summer trip!

Plus for under $30, it's a no-brainer.


Sunday Riley Dupe:

Boost Lab AHA Glow Resurfacing Serum

This award-winning resurfacing face serum from Boost Lab is formulated with Lactic Acid, Arginine, Aloe Vera Juice and Manuka Honey to deliver a powerful, oil-free blend that is designed to actively remove dead skin cells. This leaves you with smooth, refreshed and glowing skin. It's anaffordable dupe for the Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment and it's even been an Instagram sensation recently... if you haven't tried it, your skin is missing out!


Emma Lewisham Dupe:

Skinstitut 10% Niacinamide Power Serum

When you're looking to improve pigmentation and restore skin radiance, this Skinstitut Power Serum is the dupe you've been searching for. If you like the luxurious Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Serum, we think you might enjoy this one too. Similarly, the Skinstitut 10% Niacinamode Power Serum is a full face treatment and pigmentation serum, formulated with 10% Niacinamide in combination with Probiotic ferment and Aloe Vera which together help reduce the appearance of sun-damage, enlarged pores and fine lines whilst strengthening, brightening and balancing skin tone and texture.