I am not a fan of skincare dupes. Let me start off with that. I truly believe every product is somewhat formulated differently. There can be come copycats, however if a product is cheaper it can be just as good, if not better than the supposed “dupe.” Often times the only thing that is considered to be a “dupe” is, the price tag. We all want that high end option for the cheaper price tag. I am not necessarily interested in the price tag so much as, I just want to make sure that I am not being ripped off by some of these high end companies that formulate products that contain ingredients that can be found in your local drugstore. Trust me this happens all the time!
I just search for good ingredients that will help my skin rather than destroy it. I don’t need fancy scents in my skincare in order for me to feel luxurious. I have played in the dupe world when it came to makeup and skincare and sometimes the “high-end” product just can’t be beat. Sometimes these cheaper dupes are nothing like the high-end product. The lesson here is, focus on the ingredients of a product. Buy into what is good for your skin. I know all of us are on a budget and that is completely okay if you can only afford drugstore skincare. There is nothing wrong with that. Do not ever think that only the best is high-end because that is not the case. Let me tell you when I was in high-school and had a minimum wage paid job, I was burning my money on all this high-end stuff. Now, that I have a full time salary job my skincare routine has completely switched to what works and let me tell you most of the products that work for me can be found at the good old drugstore! Do not play into the marketing and packaging of it all. It will get you, I promise we have all been sucked in.
Compare the ingredients of two products, rather than the price tag.
Figure out your skin type and buy what your skin needs rather than what is being hyped at the time! Keeping up with the dupes can break the bank!