Who doesn't love a good K-Beauty dupe? Not only are some of these "dupe" products better performing than their more expensive counterparts, they'll also help you save some $$$, so you can spend it on better things. Like, let's say, investing in a Mini Beauty Fridge ;)
Without further ado, here are some of our favourite K-Beauty dupes for some popular skin care products at the moment:
1. Heimish Black Tea Mask (AU$35) / Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (AU$50)
Black Tea Masks are such a great addition to your routine to help cool and calm the skin. However, if you're not willing to spend $50 on Fresh's Black Tea Mask, the Heimish Black Tea Mask can be a great alternative! Filled with antioxidant-rich Black Tea, this mask will give you the same refreshing kick and softening effect.
2. D’Alba Piedmont Peptide No-Sebum Repair Cream (AU$60)/ Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream (AU$98)
If you’re interested in peptides, and you’re looking for something a little bit more wallet-friendly, you can consider the D'Alba Piedmont Peptide No-Sebum Repair Cream! Like the Drunk Elephant version, the D'Alba cream includes low molecular peptides and essential amino acids and minerals to help firm and improve skin elasticity, wrinkles, and fine lines. While Drunk Elephant's cream has a thicker texture, d’Alba’s Peptide Cream comes in a lighter consistency, making it perfect for those with oily or acne prone skin.
3. Benton Fermentation Eye Cream (AU$33) / SKII RNA Power Anti Aging Eye Cream (AU$149)
We know eye creams can be very expensive, but would you spend $149 on it? If your answer is a definite no, we'd recommend checking out the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream! Made with the same star ingredient (galactomyces ferment filtrate) as SKII’s version, Benton Fermentation Eye Cream also works to nourish, repair, and protect the delicate eye area!
4. SRB Enzyme Powder Wash (AU$34) / Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (AU$86.50)
This was actually inspired from a dear friend of mine who was a faithful user of the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. That is... until I introduced him to the SRB Enzyme Powder Wash. Both of these products are very, very similar. They're basically rice-based cleansers that are gentle enough to be used as a daily exfoliant, perfect for even sensitive skin types. But priced at $34, the SRB Powder Wash is a total steal.
5. Neogen Real Polish Honey & Sugar (AU$27) / Kylie Skin Walnut Face Scrub (AU$32)
The internet went bonkers a few months ago when Kylie Jenner announced this scrub, which features and stars an infamous exfoliating ingredient, walnut shell. We say 'infamous' here because this ingredient is known to be very abrasive and can cause micro-tears on the skin. This is why sugar, which is finer and has a more rounded edge, is a better option if you still want to reap the benefits of physical exfoliation!
Do you know any other K-Beauty skin care dupes? Share your favourites with us!