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Korean Skin Care Dupes for High-End Products Part 3

12 Jul 2020
by M. Toledo

Finally! A new blog with the best Korean skin care dupes for high-end products! Is there anything better than superior skin care formulas that don’t break the bank? Great dupes for creams, toners, essences and serums that are just as effective as their high-end counterparts. Here you’ll find a selection of some great skin care dupes for much loved products from brands like Estée Lauder, GlamGlow and Fresh. So you can get great skin without having to break the bank.


Skin care dupe for lightweight moisturizer 

High-end: FARMACY Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer
 Affordable alternative: iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream

This Farmacy moisturizer is great to use all-year round. The oil-free formula contains moringa seed-extract and papaya to mildly exfoliate your skin, and brighten your skin tone. Additionally, this moisturizer contains four different types of hyaluronic acid to give your skin a boost of hydration. As for the dupe: get your hands on the Centella Calming Gel Cream by iUnik! This much-loved, lightweight moisturizer is formulated with 70% Centella Asiatica water and 10% tea tree water, plus licorice extract to fight hyperpigmentation, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. It absorbs like a dream, leaving your skin feeling supple, calm and soft. Perfect for sensitive, oily skin. This dupe is a personal favorite of mine!


Skin care dupe for serum  

High-end: FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum
 Affordable alternative: NEOGEN Serum In Oil Drop White Truffle

This serum by FRESH is made of a mixture of rose water and skin beneficial oils, for maximum hydration and nourishment for your skin. It has a silky smooth texture to encourage a luminous complexion. Not everyone is fond of the overpowering scent of roses this serum has. The Serum In Oil Drop White Truffle by Neogen is packed with minerals and fatty acids, to get inflamed, red skin under control. Fine lines and wrinkles are visible reduced. Besides this, the formula contains high concentrations of vitamine C and B3 (hello there, niacinamide!), for a brightening effect. To be fair, the formula of this dupe is pretty different, but it’s just as effective.


Skin care dupe for face mask  

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masker - 50 ml


High-end: GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask 
 Affordable alternative: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

The Supermud mask by GlamGlow is their best selling charcoal- and mudmask. It helps with oil control en minimizing impurities, and should leave your skin looking more radiant and clear after using it just once. The Pore Clearing Clay Mask by Innisfree has a different texture and looks different as well. It has a lighter colour, and feels more creamy when applying it. Both masks contain lactic acid to exfoliate and even out the skin, and they both contain a fair share of kaolin, a type of clay used for its purifying properties. The mask by GlamGlow contains some potential irritants for sensitive skin, such als Limolene and Linalool, but those ingredients are at the far end of the list.


Skincare dupe for rich moisturizer  


High-end:Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Plus Anti Aging
 Affordable alternative: MIZON Power Firming Enriched Cream

The Estée Lauder anti-aging cream lets your skin regain its youthfulness. Hyaluronic acid, glycerine and a selection of plant-based beneficial extracts help to revitalize skin and make it feel supple and soft. If you take a close look at the ingrediënt list of the dupe by Mizon, the Collagen Power Firming Enriched Cream, you can’t help but love this dupe. The formula is just as good, if not better, than the Estée Lauder cream, which is about 80 euros(!) more expensive. Cel-communicating ingredients like adenosine, copper-peptides, nourishing components like allantoin, evening primrose oil, antioxidants, you name it. There's so much to love about this cream! The skin is intensely nourished and firmed, restoring that youthful glow. 

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