💰Affordable DUPES for Newest Skincare Launches: Are They Dupe-able?!
hello beauties welcome back to beauty within we’re going to hear to bring you guys another can we do Pitt part 5 for affordable tips if you guys are new here yes we have 4 videos already in this series all duping most popular and high products so if you guys want to check those out we’ll link it down below as always our philosophy is that while skincare is worth investing in before you take the plunge and spend your hard earned cash monies make sure the hero ingredient in that product or the formulation works well for your skin because the last thing we want is to spend hundreds of dollars on something that just doesn’t really work so this is why our whole channel we look very deeply into ingredients and the formulation so for today’s video on the agenda we’re gonna see if we can find dupes for some new skincare babies including freshest rose deep hydration serum pharmacies daily greens moisturizer and glow recipes watermelon toner we’ll also go over the vitamin C showdown where a lawsuit is involved for patent infringement and this is probably the most tea will ever spill on this very family-friendly Channel so look forward to that we will also give updates for a few of our previously affordable dupes products so without further ado let’s get started [Music] first up let’s talk about freshest roast deep hydration oil infused serum this is a pretty new product that came out earlier this month and it is glorious there’s an oil layer of oil on top the serums at the bottom and when you shake it it turns into this beautiful milky texture and you can tell that there’s bubbles all throughout the serums according to fresh this is an oil and few serum created to deliver up to 24 hours of hydration for dewy looking skin that’s visibly plumped with moisture it is made for all skin types specifically for people with dryness dullness and an even texture there’s a perfect balance of water and oils so that it really absorbs nicely into your skin and in this specific serum the water phase at the bottom is rosewater and the mask gross extract to really help soothe and hydrate and the oil phase on the top is a blend of skin friendly oils including rose flower camelina rose hip and squalane which helps to nourish and soften the skin so when you think of fresh I think fresh and fragrance is pretty synonymous because they do try to make their products like a very sensible experience but for this specific product there actually isn’t any fragrance but that being said the smell of Rose can still be overpowering for some so just uh just keep that in mind yet it’s just like you’re in a bed of roses and also very characteristic a fresh they really care about the ingredients that they put into their products so these specific roses are hand picked and fluff from turkey Morocco and Bulgaria so what is so special about this year we know roses gray I feel that we talk about Rosa lots today I actually want to focus more on the oil and few serum the dual face by face serum where you shake it and you mix the two and it just turns into this beautiful formula the benefits number one is that because the oil and the water is already proportionate in here it takes out the guessing game completely and you can trust that it’s formulated in a way that is optimal for skin absorption number two there’s less added stability ingredients for separation purposes because the water and oil is already separate most serums include both water and oil but they formulate it in a way and include stabilizing ingredients to make sure that the formula doesn’t separate but because this comes like this as is less ingredient so this is $59 let’s see if we can find any dupe so the first thing I want to mention is not a dupe but it’s the first serum that fella and I came across where it had this dual phase action that when we first use or like why is this so watery and then we like the he’ll use this a mix it and then once you mix it it just works so much better so this is the Clarence Hydra ascent shield by face serum it is not a dupe because it is $60 so it’s even a little more expensive by a dollar but it is something that’s really great for a dry and dehydrated skin false mom loves it my really good friend used the whole bottle and said that’s like the best here but she’s Zeus in a really really long time there is fragrance and it’s pretty high on the ingredient list and there’s also alcohol so two things to keep in mind there’s also nail gel serum and oil white truffle so this is a little different because there isn’t that dual phase action where you have to shake oil is already suspended within the serum and throughout the serum the key ingredient in here is white truffle as opposed to rose so it’s it’s very very different but the benefits of red truffle is that it’s also a very very potent antioxidants and it’s naturally high in mineral vitamins which helps soothe inflamed skin it’s packed with essential fatty acids which are good for fine lines and wrinkles and it’s high in vitamin C and b3 which we love as niacinamide as well as b6 to prevent dry and irritated skin and b12 which helps with hyperpigmentation so to be fair this formulation is more like freshest nectar glow serum which also has micro bubbles containing coconut oil vitamins C and E and beta keratin with the watering base of fruit extracts and minerals but I thought this is worth sharing because it’s still I think like it’s pretty close okay next we have that is Bo I estoy Bulgarian Rose moisture zip cream ample this is a new product that I just found on all of Jung and this is one of their best sellers so I was like might as well try it and it got me at moisturizing Apple that delivers abundant hydration for dehydrated skin they are dehydrated the first ingredient is purified water glycerin and then some rose flower water macadamia seed oil rose flower wax argan oil jojoba seed oil olive oil allantoin which helps skin absorb more moisture and removes dead skin cells there’s panthenol which we know is vitamin b5 and helps retain water there’s sodium hyaluronic argan ein which helps protect skins keratin collagen and elastin proteins from photo aging and a bunch of flower and leaf extracts so this could be used as an all-in-one moisturizer after cleansing because it has like a very creamy beautiful fluid in here the oil and waters already blended as with most serums but I thought it’s worth sharing because this is a rose based product to give you guys some variety the next thing we have is also from is oh I is oi is Oi this is a blemish care serum too which helps brighten softer skin so this is an essence that helps with an even skin pigmentation reduces dark spots glow promotes skin and firmness the ingredients of water rose flower water glycerin ethanol which is a little questionable cuz it’s pretty high up on the list are beaten or sy royal fruit extract will embark feel like these two are similar but that this is definitely more for not as dry dehydrated skin this is for sure for dry dehydrates and with a lot more oils with a lot more soothing ingredients next is the Sun by me sha PHA peach a miracle serum this is very different from the fresh because it doesn’t have rose and it also has chemical exfoliants which freshest doesn’t have but we thought we’d include it as well because it does have like the dual phase oil in water that you shake for it to activate and fell and I covered this in our first most hyped skincare review there’s everything that you need in there for like soothing angry pissed-off skin especially if you’re like acne oily skin type there’s also two honorable mentions the Cirrus time is running out mist and the make creme comfort meat miles through the mist of both of these are mists and they’re more like toners but it’s just showing you guys that products like this do exist and they’ve been around for a while and with all of these products are just very soothing very calming and a good balance of oil and water and hydration for your skin so I would say before investing 60 dollars in the serum in water oil and through serum you can try either of these if you want rose this is great if you want oil and serum try this you just want to try out the experience of having oil and water and mist for highly recommend this URIs you guys know that’s my holy girl next we have pharmacies new daily green oil-free gel moisturizer so this is an oil free silicone free daily moisturizer that delivers lightweight lasting Hydra while helping to clear pores and reduce shine people with combo oily skin I think like one of the main things it’s you know sometimes gel moisturizers go on and you still feel like it just adds on to the shine I personally don’t really like matte finishes I only get very greasy during the more like summer warmer months this actually works really well for my dry skin as well I know this is formulated for people with oily and acne prone skin but I like it the key ingredients are marina seed extract and Moringa water which helps the visibly refreshed skin by removing impurities from pollutants there’s also papaya extract which we know is a gentle exfoliant to help refresh the look of your complexion and there’s also hyaluronic acid for types and poly glutamic acid which work together as moisture magnets to really keep the skin hydrated next we have made trilliums niacinamide gel cream 5% show this joking combines a high concentration of niacinamide along with coconut fruit juice and marine derive polysaccharides to increase skin’s natural moisturizing factor in this there is silicon compared to the pharmacy that doesn’t and that’s like the first call out that I will say but the niacinamide is in both this is $20 compared to pharmacies $38 and one product worth shouting out is Neutrogena hydro boost gel cream it’s Mountain a personal favorite but because it is holy grail status for a lot of you guys and for a lot of people it is worth mentioning at like 19 to 22 dollars it is a really great gel moisturizer that also doesn’t make you that greasy and oily I personally really like it next one worth mentioning is IU next centella calming gel cream so I usually like buying all of these products before we talk about but because with everything that’s been going on shipments are being delayed it’s harder to get products so we’re just doing a lot more research online and when I came across this product I message felt immediately I know sigh fella let’s get like ten of these because this just sounds like a dream so this gel cream has 70% centella asiatica water and 10% tea tree leaf water and they both help gently lower skin temperature effectively soothe and calm sensitive skin the website says it’s a super lightweight gel texture and contains six different kinds of patented sprout extracts so this isn’t just pretty Sapir formulation we have going on here and this is from ten to twenty five dollars the reason why there’s a huge range as I believe right now there’s a sale going on on yes style one last thing to mention is in keyless snow mushroom hydrating gel moisturizer this is ten dollars so and here the standout ingredient is the snow mushroom and mushroom as we know now is a holy grail ingredient that helps lock in moisture in your skin so this is very very very very hydrating and in here there’s also meta caso side can this be duped yes I know politically correct answer yes and no because I feel like the proprietary green blend that pharmacy has the marina seed the papaya extract it’s like what pharmacies known for as like along with their echinacea plant that’s found in almost all of their products so that part is harder to do but if we’re looking at oil fruit gel moisturizers that really hydrate and doesn’t exacerbate the already very oily and porous qualities of your skin then I would say there’s a lot of dupes there’s a lot of less expensive alternatives sour also oil free gel moisturizers you haven’t tried gel moisturizers you want to try I would always go for the least expensive option and I feel like inky lists it’s great for what it is if you want to have like the pore clearing properties like the pharmacy has I would definitely go for the naturia my skin my gel cream because niacinamide is what helps go deep in pores if you want that like poreless soft dewy look glorious because can’t really actually poreless right if you’re looking for like a super common refreshing gel cream I will look into I UNIX intelecom gel cream because of the centella leaf water and tea tree which we know tea tree is great for people with oily combo skin next we will talk about glow recipes watermelon glow PHA and Beach a poor tight toner so the standout here is the PHA and the BHA and the fact that this is a chemical exfoliating toner that is hydrating and gentle enough to be used on a daily basis fell and I went in depth about this in our new and exciting skincare finds for oily in an acne prone skin so we’ll link that here and down below if you guys want like an in-depth review of this so in a nutshell what this product is according to their website is that it’s suitable for all skin types super gentle bounce seeds alcohol-free made with PHA which is larger in molecular weight compared to VHA and AJ so that it doesn’t sink as deeply into your skin which is less irritating compared to the other two chemical exfoliants there is also Willa bark a natural form of DHA which is a small and molecular weight and is oil soluble so it goes deeper into the skin there’s also a lot of very hydrating ingredients you know the recipe loves their watermelon so there’s watermelon in here there’s also cactus water if you imagine a cactus thriving in the tribe sir that should do wonders for our skin and the texture of this because cactus water is the first ingredient it has like a very bouncy texture again the main beauty of this is that it’s a chemical exfoliant of a toner that is super gentle even gentle enough for people with sensitive skin so let’s see if we can do this again we did this new product from pure ito this is a BP triple synergy liquid so the ABP stands for a JBJ PHA there’s also apple fruit water it’s actually 80 percent and then there is PHA that is fifth ingredient mandelic acid derived from apples there’s salicylate which is the bead shape this is safe and gentle enough to use daily light glow recipes it for sure has a much liquidy much more like fluid consistency compared to glow recipe $22 versus Glo recipes $34 okay next we have somebody’s Asia pH and pH a miracle toner the ingredients v is niacinamide there’s also tea tree leaf water papaya fruit extract salicylic acid well really really loves this this has a pH level of my point five and the last thing worth mentioning Enki list they have a pea shaped toner this is for people specifically with dry and kombu skin there’s three percent ph a three percent nice cinema and aloe leaf juice you know this doesn’t have PHA compared to everything else can we do this I would say the glow recipe is far more hydrating than both of these combined because of the texture because of the cactus water I feel like that is what makes it stand out to me I think the cactus and the watermelon combined both of these they’re more liquid and texture and they do a good job of doing what they’re supposed to Haley because these products are newer and they’re very unique in their formulation and the specific ingredients they choose to use is harder moving on to what I was a low-key the most excited about for this video the vitamin C showdown I’ve been meaning to talk about this for the past for dupes videos but it just seemed like there’s a lot I have to wrap my head around but when I actually sat down and looked into it there wasn’t much so what I’m referring to is the lawsuit between L’Oreal who own skin pseudo Coles and they’re the ones who came out with the patent for their ce4 like acid 50% l-ascorbic acid serum and drunk elephants see from also has vitamin C vitamin E and pure like acid is basically the same color had basically the same smell so there’s a lawsuit going on between them I think this started in 2018 there’s an updated article I found 2019 the case is still very much well in order to start at skin pseudo Cole’s the CEO lacasa 50% is a hundred and sixty six dollars and quoting their website of patent daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Sasa firmus and Breton skins complexion so it’s good for people with dry normal and sensitive skin in there there’s 50% pure vitamin C which is the Alice korvac acid 1% vitamin E and 0.
5% of purulent acids so with the ingredient list guys this is why this cost how much it costs because the ingredient list is honestly superior if you compare it to anything out very very very short water ascorbic acid is the third ingredient glycerin follows that I’m gonna skip over a few tocopherol garlic acid panthenol so d and that’s it so simple so straightforward so clinical so science moving on to drugged elephants see from day serum this is something that fell and I used a lot when we first started we do within around like 2017 I just I remember using it a lot when I was in my mid-20s but after I finished it I just haven’t really gone back to it for whatever reason I honestly I’m not really sure it did work really well for my skin and at one point it stopped working as well so I was like okay there’s like so many other different vitamin C products that don’t cost $80 that I want to try so in this there’s also 50% l-ascorbic acid there’s also ferritic acid a 1% vitamin E and there’s also a lot of pumpkin Furman pomegranate extract there’s a lot of like antioxidant and moisturizing ingredients in here compared to the skin cervicals okay next we have polish twice c15 super booster there’s also 50% l-ascorbic acid with vitamin E and Froelich acid but if you look at the ingredient list it’s pretty different the first ingredient is water second is ascorbic acid there’s also glycerin tocopherol sodium hyaluronic acid Pathan all rice bread extra this list of ingredients is also pretty short I would say that texture it’s like it’s very fluid which is from what I’ve read is the same with SkinCeuticals it’s like you know some vitamin C serum to slip water it’s like this as opposed to drunk alpha and I think it’s more like a serum serum that’s like thicker $49 and there’s also timeless 20% vitamin C and E furyk acid serum at $26 there’s 20% al ascorbic acid the first three ingredients are exactly the same as skinceuticals there’s vitamin E panthenol forlag acid sodium hyaluronic and this also has a very simple clean ingredient list a few more mentions in passing nature’s vitamin C serum 22% $22 it has water glycerin sodium ascorbate phosphate stable water soluble form of vitamin C ascorbic acid cold blue theone pineapple fruit XR papaya fruit extract so there’s a lot more like fruit and aloe so I would say it is more steam than it is water yeah it’s a big root beer two things worse mentioning in passing inky list has a vitamin C brightening cream it has like a matte finish this reminds me of polish choice C 25 which is a more intense version of the C 15th has this exact same feeling so this is 30% alice korvac acid this is just a myth cone and alice krige acid that’s all you have a near the ordinary also has a vitamin c suspension 30 percent and silicone very similar ingredient lists to the inky list at $6 and 80s so that in coulis is 10 this is 680 wrapping the Salwa vitamin c showdown in this case skin suit occult is just in a league of its own i feel like that timeless is probably the closest to it followed by the polished choice and then drunk because the consistency is so different and because there’s so many more added ingredients even though they could be very great antioxidant but the fact that drunk elephant may have used skin suitable as patented formula and they’re getting suited for it it’s interesting if you want to try something with vitamin C II and for look acid time was 20% looking straight at the ingredient list I would go for something like that fell had nothing but the best things to say about it we both haven’t tried SkinCeuticals so we really can’t make like a real legit comparison both fell and I have also tried the Polish twice C 15 super booster that we both really love and we think this is probably a close second I feel like the nature and vitamin C serum it’s an honorable mention but like if we’re comparing it to the vitamin C II after like acid it fits some but not all so including the last two Inc ulis and the ordinary is more so to just give you guys options like there are brands out there who are specializing and focusing on like specific ingredients that is well very very well researched and just will do very very beautiful things for your skin moving on to drunk elephants BB facials so we went over this in last week’s video and we said that there are a few really great contenders including the ordinary like the vampire serum as well as the Oleg Hendrickson baby fat and there’s also herbivores blue tansy the only problem that both of us had with drunk elephant baby facial is that we don’t really think you need to chemical exfoliate your face to like 25% AJ 2% BHA it did burn my face so I didn’t really use it for a long period of time because my face isn’t hopping in it same thing with the ordinary we don’t feel like you need that much so all my times just the same we found something that’s very very gentle it’s workable with people with very very sensitive skin and i keep saying very very because i feel like this is innovation this baby peach and lily super boosters are fixing masks as 10% glycolic acid and there’s also 0.
5% DHA as well as Blue Agave so this is formulated for the most sensitive skin type because Alicia you and the founder of peach and Lily’s she had eczema and she felt like for the longest time she could never use anything that has resurfacing chemical exfoliating properties because it just didn’t work well for her skin or that it burned or was just Ayurvedic and fell does have pretty sensitive temperamental skin and this works very very well for her this mask is $43 the herbivores 48 and the trunk elephant baby facial is $80 for sure worth checking out moving on so this is the BIOS on squalane vitamin C rose oil that I talked about in a previous video scrolling is the first ingredient and then rose flower extracts the third there’s tetra hex so Dec soul is a clinically researched form of vitamin C known to be 50 times more effective than ascorbic acid it’s a highly stable oil soluble form of vitamin C that helps brighten and even skin tone and with that ingredient list in mind I want to share with you guys the course brightening app so oil so the only difference in here is that instead of touch Akasha text except BEC soul they use a scorable tetra I so Paul meant 8 which is the fourth ingredient it’s also an allele soluble derivative vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks and it’s one of the most stable derivatives and vitamin C but being a derivative as potent C won’t be directly comparable to pure l-ascorbic acid so this is something that I talked about in my new finds and faves so there’s a lot more love in here compared to an the first oil is apricot kernel which is different this this only has squalane the course is 50 the bios is 72 naturia vitamin c face oil they all talked about it in her view fines and thieves first ingredients emollient and then it’s sunflower seed oil squalane touch’ xoxo score with the fifth ingredient I think these are both great dupes for the bioessence unless you know your skin love squalane and that loves rose hip and and loves texture xox oil but even then you can try this right it’s just in this it’s not like you don’t have your squalane you have a blend of different oils like sunflower and metal foam seed oil and avocado oil and the last thing is drunk elephant some marula oil marilla is a super absorbable and super lightweight oil that I absolutely fell in love with thanks to drunk elephant but to the price at $72 that’s a bit expensive so let’s first talk about the benefits of marilla because I feel like it’s been a while since we talked about marilla’s so it is super hydrating and it has anti-aging properties from amino acids including l-arginine and glutamic acid there’s emollient and moisturizing benefits from fatty acids and it helps fight free radicals and prevent skin damage caused by UV rays because there’s vitamin C and E in the oil and it also helps moisturize and nourish the skin with omega 6 & 9 the drunk elephant formula again super light weight absorbs like a dream it’s really expensive because there’s like a patented extraction process $72 is a lot I remember comparing this to the ordinary wish you can just tell from application that the ordinary it’s still easily absorbable and it’s still lightweight but when you compare the two the drunk elephant and the ordinary side by side your skin just drinks up rural oil from drunk elephant I suppose to the ordinary so we found something else nature I am a virgin marilla face oil 100% when I first try this a week ago I forgot how beautiful of an oil marilla it’s also super lightweight but it is a bit thicker compared to drunk elephant from what I remember but it is thinner than the ordinary so this is $16 I believe the ordinary was maybe eight nine dollars so this is double the price of the ordinary but I feel like the formulation is a bit smoother and a bit closer to drunk elephants so yes and was that this drops up the fifth installment of can’t you do bin I feel like this episode I kind of copped out a lot of tuck-ins saying it’s stupid and not doing what at the same time but I feel like it’d be like that some time some products because of proprietary tech because of proprietary you know ingredients are like the specific special ingredients that they choose to formulate with that’s harder to do but the formulation the formula or like the consistency I think that’s easier and if you want to spend time getting to know if your skin will like a specific gradient always always always start with something more affordable and work your way up and so yeah as with any product always try always do your research question ask things before you commit and vote with your dollars to bad company I don’t know okay so let us know down below if you guys have any other products you want us to find dupes for to see if we can dupe it and with that dig here so much for joining us we’ll see you in the next video