SKINCARE DUPES! | ELEMIS MARINE CREAM, SUNDAY RILEY GOOD GENES, DRUNK ELEPHANT PROTINI, ETC
hey you guys welcome back if you guys are new here my name is lauren and i’m a nurse who has a tiny little obsession with skincare so today’s video is going to be really fun because you guys know i am a lover of skin care that has research behind it science back skin care i am a true believer that you really don’t have to spend loads of money when it comes to skincare products i do think there are formulas out there that are worth the money they’re on the pricier side but yes the formulas are beautiful but in a lot of the cases you can get the same ingredients for a lower cost so today’s video is going to be really exciting because we’re going to be talking about skin care dupes for higher-end skincare that i actually really like there’s not too many really pricey products that i recommend to you guys i hope that’s the case i really try to bring affordable products to my channel but there’s some situations where you know there’s always a product that i love but it’s really hard to justify the money these formulas are absolutely beautiful they give you results but there’s some less expensive options out there and i want to share them with you guys today so lots to talk about here today so let’s just go ahead and get right into it all right before we get into the skincare i wanted to give two quick shout outs to these two makeup products that oh my gosh i cannot wait to keep digging into this california love palette by colourpop if you are looking for a fall vibe kind of palette with those pumpkin spice colors i’m wearing it today this is the perfect palette for you i’m so excited about this but look at these colors perfect for fall i cannot get enough i can’t wait to dig into this palette even more i wanted to give that some love and then also this natasha denona lipstick that i wore a lot last year and i haven’t really reached for recently this is the shade jennifer it is the perfect spicy nude i feel like it really goes well with this shirt and really any fall look you’re going for it it’s just such a pretty wearable of nude really excited about this one and her formulas are absolutely gorgeous i love her lipstick formulas they really stay put they’re matte but super creamy and they’re non-drying and i just love the shade so sorry before i got into skincare i wanted to share those with you guys all right so first let’s talk about my holy grail skincare product i wish this wasn’t so costly because i i feel like i would talk about it more but there are some lower priced options out there but good jeans by sunday riley is my most favorite chemical exfoliant it there’s like nothing like it it smooths out the skin it takes away texture it brightens the skin it plumps out the skin so lactic acid is the perfect exfoliant i feel like if you have dry skin because it’s a larger molecule it doesn’t really penetrate the skin as deeply as glycolic does so it’s a little more more gentle it sits on top of your skin it acts as a humectant as well it helps to pull moisture into your skin so it really helps to plump out the skin and it exfoliates at the same time so it just gives you the brightest most glowy skin i love this stuff i always i’m definitely rationing this bottle i don’t know if i’ll repurchase this again because i have found other chemical exfoliants that i really love i always ration these bottles because they’re so pricey i always save them for events but obviously right now i’m not going to too many events but they’re it’s like a facial in a bottle you put it on the night before and you wake up with the smoothest skin ever this is an amazing amazing product i do feel like it’s worth the money unfortunately if you are sensitive this does have lemon grass in here it does have a fragrance so just keep that in mind but wow does this do magical things to your skin i love this but i have to say the ordinary is 10 lactic acid this is an amazing formula it’s so lightweight it quickly absorbs into the skin that is the one difference between the two this is more of a milky light serum and this is more of like a watery serum it absorbs quickly into the skin but it’s still i don’t know it’s light but it still moisturizes the skin in the same sense you never get any rotation or redness there’s a slight tingle from it but it just gives you these like amazingly i don’t know your skin just looks so resurfaced after using the ordinary lactic acid they do have a five percent version as well which i did compare this in a video oh gosh i think it’s two years old now i’ll link it down below i compared the results i have before and after pictures in that video and these were pretty much exactly comparable the only difference between the two i found that i had more lightning with my hyperpigmentation more quickly with good jeans this just took a little bit longer but it still eventually delivered the same results it just took longer so it this stuff is just amazing you cannot be the price tag for it if you are new to chemical exfoliants give lactic acid a try because like i said it’s definitely more of a gentle ahi so yeah i just love this definitely a more affordable option than good jeans all right and then this elements pro collagen marine cream this is the ultra rich version i got this through octoly and i was a little hesitant because honestly looking at the ingredient list it there’s a lot of fragrance in here it has nice moisturizers but no remarkable you know and life-changing anti-aging ingredients i’m like okay let me give this a try because i feel like there’s so many people that rave about this cream and i can see why this is just such a luxurious experience first of all the scent it just feels like this high-end sophisticated experience when you’re applying it to the skin this is definitely more of like a sensorial experience moisturizer than a results driven moisturizer so just keep that in mind it does hydrate the skin and it makes your skin feel like just super velvety but i never wake up in the morning with i don’t know super hydrated skin but i do like that velvety feel and that rich texture all right guys so i’m over here doing my links for this video and i apologize i did not realize how expensive this cream actually was this is a 128 dollar cream yeah that yeah this is not worth 120 dollars to me i’m looking at the ingredients now and the main ingredients great oils we have jojoba seed oil and sunflower seed oil they’re really high up on the ingredient list they’re great they’re moisturizing wonderful but you can find them in 20 moisturizers and there’s no major anti-aging here there’s no retinol no peptides so no big skin changing ingredients so yeah i would not not pay 128 for this cream so i just wanted to go ahead and let you guys know that because i did not put out the money for this cream this was sent to me and pr through octoly so um just so you guys know and then also another big point fragrance is in the middle of the ingredient list so the fragrance is also pretty high up there so just be aware of that if you are sensitive so yeah there is a little cream from sephora that is i think it is so it is i don’t know maybe 25 of the cost of this cream and this is it has the same exact rich texture it makes the skin so soft the plus to this this is fragrance free like i said this is loaded with a ton of fragrance so if you’re sensitive i didn’t tell you guys what this was this is the milk makeup vegan milk moisturizer if you guys are sensitive and you’re dry this is this will be your best friend it has that lovely velvety feel like the lms does but i would argue this moisturizes my skin even better than the lms this gives you that instant velvety feel this takes your skin to another level the next day i always wake up with the most smoothest hydrated skin um and like i said it’s fragrance free there’s also squally in here i love squalling it’s a natural moisturizer that’s present in your skin so i love i love using it in my moisturizers it just delivers those moisturized results that you want from a moisturizer a great occlusive moisturizer to layer over other serums love it and you cannot be the price tag it’s just amazing love this and then okay while we’re on the same spectrum with the moisturizers let’s talk about the tatcha the dewy skin cream this is another cream that a lot of people have recommended and i never bit the bullet because of the price tag and same thing as the lms there wasn’t any life-changing ingredients in this but this makes your skin just look so youthful because it gives that like juicy dewy sheen it clumps out the skin and moisturizes really well and there’s just something about that glowiness it gives your skin it’s a really nice moisturizer it does have a lot of slip to it i did try it underneath the foundation and i wasn’t a big fan of my foundation move around but for a nighttime moisturizer this is really beautiful and if you’re not wearing anything on top it’s just a nice heavy duty moisturizer if you have dry skin and that dewy sheen is just gorgeous but i have to say when i first applied this it really reminded me of one of my favorites the versed skin soak rich moisturizer cream this gives your skin that immediate glow just like the tatcha does it has that same almost like that bouncy rich creamy consistency it feels high-end but it’s not and it gives your skin that dewy glow it’s a gorgeous moisturizer it has red algae and there’s also squalling in here red algae is actually in a lot of high-end skincare products and lemare is known for their algae ingredients so just some great things in here fragrance free and it’s just so soothing on the skin that is the one thing i love about this and the big difference between the two with that fragrance and natacha this gives my skin almost like a slight tingle especially after i just use a retinol or an exfoliant i try to avoid this but if my skin is in a healthy condition i feel like this works really nicely but wow this this one soothes the skin regardless of my skin’s condition great for maintaining the skin’s barrier i love love this stuff all right and then the next one is the timeless vitamin c serum this is their 20 vitamin c this is a dupe for drunk elephants seafront serum i do not have it in front of me i finally decluttered some of my skin care and i got rid of it it was way past his expiration date i’m like lauren what are you doing get rid of this why are you holding on to this i don’t know why i do that with things um but yes so it’s a great dupe for the drunk elephant um see fermat and actually this is even better because of the lightweight consistency this layers beautifully with makeup the sea furnace serum i just thought that stuff was always so heavy it goes on like a facial oil but it slid around on my skin it never absorbed into my skin it always felt so heavy it did give me results i have to say it gives really pretty glowing bright results it delivers but i just did not like the feel on my skin way too greasy feeling this is lightweight it feels like a fast absorbing facial oil and it has pretty much the same ingredients it has those antioxidants like the foreign acid the vitamin e which keep the vitamin c stable it has the full 20 and it has the pure ascorbic acid which is what you want to see in a vitamin c serum great product i cannot say enough good things about this so go for this over the drunk elephant and then next up let’s talk about the pharmacy green clean makeup melt away cleansing balm wow does this just annihilate makeup if this is just a one step cleanser i mean it really should be part of your double cleanse to get all those extra oils off your skin after using this but it cleans the skin so well you really don’t feel like you need that second step which is why i love this so much it doesn’t leave behind that residue so i’m always looking for this kind of consistency when it comes to a cleansing balm which brings me to the hemis all clean bomb first of all how cute is this packaging this is in the teens i think it’s 15 this looks like a high-end product right it’s super cute it comes with this spatula it has a lid on the top and then it also twists off so whatever you prefer if you like to lift the lid or twist off it has either option for you um but it just has such a beautiful consistency it actually feels a little bit more lightweight than the green clean i feel like this washes off even more cleanly this is really your one-stop shop it’s actually advertised as a one-stop cleanser even though it’s a bomb i’ve heard i’ve had comments on my channel of people saying that this you always have to follow with the second step when you’re using a bomb i kind of go back and forth on it because i do have dry skin i don’t mind if there’s some oils left behind and especially if the cleanser doesn’t have any surfactants that are sitting on my skin it’s okay if some some bomb is left behind so just keep that in mind but this does just do the trick in one step it just leaves your skin so moisturized without that heavy feel without that stripped feel it’s just such a beautiful bomb it’s actually probably one of my favorites behind the all cl not the all clean the fig i’m from the fig cleansing balm from yes style i’ll link that one down below as well that one’s a little bit more of like a souffle texture these two textures are very similar just that balmy texture that melts onto your skin um gorgeous textures with both of those but i do feel like first of all you get more for your money with this one and i do think this rinses even more cleanly than the pharmacy does so great bombs but you cannot be the price tag of the sky all right and then let’s talk about spfs i feel like i talk about this all the time i’m very sorry if you’re sick of hearing about this but if you have dry skin the josie marin argon daily moisturizer spf of 47 will just blow your mind it just makes such an impact with the moisture levels in your skin if you hate applying spf to your skin because it makes your skin feel chalky and even more dry look no further try out the josie marin tinted version oh my goodness so it leaves almost it does have an oily consistency i think if you’re oily you will not like this it’s pretty heavy but if you’re super dry wow does this moisturize your skin and just leave it it leaves it so nourished it gives your skin that like nourished like i don’t need anything else on top of it kind of feel you know um sometimes during the day i will apply a little bit of a moisturizer and an spf with this i don’t need anything else i get plenty moisture from it and a lot of times i’ll skip foundation because of this beautiful tint it actually does even out your skin it blurs and perfections um it is more of like a peachy tint just keep that in mind i’ve heard a lot of people say that it turns a little bit orange on them it can oxidize slightly but just make sure you blend it in around your neck but it is just it gives such a glowy result to your skin beautiful texture i love it but it is pricey but if you’re looking for a similar tinted moisturizer try out dermatologies spf of 47 the universal tint pretty much the same shade so it has that neutral tone but i would say this is a little bit more on the neutral side it doesn’t have that warm undertone to it it blends into the skin so nicely it hydrates just as well but i would say the josie marin feels a little bit heavier this is gorgeous if you are on the oily side i do feel like you could get away with this spf the most beautiful texture ever you would never know this was an spf and it actually contains a mineral sunscreen as well there’s 12 percent zinc oxide and it does contain a chemical sunscreen um it has actin oxide in here so i think because you have that mix that lends itself to that beautiful texture it feels so great on the skin very affordable you can get this for 21 and i do have an affiliate code with dermatology for 20 off lauren 20.
i’ll leave it down below one of my favorite spf’s i cannot get enough if you’ve tried out dermatology products leave a comment down below let us know your favorites and tell us why you love dermatology it’s hard because i do feel like there’s a lot of people with dermatology affiliate codes out there so i feel like it may hit him a little better if it came from you guys than me but i am i’m telling you guys i will not steer you wrong this dermatology spf is unlike anything i’ve ever tried so moisturizing with that lightweight feel gorgeous texture to it they just hit it out of the park with this formula i just love it cannot get enough i know penn from pensmith skincare raves about them as well and i can see why such a good formula um so you definitely don’t have to spend 36.
if you’re more on the dry side this is definitely more moisturizing a little bit more on the oily side but if you’re normal to oily i do feel like you can get away with this but if you’re dry this does give you plenty of moisture as well so yeah i just love this and then last but not least i have another drunk elephant dupe they’re pretty polypeptide cream is one of the most beautiful moisturizers because it’s heavy it does the job it hydrates your skin it’s like a burst of moisture to your skin but it’s so lightweight at the same time just beautiful i love this stuff seven peptides are in here so you get those plumping results from this just it’s amazing but i found a moisturizer that has that same gel to cream consistency but it gives your skin just enough moisture especially i have dry skin so i need all the moisture i can get but i still want that lightweight feel but i want my moisturizer to be exclusive at the same time the eye unique beta glucan moisturizer i just talked about this in my favorites video i love love love this same kind of like burst of moisture that the polypeptide cream has and it’s thick but yet it absorbs so quickly into the skin there’s something about both of these the way they’re just pulled into your skin i think that’s why i love these so much but this has almost a little bit more of a rich texture but it still has that like i don’t know water like feel to it it’s just oh it’s so moisturizing and has beautiful ingredients in here so there’s mushroom and there’s centella cintella is great for soothing the skin a great antioxidant and there’s also beta glucan in here beta glucan is popping up all over k beauty it’s another great moisturizer it really helps to nourish the skin plump out the skin it just ups the moisture levels in your skin to another level and this is 13 right now yes style i cannot get over the price yeah the price is just you can’t beat it now i will say with yes style you do have to pay the extra in shipping cost so just keep that in mind but i do feel like it is well worth it the ingredients are beautiful the moisture this gives your skin is unlike anything else just that same burst of moisture but it doesn’t have that hefty price tag like the polypeptide does now the one difference between the two this has your peptides you’re going to get those plumpers in here but i don’t know with this i feel like i still get that same plumping and that glowy hydrated wet look that i get from the protein cream so they are very similar as far as results go and hydration levels just a beautiful beautiful cream so here’s the beta glucan cream you can see how you just rub it in it see how it turns almost water like very quickly blends in just so easily and no heavy residue layer at all no tacky feeling love love love this moisturizer so i got to tell you i don’t think i’ll repurchase the pie peptide cream again i do feel like i got results from this it’s a beautiful texture but i love this just as much so i would highly highly recommend this moisturizer okay so i think that is it as far as my dupes go i hope you guys enjoyed this video share any skincare dupes that you guys have down below i’d love to hear i think skincare dupes are so fun because who doesn’t like to save a little bit of money because we know skincare can be super expensive i’d also love to know what is the most you’ve ever spent on a skincare product because i have to tell you i haven’t been tempted i got i think good jeans has probably been my most expensive purchase i don’t think i’ve ever spent over 100 which is oh my god crazy to even say right but um there’s so many great affordable options out there i’d love to do a whole video on the ordinary two my favorites from them if you guys would be interested in that let me know but that is it for today i hope you guys enjoyed this video thank you so much for watching and i’ll see you guys my next one bye guys bye