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K-Beauty Dupes to Check Out

We have spotted a new trend on TikTok where beauty influencers compare high end products with its K-beauty equivalents. We thought it was a great idea to list a few of our favourite product replacements that will not just save you a bit of money but also make your skin look glowy and healthy.  

Let’s start.

Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 vs. Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 

Starting off we wanted to talk about these two powerful chemical exfoliators with a big price difference. Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 is well known for its skin brightening and clearing properties. However, COSRX also comes along with a much lower price and an amazing ingredient list that includes a few of our all time favourites ingredients.  

If you were looking for a replacement with the same results at a way lower cost COSRX is the way to go.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots vs. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch 

Peter Thomas Roth’s Acne-Clear Invisible Dots has without a doubt an all star ingredients list. It includes tea tree, salicylic and even hyaluronic acid. When it comes to pimple patches COSRX has a special place in our hearts, not just for the much lower price but also for fast action that will have the affected area look good overnight. 

Fresh Sugar Polish vs. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off 

If you are looking for a physical exfoliator that works as well as Fresh Sugar Polish, Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is one of the best options. This exfoliator is within a budget and the results are amazing. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum vs Missha Time Revolution Night Repair

If you are looking for a serum with a very similar ingredient list and a low price, MISSHA is the perfect dupe for Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum. These two products have many similarities and will guarantee deep moisture and skin regeneration.


Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive vs. SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella

Staying with the serum we had to talk about the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive, this serum is all about hydration and replenishment. Its formulation is perfect for people looking to get a brighter complexion and even fights fine lines. A very close dupe is SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule, this serum is an all-rounder that does the same as the Drunk Elephant one but it also helps balance the natural oils. 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturiser vs. Beauty of Joseon Dynasty cream  

Last on our dupes list are two moisturisers with a powerful formulation and proven results. In this case the price difference is not the main point, but rather their ingredient list. Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturiser was designed to prevent and reduce dark spots using as key ingredient Niacinamides. 

However, if you are looking for a cream with a slightly lower price and more benefits, Beauty of Joseon’s Dynasty cream is the right way to go. This moisturiser, besides having brightening properties it also has anti-ageing and calming properties, perfect for most skin types. 

That was it for our first list of dupes, keep an eye on us for more recommendations. 

Kathleen Herrera
K-Beauty enthusiast, Drama Lover, Melophile and Foodie, writing about her faves on a daily basis.