The price of taking care of yourself is not cheap. The beauty industry is a billion dollar industry and it is apparent by the costs of products. There are products out there that promise to give your skin the look and feel of milk and honey with price tags so high you would think one of the ingredients was tears of an angel. Fortunately, for every expensive luxury product, there is an alternative that can give you similar, if not identical, results. No need to go broke trying to afford products to achieve beautiful skin and a radiant glow!

Crème de la Crème

Cremé De La Mer is a luxury facial cream that costs $170 per ounce. Yes, you read that correctly. Unless it has the ability to rewind the hands of time, that is entirely too expensive. Instead of breaking the bank to afford Cremé De La Mer, go to your local drug store and pick up some good ol’ Nivea Creme. Tests have actually been done to compare the results of the two products over several days and the differences were not nearly as significant as the price tags.

Hydration overload

If you have a problem with dry skin, you are in need of a very hydrating product. You may be familiar with Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream that retails for $52 at stores like Ulta and Sephora. It is truly heaven in a jar the way that it hydrates your skin. What is not heavenly though is that price tag. $52 will buy you a whopping 1.6fl oz. If that’s not enough bang for your buck, head on over to your local Target and pick up the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. It will also leave quench your dry skin giving it a major hydration boost. The best part is that it is $16.99 and if you have a REDcard you can get it for even less.

Next level cleansing

Everyone rants about how amazing the Clarisonic is when it comes to cleansing your skin. It has multiple speed settings so that you can get your skin squeaky clean without being too abrasive every day. It really is a handy tool! However, this little tool comes with a big price tag. The Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush is $169.

There are two great alternatives to the Clarisonic. One is the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa. It is a dual-speed, rotary device designed to address the needs of multiple skin types all in one system. It comes with three attachments: an everyday cleansing brush, a gentle exfoliating cleansing brush, and a silicone brush for individuals with sensitive skin or acne. The whole system is only $49.99. Plus, Vanity Planet has lots of coupon codes and sales so you may be able to catch it even cheaper. Another dupe is the ProX by Olay Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Facial Cleansing Brush System. It also comes with two additional attachments as well as Olay exfoliating renewal cleanser. The Olay system can be picked up right at your local WalMart for $22.50.

Unwanted guests

No one is immune to acne. There are so many factors that can cause the unwanted guest to make an appearance. No matter if it is thanks to hormones, food, clogged pores, or whatever, Glossier’s Zit Stick has you covered. It has a super easy applicator roll that distributes the product without any mess. Out of all of the products this one’s price tag really isn’t that bad. You can pick up the Glossier Zit Stick for about $14.99 right from their website. You may be wondering why this one is even on this list. Well, although the price tag doesn’t require you to sell off your first born child, there is still a cheaper alternative product that does just as good of a job. No harm in saving money where you can!

Pick up the Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment with Witch Hazel right from your local Target. That makes this dupe an even better deal because you don’t have to worry about running out and having to wait for more to be delivered. Also, you get more for less! The Glossier Zit Stick only comes with .12fl oz. The Spot Treatment has triple that with .75fl oz.

Dupe you already have

Kopari Coconut Melt has claims of being a lot of things in one. A facial moisturizer, makeup remover, body lotion, hair serum, cuticle softener, shaving oil, and pretty much anything else you need for your body for $28.00. The description on Sephora.com says “A premium, multitasking organic coconut oil that hydrates and casts a dewy glow from head to toe.” Well for this alternative you can probably just head to your kitchen. The perfect dupe for the Kopari Coconut Melt is virgin coconut oil. The same coconut oil that you already have can be used for everything mentioned above and more!  Not to mention coconut oil is a lot less expensive. For the $28 that you would pay for a 5.1fl oz of Kopari Coconut Oil you can pick up about six 14fl oz jars of organic coconut oil from a grocery store like Aldi.

But wait, there’s more!

There are tons and tons of dupes out there waiting on you to find them. All you have to do is look! Don’t let the cheaper price tag scare you. Just like with most generic things, a lot of these dupes have very similar ingredients to their high-end competitors. Also, keep in mind that sometimes the dupes don’t hold a candle to the high end. If there is that one product that just doesn’t compare to the others don’t feel bad. Keep buying it. Don’t sacrifice your skin’s health just to save a buck. Saving on other products is more than enough.