We all know skincare is no cheap thrill, but if we’ve learned anything from our years of experimentation, it’s that budget finds work just as well as the expensive stuff. In fact, you can find a dupe for almost anything. So, before you blow your paycheck on that ill-advised La Mer purchase, consider these 13 skincare steals instead! They give some of the world’s most coveted products a run for their money, and all without obliterating your bank account.

If you’re looking for Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
TRY: Beaublends AHA Serum, P250 Made with powerful AHAs and botanical oils, this exfoliating serum gently refines uneven texture to achieve smoother, glowing skin.

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If you’re looking for Cure Natural Aqua Gel
TRY: Esfolio Multi Bubble Peeling Cleanser, P949 For a deeper cleanse, this dual cleanser contains oxygen-based peeling agents that slough off dead skin cells and other impurities.

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If you’re looking for Pixi Glow Tonic
TRY: Skinlush Glycolic Whitening Toner, P300 Can’t get rid of stubborn dark spots? Give your skin a brightening boost with a glycolic acid toner, which lightens hyper-pigmentation and minimizes large pores.

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If you’re looking for Sunday Riley Good Genes
TRY: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%, P650 Made with 5% lactic acid, this bestselling blend provides mild exfoliation that’ll have you waking up to silky, baby-soft skin come morning!

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If you’re looking for Drunk Elephant Marula Oil
TRY: Leiania House of Beauty Marula Oil with Chamomile Herbs, P200 If dull, dry skin is dampening your look, slather on this cold-pressed oil for lasting hydration. It renews damaged skin cells, builds collagen, and repairs skin—to name a few!

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If you’re looking for Caudalie Beauty Elixir
TRY: Skin Genie Refreshing Mist, P200 For fuss-free hydration, this multi-function mist quickly soothes inflammation with aloe vera, relieves redness with rose water, and rejuvenates fatigued skin with jojoba oil.

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If you’re looking for Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream
TRY: Lucas Papaw Soothing Ointment (25g), now on sale at P499 (limited time only) A worldwide bestseller, this all-around skin salve does everything from heal chapped lips to soothe minor cuts and burns.

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If you’re looking for The Body Shop Energizing Vitamin C Spritz
TRY: Beaublends Youthful Glow Vitamin C Mist, P299 Maintain vibrant skin with this glow-in-a-bottle creation! It’s made with a cocktail of brightening and antioxidant properties that re-energize skin with every spritz.

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If you’re looking for Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (454g)
TRY: Miju Glow Bentonite Clay (50g), P145 A 100% pure bentonite clay mask, this purifying treat purges deep-seated impurities to keep your pores spotless from the inside.

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If you’re looking for Fresh Umbrian Clay Mask
TRY: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Black, now on sale at P450 (limited time only) Combat oily skin with a black mud mask that quickly absorbs excess sebum and draws out pore-clogging dirt.

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If you’re looking for Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
TRY: Rorec Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, now on sale at P239 (limited time only) Formulated with 92% aloe vera, this lightweight gel provides fast-absorbing hydration for more supple, plump skin.

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If you’re looking for Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
TRY: Leiania House of Beauty Vit C and Collagen Serum, P275 Who needs the fountain of youth when you’ve got this anti-aging wonder? A mix of Vitamin C and collagen, it plumps up fine lines and firms the skin for a tighter, younger look.

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If you’re looking for Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye
TRY: Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (15ml), now on sale at P294 (limited time only) Crow’s feet are the least of your worries with this snail mucin-based treatment. Infused with intensive healing properties, it locks in moisture and prevents pigmentation for a more bright-eyed look.

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