So, being the somewhat frugal person that I am there is a few things that I do not skimp on, skin care is definitely one of them. I’m not saying that I can break the bank, but I sure can spare several coins for my facial/body upkeep. However, when I can find a great dupe or simply an exceptionally good alternative, please believe I will do my research and give it a try.
With that being said, I have been using a Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil for some time now and I adore the product. Usually a product I adore and can afford stays in my routine as I believe “if it aint broke, don’t fix it”. That is until I came across a product in my local grocery store, where I have actually with confidence bought facial products I use religiously. Strolling through the aisles I notice a product that for some reason has never caught my eyes but looks very similar to the Kiehl’s oil I use. Aldi (a popular European and I believe some North American states store) stocks a Lacura Overnight Repair Concentrate. Checking the ingredients, I found that they were very close to being exactly the same. The only difference is, are ready? A price difference of £35/$44 – Lacura at £4.99/$6 and Kiehl’s at £40/$50.
So being the frugal babe that I am, I snapped it right up and have been using it in place of my Kiehl’s product for one week now. Do not quote me because I usually give a new product at least three weeks, however right now I am simply impressed and so is my bank balance. To help you all out I have come across a couple websites that can aid in saving you plenty of coins, and checking out the safety of products for your skin type.
Firstly is incidecoder.com – this website helps with finding your favourite beauty products with cheaper alternative
Second is skincarisma.com – this website helps with making sure product ingredients are safe for your skin type
Third is you.co.uk – where you can find several reviews on skincare dupes and how they match up with the more costly brands