7 Cheap Swaps for Luxe Skin Care Products
Can't understand who would drop $145 on a night cream? You really won't get it after you try this $16 imitation! Here are the cheapie products that work just as well as their high-end counterparts
Thrifty: ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy 24-Hour Repair Cream, $15.99
Money saved: $129
Why you'll love it: Begoun says La Mer's eye cream commits three cardinal skin care sins:
1. It's packaged in a jar, so the most beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once the product is opened.
2. The formula contains several irritating ingredients that damage healthy collagen production, leading to skin that looks older due to daily chronic irritation.
3. The $145 price is tough on a tight budget.
Begoun says ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy 24-Hour Repair Cream is a great swap. "This drugstore product has a similar emollient texture to La Mer's Eye Balm Intense, but without the irritating ingredients found in La Mer's product," she says.
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