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
Clay maskSpendy: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask, $34
Thrifty: Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask, $8.99
Money saved: $25
Why you'll love it: "The Boscia mask is an old-fashioned peel-off mask that contains several skin irritants," says Begoun. "Those with oily skin will likely find it makes their oiliness worse, because irritation stimulates excess oil production deep in the pores," says Begoun. A far better choice for an oil-absorbing mask (or a mask that dries on skin which you then rinse) is Boots Conditioning Clay Mask. "Both masks contain clay, which helps absorb oil," says Begoun. "But the Boots mask uses a gentler clay that doesn't have any irritants. It also contains a soothing agent (burdock root), which can help reduce redness."