Amazon is home to more than just cheap home goods and electronics: It's got a ton of hidden beauty treasures. And you know what? It's a total myth that great skin care products need to come with designer sticker prices. In fact, you can get clearer, brighter, and smoother skin — and better hair — with these beauty dupes (some of which go for as little as 10 percent the price of their high-end counterparts).
We've hunted down some of the best dupes you can get right now on Amazon. Click through the slideshow for inexpensive options including an essence, an argan oil and a vitamin C serum, all of which deserve to be cult stars in their own right.
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This is a great dupe for the cult favorite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $99. Both work to prep skin to better absorb serums and moisturizers, but also help brighten an uneven skin tone. SK-II's version is made with galactomyces ferment filtrate, while Missha's has saccharomyces ferment filtrate as a key ingredient.
Another key difference? A 75 ml bottle of SK-II's product will set you back $99, while Missha's is $29 for 150 ml. There are very few ingredient overlaps, but within the K-beauty world of fans, the two are neck-and-neck in terms of benefits to the skin.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum, $17.97
InstaNatural's Vitamin C Serum is a more affordable alternative to the popular SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, $166. Both feature the same active ingredients — vitamin C, ferulic acid and vitamin E. InstaNatural's formula also contains additional botanicals to further the antioxidant and skin health benefits... and it's about 10 percent of the price.
Sky Organics Organic Argan Oil, $14.93
This organic argan oil is a great dupe for Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil, $49. Both products are 100 percent pure and organic argan oil, but Sky Organics is less than a third of the price. Argan oil conditions and helps repair damaged hair, while taming frizz and enhancing shine.
If you're looking for an alternative to the Dyson Airwrap, $549.99, this is it. You'll get similar waves for a fraction of the price. The Dyson attracts hair to the barrel, then wraps it for you. The CHI Spin N Curl is also an automatic curling iron and is self spinning and curls hair for you without skills needed. Both avoid unnecessary heat damage and offer negative ions for shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Both do not need gloves or use clamping mechanisms and both offer clockwise and anticlockwise barrels for symmetrical curls.