With the holidays fast approaching, the idea of gift-giving may have entered your mind. At this point, we’re still unsure what Christmas will look like this year. How do you celebrate an event fueled by community and togetherness with traveling still put on hold and social distancing highly encouraged? We may not have the answers now, but it isn’t too early to get started on holiday shopping for family and friends—and even squeeze in a gift, or two, for yourself!
Spending haphazardly may not be the smartest choice for this season. If you’re looking for budget-friendly gift ideas, why not consider K-Beauty dupes that rival both your luxury K-Beauty and Western High-End beauty products? Ahead, high-performing products that won’t hurt your wallet!
The entryway to the black hole of Korean skincare for many beauty enthusiasts is the cult favorite Banila Co. Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm (€19.90), a dupe for the Sephora favorite Eve Lom Cleansing Balm (€65). The reformulated balm-type cleanser makes double cleansing so effective, easily dissolving all traces of makeup, leftover sunscreen, and grime after a long day, to leave skin clean and refreshed. It’s so effective that it takes a permanent spot in our vanities!
In need of something to replace your costly La Mer The Cleansing Oil (€92)? Don’t fret! Remove waterproof makeup with ease using the rich KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil (€29.90), a 46% dupe match. It deep-cleans pores and breaks down all traces of dirt and makeup— even your pesky mascara—instantly while refreshing skin. Formulated with sunflower seed oil, it’s mild and gentle for everyday use, without stripping your skin of its natural oils. It also illuminates skin with Korean pearl extract.
COSRX’s BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (€23.90) can definitely measure up to the Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion (€375), an exfoliating and purifying lotion. This K-Beauty pore treatment has garnered a following for its deep exfoliating properties. Infused with 4% betaine salicylate, it seeps deep into skin to clear away impurities but still remains gentle and non-irritating.
The award-winning SK-II Essence (€182) is a toner-essence hybrid beloved by celebrities for plump, glass-like skin. The multi-purpose COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence (€22.90)is a 93% match, formulated with 95% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, which nourishes skin and gives it long-lasting moisture and elasticity. This concentrated essence has niacinamide and panthenol, which brightens skin effectively and even fades hyperpigmentation. Acne scars? We don’t know her!
Provide your skin with that extra moisture, especially during this chilly autumn season, with the COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule (€25.99), an intensive caring ampoule made with 83% Black Bee Propolis Extract. The lightweight product is famously compared to the LeeJiHam Vita Propolis Ampoule (€ 35), which is best for dry and irritated skin. It leaves skin plump and naturally glowy, and it’s even fragrance-free!
Seeing the hefty price tag of the intensive SK-II R.N.A Power Eye Cream (€99.13) alone can cause wrinkles. Use the K-Beauty cult favorite Benton Fermentation Eye Cream (€26.99) instead! The premium anti-aging product helps repair skin damage and diminish the look of wrinkles. Formulated with a high concentration of bifida ferment lysate and galactomyces ferment filtrate, it helps achieve youthful-looking and smooth under eyes.
You don’t need to go broke to achieve good skin! Try these K-Beauty dupes instead. Get started on holiday shopping with Meekah’s Sweet and Happy Halloween Sale from October 30th to November 1st. Exclusive discounts await!