Introducing the three best Missha dupes for popular high-end skin care products!
Skin care products become cult favorites for a reason. But you don’t always have to pay full price to get the benefits. The K-beauty brand Missha is well-known not only for its ability to innovate but also for its ability to create effective products that mimic the results of high-end products.
Here are the top three skin care dupes you need to know to achieve smoother, healthier skin on a budget.
Original: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (5.4 oz $179)
Dupe: Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist (5.07 oz $49)
If you’re a skin care lover, having a tall bottle of SK-II sitting on your vanity may be the dream. Luckily, the Missha version is not only the affordable alternative but also the better choice in terms of the ingredients.
The main fermented ingredient in the SK-II is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, which offers many benefits, including evening out skin tone and refining skin texture. The main ingredient in the Missha is Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, which also brightens and improves skin texture by encouraging cell turnover and hydrating the skin.
The SK-II only has six ingredients and without the Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, not much to boast of. The Missha, on the other hand, contains a number of other skin-benefitting ingredients like Bifida Ferment Lysate, barley extract, and niacinamide. While the SK-II is a wonderful product, the Missha is an even better way to deeply hydrate and bring radiance to the skin, all at the fraction of the price.
Plus, the Missha also comes in mist form, so you can refresh and treat your skin on the go without the fear of breaking the bottle by accident.
Original: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (1.7 oz $95)
Dupe: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule (1.69 oz $49)
The Estée Lauder Night Repair is a cult favorite that promises smoother, more youthful-looking skin. A well-known dupe in the Korean beauty world is the Missha Night Repair, an ampoule that has the same look and consistency as the Estée Lauder original. The common ingredient between the two is Bifida Ferment Lysate, a type of fermented yeast, that helps improve skin elasticity and boost hydration.
But the Missha Night Repair comes not only at the fraction of the price, but like you saw earlier with the Missha First Treatment Essence, it also comes with additional benefits the Estée Lauder lacks. Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate and niacinamide, a powerful brightening ingredient, combine to leave your skin soft, firm, and glowing. If you’ve been on the fence about trying this ampoule, the ingredients alone can show you it’s seriously worth a try.
If you’ve been swimming in the world of K-beauty for a while, the first two dupes probably came as no surprise. But did you know that Missha also makes a knockout booster comparable to the coveted Sulwhasoo Serum?
The two above are both boosters, which you use at the beginning of your routine to help the rest of your products absorb better. The Sulwhasoo and the Missha share several common ingredients like licorice root extract and honey. Both are lightweight, easy-to-absorb anti-agers that are suitable for all skin types.
The Missha booster, however, has a much more extensive list of skin-benefitting ingredients like ginger and mushroom extracts. It also contains flakes of 24K gold that melt into the skin and makes each application feel luxurious.
Not every dupe will have an ingredient list identical to its high-end twin. But this doesn’t always mean that the dupe is less effective. If you’re deciding between two products, cut through the raving reviews and look at the ingredient list. Though high-end products can definitely be worth it, you’ll be surprised by what a little bit of research can do for your skin and your wallet.