Korean skincare VS Estee Lauder, Chanel and Clinique. K-beauty Europe.

Korean skincare VS Estee Lauder, Chanel and Clinique

Can one really compare Korean skincare with luxury brands like Estee Lauder, Chanel and Clinique? Sounds too good to be true when the price is so much cheaper, right?

Imagine taking Estee Lauder’s most famous product, the advanced night repair serum. Imagine that you remove any unnecessary additives, and add a few natural ingredients that make the serum even better. Imagine that this product is 75% cheaper than the Estee Lauder serum… Say what?

Many Korean skincare and makeup products are already recognized in Europe and award winners in Vogue, Allure etc. These are some of the Korean bestsellers that are copies or dupes of well-known European luxury brands.

Korean dupes

Original: Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum Β£80 / 30ml
Korea dupe: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair ampoule Β£20 / 50ml (Ebay)

Original: Chanel hydration beauty serum Β£100 / 30ml
Korea dupe: Lanegie water bank essence Β£28 / 60ml (eBay)

Original: Clinique moister surge gel-cream SEK Β£30 / 50ml
Korea dupe: Etude house Moistfull cream Β£12 / 75ml (eBay)

I mean, this is the dream scenario for someone who likes it cheap but still want really good skin care. And who doesn’t?

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  1. Hi, I was hoping to read more, very short article. I loved EstΓ©e Lauder but now prefer the Missha products as it makes my face feel so soft and moist. I think I got more glow, shine, and results from the Korean products. Not to mention price and bigger sized bottles, often. On the other hand tried sulwhasoo trial size creams – left skin sticky and with acne. So for creams I prefer AmerIcan moisturizer. Then again the last time I purchased EstΓ©e Lauder revitalizing supreme it left a sticky finish, and the large companies have come out with Korean style essence waters, so they are essentially duping Korean products now and trying to appeal to Asian markets with stuff like year of the tiger packaging. My fave the Clinique Moisture Surge gel contains the fermented ingredients that I think were more popular in Korean products. Then again when I worked at the airport, I saw Chinese bringing plenty of EstΓ©e Lauder back home to China, I know different country but close enough, along with baby wipes, chocolate and personal care items. With good reason, maybe they don’t trust the authenticity of what is going into Asian products. I prefer to pick and choose depending on what I like from wherever.

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