Best Clean Beauty Dupes for Luxury Products

Best clean beauty dupes

Here are clean beauty dupes, not for conventional products, but for luxury clean beauty favorites! Green and organic skincare can get very costly, because well, they’re superior. Whatever your opinion is on the sweeping term that is “clean beauty,” the fact is green beauty is made to THE highest standards. But you don’t have to break the bank to experience healthy, clean skincare. By now, many luxury organic skincare brands and products have reached cult status. Meanwhile, new clean beauty brands have been continuously cropping up, many of which have chosen the affordable and accessible route, which means there are plenty of options for us as consumers to choose from no matter what our budget!

Clean beauty dupes

OG green beauty brands like May Lindstrom and Living Libations have reached cult status as pioneers of the clean beauty movement. You might have heard of Living Libations Best Skin Ever or May Lindstrom’s The Honey Mud. I still haven’t come across a possible dupe for The Honey Mud! These products have been around for many years and have pretty much reached cult status, at least in the clean beauty space. I’m sharing what I think are the best affordable dupes to luxury organic skincare favorites. Keep in mind that these are not exact dupes and differ in many ways, but they do have enough similarity that I think they make for good suggestions if anyone were to message me and ask.

Herbivore lapis facial oil

Herbivore Botanicals Dupe

If you’re looking for an affordable dupe to Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil which costs $72, check out Earth Harbor Marina Biome Brightening Ampoule at $38. Though none of the formulas of products featured in this post have copycat formulas obviously, the Herbivore and Earth Harbor blue hued oils are the most identical dupes I’ve come across. Herbivore’s Lapis has a Squalane base while Earth Harbor Marine begins with green tea seed oil.

Similarities

  • Blue shade
  • Blue tansy scent
  • Lightweight consistency

Differences

  • Price: Herbivore Lapis $72 / Earth Harbor Marina $38
  • Earth Harbor Marina ingredients: Green Tea (Camellia oleifera) Seed Oil°, Olive Fruit Squalane°°, Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Oil°°, Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Seed Oil°°, Rosehip (Rosa canina) Seed Oil°, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil°°, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (coconut-derived)°°, Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) Extract°, Sunflower (Helianthus) Oil°, Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) Flower Oil°°, Jasmine (Jasminum sambac) Flower Extract°°, Sunflower Vitamin E (Tocopherol)°°
  • Herbivore Lapis ingredients: Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract.

May Lindstrom the blue cocoon

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Dupe

Let me preface by saying that there will never be a product exactly like May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon. However, most people can’t afford a $180 face balm, so if you’re looking for something that’s more budget friendly and somewhat similar to The Blue Cocoon then Odacite’s Le Blue Balm might be a face balm you’ll enjoy. It’s a beautiful product in its own right.

Similarities

  • Both are face balms with a blue hue

Differences

  • Le Blue Balm is more of a buttery mushy balm than May Lindstrom
    Price: May Lindstrom $180 / Odacite $48
  • May Lindstrom ingredients: *Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, ***Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, ***Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, ***Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, *Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, *Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Rose) Oil, **Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, **Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Schisandra Sphenanthera Fruit Extract, *Helichrysum Angustifolium Flower Oil
  • Odacite ingredients:

    caprylic/capric triglyceride*, cera alba beeswax*, simmondsia chinensis jojoba* oil, squalane, butyrospermum parkii shea* butter, salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis sweet almond* oil, cannabis sativa hemp* seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis rosemary* leaf extract, matricaria recutita german chamomile* essential oil, melia azadirachta neem leaf /flower extract, corallina officinalis seaweed extract, coccinia indica ivy gourd fruit extract, amber powder, solanum melongena eggplant fruit extract, ocimum sanctum tulsi leaf extract, curcuma longa turmeric leaf extract, moringa oleifera moringa seed oil

Luzern v15 serum
Luzern V15 Vitamin C Serum Dupe

Luzern V15 15% Vitamin C serum is a true clean beauty Skinceuticals C E Ferulic dupe with Pure vitamin C, five fermented minerals, and Swiss Alpine Organics. But it costs $215 which makes it out of most people’s budget. Even though their bottles are very large, it’s still a prohibitively expensive product. Geek & Gorgeous, a European brand, makes a 15% Vitamin C serum that also contains Vitamin E and Ferulic content, and for only $12. Their C-Glow serum is made fresh every weeks based upon the amount of orders they receive and are recommended to be stored in your fridge for ultimate potency. Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow is the closest dupe I’ve come across, and it also happens to be the most affordable.

Similarities

  • 15% vitamin C content
  • Liqiid consistency

Differences

  • Price: Luzern $215 / Geek & Gorgeous $12
  • Luzern V15: INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA)*†, ASCORBIC ACID*†, GLYCERIN**†, ALGAE EXTRACT*†, SODIUM HYALURONATE*†,SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT*†,SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT*†,SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT*†,LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM (EDELWEISS)EXTRACT**†, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME)EXTRACT**†, BUDDLEJADAVIDII EXTRACT**†, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT*†, SACCHAROMYCES/IRON FERMENT, XANTHAM GUM*†.
  • Geek & Gorgeous: Water, (L-)Ascorbic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Butylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide

 

Odacite serum concentrate
Odacite Serum Concentrate Dupe

Celeb favorite with Gigi Hadid loving Odacite’s Moringa Petitgrain serum concentrate, the Odacite Serum Concentrates are highly concentrated actives each designed to target a specific skin concern. With 18 different serum concentrates available, there is an Odacite serum concentrate for every skin concern: extreme dryness, pimples, hyperpigmentation, dullness, clogged pores, deep wrinkles, sagging, elasticity and fragile capillaries.

British brand BYBI makes affordable clean skincare and a range of BYBI Boosters that have a similar concept. You can use Boosters on their own or to supercharge your existing skincare products.

Similarities

  • Concentrated serums meant to be used as a booster or on their own

Differences

  • Odacite usually has a mix of multiple ingredients while BYBI has one
  • BYBI Blueberry Booster: vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) seed oil​
  • Odacite Blueberry Serum Concentrate: Vaccinium Corymbosum [Blueberry*] Seed Oil, Jasminum Sambac [Jasmine] Flower Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Acacia Decurrens [Mimosa] Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata [Ylang-Ylang] Flower Oil, Tocopherols [Vitamin E] Oil *Highest-grade cold-pressed virgin oil

 

Living libations best skin ever

Living Libations Best Skin Ever Dupe

Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn is a cult favorite in the holistic living and natural beauty world. There’s almost ten renditions of Best Skin Ever due to its popularity in fact. This silky, liquid like oil is one of a kind, but if you’re in need of an affordable cleansing oil check out Badger Damascus Rose Cleansing Oil. It’s made with Certified Organic 9 simple ingredients with a scent profile of lavender, rose and Roman chamomile.

Similarities

  • Face cleansing oils in a glass bottle
  • Similar scent of lavender and rose
  • Both contain jojoba oil

Differences

  • Badger Cleansing Oil is heavier than Living Libations Best Skin Ever due to different oils in the formulas
  • Living Libations Best Skin Ever is formulated to also act as a moisturizer oil
  • Badger Damascus Rose Face Cleansing Oil Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Sunflower Vitamin E, Organic Rose Oil & Organic Roman Chamomile Oil
  • Living Libations Best Skin Ever Oil: Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Cocos nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver), Citrus paradise (Grapefruit), and Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa)

Cocokind sunscreen

Zitsticka Megashade SPF 50 Dupe

Zitsticka Megashade SPF 50 is a hybrid sunscreen using both mineral and chemical UV filters to provide SPF 50 protection. It’s a liquid sunscreen that goes on invisible and leaves a dewy hydrated finish. Megashade is great for difficult skin types that don’t do well with emollient sunscreens. At $40 it can be out of some people’s budget, so Cocokind has come to the rescue with their new Silk SPF that’s also a hybrid chemical + mineral sunscreen.

Similarities

  • hybrid chemical + mineral sunscreen
  • Invisible finish
  • No white cast

Differences

  • Consistency: Zitsticka is liquid while Cocokind is a silky lotion
  • Cocokind Silk SPF has SPF 30 while Zitsticka has SPF 50
  • Price: Zitsticka $40 / Cocokind $25
  • Zitsticka has a yogurt-ish scent while Cocokind is scent free
  • Cocokind Silk SPF ingredients: Zinc Oxide 10.5%, Homosalate 10%
    water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate se, coconut alkanes, glycerin, coco-caprylate/caprate, decyl glucoside, oryza sativa (rice) starch, musa sapientum (banana) flower extract, polyhydroxystearic acid, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, isostearic acid, lecithin, xanthan gum, hydroxyethylcellulose, caprylyl glycol, caprylhydroxamic acid, sodium benzoate, citric acid, disodium phosphate, sodium phosphate
  • Zitsticka Megashade ingredients: Homosalate, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Amodimethicone, Aqua (Deionized Water), Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Extract, Ceramide NG, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Ferulic Acid, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Niacinamide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Polysorbate-20, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract

Babo botanicals sheer daily fluid

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew SPF 50 Sunscreen Dupe

Bloomeffects is a newer clean beauty brand, but their Tulip Dew SPF 50 has gotten so much hype I can see people wanting a dupe some day! At $65 this face sunscreen serum is out of many people’s budget, but if you’re looking for a similar serum consistency with SPF 50 and hardly any white cast, then check out the newest Babo Botanicals product – Daily Sheer Fluid Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. If you look closely at the photo above you might be able to tell that both have a slight tint in order to offset the white cast effect.

Similarities

  • Serum consistency that’s thin and liquid like
  • Slight sheer tint to offset white cast effect
  • SPF 50
  • No added scent other than from the natural ingredients
  • Both provide skincare benefits

Differences

  • Bloomeffects Tulip Dew is tinted beige while Babo Daily Sheer Fluid is tinted yellow.
  • Price: Bloomeffects $65 / Babo $19.99
  • Babo Daily Sheer Fluid ingredients: 20.6% zinc oxide, Water (Aqua), Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Erythritol, Lauryl Laurate, Passiflora Edulis (Maracuja) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Bentonite, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil Unsaponifiables, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Flower/Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Flower Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyl Ferulate, Sucrose Polystear, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sucrose Stearate, Cocoglucoside, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Iron Oxides, Glycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum. *Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Bloomeffects Tulip Dew ingredients: Zinc oxide, Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Tridecyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Niacinamide, Methylpropanediol, Silica, Nylon-12, Coco-Caprylate, Tulipa Gesneriana/Kaurmanniana Meristem Cell Lysate, Helianthus Annuus Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lactate, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Oryza Sativa Bran Extract, Tocopherol, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Podocarpus Elatus Fruit Extract, Pleiogynium Timoriense Fruit Extract, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Phenylpropanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Gluconate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Citric Acid, Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491s

 

Ilia multistick

ILIA Multi-Stick Dupe

ILIA Multi-Sticks have been around for a very long time and were an instant hit when they first launched. They’re now a cult favorite that have even gone, dare I say, mainstream, especially with the company being bought out by Clarins in 2022. At $34 ILIA Multi-Sticks are at a luxury price point, but if you’re looking for a clean beauty cheek and lip tint, there’s many natural dupes that exist, each one different from the next. I have a whole post about them here.

For a budget dupe that’s packaging-free and zero waste, check out the award-winning and also cult status product by Axiology called Lip-to-Lid Balmies. Keep in mind these are zero waste and don’t come in the comfortable packaging that you’re used to. For a non-zero waste option that still has a twist up applicator, check out Well People or Olio e Osso.

Kinship sunscreen

Luzern La Defense Sunscreen Dupe

Kardashian favorite brand Luzern Laboratories has a cult status sunscreen that’s popular with luxury fiends. At $70 Luzern La Défense Sunscreen SPF 30 is prohibitively expensive. I find Luzern’s sunscreen highly emollient and balm-like, which is some people’s ideal sunscreen consistency though not mine. If you’re looking for a similar oily-leaning consistency, then check out Kinship Self Reflect Sport SPF 60 at $24.

Similarities

  • Emollient and on the oily side
  • Sweet scents – Luzern has a sweet, candy or bubblegum reminiscent scent while Kinship smells of vanilla.

Differences

  • Consistency: Kinship is a bit thinner than Luzern’s richer consistency
  • Kinship Sport sunscreen has SPF 60 while Luzern has SPF 30
  • Kinship Self Reflect ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24%,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C13-15 Alkane, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Extract, Lactobacillus/Acerola Cherry Ferment, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Coconut Alkanes, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Rhizome Oil*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cholesterol, Water, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
  • Luzern La Defense ingredients:Zinc Oxide (CI 77947) 15%, Titanium Dioxide 3.57%, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Bisabolol, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Extract, C1220 Alkyl Glucoside, C1422 Alcohols, Camellia Sinensis ­(Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Citric Acid, Ethyl Macadamiate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carbomer, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexyldecanol, Isostearyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, L-arginine, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Flower/Leaf Extract, Levulinic Acid, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Panthenol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propanediol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium PCA, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Tocophersolan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water (Aqua), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract.

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