• The Ordinary Cheap Dupes

    If the news of Brandon Truaxe's death left you up the creek without an affordable vitamin C serum, we have your back. Just because the uncertainty of The Ordinary brand is looming, doesn't mean you can't get your hands on really good, The Ordinary's Cheap Dupes. Here are our picks of the skincare brands that will fill The Ordinary shaped hole in your life.

    The INKEY List

    SHOP NOW Hyaluronic Acid, £4.99

    SHOP NOW Lactic Acid, £7.99

    SHOP NOW Vitamin C Serum, £7.99

    Like The Ordinary, The INKEY List's products are based on simple, single-ingredient formulas. The line currently contains 15 hero products, including: Hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamin C and rosehip oil. With the most expensive product costing £9.99, The INKEY list will save your skin and your purse.

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    Shop the full range here.

    Alex Steinherr x Primark

    "What's the best high street skincare brand?" That's the question former Glamour beauty director, Alex Steinherr, has been asked the most in her career. So it makes sense then that she teamed up with Primark to create her own range of affordable products, with ingredients usually reserved for more luxury brands. The 20-product collection is split into five lines: 'Plump & Glow', which focuses on hyaluronic acid. 'Maximum Moisture', for those of us with a forehead like the Sahara. 'Pore Balance', aka your spots worst nightmare. 'Pollution Solution', for when the tube plays havoc with your skin and 'Sleep Spa' for skincare that works overnight. Plus, did we mention the whole range is priced from £3-£5, and it's vegan, cruelty and fragrance free.

    Available in store.

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    The BaseX by Corpore Sanctum

    Bridging the gap between Asian & Western skincare, Corpore Sanctum new budget range takes its direct inspiration from The Ordinary. 100% Organic & donating 5% to charity, The Basex is an affordable yet very "basic" skincare line. From the Oleic Acid serum to the Matrixyl 3000 Essence, the Basex collection will upgrade any beauty shelf.


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