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This website finds exact formula dupes of expensive skincare


TextFelicity Martin

Want to save money via science? Using this hack, skincare obsessives can find a £14 serum with the same ingredients as a £145 product

If, like us, you’ve always wanted a little pot of Crème de la Mer stylishly lining your bathroom shelf but found the price tag too eye-watering, there’s a hack waiting. TikTok user Jordyn Wood has shared a tip for “fellow skincare junkies”: a website that lets you search for your favourite luxury products, matching them with cheaper items that use similar ingredients.

As an example, she searches for the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic vitamin C serum, a cult favourite among skincare obsessives that typically retails at £145. Using the site, she finds a 100 per cent ingredient match in a serum that sells for £14.

The website she’s talking about is skinskoolbeauty.com, which describes itself as “the world’s first ingredient-based discovery algorithm and it couldn't be easier to use – it’s a game changer for skincare obsessives”.

A Peter Thomas Roth eye cream, which went viral on TikTok for its eyebag-eliminating potential, is one product highlighted by the website, which claims to have two dupes for the original formula, now sold out worldwide.

While Skin Skool doesn’t list make-up, it does analyse a vast range of skin and haircare products (it claims to study 90 per cent of the skincare products on the market), ​​and it also lets you avoid certain ingredients – a game-changer for those suffering from allergies.

Watch Jordyn Wood’s TikTok below, and start building up your medical-grade skincare collection for a fraction of the cost.

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