Oh, Glossier. I have some opinions about you.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been a big fan of Glossier. I understand the hype as a lifestyle brand and I’ve definitely enjoyed a few beauty products from them. However, in general, I find that for the price and the products themselves, I’ve never been overly impressed. I guess that’s what spurred on this video idea. I wanted to find some more affordable and effective dupes for Glossier Skincare!
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser vs. Bliss Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser
This one is a pretty common dupe I’ve seen. I have to say, I do like the Bliss cleanser better. For some reason, I find the Glossier cleanser irritates my skin despite its gentle claims. I also find the Glossier one harder to rinse and remove from my skin and it doesn’t remove my makeup.
Glossier Milky Oil Waterproof Makeup Remover vs. Skinfood Milk Shake Point Makeup Remover
The makeup remover from Glossier was actually not bad. It did a good job at removing my stubborn eyeliner and lip tints. However, as far as milky-oil makeup removers go, I’m also going to opt for my all-time-favorite Skinfood one. I’ve been using this for years and love how effective but gentle it is. I have sensitive eyes, so finding something that works for them is super important. If you’re like me, definitely give Skinfood a go!
Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector vs. Some by Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
Again, to be fair, this is not something I’d typically use for my dry, sensitive skin. I use chemical exfoliants very sparingly but I wanted to share a dupe with you guys because I know there are a lot of chemical exfoliant fans out there. Both of these chemical exfoliants contain an AHA, BHA and PHA. If you’d like to learn more about these, check out my skincare short! The Some by Mi is a great dupe for the Glossier one because it’s similar in formula but almost more gentle. To emphasize, these are still combined chemical exfoliants, so definitely do a test patch before proceeding to apply all over your skin.
Glossier Super Bounce Serum vs. Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence
This is another instance of where the formulas are somewhat similar, but I still prefer the Korean Beauty option. Both of these are hyaluronic acid-based serums and feature them at different molecular weights. The one from Isntree is a pretty famous one and contains more forms of hyaluronic acids than the Glossier one. What does that mean? The hyaluronic acids will penetrate the skin at different levels, offering more levels of moisture and hydration!
Glossier Super Glow Vitamin C Serum vs. Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
I thought these were good dupes for one another because these are both 5% vitamin c serums. The vitamin c derivatives are different, in fact, the one used in the Dear Klairs one has more research behind it. I’m not saying the vitamin c in the Glossier serum isn’t effective… I’m just saying vitamin c can be tricky because of the stabilization factor. So whenever you opt for a vitamin c in your routine, try to research and find one that’s well stabilized and formulated with that in mind. These could both be nice, beginner vitamin c serums and I personally prefer the Dear Klairs one because of how it feels and absorbs on the skin.
Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen vs. 11 Village Factory Hydra Sun Fluid
It’s hard to find a sunscreen that’s a proper gel format. I love both of these, but find the Glossier one is pricy for the size. I’m pretty liberal with my sunscreen application, so that’s something I definitely pay attention to! The 11 Village Factory sunscreen is much more affordable and is just as nice! Both of these apply easily, are non-sticky and pretty much feel weightless on the skin.
Glossier Balm Dotcom vs. Innisfree My Lip Balm
Again, these are pretty spot on as far as how they look and feel on the lips. Although these do have different moisturizing butters and agents in them, both give you a soft, buttery feel. To see shade matches, check out the corresponding video in this post!
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