February 9, 2017

Drugstore dupes of La Mer moisturizer

I recently saw a fashion blogger I am obsessed with adore, Kendi from KendiEveryday, include a La Mer moisturizer in her list of top 2016 products.  She admittedly did not just run out and purchase this insanely expensive cream on her own volition, it was gifted to her at a PR event she attended (luuhcky!!). But apparently, it worked so well she HAD to buy it despite its astronomical price.

Now, having online stalked followed Kendi for years I know she is not reckless with her money. She is a smart entrepreneur who has endured her share of financial highs and lows and would never buy a product this expensive just over hype. That being said, I still can’t afford this reputable but ultra-expensive cream. I immediately hit Pinterest, Makeup Alley and Google to search for drugstore dupes of La Mer products.

Drugstore Dupes that will save you hundreds

Below are the top two drugstore products that were recommended the most as dupes for La Mer Creme de la Mer. I tried both and prefer the Pond’s, but only because it has a slightly less rich consistency, otherwise both worked beautifully.

drugstore dupes

Ponds Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream: I was introduced to this cream by a blogger and Youtuber I love, Rachel Talbot. Rachel’s skin always looks so glowy and flawless, and while you can edit photos on a blog, she also has beautiful skin on her Youtube videos, and there is only so much you can blur on video! The amazing thing with this dupe is, not only did Rachel like the Ponds cream as much as La Mer, she liked it better! The price difference is jaw-droppingly huge- a 3.4oz jar of Creme de la Mer is $465 (no, I will not get out) and you can get a 7oz jar of Rejuveness for around $11.

drugstore dupes

Nivea Creme:read a ton of reviews that recommended Nivea Creme as a Creme de la Mer dupe. Most of them pointed out how both products have a lot of the same ingredients. What is weird to me is that Nivea Creme is actually a body cream, so it’s really rich. Like buttercream frosting rich. But with an almost identical ingredient list, it more than qualifies as a drugstore dupe. Click here to get a gorgeous 13.6oz glass jar of Nivea for around $13.

Happy saving my Faking Fancy beauties!







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  1. I dropped LaMer for that Nivea dupe years ago and I still love it! But you have to buy the “European” version since the american version doesnt have the same ingredients. They sell it on Amazon. 😉

    • missfakefancy@gmail.com says:

      I read that about the European version too! But someone else said the American version has Petroleum Jelly, which La Mer actually has too. But if you avoiding petroleum jelly because it’s purity and lack of carcinogens cannot always be guaranteed, then I say the European version is better!

  2. . Thanks for this find! Dupes are the best and more often, made of the exact same ingredients

  3. I can’t wait to try some of these! Ive never seen the Nivea creme. Thanks for finding these dupes.

  4. Gotta love saving money when it comes to skincare! La Mer is def out of my price range so I will have to check these ones out.

  5. It’s always nice to find cheaper alternatives to some expensive skincare products. I love your dupe options. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

  6. My skin is always super dry and I am always on the lookout for quality skin moisturizers. I wish I had the budget for some La Mer!
    Nivea is a great brand, I have some cream from them that I love 🙂

    Gennifer Rose | http://www.GenniferRose.com

  7. I use the Pond’s moisturizer and it is literally my holy grail!! Works so well and it’s literally a tiny fraction of La Mer’s price haha. Love it! xo, sharon


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