I’m a beauty shopper – the best celebrity beauty dupes that cost no more than £5
Whether they’re on the red carpet in Hollywood or on a royal tour, famous faces like Jennifer Aniston and Kate Middleton are known for looking flawless.
So if you’ve ever wondered what products the rich and famous include in their beauty routine, and how you can get the same results for a fraction of the price, we’ve got the answers.
While some stars, including daytime TV darling Holly Willoughby, would be big fans of well-known brands, there are plenty of alternative products on the market that do exactly the same job – without breaking the bank.
Here, Sam Goodman, Beauty Buyer and Deputy Category Manager of Holland & Barrett, lifts the lid on the products celebrities are supposed to be using – and the dupes in the market you’ll want to get your hands on…
Jennifer Aniston & Kourtney Kardashian – Collagen Drinks
What: Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian have both credited collagen in their daily beauty routines. Jennifer is said to include Vital Proteins in her morning smoothies and hot drinks, while Kourtney is said to include collagen in her water.
Celebrity product: Vital Proteins, £39.99
Alternatives: FYX Marine Collagen Water Body Raspberry & Acai – 400ml, £2.29 and FYX Marine Collagen Water Beauty Lemon & Lime – 400ml, £2.29
Sam says: “In recent years, collagen has become the ultimate buzzword in skincare thanks to its use by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian.
“Collagen is the main component of our bone, skin, muscle and ligament structure. Its fibrous properties mean that collagen adds structure, strength and resilience to hard and soft tissues, and a good amount of collagen in the skin is essential for skin elasticity and plumpness.
“It has been suggested that taking collagen supplements may help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the visible signs of aging.
“Marine collagen is renowned for its high collagen content because it is well absorbed by the body and is considered more environmentally friendly and more sustainable than other sources of collagen.”
Kate Middleton – Washcloth
What: Kate Middleton is said to use the Acne double-sided washcloth to remove her makeup at the end of each day.
Celebrity product: Double Sided Acne Washcloths, £14.36
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Chiffon Fabric, £4.50
Sam says: “According to reports, Kate Middleton cleans her face with the Acne Double Sided Cloth at the end of each day to remove makeup with soap and water.
“It is also said that her makeup artist on the wedding day, Arabella Preston, prefers a cleansing cloth to remove makeup over other methods such as a cleansing brush or even her hands.
“Holland & Barrett Muslin is an eco-friendly alternative to single-use wipes, and is perfect for removing make-up at the end of the day.
“Simply apply your favorite cleanser to your face and neck, rinse the cloth under warm water and hold it on your face for 5 seconds.
“Next, swirl the cloth in circular motions and gently remove makeup and cleanser.”
Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner – Coconut Oil
What: Kourtney Kardashian included Kopari Organic Coconut Fudge in her “How to Look Good Naked” montage on wellness channel Poosh, which praised the product for its moisturizing benefits.
Additionally, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin is said to be a Kopari fan and reportedly used coconut oil on her clients Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner’s hair.
Celebrity Product: Kopari Organic Coconut Fudge, £19.60
Alternative: Vita Coco Coconut Oil, £3.50
Sam says: “In recent years, celebrities around the world have credited coconut oil with its various natural beauty benefits, with celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkins claiming to use Kopari Organic Coconut Melt on celebrity clients Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner.
“Coconut oil is an occlusive, meaning it forms a barrier to prevent moisture loss. This makes it perfect for naturally sealing in moisture, which can help smooth and protect your skin and your hair from damage.
“It is particularly beneficial for thick, curly or frizzy hair and can help soothe itchy and dry scalps. Simply apply to your hair and scalp before bed, cover and rinse in the morning.
In recent years, celebrities around the world have credited coconut oil for its various natural beauty benefits.
Holly Willoughby – Eye Lotion
What: Holly Willoughby uses Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion every morning to reduce redness and puffiness around her eyes.
Celebrity Product: Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 150ml, £13.60
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Aloe & Cucumber Eye Gel, £3.99
Sam says: “Holland & Barrett Aloe & Cucumber Eye Gel is dermatologically tested and suitable for vegans.
“Made with soothing aloe vera and cucumber extract, this incredibly refreshing eye gel helps soothe, hydrate, cool and rejuvenate tired eyes.
“Simply apply a small amount of the easily absorbed gel to lightly hydrate your delicate eye area and help reduce the appearance of puffiness.”
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Drew Barrymore – Face Mask
What: Drew Barrymore uses Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Face Mask, a clay-based mask that purifies and absorbs excess oil, helping oily and combination skin to look shine-free.
Celebrity Product: Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Face Mask, £26.00
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Aloe & Clay Face Mask, £3.99
Sam says“Holland & Barrett Aloe & Clay Face Mask is dermatologically tested, suitable for vegans and suitable for sensitive skin.
“Enriched with kaolin clay, the mask leaves skin feeling smoother and hydrated in just 10 minutes.
“Simply apply an even layer all over your face and rinse thoroughly with a damp cloth and warm water to remove the mask and reveal refreshed skin in minutes.”
According to reports, Kate Middleton cleans her face with the double-sided acne cloth at the end of each day.
Emma Watson – Natural deodorant
What: Emma Watson is a long-time user of Agent Nateur’s Holi (stick) N°3 natural deodorant.
Celebrity Product: Agent Nateur holi (stick) N°3 Natural Deodorant, £19.00
Alternative: Salt of the Earth Plastic Free Deodorant Crystal, £4.99
Sam says, “Salt of the Earth Crystal Classic Natural Deodorant is plastic-free and 100% natural.
“Composed only of pure mineral salts, this unisex deodorant provides long-lasting and effective protection against body odor, leaving you feeling fresh and odor-free for longer.
“This fragrance-free, vegan deodorant won’t clog your pores, but sits on the surface of your skin, controlling the growth of odor-causing bacteria.”