I'm a beauty buyer – the top celebrity beauty dupes that cost no more than £5 | The Sun
WHETHER they’re standing on the red carpet in Hollywood or doing the Royal rounds, 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 achieve the same results for a fraction of the price, we have the answers.
While some stars, including the likes of daytime TV darling Holly Willoughby, are rumoured to 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, Holland & Barrett’s beauty buyer and Assistant Category Manager Sam Goodman lifts the lid on the products celebrities are said to use – and the dupes on the market you will 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 in her hot drinks, while Kourtney is believed 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 the skincare space thanks to its use by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian.
“Collagen is the main component of our bone, skin, muscle, and ligament structure. Its fibrous properties means that collagen adds structure, strength, and resilience to both hard and soft tissues, and a good amount of collagen in the skin is essential for skin elasticity and plumpness.
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“It has been suggested that taking collagen supplements might help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the visible hallmarks of ageing.
“Marine collagen is renowned for its high collagen content as it is absorbed well by the body and is considered to be eco-friendlier and more sustainable than other collagen sources.”
Kate Middleton – Face cloth
What: Kate Middleton is said to use the Acne double-sided face cloth to remove her makeup at the end of every day.
Celebrity product: Acne double-sided face cloths, £14.36
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Muslin Cloth, £4.50
Sam says: “According to reports, Kate Middleton cleanses her face with the Acne double sided face cloth at the end of every day to remove her makeup alongside soap and water.
“Her wedding day make-up artist, Arabella Preston, is also said to favour a cleansing cloth to remove makeup in comparison to other methods such as a cleansing brush or even hands.
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“The Holland & Barrett muslin cloth is an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use wipes, and is perfect for removing makeup at the end of the day.
“Simply apply your favourite cleanser over your face and neck, rinse the cloth under warm water and hold over the face for 5 seconds.
“Next, rotate the cloth in circular motions and gently remove makeup and cleanser.”
Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner – Coconut Oil
What: Kourtney Kardashian included the Kopari Organic Coconut Melt in her ‘how to look good naked’ edit on owned wellness channel Poosh which praised the product for its hydrating benefits.
In addition, celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin, is said to be a fan of Kopari and has been quoted for using coconut oil on her clients Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner’s hair.
Celebrity product: Kopari Organic Coconut melt, £19.60
Alternative: Vita Coco Coconut Oil, £3.50
Sam says: “In recent years, celebrities across the globe have credited coconut oil for its various natural beauty benefits, with celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkins said to use the 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 to smooth and protect your skin and hair from damage.
“It is particularly beneficial for thick, curly, or frizzy hair and it can help soothe itchy, dry scalps. Simply smear on your hair and scalp before bed, cover, and rinse out in the morning.”
In recent years, celebrities across the globe have credited coconut oil for its various natural beauty benefits
Holly Willoughby – Eye Lotion
What: Holly Willoughby uses the Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion every morning to reduce redness and puffiness around the eyes.
Celebrity product: Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 150ml, £13.60
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Aloe and Cucumber Eye Gel, £3.99
Sam says: “The Holland & Barrett Aloe and Cucumber Eye Gel is dermatologically tested and suitable for vegans.
“Made with soothing aloe vera and cucumber extract, this incredibly cooling eye gel helps to soothe, hydrate, cool and replenish tired looking 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 the Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Face Mask, a clay-based mask which purifies and absorbs excessive sebum, helping oily and combination skin appear shine-free.
Celebrity product: Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Face Mask, £26.00
Alternative: Holland & Barrett Aloe & Clay Face Mask, £3.99
Sam says: “The 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 within just 10 minutes.
“Simply apply an even layer all over the face and rinse thoroughly with a damp cloth and lukewarm water to remove the mask and reveal refreshed skin within minutes.”
According to reports, Kate Middleton cleanses her face with the Acne double sided face cloth at the end of every day
Emma Watson – Natural deodorant
What: Emma Watson is a long-time user of Agent Nateur 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.
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“Comprising of nothing but pure mineral salt, this unisex deodorant provides long-lasting and effective protection from body-odour, keeping you feeling fresh and odour free for longer.
“This fragrance free, vegan deodorant won’t suffocate your pores, but instead sits on the surface of your skin, controlling the growth of odour-causing bacteria.”
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