Moisture Treatment Dupes: Tatcha Water Cream and First Aid Beauty

Major shift happening here… my once greasy skin has become solidly combination, if not, dare I say, dry. I guess this is all a part of the beautiful aging process. With that, I am on a quest for the best moisturizers I can find. Thanks to all of the review requestors for these. Here’s what we think of a couple of supposed dupes.

P.S. We are never paid to do reviews :)

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream vs. Sephora Collection Nourishing Moisturizer Hydrate and Repair

Similarity Score: 80%

Beauty Guru, Kayla, says: First Aid Beauty is $30 for 1.5oz & Sephora Collection is $16 for 1.69oz. Both have a whipped texture. Both feel very light on the face and don't feel greasy. Both have a very mild fragrance. Sephora brand is stamped with the Clean at Sephora seal. First Aid Beauty is marketed for Normal & Combo skin while Sephora is marketed for Normal, Combo, Dry & Oily. But while looking at the ingredients there are quite a few that are not good for oily skin that has a comedogenic rating of a 3 or a 4. It also has Citric Acid in it which could cause problems for someone with sensitive skin. So, unless you have dry skin I would stay away from the Sephora brand. First Aid Beauty, on the other hand, is great for oily, dry & sensitive skin. & only has 1 ingredient with a high comedogenic rating. Sephora has anti-aging properties while First Aid Beauty fights acne, anti-aging & promotes brightening. In the end, I think both products feel the same & smell very similar but they have very different ingredients and target too many different areas of the skin to be considered similar. Definitely purchase either product depending on your needs. Buy First Aid or Buy Sephora

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Tatcha Water Cream vs. Makeup Revolution Hydration Boost Gel Cream

Similarity Score: 60%

Kayla says: Tatcha Water Cream is $68 for 1.7 oz & Revolution Hydration Boost is $10 for 1.7 oz. Tatcha is highly fragranced. It didn't smell bad, just strong. Revolution is fragrance-free. Tatcha's packaging is very luxurious right down to the little spatula that is on top of the cover. Revolution's is nice as well with the rose gold cap & glass container. Revolution is slightly thicker in consistency compared to Tatcha's. Revolution absorbed quickly into the skin and made it feel very soft. It’s exactly as described. Very lightweight. It feels very soothing to the skin once applied. Tatcha absorbed quickly as well but my skin felt slightly greasy for a little bit. After it absorbed, my skin felt soft as well. Tatcha is also very lightweight and isn't targeted for people with very dry skin even though some people think it is. It's more for oily or combo skin. Revolution is alcohol & silicone free. Tatcha is not. There are 10 ingredients in Revolution while Tatcha has 29. They both have Hyaluronic Acid which is very good for the skin. In the end, I was incredibly impressed with Revolution’s price & very simple ingredients. In skincare the fancy packaging is nice and the fragrance smells wonderful but it’s not needed. If you’re looking for a good gel cream for combo skin I would definitely give Revolution Hydration Boost a try. Buy Tatcha or Buy Revolution

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