We Compared Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial with a $9 Alternative

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If you’re looking to revamp your beauty routine while keeping your bank account in mind, you’ve come to the right place.

PureWow just released a new YouTube episode of What the Dupe, “a show where we find, test and tell you about our favorite beauty dupes.” In the installment, Matthew compared the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80) with a much cheaper alternative: The Ordinary Exfoliating Peeling Solution ($9).

In the episode (see above), Matthew explained how to use each product. “It’s important to note that these products’ appearance do not look alike at all,” he said. “But the end result is what we’re focused on.”

Despite the visual differences, both products target “skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.” They include the same ingredients, but the formula is slightly different. While they each contain 2% BHA, The Ordinary Exfoliating Peeling Solution has 30% AHA, whereas Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial has only 25% AHA.

Matthew continued, “I think this is the biggest price difference we’ve had at What the Dupe so far, so I’m super excited to try these products and see if the result is the same.” So, did The Ordinary Exfoliating Peeling Solution live up to expectations? Watch the video to find out.

  • More expensive
  • More product (1.69 fluid ounces)
  • Appears beige, thick consistency
  • Less expensive
  • Less product (1.0 fluid ounces)
  • Appears maroon, watery consistency

Greta Heggeness

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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