Drugstore Doubles: Save Money, Shop Smarter!

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If you can get past the misconception that "expensive equals better," we promise you'll feel just as beautiful and spend hundreds of dollars less on make-up and skin-care products that work!
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Drugstore Doubles: Why Overspend When You Can Find Better for Less?

The Paula's Choice Research Team believes strongly in Paula's Choice products, but we're also the only cosmetics line that recommends products besides our own. We check out the expensive and inexpensive products you ask about most, and are always thrilled to tell you about a drugstore double for an expensive department store product!

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To create accurate reviews, The Paula's Choice Research Team uses specific criteria to test and research cosmetics in all price ranges. As a result, we frequently encounter inexpensive products that are astonishingly similar to the pricey department-store options. In fact, sometimes we find you even better versions of high-end, department-store cosmetics at the drugstore or online—at a fraction of the price.

If you can get past the misconception that "expensive equals better," we promise you'll feel just as beautiful and spend hundreds of dollars less on makeup and skin-care products that work!

Drugstore Doubles on Beautypedia

It's a no-brainer that Paula's Choice skin-care and makeup products top our list of recommendations—each product is carefully formulated, tested, and refined until it meets Paula's stringent criteria. Better still, all product claims are based on published, scientific research about proven ingredients, not hype! Simply put, Paula's Choice products are among the best on the market. But because our mission is to help you take the best possible care of your skin, whether you use Paula's products or someone else's, we share all the options with our readers.

Here are some examples of surprising Drugstore Doubles you can find in the Beautypedia Reviews section of this site:

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Our 30 years of research proves without question that there are equal or even better products available at the drugstore or online for a fraction of the price. So, if you tend to indulge in makeup and skin-care products from high-end department stores, just keep in mind that you are most likely paying extra for designer prestige rather than for better products. In fact, you may be missing out on superior, less expensive options available in drugstores and online.

Check back on this article often for updates on new, identical products, or go straight to Beautypedia right now and let us help you save lots of money while looking sensational and feeling beautiful, no matter where you shop.

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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