8 April 2014

The Drugstore Dupe for Origins Vitazing?

As with anything beauty related, a purchase isn't all too likely to happen without good test beforehand, even if it does involve an eye roll and the handing over of a wet wipe from the till assistant in Boots to remove the plethora of lipstick swatches making their way up my arm, true story. But this can't always be the case and even with one product I had my eye on being the focus of the display, there wasn't a tester in site. In the basket it riskily went before being fully inspected on the back of my hand as I made it out of the store, and initially one thought came to mind - wait a minute... I've seen something like you, somewhere before - and then it hit me, I think we may just have an Origins Vitazing dupe on our hands here...

The dupe in question is Garnier's Miracle Skin Cream - the use of the 'm' word being the centre of my scepticism - it's a pretty bold promise to make, non? As soon as I got the two tubes side by side, the comparisons began - formula wise, they're exactly the same; dispensing out almost white, Origins' offering slightly more grey in shade, but the auto-adjusting, sheer tint release kicks in upon blending, both delivering a dewy radiance with added colour which can be sported alone with the extra help of concealer if needed or as a moisturising base before makeup. Instant results aside, Garnier's contender comes with a multitude of anti-aging claims using a highly concentrated complex of 7 active ingredients  to help reduce the appearance of age spots and wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture over 28 days, plus there's the added SPF 20 benefit as apposed to the factor 15 that you'll find in Vitazing. 

Here's where the penny saving part comes in, or should I say £££? Priced at £12.99, the Miracle Skin Cream still seems rather pricey for the drugstore, but works out to be less than half the price of Origins' £28 Vitazing, both 50ml. Now there's a bargainalicious deal if I ever saw one...


  1. Parisian To Be8 April 2014 at 13:03

    Ah, I'm so in love with Vitazing, but the price always steers me away. I have to get my hands on this.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  2. It really is great stuff :-)

  3. I agree - it's so pricey, but if you like that you'll love this ;-)

  4. Id love to try this dupe! Ive yet to try origins products :(!

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  5. I love Origins products - but who needs Vitazing when you've got this? You'd love ;-)

  6. I need that in my life, always up for a bargain!

    kooky capricious

  7. I've always wanted to try the Origin Vitazing..Will probably try the Garnier cream instead! thank you for this bargain alert :)


  8. This will be great on those summer days when you just want something really light I expect! Might have to get my hands on this too!… Oh jessica ;-)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com