The Top Tatcha Dupes You Need in Your Life

The Top Tatcha Dupes You Need in Your Life

Today, we’re rounding up the best Tatcha dupes from our app. These are listed in order of our faves and we think you’re sure to find a great money-saving alternative!

Brandefy finds inexpensive alternatives to high-end makeup and skincare products because we believe in shopper transparency. We report on ingredients and along with Beauty Gurus’ REAL reviews. Today, we’re rounding up the best Tatcha dupes from our app. These are listed in order of our faves and we think you’re sure to find a great money-saving alternative!

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Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream vs. Bliss Ex-Glow-Sion Super Rich Face Moisturizer


Tatcha is $68 for 1.7 oz while Bliss is $20 for 1.7 oz. Both of these brands contain Squalane which is known to reduce signs of aging and have anti-inflammatory purposes. Tatcha contains Sodium Hyaluronate, which is a form of Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin. Bliss does not have this. Bliss does contain Vitamins E and B, which help heal the skin. Both products also contain a form of green tea extract, which is said to help fight free radicals. Tatcha is considered a clean brand and is 'Clean at Sephora' and Bliss is considered 'Clean at Target'. From a consistency, smell, and absorbency standpoint, testers thought these products were similar and they would switch to the Bliss to save. Tried either of these? Comment on the effects below! Buy Bliss



Tatcha The Water Cream vs. Brandefy Water Cream


Tyler says "The first thing I noticed about Tatcha Water Cream is the packaging. It includes a small gold spatula on top. The Brandefy Water Cream is your more typical packaging, but I am not as concerned with the packaging as the cost and effectiveness. I also prefer to wash my hands and apply a product with my fingers instead of using a spatula. Both Tatcha and Brandefy have a pleasant fragrance. I noticed a stronger scent with Tatcha, which I tend to avoid due to having sensitive skin. Both absorbed quickly and made my skin feel soft and plump but not greasy or oily. I found Tatcha a little thicker and took a bit longer to absorb. I needed to give it a little more time before applying sunscreen for the day. Brandefy absorbed immediately and didn’t cause any issues with my sunscreen application afterward. I did not recognize many of the Tatcha ingredients, but I did notice niacinamide is one of Brandefy’s ingredients. I struggle with acne and scarring and have found this ingredient beneficial for my skin type. After a week of use, I had better overall results from the Brandefy Water Cream and found Tatcha more irritating to my skin." Buy Water Cream


Believe it or not, elf has a better EWG (clean ingredients) rating than Tatcha!


Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer vs. elf Poreless Putty Primer

Beauty Guru, Kayla, says: While Tatcha is marketed as a clean brand, this product has an EWG score of 5. The e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer has an EWG score of 3. EWG rates clean ingredients on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the best. For 20g at $52 for the Tatcha and 21g at $8 for the ELF, I was hoping they would be similar… and they ARE. I was pleasantly surprised by this comparison. For anyone who could not justify spending the money on Tatcha, ELF Poreless Putty is extremely close to Tatcha. Right down to the look and feel of it. I wore ELF on one side of my face and Tatcha on the other. Tatcha filled in my pores a little more than ELF, but both sides of the face were incredibly smooth. My foundation slid on over it with ease and blended out beautifully. The wear time with both felt exactly the same. After a 12 hour workday, both primers held up. For the price difference, you really cannot beat ELF over Tatcha. Buy elf here


It should be noted that L’Oreal is not cruelty-free.


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist vs. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Shake and Glow Mist


Beauty Guru, Kaleigh, says: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist comes with 1.35 oz of product for $48 while L'Oreal Shake and Glow Dew Mist comes with 3.0 oz of product for $11.99. The first noticeable difference in this product was the packaging. Tatcha comes in a very elaborate box with a cloth pull tab with the glass bottle housed inside. L'Oreal, on the other hand, comes as is in the plastic bottle. Both products have a pump-spray applicator and distribute the product in a light an even manner. The products are also different colors. Tatcha has a milky white slightly thicker formula that dries transparent when applied to the skin. L'Oreal is a transparent thinner formula that also dries transparent when applied.


Both products have a nice fragrance that is also slightly different. I would describe Tatcha as a warmer scent while L'Oreal is more flowery. Both scents are mild and appealing. When testing this product I tested it both applied to the entire face with and without makeup and also as my moistening agent on my beauty blender when baking and applying powder setting products. When applied to the skin both with and without makeup I found no difference in the two products. I was really impressed with the sheen of L'oreal and its hydrating effects. I also found that its durability was just as good as Tatcha throughout the day. The biggest difference I noticed between the two was when I used it as my ‘water’ base on a beauty blender. I actually found that L'Oreal outperformed Tatcha! Tatcha left some of my setting powders a little tackier and would on occasion leave a powder with small clumps. L'Oreal did not have this effect at all and was an awesome base leaving the product even and smooth. I 120% recommend purchasing L'Oreal if you are looking for a Tatcha dupe! *It should be noted that Tatcha is considered 'Clean at Sephora' and has an EWG score of 5. L'Oreal does not claim to be clean. Purchase L’Oreal Here



Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil vs. Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil


While these only have one ingredient in common (Phenoxyethanol, a filler ingredient), we still wanted to share this dupe because Julep's cleansing oil has a ton of beneficial ingredients, making this a great lower-cost alternative to Tatcha. Julep contains fruit and seed oils, as well as Vitamin E and Squalane to soothe the skin. Tatcha also contains a blend of seed and plant oils to cleanse and soothe the skin. Both Tatcha and Julep are marketed as being clean brands. While Tatcha has added fragrance in its ingredient list and Julep does not, testers were surprised to find that Tatcha has little to no fragrance while Julep smells like citrus. This could be due to the grapefruit peel oil in its formula. They found it to be pleasant.


Both oils felt similar on the skin with Julep being only a slightly thicker oil. They foamed up similarly and were luxurious to cleanse with, leaving the skin soft. Tatcha's packaging is always gorgeous, and this product is no exception. That said, both cleansers were dispensed through a pump, which testers found ideal for an oil cleanser. They would switch to Julep to save.


Both products contain Hyaluronic Acid for hydration.


Tatcha The Water Cream vs. Makeup Revolution Hydration Boost Gel Cream


Tatcha Water Cream is $68 for 1.7 oz and Revolution Hydration Boost is $10 for 1.7 oz. Beauty Guru, Kayla, says: SIMILARITIES: The Tatcha packaging is very luxurious right down to the little spatula that is on top of the cover. Revolution is nice as well with the rose gold cap & glass container. Both brands made my skin feel very soft. Both brands are described as lightweight - which I agree with. They both have Hyaluronic Acid which is good for hydrating the skin.


DIFFERENCES: Tatcha is highly fragranced. It did not smell bad, just strong. Revolution is fragrance-free. Revolution is slightly thicker in consistency compared to Tatcha. It has a whipped type of texture. Revolution absorbed quickly into my skin and it felt exactly as described - soothing. Tatcha absorbed similarly but made my skin feel slightly greasy for a little bit. Tatcha is not targeted for people with very dry skin even though some people think it is. It is more for oily or combo skin. Revolution is alcohol and silicone-free. Tatcha is not. There are 10 ingredients in Revolution while Tatcha has 29. Tatcha is considered Clean at Sephora while Makeup Revolution does not claim to be Clean.


FINAL THOUGHTS: In the end, I was incredibly impressed with the Revolution price & very simple ingredients. In skincare, the fancy packaging is nice and the fragrance smells wonderful but it is not needed. If you are looking for a good gel cream for combo skin I would definitely give Revolution Hydration Boost a try. Get Makeup Revolution here


If you try any of the products, be sure to leave your feedback here or in the app. Together, we can help this beauty community :)