ANOTHER Caudalie Dupe?


A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my discovery of the nspa facial toning mist which is a bargain basement version of Caudalie for those put off by the hefty price tag. As I mentioned in the nspa post  I use Caudalie more as a refresher than actual skincare so it’s really not worth the money for me but I really enjoy freshening up so I’m always looking for alternatives. The nspa is a toner and leaves a kind of film on your skin which might not be to everyones taste but this offering from L’Occitane is amost like water in a can. It’s a much finer mist and doesn’t leave any residue behind so it’s perfect for on the go. At £15 for 100ml it’s not the cheapest option on the market but it’s still half the price of the much-hyped Caudalie!

L’Occitane say this can be used as an on the go hydration mist, after cleansing or even to set your makeup. Overall this is my favourite option to cool off but it doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything for my skin. Regardless if you use the Caudalie as I do it’s a total waste of £££ when there are these alternatives, I mean you can buy water in an aerosol for that!!

Have you tried this? Do you recommend any others?

You can purchase the L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Facial Mist here

Miss BB




  1. Lenka
    30 June, 2012 / 11:25 am


    have you tried the Caudalie Organic Grape Water? It seems more reasonable, it costs around 9 pounds for 200ml.

    L. x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 July, 2012 / 10:48 am

      no but I will be looking that up now lol

  2. Arma
    30 June, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    I’ve recently bought the La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water and I really like it. It’s meant to ‘soothe and soften’ the skin, I haven’t noticed a lot of change, as I’ve only been using it a few days, but it is nice to spritz on before applying foundation as it makes my skin feel a bit fresher and it’s also nice to use throughout the day. I’m not sure if it’s anything like the Caudalie as I haven’t tried that yet but it’s £7.50 for 150ml so I think I may just keep using this xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 July, 2012 / 10:48 am

      I use my caudalie now in the morning to freshen up as I don’t wear makeup much during the week (don’t go anywhere lol)

  3. Annette
    30 June, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more concerning the Caudalie – and to me it smells pi$$y! So i would say to anyone asking “don’t waste your money on this over hyped spray!”
    Yves Rocher had a product called Brume d’Eau Tonifiante that was similar but they seem to have stopped it. I LOVE Yves Rocher and highly recommend you check out their UK website (sales and offers seem to be on all year round). If there is one accessible and decent quality brand that the UK beauty bloggers neglect it’s this one! they’re all about the expensive pharmacy brands but this one hardly ever gets a mention.

  4. Georgia
    1 July, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I would recommend rose water, it’s about £3.50 for 250ml and excellent mainly ecause it is pure essential oil extract

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 July, 2012 / 10:47 am

      I hear rosewater is a great brightener.. my issue is I hate rose haha

  5. Gillian
    6 June, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    Have you tried the Boots Botanics rosewater toner? I know you said in a previous post you don’t like rose, but the scent is really subtle. And it is so refreshing, I always take it with me on hot days. (It is also very budget friendly, I got mine on offer for less than £3!)

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 June, 2013 / 12:16 pm

      no but I’ll definitely bear that in mind when mine run out

  6. charliedbeauty
    12 June, 2013 / 12:46 am

    I love both the Vichy and La Roche Posay Sping waters and they are only about £7. I would go for them instead xx 🙂

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