There comes a time in everyone’s life where we may need to tighten the the ol’ metaphorial belt. It becomes a tough judgement call between a bottle of Whispering Angel on the rooftop of Soho House or that fancy facial serum. Decisions, decisions… When it comes to my beauty routine, I’m not one who likes to skimp on the essentials, however, when push comes to shove, there are a few luxury items that I’ve been able to swap out for their drugstore counterparts without sacrificing my standards. Below are a few products that I literally use on a daily basis and their pricier companions that I’ve had to trade in for the time being… and truth be told, I may not even switch back when my ship comes in.

1. Kerastase Resistance Bain De Force Shampoo, $39, Resistance Climant Anti-Usure Conditioner, $41, Masque Force Architecte, $61, 2. L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo, $4.99, Total Repair 5 Conditioner, $4.99, Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm, $6.99, 3. Murad Active Radiance Serum, $89, Murad Essential-C Cleanser, $36, 4. Avalon Organics Vitamin C Vitality Facial Serum, $24.95, Avalon Organics Vitamin C Hydrating Cleansing Milk, $10.95, 5. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion, $48, 6. Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion, $11.49

We’ll have another round!