As the daughter of a dermatologist & an aesthetician myself, taking care of my skin has always been embedded in me. I take my skin’s health very seriously & am picky about the products I let it come in contact with! Skincare can be an expensive upkeep. Products get pricy and once you find a routine you love, it can be expensive to keep it up! I found it so important to mix high-quality products with drugstore skincare products to balance out the expense.
I think drugstore beauty products can get a bad reputation! There are SO many products & brands that can benefit your skin and save you money at the same time. I’ve found so many amazing drugstore skincare products that help clogged pores, lock in moisture and hydrate my skin!
When I posted my ANTI-AGING FAVORITES, I received several requests for less expensive options. To be totally honest, when it comes to skincare, I believe in spending money on quality medical grade products. That’s not to say you can’t find great drugstore products, because you can! The other night while scrolling my news app, I came across a post titled The Best Drugstore Moisturizers, According to Dermatologists. I got super excited, hoping this would provide some insight for me to offer those looking for a less expensive facial cream.
I’ve mentioned before my dad is a dermatologist and looking over this list brought back a lot of memories working in his office. Most of these are brands and products I’ve seen my dad recommend throughout the years to his patients.
Words in bold are direct links to products
OLAY REGENERIST – this is the only product not listed in the article, but this a product I genuinely love! In my late 20’s I used this for years. It works great!
No7 – “90 percent of the signs of aging come from unprotected UV exposure,” explains Dr. Gohara. “A daily moisturizer with SPF kills two birds with one stone and keeps you looking younger longer.”
NEUTROGENA – This gel base moisturizer is extremely light, and can be used across a variety of skin types and during all seasons without wearing the skin down. Plus, it has hyaluronic acid in it which is huge in skincare right now!
CETAPHIL – If you are prone to breakouts, this will provide moisturizer without adding oil to the skin.
EUCERIN – Oh my dad loves Eucerin for dry skin on the body.
“This is a great inexpensive moisturizer whether you have sensitive skin or not,” says Dr. Frank. “It lasts all day, is not too thick, and absorbs well. The lotion is very cooling, with menthol, which makes it great for summertime.”
AQUAPHOR – You know I am a huge fan of Aquaphor. I have at least 3 tubes for me lips within arms reach in my room, bathroom and car at all times. I’ve never used it on my face, but I swear it’s incredible for your body and rough spots.
CETAPHIL SPF 50 – I also love Cetaphil products. They are great non-irritating and gentle on the skin. It’s light, so in my opinion it’s great for daytime. I prefer a thick moisturizer at night.
There are several drugstore beauty products I often buy when in comes to hair and makeup. Here are a few I love. Words in bold are links to products.
CREST WHITE STRIPS – I personally think these work better than in-office treatments.
REAL TECHNIQUES FOUNDATION BRUSH – this is great for blending liquid foundations.
CONCEALER BRUSH – My girl, Kayti is the queen of quick makeup tutorials. Her concealer always looks amazing using this brush. I bought it and love it too, get it!
NYX GLOSS – my absolute favorite colored gloss, hands down. I wear the color Strawberry Parfait
EYELASH CURLER– this is a good one
NYX CONTOUR STICK – this is such a simple contour stick to use! It blends so well and is super easy to use. You’ll love it!
BROW PENCIL – this is a great dupe for my ANASTASIA PENCIL. Tip: go one shade darker than you think.
AQUAPHOR – you always ask what I have on my lips. It’s so boring and basic to say, but 9 out of 10 times, it’s good ole Aquaphor
BURTS BEES – I’m the girl who wore chapstick on my WEDDING DAY. This chapstick in the color Hibiscus.
KRISTIN ESS DRY SHAMPOO – when I am at Target, I try to remember to pick up a can of this. I love how it smells. I’ve tried a few of her products, but this is the only I will buy on repeat.
L’OREAL MASCARA – I personally think this is the best drugstore mascara! It doesn’t smudge or transfer on my lids.
SCUNCI – the only mini hair ties that don’t break. I use these daily on Goldie and Ozzy
NEUTROGENA FACE WIPES – I keep these on my nightstand. They are perfect for all the lazy nights when I don’t want to wash my face.
11 thoughts on “The Best Drugstore Moisturizers & Products”
I’d love to see you do a makeup tutorial on your everyday makeup. It’s always so pretty!
Thank you, I’m planning on one. Thanks for being here.
Hi Lisa! thanks for posting this – love this just as much as your other skincare post!!
Just to clarify, you use the Aquaphor healing ointment on your lips, not the small Aquaphor lip tube?
The healing ointment is just shown in a bigger tube here. It comes in small travel size tubes as well. They do make a lipgloss and I do not like that one. Just the ointment on my lips.
If you personally use the NYX concealer, contour stick and the eye brow pencil can you let me know what color you use? There are so many! P I feel like I have a similar skin tone and your suggestion can help guide me:) great buys as always! I love trying less expensive products for fun! Thanks mama!!!
I have all three and think they are great if you are looking for drugstore purchases. I personally love other products more (except the Contour Stick I use regularly), but they are not drugstore finds. I have linked them several times throughout posts. For these drugstore items I have: Universal for the Contour Stick, Light in the Concealer and Ash Brown for the brow pencil.
Love all the recommendations!
I actually did microneedling locally after you posted about it & I really liked the results!
Wondering if you have any recommendations for a medi spa (like Dr Zoe?) in Scottsdale area ? (I remember reading you working in the skin care industry there previously ?..)
I love this post so much! I am in my last year of my degree so the money is crazy tight so a drugstore shopping spree is all I can do!