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A few weeks ago when I posted about how to create a skincare routine that works for you I told you that great skincare doesn’t have to break the bank and I still stand by that. You can find some amazing products at your local Target, Walmart, Walgreens, or wherever you shop!
Personally I’m a Target fan because the Cartwheel app usually has some great coupons on skincare products. The day I shot these photos there were coupons for St. Ives, L’Oreal Paris Skincare, Olay Skincare, and more! And y’all know how much I love saving money…LOL!!
Side note- here is my post on my favorite ways to save money while shopping, including info about the Target Cartwheel app!
Most of these products are $10 or less with the exception of a couple but trust me when I say they are all worth it!! As much as I like splurging I also like to save money and why spend more than you have to? So let’s get to it…
ONE. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleansing Balm. We all know how much I love a good cleansing balm but let’s face it, they can get kind of expensive. However lately I have found a few drugstore brands that have created their own cleansing balms and while I haven’t tried them all (yet) I did try this one a few weeks ago and I loved it! It has a great price point and Pond’s is just one of those iconic skincare brands that everyone and their grandmother loves! You can check out this post to see all about my love of cleansing balms!
TWO. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming. I actually don’t use makeup wipes as much as I used to but I do keep these in my gym bag for the days I go workout when I get off work and want to do a quick wipe down of my face before I start sweating. I LOVE the night time version of these because they smell AMAZING!!
THREE. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. I love a good cream cleanser and I have used this one from Neutrogena off and on since college! It’s really good and is so cheap!!
FOUR. Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub. I have recently fallen in love with this Cetaphil cleanser and I use it twice a day. I think I started using it around last August and have gone through a few bottles since then…HA! Also- even though it says it’s a scrub the scrubby pieces are so microscopic you can def use it on the daily. Check out this post to see it as a part of my sulfate free skincare routine!
FIVE. Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial. I always keep some sort of exfoliator in my shower so I can get a quick face wash on while I’m in there and I LOVE this one from Aveeno the best! It’s not a harsh exfoliator so you can use it daily if you want and it smells so good!!
SIX. Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner. I have tried soooo many toners it’s a little bit ridiculous. And even though I have called this one from Clinique my ride-or-die (and it always will be) this Neutrogena one is an AMAZING drugstore buy! The formula is the closest I can find to the Clinique that I am obsessed with and it doesn’t leave your face feeling sticky at all. I have tried so many “natural” toners and hate them all because they leave my face feeling like there is a residue on it so don’t come at me about those. YUCK!
SEVEN. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum. Now while this serum may be on the expensive side for drugstore trust me when I say it is worth every last penny. I received it in a PR package a few years ago and I believe it was the first serum I ever tried that I actually liked. It really is amazing and goes on so smooth! I talked about this product a little bit in this blog post.
EIGHT. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream. If you love gel moisturizers over cream ones then you will LOVE this one! It does it’s job and doesn’t weigh your skin down at all. I love this as a daytime moisturizer!
NINE. OLAY Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer. And this is another product that I first received in a PR package that I absolutely fell in love with and have purchased several times since then. It’s more of a night time moisturizer for me. Here is my original blog post about it!
TEN. Soap & Glory Hand Food. And while this post may not be true skincare that I use on my face I think this hand lotion should def be included in this post. I swear my hands have never been as dry as they have been this winter and this is the ONLY lotion that is saving them right now! I have a tube in my bathroom I use as I’m getting ready to go and I keep a tube in my work bag and my purse as well. It’s seriously that good!!
Ok guys, so there you have it…my top ten favorite drugstore skincare products!! I hope you found something new to try and you can see that great skincare does NOT have to break the bank!! If you have a favorite drugstore skincare product you think I would love leave me a comment!!
What is your favorite drugstore skincare product??
Amber Myers says
Ooo I do love some of these. I’ll have to see if I can get them cheaper at the drugstore. I always love to save money. I’ll have to try some of these others!
Love how you shop and tell us all the good stuff from the regular stores I shop at. Think I have used many of these products before.
I love and use all the time the Neutrogena cleansing wipes. They are best out there.
You have a lot of goodies there in your basket! I didn’t even know they still made Pond’s! I do need to get some new make up remover’s and I wondered Neutrogena would work well for me.
Melissa Chapman says
I am like you and like to save money when I can and these products seem effective and cost conscious. I will look for those Neutrogena products where I shop.
The Neutrogena makeup wipes are my favorite!! I think I’ll have to try their Pore Refining Toner. Looks like a great product!
Sarah Bailey says
There are some really great drugstore items out there that you get these days isn’t there. I love Soap and Glory myself, they do such wonderful products.
I have used several items from this brand in the past. I like their facial products. I need to check them out again.
I would love to try some of these products. I think the only one I’ve tried is the Olay. I can’t remember if it was the whip version though.
Dennis Littley says
Skin care can be affordable and still great quality. This is really helpful. I think my wife would like this! I’ll have to pass this along to her.
I use that hydra boost too. It’s a great product that doesn’t break the bank.
Gladys Nava says
Oh yes! I really love the products St. Ives and Olay, they are totally awesome. I just to try also that Neutrogena products. Will try soon.
I am amazed sometimes at how expensive skincare items can be. It is always great to find products you like at good prices. I always find good deals at Target.
I definitely want to try the cleansing balm. I don’t think I’ve seen that one before.
Jona Shares says
Couldn’t agree more on this. I love Aveeno, Neutrogina and Pond’s products. I didn’t see the cleansing balm yet here and I would love to give it a try as well.
Ruth I says
I know some of these products but never tried it before. I’d like the Neutrogena products because I’ve hear lots of good things about it.
Back in the day, that hydro boost was my jam. It’s really good. However, a few years ago I completely transformed my beauty routine. I can only use natural products now.
These are all products that will help to have a healthy and beautiful skin. Thanks for your tips!
Terri Steffes says
I have tried all but the Ponds. I will try it because I used to use Ponds in High School and it was very effective for me then.
Thanks for all the great skin care tips, it’s super AWESOME that you can have healthy and beautiful skin for a reasonable price…
AMEN!! There’s no reason to pay more for something if you don’t have to!!
58 years young and I’ve been using Ponds for years! I have really sensitive skin and Ponds is never irritating. I have friends a lot younger than myself who use way more expensive products with way more wrinkles!