Beauty

The Best Affordable Skin Care Your Money Can Buy

A drugstore is a magical place for many reasons. You can pick up your prescriptions, grab a gallon of milk, or create and buy a new skin-care routine. However, walking through the aisles can feel intimidating because so many brands and products are worth trying. That’s when we come in. Below, we compiled a list of nine skin-care products that won’t break the bank.

Each of these steals has earned a 2022 Best of Beauty award and is unique in its own way. Are you looking for an acne-clearing cleanser? Cetaphil has you covered. How about a moisturizing hand sanitizer? Look no further than the dependable one we picked from Dove. Not to mention, you can snag things for as low as $6 (yeah, we’re talking about the Vaseline Jelly Stick). 

No matter what your skin needs or desires are, this curated list should have you covered the next time you pop into your local drugstore — even if you’re “really only there” for a snack run. Happy shopping. 

Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide 24 Hydrating Gel Moisturizer Fragrance-Free

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Complexion-Clearing BPO Acne Cleanser

Get ready to be hydrated once you start using the Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide 24 Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. In this tub, you’ll find a fragrance-free formula that holds hyaluronic acid to hydrate even the driest of skins. 

Effective skin care doesn’t need to break the bank and the Cetaphil Gentle Clear Complexion-Clearing BPO Acne Cleanser, a $9 steal, proves it. Thanks to a powerful formula packed with breakout-busting micronized benzoyl peroxide, soothing licorice root, and oil-reducing zinc, pesky breakouts don’t stand a chance.

CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm

Vaseline Jelly Stick

CeraVe’s Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm breaks down makeup without breaking the bank. This balm is loaded with ceramides and jojoba oil to take off even the most stubborn makeup without stripping the skin. 

The Vaseline Jelly Stick is the same petroleum jelly you know and love in its usual big tub, but now it’s also available in a compact, twist-up stick. It’s super convenient for moisturizing areas like elbows, cracked heels, or wherever your heart desires — with zero mess, we might add.

Coppertone Glow Protect & Tan Sunscreen Lotion

Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant, Real Coconut (3 pk)

For broad-spectrum waterproof protection and an all-over glow, Coppertone’s Glow Sunscreen Lotion With Shimmer is an editor favorite and drugstore go-to. The shimmery formula comes in two coverage options: SPF 30 for daily use and SPF 50 for those even brighter days.