20 Drugstore Products from the L’Oreal Portfolio of Brands We Can’t Get Enough Of
There’s no denying that the price of skin care and makeup buys can add up (especially when you’re a beauty fanatic like us!) after a while, so we love finding a good deal when we can. When it comes to finding high-performance beauty products at an affordable rate, the drugstore is akin to a goldmine. Curious to know which drugstore products our beauty editors swear by day in and day out? Read on to find out!
1. L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAILY PEEL PADS
Formulated with a 10% Glycolic complex, L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads peel away dull, uneven tone and reveal brighter, more radiant-looking skin. To use, smooth over clean skin at night and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
2. VICHY MINERALIZING THERMAL WATER
If your skin is in need of a hydration boost by mid-day, Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water is one product you should have on hand. Rich in 15 rare minerals, this facial mist can help instantly refresh and hydrate your skin anytime, any place.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, $14.00 MSRP
3. GARNIER SKINACTIVE MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER ALL-IN-1 MATTIFYING
Whether you’re looking to remove stubborn makeup or simply ensure the day’s impurities have been whisked off your skin, Garnier’s Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water is the product to turn to in a pinch. Gentle micelles in the formula act like a magnet to help lift away unwanted dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin’s surface—no harsh rubbing (or rinsing!) necessary.
4. MAYBELLINE DREAM PURE BB CREAM
During the warmer months of summer, many opt to switch their foundations for a lightweight BB cream. Our editors swear by Maybelline’s Dream Pure BB Cream. The 8-in-1 formula simultaneously works to clear breakouts, mask blemishes, as well as create the illusion of smaller, less noticeable pores.
Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream, $8.99 MSRP
5. LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS AOX DAILY SPF 50 SUNSCREEN
This all-in-one formula combines advanced UVA/UVB protection with an exclusive and highly potent antioxidant complex chosen for its scavenging action on daily, UV-induced free radicals. (Need a refresher on why free radicals are your skin’s enemy? Read this!) Plus, it boasts a unique serum texture that feels weightless on the skin, making it an ideal choice to wear alone or along with moisturizer and makeup.
6. L’OREAL PARIS HYDRA GENIUS DAILY LIQUID CARE – NORMAL/DRY
Looking for a lightweight moisturizer to add to your summer arsenal? Look no further than L’Oreal Paris’ Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Dry. The oil-free moisturizer—formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid—absorbs quickly and provides the skin with all-day moisture sans greasy residue.
7. GARNIER SKINACTIVE CLEARLY BRIGHTER ARGAN NUT GENTLE EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
Regular exfoliation is one of the best steps you can take for your skin’s overall appearance, which is why adding Garnier’s Skinactive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser to your kit is a no brainer. The non-drying formula—with finely-ground argan nut shell and vitamin C—helps refine the look of pores, evens skin tone, and washes away dirt, oil, and makeup—all in one easy step.
8. VICHY MINERAL 89
Meet: the moisturizing skin booster your skin has been waiting for. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, this formula can help hydrate the skin and replenish its moisture barrier. An ideal choice for summer, this serum-hydrator can also bestow the skin with a natural and radiant-looking glow.
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP
9. L’OREAL PARIS PURE-CLAY MASK DETOX & BRIGHTEN
Formulated with three pure clays—kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava—and enhanced with charcoal, this face mask draws out a buildup of impurities and dirt, evens skin’s tone, and reduces dull skin to increase luminosity. Immediately after use, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow, more even, and smoother.
L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten, $12.99 MSRP
10. GARNIER SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB THE ANTIOXIDANT SUPER MOISTURIZER SPF 30
This lightweight hydrator is formulated with antioxidant-rich goji berry, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C & E, and pomegranate. Why do we love it? The oil-free lotion helps protect the skin with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and delivers all-day hydration. Instantly see and feel the difference of hydrated skin with a more youthful look day after day.
11. L’OREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT CELL RENEWAL ROSY TONE MOISTURIZER
Formulated with imperial peony and LHA, this daily moisturizing cream not only helps gently exfoliate dull skin and stimulate surface cell renewal every day, but revives the skin’s natural pink tone. Immediately after use, skin is hydrated, feels smoother, and looks healthier and rejuvenated.
12. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BB CREAM
Perfect the no-makeup makeup look with NYX Professional Makeup’s BB Cream. This mineral enriched formula brightens, smoothes, and moisturizes the skin with ease.
NYX Professional Makeup BB Cream, $13.00 MSRP
13. L’OREAL PARIS SUBLIME BRONZE SUMMER EXPRESS WASH-OFF BODY MAKEUP LOTION
Looking for a self-tanner without any long-term commitment? L’Oreal Paris’ Sublime Bronze Wash-Off Body Makeup Lotion may be right for you! The formula provides the skin with all-day hydration plus an instant sun-kissed glow that washes away in your shower. To use, simply apply as you would a regular lotion, and let skin dry completely before dressing.
14. GARNIER SKINACTIVE CLEAN+ PORE PURIFYING 2-IN-1 CLAY CLEANSER/MASK
Our editors have a soft spot for double-duty products, and this two-in-one product is no exception. The clay-based formula—which can help draw out impurities and leave the skin looking radiant—can be used as a daily cleanser or as a detox face mask.
15. L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAILY SCRUB CLEANSER
This formula—with gentle micro-pearls and glycolic acid—exfoliates dullness and impurities to improve skin tone, texture, and clarity. The result? Visibly brighter, more radiant skin.
16. LA ROCHE-POSAY REDERMIC R
Address wrinkles, signs of premature aging, and photo-aging, and improve the appearance of your skin with this velvety moisturizer. To use, apply over face and neck at night. During the day, be sure to follow with an application of Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher.
La Roche-Posay Redermic R, $56.99
17. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BLOTTING PAPER
Blotting papers are a godsend for just about anyone who deals with excess oiliness on their complexion. These pulp papers absorb surface oil to reduce the appearance of grease and shine in a pinch. They’re also incredibly compact and portable, making midday skin touch-ups a total breeze.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Paper, $6.00 MSRP
18. VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL MINERAL WATER GEL
This lightweight moisturizer—formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vichy Mineralizing Water—provides the skin with long-lasting hydration and delivers a healthy-looking, radiant glow.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel, $31.00 MSRP
19. L’OREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA-NUTRITION EYE BALM
Designed for mature skin, L’Oreal Paris Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm intensely moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye area. We love that the buttery-soft texture doesn’t tug or pull at very dry, thinning skin but rather melts into it for incredible, nourishing moisture and comfort.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm, $19.99 MSRP
20. GARNIER SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB THE SUPER HYDRATING SHEET MASK
Sheet masks are a Sunday night ritual for many of our editors, and this hydrating mask is most certainly part of the rotation. The mask provides deep moisture for instantly softer, more radiant skin. What better way to kickoff the start of a new work week?