The 5 Drugstore Products We're Obsessing Over This Month
It’s no secret that Skincare.com editors love the expansive selection of products residing in the drugstore beauty aisle. They’re affordable, effective, and extremely convenient—three things that (unfortunately) can’t always be said for every last beauty buy out there. By now, we’ve learned how to scavenge through piles of mass brand formulas in search of the very best. Below, we’re sharing five drugstore products we’re hooked on this month (and most likely will be for months and months to come).
VICHY PURETÉ THERMALE FRESH CLEANSING GEL
Meet your new favorite multitasking gel cleanser. The formula—enriched with Purisoft extracted from moringa seeds, and mineral-rich Vichy Thermal Spa Water from the French volcanoes—effectively cleanses all impurities, excess sebum, makeup, and pollution while leaving skin feeling velvety soft and fresh, without stickiness or tightness.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR DUO
Spot treatments are a secret weapon against mild to moderate breakouts, but let’s face it: it’s hard to find a formula that doesn’t cost a small fortune. This zit-zapper doesn’t deplete our paychecks, and—best of all—it fights stubborn blemishes by penetrating pores and lifting impurities thanks to its formulation with micronized benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliating LHA.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, $36.95
MAYBELLINE FACESTUDIO MASTER PRIME
If you’ve never used color correcting primer, you’re missing out. Step one: Read this guide to help you color correct your skin like a pro. Step two: Invest in any (or all) three of these water-based primer shades—Blur + Smooth, Blur + Illuminate, and Blur + Redness Control—to prep your skin for an even makeup application. The lightweight formula visibly blurs skin imperfections and smoothens fine lines to help makeup stay put.
L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT VOLUME FILLER EYE TREATMENT
Have dark under-eye circles, bags, and puffiness? Pick up this powerful eye treatment during your next trip to the drugstore to help replenish skin around the delicate eye area. The formula, which includes caffeine and hyaluronic acid can help reduce the appearance of dark under-eye shadows and add a plumper look and feel to skin, as well as smoother eye contours.
GARNIER CLEARLY BRIGHTER BRIGHTENING & SMOOTHING DAILY MOISTURIZER SPF 15
Sure, any moisturizer can be worn with sunscreen to keep skin hydrated and protected from harmful UV rays. But this moisturizer and SPF combo gives you both benefits in one application, so why not? The non-greasy formula turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin that boasts a radiant, even tone. An antioxidant complex of vitamins C & E, pine bark essence, and gently exfoliating LHA are to thank for the must-have results.