11 Amazing Drugstore Finds We're Obsessed With This MonthJuly 04, 2016
As beauty editors, we are fortunate enough to spend all day acting as guinea pigs for some of the most sought-after skin care products on the market. From creams to cleansers, to new skin care advances in makeup, we’ve tried it all. And, on our quest to find out why sheet masks have become a cult favorite, the best sunscreens for our skin types, and how to correctly wash our faces, we’ve found that some of the best products are ones that can be found on the shelves of our local drugstore. Lucky for you, you don’t need to be a beauty editor to get your hands on the 11 amazing drugstore finds we’re obsessing over this month!
1. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion
This two-in-one day lotion from the brand’s Revitalift line acts as an anti-aging moisturizer and a broad-spectrum SPF—double-duty for the win! You’ll get instant broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful rays—the ones responsible for the signs of skin aging—and overtime, your skin will appear smoother and more firm. Wear it alone or under your daily makeup.
2. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream
If you’re looking for an eye cream that can tackle up to five signs of aging at once, look no further than the Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream from L’Oréal Paris. Formulated with antioxidants, this anti-aging cream offers skin-renewing action on dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, bags, and crepy lids.
3. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser
From the brand’s Age Perfect line, the Nourishing Cream Cleanser from L’Oréal Paris is formulated for mature skin. With replenishing oils, this cream cleanser is gentle enough to use every day and cleanses skin without over-drying, resulting in softer, smoother, and more supple-looking skin. We love this cleanser because it can also remove any leftover traces of makeup, ensuring that our skin is squeaky clean before bedtime. Plus, the single-digit price point is hard to beat.
4. Garnier Clean+ The Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes For Sensitive Skin
If you’re in need of a quick and easy way to cleanse your skin pre-workout—or for those nights when you can’t keep your eyes open long enough for your full routine—these Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes from Garnier’s Clean+ line are definitely up your alley. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, these cleansing towelettes are formulated with calming plant extract and vitamin E to help soothe and comfort the skin. Though gentle, these towelettes are tough on makeup—waterproof mascara, included. We like to keep a pack of these in our gym bags to help remove sweat when there’s no available sink.
5. Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Shampoo
We’ll try anything infused with coconut—especially when it comes to skin care. So, true to form, when Garnier launched their Whole Blends line, we had our eyes set on the line’s Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Shampoo. The name alone sounds thirst quenching! This nourishing shampoo can help to cleanse your scalp while leaving it feeling ultra-hydrated and refreshed.
6. La Roche-Posay Micellar Water
Since discovering micellar water, we simply can’t get enough of these gentle cleansers. Plus, the fact that micellar cleansers require no additional water, makes them perfect for summer travel. The award-winning Micellar Water from La Roche-Posay removes impurities and makeup from the skin’s surface while respecting your skin’s natural pH balance.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, $19.99
7. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
Formulated with the brand’s Cell-Ox Shield antioxidant technology, the Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with SPF 50 helps to protect our body’s largest organ from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. With a lightweight texture and a matte-finish, the sunscreen is perfect to wear alone or under makeup.
8. Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in “Quenched”
This editor-approved lip balm is a summer must-have. With its silky smooth texture, this lip balm can hydrate your pout and give your lips some extra shine—sans sticky-feel. Formulated with shea butter and SPF 20, the Baby Lips lip balm in clear—called Quenched—can soothe and hydrate your lips while offering sun protection—which is necessary, since lips are often overlooked when applying sunscreen to the rest of our bodies.
9. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
This wouldn’t be a list of our favorite drugstore buys without BB Cream and lucky for us, one of our most-loved BB Creams can be found in the beauty aisle and costs less than $10! Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB Cream is like a hybrid of foundation, moisturizer, and SPF, is lightweight, and perfect for our favorite “no makeup makeup” look.
10. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream
For skin that could use some concentrated hydration, we recommend picking up Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream on your next trip to the drugstore. This replenishing facial cream can hydrate and comfort dry skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, the Rich Cream can also distribute and lock moisture in all facial zones, leaving the skin with a healthy, more radiant-looking appeal.
11. Vichy Pureté Thermale Cleansing Micellar Oil
This all-new facial cleanser from Vichy is different than your average cleansing oil. Formulated with micellar technology, this cleansing oil can help remove makeup, excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from the skin’s surface. In addition to the micellar technology, this cleanser— formulated with camellia oil—helps to leave the skin feeling soft, supple, and well-hydrated.