Let's be honest: Any worthwhile beauty haul has the potential make your bank account dip a bit. But the real costly culprit among your beauty buys is almost always skincare. Moisturizers that promise to hydrate, refresh, diminish fine lines, and give your skin a glow typically come with a hefty price tag. They're almost always the highest number on your receipt, costing as much as a week's worth of food or a particularly indulgent bar tab.
But finding a formula that serves all your moisturizing needs while also boasting benefits like anti-aging and sun protection doesn't need to take a chunk of your paycheck. Some of the best everyday moisturizers are hiding out at your local drugstore. So the next time you make a trip to the drugstore to restock on other beauty buys, like cotton swabs and nail polish remover, consider heading over to the skincare aisle. To streamline your efforts, we've rounded up our top picks below to get you on your way to beautiful skin without getting behind on your bills.
Keep scrolling to discover nine drugstore moisturizers that will make your skin and your bank account feel good.
Allow this tropical cocktail of aloe, green tea, and antioxidants to soothe and refresh your skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
This 99% natural formula absorbs sebum (acne-causing oil) to balance the complexion and combat blemishes and breakouts.
Yes, you can fight aging with a drugstore moisturizer. Olay offers a number of variations that skin resist and even reverse visible signs of aging. The brand's Regenerist formula plumps skin while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles using hyaluronic acid and amino-peptides.
Made from certified organic ingredients, this shea moisturizer hydrates skin while balancing oily complexions with its formulation of African black soap, tamarind extract, and tea tree oil.
Give your skin a healthy dose of hydration while protecting it from sun damage with this daily moisturizer and sunscreen. Natural light diffusers help to instantly give skin a glow while its ingredients work to improve skin tone, dullness, and brown spots.
If oily skin is a problem, this antioxidant-rich moisturize targets oil while refining pores, leaving you with a mattified finish.
One of our favorite drugstore makeup brands serves up a simple yet effective formula for healthy, nourished skin. Combining jojoba, aloe, and cucumber with grape and orange antioxidants, the lightweight formula soothes dry and sensitive skin.
To really take things back to the basics, you can count on this $2 cream formula for a hefty dose of hydration where you really need it, whether it's your face or body.
Brighten dull skin with this daily moisturizer that boasts an antioxidant blend of acerola cherry, barbary fig, and green tea extracts to even skin tone while chamomile calms troubled complexions.
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