I Swapped My Expensive Skincare for Drugstore Products and Didn't Hate It

Hallie Gould

My skincare routine has always been special to me. I take my time—blithely enjoying every scent, texture, and moment to myself. I take advantage of any opportunity for me time in my small NYC bathroom. So, yes, I like to treat myself to expensive products. I keep them displayed proudly in their minimalist packaging as chic accessories in my morning routine. If asked, I couldn't name a single drugstore product I used on a daily basis.

The thing is, I began to realize that while some prestige skincare is worth the price tag (cough Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, $165), others, simply aren't. In an experiment to overhaul my regimen and find the best inexpensive products on the market, I decided to use only drugstore products for seven days straight. But, how to choose? I asked our lovely (and knowledgeable) readers to comment on Facebook and Instagram with their picks. From there, I narrowed it down to just nine products to replace the ones I usually use. Keep reading to find out the results.

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