When was the last time you stepped into a CVS and walked away carrying only your prescription? Exactly. We typically don't make it through the drugstore's doors without a handful of Maybelline mascaras, a restock on our Almay makeup-removing wipes, Q-tips, nail polish remover, and the list goes on (and on). But we rarely stop there. We often find ourselves roaming the aisles and discovering new under-the-radar beauty products—many that you can’t find anywhere else.
Needless to say, waiting for the pharmacy to fill our prescription almost always leads to a few (read: several) impulse buys—but it is a welcome bonus for our beauty routines. To streamline your shopping the next time you find yourself waiting at your local CVS, check out our curated list of surprising drugstore beauty finds waiting on the shelves.
Long before every major brand was putting its name on some sort of balm, there was Bag Balm. It's been healing farmers' calloused hands since 1899. If you need to keep your heels in sandal-ready shape this summer, this can help.
You've seen lip masks all over celebrities' Instagrams, but now's your chance to try this fun trick to getting red carpet ready. Infused with nourishing shea butter, coconut, honey, yuzu, and bamboo stem extract, this K-beauty jelly mask will leave your lips super smooth and refreshed.
Quench your skin's thirst with this hydrating serum made of 71% blueberry extract. Applying before your moisturizer will allow for better absorption to keep your skin moisturized and refreshed throughout the day.
One swipe of this stuff will neutralize the color of your lips, creating a clean canvas for whatever lip color you want to apply. And it feels velvety smooth on your lips.
A dermatologist-tested, all-natural brand at the drugstore? Yes, please. This moisturizer is ultra nourishing but surprisingly light.