Have you shopped your local drugstore (or discount store) skin care aisle lately? You might be surprised to find all the really good products out there. Today I’m sharing some of my recent must-try drugstore skin care product finds with you.

One thing I’ve found through the years is the tremendous improvement in the overall quality of drugstore beauty and skin care products. I’ve tried hundreds of drugstore products throughout the years, and in many cases, the products are excellent and the value even better. Beauty in the mass merchandise aisles is better than ever! That’s why I though you should know about some of the drugstore products that have really impressed me lately…


An absolute favorite that I use nearly every day starts in my shower. If you haven’t tried Dove’s new Shower Foam, you need to add this to your cart! The self-foaming shower wash comes in four scents (I’ve only tried the Deep Moisture, but it’s a “clean” scent that I love). It’s not drying, and can even be used by sensitive skins. What I love is that my skin feels thoroughly hydrated, clean and smells amazing.

L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care ($17.99) is a new water-based moisturizer, infused with Aloe Water and Hyaluronic Acid. It comes in three formulas: one for Normal/Dry skin (which gives a glow finish), Normal/Oily skin (with a matte finish) and Extra Dry Skin (comfort finish). I’ve been using the Normal/Dry formula prior to my makeup; it’s lightweight, non-greasy and I love the long-lasting hydration; my skin feels comfortable all day.


The transition between seasons can often be a trigger for acne breakouts. New CLEAN & CLEAR® Acne Triple Clear™ Bubble Foam Face Cleanser ($5.99) fights breakouts in 3 ways: by removing pre-clogging oil, treating breakouts (salicylic acid is in the formula) while soothing skin and helping to prevent pimples and breakouts. This cleanser smells amazing…it has a fresh minty scent. Although I don’t have acne-prone skin, I liked that this cleanser doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped after use.

“Double Cleansing” is having a moment, and the best I’ve tried is the Pixi By Petra + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse ($24). I’d recommend this for normal, normal to dry skins and possibly combination [my skin is combination and I can use it, but probably wouldn’t in the summer]. There are two sides; one holds a solid cleansing balm, the other a cleansing cream. Start with the balm to remove all of your makeup, then rinse and repeat with the cleansing cream for an excellent deep cleanse that makes your skin glow!


For those with acne, the struggle is real. Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask ($39.99) is one of the most innovative acne treatments I’ve seen. It uses the power of red and blue lights to target acne-causing bacteria, reducing the appearance of breakouts. The Blue LED bulbs give off light at a wavelength that kills the P.acnes bacteria linked to breakouts. You wear the mask for 10 minutes per day, get your zen on, and at the end of your session the lights automatically turn off.  The Light Therapy Acne Mask is safe for skin and eyes, as it emits no UV light. The mask comes with a remote with 30 sessions programmed into it. When your 30 sessions are done, you buy a new Remote Activator ($16.99). If you’re frustrated with your breakout situation, this might be something you’d want to check out.

What new drugstore skin care products have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments!


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