My Five Favorite Drugstore Skincare Products

If you have sensitive, hormonal, unpredictable, or dry/combination skin, you are in the right place! It took me a million years - or it felt like it - to find skincare products that work well on my skin. And it took even longer to establish a daily skin routine that worked well with my lifestyle. I tried hundreds of products and read tons of articles, but nothing seemed to work for me. Remember, everyone’s skin is different, so always use what works best for you! Here are some affordable yet effective products that help me care for my skin! 


1. CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin ($15.99 from CVS)

Developed by dermatologists, this cleanser is extremely gentle and works to re-balance the skin. It has a very soothing feel and leaves my skin, feeling both cleansed and fresh.


2. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for ($23.49 at CVS)

This product contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by our bodies. It helps retain the skin’s moisture and aids in collagen repair, allowing skin to feel supple and refreshed.3. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($7.49 from CVS)

These blotting papers work wonders! While I do have very dry skin, my skin also gets oily on certain days. I didn’t learn until I got older that dry skin that’s prone to getting oily is a sign of chronic dehydration. If you struggle with this, drink plenty more water and make sure you’re moisturizing your skin!

4. Clearasil Ultra Overnight Spot Patches 18ct ($12.79 from CVS)

We have all had that one huge red pimple that we wish would just go away. By putting on these patches before bed, you will wake up with that pimple gone - or at least significantly less irritated and inflamed. I was always skeptical of acne patches like this, but these have really been lifesavers for me.

5. Bliss Makeup Melt Wipes: Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes, 30CT ($7.99 from CVS)

These super-soft makeup wipes that are extremely gentle on the skin, and are also super effective for taking off makeup. They can even get rid of waterproof makeup!