Moisturizing is a non-negotiable skincare step if you want to maintain happy and healthy skin. As a result, we go through moisturizers faster than you can say hydration! Which is why we love these purse-friendly drugstore moisturizers. These formulas will leave your skin feeling hydrated, soft, and supple without breaking the bank. You can thank us later!
For Glass Skin Goals: Sweet Chef Superfood + Vitamins Moisture Boost, $19
If K-beauty had a motto, it would be something like ‘hydration is everything,’ which is why this moisturizer from Korean skincare brand Sweet Chef is the real deal. Not only does it improve moisture levels, but the whipped formula is also infused with superfoods to amp up your glow game.
Boasting pore-refining beetroot, moisturizing kale, brightening ginger, and a blend of vitamin A, B, and C this will leave your skin softer, smoother, and energized. The inkey list doesn’t stop there: Reishi Mushroom, Chia Seeds, Spirulina, Ginseng, and Red Algae work overtime to heal and soothe dry skin. We’ve been using it religiously for three weeks and our skin is already brighter and feels more supple.
For Oily Skin: The Inkey List Zinc Moisturizer, $11.50
This lightweight hydrating moisturizer is enriched with zinc and hyaluronic acid to protect and hydrate your skin. That’s not all: the formula combines chemical and mineral sunscreen to offer SPF 50 protection, making it the ultimate morning moisturizer. We love it as it doesn’t leave a white cast like other sunscreens nor does it leave your skin feeling greasy. It also wears well underneath makeup, which is super important for makeup addicts like us! After using it regularly, we even noticed that it kept our oily skin under control. In case you didn’t know, a lot of derms actually suggest taking zinc supplements to keep oil production at bay, and the topical zinc in this moisturizer had a similar effect!
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For All Skin Types: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $14.50
According to celeb dermatologist, Dr. Lancer “CeraVe products are good for everyday use. They’re simple, not targeted therapy, reliable, and inexpensive.” And this moisturizer is the perfect example. The cream is infused with hyaluronic acid and ceramides that help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier so it can retain moisture more effectively. It also contains MVE technology; a patented delivery system that continually releases moisturizing ingredients for 24-hour hydration. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types; from sensitive to oily skin as it’s non-comedogenic (it won’t block your pores) oil-free, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free.
For Sensitive Skin: Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream, $15
This lightweight cream is a cocktail of glycerin and sodium hyaluronate (aka a form of hydrating hyaluronic acid) to help your skin simultaneously draw in and retain moisture. Aloe leaf juice and green tea provide a surge of protective antioxidants to soothe inflammation and fight damaging free radicals. It has a jelly-like texture that absorbs almost instantly, leaving your skin feeling super smooth.
For Mature Skin: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer, $29
This iconic cream has been hydrating and firming faces for decades! The scientifically backed formula is filled with some of the most impactful anti-aging ingredients like vitamin B3, amino acid peptides, and hyaluronic acid, which are designed to penetrate the skin 10 layers deep. It also boasts niacinamide to protect the skin against free radicals that destroy collagen, while the peptides help rebuild the skin and encourage anti-aging by hydrating and restoring the skin. The bottom line? If you’re looking for an effective anti-aging cream without a crazy price-tag, this is for you.
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