Multitasking moisturizers can be very expensive, but there are effective bargain options at your local drugstore.
While any beauty product has the potential to take a bite out of your bank account, some of the most expensive products are multitasking moisturizers.
Moisturizers that promise to hydrate, refresh, diminish fine lines and give your skin a glow typically come with a hefty price tag — but they don’t have to. Some of the best everyday moisturizers are hiding out at your local drugstore. Here are our top picks that are available at Bartell Drugs, Target, Amazon.com and the like, listed from most expensive to least.
Honest Beauty Even Brighter Everyday Moisturizer ($34). Brighten dull skin and even out skin tone with this moisturizer that features a blend of acerola cherry, barbary fig and green tea extracts, plus chamomile to calm troubled spots.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer ($32). If shine is an issue, this antioxidant-rich moisturizer targets oil while refining pores, leaving a matte finish.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer ($20). Yes, you can fight aging with a drugstore moisturizer. Olay’s Regenerist formula plumps skin while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles using hyaluronic acid and amino-peptides.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen ($12). Give your skin a healthy dose of hydration while protecting it from sun damage with this daily moisturizer and sunscreen. Natural light diffusers help give skin a glow, while a soy-based formula works to improve skin tone and battle dullness and brown spots.
Alba Hawaiian Refining Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer ($10). This tropical cocktail of aloe, green tea and antioxidants soothes and refreshes skin, leaving you with a more radiant complexion.
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer ($10). Made from organic ingredients, this shea-based moisturizer hydrates skin while balancing oily complexions with its formula of African black soap, tamarind extract and tea tree oil.
Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer ($8). This 99 percent natural formula absorbs sebum (acne-causing oil) to combat blemishes and breakouts.
E.L.F. Daily Hydration Face Moisturizer ($8). One of our favorite drugstore makeup brands serves up a simple yet effective moisturizer for healthy, nourished skin. Combining jojoba, aloe and cucumber with grape and orange antioxidants, the lightweight formula soothes dry and sensitive skin.
Nivea Creme Moisturizer ($2–$7). Go back to basics with this bargain formula that provides a hefty dose of hydration wherever you need it most.