Best Beauty Buys: Drugstore Skincare Picks
Do the long aisles of skincare products at the drugstore leave you dizzy and unsure what to buy? Look no further. These are amazing products. How do I know? The person who picked them is an expert! I’m thrilled to share that this post was written by April Mae Monterrosa, a fellow Texas Latina blogger and a licensed cosmetologist and skincare pro with more than 20 years experience making women more beautiful. You can find out more about her (and book an appointment – I highly recommend her facials!) on her site ShineBeautifully.me
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash
This soap-free gentle cleanser is safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive skins. It is hypoallergenic, will not clog your pores, and not only thoroughly washes away dirt and oil, but it’s also a great makeup remover. It even removes waterproof eye makeup and will not sting your eyes. It comes in a easy to use pump bottle and the cleanser is a clear gel that lightly lathers when you mix it with water in your hands. This cleanser is also great for those of you that do not like strong fragrances since it’s practically unscented.
Yes to Cucumber Eye Gel
I absolutely love how this eye gel feels; as soon as you apply it on your skin it instantly feels cool and fresh. This eye gel soothes and calms puffiness, brightens dark circles, and also firms up your eye area. It’s great for all skin types as well as sensitive skins and the scent is about as close to having real cucumbers on your eyes.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
One of the best over the counter moisturizers I’ve used so far. It’s a light weight creamy get that instantly hydrates your skin. The secret ingredient in this gel cream is hyaluronic acid which gives your skin an extra boost of moisture. Hyaluronic acid is usually found in expensive serums. This moisturizer can be used as a day or night cream, best when applied on your face to down to your neck, and does not leave an oily residue on the skin. The gel cream is especially good for very dry, dehydrated skin types.
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Mask
Just like our hair needs a weekly moisture treatment, so does our skin. This intense hydrating mask replenishes your skin, helps your skin retain moisture, and feel supple and smooth. I found that using this mask around my eye area was like getting an eye treatment at the same time. This mask can be used on all skin types and is great to use weekly during the cooler seasons.