Winter Is Coming: Drugstore Options

Lord loves a thrifty woman! The gap between the quality of products found in drugstores vs. department stores has narrowed. So have the price points. I perused a local CVS to find some great natural (and not – so – natural) options to make your winter skincare routine effective, protective and easy. I wasn’t thrilled with natural options at this location. Most were geared towards acne – prone skin and I was suspect regarding their effectiveness.

All should work well; please keep in mind natural products  won’t show results as rapidly. Remember, with any OTC (over-the-counter) skincare product, the maximum results are within six – eight weeks. If you’re seeking more dramatic results, discuss treatment options with your dermatologist.

Garnier Clean + Cleansing Oil

I wondered when facial oils would appear on drugstore shelves. Too bad this one us a dud. Only leathery skin or furniture should try this. Mineral and corn oil are the first two ingredients! Even if you only use this to remove makeup, it’s quite heavy for daily use.

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Neutrogena Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

There’s good news om this trip and it’s finding a drugstore brand offering a product not preservative-laden and cheap ingredients. This seems to be a strong contender to more expensive facial oils that are all the rage right now.

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Neutrogena Body Oil

Speaking of oil, this perennial works wonders on dry skin. Too bad there’s parabens in it to extend shelf life. Still, there’s much worse out there.

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La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Sunscreen Fluid

Receiving beauty awards galore, it’s a good multitasker for oilier skin types: simply use as your moisturizer and sunscreen for daytime. You certainly can add an anti-aging or oil control serum underneath.

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The links for these all contain ingredients, so do your homework to see if they’re going to work with your routine. Next up, department-store options!

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