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Best Drugstore Beauty Products

Skincare Linda Moran Evans, Beauty and Fashion Director

"If there's one thing I've learned from this job, it's to take care of my skin. No matter how tired or lazy I'm feeling, I always stick with my daily regimens. But I'm constantly on the lookout for some new favorites."

Best Drugstore Skincare
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James Worrell

  1. Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Hand Creme, $6
    I am obsessed with this hydrating potion—you just apply and go. My hands feel baby soft!
  2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar K, $27.50
    Yes, even at my age I'm still dealing with breakouts—but this gentle treatment is my secret weapon. A genius blend of vitamin A that smoothes and tightens my skin without irritation and salicylic acid to combat acne. I call it my terminator in a tube.
  3. Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer, $9
    My must-have self-tanner: It looks real, dries fast and has SPF 20. Who could ask for more? It makes me look like a golden goddess.
  4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 100, $12
    I think of this spray as my personal bodyguard; not only does it have the highest level of broad spectrum SPF available, it's truly light enough for everyday wear.
  5. RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream, $23
    My skin has always been sensitive to retinol, a top ingredient for treating wrinkles. But this slow-release formula prevents irritation and the effect is obvious— fine lines have noticeably faded.
  6. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30, $14
    Besides being derm recommended, the fragrance-free formula doesn't clog pores. The patented technology allows for a steady flow of ceramides and hyaluronic acid—in layman's terms means skin stays hydrated longer.
  7. Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush, $19
    Like magic, this lightly tinted moisturizer manages to make dark circles vanish with a sweep of the brush. Works like a charm on all skin types too.
  8. Dove GoFresh Rebalance Body Wash, $7
    I start my morning by cleansing with this thick, creamy body wash that soothes extremely dry skin like mine. (Even after I rinse off, its moisturizing effects are still doing their thing.) The subtle scent of ripe plum and sakura blossoms is calming—great for a hectic day ahead.
  9. Bio-Oil, $12
    The ultimate multitasker, it minimizes scars and stretch marks, smoothes uneven tone and nourishes dry, flaky skin. Loaded with vitamins A and E, and a combo of oils (calendula, lavender and rosemary) it somehow leaves no residue on skin. Sounds too good to be true—but it isn't.
  10. Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Brightening Facial Towelettes, $8
    Just one of these grimefighting towelettes singlehandedly removes a day's worth of dirt without any rinsing—promise! Infused with blueberry extracts (antioxidants that fight free radicals) and fruity acids for exfoliation, my skin looks brighter and feels fresher.

Originally published in the November 1, 2011, issue of Family Circle magazine.


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