True or false: you can only get high-quality, nourishing skin products from high-end boutiques and beauty stores. Drumroll, please...
Over the years, good skincare has become synonymous with sky-high prices, but just because something is expensive doesn't always mean it's better. While you can definitely discover promising products from luxe boutiques and brands, there are often drugstore counterparts that are just as decadent and effective while being much more affordable.
It's no secret that sometimes lovers of skincare and beauty products can get a little carried away with things like whipped textures, picture-perfect packaging, and never-heard-of-before exotic ingredients. And there's nothing wrong with that! But let's not forget about the unsung heroes lining many drugstore shelves that are wallet-friendly and nutritive, feel great, and are effective as all get out.
We've gathered some of the best drugstore superstars out there, with an eye for brands that share our Fleur & Bee values. That means quality ingredients and botanicals and a focus on sustainability. All our recommendations are 100% vegan and cruelty-free!
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Main Takeaways: You can find high-quality, affordable skin care at the drugstore. We’ve included a list of our favorite drugstore finds.
Good to Know: You can find Fleur & Bee’s products at Rite Aid.
Recommended Products: So Clean! Facial Cleanser, Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner, Just Dew It Hydrating Serum, Nectar of the C Vitamin C Serum, Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream, Crème de la Cream Brightening Moisturizer, H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer, and Prince Charcoal Detox Mask.
Best Drugstore Face Moisturizers
1. Fleur & Bee: Crème de la Cream
Surprise! If you didn't know that Fleur & Bee products have been sitting pretty in Rite Aid beauty aisles, then you're in for a treat. Our Crème de la Cream brightening moisturizer is an affordable, naturally nourishing cream that delivers the perfect amount of moisture with no bad stuff like parabens, GMOs, silicones, and sulfates. It helps to brighten skin with Vitamin C, works perfectly under makeup, and is ideal for any skin type.
2. Fleur & Bee: H2 Oh Yeah
If you are looking for an ultra-hydrating face cream, our H2 Oh Yeah hydrating moisturizer was made for you. Rich in hyaluronic acid and botanical ingredients such as sea buckthorn oil and jojoba oil to moisturize and restore hydration to your skin, H2 Oh Yeah can also be found on the shelves of Rite Aid. Head to our store locator to find both products on the shelves near you.
Best Drugstore Body Moisturizer
3. Aveeno: Creamy Moisturizing Oil
If you're looking to give the rest of your body some love, Aveeno's Creamy Moisturizing Oil is the way to go. Made with a trio of oat, sweet almond, and sesame oils, it absorbs quickly to lock in moisture fast. This non-greasy formula boasts a subtle, calming fragrance and leaves you feeling buttery smooth.
Best Drugstore Eye Creams
4. Fleur & Bee: Eyes Eyes Baby
We are unabashedly proud that our Eyes Eyes Baby eye cream is our best-selling product, and for good reason! Rich with 18 nourishing ingredients, such as squalane to nourish and caffeine to perk up the skin, our eye cream will help you diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help reduce puffiness. This clean beauty skincare staple can be found on the shelves of Rite Aid.
5. Honest Beauty: Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream
For those looking to treat and cover up dark circles, Honest Beauty Bright Eyes Tinted Eye Cream is formulated with a bit of pearly tint to instantly brighten up the eye area while infusing your skin with hydrating ingredients.
Best Drugstore Serums
6. Fleur & Bee: Nectar of the C
When it comes to the best drugstore serums, we have two effective and affordable options for you. Nectar of the C is a skin-brightening serum enriched with 10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a gentle form of vitamin C that is stable and less likely to irritate your skin. Pair that with vitamin E, organic jojoba, and aloe, and you've got yourself a goddess-worthy glow.
7. Fleur & Bee: Just Dew It
Want to plump and hydrate your skin with natural antioxidants? Just Dew It hydrating serum is the hyaluronic acid serum you’ve been waiting for. Featuring prickly pear seed oil, sea buckthorn oil and squalane, this hydrating serum will instantly revitalize dry, dehydrated skin & help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Best Drugstore Face Oil
8. Burt's Bees: Facial Oil With Rosehip Seed Extract
Known for nutrient-rich ingredients that help support strong and healthy skin, Burt's Bees Facial Oil With Rosehip Seed Extract is a concentrated blend of rosehip, jojoba, and evening primrose oils. That means it's packed with nutritive fatty acids and vitamins. We also love that the company champions sustainable sourcing and uses recyclable packaging.
Best Drugstore Toners
9. Fleur & Bee: Rose and Shine
For those who love simple, effective, and wholesome toners, our Rose and Shine rose water toner contains only a handful of essential ingredients, including rose hydrosol and glycerin to soothe and hydrate your skin. Being free of alcohol and additives allows it to deliver the perfect amount of hydration without interrupting your skin barrier.
10. THAYERS: Witch Hazel Facial Toner
Have sensitive skin and can’t use products containing rose? Try an unscented toner containing witch hazel, a natural antioxidant that helps to control oil production. Thayer's has been around since the 1800s, so they know a thing or two about the skincare game. Their Unscented Witch Hazel Facial Toner is alcohol-free and uses witch hazel grown on an exclusive family farm in Connecticut. It also includes aloe vera to soothe and hydrate your skin.
11. Sweet Chef: Ginger Kombucha + Vitamin D Chill Mist
Vegan brand Sweet Chef uses a wide range of skin-loving vitamins and veggies in their products and their Ginger Kombucha + Vitamin D Chill Mist is no exception. Rich with probiotics and made to brighten and revive dull skin, it's free of synthetic dyes and fragrances and Leaping Bunny certified — just like us!
Best Drugstore Cleansers
12. Fleur & Bee: So Clean!
For a satisfying clean that doesn't make your face feel like it's being pulled tight, our So Clean! is potent, yet gentle. Formulated for all skin types and bursting with natural botanicals like rosemary and aloe, this lightly foaming cleanser washes away makeup and dirt while protecting and balancing your skin.
13. Essano: Hydrating Rosehip Gel Foaming Cleanser
New Zealand brand Essano also champions plant power with their Hydrating Rosehip Gel Foaming Cleanser. It's soap-free and combines active natural New Zealand botanicals like harakeke and mamaku with cold-pressed rosehip oil to wash without stripping away your natural oils.
14. Dr. Bronner's: Castile Soap
We wouldn't leave the rest of your body hanging, which is why we've included the Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. A classic cleanser that has been around for decades, we love this for anything from your hair to your hands. Biodegradable, vegan and cruelty free, this made for everything soap is concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way!
Best Drugstore Masks
15. Fleur & Bee: Prince Charcoal Detox Face Mask
The prince of your dreams has been hiding away in a drugstore all this time — who knew? We're talking about our Prince Charcoal Detox Face Mask, which detoxifies, nourishes, and protects, leaving your complexion feeling super smooth. This rich, naturally floral-scented mask is the perfect indulgence. Live happily ever after when you spend 8-10 minutes every few days with this charming coconut charcoal & clay mask.
16. Peach Slices: Hydrating Mask
Our favorite drugstore sheet mask is the super-affordable, yet effective Peach Slices Hydrating Mask . We love a travel-friendly mask that you can take and use anywhere, and this 100% natural cotton sheet mask does not disappoint! Soaked in antioxidant rich thyme and morning calm flower, simply apply this sheet mask to clean skin and allow yourself 15-25 minutes of “me time” as your skin drinks up these botanical extracts, leaving it refreshed and rehydrated.
Best Drugstore Sunscreen
We’ve said it before, and we will say it many, many more times- wearing sunscreen should be a crucial part of your daily skin care routine. But that doesn’t mean that great sun protection needs to break the bank! Here are two sunscreen options for your face that we give two thumbs up:
17. Alba Botanica: Facial Sunscreen SPF 45
Many sunscreens are full of chemicals that are harmful to both your boday and the environment. Alba Botanica Facial Sunscreen SPF 45 is free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals that are commonly-found in sunscreen. This lightweight, hypo-allergenic broad spectrum facial SPF is also free of synthetic fragrances.
18. Bare Republic: Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Face Lotion
Want a completely chemical-free, mineral-based facial sunscreen but worried about whitecast? Try Bare Republic Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Face Lotion, which protects your precious skin using zinc oxide. It’s non-greasy, with a matte-finish, and its slight tint both protects you skin and leaves you with a naturally silky smooth finish. Bare Republic sunscreens are also reef-friendly and fragrance-free.
Best Drugstore Deodorant
19. Schmidt's: Natural Stick Deodorants
Bonus! Finding a reliable deodorant that isn't packed with gross chemicals can feel like an impossible task. That's why we like Schmidt's Natural Stick Deodorants, which come in award-winning, unisex fragrances like Bergamot and Lime and Rose and Vanilla. Only a small amount is needed to fight odor for 24 hours, and the gentle and nourishing ingredients won't irritate.
We know that walking through a drugstore in search of amazing skincare products can be daunting. There's a lot to choose from on those shelves! We hope this collection of effective and indulgent drugstore skincare products will help you navigate those aisles with confidence. Your wallet and skin will thank you.
And whenever you're looking for reliable, nutrient-rich skincare products that really work, Fleur & Bee will always be there for you. Our entire line of all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare products are sourced, made, and packaged sustainably — and we'll never change that.
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