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 gone ahead and 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, cruelty-free and sustainable products and packaging, and giving back to charity. Enjoy!
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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.
Best Drugstore Face Moisturizers
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 face 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 brightens skin, works perfectly under makeup, and is ideal for any skin type. Head to our store locator to find it on the shelves near you.
Then, there's Andalou Naturals' CannaCell Dreamy Night Cream, a potent, antioxidant-rich evening cream that nourishes tired skin while you sleep. It's 98 percent naturally derived, vegan, and gluten and cruelty-free. Andalou Naturals also has options developed specifically for men, too.
Best Drugstore Body Moisturizer
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 Serums
When it comes to the best drugstore serums, we're pretty confident our Nectar of the C is the one to beat! It's enriched with 15% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a gentle form of vitamin C that is stable and less likely to irritate. Pair that with vitamin E, organic jojoba and aloe, and ferulic acid, and you've got yourself a goddess-worthy glow.
And from a company that knows its way around a good retinol-based concoction, RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Daily Serum is a fast-acting formula with retinol that stays active for up to twelve hours. It's designed not to irritate and does wonders to reduce the appearance of large pores and lines.
Best Drugstore Face Oil
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
For those who love simple, effective, and wholesome toners, our Rose and Shine rose water toner contains only two ingredients — distilled water and rose flower oil. Being free of alcohol and additives allows it to deliver the perfect amount of hydration without messing with your skin barrier, all the while controlling excess oil and minimizing the look of pores.
Thayer's has been around since the 1800s, so they know a thing or two about the skincare game. Their Rose Petal Facial Toner is alcohol-free and uses witch hazel grown on an exclusive family farm in Connecticut. Its cleanses, tones, and hydrates all at once.
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
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.
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.
We wouldn't leave the rest of your body hanging, which is why we've included the Seaweed Bath Co.'s Hydrating Eucalyptus and Peppermint Body Wash. With an invigorating scent that's sure to wake you and your skin up, this calming vegan body wash harnesses the power of sustainably harvested Maine seaweed with over 65 vitamins and minerals.
Best Drugstore Masks
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 cleanses, nourishes, and protects. This rich, florally-scented mask is the perfect indulgence. And you lived happily ever after.
For a little bubbly, Cake Beauty's Baby Skin Bubble Facial is both fun and effective. This bubbling mask energizes, clarifies, and lightly exfoliates for deeply cleansed, glowing skin with a baby soft feel. This one is perfect for those on the go because it only requires about three minutes.
Best Drugstore Sunscreen
Remember when you were a kid and your parents slathered you with funky-smelling, thick, streaky sunscreen that never seemed to rub in completely? Those days are (thankfully) over thanks to lightweight options like Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum. With an SPF of 100+ and a non-greasy, quick-absorbing texture, you can spend all day in the sun without worry.
Best Drugstore Deodorant
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.