11 Ultra-Affordable Drugstore Products Recommended by Dermatologists

Jul 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Drugstore Products Recommended by Dermatologists
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If you’re new to a multistep routine, choosing the right skin care products can be downright nerve-wracking. Even after searching the web for hours for the best cleanser, there seem to be dozens of answers, and how on Earth do we know what even works on our specific skin type?! 

Thankfully, we have skin experts, aka dermatologists and aestheticians. Long story short: When we’re in a skin rut or trying to tackle a pesky concern like blemishes or excess oil, these pros know the ins and outs for all complexions. And while you may see them recommend products with high price tags, they also know how to care for skin on a budget.

We touched base with a few skin geniuses to see exactly how they shop the drugstore aisles for those common but necessary products, like cleanser and a dependable night cream. See their top picks, all under $50, ahead.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /11: Cleanser: Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser

Aveeno Positively Radiant Bright Cleanser
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1/11 :Cleanser: Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser

2 /11: Toner: Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner
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2/11 :Toner: Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

3 /11: Exfoliator: Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub

Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub
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3/11 :Exfoliator: Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub

4 /11: Serum: Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum

Avene A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
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4/11 :Serum: Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum

5 /11: Moisturizer: CeraVe Moisturizing Face Lotion with Sunscreen

CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Face Lotion with SPF 30
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5/11 :Moisturizer: CeraVe Moisturizing Face Lotion with Sunscreen

6 /11: Acne Treatment: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication

Clean & Clear Persa-Gel10 Acne Medication
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6/11 :Acne Treatment: Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication

7 /11: Retinol: Differin Acne Treatment Gel

Differin Acne Treatment Gel
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7/11 :Retinol: Differin Acne Treatment Gel

8 /11: SPF: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
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8/11 :SPF: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

9 /11: Eye Cream: Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Eye Transforming Cream
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9/11 :Eye Cream: Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Cream

10 /11: Night Cream: RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Night Face Cream
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10/11 :Night Cream: RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

11 /11: Face Mask: Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Detox Peel-Off Mask
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11/11 :Face Mask: Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off Mask