Here at Poosh, we’re all for sharing skincare secrets and affordable products that are worth the hype. Today we’re highlighting the skincare items you can score the next time you hit up your local drugstore. Because friendly reminder, not all beauty products have to cost a pretty penny. Below, we’re breaking down the effective and affordable options to add to your everyday skincare routine. From purifying masks to gentle face cleansers, bookmark this clean(ish) list for your next trip to Target, CVS, or wherever you favor for over-the-counter medicine.
Indian Healing Clay
Wash It Out Gel Cleanser
Our editor, Michelle Scanga, swears by this cleanser. It’s gentle enough to rub around your eyes, yet strong enough to remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face.
Micellar water really works as a jack-of-all-trades, removing makeup and cleansing your skin. Luckily, this French pharmacy find is available in the States.
Lait-Creme Concentre 24-Hour Miracle Cream
Another French pharmacy favorite that we now have access to in local drugstores in the States. Embryolisse’s miracle cream is moisturizer that can double as a primer. It was a makeup artist secret for years before it became available stateside because it’s suitable for all skin types and it’s affordable.
Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream
Sarah Howard from Beauty Banter’s review: “I swear Weleda Skin Food is just as good as La Mer and a fraction of the price. It’s super thick, so I only use it in the coldest of weather, but I always recommend it for dry-skin friends who don’t want to spend a fortune on their face cream.”
African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Carbon Sheet Face Mask
Made with organic and natural ingredients, this charcoal detoxifying sheet mask is ideal for blemish-prone skin.
Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes
Yes to Cucumbers
For those nights where you just can’t deal with your full makeup-removing process and need a good face wipe.
Acne Pimple Patch
Reduce inflammation and visibility of pimples with these powerful patches made with 100% vegetarian ingredients.
Brightening Facial Scrub
Apply this paraben-free and vegan scrub to your face to exfoliate and brighten your skin.
Turmeric Spot Treatment
If you need a refresher on all the benefits of using turmeric, read this. We’re into this convenient spot-treatment stick from cocokind, which treats breakouts and evens out discoloration.