15 Drugstore Skincare Products That Are Just As Good as High End

From creams to cleansers and scrubs, get all your bases covered for almost the same price as one high-end product!

If you’ve been spending a fortune on your skincare regimen, start saving those dollars and take a trip to your local drugstore. There are so many great Dermatologist-recommended products that won’t cost you an arm and leg, and work just as well as their high-end counterparts.

From creams to cleansers and scrubs, get all your bases covered for almost the same price as one high-end product; now that’s a bargain! Take a look at 15 drugstore skincare products that are just as good as high end below and get glowing.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser – $13.57

If you talk to any Dermatologist about drugstore products, Cetaphil Gentle skin Cleanser is likely one of the most recommended. This face wash is mild, oil-free, fragrance-free, and noncomedogenic so it works for all skin types, especially sensitive.

Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme – $9.99

The original all-purpose moisturizer by Nivea is an amazing staple to have in your cosmetic bag. You can literally use it anywhere including your face. It’s perfect for dry spots or irritated skin and has been around for such a long time because it works!

Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub – $15.99

This Pore Refining Scrub by Burt’s Bees is not only affordable, it’s also 99% natural and is Dermatologist tested of course. If you’re looking to stay away from chemicals, the whole Burt’s Bees line is a great drugstore alternative.

Clean And Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment – $11.49

You probably remember the Clean And Clear Advantage commercials from your teen years, and while your acne may not be puberty driven anymore, this tried and true spot treatment will still get the job done with adult acne or any kind of blemish.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water Makeup Remover – $8.47

Who doesn’t like a good all-in-one product?! Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water removes makeup AND cleanses all in one go. Not to mention this product has a 5-star review out of 6,895 reviews on Walmart.ca; the people don’t lie.

Pond’s Normal or Dry Skin Cold Cream – $9.99

With a $9.99 price tag on Pond’s Cold Cream, it’s an obvious bargain. This product has been around for a while and works famously for normal to dry skin. It’s definitely worth trying out if you have less finicky or oily skin.

Pond’s Evening Soothe Facial Towelette – $9.99

Face towelettes are essential for those nights where you’re feeling lazy AF and taking your makeup off is a far stretch. While face wipes are usually expensive, Pond’s Evening Soothe Facial Towelette comes with 28 wipes for only $9.99.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel – $17.97

Quench your skin with Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel. Usually, face masques and gels of this sort come with a hefty price tag, but you can trust that Neutrogena’s more affordable version works just as well according to 1003 reviewers on Walmart.ca.

Aquaphor Lip Repair – $6.46

While you might not recognize the brand or name, you’ll definitely recognize the packaging. This stuff really does work wonders on dry lips and lasts an eternity. Forget about expensive lip balms and stock up on this guy.

Pixi skintreats Glow Tonic – $20

It’s not out of the ordinary for a serum or tonic to be upwards of $100, but Pixi skin treats’ Glow Tonic, available at Shoppers Drugmart is only $20 and has rave reviews. Picking this tonic over a high-end brand seems like a no-brainer.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum – $23.99

Neutrogena is here to save the day with another serum that you can actually afford. This product is packed with hyaluronic acid; ask any Dermatologist and they’ll tell you it’s one of the top ingredients for supple and moisturized skin.

St.Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub – $4.57

If you don’t exfoliate on a weekly basis, get on it as it’s an integral part of any skincare regime. St.Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub is an amazing dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and noncomedogenic product. The best part is it only costs $4.57!

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – $39.99


When you’re in your late to mid-twenties, it’s a good idea to start thinking about using anti-aging products. However, rather than spending big bucks, a good place to start is with Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream; it won Allure’s 2008 Reader’s Choice Award for the best drugstore anti-aging product.

Cetaphil SPF 15 Daily Facial Moisturizer – $13.78

Another great product by Cetaphil is their SPF 15 Daily Facial Moisturizer. All dermatologists will tell you the importance of using SPF on your face. Save some dollars and get this affordable moisturizer that already has it built into the product.

Olay Deep Hydrating Eye Gel – $38.99

Similar to serums, eye creams and gels usually don’t come cheap, but Olay’s Deep Hydrating Eye Gel is priced fairly. This product is loved by Shoppers Drugmart reviewers, with one customer claiming they felt a difference in skin quality in only three days.

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