By Jacquline Samaroo  

You don’t have to break the bank to take care of your skin. There are plenty of affordable and EFFECTIVE options available that work just as well, if not better than, the high-priced brands everyone is clamoring over. 

Here are a dozen drugstore finds that are easy on your pocket but fully up to the task of helping you achieve the healthy, clear skin you’re after. 

  1. Face Oil

Honest Beauty Magic Organic Beauty Facial Oil 

With no added fragrance or dye, this lightweight face oil moisturizes dry skin while nourishing it with the natural goodness of avocado, jojoba, and sunflower oils. 

  1. Face Wash

Cetaphil Foaming Facial Cleanser 

Affordable skincare is in each pump of this gentle cleanser. It is formulated with skin conditioners to soften as it removes dirt, oil and makeup. 

  1. Toner

Bioré Witch Hazel Toner 

This toner combines the acne-fighting ability of both witch hazel and salicylic acid. It removes oils, tightens pores, and reduces inflammation, all while working toward helping you achieve clear skin. 

  1. Hydrating Mist

Pacifica Coconut Essence Hydro Mist 

Coconut and caffeine make this hydrating mist a good way to invigorate your skin while revitalizing your situation with its pick-me-up scent. 

  1. Scrub

Clean & Clear Watermelon Juicy Scrub 

Here is yet another affordable skincare product from one of the most recognizable names in the industry. This scrub exfoliates, removes oils, and hydrates, leaving behind a refreshing watermelon scent. 

  1. Sunscreen

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 

Sun exposure can damage any type of skin. With this water-resistant gel lotion, you get oodles of sun protection plus up to 8 hours of hydration. 

  1. Acne Treatment

Differin Gel 

This prescription-strength retinoid is well-known for its anti-acne abilities. It helps to prevent flare-ups and treat existing breakouts. 

  1. Moisturizer for Oily Skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat 

Coming from one of the most highly recommended beauty brands, this oil-free mattifying moisturizer can do double duty as a primer on acne-prone skin. 

  1. Sheet Mask for Aging Skin

Freeman Firming Hydrogel Mask 

Blue marine algae and peptides account for the anti-aging properties of this luxurious sheet mask. It brightens, firms, and plumps up skin for a more youthful look. 

  1. Skin Booster

Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shots 

This vitamin loaded skin booster comes in three formulations: Brightening, Hydrating, and Time-Restoring. Use each on its own or combine them to suit your skin’s needs. 

  1. Facial Treatment/Oil Cleanser

S.W. Basics Oil Serum 

This oil serum has just four ingredients (avocado, coffee, geranium, and turmeric oils) but it’s loaded with vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to clean and nourish your skin. 

  1. Brightening Serum

Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Infusion Drops 

The combination of soy and kiwi leaves you with clear skin that glows. It works well on its own or you may choose to add a little to your moisturizer. 

No matter your skin care needs, there’s a budget-friendly drugstore product to meet all of them! Let us know in the comments which bargain product is your fave!  

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