As much as I love my expensive skincare, I do love a good drugstore or pharmacy staple. When you can get an amazing moisturiser/serum/face wash/eye cream that is just as good as the pricier counterparts, why not take advantage of that? In fact, I would dare to say some of the formulas are even better than the more expensive options. Personally, I’m about 50/50 when it comes to my collection of high street and “designer” skincare products. I like to mix and match, and I’m always updating my rotation with new finds. For example, some days, I could use a drugstore makeup remover, daily moisturiser, and face wash but will apply a £126 vitamin C serum. It’s all about a balance, right?
But I understand it can get a little overwhelming when you’re shopping the aisles of Boots because there are so many brands and options. To help, I polled a bunch of dermatologists and got a list of their favourite drugstore buys. Here’s what they would recommend over and over.