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15 Drugstore Skin Care Products Editors Swear By

Take it from us — these products will save your skin and your wallet
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Have you ever heard that you shouldn't pinch pennies when it comes to skin care? That your face is one of your greatest investments? While these statements are based on good intentions, we're here to tell you that price isn't always the best indicator of a quality product. In fact, some of our most treasured skin care products come from the drugstore.

As beauty editors, we often get to try the crème de la crème of beauty products. There have been days we've thanked the heavens for the $600 luxury face cream that happens to fall into our eager hands. On the flipside, some of our favorite finds are the drugstore products that absolutely rock our world.

Read on as our editors share the drugstore cleansers, toners, creams, serums etc. that make a regular appearance in their skin care repertoire. These products will save you a pretty penny and make your skin just as clear, smooth and glowy than the more expensive guys. With all the money you'll save, think of all the drugstore makeup you'll be able to afford.

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Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity Facial Wash, $12
Being someone with combination skin, I'm always looking for products to sop up the oily spots without removing moisture from the dry ones. Soap & Glory just gets it right with their Soap and Clarity Facial Wash. First of all, the bottle is huge and lasts forever. It cleans my face perfectly, removes stubborn eye makeup and smooths my skin thanks to tiny, gentle scrubbing beads. The clean, minty, citrusy fragrance (reminiscent of a mojito) is inviting, and the gel feels tingly and refreshing on my skin — which is why I reach for it first thing in the morning as a pick-me-up. After repeated use, my skin is in perfect harmony — free from acne balanced with just the right amount of moisture. — Hannah Savin

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CeraVe Renewing Gel Oil, $23.99
When my skin's feeling especially parched, moisturizer doesn't always do the trick, but oils can feel overly heavy (I know, I'm like the Goldilocks of beauty products). During the moments I find myself in skin care limbo, I reach for CeraVe's Renewing Gel Oil. It dispenses with the consistency of a gel or serum, but upon contact with my skin, melts into a lightweight, but supernourishing oil. If I apply it before bed, I'm still be able to feel its benefits the next morning. What's more, it performs every bit as well as pricier gel-to-oil products, making it "just right" for my picky skin. — Mary Squillace

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Burt's Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $6
As if having sensitive skin weren't enough, I'm also #blessed with clinically dry eyes, which means anything that gets into my eyes burns — a lot. That's why I was super-impressed with these gentle and natural eye makeup remover pads. They don't irritate my eyes at all, no matter how long I keep them pressed against my lids. Just as importantly, they take off all of my eye makeup, including stubborn mascara — no rinsing or double-washing required. — Jill Provost

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful 4-in-1 Apple Cider Vinegar Foaming Clay Mask, $4.29
This multipurpose mask is perfect if you suffer from occasional breakouts. When I feel a flare up coming on, I apply the clay mask to my bare face and relax for 10 to 15 minutes to let it work its magic. The heavenly ripe apple scent is a plus. When you wash it off, the clay begins to foam, and you'll notice a slight grain that helps exfoliate as you go. The result is toned, glowy skin. And those pimples that were starting to form? They've gone buh-bye. — Hannah Savin

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