by Lesley Kim

It’s rare for me to find beauty products that I absolutely love from the drugstore.  Usually, beauty products from a drugstore are purchased on a whim and regretted later.  I always think I should have spent just a little more for better quality products from the department stores.  I have found gems from the drugstore, and so I wanted to share 5 Great Beauty Products from a Drugstore.

Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream  $23.995 Great Beauty Products from a Drugstore

“Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream uses our exclusive amino-peptide complex, which combines Vitamin E, Pro-vitamin B5 and Olay moisture in a rich, non-greasy formula. It visibly regenerates skin’s appearance and intensely hydrates dry skin. Unique dispensing pump delivers a fresh, clean application every use. Suitable for everyday use for normal, dry, and combination skin,”  (www.walgreens.com)

I seriously love this cream! For about $24.00, this cream is a bargain and can easily hold up against expensive creams from department stores.  This cream does an amazing job hydrating my skin, and I feel like my skin looks younger.  For those who want an affordable cream, the Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream is a must try.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish $7.995 Great Beauty Products from a Drugstore

“Don’t settle for just color when you can get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle. Featuring the unique precision brush for flawless finish and patented Vita-Care Technology for advanced 10 day wear, more shine and nourishing care,” (www.walgreens.com)

The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish is a great, do it all nailpolish.  When I am in a rush to paint my nails, I usually go for the complete salon manicure. It dries quickly, retains its shine (no top coat needed), and when they are easily removed with nailpolish remover.  Best of all, it is Made in the USA, so i feel like it is better regulated against harmful chemicals.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara $9.99450 (2)

“Formula features 100% natural volumizing technology to dramatically maximize and intensify lash volume. Jumbo volumizing brush creates the ultimate full, thick and dramatic lashes instantly with ultra-soft plastic bristles. Formulated with OrganiSoy which moisturizes and helps nourish lashes and Eco-Olive that is a natural antioxidant which shields lashes from harsh environmental aggressors. 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic colors, synthetic fragrances, parabens. GMO and cruelty free,” (www.walgreens.com).

This mascara is my absolute must of the 5 Great Beauty Products from a Drugstore. It is natural, free of harsh chemicals, and actually does a great job as a mascara.  Physicians Formula often goes on sale, so when I can, I stock up on these Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara. 

T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Astringent $5.49450 (3)

“Gently cleanses and conditions skin without removing essential moisture. Relieves oily, irritated, red, damaged, blemished or inflamed skin.

  • Dermatologist recommended
  • 100% natural
  • For face and body
  • No artificial fragrances or dyes
  • No animal testing    Made in USA,” (www.walgreens.com)

T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Astringent is the toner of my choice.  I love that it is natural and inexpensive. I use this astringent after cleansing my face.

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks  $2.99450 (4)

  • “Create your own palette
  • All day wear

Available in 4 finishes & 30 shades,” (www.walgreens.com)

I purchased the Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks on a random drugstore run, selecting a few neutral tones in browns and dark purple. I was happily surprised to find that the pigments of these eye shadows were vibrant and long lasting.  I highly recommend this brand if you want to add new colors to you eye shadow collection. The cool thing about this eye shadow is that you can connect them to make your own customized palette.