The Best Skin Care Products at the Drugstore

The best beauty products in the aisles, handpicked by Ellen Marmur, a dermatological surgeon in New York City and an associate clinical professor in both the department of dermatology and the department of genetics and genomic research at Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover


“You really shouldn't scrub the fragile eyelid area. This product takes off mascara and eye shadow right away, and the formula leaves skin moisturized. Hold a saturated makeup sponge over lids for 10 seconds before wiping to allow time to dissolve makeup.”

To buy: $5,

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask


“This gel-cream leave-on mask contains a great cocktail of anti-agers to rejuvenate skin as you sleep—the prime time for your skin to absorb ingredients. It feels cooling and soaks in quickly.”

To buy: $23,

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Burt's Bees Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream


“It’s rare to find a natural product that feels luxurious. This eye cream soothes tired and sensitive eyelids. I use it twice a day. My secret tip is to apply it around lips, too, to help prevent lines from forming.”

To buy: $20,

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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM


“My best hack for exfoliation: Use a rough washcloth with a dollop of night cream—like this one, with ceramides—to massage your face. You'll remove dead skin and moisturize in one step. I do it to my ankles, too.”

To buy: $14,

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Aquaphor Healing Ointment


“This is my classic cure for chapped lips, flaky skin areas, and cuticles. I keep sample sizes in every pocket and always travel with it. In a pinch, it's also a great eye-makeup remover.”

To buy: $13.50,

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Rickycare Dual-Tip 3D Blender


“Makeup artists love this super-soft sponge for blending foundation. I also love it for removing heavy eye makeup instead of a washcloth, because it's so gentle. Afterward, clean it with face wash and let dry.”

To buy: $10,

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