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.

1

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

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“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, jet.com.

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2

Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask

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“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, walmart.com.

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3

Burt's Bees Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream

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“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, target.com

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4

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM

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“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, ulta.com.

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5

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

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“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, jet.com

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6

Rickycare Dual-Tip 3D Blender

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“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, rickysnyc.com.

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