The 5 Best Drugstore Products From Walmart, According to Derms
Sure, you can shell out copious amounts of money on expensive skincare products, but when it comes to really getting the job done, dermatologists confirm what we always hoped was true. “There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on skincare,” says Claire Chang, MD, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist. Instead, she recommends getting to know your skin and learning what ingredients work best for your specific needs. From there, you can make smart decisions when you’re in the skincare aisle—even when you’re at the drugstore.
Plenty of drugstore skincare products are just as potent as the flashy bottles sold by luxury brands. “Look at the ingredients. Don’t let labeling or marketing sway you,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. Instead, pay attention to the ingredients. For instance, if your skin is acne-prone or oily, look for products that contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid, according to Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD, a Miami-based dermatologist and founder of Dr. Loretta Skincare. Or if your skin is in need of hydration, keep an eye out for lipids and ceramides when scanning labels.
To make things as easy as possible, we asked dermatologists to recommend the best drugstore skincare products for all skin types, all conveniently available at Walmart. Here are five effective yet affordable skincare favorites—from lotions and gels to moisturizers and cleansing cloths—to try ASAP.