If you have yet to discover the skincare treasures housed in the aisles of your local drugstore, it's time to get acquainted. Filled with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and fruit extracts, the performance of these wallet-friendly formulas is giving our department store staples some stiff competition. Now that's what we call a cheap thrill.
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2. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb
Your skin will practically drink in this gel-cream hybrid, which is packed with a generous amount of hyaluronic acid, and won't feel heavy even on the most humid days.
Garnier | $13
3. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30
The addition of SPF 30 gives you armor against the sun's UV rays, while the skin-firming peptides fused with niacinamide means you don't have to go so hard with your contouring brush.
Olay | $24
4. L'Oreal Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cream
Infused with sheer, petal-toned pigments to mimic that healthy, post-yoga flush, one dollop will have the world seeing your complexion through rose-tinted glasses—or rather, Instagram's 1977 filter.
L'Oreal | $20
5. Lumene Glow Reveal Moisturizer
Paging Lady Macbeth: even the most stubborn spots are no match for the potent amount of vitamin C and arctic cloudberry mixed into this glow-enhancing cream.
Lumene | $25
7. Formula 10.0.6 Thirst No More Moisturizer
It's easy to wax poetic over the benefits of consuming watermelon—you eat, you drink, you wash your face. Combined with a side of apple extract and hyaluronic acid, everyone's favorite summer fruit can deliver that same intense hydration to your skin.
Formula 10.0.6 | $9