7 Drugstore moisturizers: My all-time favorites
Updated: May 30
Moisturizing is the first and best technique to keep our skin happy and healthy. Greek women used olive oil and beeswax as a moisturizer and especially an after bath treatment for dry skin. Since you wash your face morning and night, it’s a good idea to moisturize right after. In the a.m., opt for a light moisturizer. In the p.m., go for something heavier.
It is a non-negotiable skincare step for everyone from infants to older adults. Today I am going to share my favorite Moisturisers that I tried and tested for years. I can swear, these formulas will leave your skin feeling hydrated, soft, and glowing without sending you into slums. Below is the list of my trusted moisturizers.
1. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing lotion
This is a lightweight moisturizing body lotion that provides up to 24-hour hydration and helps protect the skin barrier. it contains 3 naturally occurring ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid which are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture.
Specifically formulated for sensitive skin and suitable for use on eczema-prone skin. It’s non-comedogenic (it won’t block your pores) oil-free, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free. Many celeb dermatologists and renowned beauty blogger recommend CeraVe products
2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer With SPF 15
This is one of my favorite moisturizers that I used during my cystic acne days and it always helps me to cope with my skin problems. it is Clinically tested hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so it does n't irritate skin or clog pores. In addition, it comes with SPF 15 so it helps to protect skin from UVA rays. It is very lightweight so good to use before applying makeup as it doesn't make your skin oily.
Dermatologists suggest it to people suffering from acne and skin issues. one bottle lasts me for up to 4 months if I use it regularly.
3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Dry Skin
This is one of my favorites nowadays and I use it religiously every day in a:m and p:m routine. It is an award-winning and best selling water-gel formula.
It quickly absorbs into the skin and keeps it hydrated for long hours. I wear it under my makeup as a primer some times because it has a velvety texture that keeps my skin smooth and glowing the same as Korean beauty. Including me, this moisturizer holds a worldwide fan base, who consider it as an alternate to famous Clinique 72 hr moisture surge.
Plus point, It is also alcohol-free so it is good for those who like to use Halal products.
4. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin
It is a lightweight and dual-action formula that moisturizes dry areas and controls oily shine at the same time. It provides softer, smoother skin and a natural matte finish that lasts all day. It is a dermatologist-tested formula and pocket friendly.
I am using it since 2016 as you have seen me using it in my IGTV videos many times. I also use it in Pakistan and Malaysia both and it works well in both kinds of weather.
5. Clean and Clear Essentials Moisturizer
This is the moisturizer that reminds me of my teen days. I used it throughout my school and early college days. I used it to keep it in my bag all the time.
It is a very lightweight formula that spread easily and absorbs into the skin within a minute. It does not feel like sitting on the skin, nor does it leave any kind of sheen behind.
It is pocket friendly and its fragrance is one of my favorite in the world
6. Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer
I have been using Nivea moisturizers since I was a kid. My mom put me onto this and it has been one of the best. This is a newly launched Light moisturizer that comes with vitamin E and works amazing for all skin types.
It is best for combination and oily skin as it not leave a sheen layer on face and absorb pretty quickly. It does not leave your skin feeling sticky and block your pores. It helps to keep you glowing and blends amazingly under makeup. Many celebrities swear by it and keep it in their vanity. It is budget-friendly and easily available all around the world and One jar of it will last you more than six month
7. Aveeno ABSOLUTELY AGELESS Daily Face Moisturizer With Sunscreen, SPF 30
Aveeno is a name that I believe all of us have known since our childhood and still own at least one of its products. It has a variety of products from age rewind to bb creams but I am a huge fan of its ABSOLUTELY AGELESS Daily Face Moisturizer With Sunscreen, SPF 30.
It is recommended by dermatologists and proven to boost elasticity and firmness, you’ll have younger-looking skin in as little as 1 week. What else you need from a moisturizer?
It contains blackberry extracts and vitamins C & E in it.
it has Antioxidant-rich and non-greasy formula that quickly absorbs into the skin without making it oily and provides an extra layer for sun protection as it is formulated with broad-spectrum SPE 40 sunscreen.
These 7 Moisturisers are used and tested by me from years and all of them are budget-friendly and easily available worldwide including Pakistan. I hope you will give them a try and thank me later for the suggestion. If you are already using one of them and agree on my suggestion, let me know in the comments.