DRUG STORE FAVORITES: SUMMER 2017

We round up our fave drug store all-stars below. We love these items because they’re great for all skin types and don’t break the bank. Of course, we had to share them with our readers!

Peace + Love,
Bex and Mila

 

 

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Nyx Whipped Lip and Cheek Souffle in Plush

This formula is matte light and fluffy with a super soft and creamy pigment that packs an impressive punch for such a small price tag. On the lips it is very bright, but a small dab on the cheeks creates a subtle and natural flush using minimal product. With an average review of 4.5 out of 5, it’s become a favorite. -Bex


 

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Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

​After a long drawn out battle with acne I saw a dermatologist and she suggested using a gentle cleanser and micellar water to clean my face – that’s it, nothing fancy. My dermatologist explained that micellar water has the power to clean out pores and prevent breakouts, but doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils causing aging. I was sold. After several trials of which was the best, Simple is my tried and true. It holds up to pricier brands so this will forever be part of my routine. -Bex

After my in-depth micellar water experiment (read Part 1 and Part 2 here!) I concluded that Simple was the best bang for your buck. I don’t love it quite as much as my department store fave, but at this price point, you can’t go wrong.  -Mila


 

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Recommended by my dermatologist over any other brand. I prefer the gentle formula over regular because I have extremely sensitive skin. -Bex

I might try every skincare serum, moisturizer, and eye creme under the sun, but I always cleanse with Cetaphil. I generally prefer the Gentle version in winter and the Daily cleanser in summer (for obvious reasons), but I always keep extras of both in case one runs out! It gets the job done and is recommended by almost everyone. ​-Mila 


 

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Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

Using this all-natural toner is definitely a step you want to add to your evening skincare routine. The witch hazel helps rebalance your skin and eliminates any leftover makeup residue. It’s also super refreshing and the bottle last forever! Oh – and it’s been an InStyle “Best Beauty Buys” award-winner since 2013 and won the 2016 SELF Beauty Award for Best Moisturizing Toner. -Mila