* 2018 was an innovative year for skin care
* Great options that won’t break the bank
* Choose from six Highly rated options
2018 was a busy year for drugstore skin care and beauty brands. Besides the sheer volume of products that were launched this year alone, the innovation and advancements that came with some of these products were truly exciting. And the best part of all this awesomeness is knowing you don’t have to mortgage your house to afford some of these luxuries.
We’ve rounded up a few of the best-selling drugstore skin care launches of 2018. These products are formulated with everything from good old baking soda to an ingredient which stems from the true legend of Asian tigers that would roll around in it to heal their battle wounds. These are truly superhero products that are all best-sellers because they work.
1. Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
Biore’s Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is a liquid daily cleanser that uses the powerful cleansing and exfoliating abilities of natural baking soda to penetrate pores and remove dirt, oil and impurities. In addition, it will gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, is pH balanced and oil-free.
2. Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil
Neutrogena’s Ultra Light Cleansing Oil completely cleans the skin and removes makeup while leaving no greasy residue. This lightweight formula contains a blend of good oils to attract and extract the bad oils and impurities on your skin, leaving it feeling soft and healthy. It is important to note that cleansing oils work differently than regular cleansers in that they are applied to dry skin, massaged in and rinsed off with water.
3. Differin Daily Cleanser
Acne-prone skin is no match for the Differin Daily Deep Cleanser. Developed by dermatologists, this daily cleanser is just as effective as products with higher amounts of benzoyl peroxide, but is less abrasive which means you get clearer skin with less redness and irritation. Containing 5% benzoyl peroxide, this unique dual action formula also works deep in pores to absorb excess oil while releasing a gentle moisturizer that won’t clog them.
4. L’Oreal Cicacream Face Moisturizer
The newest ingredient on the block is Centella Asiatica or tiger grass that when formulated for the skin is known to strengthen the skin’s barrier to shield it from internal and external aggressors. Legend has it that tigers used to roll in Centella Asiatica to help recover from battles and now L’Oreal has added it to their Cicacream Face Moisturizer. This is an intensive daily treatment that not only helps protect and repair the skin barrier but works to fight wrinkles to resist all visible signs of aging.
5. e.lf. Cosmetics Bubble Mask
e.l.f.’s Hydrating Bubble Face Mask is a hydrating gel formula that transforms into a bubble mask on the face and starts to fizz and foam to gently cleanse away dirt and clear out pores. Leave on the face for five to 10 minutes until bubbles begin to dissipate, remove with water and you will be left with a balanced, hydrated glow.
6. Olay Luminous Whip Moisturizer
The Olay Luminous Whip Moisturizer is a breakthrough and innovative moisturizer that is chockful of innovations. This formula that has all the power of a heavy cream but has been whipped into a formula that feels light as air without compromising potency and utilizes “Active Rush Technology” to transform from a cream to liquid on contact for instant absorption. This technology also delivers a rush of brightening ingredients and hydration that lasts all day. Your skin will be smooth, matte and shine-free while leaving a hydrated radiance without the shine.