The Best Drugstore Drug Store Skincare Approved by Dermatologists

I spoke to my dermatologist and researched a little about drug store brands that are reliable and don't contain harmful ingredients such as alcohol. You don't have to break the bank for clear skin you just have to know your skin and apply products that help your skin type. 


Face Wash 

Clinically shown to provide intense hydration when used as part of the 5-step Burt's Bees Intense Hydration regimen. It's dermatologist tested, noncomedogenic and contains no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum.












Face Scrub

When looking for a scrub to polish your skin, "it's best to look for sea minerals or natural exfoliating fruit-based enzymes," confirms Dr. Lancer. Try slathering on Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub. It contains sea kelp and French green clay to detoxify and purify without dehydrating the skin.









Toner/Setting Spray 

Wake up your face with Evian Mineral Water Spray "to replenish moisture to the skin without leaving your face greasy or your makeup ruined," states Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Shereene Idriss of Union Square Dermatology.









All Burt's Bees moisturizers are fragrance-free, paraben free, and almost 100 percent natural right off the bat, meaning the chances of skin irritation are already virtually zilch. This moisturizer goes the extra mile to calm and soothe even the most sensitive skin. A blend of rice extract and aloe moisturize and soothe, while cotton extract supports skin's natural barrier function.













Pimple Be Gone 

Few OTC acne gels work as well as "Differin, the prescription-strength retinoid that has serious blemish banishing powers," says Beverly Hills Dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban. She recommends this tube, as it effectively clears and rejuvenates skin after just one use












All dermalogoists know that daily SPF is non-negotiable, which is why Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank swears by La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Mineral Ultra-light Sunscreen Fluid. "The lightweight oil-free formula is suitable for all different skin types, which makes it my go-to formula," he shares.