Friday, June 6, 2008

my favorite drugstore beauty buys

i'm adding a new feature! my favorite drugstore beauty buys will cover...well, my favorite drugstore beauty buys!

i am fortunate enough to be able to try, and continue to use, some of the best higher priced products on the market, but you know what? i still use alot of products that can be found at the local drugstore. so, i've decided to share three every week with you.

so to start my first week:

Olay Complete All Day UV Defense Moisture Lotion-- i use the combination/oily formula, but it is also available in a normal, and a sensitive skin variety. it's oil-free and formulated with vitamins c & e to keep skin looking great. i love using a moisturizer with an spf (15), because some mornings there just isn't enough time to do every step separately. for those mornings, i throw this on my face (not literally, of course, but you know what i mean), add foundation, blush, mascara, and i'm out the door (lipgloss goes on in the car) .

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream-- i use this product everyday to keep it my hair soft and conditioned. because i have very thick, dryer hair, it is never a bad thing for me to add extra moisture between washings (when i always deep condition my hair). i use it at night before bed, and it is wonderful. it doesn't leave a heavy residue on my hair like a typical, needs-to-be-washed-out-in-the-morning leave-in conditioner does. i also love to use it as a quick fly-away taming product during the day.

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser-- it seems the older i get the more disciplined i need to be with my skin. i'm in my 20's (late), it wants to act out like i'm a teenager (ironically, i had practically no acne then). this cleanser keeps my skin in check. i don't always use it, but when i can feel the congestion in my face, and i want to cut it off quick, i reach for this salicylic acid wash-- infused with purifying eucalyptus and soothing lavender-- and the skin whips back into shape.

do you have any favorite drugstore products? share them in the comments!

have a fabulous weekend!


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Jennifer said...

Hey! I love this new feature! Great bargains! : )

Kandice said...

I'm with you on the Biore Ice Cleanser. I love that stuff. I love Olay Regenerist Night Cream as well. It's very moisturizing and not near as pricey as the high end brands.