Favorite Drugstore Makeup Removal and Skincare Products

Hello lovelies! I thought I would share with you the products I use in my skincare routine. Everything I use is from the drugstore. I have oily/combo skin-my t-zone gets very oily and the area around my jawline is dry and sensitive. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a skincare product that helps with my oily skin, so if any of you have any suggestions I would love to know. These products just help keep my skin clean and moisturized, and they don’t break the bank.
Makeup Removal

Neutrogena eye makeup remover: This is a two layer makeup remover so you have to give it a good shake to get it mixed up. I buy the mega-size CVS brand of this and it works just as well as the name brand. It doesn’t feel greasy and removes all types of eye makeup well. It does leave a little residue behind but I find it feels moisturizing on my eyelids.

Kirkland Makeup Wipes 11.99/150 wipes: For days when I’m feeling lazy, these cheapie wipes from Costco do the job. They come in a big box, so you can definitely split them with a friend or family member if you don’t want that many. They are wet enough and remove makeup well.
Garnier Clean + Nourishing Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin- 4.2 fl oz
Garnier Cleansing Oil $7.99: This is best when I’m wearing a lot of makeup that day. The oils help break down the makeup fairly well. I’ll usually follow with the Cetaphil cleanser to remove any residue. It doesn’t totally remove eye makeup but helps loosen it enough that it comes off easier when I use the Neutrogena eye makeup remover. I haven’t experienced any clogged pores or breakouts with this. The only complaint I have is that the pump can sometimes leak randomly.

Cetaphil Cleanser $11.99: On lighter makeup days, this does the trick. It’s gentle on my skin and removes light makeup well. It doesn’t do as well with heavy makeup.

Cerave Moisturizing Cream $15.99: I use this at night and I love it. It’s definitely a thick cream but it sinks into my skin so well and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It makes my skin feel nice and soft 🙂 It’s a tad pricy but you don’t need much for your face, so the tub lasts a long time. Cerave products contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which are great for your skin. This is targeted towards normal to dry skin, but I personally think any skin type could use this. It’s great for the colder months when your skin needs the extra moisture.

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30: This lotion is on the thicker side but it sinks into my skin well, and it of course contains the needed SPF for daytime. This is on the pricy side for the size of the bottle (3 oz), but I have yet to find a day moisturizer I like better than this one so I’ll just suck it up for now and keep an eye out for coupons. This is also targeted to normal to dry skin, but I think any skin type would get along fine with it.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Polishing Mask, Charcoal & Black Sugar- 6 fl oz
Freeman Facial Polishing Mask Charcoal & Black Sugar $3.99: I use this as an exfoliant instead of a mask in the shower. It’s grainy but also kind of melts down because of the sugar, so it’s not too harsh on my skin. I’ll typically use it twice a week.
Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask- 3.4 fl oz
Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask $9.99: I randomly found this clay mask a few years ago at Walgreens on clearance for around $5 and I fell in love with it. It’s meant for normal to oily skin and claims to absorb oil and tighten skin- and it actually does! It also makes my skin feel smoother after I use it. This is another product I use in the shower, usually about once a week. I can’t find it at Walgreens anymore or any other drugstore for that matter, so I re-purchased it on Amazon for about $5. So if you are interested in it, I would check Amazon.

That’s it! All of these products seem to be working well for my skin. I’m definitely a big fan of the Cerave products. What skincare products have you been loving?

Note: Pictures are not mine, click for the sources! 🙂


4 thoughts on “Favorite Drugstore Makeup Removal and Skincare Products

  1. I am a big fan of cerave as well. It really does work for oily combo skin, I have the same skin type. I’ve been obsessed with the boots no7 skincare line for combo/oily skin. They make a great face wash for about $8.00 and an awesome defense serum. That one is about $16, but totally worth the investment. You can pick these up at target or walgreens, if you ever have the urge to try something new 🙂

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    • Oh thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check those out next time at at target or walgreens! Do those products help reduce oil production for you? I’ve tried the Boots Matte makeup base, which is just ok…it’s really thick and I need to thin in out with another primer.


      • No Prob. It totally does! I cannot live without those two now. Boots no7 is their higher end of the boots beauty line, that’s why I think it costs a bit more.

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