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Beyond the Bottle: Best Drugstore Moisturizers

Not all moisturizers are created equal. Well, maybe they are and they’re just marketed differently. There are thousands made to combat everything from dry, flaky skin to overly oily pores. Effectiveness, however, isn’t always linked to a high price tag, but to the ingredients found inside. Here are some of the best drugstore moisturizers for oily skin that transcend their lack of hype.

natural beauty
It’s no secret that night cream is just as important for skin’s health as day cream. Andalou’s Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream is packed with antioxidants to support healthy skin and make it look younger, brighter and anything but oily.
$24.95, Whole Foods

nourish your skin

Trader Joe’s is a one-stop shop for more than groceries. It’s quickly becoming a staple in my beauty cabinet thanks to its Nourish Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer. Just a quick glance at the customer reviews, and you’ll see it’s hailed for being as lightweight as it is effective for taming oily skin. Oh, and did I mention it’s organic?
$7-$13, Amazon and Trader Joe’s

dual action

If your skin has both dry and oily zones, CeraVe’s Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM is the answer to your prayers. Its secret weapon is niacinamide, a vitamin that combats oily skin. Perfectly balanced with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, this moisturizer is tough enough to fight oil without damaging dry skin.
$15.99, Ulta Beauty 

water works 

It may seem self-defeating to use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel to combat oily skin, but that’s exactly what this moisturizer was made to do. Water-based and lightweight, it absorbs excess oil, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated instead of overly treated or greasy.
$15.99, Amazon

you glow, girl! 

What do you get when you combine kale, green tea, and vitamins A and C? Whamisa Glow answers that question with its oil-free, fast-absorbing Green Tea Moisturizer. Used as both a day and night cream, this moisturizer will brighten and define, all while keeping skin properly hydrated.
$25, Target