Affordable Skincare Products Available at Walmart
I get a ton of skincare questions, but the one that I get the absolute most is, “Can you recommend an affordable skincare product for X issue?” And it turns out, yes, yes I absolutely can. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bougie skincare routine, but you really don’t have to spend a lot of money to get quality products to stop acne, aging, or dry skin.
And more importantly, you can easily access all of these products because they’re available at your local Walmart or on Walmart.com. I partnered with them on their “Here for Every Beauty” campaign to highlight the wide variety of beauty products they carry (and in this case, skincare) for everyone, no matter your beauty needs.
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite affordable skincare products they offer:
Cleansing Oil for Double Cleanse
You guys know I’m a fan of the double cleanse. You start with an oil or balm cleanser to melt down and soften your makeup, then move on to a gentle cleanser afterwards to get any excess grime off. This cleanser from Simple is not fancy by any means, but the primary ingredient is grapeseed oil which tends to work well on most skin types and there are a handful of additional ingredients that preserve the oil and make it rinse well. I do want to note, there is also retinyl palmitate, a gentle form of Vitamin A, so if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding, or just sensitive to it, you might want to skip it. It’s likely fine, but I also say, “Why risk it?” Instead, you can go with this Neutrogena Cleansing Oil ($10) I used in my recent nighttime skincare routine video.
Gentle Face Cleanser For Normal to Dry Skin and/or Sensitive Skin
I recently started using the La Roche-Posay Toleriane line and absolutely love it, especially if you have dry, sensitive, or reactive skin. There’s a short ingredients list (as in less chance of a reaction), zero fragrance, and instead of preservatives like parabens (which we’re not 100% sure are bad, but can’t say they’re good either) they use air-tight packaging to keep the products fresh. I’m a big fan of this line and talked all about it in a recent video on my personal YouTube channel about ingredients to avoid when you have sensitive skin, but this cleanser happens to be at the top for me. If you use a cleansing oil as your first cleanse, you’ll notice your skin feels soft and buttery, instead of stripped and tight. That’s why you want to make sure your cleanser is just as gentle and hydrating. This bottle is just over $40 in price, which isn’t exactly affordable, but I do want to note, it’s a large bottle at 13.5 fl oz, so it will last for months!
Acne Treatment with Anti-Aging Benefits
If you’re battling acne, I always recommend seeing a professional to treat it. That said, I do have a go-to over-the-counter treatment that I recommend called Differin. It’s a .1% adapalene gel, which is a retinoid that used to be available by prescription only. Now you can get it without ever seeing your dermatologist and it might be one of the best products I have ever used. It’s not as strong as a prescription-strength retin-A that most derms would put you on, but it effectively treats and prevents acne. Plus, you get anti-aging benefits too. It helps stimulate collagen production and strengthens your skin overall. Be aware, it can be too strong for some skin types, so start slow. Rub a pea-sized amount on your face and neck a couple nights a week, then move to every other night to see how your skin does. If your skin tolerates it well, you might be able to use it nightly. Just don’t push it because you don’t want to deal with dry, flakey, and irritated skin. And a side note, I still use this even when I don’t have acne issues because I find it to be a great retinoid in general.
Best Toner for All Skin Types
Eb5 Anti-Aging Toner ($10)
We’ve been inundated with affordable toners that are either filled with drying alcohols, witch hazel (which can make skin sensitive over time), or glorified flower waters. And while the latter can help soothe skin and dampen it enough to help make your next products work better, I prefer a toner that gives me added skincare benefits. This one from Eb5 is great because gently controls oil, but also hydrates and soothes with ingredients like algae extract, sage extract, cucumber extract, and Vitamin E. There’s also a touch of lactic acid in it, which is my favorite of the gentle alpha-hydroxy acids, so it helps to slightly exfoliate your skin, while adding to the hydration and efficacy of the product. It’s also alcohol-free!
POWERFUL VITAMIN C SERUM
I love a good Vitamin C serum, but it’s hard to find one that truly works at an affordable price. Besides a good retinol, it’s one of the hardest products I’ve found under $20. Luckily, I think this L’Oreal Paris Vitamin C Concentrate delivers on its promises. It evens my skin tone, gives it a glow, and helps fight off free radical damage. The ascorbic acid (the actual Vitamin C in this product) is also housed in a waterless formula and placed in a tube that helps keep it stable. It’s free of fragrance, mineral oil, parabens, and synthetic dyes, so it’s suitable for sensitive skin. Though a heads up–It does give off a slight warming sensation when you first apply it, so don’t be alarmed.
Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin
I’ve spoken about the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream more than once. It’s a great, straight-forward moisturizer that works on almost all skin types. It contains three different ceramides, which are lipids that help the skin retain moisture, while protecting and strengthening it. iIt also hydrates and nourishes with humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. It feels luxurious and rich, but it’s non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, so most skin-types can use it. I’ve even had friends with oily skin say it’s great for them. Feel free to use it on your face and body!
Moisturizer for Oily Skin (or Hydrating Serum)
I realize this is labeled a night moisturizer, but trust me, it’s a great hydrating serum for those with dry skin and a wonderful all-around moisturizer for oily skin. It feels more like a gel than a cream, and all skin-types can use it (even those with sensitive skin!) because the ingredients are straight-forward and simple.
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What are your go-to products from Walmart? Let me know in the comments! And watch my nighttime skincare routine with Walmart products here: