Fit for a queen, but not at a queen’s price.
No Southern lady’s skincare regimen is complete without a trusty moisturizer that locks in hydration and keeps skin radiant and healthy. It can be hard to find that perfect formula that gives us everything we want in a moisturizer, such as anti-aging benefits (good for all ages), lightweight absorption, or smooth skin texture, without costing us a bundle. No matter your skin type, though, moisturizer is imperative for healthy skin. That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best drugstore moisturizers that hold their own when put up against those high-priced department store competitors. These drugstore face moisturizers are fit for a queen—but you just don’t need to be one to afford them.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Buy It: $17.99; target.com
This water gel formula is a bestseller across the board because it instantly delivers intense hydration, while absorbing quickly with no residue. If you want more supple skin, this light, oil-free gel is the way to go.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Buy It: $24.99; target.com
This cream has been tested against the best, and its moisturizing and wrinkle-reducing abilities come out on top. Its formula includes hyaluronic acid, amino peptides, and vitamin B3 to regenerate surface cells and reduce the signs of aging.
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Buy It: $8; amazon.com
Beloved by dermatologists, CeraVe targets dull, dry, or otherwise irritated skin by replenishing the vital ceramides that are naturally in your skin. This moisturizer rebuilds the skin’s protective layer and locks in moisture by way of a patented, controlled-release technology. You really can’t go wrong with this mild, well-developed, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Restoring Night Cream
Buy It: $18.99; target.com
This breakthrough anti-aging night cream fights the top signs of aging such as discoloration, elasticity, dehydration, radiance, and smoothness. Using Hexinol technology, it helps slow your skin’s inflammatory response and protect its collagen. If you’re trying to slow signs of aging, this is the absolute way to go.
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Antioxidant Super Moisturizer
Buy It: $16.99; walgreens.com
Thanks to its incredibly antioxidant-rich formula packed with Goji berry, pomegranate, and vitamins C & E, this water gel-based moisturizer leaves skin looking healthy and hydrated. More importantly, your skin will feel hydrated and supple, as it eliminates dryness and plumps out dry lines.
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Skin Revitalizer Serum + Moisturizer
Buy It: $17.99; target.com
We love how this product covers two different important bases: serum and moisturizer. (Both are key to a great skincare regimen.) This product is perfectly lightweight and easy, while also being extremely potent for fast-acting anti-aging, skin-smoothing results.
No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream
Buy It: $14.99; target.com
This night cream with Glycerin and Shea Butter is your essential smoothing, moisturizing formula that won’t disappoint. It works with your skin, whether normal or dry, to replace moisture lost and help you wake up with re-energized skin.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Buy It: $12.99; target.com
Aveeno is known for high-quality skin products, but this daily moisturizer is a far-away standout with its formula to even skin tone and texture for brighter, more glowing skin. It helps get rid of dark spots and dullness, while protecting your skin with preventative SPF 30.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Buy It: $17; target.com
You’ll see why just about everybody loves this moisturizer after trying the creamy, vitamin-rich formula that enhances skin cell-renewal and fights the major side effects of aging. Antioxidants help defend against free radicals, which contribute dull, uneven skin and loss of elasticity.
e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer
Buy It: $8; target.com
This broad-spectrum SPF 15 moisturizer locks in hydration to keep your skin fresh throughout the day. The formula is enriched with vitamin E, grape, and citrus fruit extract for healthy, smooth skin. This is a great go-to daily moisturizer to rely on for non-greasy moisture.