5 Best Drugstore Moisturizers Under $20

Some say that the best moisturizer for your skin is Creme de le Mer, that is if you have $410.00 for  a 3.4 oz. jar!  Personally, I just can’t justify that kind of cost for luxury.  So as our search intensified here at THBD for magic creams that are affordable, I selected some of our staff’s top picks.

St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer, Walmart $4.92

Our founder, Holly Fulger, says this cream is one of her top choices.  It’s tough to find a moisturizer  for dry skin that doesn’t feel like sticky petroleum jelly on your face, but this one does the trick!  With added benefits of collagen and elastin proteins, you can expect the added benefit of anti-aging with this one!

No. 7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream, Target $14.99

This ultra moisturizing night cream contains a unique multivitamin and mineral blend to instantly nourish skin overnight.  This cream’s ultimate goal is to get dry skin to behave like normal skin over time.  Say goodbye to flakiness!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer, Target $6.49 


For those of us that struggle with the occasional breakout and tend to have more oily skin, this light moisturizer glides on with a fresh scent of pink grapefruit.  Designed to clear acne using salicylic acid, it provides a gentle way to get the water your skin needs while balancing the oil level in your skin.


CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, Target $10.79

Eye Cream is one those things women often skip when on a budget.  Your delicate eye area need a special cream designed specifically for that area, as regular moisturizers are too thick to be absorbed fully.  Just a pearl sized amount tapped around the eyes can take years off your appearance, instantly!

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, Target $13.59

This facial moisturizer with sunscreen is designed to improve tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots.  I recommend this one for those of you that have sensitive skin, and need something that soothes and protects from the damaging effects from the sun.

Have a favorite drugstore moisturizer that isn’t listed!  We would love to hear about it!!  Just tell us your fave and leave comment for me.

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Melissa McNamara
Melissa’s passion for makeup artistry began over 25 years ago when she discovered the art of making women look and feel beautiful. That experience has shaped a long career working behind the scene at magazine shoots, at fashion week and leading seminars teaching artistry techniques. Her 10 years as an artistry educator delivers real-life experience and hands-on expertise. Melissa has her own makeup artistry school and teaches women one-on-one, and group workshops how to discover their beauty from the inside out. Melissa is the co-creator of The Hollywood Beauty Detective’s 10 Legendary Looks, and designed the makeup for each look.
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