This post is sponsored by CVS. All opinions are our own!
My shopping motto is: why spend more than you have to? And that motto carries through shopping for just about anything: from clothing, to toilet paper, to skincare products. We all know that there's alot of talk out there about beauty products and how for many high-end brands, what you're really paying for is a brand name and their marketing budget. I've tried high-priced beauty products was well as low-priced ones, and the good news is that you can get effective and quality products for great prices. Especially if you're shopping savvy at CVS!
CVS asked me to shop their beauty aisles to share my favorite budget savvy skincare finds for brides and I jumped at the chance! In case you missed it, check out my other post on CVS Drugstore Beauty finds for my favorite budget-friendy makeup picks!
Drugstore Skincare Finds from CVS
One of the best ways to care for your skin is to make sure you remove all your makeup before you go to bed at night. CVS has some of my favorite budget-friendly and convenient makeup-removing products!
These are a lazy gal's BFF. Removing your makeup is super easy with these fresh-scented wipes, and they are SO convenient that they give you no excuse not to take this simple skin-loving step! I especially love that this variety is eco-friendly!
Eye makeup can be a bit stubborn, so I love this oil-free eye makeup remover from Almay. Just use a simple cotton pad or ball to remove your eye shadow, liner, and mascara gently and effectively.
After you remove your makeup, your next step should be to cleanse your skin. These two products are some of my favorites for gentle cleansing:
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – $13.29
I love this face wash. It's gentle but effective. I use it with my FOREO face scrubber morning and night and it keeps my skin feeling fresh and clean!
Dickinson's Witch Hazel – $5.99
A cleanser, toner, and all-around face refresher in one. Witch Hazel is awesome for the skin, so I always make sure to keep this on hand.
After you cleanse, it's time to moisturize! Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is a must to keep your skin healthy.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel – $19.99
I love using this water-based moisturizer in the morning, and it keeps my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized all day!
CeraVe Facial Lotion – $11.99
Another great moisturizing product. I first used this back during my Accutane days and it really helped with dryness and made my skin feel awesome! Plus, the handy pump bottle is a life-saver.
We're all aging, why not do what we can to help ourselves age gracefully? These are two of my favorite products:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Eye – $19.99
This eye cream helps to keep your eye area looking smooth and hydrated all day. The unique water gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It's a must for keeping wrinkles at bay!
I love that this product contains Retinol, which really helps your skin bounce back and helps fight the signs of aging. I love using this product at night before bed to restore my skin.
If you're looking for something to take extra care to clean and strip your skin of impurities, you'll love these:
Biore Pore Strips – $7.99
Yep, I'm still obsessed with these. Who else loves looking at all the gunk it pulls out of your face after using it? Oh, just me? LOL I'm currently digging the Charcoal variety.
Another great Biore product with charcoal. LOVE THIS. The best part is how simple and quick it is! I love doing this once a week for a quick pick-me-up!
Aquaphor – $6.29
I've been using Aquaphor on my lips since back in my Accutane days, and nothing keeps them more moisturized and protected than this product!! It's in my bag at all times!
They have a variety of products available at CVS and they are all coconut scented!! I'm obsessed with Coconut Everything, so I love this brand!
So, those are my fave skincare finds from CVS. Shopping at CVS makes it even easier to get amazing prices on these high-quality beauty and skincare products. Want to know how? Just use our handy guide below:
How to Save on Beauty + Skincare with CVS Beauty Club
Register for the CVS Beauty Club!
CVS offers exclusive deals store-wide and membership benefits with their Beauty Club! There are tons of ways to save on brands you love and discover new ones without breaking the bank! When you join the FREE Beauty Club, you'll receive incredible beauty benefits and savings:
- $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products
- 10% off beauty shopping pass just for signing up
- $3 ExtraBucks® Rewards on your birthday
Download the CVS Pharmacy app.
To get even more convenient access to savings, download the CVS Pharmacy app to your smartphone. You'll get an automatic ExtraBucks bonus just for downloading the app and linking your ExtraCare card. This allows you to tap into app-only deals, coupons, and alerts when rewards are expiring soon.
So for this reason, and so many more, I love shopping for beauty at CVS, and I think you will, too. Hope this post has inspired you to get your budget savvy pampering on — gotta get that beautiful bridal glow! 😉
Happy (savvy) shopping!
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.