PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The 12 Best Drugstore Skin Products from 2018

People beauty and style director Andrea Lavinthal for skin care awards

PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The 12 Best Drugstore Skin Products from 2018

You don't have to drop hundreds of dollars for top-notch skin care products. All of our top skin care picks won't even set you back $30.

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Up Your Skin Care Game

Drugstore skin care finds can be just as effective as their high-end counterparts — you just have to know which ones live up to the hype. That's where we come in. For the 2018 Beauty Awards, our team tested everything from eye creams and anti-aging face masks to micellar water cleansers and gel moisturizers — here's what you'll want to add to your routine ASAP.

Best Deep-Cleaning Mask: Olay Fresh Reset Clay Stick

Not only does the pink clay formula clear clogged skin but the innovative stick applicator makes it completely mess-free. Made with kaolin clay to exfoliate and glycerin to restore moisture to your skin.

Buy It! Olay Fresh Reset Clay Stick, $9.99; walmart.com

Best Face Scrub: Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub

This daily exfoliator delivers a smooth complexion sans irritation, even if you have sensitive skin. To use, massage a small amount on damp skin and rinse. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

Buy It! Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub, $7.99; target.com

Best Eye Mask: No7 Instant Results Revitalising Hydrogel Eye Masks

These meshlike stickers contain dark-circle-fighting vitamin C and feel like heaven on tired eyes. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes, so it's easy to find a little "me time" to unwind and relax a couple days a week.

Buy It! No7 Instant Results Revitalising Hydrogel Eye Masks, $14.99 for five sheets; walgreens.com

Best Brightening Mask: L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Mask

Using this pink gel once a week for just five minutes transforms skin from lackluster to luminous. The soothing mask cools and exfoliates to reveal a refreshed, rosy complexion.

Buy It! L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Mask, $24.99; walmart.com

Best Makeup Remover: Pond's Cold Cream Cleansing Balm

The medicine-cabinet classic now comes in a silky balm-to-oil formula that dissolves all of your makeup. Massage a tiny dab (seriously — a little bit goes a long way) on dry skin and rinse with warm water. It can even wash away waterproof mascara.

Buy It! Pond's Cold Cream Cleansing Balm, $9.99; target.com

Best Skin Enhancer: Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Infusion Drops

A few drops of this potion instantly give dull skin a youthful, dewy look. Use it by itself, or mix it with your go-to moisturizer.

Buy It! Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Infusion Drops, $17.99; walmart.com

Best Eye Gel: Bliss Eye Do All Things Hydrating Eye Gel

This cooling formula—which de-puffs and brightens eyes—feels extra invigorating thanks to the steel roller-ball applicator. Hypoallergenic and gentle enough to use morning and night.

Buy It! Bliss Eye Do All Things Hydrating Eye Gel, $19.99; target.com

Best Soothing Mask: Yes To Cucumbers Calming Peel-Off Mask

Like a spa appointment (without the bill), this cucumber-infused find calms stressed-out skin and is super-fun to peel off.

Buy It! Yes To Cucumbers Calming Peel-Off Mask, $2.99. Available in stores only at Target and Walmart or online at ulta.com.

Best Night Cream: Simple Skincare Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream

Apply this bouncy gel before bedtime, and you'll wake up to plumper, softer skin. Doesn't contain harsh chemicals, artificial colors or fragrance, so it's suitable for sensitive skin.

Buy It! Simple Skincare Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream, $10.99; walmart.com

Best Micellar Water: Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Micellar Water

There's a ton of no-rinse cleansers on shelves, but this one truly removes every last trace of makeup, dirt, and oil. Apply to a cotton pad and swipe over your face. No rubbing necessary.

Buy It! Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Micellar Water, $6.99; walmart.com

Best Cleanser: Garnier SkinActive Soothing Rose Water Cleansing Milk

The light rose scent and creamy texture make this face wash feel super-luxe, all while delivering a super-gentle cleanse. Formulated with 98 percent naturally derived ingredients.

Buy It! Garnier SkinActive Soothing Rose Water Cleansing Milk, $8.99; walmart.com

Best Moisturizer: RoC Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Crème

This cream is so effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it's on par with products that cost three times as much.

Buy It! RoC Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Crème, $27.99; walmart.com