The Best Drugstore Moisturizers, According to Pros

Experts swear by these affordable finds, here's why

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01 of 07

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

CERAVE FACIAL MOISTURIZING LOTION

Dermatologist Erin Gilbert's "favorite," this is a hyaluronic acid-packed, ceramide-rich lotion that repairs the skin's outermost layers while you snooze.

Buy It! $12.39, target.com

02 of 07

Olay Total Effects 7 in One Moisturizer

OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS 7 IN ONE MOISTURIZER

Celebrity aesthetician Sarah Akram calls this "the best moisturizer at the drugstore," because it tackles everything from dark spots to large pores.

Buy It! $22.49; target.com

03 of 07

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50

neutrogena healthy-defense

If you don't like layering sunscreen on top of moisturizer, dermatologist Shari Marchbein suggests this lightweight formula to hydrate and protect skin.

Buy It! $12.02, walmart.com

04 of 07

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Repair Moisturizer

LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE ULTRA CREAM

Dermatologist Dendy Engelman recommends this alcohol- and fragrance-free cream for those with sensitive skin.

Buy It! $29.99; walgreens.com; amazon.com

05 of 07

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream

VERSED DEW POINT MOISTURIZING GEL-CREAM

Celebrity facialist Candace Marino endorses this jellylike formula, infused with aloe leaf juice, to deeply hydrate all skin types.

Buy It! $14.99, target.com

06 of 07

Burt's Bees Firming Moisturizing Cream

BURT'S BEES MOSTURIZING CREAM

It features the plant-based ingredient bakuchiol, which dermatologist Joshua Zeichner says can help smooth and tighten skin without causing irritation.

Buy It! $15.28, walmart.com; amazon.com

07 of 07

Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

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Dermatologist Ranella Hirsch says not only does this “elegant lotion” provide sun protection, it contains antioxidants “to prevent dark spots” and soy to brighten your complexion.

Buy It! $14.97; walmart.com; amazon.com

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