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Drugstore bargains get a bad name. I don’t see any reason to spend a zillion dollars on branded body or face washes or even sunscreen. So here are several of my favorite drugstore bargains. Oh and one more product I really can’t live without that isn’t a drugstore item. But let’s get started with the drugstore deals, first:
My hair stylist kept commenting on how well my color maintained between visits and finally asked, “What shampoo are you using?” And this is it. I use TRESemme Shampoo Revitalize and Conditioner and she’s right. It does work. Definitely works for me and is easy on the budget.
I love a refreshing, tart-sweet body wash in summer –it feels so good against my skin! I fell in love with the scent (and price) of Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Infusions body wash. Years ago one of the bath and body companies had a wash called Pomegranate Martini that I loved and, as seems to happen all the time with so many favorites, they discontinued it. This is pretty much the same scent at a better price. I’ve seen it as low as $3.29 Of the commercial body washes, this has to be my all-time favorite.
The Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening face cleanser at under $7 is another drugstore deal I can’t live without. Well, ok, I can live without it. But I don’t want to. A little of this goes a long way.
Aveeno makes a great sunscreen with high SPF 30 to 70. I love that it doesn’t have that sunscreen smell that I can’t stand on my face and the consistency is like a nice moisturizer: never greasy. I use the one with SPF of 50. I can find it for under $9 so it’s an affordable choice.I saw a review which said this left white patches–I have NEVER had that experience. Not once.
It’s not a drugstore item and perhaps not a bargain but I am a HUGE fan of L’Occitane shea butter hand cream any time of year and at any price. Its staying power is legendary and it absorbs quickly. I prefer the unscented version and keep a gigantic tube at my bedside (about $30 but a little goes a long way) and a small one in my handbag. At all times. ($12 but I can usually find trios for only $10 each). It’s just fantastic and worth whatever they charge for it.
A word about ingredients. I recently read that a brand known for being earth-friendly and made from ingredients derived from plants actually have toxic ingredients. Just because it says “natural” doesn’t mean it isn’t toxic or harmful in some way. This is a far more complicated subject than I am qualified to handle BUT: I do care about what I put on or in my body and while there may be products that have fewer chemicals, at this stage in my life it’s not my top priority for everything I use. Just things that stay on my body a long time.
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