Sometimes, expensive products don’t necessarily live up to the standards they claim to be. There’s also nothing wrong with purchasing bath & body products from your local drugstore, where they’re more affordable and work just as well as their expensive counterparts. On behalf of affordable products, here’s a list of my personal 6 top items you can find at your local drugstore.
This has to be by far, the best shaving cream I’ve ever laid my hands on. With nearly 600 reviews on Amazon, this shaving cream really does as it preaches as long as you follow the directions. The cream helps achieve a very close and smooth shave --with little to no razor burns -- and it leaves your skin super soft. The cream is also very unique: it activates with water, doesn’t lather up as what you’d expect in other shaving creams, and the texture might feel slippery to some. But when done right, you’ll notice a huge difference to your skin that you’ll thank yourselves for investing in this product.
Now here’s a product you probably never thought to invest in. Probably you’ve encountered a day when your gut decides to react to the bean burrito bowl you had yesterday, and suddenly your brain starts to signal you down desperately as you make your way towards the toilet. Then it hits you: there isn’t an air freshener in sight!
Next time this happens to you, save yourself the embarrassment by masking undesirable odors with this amazing spray. Just give two-three spritzes in the bowl before you go, and you’ll find your surroundings smelling like lavender vanilla or a tropical desert.
Not only is this brand eco-friendly, but its multi-purpose usage makes this product a must have! You can use the soap as a face and body cleanser, a shampoo, dishwashing soap… you name it!
My personal favorite is the peppermint castile soap, which not only makes me feel squeaky clean but the peppermint leaves this cold and tingly sensation on my skin whenever I rinse off. It’s also really effective as a face cleanser and it did wonders to clear up my bacne. Some people swear by the tea tree castile soap, but for me, the peppermint scent is the way to go!
Who loves grapefruit? For those who don’t know, grapefruit and other citrus scents are known to help boost mood, energize, and wake you up! This body wash smells super good and has salicylic acid to help clear even the most stubborn cases of acne.
Alas, the cold season is among us! With the chilly winds and the soon to arrive snow in the upcoming and future weeks, our skins will greet us with all its dry, rough, and sometimes flaky glory. Enter, the Aveeno lotion! Yes, it may sound basic to see this product on the list, but I can’t think of anything other than this! The lotion makes you feel super soft and hydrated, and its oats formula soothes even driest skin. For best results, rub the lotion into your skin as soon as you step out the shower.
Speaking of moisturizers, here’s another great one that leaves you feeling super soft and smelling like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. The natural cocoa butter not only soothes the skin, but it’s also known to have healing properties that can help heal wounds faster, help acne, and even reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even scars!