Just because a product is expensive doesn’t mean it is good. There are plenty of overpriced lotions and potions out there that rely on a name instead of its ingredients. While certain skin conditions and concerns should be addressed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist, you can find most of your body’s daily skin needs at your local drug store. In today’s blog Dr. Ostad shares with you his Top 8 Drug Store Picks.
Cetaphil Body Cream – This rich and fragrance free body cream is a go-to favorite for dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin that contains emollients to trap moisturize in the skin without irritation. This is the perfect moisturizer to combat winter skin. Dr. Ostad recommends applying twice a day, once in the morning (immediately after a bath or shower) and before bed. $15.49
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – Another incredible product from Cetaphil. This award-winning cleanser has been known as a favorite amongst Dermatologists and Beauty-bloggers for years. This gentle non-foaming cleanser removes dirt and oil without stripping the skin of its essential oils. $12.49
Cerave PM – This drug-store find’s ingredients read like a high-end department store brand. Cerave-PM is an oil-free moisturizer that contains ceramides which help trap moisture in the skin to help keep it supple, hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen growth and niacinamide to help control redness and inflammation. $14.99
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body SPF – This lightweight, oil-free sunscreen is perfect for outdoor activities – even swimming! Cover your body with this Broad-Spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 45 twenty minutes prior to enjoying an outdoor swim and you are protected for at least forty minutes. This product is easily absorbed into the skin and will not clog pores. Bonus, it also contains antioxidants to help increase the efficacy of the SPF. $33
Aquaphor – If you’ve been to Dr. Ostad’s office and had a procedure, you know how much we love aquaphor! It is perhaps the most versatile ointment on the market. Aquaphor is semi-occlusive and contains 41% petroleum compared to its counterpart, Vaseline, which is 100%petrolium. The lower percentage of petroleum allows water and oxygen to get into the dry skin or wound which will expedite healing. It provides enough of a barrier to the skin while also allowing the site to breathe. $12.99
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 – As a skin cancer doctor, I can’t tell you how important it is to use sunscreen on your lips. I have treated countless basal, squamous and melanoma skin cancers due to sun-exposure that could have been prevented. This lip balm has an SPF of 20, which is higher than most of its competitors and comes in 6 different colors. Hydrated skin with SPF provides two essential elements of protection. $8.49
Kiss My Face Natural Active Life Deodorant- This Aluminum and paraben free deodorant is my favorite product to combat against perspiration and odor. Aluminum is a no-no for many with sensitive skin as it may cause irritation. Also, reports show that high levels of aluminum in the body can cause an increase in breast cancer, bone disorders, Alzheimer’s, and kidney disease. Kiss my face uses natural oils such as lavender and rosemary as its fragrance. $4