Cult Favourite Beauty Products You Can Only Find at Drugstores
When it comes to the best-of beauty, industry insiders know you don’t have to break the bank to score the cult-favourite products that beauty junkies, celebrities and professionals all swear by. We’re giving you the goods on the top-rated beauty products that are only available at your local drugstore. The best part? None of these beauty must-haves ring in at over $30!
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar SolutionCult-favourite beauty brand Bioderma, gets bragging rights with the #1 dermatological cleansing micellar water in Canada. The iconic product — that has since triggered a wave of micellar water offerings from competing brands — maintains its status as the original, and still ranked, best of them all. For anyone who envies the minimalistic “French-girl” beauty life, you’ll be happy to know this one is a cult-favourite beauty product in Provence, France, where the pharmaceutical company was first developed and continues to hold its headquarters to this day.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution, $13.90 (for 250 ml)
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Physician’s Formula Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing BalmMost beauty junkies will cite Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer as the “holy grail” of drugstore beauty buys, but the brand is on track to dish up some new favourites in 2019. One of their latest releases for their line of skincare products is the Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm. This gentle balm promises to tackle 3 cleansing steps at once by melting away makeup, cleansing the skin and leaving it soft and hydrated.
Physician’s Formula Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm, $15
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La Roche-Posay Toleriane SensitiveA leading skincare brand, another French-girl favourite, and an easy pick for anyone worried about harsh formulas agitating their sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay is all about staying ahead of the beauty game with new and innovative products. The Toleriane Sensitive facial moisturizer offers a prebiotic formula with “double repair” properties to lock-in moisture for 48 hours and decrease skin sensitivity with prolonged use.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive, $25.00 (for 40 ml)
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Cetaphil CleanserCelebrities like Claire Danes and Charlie Theron are noted fans of the affordable cult-favourite drugstore cleanser, with actress Zoe Saldana having been quoted as saying, “I’ve always used Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. My skin’s not very sensitive, but because I travel so much, it sometimes reacts to the change in environments.”
Cetaphil Cleanser, $16
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Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid LipstickMaybelline’s line of SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks was a fast favourite for matte-lip fans from the start. The non-drying, long-lasting formula comes in 30 shades, including the latest bold red shade from their City Edition collection, called “Dancer”. At under $15, these lipsticks offer a lot of bang for your buck, with a long-wear payoff that will easily take you from day to night with one application. Even beauty beginners will appreciate the fool-proof applicator and no-mess formula of this best-selling liquid lip.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, $13
E.L.F. Cosmetics 11-Piece Brush CollectionOne of the brands making the cut for Glamour’s 2019 Beauty Awards under the Best Drugstore Beauty category is E.L.F. Cosmetics — and if you didn’t already know, the name is an acronym for Eyes, Lips, and Face. We love their super-affordable brush bundles — this one comes with a carrying case, and if you pick it up from your local Shoppers Drug Mart, it’ll earn you a pretty sweet 450 Optimum Points!
E.L.F. Cosmetics 11-Piece Brush Collection, $30
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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural All Aglow Lip and Cheek StickKnown for their all-natural products and fan-favourite lip balms, Burt’s Bees has a reputation for being one of the few companies to offer natural beauty that won’t break the bank. We love this multi-purpose lip and cheek stick, made up of natural ingredients such as Jojoba Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and coconut oil, which comes in six shades, like this pretty pink hue called “Blush Bay”.
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural All Aglow Lip and Cheek Stick, $21
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PIXI Glow TonicKnown as a best-selling cult-favourite toner, PIXI’s Glow Tonic works to gently deliver an even-complexion and natural glow. Put this one on your shopping list and act fast - there’s a reason this drugstore gem is usually sold out!
PIXI Glow Tonic 100ml, $20
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NYX Butter GlossIn recent years, Canadian drugstores carrying the much-loved NYX brand have continued to expand their range of product offerings, to the delight of beauty junkies who stock up on favourites like the super-hydrating range of Butter Gloss lippies.
NYX Butter Gloss, $8
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Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Washable MascaraEveryone’s favourite drugstore mascara, Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is an Allure Readers’ Choice and Best of Beauty Award Winner and delivers on its promise to condition lashes while giving the appearance of double their volume.
Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Washable Mascara, $8
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