The best skin care products
High-quality and effective skin care should not be considered a luxury available only to the wealthy. If you are diligent, you can find high-quality reasonably priced skin care products that are equal to, if not superior to, their department store cousins.
Cetaphil makes an excellent line of affordable skin care products. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is less than $10 for 8 ounces ($19 for a twopack), and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is priced well at about $11 for 16 ounces. Tip: Walmart sells a generic version under its brand name Equate for about $6.50.
Other cleansers that receive high marks with my dermatologist are Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser Moisturizing Deep Cleanser ($5 for 3.5 ounces), Basis Sensitive Skin Bar ($2.00 per 4-ounce bar), Lever 2000 bars (89 cents per 4-ounce bar) and Dove Sensitive Skin bars (about 75 cents per 4-ounce bar).
If you are concerned about wrinkles and avoiding skin cancer , Neutrogena Healthy Skin AntiWrinkle Cream ($12 for 1.4 ounces) is a product you should consider. This is more than a moisturizer. It’s a skin preservation system, and it’s much cheaper than a very expensive dermatologist pre-cancer procedure.
Johnson’s No-Tears Baby Shampoo (about $6) is an excellent eye makeup remover. I have heard from several ophthalmologists that this is particularly recommended for their patients who wear contact lenses because it also removes protein build-up that plagues many lens wearers. It can be used full strength. Rinse well. EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE