Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

10 drugstore Skincare brands you can trust

words by: Alee Kwong
Jan 8, 2021

Drugstore skincare is not only confusing but also extremely overwhelming. We’ve all walked into Target and felt the immediate need to buy at least 5 things from each aisle. A lot of these brands make bold claims and the claims tend to overlap. Which brands can we trust and which do we stay away from? A good rule of thumb when shopping at the drugstore for skincare is to keep simplicity in mind. You want to stay away from harsh ingredients, fragrances, and just about anything that claims to give you quick results.


Here’s a list of trusted go-to brands that will make your next drugstore skincare run a lot easier.


  1. CeraVe
  2. Vanicream
  3. La Roche-Posay
  4. Differin
  5. RoC
  6. Versed
  7. Sweet Chef
  8. DHC
  9. Bioderma
  10. Cetaphil


The best thing about this list is that just about everything within each skincare brand’s range can be trusted and is recommended both by consumers and dermatologists. The majority of the brands’ products are suited for sensitive skin, so you can trust that trying something new from one of these brands won’t completely wreck and decimate your skin. Whether you are going to the drugstore to pick up a few new items to integrate into your skin regimen or you are grabbing something quick when you’re in a pinch, you can rest easy knowing that you have a list of tried-and-true brands to work off of.