The Best Drugstore Makeup, Skincare & Health Products in 2018, According to Editors

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  June 05, 2018
  • We sussed out the best of editors’ picks from skincare, makeup and health products. Zoom in on these products the next time you shop at the drugstore.
    1 / 10 We sussed out the best of editors’ picks from skincare, makeup and health products. Zoom in on these products the next time you shop at the drugstore.

    Have you ever spent close to an hour at a drugstore just to buy one product? The rows of fully stocked shelves with dozens of brands to choose from can make you feel overwhelmed at times. That’s why we have rounded up the ultimate favourite makeup, skincare and health products of our editors, and narrowed down your options to the very best.

    Didn’t see the type of product you are looking for on this list? Check out the other winning products of the Guardian Healthy & Beauty Awards 2018 here.

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  • Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume ($25.90 for 200ml, $49.90 for 500ml)
    2 / 10 Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume ($25.90 for 200ml, $49.90 for 500ml)

    Other than your face, the rest of your body needs moisturising too. Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume is rich and balmy – perfect to lock in hydration right after your shower. This is especially suited for those with sensitive and eczema-affected skin. It effectively reduces redness and itchiness so you won’t find yourself scratching and leaving scars behind.

    (Also read: The Best Skincare Tips for Girls Who Work Out, According to Beauty Experts)

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  • Crystal Moist Hydra Ion+ Moisturising Facial Mask ($19.90 for 7 pieces)
    3 / 10 Crystal Moist Hydra Ion+ Moisturising Facial Mask ($19.90 for 7 pieces)

    This mask contains hydrating properties that leave your skin visibly more radiant after just one use. Formulated with bird’s nest extract, expect it to be super nourishing. Tap the excess product into your skin after removing your mask, and apply a moisturiser to seal in the essence so your skin becomes extra soft and supple.

    (Also read: These Hydrating Overnight Masks Will Give You Smooth Skin By The Next Morning)

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  • Nexcare Acne Patch ($8.20 for 36 patches)
    4 / 10 Nexcare Acne Patch ($8.20 for 36 patches)

    Spot treatment is your best friend when it comes to dealing with those annoying zits. Don’t pop ‘em. Instead, use Nexcare Acne Patch to absorb the pus and oil from the pimples. We love how the acne patches come in two sizes, so you can tackle even those huge zits. The patch sits comfortably on your skin, and works effectively to reduce redness and shrink your pimple overnight.

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  • Botaneco Garden Organic Inachi Inachi & Aloe Vera Body Wash ($7.90 for 500ml)
    5 / 10 Botaneco Garden Organic Inachi Inachi & Aloe Vera Body Wash ($7.90 for 500ml)

    This body wash from Botaneco Garden is jam-packed with nourishing ingredients like Inca Inchi oil to hydrate your skin. It also contains grapeseed and bergamot essential oils to smoothen and soften your skin. The soothing and invigorating fragrance is just what you need for a relaxing shower after a long, hard day at work.

    (Also read: 7 Most Refreshing Haircare and Skincare Products for Post-Workout Showers)

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  • Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Multi Protection Toothpaste ($8.15 for 110g)
    6 / 10 Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Multi Protection Toothpaste ($8.15 for 110g)

    If you’ve been struggling to enjoy your ice cream because of the sharp pain in your teeth, try changing your toothpaste to one that caters to the needs of sensitive teeth. Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Multi Protection Toothpaste is formulated with a patented Pro-Argin formula that provides relief to sensitive teeth. It also protects your teeth so that you can enjoy cold drinks and food without the discomfort.

     

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  • Oral-B Pro Health 7 Seven Benefits Toothbrush ($18.60 for a pack of 3)
    7 / 10 Oral-B Pro Health 7 Seven Benefits Toothbrush ($18.60 for a pack of 3)

    The bristles of the Oral-B Health 7 Seven Benefits Toothbrush are super soft, making it comfortable to use even on your gum line. The small brush head allows you to reach the back of your mouth for a thorough cleanse. It is also able to remove stains on the surface of your teeth without hurting your teeth’s enamel or gums.

    (Also read: 8 Common Mistakes You Make While Brushing Your Teeth)

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  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Liquid Foundation ($32.90 for 30ml)
    8 / 10 L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Liquid Foundation ($32.90 for 30ml)

    Wearing your foundation for long periods of time often leads to patchy skin, clogged pores and breakouts. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Liquid Foundation has a sweatproof formula, allowing it to stay fresh on your skin. The semi-matte and high-coverage formula will also give you a natural, flawless looking complexion.

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  • Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream ($11.90 for 5.8ml)
    9 / 10 Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream ($11.90 for 5.8ml)

    We know how much of a hassle it is to touch up your lip makeup when you’re out and about. Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream requires minimal touch-ups, thanks to its highly pigmented and long-lasting formula. It also sits comfortably on your lips without feeling sticky. Our favourite shade? Retro – a rosy mauve colour that is super flattering.

    (Also read: 7 Flattering Nude Lipsticks to Try)

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  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($13.90 for 14.7ml)
    10 / 10 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($13.90 for 14.7ml)

    Get beautifully painted nails in the comfort of your home with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. Its rounded brush helps the nail polish to go on smoothly. Plus, the polish lasts up to a week without chipping – tried and tested! Got unsteady hands? Go with a darker polish like this Wine Hot shade – it helps to conceal any imperfections.

    (Also read: Nail Polish Hacks to Get Pretty Nails Effortlessly)

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