As editors, we’re fortunate enough to get our hands on some of the newest and most buzzed-about products on the market. However, that doesn’t mean we shy away from an affordable buy. Take our word for it: We love a good drugstore beauty product. In fact, we each have at least one inexpensive staple we swear by and use every day. Here, the finds Team Zoe absolutely can’t live without.
"Our beauty director, Stephanie, gave me this cleanser to try when I was experiencing a little breakout and my skin has been pretty much clear ever since. It smells great, exfoliates and my skin feels incredibly clean after each use."
—Alyson Fishbein, Senior Manager, Social Media
"I have been using Bio Oil for years! It's the most multi-purpose product in my vanity—I've used it to soften the appearance of scars, heal super-dry skin and I even rubbed it all over my tummy when I was pregnant to keep my skin hydrated and soft."
—Marisa Runyon, Director of TV & Video
"Even though my drive home from the gym is all of five minutes, I'm paranoid about sweat-induced breakouts and refuse to leave without wiping my face clean. Thankfully, my skin has stayed clear since I started using these! Plus, the cucumber is so refreshing and helps reduce that post-workout redness."
—Lauren Black, Content Analyst
"I wear lipstick. Every. Single. Day. (Yes, even to the gym.) So it's important that I find a product that's not only long-lasting but also moisture-rich—without compromising color. This is easily one of my favorite drugstore buys—and with that price tag, it's no surprise I have it in every color."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
"I literally have a bottle of this on my desk, in my car and at home. It's a necessity. I've tried tons of dry shampoos, and I always come back to this one because it smells fresh, the formula is lightweight and it doesn't make my strands crunchy. My hair looks clean even if it's been a day (or three) since I washed it."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor
"At any given time you can catch me in a cat eye, so as you could imagine, I go through eyeliner like crazy. This liquid liner goes on smooth and so dark, and the brush is thin, which makes it easy to create a clean wing every time. And at two dollars a pop, I don't feel bad for running through the bottle at such a rapid pace."
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director