Best Drugstore Skincare Products That Get a Safe Rating from EWG

Clean skincare has a reputation for being pricey. Well, that’s a myth! At your local drugstore or on Amazon, you can find skincare products that also get a safe rating from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Whether you’re pregnant or looking for something to address signs of aging, here are the best drugstore skincare picks — without harmful ingredients.

Anti-Aging & Serums

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum: Bakuchiol is a powerful natural alternative to retinol and has been clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging. As with any face serum, apply it after you wash your face and before you moisturize. (1 on EWG) Acure the Essentials 100% Plant Squalane: Plant-derived squalane is lightweight and can help your face retain moisture. (1 on EWG)

Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector: Powerful vitamin C can help brighten your skin, while hyaluronic acid can help your skin appear plumper, making this a great combo. (2 on EWG)

Vichy Liftactiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Cream: With vitamin C and plant-derived peptides, this moisturizer will leave your skin feeling more firm and hydrated. (1 on EWG)

Vichy Laboratoires Mineral 89 Yeux: If you have stubborn bags or puffy eyes, this product can help tighten things up. (1 on EWG)

Olay Tone Perfection Serum: This serum can help diminish uneven pigmentation or sunspots on your face. (1 on EWG)


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream: A drugstore icon, this gel “cream” absorbs quickly, but lasts long. It also contains power ingredient hyaluronic acid, which helps with elasticity and suppleness. (2 on EWG)

Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin: If you want a simple, everyday moisturizer that’s packed with hyaluronic acid and squalane this is for you. (1 on EWG)

Dove Dermaseries Dry Skin Relief Over Night Face Cream: During winter or when your skin is feeling extra dry, give it some relief with this overnight cream. (2 on EWG)

Cetaphil Restoring Lotion With Antioxidants: This formula is rich without being too greasy. (2 on EWG)

Aveeno Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer, Fragrance Free: For red or uneven skin, this lotion will help smooth out your complexion. (2 on EWG)

Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Nourishing Cream, Fragrance Free: This moisturizer is great for dry to very dry skin and can be used on your face and body.  (2 on EWG)

Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream: This light-weight moisturizer makes for a great makeup base. (2 on EWG)

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes: I use this gel eye cream in my everyday skincare routine. It includes hyaluronic acid to moisturize and also reduces puffiness under the eyes. (2 on EWG)


Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser: If you have dry and sensitive skin, this gentle cleanser will be kind to your skin.  (2 on EWG)

Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser: The foaming lather makes it easy to get a deep yet gentle clean. And since it’s fragrance free, it’s great for sensitive skin. (2 on EWG)

Garnier SkinActive All-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water: A go-to micellar water, this makes washing your face and removing makeup super easy. (1 on EWG)

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser: This milky cleanser will remove even waterproof makeup, while keeping skin sensitivity in mind. You can either rinse it off or remove with a cotton ball. (1 on EWG)

Toner & Masks

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Witch Hazel Toner: This toner promises to balance your complexion without drying you out. (1 on EWG)

Acure Brightening Vitamin C Jelly Mask: When you need some self care, grab this vitamin C mask, which should brighten your skin and mood. (2 on EWG)

Sun Protection

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen with Mexoryl, SPF 15: This oxybenzone-free and octinoxate-free sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and has a cult following. In addition to sun protection, the cream offers all-day moisturizing power. It also includes La Roche-Posay’s Mexoryl SX technology, which promises more-effective UVA protection. (2 on EWG)

CeraVe Ultra-light Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 30: This everyday moisturizer will leave your skin protected and with a matte finish. (2 on EWG)

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, All Skin Types, SPF 15: Another 2 in 1 moisturizer that won’t make your eyes water and will keep you protected from the sun. (2 on EWG)


Acne Treatment

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Pore Scrub: If you need a gentle exfoliator and acne treatment, try this formula made with salicylic acid, tomatoes, and ginger root. (1 on EWG)

Earth’s Care Acne Treatment Mask: This spot treatment is great for pimples. Sometimes I leave it on overnight for stubborn blemishes. (2 on EWG)

Lip Moisturizer

Aquaphor Immediate Relief Lip Repair: This lip product will solve stubborn dry lips instantly. (2 on EWG)Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm, Honey: You can feel good about using this go-to drugstore chapstick. (1 on EWG)

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