This article originally appeared on InStyle.
If you have yet to discover the skincare treasures housed in the aisles of your local drugstore, it’s time to get acquainted. Filled with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and fruit extracts, the performance of these wallet-friendly formulas is giving our department store staples some stiff competition. Now that’s what we call a cheap thrill.
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Infused with sheer, petal-toned pigments to mimic that healthy, post-yoga flush, one dollop will have the world seeing your complexion through rose-tinted glasses—or rather, Instagram’s 1977 filter.
The blueberry aroma almost smells like something we’d eat, but trust us, the fruit extract will do far more for your skin’s moisture barrier than your taste buds.
Your skin will practically drink in this gel-cream hybrid, which is packed with a generous amount of hyaluronic acid, and won’t feel heavy even on the most humid days.
Paging Lady Macbeth: even the most stubborn spots are no match for the potent amount of vitamin C and arctic cloudberry mixed into this glow-enhancing cream.
One drop of this peptide-rich cream goes a long way, and doesn’t pill when you apply a layer of foundation over the top.
The addition of SPF 30 gives you armor against the sun’s UV rays, while the skin-firming peptides fused with niacinamide means you don’t have to go so hard with your contouring brush.
It’s easy to wax poetic over the benefits of consuming watermelon—you eat, you drink, you wash your face. Combined with a side of apple extract and hyaluronic acid, everyone’s favorite summer fruit can deliver that same intense hydration to your skin.