Our Editors Share the Top-Rated Skincare Products They’re Buying at Walmart
Did you even go to Walmart if you didn’t at least peek at the skincare aisle? Our editors say, no way. Whether we’re at the store IRL or are scrolling through the site, we always do way more than peek. Here, we’re sharing the products that have made their way into our carts lately to inspire your next Walmart haul. Keep reading for our current affordable skincare favorites, from a brightening micellar water to tried-and-true SPF moisturizers.
Jaz, Senior Editor
Walmart Pick: Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum
I’ve recently been interested in incorporating ampoules into my anti-aging skincare regimen to step things up. Vichy’s LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum is a highly concentrated formula packed with 10% pure vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, phyto peptides and Vichy’s mineral-rich volcanic water to reduce wrinkles and improve radiance. This set comes with 30 daily doses at a bit of a discount ($42.39 vs. $59.99!) when purchased on Walmart.com.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
Walmart Pick: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Facial Tanning Drops
Self-tanning has always been my thing, but it wasn’t until this past year that I began tanning my face on the regular. These drops make it incredibly easy to do so — you simply add a few to your morning moisturizer and watch while your skin transforms into a more glowy, radiant and golden version of yourself! This takes the guesswork out of tanning your face, and at $13.97 at Walmart, it’s a steal.
Ariel, Associate Editor
For a long time, I often skipped sunscreen because I hated how thick most formulas felt on my skin (this was my pre-beauty editor days). I’m pleasantly surprised by how lightweight this one is though. It’s super viscous, milk-like texture and dries down to a soft, powdery finish that’s undetectable under my makeup. The high level of broad-spectrum SPF makes me feel protected and the formula doesn’t cause breakouts on my dry, sensitive skin.
Mary, Associate Editor
Walmart Pick: CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30
On days when I want to simplify my skincare routine (a.k.a. every weekday morning when I’m running late) I grab this moisturizer with SPF. This two-in-one product keeps my skin soft and calm while protecting it from the sun. I’ve tried countless SPF-infused moisturizers that feel super heavy and leave a white cast, but this one manages to feel weightless and blends into my complexion beautifully.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
Walmart Pick: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Tons of beauty products come across my desk, so naturally my routine is pretty varied. The one product, however, that remains a mainstay on my skincare shelf is this micellar cleansing water. In just a few drops on a cotton pad, this cleansing-meets-makeup-removing formula sweeps away dirt, oil and makeup without overdrying. The result? Clean skin — no water necessary.
Kat, Social Media Editor
The CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser has been a staple in my skincare routine for years now. I love the fact that this turns from a cream to a foam consistency, ensuring that my skin doesn’t feel tight or stripped after washing my face. After working it into my skin for about a minute, I find that my skin feels soft and supple, while removing any debris or oils from my face. I’ll continue stocking up on this from Walmart because I love the way this makes my skin feel!
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