Hormonal acne, an oily T-zone, and sensitive skin that will break out at the sign of harsh chemicals is how I would describe my skin type. So, yeah, you can say I have a problematic face. Over the years, I’ve invested more time and money than I can even count into perfecting my ideal morning and night routine. From trying expensive name brands to organic and clean ones, I’ve tested it all. I’m finally in a place where I love every single item I use, and surprisingly, most of them are from the drugstore.

To prove that not all impressive products have to cost loads of money, I curated a list of my favorite affordable finds ahead to help inspire your own routine. Brands like Neutrogena and Olay play big roles in my everyday life and I recommend them to friends whenever I can. The best part: these choices are easy to find just about anywhere. So if you’re traveling and forget one, just pop by the store to replace it. At reasonable prices, it’s easy to get them all without breaking the bank. Need more convincing? Keep reading to see all my favorites and maybe try a couple for yourself.

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