My skincare routine is as complicated and pricey as the next NYC girl, but when my skin and budget are totally over the fancy potions, I make my way to the drugstore for these beloved standards. Consider these facial cleansers "skincare classics."
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $14:
Cetaphil is the LBD of skincare all of my blemish-free friends are obsessed with it. The formula is simple and unscented making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.
I have vivid memories of walking to CVS from my house and buying bottles of this golden potion to clear up my stubborn teenage breakouts. It worked then and still works now.
My BFF used this in high school so I did too. When I find myself frustrated by my current, complicated skincare routine, I go back to this old trusted standard.
You may feel a bit analog using your grandmother's skin cream but this product is OG. It takes make up off like it's no big thang and leaves your skin slightly greasy and deliciously soft.
This plant-based formula makes me feeling like an elegant minimalist who's able to achieve my complexion goals with the help of this inexpensive, straightforward bar.