The 5 best drugstore face serums that shoppers love

Ari Bines
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You probably already have a favorite drugstore moisturizer, but chances are you’re still in search of the best drugstore face serums. Lucky for you, we have a list of affordable serums that customers love because they help you achieve your skincare goals without overspending. Take a look at the highly-favored, under-$30 drugstore serums below.

1. CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum, $16.89

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

Why we love it: This is one of the best drugstore serums because it melts into the skin as soon as you put it on. CeraVe’s hyaluronic acid features ceramides (or fatty lipids) and vitamin B5, which helps your skin retain its natural moisture. It’s also an Amazon Choice product and has over 2,000 positive reviews.

2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum, $24.99

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Why we love it: Made for those with dry skin, this serum offers a blast of hyaluronic acid to hydrate, soothe and plump the skin. The serum is oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it doesn’t clog your pores. It’s best used when paired with other products in the Hydroboost line.

3. Olay Regenerist24 Night Facial Serum, $28.99 (Orig, $38.99)

Credit: Olay
Credit: Olay

Why we love it: Nighttime serums work their magic while you’re sleeping and this one from Olay is no exception. This serum has a vitamin B3 and retinoid complex to improve dark spots, pores, fine lines and wrinkles while also working to brighten and firm the skin.

4. Mele Dark Spot Control Serum, $23.99

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Why we love it: Mele’s Even Dark Spot Control Serum is specifically designed for melanin-rich skin. In the event dark spots come for your skin, this bi-phase serum will help even your complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots thanks to ingredients like 3 percent niacinamide and 0.3 percent pro-retinol.

5. CeraVe Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, $15.69 (Orig. $21.99)

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Why we love it: With over 7,000 reviews, this CeraVe serum is a clear winner among Amazon customers. Not only does this formula feature 10 percent vitamin C, but it also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. Plus, it’s super gentle, fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.

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