Bargain Hunters, Get Ready: These Are the Beauty Drugstore Products of 2021 So Far
When it comes to all the handy things we can buy for cheap at our nearest drugstore, we'll never not praise its beauty aisles. Whether you're perusing your local Target, CVS, or Walgreens, the beauty aisles of all of these stores are home to some pretty next-level products that can sometimes offer you the same results as those high-ticket items — only they'll keep you from bursting into tears when analyzing your next credit card statement.
While we found ourselves pretty taken with all of the drugstore beauty buys that launched in 2020, a brief look ahead to 2021 proves that there's way more where all of those products came from. The next year will be rife with affordable drugstore products that'll fit all of your beauty needs from hair care to makeup to skin care.
To get a look at all the fun things heading to a drugstore near you in 2021, read ahead.
John Frieda Blue Crush Shampoo
Blondes shouldn't get to have all the fun. In the same way that color-correcting purple shampoo exists to eliminate brassy tones from blond hair, blue shampoos like the new John Frieda Blue Crush Shampoo ($10, available in January) are meant to knock out stubborn orange tones in brown hair that's been lightened or highlighted in the past.
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara
The "sky high" in Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara ($9) isn't an embellishment. Available in four colors, this mascara was formulated with bamboo extract and fibers to give you the boldest, most voluminous lashes you've ever seen.
Pantene Miracle Rescue 10-in-1 Spray
We'd describe the Pantene Miracle Rescue 10-in-1 Spray ($7, available in January) in the same way that we'd describe ourselves: it's a multitasking queen that moisturizes, detangles, repairs damage, and protects against high temperatures. The best part is that it can do all this without making the hair feel weighed down with product.
Head & Shoulders Supreme Color Protect Shampoo
For anyone with a dry scalp and color-treated hair, look no further than the Head & Shoulders Supreme Color Protect Shampoo ($9). It uses a color-safe formula with Manuka honey extract to hydrate while keeping your dye job (and the time and money you spent on it) from sliding down the drain.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Tinted Moisturizer
The L'Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Tinted Moisturizer ($17, launching January 2021) is a witch hazel and aloe vera-infused formula that provides natural coverage without making your skin feel heavy and weighed down. It also features broad spectrum SPF 19 to keep your skin glowing and protect it from the elements.
Aveeno Hair Sunflower Oil Blend Conditioner
The Aveeno Hair Sunflower Oil Blend Conditioner ($9) is like summer in a bottle. The product uses a blend of sunflower oil that'll winter-proof your hair and strengthen it against potential damage caused by environmental changes and color.
Head & Shoulders Clinical Moisturizing Scalp Cream
Not every day is a wash day, which is why the Head & Shoulders Clinical Moisturizing Scalp Cream ($10) is perfect for those in-between days. It's formulated with Manuka honey to deliver extra hydration and zinc to keep your scalp dandruff-free when you need it most — especially come winter.
NYX Professional Makeup Marshmallow Primer
Any beauty product that makes us think of dessert is one we can get behind — especially one like the NYX Professional Makeup Marshmallow Primer ($17), using which is like receiving the benefits of 10 different products in one. The product is infused with marshmallow root extract that's meant to soothe, hydrate, and tone the skin, leaving you with a smooth canvas to apply your makeup on.
Nexxus Curl Define Conditioner
Enriched with proteins and essential oils, the Nexxus Curl Define Conditioner ($18) can be used as both a moisturizer and a detangling product to promote the bouncy, shiny, and all-around healthy curls.
Tresemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream
The Tresemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream ($5) uses a moisture-rich formula to add some extra definition to curly and wavy hair sans the drying feeling.
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Balm
The Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Balm ($11) is one of four products included in the brand's all-new radiance-boosting collection. It features a gentle blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and rosewater to boost the skin's hydration and even out the skin tone.
Schmidt's Rose + Vanilla Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant
The trusted formula for Schmidt's Rose + Vanilla Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant ($7) recently got an update that features more magnesium for up to 24 hours of odor protection.