We Shopped for Drugstore Skincare Products With NYC's Top Dermatologists

There's a consistent debate regarding drugstore products—whether they're as effective as their pricey counterparts. Can something half the price (if not more) of another product made to serve the same purpose actually work just as well? We set out to answer those questions with two top dermatologists. 

The experiment went like this: We asked each expert to go to their local drugstore with only $100 to spend. Then, they were meant to choose their favorite products, ones they'd recommend to their clients, and explain what about those formulas makes them so special. That way, wading through the confusing, often convoluted marketing and product-packed aisles is a bit easier to master. Below, find each derm's top picks. 

Up next: the best anti-aging creams, according to dermatologists.

This post originally appeared on our sister site Byrdie.