The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

The Best Drugstore Beauty Buys from Real Simple Magazine

We budget beauties have long-known that looking beautiful doesn't have to come at a high price. So we were eager to check out the May 2007 issue of Real Simple magazine, where readers share their picks of 60 budget-friendly moisturizers, sunscreens, shampoos, and more.

We took a gander at the complete list and have to agree with most of the suggested products. All were practical, effective and affordable (which is precisely what you'd expect from Real Simple's loyal readers).

Here, The Budget Babe's handpicked faves from the list:
[1] Best Moisturizing Bar Soap: Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Moisturizing Body Bar, $3.50

[2] Best Shampoo for Fine Hair: Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo, $3.99

[3] Best Body Wash with Lather: Burt’s Bees Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash, $8

[4] Best Face Cleanser for Dry Skin: Vichy Oligo 25 Foaming Cleansing Face Wash, $12

Comments
I use the Body Envy shampoo and have extremely fine hair - and have to disagree. I keep using it because I don't feel like dumping it. If you have highlights - enjoy your new brassiness.
#1 Daria on 2007-04-28 17:20 (Reply)
you're right--the Body Envy shampoo is no magic elixir, in the sense that you won't have big, voluminous hair after using it. but i like it because it's very gentle and doesnt overclean. i use a quarter size amount, no more! smells good too :-)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2007-04-29 00:40 (Reply)
Leave a comment
E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications.
Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.
E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications.