The 7 Best Products In Target's Premium Skincare Aisle
No matter how many skincare samples I have lying around my desk here at HuffPost or occupying prime real estate in my bathroom at home, I find myself lurking around Target's beauty department fairly often. Who can resist such a selection with so many different price points? Plus, the skincare section was treated to a makeover over the past few months.
In addition to items from affordable brands I love like SheaMoisture, Boots and Sonia Kashuk, Target has introduced premium skincare offerings from high-end and under-the-radar companies, including La Roche-Posay, Vichy and Laneige.
The best part? The premium brands actually cost less than they would at a typical drugstore. Plus, there's really clear signage that explains the product's purpose, so you don't have to rip open the packaging (come on, I know you've done it, too).
Check out the seven best beauty products I discovered in the aisle below.
Own Radiance Brightening Daily Cleanser
I'm willing to try anything that will help me cut down on my morning beauty routine so I can sleep in a little longer so I jumped at this facial product that cleanses and exfoliates at the same time.
Jojoba beads remove all the dirt and grime without stripping your skin, while glycerin and vitamin C add moisture for a hydrated finish. This cleanser is free of fragrances, alcohol and hydroquinone (a common skin-lightening ingredient), so it makes it suitable for all skin types to get their scrub on.
29 Secret Of The Vine Serum Extract
29 creator Lydia Mondavi's family is known for their winemaking, and I'm extremely grateful that she managed to pour that expertise into a cosmetics collection built on grapes.
If you're wondering why in the world you would need a serum in addition to moisturizer and sunscreen, then all you need to do is slather on this product to see it's skin-tightening results. You're welcome.
This Borghese product immediately caught my eye -- the brand dates back to the 14th century.
Boosted with anti-aging ingredients like aloe and grape seed oil, this eye treatment revives delicate skin around the eye area to create a brighter and suppler appearance. Plus, the price tag isn't prohibitive for anyone looking to try out something new.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment
I've been very lucky to not have adult acne -- but when I do get pesky pimples around that "time of the month," I want them gone fast.
The very second I start to feel a breakout, I dab a bit of this acne cream on the problem area. Thanks to a brilliant combination of benzoyl peroxide and a microfoliant, this formula reduces the chances of the pimple coming to a head and smooths out the texture of my skin.
Certified acne skincare game changer.
Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
Heavy face creams aren't my thing -- I like for my skin to feel like it's been moisturized but can still breathe. Even though this cream is on the thicker side, it gets a pass for its ability to absorb into my dry skin and keep my face hydrated for hours on end.
I strongly recommend this for nighttime use or before a long flight. Your skin will thank you if it could.
MD Complete Skin Clearing Non-Irritating Pro Peel 5-Day Treatment
While a facial at your dermatologist or local spa could cost around $100, you can get a healthy-looking complexion right at home for way less by incorporating this peel from MD Complete into your regimen. Bye-bye blemishes, hello brighter skin!
Vichy Neovadiol Elixir
Face oils are all the rage because they can target various skincare issues, including combating oily skin.
This Vichy oil plumps up dull and dry skin with ingredients like shea butter and safflower seed oil and leaves behind a lit-from-within glow. But go easy -- a little goes a long way.