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9 Drugstore Skin-Care Buys That Are Even Better Value on Prime Day—And Not One Is Over $20

Ali Finney

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Building a robust skin-care routine takes a lot of trial and error. The product that works for your BFF might be your skin's arch nemesis, so when Prime Day rolls around, it's pretty much the best time to test out products to see if you want to add them to your routine. Over the past few years, drugstore skin care has gotten sufficiently sciencey. We've seen retinols, hyaluronic acids, and alpha-hydroxy acids be plucked from the dermatologist's office and transplanted to the CVS nearest you. And now: Without even leaving your couch, you can score the best drugstore skin-care deals via Prime Day at an even discounted rate than usual.

If you're not sure which products to invest in, keep scrolling below for our picks for each skin type. Whether you are someone with a redness-prone complexion or you're looking to prevent breakouts from happening, every ingredient you need to do so can be found below. What's more, you'll see why dermatologists regularly recommend these "active ingredients" (those that are in products to help solve certain skin issues) to help create homeostasis for each complexion type. All that, and our favorite picks from Amazon's drugstore skin care Prime Day deals right this way.

Best Buys for Acne Prone Skin

First Botany Store All Natural Tea Tree Body Wash — $13.00

For those battling acne or oily skin, the summer can be a tough time to manage breakouts on your chest, back, and beyond. This all-over body wash is made with tea tree and eucalyptus to help kill off bacteria and fungus that can cause skin irritation and the like.

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Differin Gel — $12.00

Allow the “keep it simple” tactic to roll over you as you click add to cart. Derms love this once-prescription-strength retinoid due to the fact that it speeds up cell turnover, which shortens the life of your breakouts. Save 20 percent off this all-star acne treatment at checkout on Prime Day.

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Spot Treatment — $19.00

This benzoyl peroxide-spiked acne treatment helps to quash breakouts at the source, and is constantly being recommended by derms. Today it’s yours with free delivery.

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Best Buys for Dry Skin

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Variety Pack — $11.00

Aquaphor is pretty much skin-type agnostic, which means that it’s great for everyone. Under the right circumstances, however, it can be particularly helpful for dry skin as it forms an impenetrable barrier on the top of the complexion. This makes it impossible for water to evaporate out of the skin, which can help to keep it moisturized.

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L'Oreal Paris Skincare 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid — $20.00

While this vitamin C serum should work well for everyone, the fact that it has hyaluronic acid to help hydrate skin as it fends off free radicals, makes us give it five stars for dryness-prone skin. It’s four bucks off today.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel — $15.00

With $2 off, today is the day to try this cult-fave moisturizer at last. It also has hyaluronic acid, so it’s great for dry complexions; however, unlike many thick creams that are recommended for this skin type, it’s super lightweight due to its gel consistency.

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Best Buys for Sensitive Skin

Burt's Bees Daily Face Moisturizer Cream for Sensitive Skin — $12.00

Made with soothing ingredients like aloe vera, this hypoallergenic moisturizer goes onto skin smoothly and doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel. It’s been tested to help even the most compromised complexions, and earned itself the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. It’s on sale for $2 off today, so give it a whirl if you have reactive skin.

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water — $12.00

This micellar water is kind on all complexions, but we really like it for sensitive skin types thanks to it’s ability to coax away all the dirt and grime from your complexion without any of the super-charged cleansing agents that can irritate skin. It’s discounted today for Prime Day (two bottles for only $12!), so now’s the time to test it out for yourself.

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Avene Thermal Spring Water — $13.00

For those with the most sensitive complexions, this spring water mister can be just the ticket when your skin starts to feel agitated. It’s nothing more than H2O, but it helps to reset and revive the complexion thanks to the fact that its been bottled up from mineral-rich waters in France.

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