When you think of Walmart, you probably think about its vast array of homewares, appliances, clothing, toys or groceries. But amazing skincare products? Maybe not.
Sure, Walmart has long been a destination for drugstore beauty essentials. What you might not know is that it's now also stocking some of the best Korean lines, clean beauty formulas, and everything in between.
I was surprised to discover my Holy Grail retinoid and BHA treatment, along with some of my all-time favourite brands (like Versed, Pyunkang Yul and Benton). I even found my go-to micellar water, lanolin balm and collagen supplement!
So if you’re like me and into clean ingredients, lightweight textures and products that truly work—rest assured that there are plenty of options. And the best part? Everything is at Walmart’s everyday low prices.
Read on for my top Walmart skincare buys.
The Best Walmart Skincare Products of 2022
A313 Cosmetic Cream with Retinyl Palmitate
It’s no secret that I love A313 Cosmetic Cream with Retinyl Palmitate. This made-in-France retinoid treatment is so effective that I’ve gone through multiple tubes over the last few years! With the texture of an ointment, it packs a potent, stabilized dose of retinyl palmitate to help with signs of aging, breakouts, pigmentation and large pores. See my full review here.
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is a K-beauty BHA treatment that I can't live without. It contains 4% betaine salicylate, a gentler and more hydrating alternative to salicylic acid, in a non-greasy liquid-gel. I swear by this product for treating and preventing breakouts, smoothing my skin, and giving me a glow. See my full review here.
Foreo Luna Mini 2
If you’re not using a cleansing brush as part of your nighttime skincare routine, the Foreo Luna Mini 2 could be a real game-changer. This travel-friendly, waterproof device is far more effective than washing with your fingers alone. Thanks to the gentle silicone bristles and sonic pulsations, it takes off 99.9% of dirt, oil, makeup and dead skin.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O
The OG micellar water, Bioderma Sensibio H2O, is a cult classic for a reason. I swear by it for removing any type of makeup without irritating sensitive skin or eyes. It does such a good job, it can even replace your regular cleanser. This has been one of my staples for the past decade!
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream is a lightweight but nourishing moisturizer that I think is suitable for just about everyone. Created by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Seoul, Korea (which focuses on sensitive skin in particular), it is both silicone-free and fragrance-free. It also sinks in fast for a fresh, non-greasy finish.
Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream
Another moisturizer that I highly recommend is Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream. It has a weightless gel-cream texture that feels amazing on your skin, but it’s also really nourishing, thanks to its mix of squalane, hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil (and no silicones or fragrance). No wonder one tube sells every two minutes!
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner
As one of my favourite toners, Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner has exfoliating, calming, hydrating and clarifying benefits. The magic ingredients are aloe vera, snail mucin and 0.5% salicylic acid, which work together to moisturize, calm inflammation, and remove dead skin and sebum. Any skin type can use this after cleansing and before acids or hydrators.
Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
Believe it or not, you can now get one of the most powerful retinoids without a prescription (and without breaking the bank!). Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment contains 0.1% adapalene, which is superior to tretinoin for treating acne, with less irritation. It also helps with wrinkles and sun damage—but go slow, because this stuff is strong!
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum
If you’re looking for a gentle but effective vitamin C serum, Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum should be on your list. This clean formula is high in sodium ascorbyl phosphate, a stable, non-irritating alternative to L-ascorbic acid with brightening, antioxidant and anti-acne benefits. It’s bolstered by ferulic acid and vitamin E, and is free of fragrance and silicone.
Mario Badsecu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Mario Badsecu Enzyme Cleansing Gel has been around for as long as I can remember, and it’s still a bestseller to this day. This non-foaming, sulfate-free gel cleanser is ideal for oily and combination skin. It’s so beloved because it effortlessly removes excess oil, makeup and debris, but doesn’t dry out your skin.