December 24, 2019 at 05:30PM by CWC
I’m a sucker for a best-seller list, especially when it involves beauty products. If a product is flying off of the shelves, it usually indicates skin-boosting/hair-rejuvenating/beautifying pigment powers that a lot of people are running to get their hands on, which gives me FOMO and convinces me that I need it in my arsenal, too. So when drugstore beauty hotspot CVS tells us that certain beauty products were not only best-sellers in 2019 but also 2018—AKA the ultimate must-haves for two years in a row—my skin perked right up.
Which beauty products are the hot-ticket items with staying star power? According to CVS, their absolute top sellers for the past two years are a mix of cult-fave makeup essentials (including a drugstore mascara, which is always so good), a dermatologist-beloved facial cleanser, acne-busting pimple patches, and a makeup remover that’s garnered tons of five-star reviews. Without further ado, I present to you the five best-selling beauty products at CVS that made the ranks for the past two years.
Considering how drugstore mascara has always been just as good (if not better) than its more expensive competitors, this one’s not such a surprise. The top of the list is this baby by L’Oreal Paris, which gives your lashes a fringe effect but is easy to wash off with soap and water.
2. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, $9
If you’re looking for an eyeliner that doesn’t budge and just glides across your eyes for an easy application (and smudges beautifully, might I add), Revlon makes this makeup staple. Feeling adventurous? It also comes in blue, purple, teal, and green hues for more of a bold pop.
3. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, $10
Making the ranks is one of the most dermatologist-recommended skin-care products of all time: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. Derms and people with sensitive skin love it for a gentle cleanse that gets the job done sans irritation.
4. Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots, $5
With five bucks, you can buy yourself a matcha latte… or you can snag these pimple patches that CVS consistently sells a ton of. They’re a K-beauty cult-fave that blurs zits as the hydrocolloid works to quash your pimple by sucking out the gunk.
Neutrogena’s makeup remover wipes have been a skin-care staple for years, and are the best-selling option at CVS. They’re incredibly gentle, and wipe away the most stubborn mascara without leaving your skin dry afterwards.