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It is well known that there is no association between the cost of a moisturizer and its ability to moisturize the skin. Approximately 80% of all facial moisturizers, eye creams, night creams, serums and anti-aging creams have similar ingredients. There is a fascination amongst women that the more they spend on a product, the better it will work.

We’re here to share 5 ‘redhead friendly’ approved drugstore moisturizing products thanks to Debra Jaliman MD, Professor & Author of Skin Rules. “Redheads, there are some great drugstore moisturizers available for sensitive skin, it’s just a matter of finding the right ones,” she shares.

Debra Jaliman MD breaks down why each product is great for a redhead, particularly if they have sensitive skin. Keep in mind, individuals with sensitive skin should avoid products containing fragrance, retinoids, and alpha/beta hydroxy acids. Practice using products with the fewest ingredients.

Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream:

“It is made without parabens, dyes, fragrances or formaldehyde. For redheads with sensitive skin, you will love this.”

($14, Shop now)

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 30 + PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

This is the all-day bundle pack from CeraVe includes a day and night lotion to help repair, restore, and maintain a protective skin barrier.


($13 each, Shop now)

Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid:

It contains hyaluronic acid, which is a great ingredient to look for if you experience dry skin. It’s a great drugstore pick for redheads.

($12, Shop now)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel-Cream Face Moisturizer:

“This Neutrogena moisturizer is a rich face lotion formulated with hyaluronic acid to relieve intense dryness by providing long-lasting moisturizing power.”


($16, Shop now)

Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer:

“Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this moisturizer is both lightweight, oil-free and ultra-gentle.”

($9, Shop now)

If you have specific questions about your skin, see a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation.

Rock it like a Redhead!