What is glycerin, and why is it used in skin care products?

Let's take a closer look at this popular ingredient and ask my dad what concentration is included in a moisturizer.

Ever since I started blogging about skin care, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the same ingredients pop up over and over again. One of them is glycerin. A few months ago, a reader contacted me with an intriguing question: What’s the typical concentration of glycerin that would be included in a rich facial moisturizer? In this post, we’ll ask my dad that very question and give this ingredient some overdue attention.

Fleur & Bee Nectar of the C Vitamin C serum review

This vitamin C serum includes ferulic acid and vitamin E—making for the same power trio included in the famous SkinCeuticals product.

Today is the first day in a long time that I’ve felt like NYC has solidly escaped winter’s clutches. It’s finally, actually, totally springtime, yay! So it feels appropriate that I’ve been using a product with a very “spring”-like name: Nectar of the C Vitamin C serum. This was one of three products gifted to me by the newly launched skin care brand, Fleur & Bee. I know some people aren’t a fan of cutesy product names, but I don’t mind them so…

Why you should probably buy name-brand sunscreen

If you find a sunscreen that works for you (hallelujah!), it's probably best to stick with it rather than trying a slightly cheaper version.

I received a question from a reader the other day, and it got me thinking about when it makes sense to save or splurge on skincare products. Sara left a comment on the Neutrogena vs. Trader Joe’s Sunscreen Stick Comparison blog post, saying that she had tried Trader Joe’s sunscreen stick as a less expensive alternative to her normal go-to sunscreen stick from ThinkBaby—but unfortunately, the TJ’s version wasn’t able to protect her daughter from sunburn. For reference,…

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