Comparison

Save or Splurge? Aquaphor Healing Ointment vs. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Is Aquaphor's formula worth paying for, or should you just opt for good ol' Vaseline? Plus, what's the diff between mineral oil and petrolatum?

I love a good ointment. When I get a prescription for topical eczema medication, I always ask for an ointment, not a cream, because I think it’s more effective for my dry skin. So when I noticed a tube of Aquaphor Healing Ointment in my sister’s house, I was excited to give it a try. My hands were feeling pretty dry in that Vegas winter weather. After I scanned the ingredient list, I decided not to use it because it contains lanolin. Unfortunately, my skin isn’t a fan of…

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream versus the CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream

Which of these moisturizing creams is better for people of all ages?

I always assume that companies are more mindful of the ingredients in products that they market to babies. I’m not sure if this is actually true, but if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to take a look at baby products, if you aren’t doing so already. On the other hand, baby products tend to be more expensive (just like how products automatically become pricier if you’re buying them for a wedding). The difference is that baby personal care…

Aveeno Positively Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 review

This SPF 50 physical sunscreen is very similar to Neutrogena's Sheer Zinc Sunscreen—both contain exactly 21.6% zinc oxide and oats to soothe sensitive skin.

I love trying zinc oxide sunscreens. Over the course of 2019, I’ve tried quite a few, including: Bare Republic Face Sunscreen SPF 30, All Good Sunscreen Butter SPF 50+, Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen SPF 50, Badger Clear Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, Hawaiian Sol SPF 50 Reef Safe Sunscreen. And that’s just listing the solely zinc oxide-based ones. I’ve also tried other physical sunscreens that contain a mixture of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.