Comparison

Save or Splurge? Fresh Soy Face Cleanser vs. Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

Both of these cleansers include cucumber fruit extract and hydrolyzed soy protein. Is Fresh's version worth the splurge, or should you say 'yes to' the drugstore-friendly option?

My love of travel-sized face cleansers knows no bounds. It’s actually what drove me to take the plunge and buy my first PLAY! by Sephora box, even though I heard mixed reviews. Once I saw that the box included a cute bottle of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, I was pretty much convinced to click “Add to cart.” Over the course of researching this face wash, I found that many people who like the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (but don’t like the price) have recommended trying out the Yes…

Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin formula change + review

What changed in the Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin's new formula? Let's hear My Dad the Chemist's take on the changes.

I love to travel—and I always have a hard time squeezing everything into my TSA-approved bag of beauty products. So I’m always curious about solid versions of skincare staples, including Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin, which is marketed as a facial cleansing bar for sensitive skin. It comes packaged in a simple paper box and could easily fit into my backpack when I’m traveling. Since it’s 100% solid and 0% liquid, it won’t take up any room in my precious…

THE INKEY LIST Retinol Serum review: Turn back the clock for pennies?

My first impressions of this serum after a few weeks of use. Plus, what kind of retinol (and what concentration) does it actually contain?

THE INKEY LIST, to put it in Zoolander lingo, is…“so hot right now.” This company continues to take the world of skincare by storm, following in the tradition of transparent, affordable skincare that has garnered so much success for the The Ordinary. However, instead of The Ordinary’s signature glass bottles with droppers, THE INKEY LIST products are packaged in plastic tubes or bottles with black-and-white labels. The company only sells 20 skincare products, all of…