Comparison

Save or Splurge? Seventh Generation Free & Clean Fragrance-Free Hand Soap vs. Amazon Presto! Fragrance-Free Hand Soap

If you're looking for a gentle, fragrance-free hand soap, both of these are great options—but Amazon's version is much more affordable.

Choosing a gentle hand soap is very important for keeping hand eczema under control. Unfortunately, many liquid hand soaps contain dyes and fragrances, which can aggravate your skin for no good reason. Bar soaps can be a good alternative, since it’s often easier to find a fragrance-free bar soap than a fragrance-free liquid hand soap. But if you’re looking for a gentle, effective liquid hand soap that won’t aggravate your skin, look no further than Seventh Generation Free &…

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM formula change: What's different in the new formula? (2020 edition)

The new formula is now paraben-free—but that's not the only thing that's different. Let's hear My Dad the Chemist's take on all the changes.

A reader recently reached out to ask about some disappointing changes they had noticed in a fairly new bottle of CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. The new formula smelled terrible, and it created a temporary burning sensation upon application. Here’s what they said:

Softsoap Soothing Aloe Vera Hand Soap review

This soap strangely contains red and yellow dyes, though it is a milky white color. It also contains mild fragrance.

Hand soap is a highly competitive product category. Product labels have to be eye-catching and full of buzzwords like “soothing,” “advanced,” “foaming”, “natural,” you name it. But as consumers, we have the power to look past the marketing—simply by turning the package over and reading the ingredient list. If a product label says “soothing,” you might logically assume that it is designed for people who are concerned about skin…