Comparison

Save or Splurge? Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream vs. Equate Beauty Moisturizing Cream

Is Cetaphil's formula worth paying for, or should you try out Equate's dupe at a fraction of the price?

Store-brand dupes of drugstore mainstays never fail to intrigue me. Why not get the same thing for less moolah? But oftentimes, the items they’re duplicating aren’t exorbitantly expensive in the first place. So the question is: Is it worth splurging just a little more to get the name brand, or should you save a little bit of money and go with the dupe? I don’t have a definitive answer for you. The quality of store-brand dupes can vary, and name brands are under pressure to…

Walgreens Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen review

This drugstore-brand sunscreen is very thick, pasty, and may not be the most stable formula. Plus, how it compares to NO-AD Naturals Clear Mineral Formula SPF 50.

I love a good deal, but if you buy something that you’re not going to use, it’s no longer a good deal—it’s just a penny saved, a penny wasted. This is exactly the sinking thought that came to mind when I finally tried out that bottle of Walgreens Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen I bought on clearance a while ago. I’m writing this review in hopes of saving others from the same fate: If you see this sunscreen at your local drugstore, save yourself a few bucks and…just.…

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…