The American in me is primed to feel like anything instantly gets glammed up once you slap a French name on it. “Escargot” sounds way more appealing than “snails,” and “merci” seems more refined than “thanks.” So it should probably come as no surprise that I always think of La Roche-Posay as a premium brand, even though it’s widely available in drugstores, and not terribly expensive.
The holy grail of vitamin C serums has to be SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic—but it comes at a crazy high price point. Many companies make similar products because SkinCeuticals is kind enough to spell out the key aspects of its patented formula: 15% vitamin C (in the form of L-Ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (in the form of alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid. SkinCeuticals’s serum includes this specific combination of active ingredients because research has shown that these ingredients make…
Who doesn’t love a good spot treatment? I’ve tried many kinds over the years—ones that contain salicylic acid, others that use benzoyl peroxide, ones that are clear gels, others that are thick pastes—but I like the ones that contain sulfur the most (even though they smell the worst). Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment is one such spot treatment, and it’s also tinted. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.