Disappointing products

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Wipes review

These cleansing wipes are designed for oily skin, but they made my skin feel slightly too oily and itchy after using them.

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.

artnaturals Vitamin C Serum: A worthy alternative to SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum?

This serum boasts the same holy trinity of antioxidants—at a fraction of the price. But could it really be just as effective as the name brand, or do you get what you pay for?

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…

Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment Review

This spot treatment includes some irritating ingredients that could make it too drying for some people with sensitive skin.

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.