Drugstore beauty

Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Bar review

This basic bar soap is designed to gently cleanse your face without drying it out.

About a year into this pandemic, I appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a no-frills bar soap more than ever. Soap is an amazing thing, if you think about it. It can help save lives! Though I tend to remain loyal to my favorite moisturizers and hand lotions, I’m more likely to experiment with face washes. Bar soaps have always intrigued me because of how beautiful they look. Whether it takes the form of a nicely shaped cube or elegant curve, I love it all the same. My favorite kind is…

Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer Review: A quality, budget-friendly moisturizer and great alternative to CeraVe

This moisturizer hydrates skin without weighing it down—but it may not be rich enough for very dry skin.

If you’re using Differin or some other treatment that leaves you skin dry, flaky, and irritated, moisturizer becomes more important than ever. So it makes sense that Differin expanded beyond its anti-acne adapalene treatment gel to also offer complementary products like the Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer I’m reviewing today. Oftentimes, fragrance-free or basic moisturizers don’t include many premium ingredients like caffeine, niacinamide, or sodium hyaluronate, but I…

Softsoap Advanced Clean Hand Soap review

This soap is an affordable option for buying in bulk from Costco, but may not be suitable for very sensitive skin because of the dye and fragrance. Plus, find out more about the moisturizing ingredient it contains.

Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about making the switch to a solid bar of soap for washing my hands. The packaging is more eco-friendly and the product itself is potentially more suitable for my hand eczema. Liquid hand soaps generally contain more preservatives (because they contain water), whereas it’s typically easier to find a gentle, non-irritating solid bar soap like Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar.