Drugstore beauty

Olay Complete Moisturizer Sensitive SPF 15 Review

A mom-approved sunscreen that's fragrance-free, lightweight, and doesn't clog pores.

From the name of this blog, you might (correctly) surmise that I tend to pepper my dad with more questions about the products I use every day. But today I’m going to flip the switch and talk about a product that came recommended by my mom: Olay Complete Moisturizer Sensitive (SPF 15). She bought a two-pack of this at Costco, and liked it so much that she suggested that I start using it, too. When someone like my mom recommends something to you, you listen, because she has pretty high…

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.

Why I love using Vaseline on extremely dry skin

I recently discovered that good ol' Vaseline is a miracle worker for my dry, flaky skin patches—and it turns out that dermatologists agree.

After my less-than-ideal experience with Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream, I am wary of trying any other Laneige products unless someone I trust fervently recommends it to me. Even though I always hear lots of good buzz around Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask, I’m not really tempted to try it because I have something that works for just a fraction of the price: Vaseline.