Drugstore beauty

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.

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion Review: A no-frills lotion for hands, body, and face

This is one of my all-time favorite products for moisturizing dry hands at night. It also works as a facial moisturizer in a pinch.

I’m in a long-term relationship with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion. Ever since I discovered it in high school, I’ve used it pretty much every night before going to sleep. When I’m running low on this product, I always, always make sure to order more right away. Finding the right lotion for your needs is very similar to dating—there may be many fish in the sea, but a lot of them are duds. I’ve tried a LOT of lotions over the course of my life. My biggest…

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM formula change: What's different in the new formula? (2020 edition)

The new formula is now paraben-free—but that's not the only thing that's different. Let's hear My Dad the Chemist's take on all the changes.

A reader recently reached out to ask about some disappointing changes they had noticed in a fairly new bottle of CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. The new formula smelled terrible, and it created a temporary burning sensation upon application. Here’s what they said: