Drugstore beauty

Garnier Papaya Hair Mask Review

This product is made of 98% naturally derived ingredients, and can be used as a conditioner, mask, or leave-in treatment.

My hair grows super slowly. This means that I get to save time and money by getting fewer haircuts (I only get it cut two or three times a year) and hair coloring treatments, but it also means that my hair starts looking lifeless and dull pretty quickly, because it’s been hanging around so long. I signed up for the Walmart Beauty Box a while ago, and the January box had a “Hydration Heroes” theme. One of the products in this box was a single-use pack of the Garnier Papaya Hair…

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Review: A rich but non-comodogenic, non-irritating moisturizer

This non-comodogenic moisturizer is richer and thicker than CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion, but less thick than a cream—a great option for dry climates.

Everyone in my family has dry, sensitive skin (either eczema or psoriasis all around), so we always need a bottle of lotion in every room. Recently, my parents have gotten really into Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. Last time I visited them, this was the brand that was in every room of the house. Anyway, I was drawn to the minimalist packaging and the words “non-comodogenic” made me wonder if I could use it as a facial moisturizer. Lo and behold, I could—and I did. I even brought it…

What's the deal with self-heating shaving creams?

One particular shaving cream claims to deliver a heating sensation that helps open up pores. Find out if my dad thinks it will live up to its marketing claims.

Recently, I spotted an interesting product at the drugstore: a shaving cream that claimed to be “self-heating” and had a giant “PATENT PENDING” stamp on its label. I was intrigued, to say the least—so I snapped a picture and made a mental note to check it out later. One of my dad’s specialties was developing shave prep products, so I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on this product. Here’s what he had to say about Van Der Hagen…