Lotion

Save or Splurge? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel vs. Equate

Let's compare the iconic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel with the generic Walmart (Equate) version.

Legally Blonde was on TV this weekend. I happened to catch the part where Elle visits Brooke in jail and brings her a gift basket that includes the full line of Clinique skincare products. It turns out that Clinique has been quite successful at product placement in movies and television. That comes as no surprise—the brand has highly recognizable packaging, including the signature pale yellow color of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (and Gel), which is the topic of today’s…

Save or Splurge? CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion vs. Equate

Comparing CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion and the generic Walmart version. Spoiler alert: They're more similar than you think!

I’ve never tried Walmart beauty or personal care products before, but the other day, I was browsing the Walmart website and I noticed that Equate (Walmart’s house brand) makes a generic version of CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. This post will compare these two products’ ingredients side by side to see if you it’s worth splurging on CeraVe, or saving a few bucks by buying Equate instead.

Save or Splurge? CeraVe moisturizing cream vs. CVS moisturizing cream

Pop quiz: Can my dad tell the difference between CeraVe moisturizing cream and the generic CVS version? Spoiler alert: YES.

We may not haggle here in America (at least, not in the big box stores), but boy, we do love a good sale. One of my mom’s favorite sayings is, “Never pay full price,” so I feel like I’ve failed my second-generation upbringing if I pay full price for anything.