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La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Review

This mineral sunscreen was disppointing, to say the least. It promises to be a good option for oily skin but it leaves your skin feeling oilier than ever—and it's hard to wash off.

I’m a pretty frugal person, but I still get the urge to splurge once in a while. And I usually don’t feel too guilty about splurging on sunscreen because it’s an essential product. A few weeks ago, I impulsively purchased a bottle of La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. I bought it on a whim after skimming a few reviews online, and hoped for the best. The reviews were typical of a mineral sunscreen—hard to apply, leaves a white cast, yada yada—so I wasn’t…

Hello Bello Mineral Sunscreen review

This SPF 55+ sunscreen is designed to be safe for babies and adults alike. It applies smoothly and includes beneficial ingredients like bisabolol and shea butter.

Another day, another zinc oxide-based sunscreen to review. Today I’m going to share a review of a sunscreen I first started using last summer: Hello Bello Minteral Sunscreen SPF 55+. I liked it enough to bring it on vacation to Hawaii, and it did its job. We didn’t get sunburned! And the water resistance was put ot the test because we were outside walking around (i.e., sweating) and swimming. It’s marketed to babies, but it works well on adults, too.

Trader Joe's Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 review

This SPF 40 sunscreen is a little oily, but it doesn't leave too bad of a white cast. It also contains some nice ingredients like jojoba oil and green tea extract.

Shopping at Trader Joe’s was always such an ordeal when I lived in NYC. Right when you get in the store, you see the back of the line, because it snakes around the entire store. It’s actually more efficient to go there with a partner, so one person can stand in line while the other weaves through the aisles and frantically swipes items off the shelves. It is not a relaxing experience, to say the least. Now that I live in California, shopping at Trader Joe’s is a normal…