Review

Suave Professionals Sleek & Smooth Conditioner review: Great for frizzy hair, not so great for sensitive skin

This conditioner helped smooth my hair as promised—but it also irritated my ears so much that I was forced to stop using it.

At Whole Foods, you can see a Purell dispenser that says, “Free of parabens.” Those words may provide comfort to anyone who doesn’t like parabens, but they only make me wonder what those wipes contain instead of parabens. All personal care products usually have to contain preservatives, unless they’re completely water-free (since microbes need water to live)—see a list of preservative-free products here. Anyway, I guess I’ve been thinking about preservatives—and…

Rosette Facial Cleansing Paste White Clay review

This product includes kaolin clay and sodium hyaluronate, and lathers up nicely. Plus, it removes physical sunscreen like a dream and is suitable for oily skin.

One of life’s small luxuries is being able to wash your face at night before you go to bed. There’s nothing more soothing to me than massaging my face, rinsing it with water, and patting it dry with a nice, soft washcloth. It turns out that washing your face at night is not just a luxury—it’s also good for your overall health, because it helps cool down your inner body temperature, which then helps you get a better night’s sleep:

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads review

Nip + Fab makes a 'gentle' version of glycolic peel pads with extra moisturizers and 2% glycolic acid instead of 5% in its normal version.

Today’s post is courtesy of my TJ Maxx skincare addiction, yet again. I spotted a lone package of Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads on the shelf and my eyes were instantly drawn to the words “gentle” and “sensitive” on the packaging. These pads are marketed for sensitive skin, and include moisturizers to help offset any irritation from the 2% glycolic acid (which is a “gentler” concentration than Nip + Fab’s other 5% glycolic peel pads). However,…