Review

DermaHarmony 2% Salicylic Acid Bar Soap Review: A fragrance-free way to keep acne at bay

This soap bar is fragrance-free and claims to help treat acne. Plus, I asked my dad for his opinion: Are salicylic acid-based face washes generally more effective in liquid form than solid form?

Some people hunt for wildlife. Others hunt for bargains. But me? I like to hunt for niche skin care products that are less likely to aggravate eczema/sensitive skin. Recently, I’ve been looking for a fragrance-free salicylic acid face wash. Sounds like that should be a simple enough product to find, right? (Spoiler alert: It’s not.) Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, and other big brands make plenty of acne face washes that contain 2% salicylic acid as an active ingredient. But for some…

Desert Essence Fragrance-Free Conditioner Review: A nourishing treat for your hair

This fragrance-free conditioner is filled with beneficial ingredients like panthenol, jojoba oil, shea butter, and sea kelp extract.

There are few things I hate more than seeing “naturally derived fragrance” on a product label. I don’t care if the fragrance is naturally derived—I wish companies would just call it what it is: fragrance. Over the first few decades of my life, I haven’t really given a second thought to fragrances in hair products. It’s only over the past year or so that I’ve started to encounter a few bad experiences with irritating hair products. As a result, I’ve been…

tarte tarteguard SPF 30 Sunscreen review

This physical sunscreen is runny and blends in without leaving too much of a white cast. However, if you have oily skin, stay far, far away.

I finally got around to reviewing tarte tarteguard SPF 30 sunscreen, which was included in my Sephora Sunscreen Safety Kit in 2018. This sunscreen is pretty pricey but it does contain a ton of natural extracts that are supposed to deliver beneficial effects beyond just protecting your face from UV radiation. But just how accurate are those claims? I asked my dad for his opinion of this sunscreen and also got him to weigh in on the many marketing claims associated with this sunscreen’s…