Review

Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo Review

What goes in this clarifying shampoo, and who should use this type of product?

If you use a lot of hair products like hairsprays, gels, waxes, and the like—or if you just want your scalp to feel squeaky clean—there is a whole product category targeted to you: clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos are usually formulated with strong detergents like lauryl sulfates or laureth sulfates. They are designed for normal to oily hair, and help remove product buildup from your scalp and hair. However, they are typically too strong for color-treated hair, or dry/frizzy hair, since…

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen Stick review

This SPF 60+ stick is for babies, but great for all ages. Plus, it doesn't contain potentially comedogenic ingredients like many other sticks.

In theory, sunscreen sticks sound like a great product. They’re easy to apply and you can throw ‘em in your handbag without worrying about potential spillage. But after scouring various product pages, I realized that many mineral/physical sunscreen sticks aren’t designed with acne-prone people in mind. Many of them contain at least one of the ingredients on Acne.org’s list of comedogenic ingredients to avoid—typically cocoa butter and/or coconut oil. Let me show you a few…

Bare Republic Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 review

This sunscreen is the tinted version of Bare Republic's regular facial sunscreen, and contains the same trio of antioxidant-rich oils: grape seed, carrot seed, and raspberry seed.

Remember those heavily discounted Bare Republic sunscreens I saw at Duane Reade (my local drugstore) a few months ago? I went back about a week after I first bought those and they were completely gone…replaced by Christmas merchandise. At least I had the chance to snag more than one bottle that day, including Bare Republic Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.