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Save or Splurge? Seventh Generation Free & Clean Fragrance-Free Hand Soap vs. Amazon Presto! Fragrance-Free Hand Soap

If you're looking for a gentle, fragrance-free hand soap, both of these are great options—but Amazon's version is much more affordable.

Choosing a gentle hand soap is very important for keeping hand eczema under control. Unfortunately, many liquid hand soaps contain dyes and fragrances, which can aggravate your skin for no good reason. Bar soaps can be a good alternative, since it’s often easier to find a fragrance-free bar soap than a fragrance-free liquid hand soap. But if you’re looking for a gentle, effective liquid hand soap that won’t aggravate your skin, look no further than Seventh Generation Free &…

Once in a while, as I’m winding down my weekly Whole Foods grocery shopping, I treat myself to one product from the beauty section. As part of my lifelong fascination with generic store brand versions of name brand products, I usually like to try something from 365 Everyday Value, Whole Foods’s house brand. So far, I’ve tried the fragrance-free shampoo and conditioner, gentle face cleanser, and glycerin soap bar. Today, I’m reviewing the Whole Foods Moisturizing Lotion,…

Save or Splurge? Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream vs. Equate Beauty Moisturizing Cream

Is Cetaphil's formula worth paying for, or should you try out Equate's dupe at a fraction of the price?

Store-brand dupes of drugstore mainstays never fail to intrigue me. Why not get the same thing for less moolah? But oftentimes, the items they’re duplicating aren’t exorbitantly expensive in the first place. So the question is: Is it worth splurging just a little more to get the name brand, or should you save a little bit of money and go with the dupe? I don’t have a definitive answer for you. The quality of store-brand dupes can vary, and name brands are under pressure to…