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Save or Splurge? Aquaphor Healing Ointment vs. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Is Aquaphor's formula worth paying for, or should you just opt for good ol' Vaseline? Plus, what's the diff between mineral oil and petrolatum?

I love a good ointment. When I get a prescription for topical eczema medication, I always ask for an ointment, not a cream, because I think it’s more effective for my dry skin. So when I noticed a tube of Aquaphor Healing Ointment in my sister’s house, I was excited to give it a try. My hands were feeling pretty dry in that Vegas winter weather. After I scanned the ingredient list, I decided not to use it because it contains lanolin. Unfortunately, my skin isn’t a fan of…

Save or Splurge? Fresh Soy Face Cleanser vs. Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

Both of these cleansers include cucumber fruit extract and hydrolyzed soy protein. Is Fresh's version worth the splurge, or should you say 'yes to' the drugstore-friendly option?

My love of travel-sized face cleansers knows no bounds. It’s actually what drove me to take the plunge and buy my first PLAY! by Sephora box, even though I heard mixed reviews. Once I saw that the box included a cute bottle of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, I was pretty much convinced to click “Add to cart.” Over the course of researching this face wash, I found that many people who like the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (but don’t like the price) have recommended trying out the Yes…

SkinCeuticals Vitamin C dupe comparison: Dr. Brenner vs. Timeless

I asked my dad which dupe looks more appealing (based on the ingredients alone). Read on to C what he had to say.

When a product is as expensive as SkinCeuticals Vitamin C serum, there are always going to be duplicates waiting in the wings, waiting for you to try them. The tricky thing is finding out which dupe is actually worth your money—the last thing you want to do is spend money on a bunch of duplicates that don’t work. You might even end up spending as much as the real thing would have cost in the first place.