Skincare

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…

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…

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion Review: A no-frills lotion for hands, body, and face

This is one of my all-time favorite products for moisturizing dry hands at night. It also works as a facial moisturizer in a pinch.

I’m in a long-term relationship with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion. Ever since I discovered it in high school, I’ve used it pretty much every night before going to sleep. When I’m running low on this product, I always, always make sure to order more right away. Finding the right lotion for your needs is very similar to dating—there may be many fish in the sea, but a lot of them are duds. I’ve tried a LOT of lotions over the course of my life. My biggest…