Skincare

Pipette Baby Balm review: Better than plain ol' Vaseline for very dry skin or eczema

Yet again, a baby product comes to the rescue for this adult's eczema flareups.

I never quite know what’s going to trigger an eczema flareup, but I do know that treating the early signs of a flareup makes a huge difference for me. Whenever I start getting small cracks in my hands, I know I can’t just follow my regular regimen (slathering on Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion at night and rarely moisturizing throughout the day) and expect things to miraculously get better. I need to up my game so that my skin doesn’t start to freak out.

Coppertone Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Lotion Review

This sunscreen has a very high percentage of zinc oxide (24.08%!) and doesn't irritate your eyes when you're working out. However, its thick, overly waxy consistency makes it a pain to apply evenly.

On a recent trip, I bought a bottle of Coppertone Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 specifically for my outdoor workouts. True to its “Sport” claim, this sunscreen offered long-lasting coverage, even when I was sweating bullets (unfortunately, I sweat profusely when I work out). Although it’s a decent sunscreen that will do in a pinch, I think there are better mineral sunscreens out there, so I will probably not repurchase this after I’ve used up the bottle.

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50 Review

This liquid mineral sunscreen includes niacinamide, bisabolol, allantoin, SPF boosters, and water resistance ingredients to help ensure that the sunscreen stays on.

Cetaphil has a great reputation as a maker of some of the world’s most beloved moisturizers. Their moisturizing lotion is a favorite around here, so I was excited to hear that they introduced a mineral liquid facial sunscreen. SPF 50, water-resistant, and fragrance-free? Yes, yes, and yes. And it’s entirely based on zinc oxide, which is the FDA-approved sunscreen ingredient that is best for sensitive skin, according to my dad. But wait a minuteā€”it’s a mineral sunscreen, so will…