Skincare

What is the difference between carnauba wax and microcrystalline wax, and why should you care?

Knowing the difference between these two waxes could help steer you in the right direction when you make your next lip balm purchase.

Do you ever wonder why wax is used in lip balms and other personal care products? And why do some products contain more than one type of wax? After all, aren’t all waxes pretty similar at the end of the day? Turns out that waxes are more nuanced than we think.

Zapzyt salicylic acid face wash review

This face wash is a fragrance-free, no-frills option to deliver salicylic acid to acne-prone skin. But make sure you aren't allergic to DMDM hydantoin before trying it.

When I reviewed DermaHarmony 2% Salicylic Acid Bar Soap a few weeks ago, I lamented the challenge of finding a fragrance-free, dye-free salicylic acid cleanser other than CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser Review (which is not only a bit pricey but also doesn’t list the percentage of salicylic acid included in the formula). On Instagram, a few people recommended checking out Zapzyt face wash, and I’m glad that they did.

PROcure Rosacare Gel review: A lightweight gel moisturizer for sensitive, redness-prone skin

This product is formulated with beneficial ingredients like licorice root extract, niacinamide, allantoin, and hyaluronic acid. Plus, how does it compare to Cetaphil's Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer?

I love red. After all, it’s the color of Clifford the big red dog, fruit punch-flavored Starbursts, maraschino cherries, Icees at the mall, and Anne of Green Gables’ hair. But I’m not such a fan of the post-acne redness I have on my cheeks. I know I could probably neutralize that redness if I learned how to use makeup, but I’m much more interested in finding a way to nourish and soothe my skin, not just cover up its imperfections. So when Dr. Dray recommended PROcure…