Skincare

Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen SPF 50 Review

This chemical sunscreen blends in nicely and provides up to 80 minutes of water resistance. However, you may want to choose a different sunscreen if you have sensitive skin.

When given the option between a physical sunscreen and a chemical one, I’ll choose the physical one every time, because many chemical sunscreens irritate my face. But given the option between no sunscreen and a chemical sunscreen, I’ll likely choose the chemical sunscreen if I have to spend some time in the sun. Lately I found myself in that situation, which is why I had the opportunity to try out a chemical sunscreen I would normally never use or buy: Coppertone Water Babies…

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…

Boscia Matcha Magic Super Antioxidant Mask review: Super drying, but maybe worth trying

This mask is free of synthetic dyes and conventional preservatives, but it's also very drying. It may be a fun product for you to try—as long as you're not in a super dry climate.

I’ve had a soft spot for Boscia’s products ever since I learned that this company makes preservative-free products that are free of fragrances and dyes. So when I spotted the Boscia Matcha Magic Super Antioxidant Mask at my local TJ Maxx, I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I’ve also been trying to be more mindful of plastic packaging lately, so a jarred mask seems like a slightly greener alternative to individually packaged sheet masks. This product is also literally…