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Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer Review

This product includes glycerin to counteract the drying effects of ethyl alcohol—and the lavender oil helps provide a calming sensation that you don't normally find in hand sanitizers.

I’ve always been intrigued by Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap’s packaging—it’s crammed with a bunch of text, and not unlike baking soda, you can use it in so many ways, from washing your hair to mopping floors to washing your dog (see this example label for the full details). In the quote above, the narrator recognizes the familiar scent of Dr. Bronner’s on an old friend. From reading this, we can gather that Neel no longer lives in the apartment that smelled like…

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask review

If your skin is dry or irritated, give it the chance to drink up this smoothie-like mask of soothing, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Every year, after the holiday season has come and gone, I’m left with the unsettling realization that we still have several months of cold weather ahead. Thankfully, we have Christmas (and in my case, birthday) presents to comfort us until spring finally decides to show up. I received an Origins bestsellers gift set from a dear friend of mine, and I’ve been slowly working my way through it—so look out for more Origins product reviews to come! Today’s post will focus on the…

Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment Review

This spot treatment includes some irritating ingredients that could make it too drying for some people with sensitive skin.

Who doesn’t love a good spot treatment? I’ve tried many kinds over the years—ones that contain salicylic acid, others that use benzoyl peroxide, ones that are clear gels, others that are thick pastes—but I like the ones that contain sulfur the most (even though they smell the worst). Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment is one such spot treatment, and it’s also tinted. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.