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Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask Review

This hair mask includes sea buckthorn oil, jojoba oil, panthenol, and other conditioning agents that work together to leave your hair oh-so-glossy after just five minutes.

I received a travel-friendly bottle of Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask in a Sephora Summer Hair Sample Set, and it couldn’t have come a minute sooner. My hair has been feeling pretty dull and lackluster because of the humidity, but this hair mask helped revive it in just five minutes.

SkinCeuticals Vitamin C dupe comparison: Dr. Brenner vs. Timeless

I asked my dad which dupe looks more appealing (based on the ingredients alone). Read on to C what he had to say.

When a product is as expensive as SkinCeuticals Vitamin C serum, there are always going to be duplicates waiting in the wings, waiting for you to try them. The tricky thing is finding out which dupe is actually worth your money—the last thing you want to do is spend money on a bunch of duplicates that don’t work. You might even end up spending as much as the real thing would have cost in the first place.

Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector Review

This treatment claims to fade dark marks associated with acne, but I don't think it lives up to that claim.

Every few months, I get a big, angry pimple that refuses to subside (either in size or redness) for weeks at a time. When you get a pimple like that, there’s nothing you can really do except apply a pimple patch or a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment at night, and hope that the pimple gods smile upon you eventually. Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector is one of the spot treatments I’ve tried, and it falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum between “totally useless” and…