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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…

Save or Splurge? Neutrogena Age Shield vs. CVS Health Age Defense Sunscreen

Which option has stronger anti-aging claims in this head-to-head comparison?

I find drug store versions of name brand skincare products to be pretty fascinating. Recently I saw some pretty bold anti-aging claims on two SPF 70 sunscreen options at CVS. One was from the name brand (Neutrogena), while the other was CVS’s generic version, under a very similar name (Age Defense rather than Neutrogena’s Age Shield). A shield is a type of defense, so I think this is pretty much a case where the marketing team looked up “shield” in the thesaurus when it…