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A few thoughts on buying skincare online vs. in a brick-and-mortar

When should you shop online, and when should you buy something in person? It depends.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the pros and cons of buying stuff online vs. in a brick-and-mortar store. I probably shop online a lot more than many other people, mostly because of (a) where I live, and (b) how lazy I am. Here are the main reasons why I do most of my shopping online:

Tinted sunscreen guide: A brief exploration of tinted ingredients

What ingredient(s) in mineral sunscreens provide a 'natural tint'?

Isn’t it funny how you can go through life not knowing what’s right under your nose? Even if you put it there yourself? I recently came to realize that aluminum oxide and iron oxides are everywhere! If you use or have ever used any sort of BB cream, tinted moisturizer, or tinted sunscreen, you’ve probably rubbed one or more of these ingredients on your face every day.

Australian Gold Defends its SPF 50 Claims

Australian Gold responds to my questions about their SPF 50 claims, and why they don't have the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation.

So remember how I had a sunscreen awakening of sorts last week? The FDA requires manufacturers to provide clinical data in order to back up their SPF claims, but as consumers, we have no real way to verify the quality of the testing labs that the manufacturers use.