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Moroccanoil Treatment review

This hair treatment includes a mix of argan oil and linseed oil, but it also contains silicones (a cheap filler) and unnecessary dyes and fragrance.

I still remember the first time I discovered the magical qualities of the hair straightener. As an awkward teenager with frizzy, wavy (not in the cute way) hair, I could have benefited from discovering this appliance five years before I finally used it for the first time in college. Since moving to NYC, I haven’t had as much of a problem with frizzy hair, since the NYC humidity seems to actually help tame my hair in comparison to the dry heat of Los Angeles, where I grew up. That’s…

Bare Republic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 review

This sunscreen protects with a mix of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It's also fragrance-free though it does have a coconut-vanilla scent because it contains the coconut oil and vanillin.

Today I’m going to review another one of the deeply discounted Bare Republic sunscreens I scored from my local drugstore’s clearance section. Although this Bare Republic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 says “Sport” on it, and is water/sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes, it’s marketed as a Body Sunscreen. The company also makes an SPF 50 Sport sunscreen. This sunscreen contains quite a few more ingredients than the Bare Republic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 I reviewed the other…

Bare Republic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 review

This sunscreen contains a trio of antioxidant-rich oils—grape seed, carrot seed, and raspberry seed—and is fragrance-free.

Does your local drugstore have a clearance section? I recently scored a few bottles of Bare Republic sunscreen at my local Duane Reade (a subsidiary of Walgreens): Bare Republic Face Sunscreen SPF 30, Bare Republic Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30, and Bare Republic Sport Sunscreen SPF 30. They were priced at a deep discount (less than the price of a coffee!) and all of ‘em were still about a year away from expiration. I also checked the bottles to make sure they were sealed. I’ve always…