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Coppertone Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Lotion Review

This sunscreen has a very high percentage of zinc oxide (24.08%!) and doesn't irritate your eyes when you're working out. However, its thick, overly waxy consistency makes it a pain to apply evenly.

On a recent trip, I bought a bottle of Coppertone Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 specifically for my outdoor workouts. True to its “Sport” claim, this sunscreen offered long-lasting coverage, even when I was sweating bullets (unfortunately, I sweat profusely when I work out). Although it’s a decent sunscreen that will do in a pinch, I think there are better mineral sunscreens out there, so I will probably not repurchase this after I’ve used up the bottle.

Green Goo Dry Skin Salve for Eczema review: An effective, mess-free way to calm flareups

This dry skin salve significantly helped soothe my most recent eczema flareup—and it's conveniently packaged in stick form for mess-free application.

As someone who’s always had hand eczema, I can’t imagine life without it. It gets worse during periods of stress or when I’m living in a place with a dry climate. It gets better when I’m taking care of myself and living in a more humid environment. But it’s always there, lurking in the background. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that a few intermediary measures can go a long way in keeping flareups at bay. For instance, it’s usually worth it to…

Moon Valley Organics Lotion Bar review: A 'solid' way to moisturize dry hands on the go

This bar contains 100% organic ingredients (including soothing comfrey) and 0% preservatives.

Isn’t it amazing how solid water (also known as “ice”) can seem so different from liquid water? But they’re essentially the same substance. The same goes for personal care products, I think. I’ve gone my whole life expecting products to appear in liquid or solid form, based on how I’ve always seen them packaged in the past. Shampoo should be liquid, not solid. The soap I use in the shower can be solid, but hand soap should be liquid. And on and on and on.…