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Save or Splurge? Aquaphor Healing Ointment vs. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Is Aquaphor's formula worth paying for, or should you just opt for good ol' Vaseline? Plus, what's the diff between mineral oil and petrolatum?

I love a good ointment. When I get a prescription for topical eczema medication, I always ask for an ointment, not a cream, because I think it’s more effective for my dry skin. So when I noticed a tube of Aquaphor Healing Ointment in my sister’s house, I was excited to give it a try. My hands were feeling pretty dry in that Vegas winter weather. After I scanned the ingredient list, I decided not to use it because it contains lanolin. Unfortunately, my skin isn’t a fan of…

Neutrogena vs. Trader Joe's sunscreen stick comparison: Who makes the better option?

Which stick is the best pick in this head-to-head comparison?

If you don’t like the feeling of applying sunscreen with your fingers, sunscreen sticks are the way to go. A sunscreen stick also provides a much easier way to apply sunscreen on a squirmy baby’s face. Sunscreen sticks also travel friendly and portable—great for keeping in your handbag for a quick touchup on a high UV index day. Today, I’d like to compare two sunscreen sticks: Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 60+ vs. Trader Joe’s Mineral…

Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel Cream Review

This eye gel cream is lightweight and packed with goodies like sodium hyaluronate, bisabolol, licorice root extract, and niacinamide.

The last time I bought a bottle of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, it included a free sample of Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel Cream. What a nice surprise! It looks Cetaphil released this new product sometime in the spring of this year. Cetaphil isn’t just any old drugstore brand—it has gained a cult following among people who like skincare basics that won’t irritate their skin, but still get the job done. So I was excited to see what sort of eye cream Cetaphil had formulated—and if it…