Chapstick

Save or Splurge? ChapStick Lip Moisturizer SPF 12 vs. Harmon Face Values Lip Balm SPF 15

Which brand wins this battle of the moisturizing SPF lip balms?

Along with Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond was one of my favorite stores as a teenager. (Yes, I’m what some might call a “nerd” or an “old soul.”) The “beyond” includes Harmon Face Values, a division of the company that sells health and beauty products—not only name brands but also their own generic versions. I picked up a three-pack of Harmon Face Values sunscreen lip balm the other day. It looks like a dead ringer for ChapStick’s moisturizing lip…

Best zinc oxide-based sunscreen lip balms: Burt's Bees vs. Sprouts

Which company makes a better zinc oxide-based sunscreen lip balm: Burt's Bees or Sprouts (a grocery store)?

I’ve always loved leisurely browsing the aisles of a nice, brightly lit grocery store. One thing I hate about living in NYC is the grocery shopping experience. When I’m shopping in a nice grocery store, I feel on edge because it’s usually pretty crowded—either because of the sheer number of people, the limited square footage, or some combination thereof. In some stores, I also feel like I’m dodging store employees as they restock the shelves, and fellow shoppers who want…

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 20 review

Does this sunscreen lip balm live up to its name? Let's take a closer look.

You know I have a thing for sunscreen lip balms. If it were up to me, all lip balms would contain sunscreen in them by default. What’s not to like? You get to moisturize your lips and protect them from harmful UV rays in one go. But it’s not always easy to find a sunscreen lip balm that gives you everything you’re looking for: the right color, the right moisturizing properties, the right SPF protection.