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Stridex Maximum Pads review

These pads are alcohol-free, but contain fragrance and a preservative that may not be great for people with sensitive skin.

If you have acne, you’ve probably heard about the Stridex pads I’m writing about today. These pads are easy to use, pretty cheap, and they claim to be “easy on skin, tough on acne.” This last point is easier said than done. Although acne is a serious problem, acne treatments can sometimes do more harm than good. The FDA has received a number of complaints from consumers who experienced allergic reactions and/or irritation in response to acne products that included benzoyl…

eos Cucumber Melon Lip Balm Review: It's like candy for your lips

This is the cutest package of cucumber melon lip balm you'll ever meet—I just wish it would tone down the fragrance.

eos is a lowercase acronym that stands for “evolution of smooth.” You’ve probably seen this company’s distinctive lip balms at the drugstore before—they come in these round “spheres” that are pretty awesome.The surface area of each orb is much larger than your average tube of ChapStick. A friend recently gave me a pack of eos cucumber melon lip balm and it instantly put a smile on my face…after all, I’m a sucker for beautiful (and recyclable!)…

Freeman Apple Cider Vinegar Mask Review

This product doubles as a face mask and a scrub, but I like to use it as a mask.

When I was at Ricky’s the other day, a store associate happened to be passing by while I was studying the ingredients label of the Freeman mask. She said, “Not gonna lie—that mask is awesome.” Something about the way she said it made me believe her (or maybe I just wanted to buy something). Anyway, I ended up purchasing it and using it that very night. Yes, I’m heavily swayed by in-person recommendations from strangers (at least when they appear to be genuine). Today,…