Cocoa seed butter

Acure Curiously Clarifying Conditioner Review

This conditioner helps cleanse/clarify hair by removing buildup. Plus, it's vegan and fragrance-free (but still smells nice, thanks to the extracts and oils).

Over the past year or so, I’ve had some pretty bad experiences with hair care products—they either irritated my skin (ahem, Suave Professionals Sleek & Smooth Conditioner) or gave me a headache from their super strong fragrance (for example, Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray). That’s why I’ve been on a continuous hunt for fragrance-free hair care products. They’re few and far between, so when I find them, I snatch them up right away. Today, I’m…

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…

Palmer's Coconut Oil Body Lotion Review

This body lotion contains lots of different types of oil, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, and even some food-like ingredients. But it may be too oily for some people.

I must preface this review by saying that I absolutely detest coconut. I hate eating it and I also hate smelling it. One time I made the mistake of buying shampoo without smelling it first; I realized that it smelled like coconut while I was already using it, so I had to smell the coconut scent on my hair all day long. I never made that mistake again. I’ll try to put aside my bias for the sake of this review, since today I’m focusing on a coconut-heavy lotion: Palmer’s Coconut…