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Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Sunscreen SPF 50 review

Is the face version worth the extra cost, or should you just go for the original? Plus, how this product compares to Aveeno's, which has a virtually identical ingredient list.

Neutrogena is a master of marketing: “Sheer Zinc” is a great phrase. Old-school zinc was pasty—”sheer zinc” is nothing like that. It’s next-generation. It’s sheer. It’s mineral-based. It’s a no-fuss way to take good care of your skin. Unfortunately, we’re not quite at a place where zinc-based sunscreens can be completely sheer just yet. But I will say that Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Sunscreen SPF 50 is a pretty great step in the right…

Aveeno Positively Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 review

This SPF 50 physical sunscreen is very similar to Neutrogena's Sheer Zinc Sunscreen—both contain exactly 21.6% zinc oxide and oats to soothe sensitive skin.

I love trying zinc oxide sunscreens. Over the course of 2019, I’ve tried quite a few, including: Bare Republic Face Sunscreen SPF 30, All Good Sunscreen Butter SPF 50+, Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen SPF 50, Badger Clear Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, Hawaiian Sol SPF 50 Reef Safe Sunscreen. And that’s just listing the solely zinc oxide-based ones. I’ve also tried other physical sunscreens that contain a mixture of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask review

If your skin is dry or irritated, give it the chance to drink up this smoothie-like mask of soothing, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Every year, after the holiday season has come and gone, I’m left with the unsettling realization that we still have several months of cold weather ahead. Thankfully, we have Christmas (and in my case, birthday) presents to comfort us until spring finally decides to show up. I received an Origins bestsellers gift set from a dear friend of mine, and I’ve been slowly working my way through it—so look out for more Origins product reviews to come! Today’s post will focus on the…