Hand lotion

Gloves in a Bottle Lotion Review: Protect your skin from frequent handwashing

This lotion is a favorite among healthcare professionals because it protects skin from irritation, even in the face of harsh sanitizers and soaps.

I haven’t been able to visit any friends or family for the past few months, but the lemonade of the matter is that I have been writing more emails and making more FaceTime calls, at least. One of my oldest, dearest friends works as a nurse in Los Angeles, so she’s been on my mind a lot lately. She also happens to have eczema, so we both understand the pain of having to deal with dry, itchy patches of skin. She has to wash her hands quite often, so I was trying to think of how I could…

Save or Splurge? Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream vs. Equate Beauty Moisturizing Cream

Is Cetaphil's formula worth paying for, or should you try out Equate's dupe at a fraction of the price?

Store-brand dupes of drugstore mainstays never fail to intrigue me. Why not get the same thing for less moolah? But oftentimes, the items they’re duplicating aren’t exorbitantly expensive in the first place. So the question is: Is it worth splurging just a little more to get the name brand, or should you save a little bit of money and go with the dupe? I don’t have a definitive answer for you. The quality of store-brand dupes can vary, and name brands are under pressure to…

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…