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EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen SPF 46 review

This dermatologist favorite is packaged in an airless pump, and includes 9% zinc oxide but doesn't lighten your skin at all. Plus, it includes 5% niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate.

EltaMD is a darling among dematologists—and a highly popular choice in the online-shopping world, too. The company currently holds **half** of the top 10 slots in the “facial sunscreens” category on Amazon (#1, #2, #5, #6, and #8, to be exact). Even though EltaMD products are pricier than the Neutrogena/Coppertone/etc. options that you’d find at your local drugstore, I think they’re worth the splurge when you consider the importance of high-quality sun care. Sunscreens…

Save or Splurge? CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion vs. Equate

Comparing CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion and the generic Walmart version. Spoiler alert: They're more similar than you think!

I’ve never tried Walmart beauty or personal care products before, but the other day, I was browsing the Walmart website and I noticed that Equate (Walmart’s house brand) makes a generic version of CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. This post will compare these two products’ ingredients side by side to see if you it’s worth splurging on CeraVe, or saving a few bucks by buying Equate instead.

Stratia Soft Touch AHA vs. The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Review

I thought these two mandelic acid peels sounded very similar. But my dad took one look at the ingredients and picked a definitive winner.

Recently, I stumbled upon a product that was quite similar to The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA 2%: Stratia Soft Touch AHA. Both products are formulated with 10 percent mandelic acid, and include hyaluronic acid. I asked my dad to compare and contrast the two ingredient lists to see if he thought they were comparable, or if one was superior to the other. Spoiler alert: He strongly preferred one of them for people with sensitive skin!