Jojoba seed oil

Kose Softymo Deep Treatment Cleansing Oil Review

This oil cleanser includes a mix of rice bran oil, mineral oil, and jojoba oil, and is slightly more effective than Kose Softymo Speedy Oil Cleanser.

Ever since dipping my feet in the oil cleansing routine with Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil almost a year ago, I’ve been meaning to try its sister product—Kose Softymo Deep Treatment Cleansing Oil—for a long time now. Both of these oil cleansers are the most affordable options available on Amazon right now. If you look at some of the other ones that are similarly priced, you’ll see that they come in much smaller bottles.

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…

Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Review

A purely physical sunscreen that's affordable and doesn't leave a heavy white cast. It's also formulated with beneficial ingredients like vitamin E and shea butter.

I just spent the past week in Vegas, and boy, did my skin feel like it was actually sizzling in that 100-degree heat. The sun feels much stronger out there—and indeed, the UV index was 9 in Vegas today, compared to 7 in NYC. You can look up the UV index for your city here on the EPA’s website. It definitely served as a catalyst for getting serious about finding a quality sunscreen that I could apply on my body every day (without going broke). And I think I found it: Alba Botanica…