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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…

Suave Professionals Sleek & Smooth Conditioner review: Great for frizzy hair, not so great for sensitive skin

This conditioner helped smooth my hair as promised—but it also irritated my ears so much that I was forced to stop using it.

At Whole Foods, you can see a Purell dispenser that says, “Free of parabens.” Those words may provide comfort to anyone who doesn’t like parabens, but they only make me wonder what those wipes contain instead of parabens. All personal care products usually have to contain preservatives, unless they’re completely water-free (since microbes need water to live)—see a list of preservative-free products here. Anyway, I guess I’ve been thinking about preservatives—and…

Karuna exfoliating foot mask review

This mask is a quick, convenient, mess-free way to renew and pamper tired, dry feet.

Nine out of 10 little sisters agree: Big sisters are expert authorities when it comes to discovering cool new stuff first. I read my sister’s books after she finished reading them, I wore her clothes after she outgrew them, and I listened to the music that she played in the car. So when I visited my sister a few weeks ago, I was more than happy to try out a new product that she picked up a Costco: the Karuna exfoliating foot mask.