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Pipette Overnight Brightening Mask review

This overnight mask is a great intro to the world of acids, but it contains an allergen that may be problematic for anyone with sensitive skin.

What do we do overnight, other than dream? Well, one thing you can start doing is improving your skin with an overnight mask! Pipette is a company that primarily makes products for babies, but you know how I love my baby products, because they tend to be less irritating/formulated for sensitive skin. And maybe this is just psychological, but I feel like companies put more thought into formulating baby products because they’re more likely to come under such scrutiny from the public—after…

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…