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Target Up & Up Classic Clean Hand Soap review

This soap is a dupe of Softsoap Aquarium Series Hand Soap, but it contains harsher preservatives, which makes it a potentially risky choice for those with sensitive skin.

Fragrance-free hand soaps are hard to spot. For some reason, companies don’t think people will accept hand soaps unless they smell nice. I wish we had more options. A while ago, I accidentally bought Target Up & Up Classic Clean Clear Hand Soap without realizing that it contained fragrance. When it arrived, I didn’t want to waste it so I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, it aggravated my eczema and reinforced the idea that I should look for better hand soap options,…

Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo Review

What goes in this clarifying shampoo, and who should use this type of product?

If you use a lot of hair products like hairsprays, gels, waxes, and the like—or if you just want your scalp to feel squeaky clean—there is a whole product category targeted to you: clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos are usually formulated with strong detergents like lauryl sulfates or laureth sulfates. They are designed for normal to oily hair, and help remove product buildup from your scalp and hair. However, they are typically too strong for color-treated hair, or dry/frizzy hair, since…

Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen review

This sunscreen blends in nicely but leaves a bit of an oily residue. It also has a fruity/tropical fragrance.

I loved many things about the Grand Wailea resort in Maui, but one of the most delightful surprises was the easily accessible sunscreen. It’s such a nice convenience for anyone who forgot to pack sunscreen, or couldn’t pack much of it in their already-full luggage. After all, I can only fit so much sunscreen (and by so much, I mean too little) in my TSA-approved baggie. So when I attended a bachelorette party in San Diego a few weeks ago, I was delighted to discover that my friend…