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Sun Bum Original vs. Mineral SPF 50 sunscreen comparison review

Both of these sunscreens were available at The Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii. Which one is superior?

Sun Bum was founded in 2010 and offers vegan, cruelty-free products that support the beach lifestyle. I love their packaging, too—it looks just like the bottle has been carved out of a surfboard. I’ve always been curious about their sunscreens, so I was pleased to see that the Four Seasons resort in Maui offered complimentary “reef-friendly” Sun Bum SPF 15, 30, and 50 sunscreen to their guests. (As you might have guessed, I only hit up the SPF 50 throughout my stay.) Later,…

Grand Wailea Maui Spa Grande Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Body Lotion Review

The Grand Wailea is like paradise on Earth—unfortunately, the hotel provides toiletries that could be unsuitable for people with sensitive skin or color-treated hair.

I just got back from a weeklong vacation in Maui, where I spent most of my nights at the Grand Wailea resort. This is a really impressive hotel—the landscaping and gardens are amazing, and once you combine all that with the ocean view, it’s simply breathtaking. Parts of the hotel felt almost Italian or European, with the terra cotta colored tiles. I’m a light packer—between the pair of us, we brought two backpacks, one carry-on roller bag, and one tote bag. Since I hate checking in…

AcneFree Sulfur Mask Review: Your BFF for calming acne flareups

This mask is travel-friendly and the perfect heavy-duty defense against cystic acne and whiteheads.

I just got back from vacation, and realized that, despite having eaten tons of sugary and fatty food, my skin actually improved. Perhaps this helps validate a minimalist approach to skincare—it really forces you to ask yourself which products will truly help your skin stay on track. What goes into your TSA-friendly travel bag of skincare products? I’ll get into mine in more detail in a future post, but today I want to highlight one of those travel-friendly essentials with you: the AcneFree…