Review

Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Bar review

This basic bar soap is designed to gently cleanse your face without drying it out.

About a year into this pandemic, I appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a no-frills bar soap more than ever. Soap is an amazing thing, if you think about it. It can help save lives! Though I tend to remain loyal to my favorite moisturizers and hand lotions, I’m more likely to experiment with face washes. Bar soaps have always intrigued me because of how beautiful they look. Whether it takes the form of a nicely shaped cube or elegant curve, I love it all the same. My favorite kind is…

Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer Review: A quality, budget-friendly moisturizer and great alternative to CeraVe

This moisturizer hydrates skin without weighing it down—but it may not be rich enough for very dry skin.

If you’re using Differin or some other treatment that leaves you skin dry, flaky, and irritated, moisturizer becomes more important than ever. So it makes sense that Differin expanded beyond its anti-acne adapalene treatment gel to also offer complementary products like the Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer I’m reviewing today. Oftentimes, fragrance-free or basic moisturizers don’t include many premium ingredients like caffeine, niacinamide, or sodium hyaluronate, but I…

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion Review: A no-frills lotion for hands, body, and face

This is one of my all-time favorite products for moisturizing dry hands at night. It also works as a facial moisturizer in a pinch.

I’m in a long-term relationship with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion. Ever since I discovered it in high school, I’ve used it pretty much every night before going to sleep. When I’m running low on this product, I always, always make sure to order more right away. Finding the right lotion for your needs is very similar to dating—there may be many fish in the sea, but a lot of them are duds. I’ve tried a LOT of lotions over the course of my life. My biggest…