Sodium hyaluronate

SkinCeuticals Vitamin C dupe comparison: Dr. Brenner vs. Timeless

I asked my dad which dupe looks more appealing (based on the ingredients alone). Read on to C what he had to say.

When a product is as expensive as SkinCeuticals Vitamin C serum, there are always going to be duplicates waiting in the wings, waiting for you to try them. The tricky thing is finding out which dupe is actually worth your money—the last thing you want to do is spend money on a bunch of duplicates that don’t work. You might even end up spending as much as the real thing would have cost in the first place.

Boscia cactus water moisturizer review

A gel moisturizer that uses sodium hyaluronate + extracts from cactus flower and other plants to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Another day, another Boscia product. Today we’ll be focusing on Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer, which is packaged in a beautiful green tub. According to Boscia, this product is vegan. All Boscia products are cruelty-free, non-comodogenic, free of chemical preservatives, and designed with sensitive skin in mind. I like the sound of all those things!

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen Review: My first Japanese sunscreen

This sunscreen provides the highest-caliber UVA protection, and blends into your skin like a dream—but it also contains potential irritants like fragrance and alcohol (ethanol).

During my trip to Japan last fall, I tried to keep an eye out for the most popular cosmetics (specifically, I was mainly interested in face masks and sunscreens). Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Essence was definitely one of the most commonly spotted products on many shelves, so it seems like it’s pretty popular. The bottle itself looks just like “aqua” and the name reminds me of that dumb (but oh-so-funny) Zoolander commercial.