March and April Empties

I haven't done an empties post since February, so there are lots of items in this post! Muji Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil Previously reviewed. This is the best cleansing oil I've ever used! Acwell Bubble-Free pH Balanced Cleanser Previously reviewed. This cleanser doesn't play nicely with my face so I used it up as a hand … Continue reading March and April Empties

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Chica y Chico Suntana 5.0 Review and Lack of Social Irresponsibility

In case you haven't noticed, I've reviewed quite a few sunscreens on this platform yet none of them have been mineral sunscreens (if you're unfamiliar with the term, these are sunscreens that predominantly use physical filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). I just don't like mineral sunscreens! I don't like the difficulty in applying them, … Continue reading Chica y Chico Suntana 5.0 Review and Lack of Social Irresponsibility

Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

This is the last sunscreen to be reviewed from my first Rakuten haul and the one I'm most conflicted about. This review is LONG overdue, but better late than never, right? Sunkiller makes a lot of sunscreens, some of them are apparently very good, but this is the only one that I've tried. This is an essence type sunscreen, which … Continue reading Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

Outdoors Sunscreen Review & Comparison: Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF 50+ PA++++ vs Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 Broad Spectrum

WHY I BOUGHT THEM When I moved to LA 3 years ago from SF, I promised myself I would learn to surf. That hasn’t happened yet because LA beaches are gross), but I do go to the beach not infrequently to do things like rollerblade and play beach volleyball. However, being the good skincare nut … Continue reading Outdoors Sunscreen Review & Comparison: Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF 50+ PA++++ vs Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 Broad Spectrum

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREEN Pt 2: Stability and Safety of Sunscreen Ingredients, both FDA Approved and Non-Approved

This is a continuation of the Sunscreen 101 Series. In Pt 1: UVA rays vs UVB rays + the role of Antioxidants In Pt 2 (this post): Why you should trust the FDA when they deem an ingredient safe Overview of FDA approved UV filters Should you use non-FDA approved filters? Overview of non-FDA approved … Continue reading WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREEN Pt 2: Stability and Safety of Sunscreen Ingredients, both FDA Approved and Non-Approved