Finally, a Body Scrub That Doubles as Pretzel Dip

Haven’t you always wanted a body scrub that would wash away your belly button filth and make a serviceable dip for your pretzel sticks? Because that’s the direction the odiferous beauty industry is sloshing in right now — edible lotions, salves, oils, and scrubs that you can use to get into a guilt-free 9 ½ Weeks… » 5/23/13 10:00am 5/23/13 10:00am

Worth It: One Lotion to Rule Them All

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 3/21/12 5:00pm 3/21/12 5:00pm

How to Defeat Winter Itch

There's no way around it: Winter in a temperate zone fucking blows. When it snows, everyone simultaneously forgets how to drive. Trains freeze, electric lines snap, everyone's cranky, and the snow severely limits footwear options and mobility. To make matters worse, dry air wreaks havoc on human tissue, from painful,… » 1/16/12 3:50pm 1/16/12 3:50pm

Worth It: A Moisturizer That Won't Freak Out Your Face

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/13/11 4:20pm 10/13/11 4:20pm

Lotion Is Not Magic, Say Scientists

Scientists are perturbed by pseudoscientific claims made by expensive anti-aging lotions, as they won't really make you look younger. Guess the only way to age well is to go back in time and get a hotter mom. » 1/16/11 2:10pm 1/16/11 2:10pm

Beauty 101: How To Make Sense Of Your Skin

Skin care products are always covered in insane buzzwords. Anti-aging, combination skin, firming, retinol, revitalize, etc, etc. You'd need a dictionary to figure out the average department store lotion. But no more! Thanks to this week's Beauty 101. » 10/09/10 1:58pm 10/09/10 1:58pm

Well, That, And They Just Associate It With Masturbation...

"'The major reason men don't use lotion is they think lotions feel sticky or tacky, and that they take a long time to put on and don't absorb quickly,' said the marketing director for skin products at Unilever." [NYT] » 11/04/09 7:45pm 11/04/09 7:45pm

Intensive Care

Oh, great: Izabela Buraczewska of the University of Sweden has done research which finds that skin creams make skin drier » 10/24/08 3:30pm 10/24/08 3:30pm. As you start using a skin cream, you have to continue with it; if you stop lubricating, your skin becomes drier than when you started. Just another way (besides scientific ) the cosmetics industry…