New Year's Resolution Five: Stress Less

Ugghhhh… I am not the best at this one! So much to do and so little time! Many of us strive for perfection, but occasionally we need to let ourselves off the hook and just relax! I said RELAX! We’ve gathered up some great store brand stress relievers, so hopefully we can take the stress off your wallet.

This is Brandefyer dog, Parker, as a sweet lil’ puppy!

This is Brandefyer dog, Parker, as a sweet lil’ puppy!

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion vs. Equate Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

Similarity Score: 83%

Overall, our reviewers thought there were differences in scent and consistency, with most of those noticing a difference thinking the Aveeno felt nicer and rubbed in easier. However, several reviewers said they would make the switch and begin using the Equate. If you're selective with your lotions, stick with Aveeno; if you're less discerning, the Equate is a great (and cheaper) alternative. Buy Here

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Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment vs. Equate Calming Bath Treatment

Similarity Score: 91%

The only noticeable difference between these products is the smell. Even though they are both made up of oatmeal, the Aveeno one smells slightly of cinnamon, while Equate smells like plain oatmeal. Both were soothing but did clump a little in the tub. Buy Here

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Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Lotion vs. Equate Moisture Care Aloe Cool Lotion

Similarity Score: 82%

Both lotions had a very similar smell and ingredient panel. We found the equate version to be slightly watery, but not a huge difference. We think you will like to switch and save here. Buy Our Pick

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming vs. CVS Beauty 360 Nighttime Makeup Remover Towelettes

Similarity Score: 80%

This one would be a full on winner, if not for the after-feel. There's a little tingle left behind with the store brand, so be careful if you have sensitive skin. Otherwise, you're good to go!

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