Skin Care

Review: Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub

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Looking for an exfoliating scrub for your face, which you can use on a daily basis? Never fear, Aveeno is here to help (PS did you know that Jen Aniston is the face of Aveeno?). Aveeno’s Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub is a daily gentle face scrub infused with Active Naturals anti-oxidant Southernwood Extract, which is supposed to help reveal fresher looking, smoother skin and prepares you for your daily moisturizer. On that note, have you read my review on this very skin care line’s daily moisturizer? If not you can do that here. According to its makers, this exfoliating scrub is infused with a natural luffa type beads and coconut pulp to remove dead skin cells. This oil free formula polishes away pore-clogging impurities that can lead to break outs. So after a month’s use of this product, what was my final verdict?

My verdict?

I’ve been a true Clinique skin care user for years, so when I’m given the opportunity to try different face washes, I really look forward to it. I wasn’t really expecting much from this scrub and figured that it was just going to be like any other drugstore scrub, but little was I wrong! This is a pretty good. Since I have sensitive skin, I used this scrub every other day with the use of my Clarisonic and I saw pretty decent results. Now this line from Aveeno is meant to revive dull/tired looking skin. I can safely say that it did do that every time I used this scrub. It polished away any dead skin cells and it cleared out some of my blackheads, which was a huge plus. The texture and formula of this scrub is pretty good. It’s like any other scrub, it’s got little particle scrubbers that are very gentle on my skin. It didn’t irritate or scratch my skin. After rinsing the scrub off my face, my skin wasn’t dry nor did it feel tight. It felt smooth, soft and moisturized, which I was not expecting from this scrub at all. Will I purchase this product? Probably, so far I love what it has done for my skin. In fact this whole Aveeno Fresh Essentials line, has been a life saver for my skin this winter. It’s made my dull/tired looking skin look more refreshed and alive! With that being said, the one thing I didn’t like about this scrub was the fragrance. It’s a little strong but because it did a great job on my skin, I was able to look past it. At $12.99 (CDN), this product is a steal! You really are getting a good face scrub for the price. You can purchase this at any drugstore!

Happy Shopping Dolls! x

PS. Here’s my review on this skin care line’s night cream!

Pros:

  • Little scrubbers aren’t irritating on the skin, doesn’t tug
  • Cleans out pores and blackheads as well as dead skin cells
  • Leaves your skin smooth, soft and moisturized
  • Oil free/hypoallergenic
  • Price

Cons:

  • Fragrance is pretty strong

Rating: 8.5/10 (This is a pretty good face scrub that does what its meant to do!)

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to try out. My honest opinion has been formulated after using this product for a few weeks and the PR company has not influenced that in any way or form.*

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Skin Care

Review: Aveeno Fresh Essentials’ Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30

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Did you know that even in the wintertime, it is highly important to wear a daily moisturizer with SPF? I don’t think I have to stress this anymore than it should be because everyone is well aware of why it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. Well fear not, Aveeno’s Fresh Essential’s line is here to help you with that! This daily nourishing moisturizer is a lightweight formula packed with vitamins A, C and E as well as anti-oxidants. According to its makers, this has been clinically proven to replenish moisture to dry & stressed skin. On top of these excellent benefits, it also softens and smoothes out your skin to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. This moisturizer’s formula uses “Active Naturals” Southernwood Extract. This oil-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer has SPF 30, which helps protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. As always, this Fresh Essentials’ product is meant to improve dull skin which can result from environmental stressors!

My Verdict?

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I have grown to like this moisturizer a lot. Firstly, the formula of this product is great. It’s lightweight, smooth and it blends perfectly on to my skin. It has vitamins and anti-oxidants that are supposed to be great for your skin. I can truly say that my skin has felt better every day with the use of this product. Secondly, it moisturizes my skin really well. I find that during the winter months, my skin dries out really quickly (even when I use a moisturizer). But with the use of this product, my combination oily skin felt perfectly moisturized all day long. Also, my skin was super soft to touch and it was surprisingly smoother. Thirdly, I love the fact that it has a SPF 30 in it. I don’t always like to layer a bunch of things on to my skin, so it’s great when a moisturizer is versatile like this, making this product a lifesaver for my skin this winter. I had no skin irritations from it. As you know that Aveeno sent me some of these products to review (you can read all about the night cream that I absolutely adore here), I am glad that they sent me this particular product. I feel like it probably wouldn’t have been on my radar if I hadn’t been given this. Now that I have actually tried it for a month, I am literally obsessed with it and I will most likely be purchasing this product again in the future. With that being said, there is definitely a strong fragrance to this moisturizer, which can be a problem for some people. It wasn’t too bad for me because the fragrance didn’t really linger on but it was definitely strong in the beginning. All in all, this is really good daily moisturizer Aveeno has put out and I definitely think anyone who’s looking for a moisturizer with SPF should give this a whirl! You will find this at any drugstore for $19.99 (CDN)!

Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Moisturizes, softens, smooths skin really well
  • Smooth formula, blends well
  • SPF 30
  • Super lightweight, easy to use

Cons:

  • Has a strong fragrance to it (which can be an issue for some)

Rating: 8.5/10 (This is a great daily moisturizer with SPF 30. It does everything its meant to do. I just only wish that it was fragrance free but otherwise this is great!)

P.S.: Look out for my review on this very skin care line’s daily scrub in the next week! Also, here’s a link to the night cream!

 

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to try out. My honest opinion has been formulated after using this product for a few weeks and the PR company has not influenced that in any way or form.*

Skin Care

Review: Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream

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If you are an avid reader of this blog, then you are already aware of how much I love to try out different skin care products. So when Aveeno sent me this product to try out, I was more than ecstatic (they were also kind enough to send me a daily moisturizer and a facial scrub, which I’ll post more about in the upcoming weeks)! I have been on the hunt for the perfect night cream for the longest time, so when I was doing my research on this particular product, I literally couldn’t wait to try it. The Aveeno Fresh Essentials line has to be one of the coolest lines out there. It’s been formulated and designed to treat dull, dehydrated and tired skin! Now this is usually the result of the daily stresses of life and when you have a product that can combat that, you know you’re literally in for a treat! Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night cream has been formulated and created with anti oxidant active naturals Southernwood extract and vitamins A, C, and E. It’s oil free and hypoallergenic, which is great for someone like me who has sensitive combination oily skin! This night cream works while you sleep by replenishing your skin’s moisture barrier so that you wake up with the softest, smoothest, refreshed and renewed skin! Obviously, this night cream is meant to hydrate your skin by working with the natural moisture reserves of your skin during it’s nightly rebuilding phase. This clinically proven product saw 100% of women who used this, showed improvement in the look of their stressed skin! With claims like that I was jumping up and down to try it out!

My Verdict?

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If this product wasn’t sent to me, then I would have STILL purchased it. I absolutely LOVE this night cream. It literally has done wonders for my skin, especially now that we are in the winter months! Firstly, I love the texture and feel of this cream. You really don’t have to use a lot of this product (you know as they say, a little goes a long way). The texture of this night cream is thick and smooth, which is what you want with a hydrating night cream. It slathers and melts onto my skin when applied and I’m instantly left with smoother and soft skin. Secondly, the feel of this product is incredible! As I said, after I had applied it, I already felt the effects of this cream kicking in. I was in for even more of a surprise when I woke up! I woke up with soft, smooth, and more awake looking skin (if that makes sense). Also, I won’t lie I was tempted to belt out Beyonce’s Flawless because my skin felt so amazing! Thirdly, I have been using this for a few weeks now and I can say with all my heart that I have actually seen a change in my skin’s elasticity. My skin doesn’t look as tired or dull. Another thing I noticed is how much more hydrated my skin feels. Since I have combination oily skin, I tend to get dry patches here and there (especially during the winter time) and this has pretty much eliminated that altogether! Fourthly, the packaging and the size of this product are easy to use and great. At $19.99 (CDN), you are really getting your money’s worth! This product is in the form of a jar (49mL), so it’s pretty simple to use. All in all, the improvements that I have noticed on my skin have been great! My skin feels luxuriously rejuvenated. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a night cream. This product is as great as some of the ultra expensive night creams out there that I have tried. You can purchase this at nationwide food, drugstores and mass merchandisers (like walmart, target, shopper’s drugmart, etc.).

Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Instantly smooths, softens your skin on application
  • Amazing texture, oil free, hypoallergenic
  • Easy to use, worth the money
  • You will see instant improvements within the first week of use
  • Hydrates, replenishes the skin with tons of moisture
  • Formulated with anti-oxidants, Vitamins A, C, & E, made with active naturals Southernwood
  • Smells really nice

Cons:

  • None!

Rating: 10/10 (One of the best drugstore night creams I have ever tried and I’m pretty sure I will be purchasing this once I have used it all!)

P.S.: Look out for my review on this very skin care line’s daily moisturizer and scrub in the next few weeks! 🙂

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*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to try out. My honest opinion has been formulated after using this product for a few weeks and the PR company has not influenced that in any way or form.*