When a box of Aveeno’s Positively Ageless products arrived at my house I was pretty happy. I’m a skincare junkie, and lately I haven’t posted much about more affordable anti-aging skincare products. So, I started using them almost immediately (I may have “accidentally” forgotten to see what I was meant to be reviewing next. Oops!)
I assumed that I was just using some anti-oxidants and maybe peptides in addition to the usual oatmeal and the SPF 30. I found out a few days later that the product has Shitake Extract. Oops! I’m a
bit, ok, more than a bit, allergic to mushrooms. I’ve always avoided them in beauty products in the past. I had no untoward effects from the mushrooms.
I want everyone to know that I risked myself for you. Well, for you and and a good broad spectrum UV coverage skin lotion. Moral of the story, read the box before I test something. Which I’ve always done in the past, but here I was blinded by the UV coverage.
Youth Perfecting Moisturizer with SPF 30
First, the daily moisturizer. This was my favorite product of the three, and is definitely the one I was the most excited to try out. I have very few broad spectrum daily moisturizers to recommend to friends, so finding another one is huge!
This lotion is a light lotion, though with that much sunscreen it does have a very faint sunscreen smell. It doesn’t have the sticky or heavy feeling that I typically associate with a broad spectrum SPF, though it does take about 2-3 minutes to fully sink into my skin. That’s a bit longer than other (non-sunscreen) daily lotions. Once it has sunk in there is a little bit of a sunscreen sheen on my skin, though I can’t feel it and it doesn’t interfere with my makeup application.
This lotion is about as hydrating as you would expect from a daily lotion. It wasn’t too much for my combination skin, though it was just enough for the dry areas in early winter.
Overall, I did like this product and it will make the list of daily sunscreen containing lotions that I recommend.
(clarification of why I said no: the Citric Acid is a bit higher in the list that you typically see if it is just there as a pH modulator, and I have all hydroxy acids, minus lactic acid because our bodies make it, on my pregnancy no-no list)
Lifting & Firming Eye Cream
I’m finding that a hydrating eye cream is a real must this winter, since it definitely helps keep my concealer looking fresh. It hasn’t been cold, but wow! I am super zapped of moisture.
This eye cream isn’t particularly amazing, but it isn’t a slouch in the moisture department either. It sinks in quickly, hydrates me quite a bit and leaves behind no residue. I love that it comes in a pump, I hate sticking my fingers into a pot of eye cream. It was great at prepping my eye area for makeup. I definitely recommend it!
Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
A good basic cleanser, this product has a light lather, does a great job of removing everything and rinses away easily. There is a very light grit in it (I guess that is the exfoliating?), though it is small, round and evenly sized. I didn’t think it was enough to do much, but it wasn’t sharp so I’m willing to ignore its presence. I had no redness or afterwash tightness, both great things in the middle of winter. If I didn’t have so many other facial products to test this is one I’d consider buying when I run out.