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Sunscreen - Aveeno - Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30

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rated 3.1(32 reviews)

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/28/2014 1:36:00 PM More reviews by Melodically

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I love it. It really sinks into my skin, leaving it well moisturized without feeling sticky, greasy, or leaving a film-like texture behind. It also doesn't break me out which is always an issue for me.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/15/2014 8:43:00 PM More reviews by diepset1

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

This is a really great moisturizer for a fair price. You pay about ten dollars or more for 2.5 fl. oz. and the moisturizer comes in a cylindrical bottle with a yellow cap. Aveeno is known for their "natural" aim, so it does look earthy. This product claims to be oil-free, hypoallergenic, and noncomedogenic. I do not have particularly sensitive skin, so I do not react to it. It is think and creamy and smells nice. It has never caused any acne problems and I appreciate that it is SPF 30 because a lot of daily moisturizers have low SPFs. Aveeno has other daily SPF moisturizers, but those are more expensive. I've used the other one in the beige bottle with the green cap, but it didn't smell very good. I prefer this one because the smell is bearable, but it is a rather sweet scent. It reminds me of a flower.I do not like that you don't know when the bottle will be out. I can't tell if it's heavy because of the weight of the packaging or the actual product inside the bottle. I bought this months and months ago, use it everyday, and I don't think I am even close to being done with it. You really don't need much to cover your entire face. I think that the SPF causes it to sometimes not work as well because I do have dry patches some days that cannot be fixed with this. I have to just add a mega moisturizer on top. Before applying makeup or primer, make sure that this feels dry on your face. If not, it might cause pilling, which is really annoying. All in all, this is a great moisturizer for the price.

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rated 4 of 5 on 8/16/2014 10:34:00 PM More reviews by Kimbyxxx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

My skin gets rather sensative and dry, so I ALWAYS have to use some sort of moisturizer before I put on makeup. My daily routine is to wash my face, pat it dry with a towel and within a few minutes put this moisturizer on. I understand that in order for sunscreen to be the most effective, a decent amount needs to be applied. However, when using this lotion, I make sure to use about half a pump otherwise it's overwhelming. I can see why some people said it was greasy, they may have been using too much.

After applying, I make sure I wait a few minutes before applying makeup. I'll usually get dressed or pluck my eyebrows, waiting for it to sink in.

Pros: Smell isn't overpowering
Very moisturizering
Travels nicely (i.e. doesn't explode everywhere)
Lasts for months
SPF 30

A full pump provides too much product
A little pricey

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/6/2014 6:31:00 PM More reviews by aubjohnson19

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I haven't had this product long enough to say if it's my holy grail. But I can give you the bad and good of this product.
great moisturizer
it has an amazing smell that isn't overpowering
sunscreen SPF 30
maybe a little too greasy
you have to wait awhile for it sink into your skin
not meant really for oily skin

I do like this lotion and it is apart of my skin routine. I've only had it for a week or two but I'm sure when the month is over I'll either love it or come to hate it. I probably will repurchase. Not sure yet. But it is a great product and I do recommend.

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rated 1 of 5 on 6/1/2014 12:48:00 AM More reviews by dvm92

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I have extremely sensitive skin, so much that creams/cleansers marked "for extra sensitive skin" still burned my face. My mom and I spent a lot of money buying high end extremely expensive creams for me and they did nothing, so I was happy when a "cheap" simple Aveeno spf 15 worked like a charm. After that bottle ran out, my dermatologist told me that my skin needs at least spf 30 protection at all times (spf 30 during winter and higher during summer). So I purchased this ultra calming moisturiser thinking it would work great but nope, it was horrible. First of all, what I don't understand is why would you put fragrance in any cream that goes on your face? Let alone one that is specifically formulate for sensitive skin. The smell was overwhelming, unpleasant and gave me a headache. The moisturiser itself burned my face but I persisted with using it for an entire month, the burning didn't stop and my eczema flared up (which is so mild no one except me even notices) where as with this product even my family start noticing my skin being patchy and red. I am very glad and surprised that it worked so well for others.

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/12/2014 1:48:00 PM More reviews by alliemcintosh

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I thought this was the best moisturizer ever in the beginning. I received a small sample and loved how thick it was and it prevented my skin from getting really dry. It took me awhile to realize this was what was causing my horrible breakouts on my cheeks. I bought it on sale at Walmart for $9.99 but since I've switched back to Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer my skin has been amazing!

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/19/2014 12:28:00 PM More reviews by AHarmer

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

me and my finace love this. he wont try anything else.

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/1/2013 10:59:00 PM More reviews by aliciamarie80

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product for over a year now and I never thought much if this moisturizer until my local Target stopped carrying it. I used another Aveeno moisturizer product in its place and it wasn't until then that I realized I needed this particular moisturizer. This product made my skin glow and evened out my sink tone. The 7 weeks I went without using it brought on dry and irritated skin. I noticed the other reviews complained of the smell but I don't find that it bothers me. It is a little thick so the trick is to use just a little. And it has SPF 30 which is wonderful especially if you live in a climate where it's almost always sunny. Will continue to purchase.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/28/2013 1:40:00 AM More reviews by Maclover202

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Grey

This was a good sunscreen. It smelled really nice and wasn't over powering. I liked how it wasn't overly greasy, it was greasy dont get me wrong it just wasn't as greasy as other sunscreens on the market. I loved the packaging because it gets every drop and you don't have to worry about wasted product. It was a little on the pricey side but I find all Aveeno products are. I would repurchase in the hotter months.

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rated 2 of 5 on 8/9/2013 2:01:00 PM More reviews by Spikesmom110

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I really like the smell of this and the packaging is great. It feels very greasy to me and every foundation or powder that I've applied over it has slid right off my face. I'm really oily with this and my skin is very, very slightly oily most of the time.

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