I hesitate to leave a poor review, but.........I bought this because every winter my cheeks get extremely red and dry, like they are windburned. I have outdoor hobbies and am outside about 2 hours a day in extremely cold weather. The first time I applied this, my face was burning like it was on fire. It was SOOO uncomfortable. The pain went away within a minute or so but I've only used it once since then. More burning and pain :-( But to be fair, the skin on my face is extremely sensitive. So it may be just me, but this did not work for me.
Twice this product has saved my face! About two years ago, on a fluke, I purchased some pillow spray from Bath and Body Works and woke up with a completely red, itchy face. I panicked, returned the stupid spray, and set out to the drugstore to find something to save me from itchy, red doom. I found this, and though it was a little steep at $17, I bought it and within a day or two, my face was back to it's normal self. I used the bottle to completion and then moved on to something else. Now, two years later, I wake up the other morning, and put on my moisturizer (Yes to Carrots Rich Day Cream) that I had been using for about 2 weeks, and my face turned BRIGHT RED. Again I panicked. I rinsed off my face and spent about 15 minutes while trying to get ready for work cooling it off with a cold compress. It was very distressing. So, I head off to the grocery store after work and again purchased the Aveeno Calming Moisturizer and got the Calming Cream Cleanser to go along with it. Again, almost instantaneous results. No more redness, no more discomfort. And once more, a happy customer. I'd recommend it to people with dry, sensitive, and reactive skin like mine. It really does what it promises; it's calming, moisturizing, and redness reducing. A+!
I swear I used to use this in high school. I think my skin's gotten more sensitive since then though. I bought this last night and used it this morning...and took it back the same day. It stung and my cheeks, where it stung the most, got a big red. I'm starting to get the feeling my skin has decided in the last year or so it can't tolerate chemical sunscreens. Prior, I had been using Cerave Lotion (the pump kind) but am nervous since it has no sunscreen. So I bought this. I'll give them some credit, the pump bottle is nice.
This has fragrance in it - another thing my skin hates now. I don't understand how they can put that in and market it as "good for sensitive skin". Fragrances are a big no-no for truly sensitive skin.
So I returned this and bought CeraVe's AM (I use the PM in the summer as my nightime moisturizer and love it). It has Zinc as one of the sunscreens so hopefully it works better for me.
Let me start off by saying I didn't realize this was for sensitive skin-- I'm pretty sure I could use car soap as a cleanser and it wouldn't even affect it. I was more interested in the redness aspect of the product, because while my skin is a tough little bugger, hyperpigmentation and hormonal redness is a big problem for me. So, naturally, I had absolutely no luck with the redness.
While it didn't do what I bought it for, it still is a very good moisturizer. It isn't greasy on application, and doesn't get oily as the day goes on. It smells nice and feels nice and looks nice and works nice, but it didn't remotely improve my breed of redness.
I'm almost out of my bottle and have been using it for the past few months, but will not repurchase. I am, however, looking forward to buying aveeno's positively radiant moisturizer though. :]
I really love this moisturizer. It feels incredibly smooth while applying, and keeps my skin moist without shine all day. It has never caused me to break out, and my skin glows when I wear it. I even wear it to bed, I love it so much.
I understand that different things work for different people; I think this works so well for me because I have combo/dry acne prone very fair skin. If you skin is anything like that, I'm sure this product would be wonderful for you.
I've been using this as my morning moisturizer for years now. I love that it has SPF 15, the smell is very subtle and it doesn't make my skin break out! I have normal skin (doesn't get dry or oily) and it was the perfect amount of hydration for me for the day. It's perfect under my makeup and will always be part of my morning routine.
I really like this product! I watch Youtube and emilynoel83 was talking about this product when she was having some skin problems and said it really seemed to help her. I had to try it. I have seborrheic dermatits in my T-zone as well as being acne prone. Since I starting using this moisturizer about a month ago my flakiness and redness have completely cleared up. Right now I am only using it at night and using my Clinique DDMG during the day Once it starts staying cold and my skin gets dryer I will start using the Aveeno day and night.
I'm not sure what to say about this product. I originally wanted the "night cream" version (I hate creams with SPF), but I couldn't find it anywhere around here, so I got this one instead. When I was 16-17 (that's 12-13 years ago, eep!), I had really bad acne and Aveeno's products were the only ones that worked for me. In the past few years, my skin has become drier and drier, but I've always had relatively good success with Aneeno's Ultra-Calming line of products. This daily moisturizer works OK as a... moisturizer. It keeps my skin hydrated for a few hours and it offers great protection against sunlight effects.
However, it really stinks. I mean, it REALLY does. It's worse than sunblock lotion. The texture is light, but it's oily/greasy and doesn't absorb quickly into my skin. I'm almost done with the 120 mL bottle I purchased 9 months ago and didn't notice any improvement on redness or tone of skin. To be fair, though, I don't have a lot of redness and my tone is already decently even. So yep, I'm still not sure if I'm going to repurchase or not. Aveeno's products tend to be overpriced around here (above 20$).
This is the best SPF face lotion around! I have combination skin that is acne prone and this doesn't make me break out and also takes away any redness that I am prone too since my skin is also very sensitive. It feels great to wear- doesn't have that SPF feeling. I also use it on my neck, chest and arms.
I bought this moisturizer a year ago when my skin started to get really dry and red for no reason. I mixed it with a few drops of jojoba oil and was immediately hooked. I breakout really easily and this didn't cause any damage to my skin whatsoever. According to the Aveeno website It's also noncomedogenic (meaning it won't break you out) http://www.aveeno.com/facialcare/ultra-calming-spf15, which I think is really important to include on something you will be using on your face daily. I would recommend and I have bought again.