I was hesitant to try this product, as I've read so many negative reviews about it on this site. However, I went ahead and bought it. I HATE wearing any type of foundation (and rarely wear makeup at all), so I have been looking for a moisturizer that will even out skin tone while providing an SPF. I have to say this is a GREAT moisturizer and really does even out my skin tone. It also does give just a hint of a glow, which I love. It absorbs quickly, leaving my skin very soft. My skin looks healthier with this product. Oh, and the smell is great - very light and clean. I honestly don't understand why so many women here says it smells badly. I will definitely keep using!
i bought this product at costco for 15 dollars for a set of two :D so i recommend going to costco. i dont know whether they discontinued it there though because i was in luck when i got the last package. i have to say, it really did make my face glow. it definitely evened out my skin tone. it just didnt do anything for my dark spots as it mentioned. really upset about that. but for 15 dollars for two of them, i have to give it 3 lippies.
I actually really love this moisturizer. I was a little hesitant at first because I was afraid it would make my combination skin look a little more on the oily side due to the brighteners, but I am happy to say it just left my face with a nice dewy glow. My face actually did look more radiant, even with a primer and some light powder foundation on top of it, you could tell there was a positive difference.
While I love this product as an everyday moisturizer, I found a reason to love this even more. When I wear foundation instead of powder, I mix one pump of this with my Revlon Colorstay foundation; it is the best thing ever. The brightening in the moisturizer gives my face a glow when I mix it with my foundation, and also helps to thin out the foundation to make it look less cakey. The combination of the two is absolutely amazing for me. That is the overall reason for me rating this as a 5, but it honestly is a good buy. In my opinion, it is worth the $15:)
I tried this because I like Aveeno and I liked the Positively Radiant cleansers and this had a sunscreen built in. Consistency is more like a sunscreen than a lotion. When I apply it on my skin, it doesn't feel like a lotion (with it's hydrating goodness sinking into the top layers of my skin) but rather a sunscreen (whereby the product sits atop your skin).
PROS: doesn't clog my pores, actually makes it look more even upon application, has sunscreen, sunscreen smell
CONS: applies and feels more like slick sunscreen, prevents makeup from adhering properly, makes my skin feel heavily-coated, and skin seems more oily in a few hours than if I didn't apply anything at all
Gave it 3 lippies because it's not awful (did even out skin tone upon application) but it isn't something I'd wear with makeup. Good for brief, barefaced excursions such as to the gym or pool
I love this product, and have found that it really works for me. I have been using it for 5 years now,and found that is really even out my over all skin tone. It is on the pricey side about 15$ per bottle but for me it's worth it. I feel like it is heavy enough to penetrate and deeply moisturize, but not be overly oily or greasy. I personally like the way it smells, it smells clean and fresh.I often mix it will a little bit of my tinted moisturizer before i leave for the day. I will say that after several uses the bottle does deflate and you have to take the top off to get any out, but for me it isn't a problem.
I've been using this for over two months with absolutely no skin tone correction, as advertised. Additionally, as others have mentioned, the sparkly/greasy aspect is unappealing. DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT NEAR YOUR EYES! It burns. A lot! For that matter, the fumes from the fragrance can cause more eye watering. Why do I continue to use it? Simple. I paid about $15 for the tiny lil bottle and can't bring myself to throw it away til it's gone. I just dust powder over the moisturizer to remove the sparkles.
Save your money.
Why did I buy it: I heard good things about it so I bought one.
1. It leaves your skin very soft, like you have just put silicon primer on.
2. SPF 15 is great
3. It does not make your face white, unlike some other spf lotions.
1. Although it is nice having a pump, it is terribly designed. After each pump, your bottle get squeezed flat. I have to remove the whole cap to "inflate" the bottle every time.
2. Although Aveeno promoted itself as "active naturals", there is nothing natural about the product. It is just mainly chemicals you found in most regular drugstore brand, with a few "natural" ingredients mixed in.
3. It is quite pricey for a drugstore product. I think I pay around $14 for it at Target.
4. It claims to be hypoallergenic. First of all, I do not remember ever get irritated by any skincare/sunscreen/makeup/drugs/food ever, and this makes my skin itchy and gives me hives every single time I use it. I mean, I NEVER EVER find myself allergic to almost anything, and this definitely does not agree with me.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a natural product, don't try Aveeno, go check out wholefood. And if you have sensitive skin, stay away from it.
NASTY! this product smells so gross, thats what bothered me the most. i was thinking i could use this as an everyday moisturizer, apparently i cant. it smelled like sunscreen mixed in with caca or something jazzy like that. & when i would wear it in the summer it would start to run in my eyes. even though i hate this product, the good part about it was it made your skin like glowing, as if you were wearing a light bronzer. to finish it up i didnt put it on my face, but on my legs. it made my legs actually very nice... continued >>
I've been using this moisturizer for a year now, because I can't find anything else. This isn't the best moisturizer at all. The only reason why I use this is because it dosn't break me out, and I'm afraid to try something else on my face. It says it's oil free but at the end of the day, my face looks a greasy mess. This doesn't even out dark spots at all, but it does make you skin look brighter. It is a little shimmery, but you won't notice until you go into the sun. Overall, it's an OK moisturizer.
I bought this product on a whim. I saw the ads for it and I wanted to see how it worked: brightening and fading out spots.
I've used it for about 4 months, i think, and I have grown to like this moisturizer more and more. When I first tried it, i was actually a little horrified. It had cost me almost 23 dollars and it felt greasy on my skin, in addition, it made my face all sparkly! And may I just say, I did NOT want to look like a freakin twilight vampire!
So then I went back to my clean and clear oil free moisturiser that I've been using for the past 3 years. But then I figured, if you can make foundation less cakey by mixing it with some moisturiser, why can't I do the same with a moisturiser that cost me an arm and a leg?
So I mixed a glob of my C&C moisturiser [which has a watery gel consistency] with a pump of the Aveeno moisturiser and it turned out great! [ still not keen on the sparkly mica bits >.>]
I really think it helps brighten and diminish scars. Doesn't break me out, as far as I'm concerned, and it adds a great boost to my C&C moisturiser!
Wouldn't recommend it on it's own, but when diluted it works great! continued >>