I decided to review the Aveen products I have been using for 5 weeks to do my due diligence here. I have combinations skin with an unever tone and texture which is why I need to exfoliate atleast a couple of times a week to lift the dull dirty skin off. I was using St. Ive's apricot scrub but realized it was too harsh for my skin everyday. I picked up an entire line of Aveeno products. This skin brightening face scrub is perfect for my morning face wash. It does not dry my sensitive skin out and I can use it everyday. I really love it. It is something someone can use daily and takes make-up off. I HIGH RECOMMEND it as a scrub. Good Luck!
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
Asil106 2/16/2012 12:09:00 PM
I decided to review the Aveeno products I started using 5 weeks ago to do my due diligence. I have combination skin - dry in the cheeks, oily in the nose and chin, uneven texture. I never had a facial regime until my face started getting dry at 30. Thus began my search. I tried Vichy, Spectro, and La Roche Posey and all seemed to either cause a film or breakouts. Then I tried this Aveeno moisturizer. I was worrried when it said 'salicylic acid' but it has completely balanced my skin. In only a couple of weeks using morning and night I actually have more even skin tone, texture and a glow. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this especially for people trying to find that balance again after trying multiple, expensive products! Note, I use the toner at night to allow moisture in. Good Luck!
Deodorants -Tom's of Maine - Natural Long Lasting Deodorant in Wild Lavender
Asil106 1/16/2012 5:45:00 PM
I'm on the 'natural - paraben-free' kick so I decided to start with deodorant. On my google search I found the Tom's Natural Long Lasting Deodorant in Beautiful Earth scent. The price was right and the scent was nice. I started using it daily and by day 3 or 4 I started to smell BO on me at work. I thought it might have been the scent so I continued, putting it on more than 1x a day and still, by dinner I had BO. For me, the idea is nice but this product did not mask/prevent the odor of BO. I am back to Dove until I find a better product.
I'v tried many face products throughout my 20's (now 28) to get that healthy glow for my combination skin. Last year I spent a little more to buy the new Vichy product facial cleanser but it made my face breakout. After that, I decided to go back to something natural, St. Ives Apricot scrub. I saw an array of new St. Ives products and picked up the 'Renew and Firm Apricot Scrub'. My review on this is great because almost instantly my face seemed soft and smooth all over and it truly left a glow all-round. I've noticed a difference in redness as well. I use this product daily but do not scrub very hard. I follow with a light moisturizer. Great buy, great price and a company that's been around a long time but is never in your face - no pun intended.