Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream *


Lately, I've been testing out a new night cream to see if I can find a cheaper alternative to my discontinued Lancome night cream! The Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream has had my attention for the last few weeks now, and I have to say that throughout testing it, my mind has changed more than a few times!


This night cream is specially formulated to target what Aveeno calls the "5 Factors of Radiance." Basically this means that this night cream will improve tone, dullness, brown spots, texture and blotchiness. Not to mention leaving your skin fresh, awake and luminous. So, Aveeno had a lot to live up to.


Like most night creams I've tried, this one also comes in a tub. I don't mind using a tub at all, and while most people will say it's unhygienic, I'm not putting a dirty finger into the cream - I've just hopped out of the shower! My fingers are definitely clean, so I'm not at all concerned about hygiene. (Same goes for day cream!)

One thing that sparked my attention was this little note on the side; total soy complex. I knew that it smelt/felt soy-like! I think this is really great, meaning that the ingredients are more natural that most.  


The cream itself wasn't exactly what I'd call smooth. When I first used it, it felt a little clumpy. When I started rubbing into my skin, however, it felt fine. I was a little turned off by this, but for the sake of a review (and hopefully, radiant skin) I continued to use it. One thing I did find is that my skin did take a little longer to adjust to the cream, and I had minimal breakouts during the first week or so of using this. (These were extremely minimal, and I was sick at the time which could have also caused these!) 


Do you see what I mean about not being entirely "smooth?"

After my skin adjusted however, I absolutely fell in love! The strange texture of the cream in addition to the soy-ish scent, became something I really looked forward to putting on my skin! (I know that sounds strange, but hear me out!) Having oily/combination skin meant I was usually too scared to put a lot of creams on my face, but this one is extremely light-weight, because it almost doesn't feel like a cream! I can't really put my finger on what it feels like exactly, but I find myself using a little more (at least more than I would if it were a normal cream) because I feel like I can without it making me break out.

My skin feels extremely radiant, and I think I look more awake just before bed than I do waking up! (Hmm I wonder if this comes in a day cream, too?) Once I got used to the uniqueness of it all (unique, but not at all unpleasant) I have decided it's doing my skin wonders! I've waited longer than my usual time-frame for reviews, only because I've enjoyed using this one so much that I'm not really to start reviewing any new night creams!

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Overall, I'm so pleased with the Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream! I would absolutely repurchase this one, again and again, as I feel it really works well with my skin type! I did mention a slight soy-scent, which does disappear very quickly after application, so there's no need to be concerned about the scent. This has become one of my favourite skin care products so far this year!

Have you tried the Aveno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream? If so, what did you think? Given all that I've written, do you think you'd still give it a go?

This product was provided for my consideration.
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  1. This sounds so nice, although the texture does sound a bit off-putting I can usually pull through it if the results are worth it. Nice review!

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    1. At first it was a little off-putting, but it smoothed out nicely on the skin so it was great! Thanks hun :)
      xx

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  2. This night cream sounds quite interesting. I really want to try it out now after reading your review!

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    1. Oh you should! Hopefully you like it! :)
      xx

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  3. Lovely post, what a glowing review :)
    I don't use a night cream, just a more heavy moisturiser. Is there a difference? :O

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    1. Aw thanks Sheri!
      The difference between night cream is usually that night cream has a lot of stuff included to help regenerate the skin, like anti-aging, etc whereas heavy moisturiser is pretty much just that! Although there's a fine line now as some moisturisers claim to have those benefits!

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  4. I'm currently using this night cream, and I haven't noticed any difference... :( Might give it another week and see

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    1. I had to give it a long time for my skin to adjust, but I'm happy I didn't give up! Hopefully it ends up working for you, otherwise, I guess it's not for everyone :P

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream *


Lately, I've been testing out a new night cream to see if I can find a cheaper alternative to my discontinued Lancome night cream! The Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream has had my attention for the last few weeks now, and I have to say that throughout testing it, my mind has changed more than a few times!


This night cream is specially formulated to target what Aveeno calls the "5 Factors of Radiance." Basically this means that this night cream will improve tone, dullness, brown spots, texture and blotchiness. Not to mention leaving your skin fresh, awake and luminous. So, Aveeno had a lot to live up to.


Like most night creams I've tried, this one also comes in a tub. I don't mind using a tub at all, and while most people will say it's unhygienic, I'm not putting a dirty finger into the cream - I've just hopped out of the shower! My fingers are definitely clean, so I'm not at all concerned about hygiene. (Same goes for day cream!)

One thing that sparked my attention was this little note on the side; total soy complex. I knew that it smelt/felt soy-like! I think this is really great, meaning that the ingredients are more natural that most.  


The cream itself wasn't exactly what I'd call smooth. When I first used it, it felt a little clumpy. When I started rubbing into my skin, however, it felt fine. I was a little turned off by this, but for the sake of a review (and hopefully, radiant skin) I continued to use it. One thing I did find is that my skin did take a little longer to adjust to the cream, and I had minimal breakouts during the first week or so of using this. (These were extremely minimal, and I was sick at the time which could have also caused these!) 


Do you see what I mean about not being entirely "smooth?"

After my skin adjusted however, I absolutely fell in love! The strange texture of the cream in addition to the soy-ish scent, became something I really looked forward to putting on my skin! (I know that sounds strange, but hear me out!) Having oily/combination skin meant I was usually too scared to put a lot of creams on my face, but this one is extremely light-weight, because it almost doesn't feel like a cream! I can't really put my finger on what it feels like exactly, but I find myself using a little more (at least more than I would if it were a normal cream) because I feel like I can without it making me break out.

My skin feels extremely radiant, and I think I look more awake just before bed than I do waking up! (Hmm I wonder if this comes in a day cream, too?) Once I got used to the uniqueness of it all (unique, but not at all unpleasant) I have decided it's doing my skin wonders! I've waited longer than my usual time-frame for reviews, only because I've enjoyed using this one so much that I'm not really to start reviewing any new night creams!

--

Overall, I'm so pleased with the Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream! I would absolutely repurchase this one, again and again, as I feel it really works well with my skin type! I did mention a slight soy-scent, which does disappear very quickly after application, so there's no need to be concerned about the scent. This has become one of my favourite skin care products so far this year!

Have you tried the Aveno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream? If so, what did you think? Given all that I've written, do you think you'd still give it a go?

This product was provided for my consideration.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds so nice, although the texture does sound a bit off-putting I can usually pull through it if the results are worth it. Nice review!

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    1. At first it was a little off-putting, but it smoothed out nicely on the skin so it was great! Thanks hun :)
      xx

      Delete
  2. This night cream sounds quite interesting. I really want to try it out now after reading your review!

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    1. Oh you should! Hopefully you like it! :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. Lovely post, what a glowing review :)
    I don't use a night cream, just a more heavy moisturiser. Is there a difference? :O

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Aw thanks Sheri!
      The difference between night cream is usually that night cream has a lot of stuff included to help regenerate the skin, like anti-aging, etc whereas heavy moisturiser is pretty much just that! Although there's a fine line now as some moisturisers claim to have those benefits!

      Delete
  4. I'm currently using this night cream, and I haven't noticed any difference... :( Might give it another week and see

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    1. I had to give it a long time for my skin to adjust, but I'm happy I didn't give up! Hopefully it ends up working for you, otherwise, I guess it's not for everyone :P

      Delete

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