Review: Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Facial Cleanser3:08 PM
Recently I switched over my daily routine from Olay to Aveeno's Positively Ageless collection, as I have been given the opportunity to test some of the new products.
First up, the Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. I will be honest, I tend to stay clear of exfoliating cleansers because my skin is extremely sensitive, and a lot of the exfoliators on the market are too harsh and cause me to get red and splotchy from the irritation caused by what ever particles are used as an exfoliant in the cleanser itself. This was not the case with Aveeno. Here is how the product is described:
A unique daily cleanser with Natural Shiitake Complex helps your skin look and feel younger. This light foaming, soap-free formula cleanses and softens skin, while lifting away dirt, oil, and make-up without over-drying sensitive skin. Fine microbeads gently remove dull, dry skin to help reveal healthier, younger -looking skin.
Below is a picture of the product, one pump on my hand. As you can see, this is a sheer, very lightweight, and from the looks of the product below, there is not any grit in the product to use as an exfoliant. I honestly didn't think I would get any exfoliation from this product based on the looks of it. Instead, when this is applied against the skin, there is the tiniest and finest microexfoliant mixed into the cleanser that helps slough away the dead skin. The fragrance is very light and fresh. My skin felt very smooth and wasn't dried out after I got out of the shower (another thing I tend to complain about when it comes to exfoliators - dry skin!).
The cleanser is also combined with Shiitake (yes, the mushroom), which helps with the skin's own renewal process to help product healthier and younger looking skin in 4 weeks. I took a snapshot of the website, so you can click the image below to read about the benefits of Shiitake in the Aveeno cleanser.
So far, I've been using this product for a little over 3 weeks. With my "normal" skin, I haven't experienced any irritation or discoloration on my skin from use. The product is soap-free, so as a result my skin doesn't feel dry after it's use. This does slightly foam, and the microexfoliants help clean deep in my pores. Like I mentioned earlier, I didn't think there was going to be any type of exfoliation with this light of a product, but it really does. It's just enough for my sensitive skin, without being overly harsh or stripping of the skins natural elements. I actually use this with my Clarisonic, and love how the two work together to clean deep and allow my skincare products to penetrate my skin. I don't have any problem with the Aveeno cleanser removing my makeup, either - not even the waterproof mascaras or eyeliners.
Bottom line, my skin is cleaner and softer. I can't speak for those with naturally oily skin, but for those of you with dry or normal skin, especially those of you with sensitive skin, this might be the right exfoliating cleanser for the job. The retail is approximately $7.99.
Have you tried the Aveeno Positively Ageless line? What about this cleanser?
Have two more items to post about in this line, so keep an eye out for some upcoming reviews!
Note: This product was sent to Shakeup Your Makeup for review by the company, or a representative of the company. This does not, in any way, affect the outcome of the product review.