With spring just around the corner, I have done a little layout facelift on here. I'm still tweaking some things around, but sometimes I just need to freshen things up. The same thing happened with my facial skincare routine. I have had the opportunity to try out Aveeno's Fresh Essentials line of products over the past month and now I'll be sharing my thoughts on it.
The Fresh Essentials (Smart Essentials in the US) line consists of three products - Hydrating Night Cream, Nourishing Moisturizer, and Daily Exfoliating Scrub. It is designed to keep the good in and the bad out. Keep the moisture and radiance in and keep the drying environmental stressors out. Southernwood Extract, Vitamins A, C, and E work together to replenish your skin. Do you find your skin dull or do you have dry skin patches? This might be worth trying!
Nourishing Moisturizer - I love that it has a pump. Sometimes I think pumps dispense too much, but I found this one to let out just the right amount. It has SPF 30, but I can't detect it as much in the scent as I can in other products. It is a thick white cream, but it sinks well into the skin. I have dry skin and found this worked well for me, but it might be a little too much for oily skin. The smell is very strong and lasts for a few hours on me, so I can't wear it on days that I have a headache or migraine. Something to take note of if you have any scent sensitivities. Southernwood Extract helps keep the skin moisturized. And SPF is always a plus! ($16.97-$19.99 CAD retail price)
Daily Exfoliating Scrub - I have very sensitive skin that turns red and I have had many allergic reactions. This scrub is so gentle and I have noticed minimal redness. I have not used it daily, because I don't think my skin needs it that often. I do use it 2-3 times a week. My skin is a little dry afterward, but that is when the day or night cream work their magic. Southernwood Extract and coconut pulp work together to exfoliate and smooth skin. I keep this in my shower and I reach for it over my St. Ives Apricot Scrub, which I have always found even the gentle version of that to be a little too rough. I'm so happy to have been introduced to this. ($9.97-$12.99 CAD retail price)
Hydrating Night Cream - I typically shower at night, so this is what I use after the scrub. It adds the needed moisture after exfoliating. I don't feel it heavy on the skin and it sinks in quickly. Again, the scent has the tendency to stick around. This works while you sleep, restoring moisture during your skin's nightly rebuilding phase. This and the scrub is a new favorite duo in my skincare routine. ($16.97-$19.99 CAD retail price)
All products are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and oil-free. They can be found nationwide at food, drug, and mass merchandisers.
This giveaway is open to my Canadian readers. No giveaway accounts. It is open until March 30, 2015 at 12am EST. The winner will receive all three products to try!
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**These items were sent to me by Tug Agency on behalf of Aveeno. My pictures and thoughts are my own. There are no affiliated links in this post and I have not been paid for my review. #FreshEssentials