Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturiser

Describe the brand in three words.
Drugstore. Body products.

Who is it for?
Combination/oily/acne/younger skins.

What’s in it?

What's not in it?
oil, mineral oil, parabens

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
fragrance, polyacrylamide

Suitable for pregnancy?

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?

Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
So: it's labelled as having a 'drug' ingredient in the form of salicylic, so it's highly possible it is tested in the US. If anyone knows for sure, let me know in the comments.

How does it smell?
Fresh, citrus.

How do you use it?
One pump, all over, on top of serum or oil.

Can it be taken around the eyes?
I wouldn't, I'd go as far as the orbital bone.

Best for winter or summer?
Either. Summer for people who are combination, both for acne/oily.

How long did I test it for?
I've had it a month, and also tested it on my teenage girl.

How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
$13.49/$14.99 for 4ozs. It's a good size, this will last a good few months. You only need a little.

Works well with?
Oddly enough, being oil-free, it works well over an oil serum. It's light, so you can use it to seal in other products without it being sticky and heavy.

What’s the website like?
Pretty basic, pictures of the ingredients as opposed to lists (hence the picture here!):

How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Well it's in Amazon and Target, so pretty 'out there'.

What’s good about it?
I usually think of body products when I think of Aveeno. I bought this with Ava in mind, but ended up playing with it myself. I like it. It's light, absorbs well and you only need a tad. It smells fresh, works well with other products, and is a perfectly good moisturiser. If we needed any further proof, Ava has since sought it out and stolen it back.

What’s not so good about it?
It's pretty chemical-heavy, so if you're a 'natural' person, you won't be a fan.

Would I purchase/repurchase?

Do you need it?
If you have a problem skin, yes, check it out. If you have hot, sweaty days were you feel like your cream is stuck to your face and won't absorb, maybe check it out.

Similar products?

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturiser is $13.49 from aka Hirons Home Planet 

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  1. Oh I definitely have this kind of 'sweaty' days in the summer time, when I have to do my makeup 5 minutes later, hydration can be tricky during the warmer months, I will try to remember about this when I get to this stage in 2017!

  2. Dear Caroline,

    Pardon me for going a little off-topic, but I have scoured the internet for an answer to this question to no avail. I have been using tretinoin for a year (it's great) but I get really dry in the winter (Oh, Canada.) So, 1)Can I use my moisturizer on top of the tretinoin?, 2) How long should I wait before applying? , and 3) Will it reduce it's efficacy?

    I can't tell you how much I would appreciate your advice...I'm stumped and my GP just keeps telling me to "pat dry".

    Ps. I never make a move with my skincare without checking with your blog first. You're the best!!!

    1. Hi Lcat , I am not Mrs.Hirons obviously, but I have been following her from years probably just like u , I use trentonian cream on top of freshly cleaned and acid toned face than oil than HA and lastly moisturizer, I hope it helps

  3. I usually don't really wear moisturizers on an everyday basis, just because they feel too heavy for me, I rely on my serum, but that sounds like one I would probably enjoy.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. Dear Lady Hirons,

    The ingredients list says it contains isoparaffin, isn't that mineral oil? Xx

  5. Dear Caroline,

    Thank you, as always, for all your lovely posts! Would you please please do a post on what niacinamide creams/serums, etc. you recommend, as well as the same for Vitamin C serum? Pretty please, and thank you in advance! ;)

  6. Please can we have reviews and recommendations for similar priced products available on the Uk high street