It’s ok to multitask your conditioner and use it not only on your head but also on your legs to shave with. However, I highly suggest NOT using your conditioner on your face.
Aveeno hasn’t quite grasped the concept that applying conditioner on your face is NOT good.
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub is a brand new exfoliating facial scrub from the brand with a formula that detoxifies, exfoliates, and preps skin for moisturizer.
I use ExfoliKate to deal with my flaky, dry skin issues. Normally I apply once a week and my skin pretty much remains smooth and flake-free for a week or two after using it. I’m happy with it and only occasionally drift from it to use a few different, gentler Asian peels to deal with my dryness.
I have to be careful when it comes to exfoliating products since they do more damage than good for me and end up making me drier rather than smoother and softer.
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub I came across while shopping for new products to review on Musings. It was cheap and I thought it would be a good one to use in the shower in between ExfoliKate.
Props to Aveeno for creating a really moisturizing scrub. Without a doubt it’s hydrating and doesn’t strip my skin or make it feel dry or tight after use. Supposedly it uses natural luffa and coconut pulp to polish the skin…
The problem is…
I feel like I’m pouring conditioner into my hand and scrubbing my face with it. Seriously. It smells like drugstore shampoo/conditioner which isn’t a bad thing because it’s a really fresh shampoo-y kinda smell, a very clean scent but the texture also reminds me of a conditioner. It has a thicker formula with tiny bits of pulp in it (I guess that’s the coconut?) and kinda reminds me of Lush Curly Wurly but not nearly as chunky.
It does have a few smaller grainy bits but not enough to exfoliate with to be honest. It offers a moisturizing cleansing experience but not such an exfoliating one in my experience with the product.
- Those with dry skin looking for a gentle exfoliation (it didn’t dry my skin out or make it tight).
- Those who want a moisturizing cleanser of sorts but don’t mind the lack of exfoliating properties (it seems to offer a nice hydrating cleansing effect but didn’t do much for actually making my dry skin smoother).
- Those seeking to remove dry or flaky skin.
- Those wanting a grainy exfoliater to detox skin and renew the skin’s surface.
I actually love the formula but the experience was kinda weird and I felt like I was applying Lush Curly Wurly to my face. It kinda felt like conditioner being slathered all over my skin rather than an exfoliating treatment. Although moisturizing it needed to be a bit more grainy to really work at smoothing skin out and getting to work on flaky areas or at least I thought it did. It’s simply too smooth a formula to get the job done particularly if you use exfoliator to attack dry, flaky areas.
Overall, Aveeno has an interesting texture and formula on its hands here but it needs a little tweaking to get it right because right now it feels more like a creamy cleanser than an exfoliating treatment.
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This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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