Oh Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub I want to love you but you’re just not suitable for my dry, flaky skin. I need you to be tough but you’re terribly gentle…!
I’m always so tempted by Aveeno’s brightening marketing strategy. Slap “brightening” on any skincare and I’m on top of it! Sadly, Aveeno’s Brightening Collection just isn’t something that’s ever really captured me.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub sounds terribly tempting but for dry skin users it’s not the one that you want.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is a gel exfoliator that contains small scrubbing beads for buffing away dry skin and dead skin cells.
Props to Aveeno for creating a water based scrub as this thinner, watery gel textured formula is very gentle on skin and doesn’t over strip it of moisture. The scrub acts as a cleanser of sort as well as a scrub since it lathers up a little bit as you massage it on.
If you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or you’re just one for wanting a cleanser slash scrub for shower use this might very well make your day.
However, if you have drier skin I find this does very little to exfoliate tougher, flakier areas. In my experience with it, it works great as a in shower cleanser of sorts but doesn’t do much to make my skin smoother or softer. I do find it gentle enough to use daily as my skin isn’t tight or dry after use which is a plus.
Brightening? Mmm that should really be dropped from the title as it really doesn’t ease dullness or brighten skin.
Overall, this is a basic scrub come cleanser that may be great for those with normal, oily, or combination skin but those with drier, duller, flakier skin you’ll need something considerably better to resurface with.
Not a fan…!
Do you use this?