For the past week I've continued cleansing my skin with my Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, adding the Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub to my evening routine to help brighten and even my complexion. Since I've been sick I've had a lot of flakes around my nose due to excess blowing, the Exfoliating Scrub gently buffed these bits away leaving my face soft and even, without irritating my nose further. I've never previously thought to incorporate a daily exfoliating scrub into my regime, but now it's something I've grown accustom to so it's staying! During the day I've been applying the Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer to my cleansed skin, which contains SPF 30. I absolutely love the weight of this moisturizer for day use – it's thick, yet sinks into the skin quickly and is loaded with beneficial ingredients like vitamin A, C & E. However, even though I appreciate that it contains SPF 30 I don't find myself outdoors enough this time of the year, and I've noticed a sticky film that develops once the lotion dries, which I can only attribute to the SPF. Therefore, I wasn't as thrilled with this product and probably won't be reaching for it until the summer sun comes back. The opposite can be said about the Aveeno Fresh Essenitals Hydrating Night Cream – it's a winter essential. I featured it in my blog post yesterday as well, seen here, because I've been seriously addicted to applying it to my face while battling this flu. As I mentioned in the previous post this moisturizer stings slightly when applied, even on non-dry patches, but that sensation settles quickly leaving your skin to reap the benefits. It's one of the thickest creams I've ever owned, richly hydrating – and my skin CRAVES it before bed now. When I wake up I look bright-eyed, glowy and my skin feels heavenly moisturized, free of any rough patches. And the best part is that a little goes a long way – so if I'm careful with how often I apply it I may have this little pot last me all the way to spring.
Have you tried the Fresh Essentials range? What were your thoughts?
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