I tend to go on a bit about wanting fragrance-free everything, but when it comes to body care, I can appreciate a scent that makes me smile in the morning. The recently-launched Aveeno Positively Radiant Body duo does exactly that and makes my skin feel soft and comfortable too.
An extension of the face-care line, the new Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion and Exfoliating Body Wash employs the same soy complex to improve tone, texture and radiance and minimize blotchiness and brown spots.
Soap-free and hypoallergenic, the Aveeno Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash ($8.97 CAD at walmart.ca and $8.99 USD at ulta.com) contains particles made of walnut-shell powder, not plastic microbeads, so rest easy about that. I do wish, though, that there were more in the formula; I can only feel what seems 8 tiny beads spread too far apart on my skin to do much overall buffing.
The Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion ($9.47 CAD at walmart.ca and $8.99 CAD at ulta.com) has a lovely silky texture and promises to keep skin moisturized for 24 hours. Emollients (they help skin retain moisture) include mineral oil, glycerin, petrolatum, dimethicone – all considered hypoallergenic ingredients and especially helpful for dry skin – and fatty alcohols. The formula also contains light-reflecting mica for an instant luminosity boost.
I really like the fragrance in this duo, enough that although I had samples at home, I bought them to use while in Winterpeg for a month. The scent is fresh and clean, a touch floral with a hint of green, and a welcome wake-up in a morning shower or mood-booster later in the day. I can't speak to the brightening effects because I'm already fairly pale and the duo is part of a kind of rotation of stuff I'm trying, but if you've had results from the face-care line, I think you can expect similar effects from these.
If you shun stuff that contains mineral oil, petrolatum and dimethicone, obviously Aveeno isn't for you. But I find Aveeno body washes and lotions helpful in tempering that itch that comes with dry skin. These don't contain the colloidal oatmeal that's in the Daily Moisturizing line, but they have a similar prevent-moisture-loss effect that's working for me right now.
What's your perspective on Aveeno? Have you tried the Positively Radiant body wash and lotion? Do you think you might?
AVEENO POSITIVELY RADIANT EXFOLIATING BODY WASH ingredients: Water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, acrylates copolymer, citric acid, sodium hydrolyzed potato starch dodecenylsuccinate, glycerin, cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, fragrance, sodium benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, sodium hydroxide, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, polyquaternium-7, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder
AVEENO POSITIVELY RADIANT BODY LOTION ingredients: Water, mineral oil, glycerin, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, petrolatum, stearic acid, dimethicone, stearyl alcohol, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, hydroxyacetophenone, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, silica, mica, titanium dioxide
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