Product Review : Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello lovelies!

If you remember in my  Morning Routine post, I was using the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing pads, but wasn't too excited about them.  I had also mentioned that I wasn't getting the same "brightening effects" as other products in the line.

Years ago, a good friend suggested I tried  the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. I would use it AFTER cleansing, morning AND night. It sounds like a lot but it's actually such a gentle product, I wasn't irritating my skin.

However, over time my skin has become more sensitive, so I'm always very careful when switching up products or introducing new ones to the game, even if they're products I've used in the past.

In case you didn't know, you should never switch up or add more than ONE product at a time. That way, you can really see how your skin responds to it and avoid unnecessary damage. If you change your whole skin care, and you start breaking out or reacting in some way, you won't know what's actually causing it ;) (And I've learnt the hard way when I was younger with all those 3 steps to clearer skin shenanigans...)

Ok novel is over! My point is, I've been using this scrub as my morning cleanser for the last month and I am quite pleased with it.

The promise :

The truth (according to Val) :
It really is gentle enough for daily use. There is a texture to it, but it is not your regular exfoliating beads, grains, or what have you. IN THAT SENSE, if you are looking for a scrub that will really exfoliate, I would skip this, in fact, I'm not sure why they call it that. 

I think it's a great gentle cleanser and it leaves my skin nice and clean, without drying it out or leave it feeling tight. I'm not sure how it would perform at night as I need a more thorough cleansing to get rid of all the makeup and gunk. I think it's great for all skin types too!

Over the past month, I have seen an improvement in my scarring (older scars, as new ones keep coming..) so it really does help with skin tone, texture and clarity. If you're completely acne free, and are just looking for a way to get rid of the evidence, I would use this morning and night and you should see results in no time!

I find it to be similar to the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. Well maybe similar is not the right word, as they have very different active ingredients, but the texture is similar and I would say the Aveeno is the super gentle version of that. With the Murad, I could only use it a couple nights a week. I still feel the results over time are the same (perhaps not a the same speed). Just thought I would throw it out there since the Aveeno is so affordable (around 9-11$CA) and it smells way better! (not that that matters :P).

Aveeno texture :
You can kiiiinda see the little "grains"
Murad texture: 

And that's my verdict! I would definitely recommend this product!

Talk to you soon!

- Val


  1. I need this in my life again!

    1. YOU DO!! And you're the one I referred to as a good friend (understatement) in case you didn't remember. DO IT!