I am a long time user of the Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15 for about 4-5 years now and the moisturizer has always been my go to budget product. This is my first time testing out the Positively Radiant Cleanser. At my local pharmacies this cleanser costs about $11.99 to $13.99. I have been using this cleanser everyday twice a day for about 3 months now.
The cleanser is a gel cream formula that feels very gentle, smooth and creamy against my skin when I lather. This formula is soap-free, oil-free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. Although, it is soap-free it does foam up. It is low foam but my skin feels very clean afterwards. My skin does not feel dry or tight after using this and it makes my skin feel quite moisturized. The gel cream cleanser has a golden iridescent shimmer to it that is supposed to add radiance to the skin, but the shimmer does not stick on my skin and washes off when I rinse. This cleanser cleans very well and gets the job done. It is a basic cleanser that takes off almost all my makeup, except for my eye makeup, where I need to use an eye makeup remover before hand. When I use a toner afterwards, there is little to no makeup or dirt residue left on my face. While this is cleanser is suppose to add radiance to my skin, I don’t really notice my skin becoming more luminous from using this; however, it is an excellent basic cleanser that cleans and moisturizes.
All the products in Aveeno’s Positively Radiant product line contains soy extract. Soy extract has certain beneficial claims that include: moisturizing and smoothing the the skin, as well creating an even skin tone. While I find this cleanser moisturizing and keeps my skin smooth, I don’t think it evens out my skin tone or at least I don’t notice. I am also using other Positively Radiant products which include the toner and daytime moisturizer and I have yet to notice the skin tone correcting properties. I will post entries on my thoughts on the other Positively Radiant products on later dates.