This bottle of moisturizer looks a bit deflated but it is because I have used this for a few months already. Usually a 120 mL bottle lasts me about 3-4 months. This is an inexpensive drugstore moisturizer that retails about $19.99 CAD and it goes on sale every few weeks.
I have been using Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15 on and off for about 4-5 years and it is my go to moisturizer when I am on a budget. It is a great price and the product works well as a basic moisturizer. The SPF level is great for everyday use, if the UV rays are low. I don’t burn and I tan easily so SPF 15 is often adequate for me. Whenever I use this moisturizer I feel moisturized all day and all night. I used to use this everyday twice a day, but nowadays I use this only once in the afternoons when I need some moisturizing. I cut down the use because I am using some Clinique skin care items now, not because I no longer like this moisturizer.
The texture looks like a thick rich cream but it fees very lightweight on my skin. I have combination/dehydrated/dry skin and I prefer my moisturizers to be a cream texture over a lotion texture. The cream absorbs and moisturizes my skin quickly. It has a gold shimmer to add “radiance,” but the shimmer shows up very subtle on my NC 37/NW35 skin tone. I don’t think the shimmer is necessary and I don’t think it really adds radiance but the shimmer doesn’t bother me. However, girls with fair skin or older ladies may not like the sparkle in the moisturizer as it may be more obviously shimmery. I do like to mix this moisturizer in my foundation because I think the concoction adds a dewiness to my skin.
The moisturizer is hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic and oil free. It also has ‘Total Soy Complex,” like all the Positively Radiant products. The soy is suppose to even out skin tone and smooth the texture. However, I have been using the moisturizer for about 4-5 years and I never noticed a change in texture or skin tone. I have also started using the Positively Radiant cleanser and toner as well for the last 3-4 months and I still haven’t noticed the benefits from the soy extract, except that it is very moisturizing. Also, another benefit from soy is that it is suppose to make facial/body hair less visible. I am not exceptionally hairy faced and I wax my upper lip and tweeze my brows regularly, so I haven’t noticed the hair eliminating claims either.
Although these benefits from soy extracts haven’t worked on myself, it has worked on other users. Overall, I like this moisturizer because it does its job: moisturizes and protects my skin from UV rays. It is inexpensive. My skin never feels dry when I use this and I would always go back to this moisturizer when I am on a budget. It is a bonus that I like all the other products in the Positively Radiant line and I would buy those products again too.