The Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer Doesnâ€™t Exactly Live Up to Its Name
Iâ€™ve been on the hunt for a cheaper option for a daytime moisturizer with SPF that wonâ€™t irritate my skin now that my favorite one from Boscia has been discontinued.
I hated paying as much as I did for that one, so Iâ€™m hoping I can find a new one without ruining my skin in the process.
Since I like Aveenoâ€™s body products and saw that they have a calming moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 15, I thought my search would be short and sweet.
I donâ€™t love this moisturizer. Iâ€™m sure itâ€™s great for people with normal skin (it does moisturize well), but my sensitive skin canâ€™t handle it, despite its so-called calming qualities (it contains feverfew, which is close to chamomile, for calming skin down).
When I put this on, my cheeks sting and get redder. Iâ€™ve gotten it near (not in) my eyes and theyâ€™ve started stinging, too. Iâ€™m disappointed.
The textureâ€™s not as silky or lightweight as Iâ€™d prefer, but if it actually did calm (or at least avoid aggravating) my skin, I would overlook that.
It feels a little thick, but that doesnâ€™t last all day. Iâ€™m able to let it sink in for a few minutes and then put makeup on top of it, though my makeup does look a little flakier, not as smooth, when I have this underneath it.
The scent is pleasant, almost like clean laundry, and very faint. Some of the ingredients make me question why this is marketed toward people with sensitive skin, though.
One, thereâ€™s fragrance, even if it isnâ€™t very strong. Two, I realize that certain alcohols are not drying or irritating to the skin and have beneficial purposes, but the word alcohol appears again and again in the ingredients list. The same goes for â€œconesâ€ and parabens.
I thought Iâ€™d found something less expensive than what Iâ€™d been using, and I neglected to check the ingredients list before I used it because I trust the brand to deliver results (like I mentioned earlier, I like a lot of the body lotions).
Iâ€™ll happily return this and get my $18 back.
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