This cream is oil-free, which makes me sigh in relief because I am really wary of products whose main selling point is hydration, as my skin type is oily-combination, and I associate hydration with an oil-slicked face. Anyway, it has been clinically proven to significantly improve the skin tone and overall skin appearance in 2 weeks!
I'm not sure on the exact science of this product but I do know that it works by aiding the cell reparation stage at night, whilst you sleep so you wake up with a fresher, more even and luminous skin in the morning.
Unfortunately, I have not found any difference in luminosity, freshness or a more even skintone after using this consistently for 3-4 weeks. When I went to Singapore and got my eyes lasered (you can read more about it here), I was not allowed to use any eye products for about 5 days, and makeup for 7 days. As a precaution, I avoided any skincare products for the 5 days with the exception of washing my face in the morning and evening (avoiding eye area). This resulted in rough skin around my eyes, and a dull looking face, despite me sleeping all day for the first 2 days.
I'm not entirely sure if this cream has played a part in the change of my skin condition, as not only did I stop using this cream, I also stopped using any moisturizer or toner for the first few days.
Firstly, the smell. If you've been following my blog for a while now, you'd know that I have a nose as sharp as a beagle. I absolutely loathe products that stink, especially skincare ones. I'm happy to announce that this night cream has passed the sniffer test. It smells really fresh, and I love it. It does linger for a few hours though, so if you're sensitive to smells, you may not like this.
|Picture taken a few minutes after I've taken some out for the swatch pic above. You can see that the cream is thick enough to show where my finger has been!|
Lastly, the price. The RRP for this cream is $19.99, which I think is very affordable. It also comes packed to the brim with product, and after 3-4 weeks I've only used a fraction of it. I can definitely see this 48g worth of night cream lasting up to a year!
I'm not entirely sure if I'd repurchase. But if I do, it'd be because of it's moisturizing properties. It's quite hard to find moisturizing creams for oily-combination skin!
So those are my thoughts on Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream. Have you tried this night cream before? If so, what did you think?