31 May 2013

Review: Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream

I was provided a sample of Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream to review a while ago. It's taken me a long time to test this out, as I did not notice much difference in my skin (and I still don't). Before I go further into details about my experience with Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream, I would like to tell you about Aveeno claims this night cream to do.

What makes this night cream special is the addition of the active ingredients - total soy complex, and vitamin B3. These ingredients help to promote your skin radiance via improving five factors - tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots. This night cream hydrates the skin and helps make it look even, fresh and luminous.

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.

Having said my uncertainty of whether or not this product worked for me, I'd like to tell you what I like about this product.

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.

Secondly, the texture. This cream is so soft and smooth... like a cream should be. It's neither thick nor watery and absorbs into my skin fairly quickly. Best part of it all is it does not leave an oily/greasy residue!

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?


  1. I've never tried this cream before, but my skin can get really oily too when I use a moisturiser.
    This sounds nice and it's nice to see it has LOADS of product.

  2. I got sent this one too and I do like using it, though I'm after something much more hydrating for my dry (older) skin lol!

  3. where can you find Aveeno products in Singapore?

    1. Not sure, as I don't live in Singapore. Sorry!

    2. Hi Alan,
      We offer some Aveeno products at www.hotally.myshopify.com . Do take a look. Thanks!

  4. Wer can we buy Aveeno products in Singapore particularly the Hydrocortisone?

    1. I'm not sure, as I don't live in Singapore. Sorry!

  5. I am 28-year-old american woman with hormonal issues, so it has helped treat my severe dark spots and scars from my acne. It blends-in WELL to give your skin a more EVEN AND NATURAL LOOK AND FEEL. I feel like the Olive Night Creme from Made from Earth is noticably changing my skin. I have received compliments.

  6. I have super dry skin so I really need this!