Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub Review and Swatches

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Sample Sunday! One of the products I received in my Aveeno Welcome Parcel (February), was the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. Well, I have good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad news. This didn't work for me. I have both dry and sensitive skin. I started getting nervous about this product when I saw the words daily, brightening and scrub. The reason why I felt that way, was because I had a very bad reaction with Shiseido's Brightening Cleanser. I still gave this a try, because on the back of the tube, it said "Gentle enough for everyday use and for sensitive skin." Well that didn't hold true for me. My very first use, resulted in dryness and redness, so I stopped. I can't recommend this product for anyone that has sensitive skin. Now, the good news! My mom, who has combination skin LOVES IT! She's been using it for a month now (not daily, but about 3 times a week) and she's half way through the tube (and plans on purchasing another one). Her skin is smoother, brighter and dark spots on her skin are fading. Isn't it amazing, how a product can work for one and not the other? This creamy cleanser has very fine microbeads that exfoliate. The scent is very clean, fresh and light. The product rinses away beautifully without leaving any trace or film. It also has moisture rich soy extract. I had great success with Aveeno's Positively Radiant Tone Corrector and Makeup Removing Wipes... you can read my reviews here and here. Have you tried anything from Aveeno's Positively Radiant Collection? Let me know in the comments below.  Oh, and the theme for this week is The Great Outdoors! Follow me on Periscope (A Very Sweet Blog), to get a preview of the products I'll be reviewing this week. I'm giving a short broadcast later today. Stop by and say HI! THE WINNER of the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion and Tissue Pak Giveaway is Lauren Jackson! Congratulations Lauren! I've sent you an email :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend everybody!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub (if you have sensitive skin) Not Sweet
Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub (if you have normal, oily, combination*) Sweet
*Use sparingly until you see how your skin reacts.

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Andrea said...

great review kim! its amazing how different skin reacts to the same product! glad your mom found some use to it so it wasn't a total waste! hehe! have a sorry i have been mia, but im back! hehe have a great rest of your weekend! xo

Mica T said...

It's such a shame it didn't work for you, but good that you could stop before you had a reaction!

Wonderful your mum could not only use it, but get the benefits from the product as well! :)

Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Away From The Blue

Chiara T. said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks to you for another great review!
Happy weekend you too!
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Ashley said...

Nice review Kim! I have combo skin so I might like this. I'm skeptical about aveeno a face products since I don't like the positively radiant face lotion!

Jackie Harrison said...

I like trying out new scrubs and this one sounds amazing. I got my mom hooked on Aveeno Skin Relief Hand cream she loves it. Happy Sunday

crafty-zone said...

I wish that brand be available in my country :) But I have similar daily scrub to yours and I'm very pleased with it :)


Fashionable Rose said...

your reviews are always honest! I guess for each one of us those kind of products react different on our skin as we all have different kinds of skins, but your opinion really matters to me, you are a beauty guru haha




Miss Val's Creations said...

My skin is more on the oily side so this would probably be great for me!

Gabrielle said...

'The Great Outdoors' is a great theme for the week, I'm looking forward to reading your future reviews in this series :) I have dry to combination skin, so I may steer clear of this product, it's great to hear it's worked well for your mum though! :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


Emmylou said...

Kim, that brightening cleanser might work for me coz I have skin like your mom: oily t-zone but dry everywhere else. TY for this review. I've used the Positively Radiant line before and did like the products.
Hope you're having a fab Sunday!

Glamorous without Guilt said...

nice review i never heard if this scrub but looks like a good one

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I also have sensitive skin and have to be careful with scrubs as well. I'd be afraid of my skin reacting like yours so thanks for the heads up Kim. It's awesome that your Mom has been able to use it and how well it's worked for her. It's great you have different skin types so she can use the products you can't ;)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Tina Bradley said...

Sorry to hear about the bad reaction, Kim. I have not tried this line, yet...but would like to. I've been looking for an exfoliant. I'm guessing the facial scrub would be akin to this. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

Too bad it didn't work for you Kim. I'm glad to know that it worked well for your mother. I guess it will really depend on your skin type.

Nerline Germain said...

Great review, Kim! I'm sure it will be perfect for my skin. I will check my local stores to see if I can find it.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Super review Kim, am glad it works at least for another skin type. Sounds great, I have combination skin, although sometimes sensitive, so this could either work for me like it did for your mom or the other way around, haha!! Super review though!! Xx

little luxury list said...

My skin is closer to your mom's skin so I may try it!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Cee said...

Wow. I have never come across a product that actually lived up to its promise to fade dark spots! And since I have combination skin, this may be the one for me. Thanks for the review, Kim!

Lauren Carter said...

So glad to see a review of this. Personally, I don't like physical exfoliants, but my husband loves them. Since I'm the one that does most of the shopping, I'm the ones that buys the face scrubs for him. I think he'll like this one!
xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I have the same concerns regarding anything brightening as well since my skin doesn't react well to it. Ever since then, I've avoided anything with the word brightening on it. Thanks for the honest review! Glad your mom was able to use it and had positive results :)

jo said...

That's too bad it didn't work on you, but at least your mom made use of it. Aveeno have so many products, it would be impossible that everything is suitable to anyone. Btw, I want to ask you, my Urban Decay Naked foundation became watery. Do you know why? Thanks pal!

xo Jo


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Thank you for the review, Kim! Sorry to hear it didn't work for you - it's always a bit frustrating when you really want to like (and use) a certain product and it doesn't deliver. I wonder if it's just a specific ingredient that disagreed with your skin - often the case of this sort of sensitivity. x

Angela Landskron said...

I think the marketing of the Aveeno products was what really pulled me in to trying a cleanser of theirs a few years back. I did end up finishing the bottle, but I wasn't wowed by the cleanser. I sort of liked the smell at first, but then I started to really dislike it.

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Best of all, it worked very well with your mother, it was not a total loss.


Pilar said...

These review are so helpful to read Kim! I've only used a few Aveeno products, but your reviews help me decide which products I may or may not want to try!

Lorena said...

I had a terrible reaction a few weeks ago. My face was red and on fire.
I then realised that I had applied WAY too much product.
Luckily on your side it worked out for mom.

Jane said...

Indeed! Some products do work well for some and not others! So glad it worked out for your mom!