Monday, March 31, 2014

Beauty Barrage: Up Close - Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer

This is an extremely happy post because my favorite moisturizer and I are back together! My last tube of the Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer expired this month, but for some reason I couldn't find it anywhere! I went to Pure Beauty, which is my go-to shop for it, but both of the Serendra and Alabang stores as well as their online shop didn't have it. I've been to several beauty stores the past couple of months looking for it, and it was nowhere to be found. The online stores I buy from didn't have it either.

I messaged my friends and asked them to let me know if they saw it anywhere. After a month, my friend Cielo found it at S&R! (Thank you so much Cie!) It's a huge relief because I really love it and I don't really feel like doing the trial-and-error thing with moisturizer again. My skin responds with forehead bumps whenever it doesn't like products, and since I've been repairing it from dryness lately, I didn't want to give it more problems.

I know this seems a little over-the-top that I'm so thrilled but discovering this moisturizer really changed my outlook on skincare. Seeing the difference it made on my skin made me want to take care of my skin more. I've talked about it in some posts before (check out Cold Weather Friends and Muji and Aveeno Loot), but I realized I have never done a full review of it. Ladies (and gentlemen), here is my story on this moisturizer.

The Product

The Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer is a triple threat. It keeps skin hydrated as a moisturizer, but it also has antioxidants to nourish skin, and SPF 30, which protects skin from the sun. It does more than your average moisturizer, that's for sure.

It comes in a long tube that lasts an incredibly long time. It also comes with a pump, which keeps product from getting wasted.

The Formula

It's packed with vitamins, SPF 30, plus Aveeno's own Active Naturals Southernwood formula that provides antioxidants that nourishes skin and keeps moisture locked in. It feels really thick but surprisingly thins out when put on. It gets absorbed into the skin quickly, and doesn't feel sticky at all. Missglamorazzi on YouTube, who recently started using this moisturizer, also brought up an interesting detail that despite the high SPF, it doesn't show a white cast in photos. Oh, and it smells great too! 

A little goes a long way with this product. One very light pump is enough to cover my entire face. I apply it with six dots on my forehead, my nose, my cheeks, my chin, and my neck that I spread around.

My Thoughts

Well, it's already obvious that I love it! When I first started using it, my then-fiance-now-husband even noticed immediately that my skin looked different. It makes my skin super soft and hydrated and I rarely ever get flakiness when I'm using it. Makeup also looks so much better on my face when I use this before I apply my foundation. My skin appears smoother and healthier with this. It's awesome.

Have you tried any Aveeno products? What kind of moisturizer do you use?


  1. You're welcome! Thanks for introducing me to Aveeno too. Been using their Positively Radiant moisturizer and I think it helped with my dry skin probs! :)

    1. Glad it helped you! Now I know it really works and it's not just me. Aveeno really has good stuff. :)

  2. Dapat talaga moisturisers come with a pump! Galing ng packaging nito.

    1. I love everything about this moisturizer!