Saturday, December 4, 2010
Equate brand Knock off of Aveeno Positively Radiant.
As you'll find I try a lot of knock offs before buying the actual product. I have eczema, so in my search for a lotion that wouldn't upset my sensitive skin, I tried Aveeno, but before I shelled out all them dollas that Johnson & Johnson wanted, I tried Equate's knock off. And it was great!! It was several dollars cheaper than actual Aveeno. I used it for probably a year, then Sam's Club had it on sale, two big bottles for like $13.. I finally bought it and was not dissapointed. It had more dimethicone than the knock off and was a little more moisturizing. I bought it until my hand eczema got so bad it wouldn't accept it anymore, but I continued to use it on my face. But since I could only use it on my face, I decided to just buy a moisturizer for my face.
Which brought me to the Naturally Beaming Daily Moisturizer by Equate.....
Which brought me to believe I will NEVER purchase Aveeno's Positively Radiant moisturizer.. And here's why...
The moisturizer is apparently for those with oily skin.. And not just oily skin.. But skin that is already nearly perfect.. TWENTY year old skin with no lines or flaws.. Because if you have any lines, or large pores they are MAGNIFIED dramatically. The moisturizer does seem to catch the light and have a look of a tinted moisturizer- though it has no actual colour. At first I liked it, but I did notice it made my lines stand out.. But ignored it and just decided to keep using it, as it promises to even out skin tone... And it did... To straight out HOT MESS.. Yesterday, my friend dropped the bomb (on a day I did NOT need the bomb dropped!!) that I looked ROUGH!! Horribly ROUGH.. Just no description... But ROUGH.. I immediately wiped it off and had to put grease on my face to try to add some real sheen.. I looked better as soon as that stuff was off... So needless to say, I won't be rebuying that product and certainly won't be shelling out the $8 buck Aveeno wants for the real deal, that will likely be just SLIGHTLY better...
What this product works for?
In my opinion, young women with perfect skin.. Period..
Verdict? Will not repurchase.