As an Aveeno® Ambassador I get to try out a lot of their amazing products and today I’m bringing you two that were instant favorites. I’ve liked almost everything I’ve gotten from Aveeno® and of course used the brand for years before I started blogging but these two stand out in the crowd: Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo and Ultra-Calming Makeup Remover Wipes. Both of these are new on the market, only being released in July of this year.
I’ve tried several dry shampoos over the years and even have a few stashed away for use but whenever I have a keratin straightening treatment on my hair I’m afraid to use one. There are several ingredients that aren’t compatible with straightening so I can only use the dry shampoos when my treatment has pretty much grown or washed out. But the Aveeno® Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo is the FIRST sulfate free dry shampoo. When I found that out I couldn’t wait to try it. I haven’t been disappointed.
Directions tell us to shake the can well, hold it 8 – 10 inches from your head and spray lightly and evenly to dry hair concentrating on the roots. I like to turn my head over first and spray quickly, then flip upright and spray again. I then wait at least 2 minutes and brush my hair. I’ve yet to see powder in my hair and it never seems to leave a film of any kind. It smells like hairspray to me so it’s not unpleasant at all plus it doesn’t linger all day. I’ll usually use my flat iron after but sometimes I’ll just brush and go. The best thing is that the next morning my hair doesn’t feel sticky which is something I’ve noticed with other dry shampoos. The Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo is safe for my color-treated, keratin treated hair therefore it’s moved to the top shelf. The bonus?? It’s only $7.49 – $7.99!!!
The other product I’m excited about is the Aveeno® Ultra-Calming® Makeup Removing Wipes (only $6.49 – $6.99). I’m funny about makeup wipes, actually anything I use on or near my face. The first thing I do is sniff. A product has to pass the sniff test for me before I’m comfortable using it. Well these Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes pass the sniff test and they past the makeup removing test too. They are oil-free, noncomedogenic, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. They are safe for removing all dirt and makeup including eye makeup like mascara.
I wondered why they were called Ultra-Calming and found out that they contain the Active Naturals® Feverfew so it’s designed to alleviate redness and irritation from skin. These really do feel calming. I often use them mid-day after babysitting to refresh myself and they are a refreshing touch. I cleanse off my old sunscreen and get ready to put on an “adult” face quickly with these. I never ever go to sleep with makeup on and these wipes make it easy even on those lazy nights that I just don’t feel like washing up.
You can find both of these on drugstore.com as well as at grocery and drugstores that sell Aveeno. I’m so happy that I’ve found two more products from Aveeno® that are becoming staples in my life. – Marcia
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