Aveeno Fresh Essentials Skin Care – Product Review

For the past month and a bit I’ve been three NEW products in my facial care routine …

This Active Naturals line of AVEENO products feature an exclusive formula of Southernwood Extract with anti-oxidants and vitamins A,C, and E.10898041_299267566948995_2643798886394947879_n AVEENO FRESH ESSENTIALS Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30

Whenever I select a facial moisturizer I always make sure that it has an SPF baked into it … saving me one less thing to worry about.  Happy to say this product protects from the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays.  And the upright pump bottle doesn’t take up too much space in my already crowded ‘get-ready-station’ around my bathroom sink. 🙂

IMG_6451I have extremely dry skin in the winter, and while the lightweight daily moisturizer locks in existing moisture while adding extra hydration, I found that it wasn’t enough for my skin.  By mid-day I would notice certain spots on my face appeared dry and chapped, particularly my cheeks and forehead, requiring additional application throughout the day.  So this product might be a summertime ‘go-to”, rather than in winter.  I’ve got my big Asian Adventure in a few weeks…definitely gonna be bringing this slim bottle along to protect my skin in the tropics. (I’ll let y’all know how that goes.)



Typically, I only use a facial scrub product once a week.  I was nervous to use a scrub product daily like this one.  The exfoliates are super fine and gently sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving a light coconut scent upon your skin. This product is oil-free and hypoallergenic and super affordable at under $13 CAD.  IMG_6447IMG_6442

I did find that using the scrub every day for the first two-weeks brought redness and caused me to break out a bit on my cheeks.  Perhaps, that’s due to the scrub cleaning out all the pore-clogging impurities …leaving my pores more vulnerable to having crap fill them in again causing breakouts.  But once my skin got used to this new routine, it did seem to make my skin smoother and fresher looking.





This was my favourite of the three products I used over the last month!

The night cream’s rich and creamy texture left my skin dewy and soft in the morning.   My face looked refreshed and felt uber soft, smooth and renewed.   It even showed improvements with the dark under eye circles I struggle with, and patches of dry skin on my forehead and cheeks!   And at under $20 CAD for a jar — I love this night cream!!!


Overall, the Fresh Essentials AVEENO line of products are effective, smell wonderful and are affordable.  I encourage you to try them out yourself and see if they work for you.

What’s your skin care in the winter?  Anything special or additional you do to your regular facial care routine to combat against the winter elements? Share them with me in the comment section below.

Products courtesy of Aveeno.

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Author: PetitePlusMeow

Social Media Enthusiast. Learning Designer. Curvy Fashionista. I'm a 30-something Canadian born Bengali (parents are from Kolkata, India...for those of you who need to know that type of thing). I've been chubby-curvy-plus-sized my entire life. Standing at a height of 5'2 and with a darker complexion, it has always been a challenge finding outfits or "looks" that really suit me. Living in the fashionable city of Toronto since birth, with a solid career has finally allowed me to embrace my love of pretty fashions in clothing, shoes and everything in between.

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