Battlez of the Radiant In-Shower Facials: Aveeno vs Make P:rem

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Battlez posts were originally posted on my Instragram feed and are quick comparisons.  I will link to more in-depth reviews here at my blog if I have done one.  Time for the 🥊Battlez of the 🌞 Radiant In-Shower Facials ~   Yep, taking on the drugstore Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial vs expensive, chic chic Make P:rem Radiance Cleansing Pack. Both of these have AHA acids and clay; They claim to clear your skin and make it radiant. I did pH tests on both of them, because the radiant claim is based on the AHA ingredient: Make P:rem contains citric acid,  which is at the end of a long-long ingredient list.  Aveeno contains glycolic acid, which is at the top of a much shorter ingredient list.

Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, aging skin with hyper-pigmentation and fine lines/wrinkles.

Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial  5 oz

Description: Indulge in a positively terrific experience with the new 60 Second In-Shower Facial. Reveals healthy-looking, glowing skin 4X faster than at-home masks and peels.* Transform dull, tired-looking skin to brighter, more naturally radiant and velvety soft skin in just 1 minute. The 60 Second In-Shower Facial, formulated with moisture-rich soy and lemon peel extract, works with the steam of your shower to deeply but gently exfoliate dirt, oil and dead skin. Positively Radiant® is a line of facial skincare products uniquely formulated to target all 5 Factors of Radiance® —tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots—to leave your skin looking fresh, awake and radiant. cosDNA analysis

Make P:rem Radiance Cleansing Pack 5.07  oz

Description: Make P:rem’s Radiance Cleansing Pack is a cleanser and wash-off face mask hybrid that deep cleanses pores without drying out the skin. Kaolin clay acts as a magnet, attracting impurities and residue out of pores while apple extract and Vitamin C brighten and re-energize skin by evening out skin tone. Natural moisturizing factors like Ceramides and Squalene keep skin hydrated and bouncy.cosDNA analysis


Swatches & StuffFinal Thoughts

Conclusion: The Make P:rem mask was a bit of puzzlement for me ~ I originally left it on for 3 to 5 minutes and didn’t really achieve much ~ in fact, my pores still had some gunk it in, so I wasn’t impressed. It was suggested by another reader to leave it on for 25 minutes and use a brush to help get it foaming and remove it completely ~ that did help as my  skin did look more clear and cleaned.  However, I am not sure that it wasn’t my pore brush that helped with the cleansing ~ in addition, my face was stinging a bit for leaving it on for that long. My skin does feel soft and smooth after using the Make P:rem.  Aveeno Positively Radiant facial product was an immediate success for me. This is more of a clay cleanser, but it has exfoliating bits in it, so it really cleans well, foams up a bit and  it was quick ~ I left it on for a minute or two and then massaged/rinsed off. I have left this on for longer ~ about 5 minutes  and my face doesn’t sting. This cleans out my pores and does leave my skin looking brighter and smooth.

Now, granted, you might be picky about the few ingredients in Aveeno, but I am reviewing based on the claims of the product and what it actually does.  I think that the Make P:rem is just a hydrating clay mask pack that doesn’t do a great job on oily, clogged pore skin.  I don’t think it does anything else, really ~ the acids are not in the right pH levels to be effective;  Also, any brightening I might see, I have to wonder if that is residue from the titanium dioxide.  If I want smooth and soft skin, I have tons of other products that do just that and for a lot less money. I honestly think that the Aveeno is a superior product ~ it has the right pedigree for both a chemical and physical exfoliator, detox with clay and brightens without any additives like titanium dioxide. 

Winner: 🏅🏅Aveeno by a knockout🏅🏅 Save your money and give Aveeno a try first ~ you might love it as much as I do!!

Where to Purchase

Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial  5 oz  Under $8.00

Make P:rem Radiance Cleansing Pack  5.07 oz  $19.00 to $30.00


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