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Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser

BY AVEENO #48 in Facial Cleansers

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.29 / 5 based on 2,258 Reviews

Product Description

Brings Out Skin s Natural Radiance Helps Even Out Skin Tone and Texture With Moisture-Rich Soy Extracts Oil-Free Hypoallergenic Soap-Free Noncomedogenic Lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without over-drying for naturally radiant skin. Aveeno Active Naturals see more...

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser
Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser
Reviews (2258)
Q&A (56)
Media (61)
  • "Honestly for me, face washes don’t really do much besides get rid of oil and freshen up my face about it, that’s about it." in 6 reviews
Rachel R.
Orange Park, FL
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I wanted a gentle cleanser for my acne-prone skin. This type of foaming cleanser (texture and gentle smell) is what I was looking for. I also bought this because it claimed to control my break-outs, but I don't know what I was expecting; the salycic acid is 0.5% I believe, which is extremely low compared to other acne medicine. I understood that this is a daily cleanser, so it shouldn't have a high content; but it does nothing at all for my acne. It cleans oil pretty well, but it cannot get rid of any type of waterproof liner. I would still end up with panda eyes going to bed if I relied solely on this wash. It still dries out my skin though! So it's at a balance between: too weak to wash makeup and too harsh that i dries out my skin. I do love the way it feels on my skin though. It comes out as foam and it feels extremely soft to use, so I was a bit surprised that it left my skin dry. I'd only recommend this if you have fairy normal skin and plan to use it in the morning. Effectiveness PRO - Gets rid of oil CON - Doesn't get rid of makeup - Doesn't help my acne or breakouts - Dries out my skin Ease of Application It feels extremely nice to use since it is a foaming cleanser. Scent Light scent but it's nothing special. Aveeno doesn't have much strong or distinct scents to begin with.
Caroline P.
8 reviews
Let me say that I had a hard time deciding between giving this 3 or 4 stars. I opted for 3 only because this can make my fave feel a little tight after I use it, but I have dry and sensitive skin so those with normal/ combo / oily may not have that issue. This is the cleanser I use when I am looking to brighten my skin and help correct uneven skin tone that comes after I have a breakout. It fades dark spots incredibly well for a drug store brand. I’d recommend this for people with more normal / oily skin just because it can be slightly stripping. 
Desirée💋Maciel S.
Hollywood, FL
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
So far, Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser is my favorite cleanser. It does a great job removing my makeup as well as any dirt or oil i may have. I have been using it every morning and night for the past couple of months and I have noticed a change. My face looks brighter, clearer and it definitely helped even my skin tone and texture. And a huge bonus....this product is incredibly cheap and can be found in any drugstores. If you are looking for a facial cleanser, this product is worth a try!
T B.
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I used this product for a while and I loved it! It’s foaming so it is very light weight. It’s similar to a foaming soap and is very cleaning on my face. The pump is nice for getting the perfect amount on my skin. The cap also locks with a cap so if you are traveling, the product will not spill.
Vanessa C.
Boca Raton, FL
145 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I don't particularly like this product because the smell is just boring and wait to natural for my liking. It almost smells like a very mild oatmeal and it really just doesn't make my skin feel or smell clean the way I like to feel. On the other hand I do think this product would be great for someone who has very sensitive skin and does not like products that have a lot of scent.
glory p.
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’m not really sure how to rate this product. I’ve only ever used Aveeno lotion and have loved it. I thought this would be a really great product to help even my skin tone. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks and I sometimes use it every day or I’ll go a day between uses. Immediately after use my face is very visibly dry. I’ve also had a MAJOR break out since starting this. I wake up with at least 1 or 2 more small pimples each morning. But... I feel like I can tell a difference in my skin tone already. I’m going to try it for a couple more weeks every few days and see if the breakouts subside. If not I’ll be ditching this product. Not worth the minor toning it’s done if I get 12 new pimples a week. Prior to using this I hardly had “break outs”
Megan B.
Livermore, CA
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This has to be my favorite drugstore cleanser! I am always hesitant to buy drugstore skincare products as my skin is sensitive and break out prone but I noticed so much improvement with my texture and redness and it's gentle enough that it does not strip away any moisture in the skin. For the price this is amazing! I would definitely repurchase.
Nava Y.
Oklahoma City, OK
153 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I am always skeptical about products that has “brightening” or “radiant” in the name because in my experience, my skin still looks dull; clean, but dull and rosy cheeks. I will say this is very gentle on the skin and makes your face feel very clean, but unfortunately, this is another brightening/radiant product that hasn’t lived up to its name.
Angélica  P.
Patterson, CA
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Best cleanser for dry skin. It leaves my skin very clean and feeling hydrated. All the ingredients agree well with my skin. If I ever stop using it, it’s not long before I return to it. You need a small amount for great results. Great value!Aveeno Positively Radiant CleanserAveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser
Kaicey W.
165 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I personally haven’t had any issues with this cleanser but after looking over the ingredients, I didn’t feel great about using it. There were just too many I wasn’t sure about so I put it aside and haven’t used it anymore. I didn’t see enough improvements, or any at all, to justify issues from its ingredients long term.
Tiffany T.
Newport, TN
227 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Is this good for sensite skin?
Erin Jean H.
Boston, MA
74 reviews
Is it just me, or after using this product for a little while, it starts to smell kind of weird? Not bad, just like different.
Kayla C.
Junction City , OR
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've been looking for a new cleanser did anyone experience break outs with this ?
Derek W.
Columbus, OH
26 reviews
I was wondering how good does this product work
Alexa D.
66 reviews
Has anyone had positive results with the brightening cleanser? Looking for a new one that doesn't break the bank

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