Finding a daily face wash that leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh is no easy task. Trust me, I’ve been searching for years. The key to finding a good face wash, whether a cleanser or a scrub, is to figure out what kind of skin you have and find something targeted to that. If you have oily skin (which is nothing to be ashamed of) you want to find a skin care product with no added oils. On the other hand, if your skin tends to be dry or super sensitive, you want something that hydrates and has added moisturizers and minerals to balance out the deficit. When looking for the perfect daily face wash, you want to look at the ingredients list, you also want to check and make sure the product says it can be used daily and not on a once-a-week basis. If you over use scrubs and other products that are only meant for occasional usage, you could over irritate or dry out your skin leaving you with red, dry, flaky skin. Ugh!
This week’s edition of This Not That will be comparing two daily face wash products, Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub with Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub. Both of these products are scrubs that are approved for daily use and claim to be gentle enough on all skin types.
Aveeno has been known to make great skin care products made with natural ingredients that are gentle on skin. Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is a gentle scrub that exfoliates your skins while it cleans and brightens. It evens and tones textures with tiny microbeads that leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.
- very affordable
- can be found at many retailers
- recommended for daily use
- can dry out skin a little
- improves skin tone slightly, not a huge difference
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Daily Scrub has exfoliating beads to help whisk away dirt and leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed. This face wash will help fight oil and leave your skin shine-free and fabulous all day long.
- very affordable
- can be purchased in many retailers
- great for oily skin
- can leave skin feeling dry
- exfoliating beads can be rough on sensitive skin
The Verdict: If you have super oily skin, Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Daily Scrub can work wonders for you. However, for most skin types the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is a much milder, better option. Aveeno’s product won’t over exfoliate your skin and it is better suited for a wider variety of skin types.