My heart hurts today. Today is Marky’s dorm move in day at CalARTS. [emoji sad face]
When I told Aveeno that Marky was leaving for college and how sad/happy I was, my favourite brand sent her a college Aveeno Beauty basket. I love Aveeno. They are amazing.
I thought I’d go over some of the products that are perfect for college beauty. Maybe you also have a daughter/son going away to college and your heart hurts too. And like me, I bet your wallet hurts too! College here in the USA is WOW, a whole ‘nother level of BROKE. Thank goodness my dear brother and his wife are helping us out. We are forever grateful and can’t say how much it means to us. Family is EVERYTHING you guys. But yes, what I’m trying to say here is that seriously, college costs a lot of $$$. Even in Canada. And Aveeno products are oh so great, and oh so affordable. Load them students up with Aveeno is a GOOD idea all ’round.
First, there’s MY favourite Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner, which is ALSO Marky’s favourite as well. Like mother, like daughter I guess! When Aveeno found out that little tidbit, they made sure she was all set for first semester with enough of her favourites.
Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner is our Holy Grail shampoo. I’ve even brought it to use in the hotels on our college road trip here to California. Both of us can’t live without them and you can read my review about how much I/we love them HERE.
Let’s talk Aveeno Cleansers for a bit, shall we?
Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser helps improve skin tone, texture and clarity to reveal brighter, more radiant skin. It contains moisture-rich soy extract and lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without overdrying and is gentle enough for everyday use. It’s also oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. Perfect for ANY college-bound child to use every day! It’s one of the few foaming cleansers Marky can use because it’s not drying at all. Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is also made with moisture-rich soy extract, but also has microbeads to gently exfoliate while cleansing, leaving skin soft, smooth and even looking. It’s gentle enough to use on her sensitive, dry skin.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads are dual-textured cleansing pads that help improve skin tone, texture and clarity to reveal brighter, more radiant skin. These are SO great for the shower. They are wet, so all you do is add a little bit of water and they foam right up. They’re like a washcloth with built in cleanser! So gentle too. Here in the USA you can even get them with Salicylic Acid to help clear up acne. Whenever I cross the border, I pick up a couple of those ones for sure. Lucky Marky can get them whenever she wants now!
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes help rebalance sensitive skin with Calming Feverfew, an ingredient related to chamomile. They smell SO good, and are soft too. They remove makeup and leave skin felling so refreshed. And calm. LOVE.
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF30 is an awesome daily moisturizer that has great sun protection too and it won’t cause any breakouts at all. And you’re NEVER to young to start thinking about anti-aging and using a really good night cream! Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream helps replenish skin’s natural moisture barrier while your college student sleeps. They’ll wake up to skin that feels refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on another day!
Marky has eczema, so Aveeno Active Naturals Anti-Itch Cream is perfect to have in her college beauty kit. Not only does it have Aveeno’s special Triple Oat Complex, it also contains aloe and vitamin E. It provides temporary relief from the itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, rashes due to eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, insect bites, poison ivy/oak/sumac, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, or jewelry. ALL of which Marky gets. Thank you Aveeno for this little tube of WONDER. It’ll be used a lot I’m sure!
Speaking of eczema, Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream is the ONLY hand cream Marky uses. It doesn’t irritate her eczema at all, never burns or stings, but soothes it in fact. She can’t live without it! And sunscreen of course. Aveeno sunscreen is the BEST if you have sensitive skin. I’ve talked about the Aveeno Hydropsport Sunscreen Spray HERE, and it’s fabulous. One of Marky’s first college assignments is going to the LA Zoo to draw animals. This sunscreen is going to come in handy that day for sure!
Some of Marky’s favourite Aveeno Shower products are next! Aveeno Postively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash has natural exfoliants of rice beads and walnut shells to help remove dull skin. None of those plastic beads that clog up lakes so no worries! After her shower, skin feels soft and smooth. Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash is a soothing body wash that has a calming effect to help that college student relax in the shower while cleansing and moisturizing at the same time. It’s soap free and dye free so it’s gentle enough to use even on sensitive skin. Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel is a rich, lubricating gel that has no added fragrance, so it’s ideal for sensitive or irritated skin that’s prone to razor bumps. It gives a close, smooth shave with less irritation, while a special blend of moisturizing lubricants to help moisturize skin and reduce dryness. Such a good shave cream you guys! You need to try it if you use one!
Well, thanks to Aveeno Marky is all set for college! So forever grateful to them. Now, I just have to get used to not having that red head around all the time. She’s been with me for for 21 years now you guys. Letting go I must do, but I don’t have to like it. Because I don’t. It sucks. Big time. My heart is going to need some time to get used to this… but I’m not sure it ever will.
*products sent by the lovely people at Aveeno. I am an Aveeno Active Naturals Ambassador and proud of it!