College Beauty and Skincare With Aveeno

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.
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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.

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Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner

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?

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser, Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

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.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

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!

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Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes

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.

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Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF30,Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream

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!

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Aveeno Active Naturals Anti-Itch Cream

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!

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Aveeno Hydropsport Sunscreen Spray , Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

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!

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Aveeno Postively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash, Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash, Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel

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.

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*products sent by the lovely people at Aveeno. I am an Aveeno Active Naturals Ambassador and proud of it!

  • What an awesome basket from Aveeno! So many bottles of shampoo and conditioner…how long will it take her to go through all of that? Wow! How are you holding up with Marky across the border?

    • LOL, she has a LOT of hair haha. Probably until December for sure when she comes home haha!
      I’m still here! Ask me on Monday when I finally leave her here haha!

  • You must be SO proud of Marky – I know it’ll take some getting used to, not having her around, but I bet she’s having the most amazing experience!

  • Oh wow! This just makes Aveeno an even more loveable brand! I remember starting uni in a different country, completely alone for the first time, how exciting yet daunting it all was. I can imagine how this basket would be a lovely reminder of home 🙂

    • Awww, you are so right! That’s exactly what it will be for her. So far, she’s ok! But I’m still here and not leaving for a few more days.the school is very protective of the students, which make me feel better!

  • Aww, I’m happy for you and Marky, but hugs to you. I can only imagine but I remember I cried like a baby at the airport when I was leaving for school. Hope you guys can see each other often. And I agree with the lovely commenters below. This basket would be a great reminder of home. 🙂

    • Thanks Lena! I think I’m sadder than she is haha! She’s wanted to go to this school since she was about 10 years old, so she’s so excited to finally be living her dream.

  • Liz

    Good luck to Marky! And to you. 🙂 This takes me back in time – Aveeno revamped their line somewhat but the old staples are still there. That was really nice of them to send a basket.

    • Thanks Liz! They have revamped a lot and such good stuff. They’re so awesome. LOVE them.

  • How generous of them! The Ultra calming cleanser sounds amazing. I hope saying goodbye isn’t too hard, hugs!

    • I have a few more days before the final goodbye. UGGGH. Trying to get the tears out now LOL!

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  • Awww, honey bun! I am so sorry you’re heart is hurting! Parts of this post brought a tear to my eye. My mom and I are very close and it was hard when I left for college, too. She never fully told me how hard it was for her until I was back home. Reading your thoughts on the matter makes me even more grateful for the relationship I had/have with her because I know it must have been utterly awful for her to let me go. You guys will always be close, don’t worry about that. You’re too good a friends for that to ever change, love. Sending you heaps and heaps of love and hankies! Love you so much!
    PS: I can’t believe Aveeno sent her all of that! That is SO sweet!!

    • Thanks honey bun! Hearing that REALLY helped me out a lot. I’m dealing so far! We’re not leaving until next week, so it’s still not really sunk in yet. But the drive home will be so quiet. And the house even quitter when I get home! I’ll have to either blog more, exercise more, get a real job or all of the above LOL. Love ya lots!

      • Oh, I’m so happy to know my words were helpful, T-Money! You’ll always be Marky’s best friend! <3 Yes, the house being quiet is going to be hard. But I know you well enough that you will find new things to fill the quiet with until Marky's first trip home. If you have to zumba, you have to zumba! 😉 Much love and CVS Pharmacies stocked with Lumene CC Cream all the way home! :*

      • LOVE YOU

  • Lily

    That’s super nice of Aveeno 🙂 I hope Marky is settling in well… and big hugs to you Tracy! A mother has to let go one day, no matter what, but I feel you. I’m going to treasure each and every moment with my kids now that they’re still young. I know they will leave the nest one day, and I blame the pregnancy hormones, but I cry just thinking about that. *sob*

    • It’s the hardest thing Lily! But we have to do it! And I’m trying to not be all sobby about it. It’s not like I’ll never see her again as she says!

  • Jayne

    Awwww! That is very sweet of them and I hope your heart feels better soon. Thank goodness for Skype and Facetime, but I know it’s a big deal when kids leave. I know it was very emotional for my mom and I as well.

    • UGGGH. And yes, Skype and FaceTime will help! When I moved away my phone bill was HUGE.

  • Big hugs to you all the way from Australia Tracy! xx
    I’ve never tried an Aveeno product I didn’t like – that Intense Relief Hand Cream is seriously good for when I get the dreaded eczema so I’m right there with Marky on that one!

  • What a lucky ducky!!!! I love Aveeno products since they’re so gentle!

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  • Toya

    Noooooooo Marky! Well…YESSSSS to going to college, but I can imagine it must be super-tough Tracy 🙁 But DAMN is she ever set with prodz for the dorm! Holy crap, Aveeno fixed her up good, nice work! That basket is kickass.

    I hope you adjust ok to her being away form home! *hugs*

    • Thanks Toya! I’m trying! She’s having a bit of a rough time which is making my heart ache. Sigh. I might have to go back there sooner than I thought, but you know-I don’t mind as I miss her SO MUCH.