Aveeno Positively Ageless Complete Anti-Aging System Review

The Perfect Wrinkle Creams or Positively Awful?

If you’re looking for a product line that actually works to decrease the appearance of fine lines and restore your skin’s elasticity, Aveeno claims to have just the product line for you.

Their Positively Ageless Complete Anti-Aging System claims to be specially formulated using natural, proven ingredients to help renew your skin so that you look younger.

There are actually 8 products in the line but only 4 of them come in the system so those are the ones that we’ll take a look at today. There’s a day cream, a night cream, a cleanser, and an eye cream.

What Do They Claim?

Aveeno claims that their complete system will make your skin look younger by working with your skin’s natural regenerating process. They claim that nearly all women who used the system saw improvement either in fine lines, firmness, or elasticity. The system consists of a daily exfoliating cleanser, a day cream, a night cream, and an eye cream. Let’s take a closer look at them.

Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

According to Aveeno, this product contains their antioxidant Natural Shiitake Complex that makes your skin look younger and feel softer. It’s soap-free so they claim that it removes dirt, makeup and oil without making your skin dry.

It has parabens and sulfates in it but it also contains their shiitake complex as claimed as well as algae. They use Cocamidopropyl Betaine as the cleanser in place of harsh detergents. It’s milder but may not do quite as good a job cleaning. That’s probably why it still has the sulfates in it. Be careful though because sodium laureth sulfate is often linked with break outs if you’re acne-prone.

Users are mixed on this product. It seems that people who don’t have skin issues really like it but those who are prone to break outs or dry skin don’t care for it. Also, people really seem to like it as a nice, gentle morning cleanser but report that it doesn’t remove makeup well and it’s only a mild exfoliator.

Final Word: If you have normal to oily skin that isn’t prone to acne, this is a great product for morning cleansing before applying your other products.

Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream

This eye cream is purported to lighten up dark under eye circles, tighten and firm the skin around your eyes and brighten your skin using the same shiitake complex that’s in the other products. As with most of Aveeno’s products, it’s supposed to be gentle for sensitive skin.

Again, this product has several parabens as well as a bunch of preservatives but it also has all of the good stuff in it that Aveeno claims. There are two other significant products in it that bear mentioning as well; one good and one not so great. Tyrosine is a chemical known to enhance melanin production and is used frequently in tanning products to shorten your tanning time. That seems like an odd ingredient for a product that claims to reduce dark circles.

On the good side, the eye cream contains mushrooms, seaweed, wheat protein, and Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine. It’s this last ingredient (listed as the 5th ingredient on the list) that impresses me. THPE is one of the newest superstar anti-aging ingredients to hit the scene since retinol. It’s approved for use as a “anti-aging cosmetic active” because clinical studies have shown that it actually does lift, firm, and brighten skin.

Users aren’t particularly excited about this product overall though they do all claim that it’s a nice moisturizer that isn’t heavy. That’s pretty significant but apparently Aveeno changed the formula from a cream base to more of a serum and users claim that it peels off and that it no longer wears well under makeup. Also, there are several users who report that it irritates the skin around their eyes.

Final Word: The eye cream comes with the system so give it a shot for a few days if you’re not using another eye cream. If you like it, then keep using it. If not, you’re not out too much cash considering the cost of the entire Positively Ageless system overall.

Positively Ageless Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno’s daily moisturizer supposedly softens and smoothes the skin on your face while protecting you from sun damage with SPF 30. There’s not much else really said about this product other than the fact that it uses the Shiitake Complex that the rest of the system uses.

A quick glance at the ingredients list reveals UVA and UVB sunscreens, the mushroom complex, wheat protein, and a ton of chemical smoothing agents, emollients, and parabens. Pretty typical for a standard moisturizer.

Users actually seem to like the day moisturizer though people with sensitive skin sometimes reported breakouts. Even people who had to stop using it reported a brighter appearance, a tighter feel, and smoother skin.

Final word: It has sunscreen in significant amounts so that’s a huge plus. As long as you don’t mind parabens or have sensitive skin, you’ll probably like this cream.

Positively Ageless Night Time Lifting and Firming Cream

The final member of Aveeno’s system is supposed to improve skin elasticity and firmness while you sleep.

The ingredients in this product are actually pretty impressive. Again, THPE is listed as the fourth ingredient. Sprinkled throughout the list, you’ll find squalane, Shea butter, wheat protein, the Shiitake Complex, algae extract, vitamin E and allentoin. There are still a ton of chemicals in here, but at least there are some effective anti-aging products as well.

Users really like this night cream and report excellent results. They say that skin feels softer and tighter and looks brighter. Many are in their late 20’s to early 40’s so it’s hard to say how this product would do for deeper lines or faces that have really begun to lose structure, but the ingredients are there to support the claims, and the users agree.

Final Word

This product line is affordable and worth a try, especially if you’re looking for an affordable system to help brighten, soften, and tighten your skin. It has the ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines but remember that deeper wrinkles don’t respond as well to any cream as do fine lines. For the cost, you really can’t go wrong!

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