The following post has been sponsored by Aveeno®, but all the words, thoughts and wrinkles are my own.
The holidays are right and around the corner and here in San Diego the weather is finally starting to cool down. Fire in the fireplace, heater turned on in the house and car, and wind is picking up outside! Translation, everyone in my house is itchy and red.
Our house is always stocked with Aveeno® Skin Relief and Eczema Therapy products. Trust me the Eczema Bath Therapy is amazing! On those nights when our two-year-old cannot find relief from his eczema, an Aveeno® Eczema Bath is a must for him to fall asleep.
I love the Aveeno® body line, but what about their face care line? I’ve used their Positively Radiant® line for awhile now. It is true; we’re all aging and with that comes wrinkles and age spots. Yes, I’m proud of those smile lines, but that doesn’t mean that I want to display them in full force.
I try and combat those little lines and spots by drinking lots of water, using a good face moisturizer and sunscreen. The problem I’m running into is all the time it takes to put on the moisturizer, sunscreen and mineral powder (to give my skin more of an even look). I have three kids and most mornings we’re running around like crazy people to get everyone ready and out the door. I need my personal prep time!
In the last few years, BB Creams and CC Creams have become popular. Cutting my morning face care time in half with an all in one solution.
So what’s the difference? BB (Beauty Balm) Creams are a foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen and many claim to have anti-aging ingredients. They have texture and consistency of foundation. I haven’t worn foundation for years because I like a lighter fresher feeling on my skin.
CC (Color Corrective) Creams provides color correcting moisturizer and protection from the sun. The consistency is more like a lotion and feels lighter on the skin.
Yes, it is winter time, but sunscreen is still crucial! If I’m running unusually late and I can’t squeeze in my usual morning routine, sunscreen is the one item I won’t skip. Aveeno’s® Positively Radiant® CC Cream has an SPF of 30, so not only can I put on my sunscreen, I won’t have to skip moisturizer or my mineral powder.
I love that it doesn’t feel thick on my face. I don’t spend my day worrying about it rubbing off on anything that might brush across my fast. Remember, Mom of three. I have PLENTY of things brushing across my face throughout the day, including a 7-month-olds mouth!
Knowing that Aveeno’s® Positively Radiant® CC Cream is part of Aveeno® Active Naturals I don’t worry about the baby ingesting a bunch of chemicals.
“Traditional Chinese medicine has used soy for thousands of years to reduce the appearance of blotchiness and discoloration. AVEENO® scientists devised a way to process soybeans that retains the integrity of the proteins to provide immediate and long-term skin benefits. Products with our ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex visibly transform dull, uneven skin into brighter, more radiant skin.”
I love that Aveeno’s® Positively Radiant® CC Cream is great for those days I go makeup free running errands or for those days I have to meet with clients and need to look a little more presentable.
For a few more tips, check out this article that was apparently written for me, The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Flawless Skin.