Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream Review

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream

Influenster sent me a complimentary jar of Aveeno® Positively RADIANT® Intensive Night Cream. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now so I’m reviewing it slightly earlier than I would most skin care items. I also received a sleep mask which I really liked but I’m not sure if it comes with the product or Influenster decided to include it themselves. Aveeno Active Naturals Intensive Night Cream claims to improve:

  • Tone
  • Dullness
  • Brown Spots
  • Texture
  • Blotchiness

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream

[quoteicon author=”Aveeno”]Intensive Night Cream is shown to give you an extra boost on all 5 Factors of Radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots. This hydrating night cream contains a proven concentration of Active Naturals Total Soy Complex boosted with tone-evening vitamin B3 to help keep you looking fresh and luminous.[/quoteicon]

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream, My View

Aveeno products always seem to be hit or miss for me and Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream seems to be hanging somewhere in the middle from my perspective. I don’t hate it nor do I love it. The packaging is nice, however the box is a bit of a space waster. What is pretty cool is the back of the box has a display that shows the actual size of the container, so consumers aren’t completely fooled by the box size. Kudos on that! I like the actual container quite a bit. The product comes in a nicely durable 1.7oz jar with a twist lid.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream
When I opened the container I noticed a familiar scent but couldn’t quite put a finger on what it was. That irks me! 😉 It’s a very mild scent that gave me no sinus, headache or respiratory issues. 2 thumbs up there! The Intensive Night Cream has a wonderfully smooth, creamy texture. I did an allergy test on my skin and had no issues, another plus! So here’s the thing, after 3 weeks of use I’ve noticed no significant difference. I realize it takes 4-6 weeks for many skin care items to make changes. But with minor factors, I expect to notice something in the first week or so. Minor factors being at least a small positive change in texture or dullness. I certainly don’t expect to take a step back on the well being of my skin.

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream
Perhaps I didn’t notice anything positive because I was already on a nightly skin regimen I was extremely satisfied with. I think this would be good for someone who doesn’t already have a great skin care routine and possibly those with oily skin since this is oil-free. My skin already gets massive help with tone and glows beautifully using my OFRA Cosmetics Vitamin C Cleanser. I also feel I need a bit more moisture for my dry spots at night than Positively Radiant provides. I have combo skin and it was nice for my t-zone but not for my cheeks. The first day or so seemed okay but afterwards my face felt dry and tight more each week, back to the point of light flaking. I was really hoping this would be a good alternative for me money wise but I feel I get more punch from my Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Night Cream. So for the love of my skin, I’m ending this trial early and going back to my regularly scheduled programming. 😉

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream
Have you tried Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream and had better results than I did? Please feel free to share in the comments below! It didn’t work for me but it might work wonders for many! Others may be helped by your experience so do tell! 🙂

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Disclosure: The products mentioned in this post were provided complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.



  1. May 21, 2013 / 12:27 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed and thorough review for the Aveeno Intensive Night Cream, Mina! I've been wanting to try this product for a while, as I'm looking for a new night time moisturizer. However, Aveeno products have been hit or miss for me also. For my nighttime regimen, I like to focus on evening my tone.  I may just stick with the Juice Beauty Products I'm already using. 

    Great review!!

  2. hmrcarlson
    June 28, 2013 / 11:35 AM

    I have used this in the past without much noticeable difference either so I agree with your review…

  3. PamelaTozzi
    July 3, 2013 / 1:59 AM

    I like Aveeno cosmetic! They are greats product! 🙂