Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bravo to the advertising team

There may be many reasons why we buy products but one is probably because we were enticed by great advertising. The advertising team behind Aveeno Pure Radiance have done a splendid job because when I see this line I only think of natural ingredients, soy and beautiful skin. So you can imagine my surprise when I looked at the ingredients last night only to find that nearly the entire last line of ingredients consists of various parabens....yikes. Soy is in the mix as promised but not as close to the top of the list as I would like.
Well I will stop my rant long enough to tell you that I like this product ( at least before reading the ingredients). The Aveeno Pure Radiance cleansing pads has smooth side to gently clean sensitive areas while the bumpy side can be used to gently exfoliate the skin. Although this foaming cleansing pad can be used daily that does not work for my skin so I use it every now and then. This product is priced anywhere from $8.00-$9.99
Do you use Aveeno? If so, please comment about your experience.


UPDATE- I officially started my product probation on August 3rd and I have not made a product related purchase since that day. I really can't believe I have gone this long without breaking down. So far this process is forcing me to get rid of products that I don't need and to use the product I had forgotten about.

16 comments:

B said...

LOL, you must have read my mind. I was thinkin'..."Isn't this chick on probation?" but you're doing good so kudos to you! Yeeeep, these companies do get us with the advertisements, don't they? I guess the only way to get all-natural products is to make it at home...because they certainly won't sell it to you.

The Frugalista Files said...

Yep, there's a whole movement of "green marketing." People package these goods like they are really something natural and they are not. Good catch!

Therapeutic Musings said...

Good job on the probation! When I saw that picture from yesterday I was thinking you fell off the wagon hard! I tried that Aveeno stuff before but it irritated my face, then again air irritates my face.....

MakeupByRenRen said...

keep the strength girlfriend! maybe you'll motivate me to go on a no buy lol

Dominican Enigma said...

As Ren says Keep strong mama

antithesis said...

congrats on keeping with ur promise to not make a beauty purchase. i KNOW it was hard for you.

Mrs. Brookaltimore said...

Congrats! I am very impressed with how you're doing so far. And you weren't kidding about your stash of things that you have reviewed yet.

The Frugalista Files said...

Oh, I feel like a bad blogger. I wanted to say I'm very proud of you for the product probation. Your blog is just as strong!

On another tip, after reading your post, I looked at this bottle of Aveeno active natural daily exfoliating cleanser I've been using. I had to PEEL AWAY the label to see the ingredients. And what did I see? PARABENS! I'm over Aveeno.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@B lol yup I have been a good gal. You are right, I do enjoy making products at home, that is when I get a chance to do it.
@Frugalista that is so true that's why it is important to read labels.
@TM No I know exactly what you mean that is why I could never use that product daily, it could only be every now and then because my skin would become irritated.
@Renren I would like to live vicariously through you..lol
@DE thx
@Antithesis..it is very HARD but thanks for the support.
@Mrs. B. thx for the support. there is more to come :-)
thanks for reading everyone.
PJD

Product Junkie Diva said...

thanks for the support Frugalista!!!

PBW said...

Hang in there, PJD. I too, am on product probation.

I've got some Nordstroms trips...cough...cough, uh, I mean writing conferences coming up.

Calming Corners said...

Stay strong girl you will feel so good keeping this promise to your self, I know it is hard you can do it.

I have not had any experinece with Aveeno, but a friend of mine said it dried her skin and she broke out, and a woman a work swears by it.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@PBW lol regarding your Nordstroms comments and I am happy that I have a product probation pal.
@Calming corners yes I guess different strokes for different folks.
thanks for reading.
PJD

justme said...

i used to love those pads but then i started using them all the time and irritated my skin (i was like scrubbing), i turned my mom onto those. the cleanser they have is the same thing and you can clean with your own cloth or whatever. i like their line a lot but like you i am always looking for the next best thing. i want instantaneous beauty. hahaha

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I love those pads. Although I've only used them twice, I really did like the way it removed oil and dirt from my skin. I used them while staying with a friend so I didn't buy it myself, but I totally would.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@justme yes I do look for the next best thing..why do I do that..gee whiz no wonder i am on product probation.
@BGG I'm glad this line is working for you.
PJD