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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

#WeTriedIt: The Edit Seven Team Reveals Their Fave AVEENO® Products

By Gracie Carroll


*Please note that this post has been brought to you thanks to a paid partnership with AVEENO® Canada, and all thoughts and opinions are our own*

Great skincare at an affordable price and bonus points? We gotta admit, these are some of our favourite things in life here at Edit Seven. What do they have in common you ask? Most often, the answer is not much but right now, one of our favourite skincare brands AVEENO® has teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart for a nearly month-long promotion that will HOOK. SHOPPERS. UPWe’re serious. Starting now until November 2, 2018, you’ll get 1,500 PC Optimum bonus points* when you buy any two participating AVEENO® products from a Shoppers Drug Mart location near you. Not bad, eh?

Personally, I’ve been a mega fan of AVEENO® products since I was a just little tween and still, to this day, think they’re one of the best skincare brands you can buy in a drug store for quality and value. My love for their products spans across nearly all of their different ranges–even including the Baby line, which once saved me from a horrible, itchy skin outbreak back in high school. What I’ve always admired and respected about AVEENO® is their commitment to using the best of nature and science, even way before it became cool and trendy to do so (the brand was created back in 1945).


Since I know #TeamE7 is a fan of the brand and their products as much as I am, I called upon the crew to indulge in some much-needed self-care and try (and share!) some of their trusted favourites, or even try something new that they’ve been eyeing. With the current promo on for nearly a month, what better time to stock up on your all-time favourite products or add something new to your routine to give it a whirl?

Keep reading to discover some of the Edit Seven team’s favourite products from AVEENO®:


Gracie Carroll, Editor-in-Chief


I’ve written about the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® 60-Second In-Shower Facial before (click here to read it), and I can’t express how much I love, love, L-O-V-E this product. My schedule is always busy and I don’t like to spend a lot of time on getting ready. In fact, I can often go from looking like a bum in my PJs to a glamazon ready for a party in a mere 15 minutes. This is only made possible with a simple beauty routine complete with as many double duty products as possible. I love that with the In-Shower Facial I can literally get a facial while in the shower, doing everything else I gotta do in there. Next, I couldn’t live without a great moisturizer that includes a solid SPF because putting the two on separately would obviously be too much for me. Not only is the AVEENO® ULTRA CALMING® Daily Moisturizer Mineral SPF 30 great for my sensitive skin, but I often pack it in my purse or when I’m travelling since it’s TSA friendly too. @GracieCarroll


Blair Stutz, Assistant Editor

Aveeno Review - Edit Seven - Blair

There’s nothing I love more than exfoliating at the end of a long day. Being a city girl can def wreak havoc on your skin with dirt and pollution so it’s necessary to scrub all the nasties away I love that the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is gentle enough for my sensitive skin but also gets the job done –this scrub leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh. My other favourite AVEENO® product is the new ABSOLUTELY AGELESS® Leave-On Mask that ain’t your regular mas. It pre-toxes skin to help fight against the effects of pollution and environmental aggressors that can lead to early skin aging. I like to use it as a primer. Even after a full day, my T-zone is noticeably less oily (than when I use other products) and my contour doesn’t budge. Plus, my skin feels smoother and, for me, that’s a skincare miracle! @BlairAlex


Cory Lee, Contributing Editor

When the temperatures start dropping, I have to up my moisture game big time (especially on my body) and the combo of AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash and AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Body Lotion are two products I rely on, especially come winter. Their soft and fresh scents are perfect and they leave my body feeling moisturized all day. I also like that some of the key ingredients like Colloidal Oatmeal and Total Soy Complex are derived from natural ingredients and the products are dermatologist tested. @CoryLeeMusic


Kait Fowlie, Contributing Editor

I wanted to shake things up and try some AVEENO® products that were new to me so I tried the ABSOLUTELY AGELESS™ Moisturizing Cleanser and ABSOLUTELY AGELESS™ Intensive Renewal Serum. This gel cleanser gives a really heavy duty, deep clean that takes off all my make-up at the end of the day no problem. It creates a nice thick lather, and it isn’t drying at all. It also smells super fresh, like berries, which I love. The serum is super light and absorbs into my skin instantly. The first time I used it was before bed and the next morning my skin felt really soft and nourished. The package says within 1 week of use it’ll improve the appearance of fine lines, and judging by the results after just one night, I believe it. @Kait_Fowlie


Shaeleigh Afton, Head of Design

Aveeno Review - Edit Seven - Shae

As someone well into their (late) 20s my skincare routine has gotten much more refined over the years. The thing that changed the most for me is how key hydration has become. I realized my skin was acting out not because it needed more zit cream, but actually, it was begging to be hydrated. So, of course, the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Overnight Hydrating Facial peaked my interest. I applied it before bed instead of my regular night cream and woke up with a surprisingly Insta-worthy glow. I think this will be a go-to product for me when I’m in need of a serious injection of moisture, like after a long weekend of events or when the weather starts drying my skin out.

The second product I tried is the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Toner. To be honest, I had never found a toner I loved so I started to make my own at home with Witch Hazel and Apple Cider Vinegar, but I will say this formula by AVEENO® isn’t oily or overly scented and it gave me an instant refresh. I could see myself keeping this on hand for travel and at night when I’m in a rush or don’t want to commit to my full-face removal routine before bed. Working from home I have the luxury of not always wearing make-up so using a toner like this one is also nice to apply during the day for a quick skin pick-me-up. @ShaeleighAfton_


Ama Scriver, Contributing Editor

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I love to wash my face like one of those girls in an acne commercial of the ‘90s. One of the things I look for in a facial cleanser is something that is soft and gentle on my face, which is why I love the AVEENO® ULTRA-CALMING® Hydrating Gel Cleanser. As someone with sensitive skin and rosacea, it’s gentle and leaves my skin calm and soothed, without feeling dried out like a lot of other products can do. It’s the perfect addition to my skincare routine, especially when I have to worry about winter skin szn coming up real soon (eek!).

As a freelancer, life can be pretty stressful sometimes. This is why we have to incorporate the little things into our life for self-care that will help with stress relief and yes, this includes body wash. If you’re into essential oils, the AVEENO® Stress Relief Body Wash has a super subtle lavender and chamomile smell. Beyond that, the wash itself foams up rather nicely. Personally, I used a dollop of it on a loofah and then lathered it up against my body and let me tell you: my skin is SOFTER than it’s ever been after a shower! Did it make me less stressed? Well, that’s debatable, but I love being able to use one product in the shower for smooth, soft skin. @AmaScriver


Karina Dhugee, The Apprentice

The AVEENO® ULTRA-CALMING® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 has become a key member in the arsenal that keeps my face together on a daily basis! As someone who wears little to no foundation, I LIVE for double duty products that also work as a primer and this is definitely it. Using this moisturizer during the day and the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Make-Up Removing Wipes at night makes for the easiest skincare routine ever that’s perfect for my busy schedule balancing school, two jobs and volunteering for Edit Seven!

*Product availability may vary by store. All products must be purchased within the same transaction. Shoppers Drug Mart reserves the right to limit quantities and is not obligated to award points based on errors or misprints. Points apply to items sold as individual units, and are not awarded per unit when the unit is part of a case pack or variety pack. No cash value. Offer valid until November 2, 2018.

To find your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart location, please click HERE.




(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)


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