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Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads, 28-Count Pads

These dual-textured cleansing pads, moistened with foaming skin-conditioning cleansers and natural Soy, help even out skin tone and texture for brighter, naturally radiant skin. The pad is smooth on one side to lift away dirt, oil and makeup and textured on the other side to gently exfoliate and smooth away dry patches. Oil-free, soap-free, noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic, these pads are gentle enough for everyday use, even on sensitive skin.

Key features

  • Moistened with skin-conditioning cleansers and natural soy for brighter, naturally radiant skin
  • Soap-free
  • Oil-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

Honest reviews


Mama, Mama!

These are all products for Mama and the word on the grapevine is they make her feel beautiful. She is always pursuing personal radiance and that is a motivator, something good to see. When Mama keeps looking herself in the mirror and trying new clothes, even though sometimes she doesn’t really fit in them (a little too bulky, needs to loose poundage..) I enjoy the process because to me it means a Zest for Life. And Life, as we all should know by now, is for the Living! As far as Mama is concerned she has an army of products for every stage of her beauty treatment. So many, in fact, that I will not presume to know what is going on inside her Cinderella world. My job is to assist in any way I can and also to do the research on whatever product she requires nowadays. Amazon, like always, is fabulous for this (see? I am starting to sound like I don’t know what!) and Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads, 28-Count Pads (Pack of 3) had so many wonderful endorsements from the best of the best reviewers I know that I purchased immediately and surprised Mama who is always so excited when you give her anything just about. 4 Stars but even if it deserved 5 I wouldn’t know about it!

Elisabeth East Brookfield, MA

Radiance in a Jar

I have been using this product for six months now, and don’t know how I lived without it.I decided to try this product to save some money — I had been using Clinique and Prescriptives cleansers and exfoliators. This product is a fraction of the price, and does a better job of cleaning.The cleansing pads are pre-moistened and all 28 pads retain their mositure in packaging. The pads have two sides: one side is a soft, chamois like side. The other is a rougher side for exfoliation. I start with the soft side, then complete with the exfoliating side.I wear a water-resitant foundation, so I need a cleanser that does the job. The proof that the product cleans is that when I complete my cleansing ritual with with astringent, the cotton ball is virtually clean. Plus, my skin really glows and is radiant.There is a fragrance, but it is light and unobtrusive. Note that the Postively Radiant line of mositurizers have a much heavier fragrance that did not appeal to me.The only con I can think of is that the container is large, and the product only occupies about 3/4 of the jar. It could be made smaller.I will continue to buy this product, and hope they never stop making it.

Ashley Wellsville, KS

Perfect for my not old/not young skin

At 41, I don’t really have skin that needs lots of moisturizing and delicate care but I still have some adult acne that’s too sensitive for the Clearasil crowd. This Aveeno line has been amazing for my skin and the Positively Radiant cleansing pads are a huge part of it. The overall blotchiness of my skin is gone and now I’m hoping with further use, my little sunspot freckles will go away.I’ve been using the pads now for a month along with one of the Positively Radiant moisturizers and have not had one single breakout. The cleansing pads are gentle, but take off makeup completely and leave my face feeling very clean and soft, but not sticky or greasy and not at all dried out. The first few times I used them, I wondered if I’d even need a moisturizer, they left my face feeling so soft.There are two drawbacks to the pads, not enough to drop them from five stars, but things I’d change if I could. There are only 28 pads per container. That’s two weeks worth, which ends up being a little expensive after a while. And the exfoliating side of the pad could be a little more.. exfoliating. Just a little bit. It’s nice that it’s gentle, but I do wish there was a bit more scrubbing action.I highly recommend these!

Cecelia New Liberty, IA

My skin really is “Positively Radiant” after using these cleansing pads

Aveeno has come to my rescue after years of spending money on all types of cleansers and moisturizers that after a few days or weeks of use would break my face out or dry it out so badly I felt like my skin was going to crack. These pads do it all: cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate which I think is so important if you want to keep your skin looking young, healthy, and glowing. I am ordering these from Amazon for the first time and thanks to another reviewer, I will start cutting the pads in half to save some money. That was a great tip! I can honestly say that Aveeno has become my favorite skincare line and the products I use now are well worth the price. Keep up the good work Aveeno!

Ofelia Binford, ND

Real Results

I used up one jar of Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads, and instead of jumping to some other product as I usually do, I ordered the three pack. Why jump around if you find something that really works? And this does. Soft, smooth, clear skin. Super clean, but not overly dry. Easy to use, and reasonably priced. I use it at night, followed by derma e hyaluric acid night cream (no parabens). Great combo. I also use Aveeno Intense Relief Repair Cream on my arms and legs at night. (I got a good deal at Wal-mart, shhh) It’s the ONLY thing I’ve ever found that eliminates those rough red bumps I get on my arms and legs. It does contain parabens, which some suspect of being potentially carcinogenic. That’s a shame because in every other way it’s flawless. Aveeno by and large makes wonderful products, and these cleansing pads are among the very best.I just researched a bit and have found that virtually everything we use in personal care has parabens, including these cleansing pads, which have FIVE kinds of parabens, a controversial preservative in most make-up, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, sun block, etc. I think of Aveeno as natural, so the ingredient surprised me. But it turns out you have to search diligently to find personal care products without them. I hope for all our sakes they prove to be safe. I do love Aveeno products, but I’d be even happier with them if they erred on the safe side.

Janine Capeville, VA

An awesome product!

I have been using these pads for 2 months now and have yet to have a breakout. I usually get deep under skin acne that is painful in my chin area and since I have been using them my skin is radiant and blemish free! I love that it has one side that is smooth for taking makeup off and the other side is rough for deep cleansing.

Mildred Hendricks, MN


I do not use anything else to clean my face but Aveeno Cleasning Pads. They are wonderful! Your face feels so clean, not tight & dry like soap. I love this!

Debra Truro, MA

Product has helped me get my skin back!

I have never had much of a skin “routine” other than letting some of the shampoo rinse down my face in the shower. I had clear skin all my life and up to my 50’s never saw much need for extra attention outside a daily shower. Now that some kind of hormonal changes seem to be afoot, I have been suddenly plagued with oily skin, pimples and blackheads. I bought these thinking they would be a fast way to take care of my skin before bed. Well, they are a little different than some kind of fast wiping pad. First of all they are huge. I followed the advice of other reviewers and cut them into quarters. Even down to a quarter, they foam like crazy. Plus they need the addition of some water to do their magic. With all of this water and foam and rinsing, it quickly became clear to me that I would not be using them the way I planned. So I put the tub of quartered pads in the shower stall, and I take one and go to town with the rough side during my shower. Happy day. With the simple addition of this process, it turns out I don’t even need a night routine anymore. My skin has improved 100% with just the daily scrub during my shower. The shiny oil, red pimples and blackheads are all gone. I will admit I have been using a bit of spot fading cream when I think of it to take care of some sun damage, but I have yet to develop any more of a routine and I have been getting comments about my beautiful skin!

Shauna Boonville, NC