A little overdue, but last month I got a haul of some First Aid Beauty products! So in today’s post I’d like to review and go over their products, including their new Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream.
Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
I bought my third bottle of this stuff, it’s like magic. It’s a thick moisturizer for dry skin, but also has very soothing ingredients such as 0.5% colloidal oatmeal to help with cracked, irritated skin.
I’d call my skin combination, but I really need intense hydrating products because my skin will become really dry, really fast. It’s such a good moisturizer, I’d even recommend it for people with oily skin to use overnight.
Like a majority (all?) of First Aid Beauty’s products, it’s fragrance free. It has a mild sunscreen smell that can linger on your hands for a while, but in no way is it irritating or very noticeable.
It comes in four sizes: 2, 6, 8 or 14 ounces. I always buy the 2 ounce version because it comes in a squeeze tube, while the others come in a jar. It’s more sanitary that way, and the 2 ounce version lasts me over six months, so that’s not an issue.
Overall just a really good moisturizer for dry skin.
Facial Radiance Pads
I have been using their Facial Radiance Pads for a while now. It was my introduction to chemical exfoliating!
They are really gentle and great for daily use. It uses a mixture of glycolic acid and lactic acid, both of which are AHAs.
Although I love this product, I’ve been trying to find other alternatives. It’s $36 for 60 pads, which is a fairly good price but if used daily, it disappears so quickly after 2 months. It’s very convenient, I like the little pads since I can throw them anywhere and use it, but I bet I can find other chemical exfoliates for a better price.
If you want pads, or need some super gentle, this is a great go-to if you don’t exfoliate daily.
This is probably the worst product I’ve used from First Aid Beauty. I’ve only used this cleanser a couple of times, but it broke me out horribly with small, under the skin bumps. It’s a common reaction for me, but I’ve never gotten it before with a cleanser.
It’s a fragrance-free, gentle cleanser with a nice consistency, but it did not work out for me. I’ve seen some reviews saying it broke them out, but they are very much in the minority. A lot of people love this cleanser.
It might work for you if you have dry skin, but anything more than combination skin might find this too hydrating.
Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream (Sample)
I received a single packet sample of this during my other order. Maybe it was because of the small size, but the smell was awful and strong!
I also didn’t like the texture, even though I was excited to try it per some skincare influencer’s recommendations. I tried it a while ago, but I remember not liking it at all.
It wasn’t very hydrating, but it was lightweight so I will give it that.
Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
A product I was really excited for, the Hello FAB priming moisturizer is supposed to be used as a makeup primer or on it’s own.
I loved the smell, I’m such a sucker for coconut scented things. But, then I noticed it did not look nice with my tinted moisturizer or concealer, or any makeup for that matter. Although that was the reason I bought it, I loved the smell and texture so much I decided just to use it as a moisturizer.
But then I experienced pilling! On my bad skin days where I had some dry skin or hadn’t exfoliated, it immediately made my skin peel and fall off. When I tried to brush off the dry skin, I noticed the dark color of the primer coming off with it.
The priming moisturizer is tinted, but if used correctly blends into your skin. It’s slightly darker than my skin, so I noticed it coming off.
Even on my good skin days, I have to be extra careful not to blend and rub it in too much, or else it’ll make my skin peel.
I’m so disappointed this didn’t work. I’ll continue to use it on good skin days and when I’m not worrying too much about my makeup, but it was really frustrating to work around it’s issues.
FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer With Fig Extract (Sample)
Another primer, this time a matte sample size with fig extract. First impressions: I love the smell!
This started off pretty similar to the last primer with nice texture and feeling. This one feels immediately cooling, but not that hydrating although it doesn’t claim to be. It covered my pores pretty well, especially in conjunction with a powder.
I started getting peeling skin again around the edges of my face and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably my own skin, not the product that’s causing that. Instead of trying to scrub or blend it in too much, I continued on with my makeup.
By the end, my skin looked pretty good. I wouldn’t say it affected my makeup much, it looked about the same with or without the primer. My pores looked a little more blurred, and it did make my makeup last a bit long.
All in all, about the same as the coconut one except this one is a soft matte and non-moisturizing. I’ll continue to play around with these and see if it is a my-skin type of issue.
Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream (Deluxe Sample)
I wanted to end on a high note, so let’s talk about this new product from First Aid Beauty. It’s a firming cream, which isn’t something I was particularly interested in, but my order came with a deluxe sample of this.
For being 19 years old, I have a lot of wrinkles. Now, I know what you’re saying: you can’t have wrinkles at your age! But I’m referencing my expression lines: pretty deep forehead wrinkles, smile lines, dimples and crows feet. My genetic makeup gave me a very expression face I suppose.
My forehead in particular bothers me, but my smile lines bother me since foundation looks really cakey around the lines. But, I haven’t really bothered to treat it.
I was absolutely shocked when I tried this. My smile lines went from noticeable down to nothing, unless I was grinning very hard. Even my forehead with several wrinkle lines, the product made my light ones go away and the deeper wrinkles less harsh. I couldn’t stop looking in a mirror!
It’s expensive: $42 for 1.7 ounces of product, but I’m considering greatly to buy it. But for the sample, I’m only spot treating on my forehead and smile lines mainly so I think the cream can get me pretty far.
Let me talk more about the actual product: it’s skin firming, and it feels pretty similar to the Ultra Repair cream but a little less hydrating. There’s no obvious smell and the texture is amazing. It really does work right away.
Based on these seven products, I got a good idea about the brand. There’s somethings I personally wouldn’t pay for, mostly things from their skin lab collection, but I heard good things about them.
As far as their moisturizers, I feel like I can’t live without them! I really think they perfected their moisturizer lines because they all feel so hydrating. If it’s in your budget, I’d recommend you try them out!