EVENT & REVIEW - First Aid Beauty

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Thanks to CBB, I was able to meet First Aid Beauty’s founder Lily Gordon. She was super down to earth and shared how she wanted to create an affordable and effective skin care line and hence First Aid Beauty was born. I learned a lot at the meeting about skin care, but the thing that stuck with me the most is that it takes approximately 3 weeks for an imperfection in the skin to rise to the top layer. With this in mind, we should give new skin care products a couple weeks to settle in before we make a conclusion. I’m completely guilty for judging a product based on a couple uses rather than a couple weeks – it’s just easier to blame a product and move on. I heard of First Aid Beauty but have never tried any of their products. Luckily we were sent home with their Ultra Repair Cream, Face Cleanser, and Facial Radiance Pads to try out.
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At first, I was in love with the FAB Ultra Repair Cream. My skin, particularly my chin, has been very annoying – with this crazy winter, it can’t decide whether it’s oily or dry. I’ll have good skin days, but then I’ll wake up with extremely dry and sensitive skin patches. During the dry times, sometimes applying moisturizer will hurt and sting. The first couple times I had dry patches, I applied the Ultra Repair Cream, and my skin seemed less dry and flakey. I was just happy that it didn’t hurt, but after a couple uses, it started to sting so I stopped using it on the dry patches. The cream itself is really thick and will take a while for the skin to absorb. I only use this at night because it’s too thick for daytime use with my combination skin. I probably won’t buy this when I run out, but I do recommend it if you have dry but not sensitive skin.

The FAB Face Cleanser feels really nice – like really, really nice. It’s a scentless, gentle and light cleanser that works quite well when used with a Clairsonic. It’s not the best with removing eye makeup so I do that prior to cleansing my face, but it’s great for everyday use.

I was most excited to try FAB’s Facial Radiance Pads. It was my first time trying a pre-soaked facial pads and I was quite confused with how 60 pads could fit in this container – they’re really thin! I’m used to wiping down my face with a thick cotton pad, so this was a bit weird for me – I know, it’s just a cotton pad but trust me, you notice the difference. I have yet to notice any exfoliating or brightening action that the pads claim, but I do enjoy using these when I’m in a rush in the morning or when I’m feeling lazy at night and want to quickly tone my skin. The formula itself worked well with my skin – there wasn’t any stinging sensation that toners sometimes have. I think this would be best used on trips so you can skip that possibly leaking toner bottle.

Do you get crazy winter skin? How do you deal with it?

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  1. Oh wow, this face wash sounds fantastic! I've never tried anything from First Aid beauty but I love the reasoning behind it, plus the packaging is on point!
    Great review! I'll have to hunt this down in stores :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Definitely! They have great value sets too!

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