First Aid Beauty Skin Care Products Review

First Aid Beauty explains the following about the ingredients in their products on their website:

“FAB products are free of harsh chemicals and known allergens, including parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes. Select products also boast FDA-approved over-the-counter formulations that target specific skin issues such as eczema and acne. The result is true first aid beauty and a collection of products that may be used safely by even the most sensitive skin types.”

All of their products are fragrance-free, and are free of odor masking agents, which is great for those of us allergic to fragrance or concerned with its toxicity. However, not all of their ingredients are plant-based. Some are man-made chemicals and others are animal by-products, although they claim they do not test any of their products on animals. Unfortunately, they are not certified by PETA or the Leaping Bunny as cruelty-free, so the verdict is out whether they are using an outside agency to test their products or are using ingredients that were tested on animals.

Having said that, I was given some samples of their products at Sephora when the consultant learned of my extremely dry and sensitive skin.

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1. The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pad was the first product she used to gently exfoliate my skin (learn more about the importance of the right exfoliant here). I really like this product. It never gives me that tight, dry feeling I get when the exfoliant is too harsh. This item was quite pricey at $28 for 60 pads, but luckily they were having a sale. A trick I use to stretch out the life of the product is cutting the pads in half and using both sides for one exfoliation. Verdict: For now, this is my favorite gentle exfoliation product.

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2. Next, she used the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Restore Cream. At the time, it felt quite creamy and moisturizing, I had no complaints. I did not purchase this product because I’m quite satisfied with my current face cream, Nature’s Baby Organics Face & Body Moisturizer, but the Sephora consultant gave me a sample to take home. When I used it a second time at home, I felt it just wasn’t moisturizing enough for my dry skin. It hydrated, but within 10 minutes I had to reapply a thicker cream to keep my skin from going parched. Verdict: If you have normal to oily skin, this cream may be great for you. For dry skinned-ladies, it’s not hydrating enough. I will not purchase.

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3. A sample I used at home was the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream. I put it around my eye, it stung my skin. I do not know what ingredient caused this feeling, perhaps the Retinyl Palmitate? Verdict: I will never use this product again.

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4. Last, but not least, I tried the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. Love!! I am waiting to run out of my current cleanser so I can purchase this. It’s quite expensive at $18/5oz., but it was super gentle, made my skin feel clean and hydrated, and definitely did not strip my skin of moisture.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the performance First Aid Beauty products. Although their products are not entirely natural and plant-based, the products that I liked, including the Face Cleanser and Facial Radiance Pads, were given a LOW toxicity score of 1 on the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetics database.

I also have a First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream that I have not reviewed but will update this post once I do. Have any of you tried FAB products? What do you think about their animal-cruelty/vegan policy? Are they “natural” enough for you? Leave some comments in the post below!

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Disclosure: Products in this review were purchased with my personal money. All links provided are for information purposes only. I am not affiliated with First Aid Beauty, and I received no compensation for this review. All photos were taken from the First Aid Beauty website.

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3 thoughts on “First Aid Beauty Skin Care Products Review

  1. awesome review! If you have sensitive skin, i would check out Rainwater Botanicals. They have naturally made organic products and I never have bad reactions to their stuff. I have acne prone, sensitive combo skin so I def. understand when things tend to irritate my skin. If you are hesitant to purchase from them without knowing more, stay tuned on my blog, I plan on reviewing a bunch of their products soon! ❤

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