First Aid Beauty.. Now in Australia
Things have been more than a little makeup heavy here on LNL lately, interestingly enough behind the scenes I have been actually trying out a whole bunch of new skin care items both luxury and from the drugstore. One such brand that actually falls between those two categories is First Aid Beauty (FAB).
First Aid Beauty is a relatively new brand, which has a cult following in the USA where it is well known as an affordable and effective skincare brand.
Established in 2009 First Aid Beauty is skincare simplified. There is no fancy packaging here, no inflated prices and no outrageous claims. What there is is a skincare line that can be easily personalised with clean, cool packaging and young vibe.
I was first introduced to First Aid Beauty via the ever popular Ultra Repair Cream a few years ago while the brand was briefly stocked in a department store. I quickly grew to love the light almost whipped texture of the highly moisturising cream in the unassuming tub.
So when I heard the First Aid Beauty was heading back to Australian shores by way of Sephora I was pretty excited.
Like the Ultra Repair Cream I first fell in love with, the entire line is great for sensitive skin (which is something I can tell you all about)
From the FAB website
…all of our products are formulated with skin nurturing ingredients, are allergy or safety-in-use tested, and strike the perfect balance between efficacious, yet safe for sensitive skin. There truly is no other brand as committed to sensitive skin as First Aid Beauty.
Ive tried a whole bunch from the brand in recent months and have developed a few firm favourites.
The Eye Duty Triple Remedy ($68) contains a combination of caffeine and a slight salmon tint to instantly make under eyes appear less dark and puffy while powerful ingredients help to improve the appearance of the undereyes in the long term. Plus the nifty cooling tip helps to massage the product in gently
The Face Cleanser ($38) is as simple as the name suggests. The light almost air whipped texture is really gentle and perfect to keep in the shower to use with your Clarisonic. It doesn’t quite foam but emulsifies and gets the skin feeling clean without any tightness or irritation
The Ultra Repair Cream ($58) is a generously sized tub of ultra light and soothing cream which I have often used on both my body and face. This ultra moisturising cream is perfect for the colder months as its specially formulated for dry and dehydrated skin. A small amount of this cream goes quite far but despite it being quite rich it does not leave a greasy or heavy residue.
The corresponding Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum ($70) is a clear serum which leaves skin feeling immediately smooth and hydrated. As with the cream the smallest amount is needed as its incredibly spreadable.
My absolute favourites however, are from the Facial Radiance line. The Facial Radiance Pads ($52) are cotton pads saturated in a lactic and glycolic acid mixture and are designed to gently slough away dead and dull skin revealing fresher and brighter skin. Regular use of the pads will result in smoother skin with fewer blackheads and clogged pores.
For a more heavy duty exfoliation the Facial Radiance Intensive Peel ($95) contains a total of three different types of exfoliators; lactic acid, salicylic acid and actizyme which combined provide a powerful (yet still suitable for sensitive skin) results. The thick, mud like mask is applied in a thin layer with the sponge provided and left on for a couple of minutes before rinsing off.
The entire First Aid Beauty range is available for purchase from Sephora.
Please note that these items were provided free of cost for review purposes.