A First Aid Beauty Guide

Friday, April 26, 2019

We love a brand overview post especially when it has to do with such a brand that ultimately focuses on sensitive skin and a line that calls to the Millennials out there who love bright pink packaging. Sign me up!

First Aid Beauty is best known for its Ultra Repair Cream, the buttercream-like consistency that helps hydrate and nourish from head to toe! While it's great for the driest of skin, it's not for me. Instead, I go towards their Hello FAB line with fun, innovative products that I've somehow collected over the years. There are some hits and misses in this line but everything's worth having a look over at least!
The Hits

One of my favorite things in skincare has become brightening masks. Now that my acne's cleared up and I'm inching closer to twenty five (??? how), brightening and protecting my skin is one of the most important things to me. FAB's Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly mask is everything and a bag of chips! Even the scent makes you want to eat it if I'm honest. It definitely has a jelly-like texture without the stickiness and never quite dries after being on the skin. I love using this periodically to enhance and support my natural radiance. 

Skin type wise, I'm still prone to oiliness, especially on my nose (who doesn't have shiny nose issues lbr). I used the Coconut Water Cream for most of last year and we only parted because I knew I needed to use other things. This water cream is just the right amount of hydration and leaves you with a soft matte finish. It feels lightweight, smells faintly of coconut, and has plenty of goodness inside like electrolytes and antioxidants. Just like the mask above, it's underrated and oily skin types, check this out next time you swing by a Sephora. 

The Misses 

Cleansing is my favorite part of my whole skincare routine. I can't relate anymore when people whine about laziness when it comes to washing their face. So I was majorly disappointed when I tried the Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter. This was pants, like it sucked. I gave it a go maybe three times and each time I was left disappointed. It didn't move on my face, didn't change textures when I added water, and I felt like I had a film and makeup still on my face afterwards. I hold out hope that it could have been operator error but I low key don't think so. 

The What-I'm-Still-Up-in-the-Air-About 

First Aid Beauty dabbled in makeup again last year (first was their Skin Tint, a rival of Glossier's Skin Tint but better for oily skin and slightly more coverage than Glossier) with their Bendy Avocado concealer. With seven shades (they're still a skin care brand after all), I've found this hydrating for my dry under eye and it gives substantial coverage without being too light or too thick. It doesn't crease too bad either under my eye or make me check myself in the mirror later and wonder who was staring back at me. If you want skincare in your concealer, check this one out next time. 

Oh eye creams. I'll forever be on the hunt for the one that doesn't make me shrug from the results. Then again, I'm lucky that I don't suffer from dark circles or puffiness of any kind. Same story, different eye cream. I'm not a big fan of eye creams in a stick so the Kona Eye Stick didn't blow me away as you can imagine. It's a great concept, and the coffee, hyaluronic acid, and peptides inside aren't too bad either. It's a little stiff of a stick if you ask me and I never know if it's actually applying anything. *insert shrugging girl emoji here* 

First Aid Beauty's has some other fab (lols) products available in this line like the Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (its a moisturizer and a primer!!) and a new mattifying pore primer with enough fruity goodness inside that you could make a fruit salad out of it. I'll see about that one once I get my hands on it. 

Have you tried First Aid Beauty? They've got some unique products out there and are increasingly conscious of what goes into their items too. Let me know! 

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