I was planning on doing a brand review for First Aid Beauty because I have a whole set of products to try out but its taking me awhile since I am trying to finish up what i’m currently using. So I have decided to just move forward with reviewing what I have tried already which is the Ultra Repair Lip Therapy and Facial Radiance Polish.
If you are not familiar with the brand, they are catered to those with sensitive skin and all their products are free of “harsh chemicals and known allergens, including parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes.” So naturally we would be drawn to this because who can say no to better-for-you products?
Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
The product comes in a squeeze tube which I much prefer over the ones in a tin. It makes the product much more travel friendly and not on lock down at home. I just don’t feel very comfortable dipping my fingers in products which I’m out in public because who knows how clean my fingers are.
The product itself looks just like any other petroleum jelly but the consistency is a lot more solid. It spreads on your lips easily and the difference between this Ultra Repair and Carmex or Vaseline would be that it is not as greasy. It feels like regular moisturizing lip balm which I like.
When it comes to actual moisturizing and repair goes, I don’t see the difference between this and a $3 drugstore chapstick. It hydrates and relieves my lip from feeling chapped but it doesn’t penetrate deep enough to actually moisturize my lips. I hope you guys are understanding my drift here. There are products that will only temporarily solve the problem on the surface level but there are some that actual solves it at a skin deep level. For me, this is a temporary relief and I would not be repurchasing it.
Facial Radiance Polish
If you have used the St.Ives Apricot scrub and felt that there were too many exfoliating particles in it then you might like this. The best way I can describe it would be that this is a creamier and more diluted version of the apricot scrub.
The exfoliating particles in this are natural ground up nut shells so it can be pretty abrasive. This is not a gentle exfoliator by any means because the particles are on the larger side. There is a slightly earthy scent to this polish that smells pretty refreshing to me.
This does not leave my skin feeling excessively dry because the cleanser base is very gentle. Although it does exfoliate and leave your skin feeling softer than before you used it, it doesn’t give me mind blowing results compared to other exfoliators out there. I would not be purchasing the full size product of this because I don’t feel that its that special of a cleanser for the price. You can easily find a drugstore dupe that can give you the same results.
I’m currently not impressed by this brand if you can’t tell but I do have a couple more to try so I’m still hopeful that one of those product will impress me.
Do you have a favorite product from First Aid Beauty?
Until Next Time,