Product Review: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
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I had been in the market for a new cleanser. I have been using Cetaphil for years but I just wanted a change. I heard a lot about Fresh's Soy Cleanser but something about this First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser called out to me. I gave it a shot and I have been using it for the past two months with my Foreo LUNA 2 and this girl has some opinions!
According to the Sephora website:
Aloe: Helps calm, soothe, and nourish skin.
-Allantoin: Helps calm and soothe skin.
-Glycerin: A natural humectant that helps hydrate and smooth skin's appearance.
-FAB Antioxidant Booster: Helps stave off environmental aggressors with licorice root, feverfew, and white tea extracts.
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Pca, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Edta.
what it claims to do
This Face Cleanser features a whipped texture that transforms into a sumptuous cream when blended with water. Infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend, it helps safeguard skin against environmental aggressors while also calming irritated skin. This non-stripping, pH-balanced formula works to maintain skin’s natural acidity and helps reduce flair-ups, never leaving skin feeling tight or dry.
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The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser comes in a squeezable tube bottle that is different from the pump tub I was used to by Cetaphil. It's not an issue for me though because with a squeezable tube, I can control how much I use and be sure I'm not wasting product, unlike with the pumps (because pumps don't get those small amounts of products in the corners). The color scheme is similar and consistent to all their other beauty products, but it's nothing too special.
This cleanser is specifically for people with dry skin and as I am an eczema-sufferer, I have pretty high standards when it comes to measuring out performance of products for dry skin. They say this product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The texture is smooth and it almost seems to glide onto my skin in a way that feels quite pleasing! It melts off all of my makeup in one wash, though to be fair, I do use makeup remover and micellar water before using this cleanser (and I'm sure my Foreo LUNA 2 helps). The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is also not drying, which is an issue I'm very sensitive about because of my aforementioned dry skin. I honestly could go without applying lotion on my face afterwards and I'd probably be okay (not that I would do that, but still). It really is a one-step-do-all product and I LOVE it!
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At Sephora, the standard 5 oz bottle of the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser costs $20 which isn't a huge deviation from a $15 tub of Cetaphil I'm used to spending so I find this to be quite reasonable, especially if you consider how great it works!