So for a while I've been working my way through First Aid Beauty products to give you guys a better idea of what they have. There's so much that I want to discuss though and they're are doing an incredible job of coming out with new and killer products all the time. So this is going to be my top favorites. I'll be talking about their newer products in other posts. This is just going to be my hands down, fave products, of the entire brand.
First up is the Tinted Moisturizer. This is not just a typical "tinted" moisturizer. This is a base product with the texture of their Intensive Moisturizer so it's a bit thicker. It has far more coverage than a "bb cream" or tinted product. It's obviously not full coverage but it's my idea of a low key, put together, makeup look. Everyone that I've had try it has loved it. I feel like the shades are flexible enough to match quite a few skin tones because it's not a full coverage product. It mixes well with other products if you want to adjust your coverage or your shade. Its hydrating enough to keep the skin plump and healthy looking through out the day.
Next is Bendy Avocado concealer. I enjoy this because it's one of the first concealers to focus more on the skin rather than coverage. What I mean by that is every concealer I've tried is full coverage but doesn't help the texture under your eyes. So in my case I have the dry, crepe-y, skin look under my eyes half way through the day with a normal concealer. They tend to emphasize my fine lines too and it's not at all what I want. I'd much rather you see my dark circles than that. This was the first product to plump the skin and combined with a neutralizer for myself, because I do have dark circles, it works well. The coverage is best when you tap it out with your finger I find. I think it allows the formula to keep it's hydration that way too. It's not there to take place of a good eye cream but combined with the products I was already using it's what I want my skin to look like. It's not full coverage but that's what I like about it.
Retinol Serum 0.25% Pure Concentrate. Honestly, I had some dermatitis that was horrible for about 2 months. Prescriptions weren't working, none of my "calming" products were working. It would flake and come right back. So I decided to try a Retinol type product. I didn't want to go super harsh like a prescription, but I wanted something that was designed more for a sensitive skin, meaning that it would be gentle, not because I was suffering from sensitivity to the touch. I started using this on a daily basis and it cleared up. This is for sensitive skin or beginners, that want to try retinol. The delivery system is absolutely amazing. It has the "skin saver complex" that soothes, helps to balance the skin etc. My skin didn't have any sensitivity while using it. I didn't really flake that much or get dried out. It plays well with other products and it layers very well. I don't want to say this cured my dermatitis but all I know is I had a terrible looking dermatitis break out all down my chin for two months and it cleared up in a few weeks when I started putting this into my routine and since then I've kept using retinol with no flare ups. In short this made me a believer in Retinol.
Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum. This is a clear thicker gel consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin, layers well, doesn't roll up on itself, and plumps the skin. It's a no-brainer for me personally. I'm all about the hydration and this is perfect to pair with other hydrating products especially creams. It's a simple but effective step for me.
Radiance Pads. These are cult favorites. I personally love acid exfoliation in the form of pads. I think it's convenient and you always get the right amount. These are great for beginners. They're ideal for congested skin especially in teens I've noticed. They're subtle but effective. Easy to travel with. These aren't super strong obviously, so I think it'd be difficult for these to really upset your skin.
Also in the form of acid exfoliation is the Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA. This is a dropper bottle packaging. It's a serum that you would put on and leave on the skin and go on with your routine and so on. It layers very well. Just like the Retinol Serum this doesn't cause me personally any sensitivity, or aggravate my skin when I'm using it. I don't like to use retinol and acid exfoliation at the same time, so if I'm doing retinol then I don't do acids during that time. If I'm doing acid products then I don't use a dedicated retinol. That's my preference. They work differently of course as acids work from exfoliating from the surface and maybe into the dermis. The retinols work more within or "underneath" the surface and the body converts it into active forms that can multi task. I like the acid exfoliation better in general, just because I like knowing that there is constant cellular turnover and I'm exfoliating the surface of my skin keeping it smooth and glowy without having to do abrasive physical exfoliation.
Ultra Repair Barrier Cream. This is new. I have been LOVING it though! It does a fantastic job at actually being a barrier cream and protecting the skin. It's kept my skin from flaking. It's not caused any congestion. It's a fluffy whipped texture which is so different from their other products. I'm loving it. It's as simple as that.
Anti-Redness Serum. This reduces the look of red skin and flare ups. It calms the skin. It has the First Aid Beauty Antioxidant Booster which helps defend skin against free radicals, which is one of the main benefits of antioxidants. This has "caffeine, colloidal sulfur for redness" and it has "aloe and bisabolol" which soothes flare ups or irritated skin. I don't use this everyday but if I have redness or sensitized skin I do use it and it does work quickly. I like products that actually do what they say they'll do.
Lastly is the Intensive Moisturizer. I have the big tub of this on my night stand. This is my "default" night time cream if my skin is freaking out or if I don't know what to use. This does a great job at hydrating the skin and keeping it comfortable but doesn't go overboard by making the skin oily. I do prefer to use it at night as opposed to the morning but that's just me personally. It's a staple product. It was the first product that I fell in love with from their brand and here we are a few years later, still loving it.
I've been sent a lot of products from First Aid Beauty but I've also purchased a lot of their products too. Some of these are purchases, some have been sent. This isn't sponsored. I don't ever have to talk about them but they are one of my favorite brands and I love seeing their new products and what they're coming up with. They are the least problematic products I've ever encountered and the first thing I recommend to people typically, because they work well with most skin types.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.