EauMG is talking fragrance-free products…what?! Yes, I’m a fragrance junkie but I have to admit that sometimes I like a fragrance break, a very short break usually, but it is nice to have one. First Aid Beauty body and face products are truly fragrance free. There’s no strange odor trying to mask or anything like that. The kit I am reviewing contains First Aid Beauty A.K.A. FAB skincare products in travel friendly 1 oz and 2 oz sized bottles. This kit contains Face Cleanser, Daily Face Cream, Gentle Body Wash, and Body Moisturizer. FAB is a skincare line formulated for sensitive “fussy” skin. All items are fragrance-free and contain no parabens or colorants. Here’s my review of the products in the Essential Kit.
Face Cleanser: This face cleanser is formulated to be gentle and to calm redness. It is infused with skin calming antioxidants. First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser doesn’t have a scent. It’s a rich, white pearlescent whipped cream…think the look of Noxzema (but of course without the aroma). This cleanser foams like mad! When I use my fingers to massage this, I get a wonderful lather, but when I use it with my Shiseido Cleansing Brush I get an insane amount of lather that rinses off easily. I’ve never used such a foamy cleanser! If you love a super foaming cleanser, then try FAB Face Cleanser. My normal skin did not feel tight or dry after rinsing off this cleanser. I was left “squeaky clean” but without dryness or irritation. The closest product I can compare FAB Face Cleanser to is Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser. First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser retails for $18. I say if super foaming cleansers with a rich lather are your thing, then try this!
Daily Face Cream: The Daily Face Cream is a fragrance-free, lightweight lotion formulated for oily, combo, and acne-prone skin types, even sensitive. This is a lightweight, oil-free white lotion that absorbs quickly without feeling greasy or heavy. I like the formula but I find that it doesn’t provide enough moisture for my normal to dry skin. It could work for me in the summer, but not for most of the year. I think this is a great lotion for oily or oily to normal and sensitive skin types. The lotion does not contain a sunscreen. I would recommend it for night use; however, some individuals have sensitivity to sunscreens so this could be a great product for them. First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cream retails for $18. Who should try this? People with sensitive, oily skin or those using harsh prescription acne treatments.
Gentle Body Wash: This is a moisturizing body wash for sensitive skins. This is a super basic liquid body wash. It doesn’t foam that great in my opinion. I used it on a loofah and got a little bit of lather. The formula is completely odorless. I don’t know if my perfumista self is cool with that. I’ve learned something. I want my soaps to have a fragrance. Anyways, this wash is gentle and doesn’t leave a residue. This also means little moisture is left behind. This body wash retails for $14. Who should try it? Those wanting a super simple fragrance-free body wash.
Body Moisturizer: This body lotion is for all skin types even sensitive, dry skins with a creamy, almost whipped texture. The body lotion moisturizes without leaving a heavy “lotion” feel despite its creamy shea base.. The joy is that my skin feels moisturized for at least 24 hours or until the next shower/bath. I also can’t handle many lotions after shaving my legs due to sensitivity, redness, etc. But, this body moisturizer was awesome for my just shaved legs. No burning and I swear no redness that is usually there. Great lotion for sensitive skin! And I love that it is unscented. Strange for me, huh? Well not really. There is no odor. It’s truly fragrance free meaning that I can truly experience any perfume that I apply. I’m not picking up a “soapy” note or a “creamy” note from my lotion. I feel like I can now sample my fragrances in their virginal form. First Aid Beauty Body Moisturizer retails for $18. I would say that you would like this body lotion if you like lightweight but moisturizing lotions, have sensitive skin with redness, or what a fragrance free lotion either because of allergies or because you don’t want anything interfering with your fragrance.
Overall, I like most of the line. The packaging and the lack of fragrance makes this line easily unisex. First Aid Beauty is all about simplicity (and sensitive skin). So, the packaging and the “stuff” inside is very plain: no colors, no fragrance, no fuss. If you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to fragrances, you may want to give FAB a try. I have had better experience with these products than I have with Clinique (which I find too harsh for sensitive skins). The products that I would buy would be the Face Cleanser for summer or post-workout facial cleansing and the Body Moisturizer because it is awesome. The Face Cream is OK but not for me. I can live without the Body Wash because I’ve learned that I don’t feel clean unless I’m using a scented soap.
This kit is a great introduction to the FAB line, making it a gift worthy 🙂 It’s also awesome for holiday travel. Who wants to lug around full size products? And the size are either 1 oz. or 2 oz. so they are “airport friendly”. First Aid Beauty Essential Kit retails for $15. It’s available at Sephora.
Want more reviews on FAB? Try…
Makeup by Kim Porter (face cleanser and repair cream review)
City Girls World (repair cream review)
Endless Beauty (5-in-1 face cream review)
I also see that these products get really high reviews 4.5+ on Makeupalley.