Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream

on 6/20/2018 1:07:00 AM

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I have dry, somewhat sensitive skin, that is prone to getting really bad dry patches and redness when I don't follow a consistent routine. I've used many drugstore moisturizers (CeraVe, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Pond's, and Nivea) and FAB's Ultra Repair Cream beats them out when it comes to a night cream. My skin has been softer and less textured since I started using it around six months ago; I haven't had any of the more common negative reactions (tingling, dry patches, etc.). I use it after my toner, six nights a week, so I've used it quite a lot and am confident in saying its effectiveness isn't going to go away. Lately I've started combining it with facial oil and now my skin is baby soft when I go to bed and when I wake up, without being greasy or breaking me out.

I don't notice any scent when using it. The consistency is moderately thick, but pleasant. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly (at least for my skin). I haven't noticed it sitting on top of my skin for longer than five minutes, and I wait for it to absorb completely before using a facial oil on top.

I'd say get a small sample to start with since it IS pretty pricy, but if you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients and it works for your skin, it's worth the price. I'm not even halfway through the tub (about a third or fourth?) because it doesn't take much to fully moisturize my face. So, it's pricy, but lasts long enough to justify the price. I would like it if they switched to a pump or a larger squeeze tube, since the tub can be messy. Test it out for at least a week or two as well to let your skin adjust - at least for me, it takes a while for things to start working or see results.

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Treatments (Face) -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum

on 6/18/2018 7:46:00 PM

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I have repurchased this twice. It’s amazing. I wish it was a bit cheaper. in winter and at night I layer this under my ultra repair cream. In the morning so far this summer I have been using the serum alone under makeup and it is awesome. My skin in so happy.


Treatments (Face) -First Aid Beauty -Facial Radiance Pads

on 6/17/2018 5:03:00 PM

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I love these little acid pads. Now, to be fair, I also love Pixi Glow Lotion (which is also available in pads for the lazy) and Nip/Fab exfoliating pads, so I'm not really a loyal person. But these have lactic acid, which the others do not! The last lactic acid pad I had was from the Salma Hayek brand available at CVS, and I loved them. Of course, they were discontinued.

I bought these on an impulse at Ulta. I have very little impulse control around skin care products! And even less when I think I've found a potential replacement for a long-lost beloved product.

These do have glycolic acid, but lactic acid precedes it on the ingredient list. I do not find them irritating, but I only use them 2 or 3 times a week. I'm gentler with my skin than I used to be. And I like the results! My skin stays clear, and i think it's better prepared for whatever serum or moisturizer I use after this (lately, Lumene Overnight Recharge). In the morning, my skin looks fresh and feels so smooth.

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Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream

on 6/14/2018 7:12:00 PM

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its a moisturiser. Its a lightweight moisturiser. It moisturises. Is it worth the price tag? eh, honestly i didn't notice any differences between it and any other generic moisturising cream. Its not overly fragranced, its not overly heavy (so if your skin is very dry it probably won't do a lot), its not overly lightweight. Its just a run of the mill generic moisturising cream same as any other moisturising cream that you can buy for a fraction of the price. Save your money. Buy a generic.

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Tinted Moisturizer -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 6/13/2018 11:38:00 AM

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Meh... Not really what I think of when I think of a tinted moisturizer. Far too thick. I cut it with lotion moisturizer. And because of the heavy texture, the colors are not forgiving. The Light was too light and the Medium was too dark. This one is a fail for me... but I user Ultra Repair religiously. Maybe the brand should stick to what it does best... skin/body care.


Treatments (Face) -First Aid Beauty -Anti-Redness Serum

on 6/8/2018 2:29:00 PM

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I had a sephora consultant give me a skin care treatment with this in store first before buying. Cause it's sephora, and you can ask that ;)
It is NOT a moisturiser. She told me to use it before a moisturiser, wait 10 min for it to absorb, then apply a good moisturiser as my skin is normal-dry (I have FAB's ultra repair *face* moisturiser a lighter consistency than their body ultra repair cream which does not contain ginger - it does contain radish root but it has been fermented first and thus the supha irritants are no longer active).

My skin and decolletage has been pink-red for many years. Not rosacea. I'm just ruddy. My neck is very pale and neutral. I didn't think it was ever something I could do anything about so I just used colour corrector on occasion if I felt it mattered.

This works. Not hugely, so far, but it certainly has taken it down a notch. I've been using it 4 days and I can actually *SEE* my creamy pale complexion peeking through the redness again, something I haven't seen in many years. I don't give a toss about the smell because of the result. And as soon as I put on my La Roche-Posay face sunscreen, then my moisturiser, can't really smell it anymore anyway.

One thing - my skin does get initially *more* pink for about 2 minutes before it calms down and fades.

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Cleansers -First Aid Beauty -Hello Fab Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter

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This is a terribly disappointing product. It did not remove my eye makeup, it just smeared it all over my eye area. I needed to use another cleanser to remove the mess it created. I tried letting it work for longer, wondering if maybe my makeup was particularly difficult to dissolve, but it made no difference. I generally really like FAB products, but this is one of the worst cleansers I have ever tried.

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Sunscreen -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40

on 6/1/2018 7:14:00 PM

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I'm of South East Asian descent early 30s
My skin in the last 4 years has been very dry/dehydrated.
I don't wear alot of makeup but do wear.
Pm: squaline oil or rosehip oil + LRP Nutric or Lush CP
Am: LRP Nurtric or Lush Charity pot + Sunscreen

I've been using Josie Maran sunscreen for 5+ years, it's great - I like that moisturized "beaming" look without makeup. I thought to try to find something new, saw the great review for this and had great hopes for it. Boy did it leave an awful cast and it felt really drying after an hour...

So it had to be returned. I did buy another bottle of the JM but at the same time got a sample of the Drunk Elephant and will do a review on it in a couple weeks

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Foundations -First Aid Beauty -Hello Fab Triple Protection Skin Tint SPF 30

on 5/17/2018 12:40:00 AM

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This, in my opinion is a HG product. I can’t find a lot of sheer, pore reducing, spf products that DONT try and moisturize - which is why I love this. I have a moisturizer I adore, but it doesn’t have spf or any tint to it, sooooo I mix this in and BAM literally perfect skin that makes people ALWAYS comment on how great my skin is WHILE looking 100% natural AND saving me a bit from sun damage. I love it. So versatile and so down to earth looking. I hate when skin care looks embarrassingly fussy. This is perfect.

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Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream

on 5/15/2018 11:00:00 PM

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I've tried this out on about 3 separate occasions I just don't understand the hype. When I put it on, whether I slather a thick layer or I gently pat a pea sized amount over a damp face, it doesn't feel moisturizing at all. It feels as though part of it disappears all together, and the rest sits on top of my face in a dry way that makes my face feel more dehydrated (kind of like a product that is overly mattifying). My skin doesn't feel hydrated or moisturized or soothed, just a little bit tight. Each time I try it I end up going back to whatever else I've been using after a couple of days because it truly feels like nothing is happening for my skin. I'd rather use something that isn't hydrating enough than FAB ultra repair cream, which is like 90 seconds of hydrating relief followed by absolutely nothing and then that weird slightly tight drying feeling.

I wish I could be on board w this product, and I think the price point is really great. It just does less than nothing for me. I've never tried a moisturizing/hydrating product before that does as little as this does for me.

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Sunscreen -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40

on 5/15/2018 1:02:00 AM

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This sunscreen is likely best for those of you with super dry skin not prone to break outs. I have the opposite skintype.

Needless to say, Im really not a fan of this. Before even applying it to my face I noticed there was a major white cast sampling it on the back of my hand. But I hoped it'd blend in once on my face. It takes a LOT of blending to make this "disappear" on me...and I'm paler than NC10.

It honestly feels like an average drugstore sunscreen to me, and that's not good. I found it heavy, greasy, and as if it left a film on my skin. My pores could not breathe. I broke out pretty horribly using this. The following ingredients in it cause hell for my acne: coconut derivatives, plant extracts, oils, vitamin e, and shea butter. Acne-prone gals (and guys) beware if those tend to clog your pores. Below is a full ingredient list.

Active ingredients:
Zinc/Titanium Dioxide

Inactive ingredients:
Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Steareth-2, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alumina, Ceteareth-20, Colloidal Oatmeal, Urea, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ceramide NP, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Laureth-7, Methicone, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, EDTA.

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Treatments (Face) -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum

on 5/6/2018 5:12:00 AM

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I mostly used this as an antioxidant serum under other moisturiser/sunscreen. It is quite light as a moisturiser by itself and is not enough hydration for me. A clear gel, it does have a slightly tacky finish which was okay for me as I was layering under other items and it did not pill. In fact, my face feels a bit tight after this dries, which I don't like that much. I think like another reviewer, I tended to use more of this product than other serums per application because of that tight feeling, so not really economical. It's mid-range expensive, but as I don't have particularly sensitive skin, I won't spend the extra cash just to have this formulation. It did not cause me any irritation, but is a bit expensive for what it does.

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Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream

on 5/3/2018 1:36:00 PM

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I have very dry and sensitive skin and I feel like I've used every moisturizer, the super expensive ones, drugstore ones, all of them. Then I found this one at sephora and I use it every day, sometimes with an oil for my face but often without. It's so gentle, it's not super thick and it keeps my skin nice and moisturizer all year around. I don't believe it has spf in it, so that would be a bonus if it did! The packaging is also pretty basic, nothing fancy but a generally great moisturizer!

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Cleansers -First Aid Beauty -Face Cleanser

on 5/3/2018 11:01:00 AM

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I can not get past the consistency of this cleanser. Reminds of dollar store cleansers. I only get this to work well with my memebox nooni marshmellow whip maker. With the foam maker, it becomes a light foam cleanser. However I only used this as a morning cleanser. If I used this without the foam maker, I found it left a residue.


Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream

on 5/2/2018 9:44:00 PM

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Gentle, not greasy, and you can usually get a pretty good deal on it at at least one store at any given time, but it's pretty mediocre when it comes to moisturizing. I would use it up if it came in a value set or a GWP, but I won't bother repurchasing.


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