First Aid Beauty • Ultra Repair Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have severe eczema and was looking for something to calm my skin down during these extremely dry months. Nothing helped. I was tired of looking, to be frank. My house looked like a Walgreens branch threw up in it, with all of the lotions and creams.
Then I found this. Saw the raving reviews and thought I'd give it a whirl.
This is the best cream I've tried yet (and trust me on this- I've tried so, so many). The ultimate plus? It has eucalyptus oil in it, so the entire room smells like a relaxing spa, immediately, once applying it. I love it so much. The scent is the thing that made it official.
Highly, highly recommended to all those dry-skinned people out there, like me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this cream mostly in my face and neck. Because it can be used all over the body, I expected it to be much thicker but it's only slightly thicker than a lotion.
What I really like about this moisturiser:
- Light texture but moisturising effect
- A little goes a long way
- No fragrance but still smells good (very light smell)
- Very practical to use, really nice when you need some extra hydration throughout the day
What I hate about this:
- Phenoxyethanol very high on the ingredients list (11th in 24 ingredients). I hate this substance.
- Often makes my face burn after I apply. It only lasts a few moments but it's still unpleasant. I'm pretty sure it's related to the high percentage of Phenoxyethanol.
For this reason, I'm not sure I'd recommend this for people with sensitive skin nor would I use it in recently shaved areas, as they suggest.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I love this product! For reference I have a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii where my cheeks can get flushed and red. This calms them down pretty well. I use it in the morning and at night.
1.) The price. You get 170ml for $28.00. They even have a bigger one, a 12oz also.
2.) Lasts a looooong time even if you use it for both your body and your face. (I only use it for my face) so I get more bang for my buck.
3.) Calms my sensitive skin down. It has ingredients like colloidal oatmeal (great for Eczema, Rosacea, Keratosis Pilaris, etc.), eucalyptus oil (which is supposed to be soothing but there are disputes on that) licorice root (proven effective for Rosacea sufferers).
4.) Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes.
4.) Sinks right in and hydrates my skin very well. I get dry in the winter and combination oily-to oily in the summer.
5.) Has multiple uses. Can be used for as a face cream, body butter, hand cream, foot cream, or whatever you choose.
1.) Doesn't really have anti-aging properties like AHA, BHA, or Retinyl palmitate, retinoids, etc. Does contain some amount of antioxidants and ceramides though. (Anti-aging is not what I was looking for when I bought this so it's fine for me).
2.) Maybe too moisturizing for summer or oily skinned individuals.
Overall 5 out of 5 for me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had a different experience than others. The eucalyptus in this bothered my skin and is totally unnecessary unless you are making a foot cream in my opinion.
For my rosacea the eucalyptus constituted a fragrant oil and it was a bother to my very sensitive skin which is one of the skin types this cream is aimed at so FAB should reconsider their formulation in at least one of their moisturizers.
I gave this cream a shot thinking I could tolerate it if the eucalyptus would be in small enough quantities but it was still an irritant.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've been using this for about a year now. I've always had very sensitive and dry skin, and this is the only moisturizer that has ever helped my skin. It can be pricey but it's worth it. It sinks into skin right away leaving it feeling super soft and hydrating. Most dry skin themed moisturizer seem to just sit on top of skin with with a coating but this really does sink right in. I haven't experienced any irritation either, apparently the Eucalyptus Oil bothers some but this product actually CALMS my skin and leaves hydrated. I use this every night and now I find my skin to be less and less dry, it's not red and irriated looking either so I guess the Eucalyptus Oil only affects certain individuals.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have oily skin that's dry in the winter now. Although, I am still "oily." This confused me at first as to what kind of lotion I am going to use in this weather since the Clinique moisture gel is too dry and their moisture surge gel breaks me out. I saw someone write that they use this product for their oily skin so I tried it on my face and so far it's satisfactory. Not watery at all, matte finish. I might stick with this for the winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am not sure about this product. Just got it from Sephora due to the recommendation from the SA. I was trying out the stuff from Burt's Bees for my severe eczema flare up. She said this might work.
I am quite wary of Eucalyptus in the ingredient but bought it anyway.
It really is too expensive to apply all over my body. But I am hoping this might work better than others as anything (but Burt's Bees moisturiser) stings so bad on my eczema I cry everytime I put on moisturiser.
It didn't break me out. Doesn't sting. Doesn't feels soothing either, strangely. But it is moisturising enough as a cream but that is the basic requirements of a cream anyway.
I do not recommend paying this kind of price for a sensitive skin cream (body & face) that also contains eucalyptus because it is too much of a gamble.
I am testing Eucerin Aquaphor soon so that could be an alternative.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Just bought the oatmeal mask and this for my dry skin. I couldn't find just a heavy moisurizer with no acid etc and my skin is stressed so the guy at Sephora recommended it. My skin feels flawless but is it moisturized? It soaked it right in so I guess i was parched. Or is it that it goes on thick and creamy but then doesn't do anything??? Will give it a few days and have my reciept just in case. Sephora is going to hate me. I keep returning.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have dry/blemish prone skin and this is a life saver face moisturiser! It makes my skin feel soft and smooth all day and is great for under my makeup. It is not greasy at all and absorbs straight away. I have tried a lot of other more expensive brands which claim to do a lot but never live up to the claims. This is much cheaper and I love that it doesn't contain parabens or harsh chemicals. I will definitely repurchase this when I run out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was on the market for a new over night face cream in the dead of winter. Everything was dry. Flakes abounded, even though I normally have very oily skin. I went to Sephora and my favorite sales girl offered this up to me as a sample. She also gave a sample to my friend who suffers from psoriasis. The next morning I woke up to a flake free face. My friend told me it had caused her hands to turn a horrible red color and feel itchy. I am assuming it was the eucalyptus oil that her incredibly sensitive skin didn't like. For me, I do not have sensitive skin. I want to be really clear on that: I have tough Italian skin that doesn't burn or get allergic reactions to much of anything.
Anyway, I have now been using this cream for one year. I use it on my face at night, after I put on my eye cream and serum. I have a tub in my car to keep my hands soothed in the cold. I spooned some of the cream into a travel tub that I keep at my desk. I used to have a tube, but it isn't cost effective (more on that in a minute). Basically, I love it and it keeps my hands, face, and feet super soft and happy with no break outs from it.
The tub costs $28 at my Sephora and the tube costs $12. Both actually last a really long time, considering how frequently I use them, but it's obviously a better bet to get the tub and divide it into travel containers yourself. I even spooned some into a separate container to keep in the bathroom for my face, so I am not contaminating my face with whatever germs are touching my feet, etc.
I love this product because it moisturizes so well. I actually was surprised to see there were people complaining about the scent: I usually use Lush products, so maybe I am de-sensitized? This literally smells like nothing to me. Absolutely nothing. So, I like the "non" scent as well. The packaging would be better if it was squeezable, but I really like that as a tub, not a drop is wasted. And I can use used up tubs to re-distribute new tubs. So I am happy.
That said, I am well aware that it was a nightmare product for my friend and she was very pleased with herself for testing it out on her hands first. I would say, get a free sample and see how it goes for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
It does what it says, it repairs. But not really ultra.
I mainly use this for acne. Whenever I'm about to breakout, i will have small bumps that will itch and I will start picking on them. When I apply this, my skin won't feel so irritated and has helped me to pick on them less. Also, my acne turned out to be smaller (instead of developing into a full grown zit) which is ok for me because I'd rather deal with small acne than huge ones. As far as moisturizing goes, it has helped me with the flakiness I get from healing acne. I don't usually use this as a moisturizer because my combination skin is well hydrated from drinking lots of water. So hydration isn't much of an issue here. But when I do, I love it. I like that it absorbs fast and is lightweight. My skin still gets to breathe. And I don't break out further from this.
But my acne is either environmental (clogged pores from excessive sweating/sebum because where I live is very humid) or hormonal. Nothing serious. I still could not find the right acne treatment, most of them are too strong, stinging and leave me scars. So I try to let them heal naturally without making it worse by picking on them. So this really helped so far.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the tube. It is an adequate moisturizer.
Price: the smallest tube is $12, so not really in line with drugstore moisturizer pricing, but not quite as bad as more deluxe brands.
Packaging: I like the tube-easy to dispense and travel with. However, this isn't the most economical way to buy the product.
Product: I did a two week run of this in an attempt to find a new HG moisturizer for my very dry skin during this winter. I did half my face with this and Cerave cream on the other half, and saw absolutely no difference in how they moisturized. Cerave only comes in a giant tub, so rhis got points for better packaging, and I liked the texture of this cream vs Crave, which is thinner and slightly more liquid. For the moisturizing properties though, Cerave is 1/4 the price, and I must echo many of the reviews here and say that this cream smells bad-like wet laundry left overnight in the washing machine (Cerave is completely unscented.) For that reason alone, I won't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have very dry skin. I tried using this on my legs, hands and arms. I don't enjoy the strong medicinal scent. Yes, the scent does go away once applied, but I just don't like it and it doesn't make me look forward to using it. When applied, it feels slightly greasy and I have to rub to have my skin absorb it well, unlike other hand creams that my skin seems to just drink up. I won't be buying this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So far so good. I'm back on prescription retinoids and MAN they are tearing my poor skin up. Between the dreaded "initial breakout" and the dryness and peeling from the presciption, and the sudden winter weather, my skin is absolutely miserable. Like my face hurts. haha. I loved Dermadoctor's Calm, Cool, & Corrected, but ran out and couldn't afford the $85 for more. Went back to Dermalogica I had leftover, and broke out something fierce. So I figured I'd give this a shot. I got the Smooth Operator kit. The oatmeal mask felt lovely, as did the lip treatment. But the real surprise was how I used this lotion at night, and how wonderful my skin felt in the morning. Not greasy but not tight. (Still peeling a little bit, but using it again in the morning kept the peeling at bay. Retinoids are not fun at all..) I think I could easily use this or Dermadoctor's CC&C, and will probably switch back and forth. (I have terrible adult acne due to weird hormonal issues as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation AND mild rosacea. CC&C seems to help more when my rosacea flares up, but this ultra repair cream does better when I get really flaky and dry) Ohhh what I wouldn't give for nice skin. I will update in a month or so to see if it's still working for me. This product makes me excited to try other First Aid Beauty products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hate the tub in which this product comes...really messy to use,but other than that this cream is good if u have dry/sensitive skin....I use this cream during winter months along with first aid beauty cleanser ....i used to really love khiels ultra repair cream but hated nasties in it,so while i looking for a good alternative without any parabens or frangrance,i found this cream...just love product
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Agree with the other negative reviews here. I had high hopes for this cream but it proved a really underwhelming product. Like others have noted, the inclusion of irritating eucalyptus oil -- in a product especially for sensitive skin -- is baffling. A sales gal at Sephora recommended this line when i told her I have sensitive skin. But FAB's ingredients seem really average given their prices(?).
I bought the 2 oz tube for hygienic reasons. It moisturized well but felt heavy on my face and didn't calm the sensitivity I'd been having. This thick cream would function better as a body moisturizer -- but Aveeno's fragrance-free Skin Relief 24 Hour Lotion works just as well, has similar ingredients, and is a fraction of the price: $10 for 18 oz versus $39 for 12 oz for FAB!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's below average , always gives me the odd pimple when i use it and somehow makes my skintone look uneven and magnifies my pores..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I bought this product because I have KP and dry skin on my arms. It is great and it does work quite nicely. I am very happy with it. The texture is nice and I like the results! The smell can be a little strong but it is not terrible. I wish it was available in Canada!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After buying moisturizers that cost over $30 for 1 oz, I wanted to find one that is less expensive with more product. I saw this moisturizer and initially bought the 2 oz. tube to try and was so impressed, I bought the jar, which is a great price for 6 oz. The consistency is light, and you do not have to use much product on the face. I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and I noticed that my face has improved in texture and is not as irritated as before - so much so that I don't have to put makeup on to hide the irritated areas. One night, I felt like my face was starting to break out in an area, so I put a dab of this cream on it, and in the morning, it was back to normal. Note that this product has eucalyptus oil in it so if you are sensitive to this, then it's not for you. Also, I recommend the Ultra Repair Cream over their Daily Face Cream, which is similar in ingredients but probably not as concentrated (and more expensive). I tried a sample of it and thought it was very similar. I have used the Ultra Repair Cream under makeup (don't slather it on, just use a light coat) and it was fine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i heard really good feedback from this product, but it wasn't as good as i thought. when i put it on my skin, it stinks pretty bad. it did moisturize my skin, but after an hour or less, it was dry again. i think its pretty pricy. INSTEAD GET CUREL!!! best lotion for people who has eczema.