Gentle Body Wash

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$14 - 8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Soaps/Washes
Last Updated:
3/26/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This gentle body wash deserves our top rating not only because it has a mild yet effective formula, but also because it's fragrance-free. Given the scarcity of truly fragrance-free body washes, this joins a small group (including All Over Hair & Body Shampoo from Paula's Choice) of products that are excellent options for those with sensitive skin. Although feverfew extract can be cause for concern, the company confirmed they are using the irritant-free form of this plant extract.

Pros:
  • Gentle, fragrance-free formula is great for sensitive skin.
  • Cleanses thoroughly without drying or irritating skin.
  • Leaves skin smooth without a hint of residue.
Cons:
  • None.

A mild, creamy cleanser that leaves the skin clean and silky. Fragrance-free formula does not compete with your favorite scent or irritate sensitive skin.

Water, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycol Stearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Stearic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

With a name like First Aid Beauty (FAB for short), it's obvious this line is meant to rescue your skin from distress, and, indeed, these products are targeted toward those who have sensitive, easily irritated skin, but who still want an elegant, department-store flair. Ironically, FAB falls short on both ends of the spectrum.

Despite the company's claims of providing "therapeutic action" for "tough skin conditions," some of the products contain irritating ingredients that are extremely problematic for any skin type, especially for those with sensitive or compromised skin. It was disappointing to see known irritants like sulfur, balsam resin, and witch hazel in products claiming to calm your skin and reduce redness. "What were they thinking?" was a question that came up more than once while reviewing this line!

On the bright side, First Aid Beauty does have a very good fragrance-free body wash. There are also a few products that omit the fragrance, which is a definite must for sensitive skin, although, in fact, all skin types do best with fragrance-free products. Unfortunately, the fragrance-free formulas in this line come up short on important ingredients, like antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.

It is best to avoid their Ultra Repair Cream, the SPF 30 sunscreen, Detox Eye Roller, Blemish Eraser, and the Anti-Redness Serum because they all contain enough irritating ingredients to make conditions like acne, redness, and sensitivity worse.

For more information about First Aid Beauty, sold exclusively at Sephora in the United States, call (800) 322-3619 or visit www.firstaidbeauty.com.

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  1. RickM
    Reviewed on Friday, May 02, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Best Body Wash
    • This is the best body wash!

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