First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty At-A-Glance

Strengths: Several fragrance-free products; relatively reasonable pricing; sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection; wonderful fragrance-free body wash.

Weaknesses: AHA pads contain a low amount of glycolic and lactic acids; some products contain fragrant plant extracts; every product contains feverfew extract, which has benefits, but also can be an irritant; jar packaging; for a line meant for sensitive skin, their use of common irritants is disappointing.

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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Average 5 in 1 Eye Cream First Aid Beauty Eye Moisturizers  $30.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Poor 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 Age Delay First Aid Beauty Moisturizer with Sunscreen  $38.00 1.70 fl. oz.
Average 5-in-1 Restore Cream Age Delay First Aid Beauty Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $36.00 1.70 fl. oz.
Poor Anti-Redness Serum Intense Therapy w/FAB Antioxidant Booster First Aid Beauty Serums  $34.00 1.70 fl. oz.
Poor Blemish Eraser Acne Treatment 3.5% Benzoyl Peroxide First Aid Beauty Benzoyl Peroxide  $16.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Average Body Moisturizer First Aid Beauty Body Lotions/ Creams/Balms/Butters  $18.00 8.00 fl. oz.
Average Daily Face Cream Daily Treatment w/FAB Antioxidant Booster First Aid Beauty Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $20.00 2.00 fl. oz.
Poor Detox Eye Roller Intense Therapy w/FAB Antioxidant Booster First Aid Beauty Specialty Skin Care Products  $24.00 0.34 fl. oz.
Average Dual Repair Eye Cream First Aid Beauty Eye Moisturizers  $40.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Average Dual Repair Face Cream First Aid Beauty Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $44.00 1.70 fl. oz.
Good Dual Repair Power Serum First Aid Beauty Serums  $48.00 1.00 fl. oz.
Best Face Cleanser Daily Treatment with FAB Antioxidant Booster First Aid Beauty Cleansers/Soaps  $20.00 5.00 fl. oz.
Average Facial Radiance Pads First Aid Beauty AHAs  $28.00 60.00 pads
Good Facial Radiance Serum First Aid Beauty Serums  $44.00 1.00 fl. oz.
Best Gentle Body Wash First Aid Beauty Body Soaps/Washes  $14.00 8.00 fl. oz.
Average Healing Stick (1%) Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Balm First Aid Beauty Specialty Skin Care Products  $14.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Poor Ultra Repair Concentrate First Aid Beauty Body Lotions/ Creams/Balms/Butters  $28.00 2.00 fl. oz.
Poor Ultra Repair Cream Intense Therapy Skin Protectant w/FAB Antioxidant Booster First Aid Beauty Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $12.00 2.00 fl. oz.
Good Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask First Aid Beauty Moisturizing/Firming Masks  $22.00 2.00 fl. oz.
Average Ultra Repair Lip Therapy First Aid Beauty Lip Balm Without Sunscreen  $12.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Average Uplifting Serum First Aid Beauty Serums  $46.00 1.70 fl. oz.
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