Happy Sunday! Today I am trying out a sample of this facial cleanser I received at my last visit to Sephora. First Aid Beauty is a brand I’d heard a lot from friends, but I’ve never tried any of their products before. The product comes in 1oz-8oz containers priced at $5.50-$30 each.
The product itself is a white pearlescent gel-like substance. I was not very fond of the odor, which smelled a bit…waxy? This may be good news for people with sensitive skin, as it likely means the product contains no fragrance.
I tried out this cleanser by incorporating it into my usual cleansing routine of makeup removal with my Foreo Luna Mini. I started out by wetting the face and applying a generous layer of cleanser all over the face:
Then, I used my Foreo for a whole 1-minute cycle:
I rinsed off the excess and towel-patted dry:
I did a cleanliness check by swiping a cotton pad with Bioderma Micellar Water all over the face. Turns out was still a little makeup left on the face after cleansing with the First Aid Beauty Cleanser:
Afterwards, my skin felt slightly drier than usual, so I opted for a heavier night lotion to sleep in tonight.
I give this product an 8/10 for quality and a 5/10 for smell. The smell alone is enough to make me not want to use it, but I find that it also doesn’t perform as well as my usual products in cleaning or in moisturizing. As someone with normal/dry skin that is prone to acne I stay away from products that will dry my skin, especially since using heavier moisturizers can lead to more breakouts.