THE BEST FIRST AID BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Skin need a lil TLC? At this time of year, we defs need some kind of help. Cue: First Aid Beauty. Our go-to for skin that needs rescuing, we’ve got everything you need to know about the cult beauty brand and which are the best First Aid Beauty products you need to invest in first.
WHO ARE FIRST AID BEAUTY?
In short, First Aid Beauty are an american skincare brand with simple skincare on their minds. This amazing brand was founded by Lilli Gordon after she couldn’t find the skincare she needed for her sensitive skin. The brand focuses on a stripped back attitude to (sometimes confusing) skincare, making sure you know exactlywhat the product’s for.
As Lilli Gordon has sensitive skin herself, this is the kinda skincare they prioritise: ain’t nobody got time for products that’ll fix one problem only to cause another.
FAB makes sure that every single one of their products is free of Artificial Colorants and Artificial Fragrances, Parabens, Alcohol, Lanolin, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum and Sulfates, meaning that you know your skin’s in good hands.
They split everything out into different collections so you know exactly what kinda product you need to add to your stash. Got an oily T-zone? They’ve got just the thing. Dark spots? Problem sorted.
WHICH ARE THE BEST FIRST AID BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
First up on our list of the best First Aid Beauty products is their cult all-over skincare product: Ultra Repair Cream. Designed for both face and body, this nourishing and deeply hydrating balm-cream formula is the perfect remedy for extremely dry and flaking skin.
Oatmeal is utilised to sooth dry skin, gently healing with every application. Shea Butter works to moisturise skin, while eucalyptus oil gently cleanses to remove any aggressors that may be impacting on the dryness of skin.
An extension of the Ultra Repair range, this First Aid Beauty cleanser is a gentle solution to removing makeup and cleaning your face without stripping your skin of natural oils.
Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, this pH balanced formula features a powerful blend of antioxidants which fight against free radicals, meaning you should expect softer and smoother skin.
If you’re looking to try Retinol for the first time, or have particularly sensitive skin, then the First Aid Beauty Retinol Concentrate at 0.25% ought to be your first port of call. A very low percentage mix, this is a gentle way to introduce your skin to AHAs, and build up resilience to their acid effects.
Used in the evening as part of your nighttime skincare routine, this chemical exfoliant will help top reveal a younger looking complexion, stripping away dead skin cells too.
Add a lil SPF to your erryday with some of these FAB products (by name and nature). For those with oilier skin types, this everyday day cream is the perfect mix of anti-ageing and hydrating, without exacerbating any existing sebum production.
The SPF30 will help to block harmful UVA and UVB rays, while alpha arbutin and Homeostatine® even out skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Dream skin? It’s on its way.
Got spots? See red. Look out for the red packaging as these products are designed specifically for you.
Red clay, rosemary leaf oil and anitoxidants work to draw out excess oil and unclog pores, helping to result in a clearer complexion. A gel formula, this also works to remove makeup.
Treat skin with an indulgent face mask. The bouncy mask has made its way onto our list of the best First Aid Beauty products thanks to its multiple properties.
Deemed a ‘ten minute facial in a jar’, the first step of this face mask is to exfoliate skin, and remove any dead skin cells. It’ll do this with Eijitsu Rose Bud Extract and Benoitine, meaning it’s a very gentle alternative to an AHA chemical exfoliant.
Next, Vitamin C will help to boost hydration and plump skin. Finally skin will appear more youthful, thanks to it helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles.
If dull and uneven skin is unfortunately your thing at the mo’, then these products are defs for you. Used after cleansing on clean skin to exfoliate, tone and brighten, AHAs Lactic and Glycolic Acid work together to remove dead skin cells and deeply cleanse. Over time, these will help to reveal a more youthful and brighter complexion.
Cucumber and Indian gooseberry will get to work on toning the skin, and complexion will be renewed thanks to a mix of lemon peel and liquorice root.
Thought the best First Aid Beauty products were all skincare? Think again, ‘cos their makeup is definitely making an appearance in our collection.
This concealer utilises avocado to hydrate skin, while its weightless formulation covers what you’d rather keep concealed. If you wanna use this under your eye, you’ll be pleased to hear that it won’t go cakey throughout the day (trust us, we’ve tried it), and the ingredient caffeine will help to reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness and dark circles.
If coverage isn’t a concern for you, we’d opt for this tinted moisturiser, or BB cream. This sheer coverage cream is available in a range of five shades to suit most skintones, with pigment being provided by natural mineral pigments and finely-milled micro-pearls, resulting in a glowing complexion – highlighter, who?
Of course, it wouldn’t be one of the best First Aid Beauty products without having some skincare benefits. Hyaluronic Acid, Colloidal Oatmeal and antioxidant Vitamin E calm, hydrate and smooth skin, meaning the product sits better too. Plus, it features an SPF of 30, meaning skin has a lil sun protection.
Last on our list of the best First Aid Beauty products in their Coconut Water Cream. Like the name would suggest, this moisturiser is incredibly hydrating, thanks to its mix of the ingredients Coconut Water and Sodium Hyaluronate.
In spite of this hydration boost, the product is incredibly lightweight, meaning that it sinks in quickly (so perfect pre-makeup application), and won’t leave any oily residue.