While some skincare companies put their money into celebrity spokespeople and gorgeous containers, First Aid Beauty put their money not into the simple, white containers, but into products that “blend serious therapeutic action with luxurious textures, so individuals with tough skin conditions no longer have to sacrifice luxury nor tolerate greasy creams and bland formulas“
So far, that sounds like a good plan!
I selected the First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Face Cream SPF 30 $38.00 1.7 fl. oz. to gain some experience with this line, because it is a multipurpose, anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 30. My feeling is that busy people (men, included) want easy to use products that do more than one thing. if I’m going to moisturize, I might as well get enough sun protection to help me out on a daily basis. Although most people don’t apply enough product with SPF or re-apply it often enough, I feel that some SPF is better than none. Since I will generally moisturize anyway, the SPF in this product is substantial enough to at least help me out in the beginning of the day, if nothing else.
Another thing I like about this multi-tasking moisturizer is that it comes in a plastic pump bottle. There’s nothing I like less than sticking my hand in a jar of cream. It’s messy, and easily contaminated. The pump bottle is 1.7 fl. oz. and therefore, still travel friendly. And this multi-purpose product was quite pleasant to use.
When it comes to claims about what a product can do for your face, I can best tell you about what it feels like on your skin (scentless, and lightweight) and what it is supposed to do. This 5-in-1 Face Cream has: Zinc Oxide (4.8%) plus 5.5% Octinoxate,and 7.5% Octocrylene. to protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.Bisabolol (to help soothe skin); Alpha Arbutin (evens out skin tone), and a “FAB Antioxidant Booster” (licorice root, feverfew, and white tea to combat free-radical damage), plus Homeostatine® (a complex of two natural botanical ingredients to help prevent and reduce wrinkles by protecting younger collagen fibers from unwinding and becoming brittle).
The one thing that threw me a little bit is the directions say: “apply a generous amount over entire face once or twice daily. Re-apply ever 4 hours when in direct sunlight or if you get wet.” Although that is a good idea, most people are probably going to apply this in the morning as their anti-aging moisturizer + treatment, put on their makeup, and they aren’t going to re-apply it as a sun protection like they might at the beach. So be sure you know that even a good SPF 30 applied in the morning won’t have the super-strength to protect your skin completely, all day long. This is not an indictment of the product, just simply a warning that multi-purpose might also mean that you need multiple applications.
For those who care (and I know a lot of you really, really do), this products doesn’t have:: Parabens; Sulfates; Synthetic Fragrances or Dyes; Petrochemicals; Phthalates; GMOs or Tricosan. That means it is good for all skin types, and especially sensitive skin. It is allergy tested and fragrance free. For all these reasons, it’s a good choice when you’re wanting just one product to do a lot!
First Aid Beuaty is FAB! You can find First Aid Beauty (or FAB Beauty if you will) on their web site: http://www.firstaidbeauty.com/
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