Thursday, January 28, 2016

Clean but not Green - First Aid Beauty

If you’re a long time reader of Beautiful Basics you already know how sensitive to smells I am. If you’re new all you need to know if that I am chronically ill and have the nose of a bloodhound. The majority of scents, natural or not, bother me a lot so I have to be really careful with fragrance. I have a joke that unscented is my signature scent. With that being said, a lot of natural products are not scented with added fragrance but do have a natural scent because of the ingredients. With my illnesses I am often unable to handle scent in products, especially in skin care.

For the first installment of the “Clean but not Green” series here on Beautiful Basics I want to tell you about First Aid Beauty and their Face Cleanser and Ultra Repair Cream. These are the only two skin care products I have been using for quite a while and I really, really love and appreciate them. My skin (and nose!) really crave this duo.  Oh, and they’re cruelty free, which is a must!

Both of these products score a 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep so I’m more than okay with using them on a daily basis. They’re both gentle and mild while still being hydrating and nurturing.


The cleanser is simple but works amazingly well both morning and evening. It leaves my skin feel clean but not stripped or lacking in moisture. It seems to balance my skin out and leaves my skin an even texture. It doesn’t cause any redness or irritation.



My dry skin drinks up the Ultra Repair Cream and I absolutely love the way it sinks into my skin and leaves my face, neck, and hands feeling throughout the day. I feel like this moisturizer was made for me! It doesn’t ever feel sticky or heavy or greasy. It also leaves my skin completely balanced.

My skin has never looked better! My skin has normalized using this pair and I don’t get any dry patches or breakouts (besides an occasional hormonal pimple). I really like this line. Not all of First Aid Beauty’s line is healthy but these two are safe and I adore them. Dare I say HOLY GRAIL? Yes, yes I will. These are my perfect products and I imagine I’ll continue using and loving them for years to come.

I also really like the Facial Radiance Pads but I only use them once in a while. My skin always glows after using them, though.




You can shop for their products on the First Aid Beauty website, Ulta, and Sephora
Have you ever tried anything from FAB? Let me know!

(FTC: I purchased these products with my own money. I am not being compensated for this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.)

9 comments:

  1. ooooh I wish that Ultra Repair Cream was available in India

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    1. I'm so sorry it's not. It's such a nice product!

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  2. Would love to try the Ultra Repair Cream!

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    1. It's one of my favorite products... EVER!

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  3. I've been wanting to try their Facial Radiance Pads for a while now but was put off by the fact that they weren't a "green" brand. I think it's becoming more important to me that a product is cruelty-free as opposed to "natural" so thank you for pointing that out ��

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    1. That's exactly how I feel! Cruelty free has become the most important thing to me, although I still do care about ingredients but I've noticed that most cruelty free products are made with ingredients that are healthier and nontoxic.

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  4. I have never tried anything from First Aid Beauty! The Ultra Repair Cream sounds amazing! I have such dry skin in winter that it's ridiculous. Thanks for the honest review! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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    1. I'm with you! Winter is so rough on skin and this stuff is awesome!

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  5. souns so wonderful
    america has all the good beauty products

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