The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is a paraben-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic product that effectively removes grime, sebum and dirt off your skin. It is an antioxidant boosting and gentle cleansing formula that is mild and safe for daily use even sensitive skin.
When we first saw the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser tube, we thought that the size of it definitely speaks value for money for the kind of price that is tagged to it.
The cleanser comes in a plastic tube of water-repellent material made up of striped patterns with a white flip-cap that is easily flip-opened for dispensing the product.
With a safety buoy logo and a brand name like this, it kind of shouts “rescue” to your skin, of which we like!
The FAB face cleanser product comes in an airy, creamy ivory-white fluid that bears a nacreous texture visible under light. It does not provide much slip or foam. Upon application, the product leaves streaks on the skin rather than foam even when emulsified with water.
The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is fragrance-free.
We know it is always a bonus to apply something that has a nice scent on to our skin, however, on account that this cleanser does what it says about being all safe and gentle on our skin, plus it does not smell bad (it just smells clean and sanitized!), we don’t really care about the lack of perfume in there.
If you are a fan of fragrance-free cleansers, check out our review on the Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Face Cleanser for more inspiration!
The FAB Face Cleanser is retailing at SGD$32 at all Singapore Sephora outlets.
142 grams (5.0 fl oz)
How it Works for even Sensitive Skin
First Aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Cleanser Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol,Sodium PCA, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
Allantoin is an ingredient that stimulates healthy tissue and cell growth and is responsible for regenerating and moisturizing the skin. Hence it has conditioning and age-defying effects on both our epidermis and dermis layers, making our skin soft and supple and reduces fine lines.
Aloe Barbadensis is otherwise known as Aloe Vera, it is known for its excellent soothing and anti-inflammatory properties for the treatment of skin irritations or disorders such as eczema. Hence it is able to reduce scars and heal wounds that may have caused by some of these skin conditions.
Because aloe vera is derived from the leaves of the Aloe Barbadensis plants, their natural botanical nutrients contain active enzymes that are able to stimulate cells and in turn collagen growth that prevents premature ageing of the skin. It is also a humectant that increases moisture retention in the skin.
Aloe Barbadensis is also able to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays’ damage and the damaging effects of free radicals. It also has anti-microbial properties, making it an effective cleansing agent that helps in the detoxification of the skin in drawing toxins out of the pores and the removal of dead skin cells.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)
Licorice is a root extract from the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant and has moisturizing, antioxidant and astringent properties that are beneficial to our skin. It helps to balance and control the oil production in our skin, especially favourable to acne-prone skin.
It is also a skin whitener that works well in reducing light and dark age spots, freckles, and minor scars.
First Aid Beauty: Paraben-free and Hypoallergenic Skin Care Products
Parabens are chemical preservatives used in many products in the skin care and cosmetics industry. It is known to have adverse health risks such as skin irritations and allergies on the skin as well as breast cancer.
The First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser does not contain parabens, harsh chemicals or colorants.
And wait, the wonderful news does not stop there.
We know skin irritations can be caused by allergens like certain preservatives, colour dyes or fragrances present in some makeup or skin care products, especially for those with sensitive skin.
This cleanser is of a hypoallergenic formula, i.e. it does not contain substances or ingredients that can easily trigger allergic reactions to the skin. So you know your skin is in safe hands of this product.
How to Apply
Because it does not have much sleek and does not foam as much when massaged into the skin, it is best that you apply it on to wet skin or mix it with a little water to emulsify them into a more aqueous paste before you apply it all over your face and neck area. Dispense a small amount on to your finger tips and start working on it.
Rinse off with water and pat dry with a clean towel. Carry on with your skin care regime as usual.
Use it as and when required – because it is so mild and gentle it is really ok for you to do so!
First Aid Beauty Cleanser Review: One of the Best Facial Cleansers for Sensitive Skin
We have personally gone through three tubes of the First Aid Beauty Face Cleansers and that says a lot about this product.
It does effectively remove dirt and oil without drying out the skin. The skin feels smooth, soothed, soft and very comfortable after cleansing, and not tight upon drying unlike some cleansers.
We did not see any significant reduction of age spots but the cleanser does make the complexion appear a little more radiant, perhaps owing to the whitening function of the product.
Because it is of a mild formula, it does not effectively remove make up completely although it does break it down and makes the job of using makeup remover or wipes easier.
It is a highly versatile product suitable for all skin types and also to be used as frequently or sparingly as one likes it.
It is also reasonably-priced and a safe product even for problematic skin, so what is there not to like about it?