Product: First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser. Is this the facial wash your skin needs to stay clean and healthy?
Overall Rating = 3.67 Stars – Very Good to Excellent
Cost: $20.00 for 5 oz. ($4.00 per ounce) Price Category: Mid-range
Container: Plastic tube with flip-top cap; cap does screw off
Description: First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser is a fragrance-free cream facial wash that you mix with water and then rinse off. This cleanser is intended to be used night and day, prior to the application of any other product.
I am always on a quest for a gentle cleanser that will work effectively and not wreak havoc with my extremely sensitive skin. If you don’t do anything but keep your skin clean without stripping it, keep it exfoliated, and wear sunscreen every day, you’ll probably age beautifully and have nice skin. It sounds simple enough but finding products to accomplish that can prove difficult.
I am new to this brand but I will be trying many of their products to see how well they really perform. The entire line is fragrance free. I have read the ingredients labels of every single product and there is not a hint of fragrance anywhere. Whoo hoo!
The company claims: “FAB Face Cleanser gently cleanses the skin, removes surface oils, make up, dirt and grime. Its whipped texture transforms into a rich cream when blended with water. It is infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend that works hard to scavenger free radicals.” There are additional claims on their website.
Morning Review: The First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser is a bright white, thick cream. This does not contain any exfoliating ingredients. It has a pretty pearlescent quality and a dollop about the size of a blueberry is enough to clean your entire face. I wet my face first and then massaged the cleanser onto my face. It does not lather or produce bubbles but it does have a very slight foaming property. It has almost no scent and just smells clean. There is a very slight inoffensive chemical component to the scent. The scent does not make my nose run, eyes water, or produce any negative side effects whatsoever. The thick cleanser feels gentle and soothing to my skin. It rinsed off completely and did not leave any oily residue. My skin did not feel tight or stripped. My first impression was, “Wow, very nice!” Let’s see how my skin actually reacts to this after several hours.
Morning Rating = 4 Stars
Evening Review: At the end of the day my skin does not feel tight or oily. I did not experience any irritation or redness, but something is making my face break out (see note below). The FAB cleanser effectively removes makeup and my wipes did not find any traces of makeup when using this with just my hands. The cleanser did not make my face feel anything other than clean. Imagine that! This would be a very good cleanser to use with a cleansing brush.
Note: After several hours my skin began to break out and I ended up with six blemishes on my face. I suspect the blemishes may have been due to a product I used the previous day. I am going to give my skin a few days to completely clear and then I will re-test this cleanser and revise my review.
Overall Review: First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser seems to be an excellent facial wash for all skin types, especially those with fragrance allergies and/or other sensitivities. This is suitable for both women and men. I think men could also shave with this product and I will report back on that aspect.
This is a preliminary review. I will re-test this product once my skin clears and also get a report from other testers.
This cleanser is suitable for the following skin types:
- All ethnicities;
- All ages;
- All sexes;
Morning Rating = 4 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = ? Stars;
Value Rating = 3 Stars;
Overall Rating = 3.67 Stars – Very Good. (Please review the About 365 Cosmetic Reviews page for the rating info.)
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, Citric Acid.
Formulated Without: Artificial fragrance, Dyes, Parabens.
Please Note: There has been some controversy regarding whether Feverfew Extract is good or bad for your skin. The Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract that First Aid Beauty uses is free of the potentially sensitizing component Parthenolide (technically known as Sesquiterpene Lactone). Feverfew itself, when Parthenolide-free, has a calming effect on the skin.
Important: Please read our full Disclaimer before using this or any product.