Promising to provide skincare solutions that have long-lasting results, First Aid Beauty formulates their products without artificial colorants, artificial fragrances, parabens, ethanol, ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, n-butyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, sd alcohol, lanolin, propylene glycol, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, talc, and sulfates, among others. They sent over their products for oily skin types and I jumped right in and played with them.
Both priced at $24, the Deep Cleanser with Red Clay helps draw out impurities, remove excess oil, and unclog pores using red clay, rosemary leaf oil, bisabolol, glycerin, and the Fab Antioxidant Booster, which is a blend of licorice root, feverfew, and white tea extracts. It’s always fun to try something new, which is a bit difficult when you get to try a lot of products, but this cleanser is it. I mean, it is red and it’s not every day you get to try a red cleanser. Surprisingly, it doesn’t feel severe or harsh. The gel texture this face cleanser has is gentle on the skin. It doesn’t leave my skin too dry or too stripped of oils so I like using this in the morning.
The Acne Clearing Charcoal Cleanser with Probiotics, on the other hand, aims to eliminate current and future acne breakouts, detoxify and purify pores, and boost the skin’s natural defenses with 2% salicylic acid, bentonite and kaolin clays, and yogurt extract. The texture of this one almost feels like a gel mask but easier to spread. I use this every other day to deeply cleanse my skin but that’s just a preference because my skin didn’t find the formula of this cleanser too severe. Both cleansers actually felt gentle on my oily skin.
To exfoliate, the Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay ($30), is a 20-minute peel off mask that promises to purify the skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and control excess oil using red clay, rosemary leaf oil, glycerin, and the Fab Antioxidant Booster. I find it funny that the texture and smell of this mask are similar to a glue I used to play with when I was younger. It also doesn’t help that it has a red color. It always makes me smile whenever I use this. It tightens almost immediately and feels like it’s clinging onto the skin. It doesn’t hurt though, which is what usually happens with other masks. Somehow, this still feels gentle during and after application. I prefer exfoliating with wash-off masks though as it’s easier to apply and remove.
The Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Pads with White Clay ($30) helps treat and prevent acne, prevent breakouts, reduce oil, smooth skin texture, and brighten the skin with salicylic acid, kaolin clay, evermat, tea tree oil, and willowbark extract.
It’s been a while since I had a breakout so it took me some time to test this product. So as soon as I spotted a few bumps on my chin area, I immediately went for these pads. I don’t break out often, so I would only use this a few times a week or as needed and works great in preventing any future breakout. What I like about this product is that I’ve never experienced any dryness or peeling while on it. It softens the bumps on my face and leaves my skin incredibly smooth.
The First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay, Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Charcoal Cleanser, Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay, and Skin Rescue Acne Clearing Pads with White Clayask with Red Claywere provided by @firstaidbeauty. Available at firstaidbeauty.com