first aid beauty

Find Out Which Radiance Peel Kayla Rates 5 stars!

Written By Kayla M @oohkayla

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To know me is to know that the brand First Aid Beauty holds my heart. I’ve told this story before but the brand was a major part of my skincare routine to help get my skin back to “normal” a few years ago. As someone who has never had a facial or any type of peel done before, any product that promises to do the work of a spa while being in the comfort of my home is intriguing to me. I had tried First Aid Beauty’s Facial Radiance pads in the past and loved them so trying the Facial Radiance Intensive Peel would be the next reasonable step in my relationship with the brand.

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The product comes with a small tear dropped shaped sponge and a container with 1.7oz with a price tag of $40. The container is pretty tiny and the sponge seems pointless but don’t judge this product by its packaging. The sponge almost doubles in size when wet and allows you spread the product so evenly it’s mind blowing. The best part is a little goes a very long way especially once you start using the sponge. I used such a small amount and my face was completely covered with the peel in no time.  As per the directions you should leave it on for 1-5 minutes, that time frame is perfect for a quick skin care pick me up. The burning feeling most peels provide was subtle at first and didn’t really start to BURN until after I rinsed the product off. The feeling was tolerable and through some sort of magic I only felt it on the exact 2 spots I really wanted to “peel.” The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel claims to provide softer, smoother and brighter skin after 1 use. This claim seems like a tall order but it REALLY DID WORK AFTER ONE USE! The spots right above my cheekbone area were much smoother and less dry and flaky after 1 use of the product. 

 Bonus: I had no inflammation or irritation afterwards and there is no down time what so ever.

 

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a peel that works, doesn’t break the bank and won’t leave you looking all types of crazy for days afterwards. 

 

 

 

Detox! Get Your Green On!

Pretty much a green juice in mist form, for your face... GENIUS!

Pretty much a green juice in mist form, for your face... GENIUS!

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Have you ever loved a product so much that you can’t stop telling people about it? That’s how I feel about this incredible product from First Aid Beauty’s HELLO FAB line. The Vital Greens Face Mist is the perfect pick me up throughout the day. I love to spray a few spritzes while I sip on my daily Pressed Juicery Greens 3.

 

Jam Packed with glorious green superfoods like Kale, Cucumber and Spinach to name a few, this green concoction combats against environmental aggressors while hydrating and soothing your skin.

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This spray has been essential during the colder days in NYC when my face tends to tighten and dry up the most. Using this mid day has not only help refresh and hydrate when needed but it also helps improve the overall tone and texture of my skin. It simply just feels good. The scent is pleasant and fresh which caught me by surprise because I honestly thought that it would smell… well, kinda gross. 

What also caught me by surprise was how it actually set my makeup. My creamy tinted moisturizer, concealer and gloss highlighter combo did not budge or even transfer on to my phone. 

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I would recommend this to anyone and everyone as this is suitable for all skin types including sensitive. Especially if you’re someone which severely parched skin in the upcoming cold, winter months (like myself) as well as someone who travels a lot via airplane, because we know the toll that can take on the skin. 

For $18 this little 2 oz spritzer is an affordable hidden gem that does wonders and goes the distance. Perfect Stocking Stuffer this season. This product can be purchased at Sephora online and in stores as well as FIRSTAIDBEAUTY.com

Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist, Welcome to my Holy Grail lineup.

Find out what mask takes Kayla back to her childhood!

Written By Kayla M

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If you ever allowed glue to dry on your hand & peel it off with excitement please raise your arm proudly in the air!

 Fast forward 20 years, to me getting my now adult hands on First Aid Beauty’s Skin Rescue Purifying Mask. A couple of years ago I had a major skin problem and First Aid beauty was the brand that saved me from that moment forward I became a First Aid Beauty Ride or Die. On their website, the mask is said to “help purify skin, reduce the appearance of pores and control excess oil by drawing out skin purities.” In addition it claims to lessen the “congestive pigmentation from areas where pimples previously formed.”

Truthfully, I didn’t expect much from the mask but was pleasantly surprised. The texture is very thick and was a little difficult to work with the first time around but after 20 minutes of reminiscing about elementary school it was time for the fun to begin! This mask was beyond easy to peel and came off in large whole pieces- as someone who usually avoids peel mask because I hate how only a little piece here and there will cooperate and the rest is a struggle and literal pain I was amazed at how well the Red Clay peeled off. 

Once the mask was off I flashed back to how the top of my hand would feel so soft once the glue was gone and I am happy to say this mask had the same effect. I have used the mask about once a week for the past month now and although I do not see any visible improvement or even pore reduction I would recommend for its smoothing capabilities and fun factor.

A Top Rated Red Clay Cleanser ... but Where are the Fireworks?

Written by Twist.It.Tea

 

FIRST AID BEAUTY

Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

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I was kind of on the fence about this product at first, but since my pores have been doing the most, and this cleanser is great for a deep cleanse, I’ve been giving it a go for the last few weeks.  Honestly, no harm has been done to my face since using this cleanser, and I use it both, day and night respectively.  My skin has stayed clear, and my pores are basically nonexistent under my eyes so that makes me really happy.  I haven’t noticed any negative effects to my face but there’s something about this cleanser that doesn’t strike me as AMAZING. My other cleansers have exfoliants in the formula and I love how smooth and fresh they make me feel after a wash.  I’m looking for that so-fresh-and-so-clean feeling after a long day of work and First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay is just notttttt doing it for me.  I don’t have any problems with blackheads or much acne – maybe a few blemishes here and there so when I use a cleanser I’m looking for a smooth feeling afterwards, and a makeup free face.  But I will say this cleanser is great for drawing out black heads and other impurities because of the of the Red Clay component.  

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 I really enjoy the process of my nightly routine, and I relish in the moments after removing a face full of makeup. Not to mention I’m really into this red clay color that reminds me of my favorite Algenists Mask that I usually apply right after.  The gel was weird at first because I was expecting a thicker formula hence the red clay, but the way it suds up is nice, and it kind of has this sparkly look to it when it’s out of the tube.   I’m not going to lie…. I hate the smell of this formula, it’s like a cheap Vicks Vapor Rub type nostalgia and I’m not with it.  Ya’ll know I love that fresh tropical, coconut vibe and this is the complete opposite.  I’ve actually gotten used to it after a few weeks but it’s such a turn off that I would never repurchase this for $24.  I’m not amazed and I’m not convinced it’s really doing much for my skin besides cleaning my pores a little extra deeper and not drying out my face when removing the excess oil.  The ingredient that caught my eye was the Rosemary Leaf Oil, which is supposed to unclog your pores and tone the skin. The Red Clay does all the dirty work by absorbing that nasty oil build up, while detoxing and purifying the skin. The cool thing about the Red Clay ingredient is that while it’s battling the evils of your skin, it’s doing it in a calm and gentle way that won’t strip your skin of your much-needed natural oils. This stuff may be harsh on some skin types, but I have combo/oily skin and like I said, I haven’t had any problems. In fact, it’s reduced the uneven skin tone on my cheeks and alleviated some stubborn blemishes and redness. I won’t repurchase this facewash, but I definitely won’t say it’s trash, it’s just not what I’m personally looking for in a cleanser, which has also has the necessary elements of exfoliants and an amazing aroma.

 

 

 

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

Written by Deanna. P

The mission of FAB is to help skin look & feel it’s best.  They want to make everyday a good skin day! In 2009,  Lilli Gordon created FAB (First Aid Beauty). Lilli had a finance background & happened on the beauty industry by accident when she worked as a partner at Fresh. She was bought on to share her business knowledge with them.  Once she helped broker the deal & Fresh was sold to LVMH, Lilli left & did various projects.  She always suffered from sensitive skin & saw a void in the beauty market.  There were doctor brands, classic beauty & feel good products, but there was nothing that everyone could rely on to solve their skin problems.  She wanted to introduce something new.The creation of FAB was the solution.  The thought that every household owns a first aid kit, they should have a brand that resolves their beauty issues was the reasoning behind the creation.  FAB stands for First aid beauty & the products practice what they preach.  

My first introduction to this brand was Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer.  The size is 50 mL (1.7 flOz) and it retails for $28.00 It works on all skin types.  The moisturizer is a primer & moisturizer all in one that lessens pores & imperfections while brightening & smoothing your skin.  The three main issues it resolves are shrinking pores, alleviating dryness, &  eliminating dullness & uneven texture. It has no Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates.  It works on all skin types even sensitive skin.  It also is noncomedogenic & allergy-tested. The minute I saw coconut as one of the ingredients, I fell in love with this moisturizer.   I love anything coconut!  The smell & health benefits make me very happy!   I am a big proponent of natural ingredients & this hits the mark.  Some of the ingredients include:

-Coconut Water: Packed with electrolytes, amino acids, and phytonutrients, it revitalizes and hydrates skin. 

-Mineral Blend (Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Silica): Supports skin health. 

-Quinoa: Helps protect, repair, and fortify skin’s surface. 

-Imperceptible Micro-Pearls: Light reflecting particles that amplify skin’s natural radiance and impart a beautifully luminous effect.

I have used this product for the last week & I am quite happy with it.  I like it because I can wear it with no makeup over it.  I do occasionally like to let me skin breathe & wear only moisturizer on my skin during the day.  I can put this on & head out.  It makes my skin look presentable to go out sans makeup.  I do feel it is a little pricey at $28.00.  I would have liked to see it sized a little bigger for that price.  All in all, I do think the product works & if you have sensitive skin then it is important to use a product that won’t make your skin break out.  I would definitely recommend trying this product & brand.

 

Beauty Horoscope: Aries 2017

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Alright, Aries. It's time to add fuel to the element that burns in your soul. Fire fills you with energy. So should your beauty rituals. Reds will emblazon your competitive nature. While most will find red to be an intimidating color to work with, you can draw inspiration from it. The warmth of reds connects you to Mars, your ruling planet. Often you rely on makeup techniques that are comfortable to you. But in the season of Aries, you must be bold. This Spring and Summer, draping blush will be everywhere. It is a throwback to the 80s. With a light fluffy brush, apply your blush high on your cheekbone. Sweep the color into your crease, temple, or brow bone. Here are some product recommendations and beauty inspo for every Aries. 

Top Beauty Picks for Aries


Skincare

Sk-II  Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

J. One  Black Jelly Pack; $47

J. One Black Jelly Pack; $47

Sunday Riley  Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Aztec Secret  Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Tatcha  Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

First Aid Beauty  Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

Boscia  Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

IT Cosmetics  Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

Lush  Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

Lush Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

L'Oreal Paris  Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Origins  GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Beauty

Glam Glow  Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Glam Glow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Yves Saint Laurent Les  Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Bite Beauty  Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bobbi Brown  Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Static Nails  All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

Static Nails All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

L'Oreal  Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

NARS  NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

Make Up For Ever  Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red ( brink red sheen ); $23

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red (brink red sheen); $23

Lancome  Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Clinique  Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Art for Aries

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available  here

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available here

Aries by Musya print availanle  here

Aries by Musya print availanle here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available  here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available here

Info on Aries from here

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