First Aid Beauty is a brand I’ve wanted to try for at least a year after hearing such good things about it in the blogging world, so I couldn’t help treating myself to a couple of their Christmas gift sets.
This Cleanse & Exfoliate set is one of those and features smaller sizes of the Face Cleanser and 10 Facial Radiance Pads, both of which have a cult following but it’s the cleanser that really does it for me. The texture of it is unlike anything I’ve used before – it’s lightly whipped but still super creamy, and seems to have an almost pearlised luminescence to it that probably doesn’t do anything but really looks the part. Although it’s definitely a gentle enough cleanser to use everyday, I’m currently using it once a week as my exfoliant. It leaves my skin feeling ridiculously silky soft but without stripping it at all, or even feeling like I’m using an exfoliant. I don’t know how it does it to be honest, but I’m so glad it does. Favourite cleanser ever? That’s a tough one, but it’s absolutely up there with the best of them. Full-size purchase here I come…
The Facial Radiance Pads are a nice addition to my skincare routine but didn’t blow me away as much as the cleanser did. Once again you could use these everyday, as despite leaving my skin feeling soft and toned there wasn’t a trace of anything astringent or harsh. I’ve been using them instead of a cleanser on no-makeup days, but as those days have been few and far between recently I’m not even half way the 10 pad sample. I can imagine these being amazing if you have super dry skin that needs a daily exfoliant, or sensitive skin that looks dull but needs something really gentle to brighten it up. Personally though I wouldn’t repurchase these, as I think the cleanser performs exactly the same job but better and works out cheaper in the long run.
Overall though I am so impressed by my first dip in to First Aid Beauty. I will update you when I’ve had time to roadtest my other products from the brand, which I now have very high expectations for!