First aid beauty is a brand I heard a lot about and as usual couldn’t wait to try. I purchased two of their most popular items: the Facial Radiance Pads and the Vitamin Hydrating Mist a few months back and I can now bring my full review.
Facial Radiance Pads
Since I started using acid toners, I have been on the hunt for the best drugstore ones. The Facial Radiance Pads from First Aid Beauty is one I have heard off and comes with a reasonable price tag. The pads promise to exfoliate, tone and brighten the skin. It comes in two sizes a 60 pack and 28 pack.
The pads are slightly bigger than the NIP FAB pads I tried some time ago however these are not effective for me. I’m not sure of the acid content as it doesn’t say on the product or online. From the ingredient list, it does have lactic and glycolic acid in it but I haven’t noticed a difference in my skin, which leads me to think the acid content is very low and maybe lower than the Nip Fab pads which were only 2%. It made no difference to my pores either and although it hasn’t broken me out, it hasn’t prevented breakouts either I still get my random one here and there. I do like that they have stayed wet and haven’t dried out but overall very disappointed with its effectiveness.
Vitamin Hydrating Mist
The Hydrating Mist says it will hydrate, revive and refresh your skin and safe for sensitive skin.
I like to use to over my makeup to take away the powdery look. It’s great at that, it doesn’t necessarily leave a dewy finish but the finish is quite nice. It comes out in a very fine mist so doesn’t leave white spots on your face or disturb your makeup. It has a lovely subtle scent. The slim line bottle makes it perfect for traveling and its only 59ml (quite small)
My only con- it would be nice to know which vitamins it has as it doesn’t actually say this on the product and I wish i was slightly bigger
It’s bittersweet for me: First Aid Beauty has been on my brand hit list for a while and whilst I’m happy to finally try some items I’m quite disappointed with the effectiveness. Overall I love the mist but not a fan of the Facial Radiance Pads. I guess its but to the drawing board for searching for the drugstore best aid toner!
Facial Radiance Pads (28 pack) is priced at £12 and the Vitamin Hydrating Mist is £10. Both available from FeelUnique
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