Today’s overview is a slight departure from my regular skincare reviews and more like a first impressions type post. Usually, I like to give it little more time (at least four weeks or more) before I share with you my overall opinion of any skincare product. But when I snagged the First Aid Beauty Spring Skin Savers Kit at Sephora, I thought it was such an incredible value, I had to share it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quick enough as the kit appears to be sold out online (you can keep checking this link in case the kit comes back in stock). But I found mine in stores not too long ago, so there’s still hope.
According to First Aid Beauty, this skincare kit “has everything you need to repair winter weather-beaten skin so you can once again flaunt healthy-looking radiance”. Whether one is getting over winter or not (depending on where you live), I think this kit is worth a look as it includes some of F.A.B.’s best products, good for year round use in my opinion:
- F.A.B. Face Cleanser
- F.A.B. Ultra Repair Liquid Recover
- F.A.B. Skin Rescue Purifying Mask
- F.A.B. Ultra Repair Cream
The set retails for $54.00 USD. If you don’t know much about the brand, First Aid Beauty designs its products to be appropriate for even the most sensitive skin. All products are allergy-tested and dermatologist-recommended.
The gentle and fragrance-free F.A.B. Face Cleanser claims to removes surface oils, makeup, and dirt…cleaning and calming the skin (and helping with redness). It contains the FAB Antioxidant Booster (white tea, licorice root, and feverfew) which promises to block damaging free radicals while the formula is pH-balanced to maintain the natural acidity of the skin. It has a light, whipped texture and develops a moderate foam when making contact with water.
I’ve only used the cleanser a handful of times, but I can definitely say it’s gentle yet effective at cleansing. A full size (5 oz) of the cleanser retails for $20.00 USD. But the 2 oz size included in the set is also sold separately for $10.00 USD.
FAB says you can use the Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery to reduce dry patches and redness. It’s “skin-saving” ingredients (including red algae, honey proteins, and oat extract) also promise to hydrate, repair stressed skin, and reduce environmental damage, “leaving the complexion looking smoother, less blotchy, and more youthful.”
Unfortunately, I have not use the liquid recovery yet. The Ultra Repair Cream has been so transformative, I haven’t needed anything extra (more on that in a second). A full size of the Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, 1.25 oz (which is the size included in the kit), retails for $38.00 USD.
The non-greasy Ultra Repair Cream is definitely the stand out product for me. I’ve used a sample in the past but it was a packet and I couldn’t really asses the products full potential at that time. But my, how good it’s turned out to be. The Repair Cream promises to “fully quench dry skin—from head to toe—providing optimal relief to the driest skin conditions and amazing results that’ll inspire you to show some skin”. It is particularly recommended for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. Primary ingredients include colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides as well as the FAB Antioxidant Booster.
I don’t consider my skin severely dry or scaly skin (more oily combo)…but I do suffer from some dehydration and get the occasional dry patch. For a few weeks, I’d been battling a particular red and itchy patch of skin around the neck. The OZ Naturals serum that I was using (reviewed here) and still use, helped considerably with the situation. But, the Ultra Repair Cream is like a whole other level, people. In one night it cleared the remnants of redness in that area. I’ve also gotten in the habit of using it as an eye cream substitute without any sensitivity or irritation. Best of all, although it is highly effective moisturizer, it has a beautiful whipped texture that is light and airy.
I highly recommend Ultra Repair Cream. A full 5 oz size (which is the size included in the kit) retails for $30.00 USD.
Finally, we have the Skin Rescue Purifying Mask, “a peel-off treatment that works to detox and purify the complexion”. After 20-minutes, this mask promises to detoxify and deeply purify the complexion by drawing out skin impurities with a potent concentration of red clay in addition to regulating excess sebum and eliminating clogged pores. What’s more, FAB says the “mineral rich red clay reduces congestive pigmentation in problem areas where pimples previously formed and improves the skin’s texture”. I’m not usually a fan of peel off masks, but this last part of the description has me excited to try it (haven’t yet). The mask is also an Allure Beauty winner.
A full size of 3 oz (which is the size included in the set) retails for $30.00 USD.
If you’ve done the math, then you’ll see that the First Aid Beauty Spring Skin Savers Kit is a fantastic value, housing approximately $108.00 USD worth of products for half the price. In the market for some new skincare? Check your local Sephora to see if this kit is still in stock OR consider the products individually, the Ultra Repair Cream is worth its weight in gold, if you ask me. 🙂
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