Thursday, 13 March 2014

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads


First Aid Beauty is an American brand that is relatively under the radar. These pads however, deserve more attention.

Facial Radiance Pads are a good starting point for people a little scared of starting the exfoliating acid stage of my suggested routines or alternatively, make a great additional product to include in your collection enabling you to switch it up a little on a daily basis.

Who are they for?
Anyone.

What skin type?
All.

What's in them?
Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20

What's not in them?
Parabens, alcohol, useless nonsense

What's good about them?
They're very gentle. I'd give them a 'sting' factor of 1/5. I use the word 'sting' not to make you think your face will fall off - just to compare them to say a P50 - which would be 4/5 - which is entirely altogether unhelpful if you've not tried that either. *makes note to do next post on strengths of acid toners*
I will always have these in my collection now.

When do I use them?
At the traditional 'toner' stage. After cleansing.

How much are they?
Around £20 UK - $30 US. Yes, my lovely US readers - these are easily accessible to you. :)

For more information on FAB Facial Radiance Pads in the US: www.firstaidbeauty.com
and in the UK they are available from Feel Unique and Beauty Bay.



22 comments:

  1. Just got these on your rec and they're really great- which is to say they give great everyday toning without the dreaded ''flake'' cycle I get every so often from alternating Clarins/P50/Pixi etc. My ONLY quibble is that the pad itself could be a lot bigger! Maybe it's just that I have a big moon face but I'd really like them to be twice the size!

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  2. I love First Aid Beauty. Their Ultra Repair Cream, in my opinion, has saved my skin in many ways. In December I was prescribed a topical acne treatment that completely destroyed my skin, though it certainly did clear up the acne. What was left was a dry, flaky, patchy, irritated mess. I would say within perhaps three days of using their moisturizer and it was back to normal - only this time without acne.
    I've also been using their Dual Repair Power Serum and the Deep Cleanser with Red Clay, and I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time my skin has looked this good!
    I'm so glad you mentioned this line on your blog since, as you stated, few people are familiar with it but they really do have some great offerings.

    Love the blog. Keep up the great work :)

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  3. I've been using these for the past couple weeks and I've really been enjoying their results! Great recommendation.

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  4. Hello Caroline,
    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask - but it is on the topic of AHAs...
    Are you familiar with this mask from Dr Sebagh? http://uk.spacenk.com/deep-exfoliating-mask/MUK200010877.html
    It contains 18% lactic acid and I'm a little worried that it's too strong :/ I'm 25 and perpetually struggling with red blemishes left after spots (if age is relevant)
    I would really appreciate you taking the time to reply! Thank you! <3 <3

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  5. Dear Caroline,

    Is it very bad for my skin using as a toner apple cider vinegar at 10-20% concentration in distilled water?

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  6. These sound well FAB (que the pun haha!) I love there website too they literally answer every single possible question you could have on the brand, there ingredients list looks pretty clean and they don't test on animals bonus, defo want to pick some bits up and at £20 there not super unaffordable too :D great review x

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. ah! i've been using first aid for years now and LOVE it

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  8. I used these for about 6 months, and loved them! When they ran out, I decided to try the Clarins exfoliating lotion because I'd heard so many wonderful things; I used it 3x the first week, and 2x the second, but I think the alcohol in it just did not work for me, despite how much I wanted to love it. I ended up with a giant pimple and red bumps on my cheeks :(.

    I'm going back to the FAB pads!

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  9. I've never heard of this brand before.. where can I locate them in the UK?

    Ash xx

    ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Mrs. Caroline need help! For two months I'm getting married and my skin looks very bad. Full blackheads, pimples. Already ordered oils to wash, tonic pixi and hydraluron. What else could you recommend for acne? What cream or serum on hydraluron?
    I am of Polish and know little English, please forgive and please help.

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  11. Mrs. Caroline need help! For two months I'm getting married and my skin looks very bad. Full blackheads, pimples. Already ordered oils to wash, tonic pixi and hydraluron. What else could you recommend for acne? What cream or serum on hydraluron?
    I am of Polish and know little English, please forgive and please help.

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  12. Pretty sure that some of these ingredients are arguably irritants.

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  13. I'm a big fan of this range. The facial cleanser is a staple for my sensitive red skin.

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  14. Omg, I was going to email you to write about these babies fir the acid tone options! They are great, been using them for the past year. Its really good for those if us looking go avoid alcohol and airs on the side of mote "natural". Great find! You are a gem!

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  15. How do they compare to the Pixi Glow tonic, which I LOVE?

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  16. How do they compare to the Pixi Glow tonic which I LOVE?

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  17. Caroline! Help! Very quick konjac sponge yay or nay?

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  19. I use these and I absolutely love them! Really brightens up the complexion.

    annie || www.raspberphobia.com

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  20. How many uses do you get out of a box/tin? I'm just wondering how often I would have to justify £20.

    http://cupcakesandskirts.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  21. Hi Caroline! I understand you use those after cleansing, but should I use my regular toner after I've used the pads? Confused. Thanks!

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