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When it comes to cleansers, texture and scent is as important to me as the actual performance is – I love something luxurious for the mundane task of getting rid of the daily makeup and grime, it helps me unwind at night. Now the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser is unscented, but the texture, a pearly white whipped cream like product, made up for the lack of sensory entertainment.
It could have been perfect for winter skin (More info: How to best take care of your skin in winter) if there hadn’t been one minor issue…
Let’s take a closer look at how it performs, the ingredients and why I personally would not buy it again.
What First Aid Beauty claims
A fragrance-free, gentle cleanser that is safe for sensitive skin and effectively removes makeup, dirt, and impurities, leaving skin soft and supple.
Facts about the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser
Prize and size
One tube contains 142 g and is available for 20,95 € on the website here. It is vegan.
Texture and smell
The most interesting thing about the Pure Skin Face Cleanser is the texture and color. It is pearly white and looks like whipped cream when it comes out of the tube, really beautiful. There is no perfume, so you only get a faint scent of cream when applying it.
How to use the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Cleanser
First Aid Beauty tells you to massage the cleanser into damp skin, so you can do either that or mix in a little water in your hand to froth it up before you apply it to your face. (More info: Which cleanser is best for your skin type?)
The whipped mouse turns into a light foam that is non-stripping and able to get rid of makeup okayish, but for me stings my eyes quite badly. My skin felt clean and calm after using it, even after a day spent out in the cold, so I can imagine it being great for those with irritated skin looking for a gentle cleanse and with less irritable eyes than mine.
Ingredients of the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Cleanser
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There is Glycerin as humectant, a few emollients and a list of several cleansing agents perceived as especially gentle. There is also Green Tea Extract as antioxidant, Allantoin and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice for soothing and then Licorice Root Extract as well as Ascorbyl Palmitate, a Vitamin C derivative, which could be skin brightening. (More info: Everything you need to know about Vitamin C in skin care)
I don’t think the effect will be strong in a wash-off product, but didn’t want to leave it unmentioned.
Does it live up to its claims?
It never claims to be good for eye makeup removal, just to remove makeup, and that it does.
How does it compare to…
The Inkey List Oat Meal Cleansing Balm
Featured quite frequently on here as one of my favorite balm cleansers, The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm is the one all other cleansers for sensitive skin are measured against. Now this is a balm to oil rather than a mousse to foam product, but both are great in keeping the skin soft and supple. I much prefer The Inkey Lists version because it does not irritate my eyes and gets rid of makeup with ease, but some people complain that it leaves a slight film on their skin (I never experienced that), and for those the First Aid Beauty version might be a good alternative.
You can read my full review of The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm here.
Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser to?
I will not repurchase the cleanser, simply because it stings my eyes. I need something to get every bit of makeup off my face and don’t have the patience to use a separate eye makeup remover. If that isn’t an issue for you or your skin is very dry though, this is a great choice of cleanser for you.
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