First Aid Beauty Gentle Body Wash
I received this product in one of the beauty boxes that I subscribe to (I think I received this product in a glossy box). Before this product I hadn't heard of the brand or the product and from my experience of this product I won't be buying any more.
- About the product and packaging
I have a small travel size of the body wash, which is 56.7g or 2 us fl oz. The packaging is gorgeous, this is one of my favourite points about this product is the almost retro/American packaging. Although one thing about the packaging that I hate is the cheap material; the lid broke the second time I opened the bottle! This body wash is allergy tested, fragrance free and it does not contain any parabens or chemicals. Dermatologist recommended, apparently too, so it sounds great doesn't it!
- Using the product
I only managed to get a just over a weeks use out of this bottle, which is a little bit disappointing especially considering the full price. The texture and cosnsitency of the body wash are really nice; it has a really smooth creamy consistency like any other average body wash though. The texture is also really nice, thick but not too thick. As for the scent, there is none, this product is designed for those who have sensitive skin so there is not scent really to this product. I don't have sensitive skin on my body at all so this feature of the product isn't really appealing to me but for those who do have sensitive skin I think this product may be worth looking at - it didn't irritate my skin in anyway at all.
The body wash lathers up fairly well but I did have to use quite a bit of product each time to get a god lather. As this product is a creamy white colour and it is unscented it makes for a very boring shower gel, in my opinion and I do prefer scented bath/body products. This wash did not irritate my skin at all (although I don't have sensitive skin) and it left my skin feeling fairly clean and smooth. Overall, I find this product to be really quite average and it is definitely not something special - although if you have sensitive skin you may find this product more useful.
- Price and availability
I received a travel size in a glossy box but the full size product is 226g (8oz ) and it is priced at £10 which I think is really quite expensive for a body wash especially as it doesn't do anything special, for me anyway. This product can be bought from: feelunique which has free worldwide delivery!
*Doesn't irritate my skin (although my skin isn't actually sensitive so this product isn't really for me)
*Leaves my skin feeling fairly clean and smooth
*Really expensive for a shower gel/body wash at £10, in my opinion
*Doesn't do anything special at all, for me anyway
*Unscented, no colours and really quite boring!
Thank you for reading my rant, I mean review!
FABulous beauty wash?
This is a review of a gentle body wash made by First Aid Beauty (FAB). I received a travel sized bottle in a beauty box and was interested to try the body wash and more about the company that make FAB products.
Price and availability
This is quite expensive for a body wash, which retails at £10 for 237g. This is slightly cheaper than the index card that comes with the beauty box which said £13 for 226.8g. I think either price is quite a lot for a shower gel so was expecting good things from this little bottle! The whole FAB range sells at Boots and can be seen at boots.com
The packaging has quite an old fashioned look to it, with silver 'sun beams' that look quite art deco to me. Packaged in a white plastic bottle with a flip top lid and a mild sage green label. I was a little confused as I felt like the packaging should be a bit more luxurious and glam for a top brand product like this.
This product says its key ingredients areFAB Antioxidant Booster, a blend of powerful botanical antioxidants to combat free radicals and to prevent photo aging. Citric Acid renews skin at a cellular level and Glycerin moisturises and provides barrier protection. The product is aimed at people with dry, itchy or reactive skin or as a mild alternative for healthy skin. That'd be everyone covered then!
It seems like a big claim for a shower gel to be anti ageing but if it moisturises as well as cleansing then I can believe this to be true to an extent. I was expecting big results from my bottle to justify the price tag. Upon opening I sniffed before using just in case and it just smelt mild and clean and for some reason not the medicated or tea tree smell I was expecting!
I used the body wash with a shower puff to make it go a long way and last a bit longer and it felt clean and nice to use. It didn't foam a lot but it did enough to get clean with. There is no overpowering fragrance, just a fresh smelling body wash. I can appreciate that it is safe for sensitive skin and it might be a good one to take on holiday if you've had a bit of sun exposure.
I like to use a product that has no parabens or harsh chemicals or colourants in it, it is something the whole family can safely use. As the manufacturers are called 'First Aid Beauty' I was expecting a medicated wash as I think I had a first aid kit in mind! I think the company name is a little misleading.
As for the product, I really can't fault it, except to say that it seems a bit pricey for what you get. If you have really sensitive skin it is probably worth it though . I would be interested to try other products in the range to see if they are wonder products or not. I don't think you can establish this from one product and as there are cheaper body wash products on the market I probably won't be buying this one at £10 a bottle.