Today I am going to review a fairly new product in my routine, the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty. I have been struggling with dry skin for a while now, and winters are always the hardest on my skin, so I wanted to find a product that would really take care of it.
I got the bigger size (6 oz or 170.1g) of the product which comes in a jar. I would prefer the product to come in a squeezy tube to minimize bacteria in the product. You can actually get the smaller size (2.0 oz or 56.7g) in a tube. The small tube is 12 US dollars at Sephora and contains a third of the amount of the big size. 12 times 3 is 36 dollars. That is what you would pay for the same amount of product as in the big jar, which is sold for 30 dollars at Sephora.
What I’m trying to say is that you can decide if you think it’s worth to buy the small size just to get it in a tube. I would personally consider getting the smaller one for traveling but otherwise, I’m fine with my big sized product. I just make sure I have clean hands.
Now on to the actual product. First of all, it’s formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Alcohol and without any harsh chemicals and artificial colorants. It is also cruelty-free. All of this I find to be very good. I prefer my moisturizer not to have a strong scent since it’s the last layer in my skincare routine at night. I don’t want my skin to smell when I’m going to sleep, but maybe that’s just me and my hypersensitive nose. 😉
The actual formula is white, thick and creamy but without being heavy at all. It glides on very smoothly and sinks into the skin quite quickly. This is what made me love the moisturizer the most, that the product feels thick and soothing on the skin but without the heavy greasy feeling.
The key ingredient in the product is colloidal oatmeal, which is good for calming the skin and any issues it may have. It also contains shea butter and allantoin, which both help moisturize and calm the skin. You can actually use this product on your whole body and it’s even suitable for babies. I just wouldn’t use it under makeup since it sometimes pills up a little bit. That is also my only negative critique of the product.
How I use it
I use it as the last step in my skincare routine. I apply it all over my face and neck. Sometimes I remember to take a little bit down my decolletage as well (I need to get better at that). And the next day I wake up with plump, soft and smooth skin. I think most people could use it, but a cream like this is best suited for someone with really dry skin or combination dry skin, applied to your dry areas.
So all in all, this is a winner for me. If I had to rate it I would give it 4,5 out of 5. If it didn’t pill up on my neck sometimes it would probably get a 5 out of 5, I love it that much. I am keen on looking more into First Aid Beauty as a brand and discovering more products from them. Have you tried something from them that you love? Leave it in the comments, I would love to know! Good luck with your skin!! 😉