First Aid Beauty is raved about quite a lot within the beauty community however I’ve never been overly impressed with what I’ve tried from the brand, with the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads being a prime example. I’ve read nothing but high praise for them but I didn’t think they were anything special, and they certainly aren’t worth their £24 price tag in my opinion as I think the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Pads are considerably more effective and they’re less than half the price. One of my lovely friends very kindly gave me a pot of the First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads to try as she already had some and didn’t need two so I figured I’d give them a try and see if my opinion on First Aid Beauty as a brand could be changed. Their products are all pretty expensive and I’ve tried numerous products including their 5 in 1 Face Cream which had the strongest SPF scent I’ve ever come across and felt really greasy on my skin and their Skin Rescue Purifying Mask which seriously made me break out so it’s safe to say I didn’t have the highest of hopes for the First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads.
The First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads are £24 and contain 60 small, circular textured pads. First Aid Beauty claim that the pads help to prevent breakouts and control oil production in combination, oily and acne prone skin types and are specially formulated with a unique and highly effective blend of specialised ingredients. The Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads help to tighten enlarged pores and mattify the skin and are said to be gentle enough for sensitive complexions. The pads can be swiped over the skin once or twice a day after cleansing and have the following benefits;
– Clears and prevents breakouts
– Controls oil and sebum production
– Corrects uneven skin texture and minimises pores
The pads look identical to the Nip & Fab Glycolic Pads except the First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads have a much stronger, overpowering scent in comparison which I don’t find to be particularly pleasant and the scent lingers on the skin for a good half an hour at least after using them. I never experience any ‘sting’ with the N&F pads but I definitely do with these even though they’re supposedly OK for sensitive skin, and I don’t find they leave my skin feeling as smooth and refined as I’d hope they would and I don’t find they help my blemishes either. I suffer from frequent hormonal breakouts which no product can ever stop but these pads don’t quicken the healing time, or reduce any inflammation so I can’t help feeling they’re pretty useless for my skin type as I don’t have oil/sebum issues. I’m really glad I didn’t pay £24 for these pads as I’d feel a little cheated and I couldn’t recommend them to those that suffer with hormonal breakouts like myself as the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Pads are much, much better and a lot more affordable too. Seeing as these pads are now the fourth disappointing product from FAB that I’ve tried, I’m not in a rush to try anymore as I haven’t found anything I like but I’m hoping one day I will.
Have you ever tried any First Aid Beauty products?