Oh my, where to begin, where to begin? At first application, I’ll admit, it was a little bit scary putting this red stuff all over my face. Once you start to apply it to your face, it’s fairly translucent. But after you wash it off, oh my! My skin felt so soft and nice!
Many of First Aid Beauty’s products are great for sensitive skin and this is no exception. It didn’t break me out, my skin didn’t feel congested, dry, tight; instead it felt soft and plump. This product is supposed to make your pores appear instantly smaller, that I’m not sure if it is true or not, but if it is, it doesn’t make my skin feel dehydrated like some other cleansers do.
The only downside to this product was that it didn’t remove all my waterproof mascara. It was a little bit of a struggle to get it off with this product and compared to the Fresh Soy Facial Cleanser, it wasn’t as gentle on my eye area. If you love wearing waterproof mascara like I do, you may need a separate cleanser to help remove it (an oil-based one will work wonders). Now, if you are one of those people who don’t wear waterproof anything, you’ll probably love this cleanser. If you do wear waterproof anything, you’ll still probably love this cleanser; just dislike having to take off some of your eye makeup and all your waterproof mascara before hand.
On Sephora.com it says that this cleanser helps your skin by “drawing out the skin’s toxins, this clay cleanser controls outbreaks and reduces sebum production for a more balanced complexion.” I can totally agree with that statement. I was having trouble skin and I felt that I was going to have a break out, red bumps forming into pimples-yuck! I used this cleanser twice a day and by the end of my second cleanse, my skin felt and looked so much better! Oh, and I never broke out! If you use this product enough in advance, you might be able to prevent a break out like I did.
I would recommend this product for all skin types, it didn’t dry out my dry spots, but it didn’t make my oily areas, oily-er–it actually seemed to help reduce the amount of oils my skin produced. Now, it won’t get rid of your oily skin problems, but it will definitely help control it. Because I feel that I have combination skin, I have my dry patches and oily patches, and this product helped to maintain a balance between the two, I would recommend this for all skin types. You could be oily, dry, combo, normal, and I feel you would enjoy this product.
This is a little pricey, coming at you for $24 for 4.7 oz, but I think it’s worth it. For a non-drugstore product, I feel that it isn’t unreasonably priced, as I have seen other cleansers in Sephora that are hitting your $50 area–I sure hope those are outstanding products! Again, if you’re lucky to have either a Sephora or another beauty boutique that sells this product, see if you can get a sample to test it out yourself.
I hope you found this review helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or tweet me. Readers, have any of you tried this product out before? What cleanser are you currently in love with? Let me know!