|Aloe Plus Soothing Gel c/o First Aid Beauty|
The brand: First Aid Beauty was launched in 2009 after Lilli Gordan (a beauty industry veteran) felt that there was a lack of luxury beauty products for people with sensitive skin. They were either too 'medicated' or heavily perfumed, which can often cause irritation. She created First Aid Beauty to provide effective luxury products that treat skincare issues like eczema and acne.
The product: Aloe Plus is a soothing gel that cools and calms your skin, whilst also reducing irritation. It is free from harsh chemicals and known allergens like parabens, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes, and can be used by people with sensitive skin.
I have been using this product every day since I received it. Initially I was unsure whether I 'needed' to use it, as it said it was great for soothing sunburn and shaving rashes, of which I had neither. However whilst studying the bottle I saw that it could be used on the face, as well as the rest of the body. I sometimes find that my face feels quite hot and just generally 'icky'
when I first take my make up off, so decided to apply the product to see if it made any difference. I have to say, it really
does cool your skin down as soon as you've rubbed it in. It is light on the skin and soaks in straight away, so you are left feeling fresh rather than sticky or greasy. I also like the fact that it is fragrance free, as I sometimes find that perfumed products can be a little too much on my face, especially in the evening.
I actually got quite badly sun burnt a few weeks ago (remember when we thought Summer had started?) and could have done with using this product then! Obviously I am not hoping to get sun burnt again (it's never going to happen in this weather anyway) but if I do catch the sun at some point, I will definitely be applying Aloe + in hope that it works its magic.
The Packaging: FAB tend to keep their packaging very simple looking, as they believe its more important to concentrate on what's inside! As you can see in the image above, Aloe + comes in a white squeezy bottle, featuring red, silver and grey text. It clearly states what the product is, what it is used for and what ingredients have been used to make it. The packaging isn't the sort that would really make the product stand out amongst others on a shelf in a store, however I quite like how simple it is, as it reflects the 'natural' ethics and values that the company promotes.
|Inside the bottle...|
Where to buy:
First Aid Beauty: $20 for 4 oZ (113.4g)
Boots: £14.00 for 4 oZ (113.4g)
Beauty Bay: £11.00 (reduced from £14.00) for 4 oZ (113.4g)
As much as I like the product, I don't feel like I 'need' it, but it is a nice addition to my skincare routine. I think it is definitely worth a try if you frequently suffer from heat rashes, or irritated skin. First Aid Beauty have a whole range of products suitable for sensitive skin types. I can definitely see myself purchasing from them in the near future, as I really like what the brand stands for. I would particularly like to try their facial radiance pads and ultra repair beauty balm.
Have you tried anything from FAB before?
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*Thank you Olivia at nobull communications for sending the product for review*