I picked up the First Aid Beauty Freshen Up Set ($15) on a whim at Sephora earlier this month as I wanted to start exploring the First Aid Beauty brand for myself. The brand is long since out of its infancy stages but I’m actually just now delving into it for myself. From my understanding many of their offerings are excellent for drier skin and that fits my me to the bill.
The First Aid Beauty Freshen Up Set is kinda a mismatch duo as it contains First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy. So one item for your face, one for you lips, a little mismatched but I’ll take it.
Typically First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy is $12 and this is a full size you get in the set so it’s almost as if you’re paying $3 for the tiny 1 oz face mist (a 2 oz size of the mist is $16 so you’re saving about $5 here).
I think the Vitamin Hydrating Mist can be a potentially confusing product as according to the brand they are safe for sensitive skin types and allergy tested and free from artificial fragrances but many this is heavy on the fragrance. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really don’t mind fragrance in my skincare but if you’re a brand that’s catered towards sensitive skin types well, maybe the heavier fragrance is a bad idea. On that note, I’ll say, I liked it. The scent is quite nice! It’s sort of a pretty zesty citrus fragrance which comes from the citrus extracts that the formula contains.
This is a water based facial mist that feels quite refreshing and hydrating on my skin but I think it could be potentially irritating to sensitive skin types as although water based it does have citrus extracts. First Aid Beauty claims it is great to add moisture to skin which is does beautifully but it also says it works great as a makeup setting mist as well which I would not recommend. If you’re using it to set makeup it’ll like remove it more than prolong it due to some of the ingredients and also the fact and comes out of the bottle in a very heavy mist. So I’d skip out on using it to set your makeup!
If you read my blog you already know I’m a face mist junkie so I’ll say that I’m glad I got to try the Vitamin Hydrating Mist in this set but it’s likely not something I’d purchase as a full size. It’s nice enough and provides a good deal of moisture but not quite enough to have me yearning for a full size.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy is kinda a dupe up of Jack Black Lip Balm but I actually like it a lot more. I don’t really like Jack Black’s formula as it seems to sit on my lips but First Aid Beauty’s formula is almost the same consistency and texture but it sinks in a lot better. This is a very thick vaseline-like consistency that applies easily and absorbs into lips nicely providing excellent moisture. It really softens and smooths lips quite nicely and with Winter coming it’ll be a nice treat for my chap-prone lips. It does have a subtle minty flavor and taste so keep that in mind if you’re sensitive.
This is actually a nice budget friendly set to check out some of First Aid Beauty’s offerings. At $15 you get a very generously sized face mist at nearly half the cost of a full size one plus the lip balm. So if you’ve been meaning to try the mist this is a nice way to do so plus get the lip balm along with your purchase! It also means you don’t have to commit to a full size mist without trying it first!
The First Aid Beauty Freshen Up Set is available for a limited time this Holiday season at Sephora and Sephora.com.
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