November 17, 2015

First Aid Beauty Freshen Up Review

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First Aid Beauty Freshen Up

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.

First Aid Beauty Freshen Up Set

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.

First Aid Beauty lip balm swatches

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

Do you use First Aid Beauty?

Do share your thoughts on the brand!

First Aid Beauty Freshen Up5

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Agona

    I have dry/combo skin that I dry out a lot due to acne products I use but I actually found GlamGlow’s Thirsty Mud more moisturizing than First Aid’s Oatmeal Mask. (I prefer Epicuren’s hydrating mask best though.) That’s really the only First Aid product I’ve tried.

  • kimkats

    Hey Muse!! Funny you would post about First Aid Beauty – I love that they have loads of little travel/trial sized kits. I bought one a few weeks ago with the Ultra repair liquid, the oatmeal face mask and the ultra repair cream. the mask and cream are in resealable packets, and the repair liquid is in individual “serving sized” ampoule/packet things. I like the repair cream quite a bit – it’s pretty heavy duty, but not greasy on me.

    I just literally minutes ago ordered the First Aid Cleanse and exfoliate kit with a 2 oz cleanser and 10 exfoliating pads for $10 just so I could get the Josie Maran 500 point perk. Sad, but hey… a girls’ gotta do what she’s gotta do! 😀 I hope I like the cleanser = but I’m such a skin care h0, I think I will… 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      I think I got that set too Kim! 🙂 I’m trying the repair cream myself and like it too! lol!!!!!!!! ah the life of a beauty junkie right?

  • Jenn

    I love their Ultra Repair Cream! It’s thick, and smells a tiny bit like A&D ointment, but it’s surprisingly perfect for my dry skin, even on my face. I really thought it was going to be too heavy, but it sinks in beautifully.

  • Janessa

    I absolutely love FAB. Their cleanser booted Purity Made Simple from my regular cleansing routine last year. I have pretty sensitive skin and have explored a lot of the line without ever having an issue. They truly are a hidden gem.

  • Rachel

    I love both the face mist and the lip balm! The face mist is fragrance free but it still smells nice cause of the natural extracts. I have sensitive skin and the citrus in this doesn’t bother me at all. I would agree that its definitely not a setting spray but it might be good if you wore a powder foundation and used a couple sprays to offset the powdery finish. I think its best used on bare skin as a refresher in the morning. The lip balm is great before bed. I think of this set as a morning and night combo. I’m a fan! I actually bought 5 of the sets during the VIB sale! 2 for me and 3 for gifts 🙂 I also got the Eye Duty Triple Remedy and the Peace, Joy and Fab set. I’m liking both of those too.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! Glad to hear it Rachel 🙂 It was a really nice inexpensive set to grab up!

  • Miranda

    I’m loving all these gift sets they’re putting out… really awesome values!