December 3, 2015

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser Review

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First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser ($26) is a product I recently purchased because I wanted a gentle cleanser that wouldn’t leave my skin tighter or drier than it already is. I typically love using cleansing oil but even that seems to cause my skin to flake up lately so First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser felt like a good pick considering that the brand focuses on drier, sensitive skin (I’m dry just not sensitive).

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser is called a complete facial cleanser that removes makeup as it conditioners. It sounds intriguing as the name “milk oil” seems like it would somehow emulsify during the cleansing process? I dunno, that’s what I took from it anyway.

Apparently this contains coconut seed, avocado, and other hydrating oils so skin is left feeling hydrated after a cleanse. Apparently it it protects and boosts the skin’s moisture levels according to the brand.

As you know I’m quite a fond fan of Asian beauty and skincare. Many Asian brands have cleansing milks but I don’t really like any of them so I guess that should have been a signal to me not to purchase this one.

I hated this.

The formula is a light fluid cream and the instructions say to massage it on dry skin and rinse with water after if you want. If I want? I don’t get it. Isn’t the point of the product to remove makeup? If I don’t remove it after with a tissue or wipe it off or rinse it off somehow wouldn’t my makeup still be ok!? Why would they think it would be a good idea to offer an option to rinse it off…? That’s just dumb.

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser swatches

Anyway…. I removed my eye makeup first which is what I normally do and proceeded to take about four pumps of this and massage it into my face. I didn’t notice a fragrance those those curious but I have a little cold so keep that in mind. It feels ok if not a little thing as I massage on. After I rinsed. And I felt absolutely not clean. I decided to put things to the test and after rinsing I dried my face and did a pass on my face with a cotton pad soaked in Bioderma Cleansing Water. And this proved why I didn’t feel clean as the cotton pad came away with makeup on it plus add to the fact that I had smears of mascara around my cheeks after rinsing as well. Typically I use a bi-phase eye makeup remover to get my eye makeup off but sometimes it doesn’t get ALL my waterproof mascara so I depend on my cleansing oil to remove that last little bit of mascara but sadly, it was still around after using the cleansing milk so yeah, mega fail all around! As far as moisture I wouldn’t say this provided any moisture and my skin still felt a little tight after cleansing.

All in all First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser was a sad fail for me. I’d avoid it unless you wear very minimal makeup!

Tried it?

Do share your experience with the formula!

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  • Jane

    Dang. I hate product fails.

    Albolene. I am going to save mine for deep winter, and you have to be okay with mineral oil, but good lord. Your skin will be well softened and protected!

  • Jennifer

    I LOVE this stuff, but I definitely feel like its mis-marketed. I use it to take the day off BUT I am very light handed with my makeup and if I used a lot of eye makeup that day I use an eyemakup remover first. I also always rinse it off because it just feels wrong to rub it in and just…. leave it there?

    • Isabella Muse

      right? The “May be rinsed off if desired” makes me laugh a little. What in the world? Why wouldn’t you want to rinse it off?

  • Katherine T.

    Oh no! I was super curious about this product and wanted to try it, glad I held off. I thought the exact same thing you did, it was a milky cleanser that you massaged in, turns into cleansing oil, then you just rinse away. Ugh, I hate cleansers that don’t rinse well. Thanks for saving me money. I’m really liking the Belif Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist, got it from Sephora. It doesn’t remove waterproof eye makeup, but it removes everything else — sunscreen, primer, full coverage foundation, powder, etc. It has 20% glycerin but rinses clean, and as long as I only use a small amount, it won’t dry my face out. I’ve been using for almost 3 months and it cleans so well, I haven’t touched my Clarisonic since I got it

    • Isabella Muse

      Yeah right? I thought it morphed or something! But nope, it’s like a really basic cold cream! My pleasure 🙂 I’ll have to check that out!!!

  • Nicole

    Isabella or anyone, have you tried TATCHA Camellia Cleansing Oil? It doesn’t make your skin oily but it really does leave your skin hydrated and clean.
    I have been testing out their line of products. I can tell you about the other products I have tried if you are interested and they have these nice trial size sets and I won’t even pretend they are not a pricey but I was finally inclined to try it when I hit a few OTO’s on QVC. I’m glad I did. I thought my cleanser was doing a good job, and it was considering the price difference, but at my age my skin needs a little more TLC. ☺️

  • Jean

    Maybe it’s just not worded correctly? I suppose it could say “rinse” or “wipe” with a cloth?
    I highly doubt they meant for you to actually leave it on.

  • lulu

    i loooooooooooooooooove this product…It cleans my face without any harshness and no it..