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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Very Big Disappointment: First-Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

First of all, I am the only one in the world that hates the First-Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. No, seriously, it's documented. There are over 1,000 reviews for this stuff on Sephora.com and it averages 5 stars. I purchased this product thinking it was going to be my saving grace to the horrible dry skin I've been encountering through the weather change and usage of heat in my home. It turned out to not be a saving grace. In fact, it made my skin scream bloody murder and beg to be released from its unmerciful clutches. There is something in this face cream that burns my skin. So much so that I had to run to a towel and bury my face in it until the burning subsided. I am pretty sure the burn inducing component is Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus in a cough drop equals good, Eucalyptus rubbed all over an already sensitive face equals very BAD. Although, if you aren't sensitive to this stuff and you rub it all over your face, it may be used to cure the common cold.

Not only did it burn me but it made my dry skin worse. Seriously, it made dry patches appear that weren't even there yet prior to using this cream. Very counter-productive. It boggles my mind that there are so many people that love and adore this product and say that it took care of their dry skin instantly. 

But I refuse to be completely negative with my review, so the good thing is that this cream can be used elsewhere on your body and my hands don't seem to be as resistant to it as my face is. Plus it was only $12 because I chose to buy the small 2 oz size and don't feel its worth it to return at this point. For those of you that may want to give this stuff a try, it is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, GMOs, and pthalates. That being said, it is full of major disappointment.

It's been a long time since I've totally hated a product I've purchased. That is because I usually read tons of reviews to gauge its potential.  Which I did and it backfired. And lit my face on fire. Back to the drawing board.

3 comments:

  1. Ouch! Apparently it also got 9.7 stars on Total Beauty. I hate having anything menthol-y on my face too.

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  2. I quite hate it too. So maybe your the number one who hates it, and I am the 1.5th person who dislikes it. :)

    Georgia Cosmetology License

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  3. I personally have oily skin & avoid mint, eucalyptus etc on the face because it increases oil production for me. Actually, I think this is the first ever face cream I've heard of having eucalyptus in it.....WTH were they thinking? Mint I could understand. Menthol I could understand. Although I can't use them on my own face. But eucalyptus? Sounds pretty boneheaded on the part of the product developers to me.

    What did they replace the parabens with BTW? I'm always suspicious of 'paraben-free' products as they've got to replace it with another preservative. A lot of those options can be even worse than parabens.

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