PRODUCT REVIEW: THE GLOWING DUO FROM FIRST AID BEAUTY!
I have talked about the Facial Radiance Pads from First Aid Beauty many, many times on Instagram and on my blog too (full review here) I discover these pads about two years ago and immediately they became a staple in my skincare routine.
So, when a little box arrived to my door step including these newer additions to the line, I was completely thrilled because we all now that exfoliation is the KEY to RADIANT skin.
FACIAL RADIANCE INTENSIVE PEEL: To start, let me just say this peel is INTENSE! So, If you use FAB products because you have sensitive skin ... STOP for a minute and make sure you do a 30 seconds patch test prior to using these peel, because it is definitely up there in intensity with Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Strength peel pads. The slight difference between these two ... the Dr. Dennis Gross pads include a neutralizer so you only feel a slight tingling sensation (during application). This peel, on the other hand tingles way more and if you leave it for too long it can trigger a burning sensation.
WHAT IT DOES: This peels helps resurface, smooth and brighten the skin by removing away dead skin cells.
THE TECHNOLOGY: This formula is pretty unique. Is a peel and a detoxifying mask all in one. It uses three powerful exfoliators: Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Mucor Miehi extract to Re-Texturize the skin, plus a combination of Clay and Active Charcoal that work together to draw out skin toxins, impurities and purify the skin. So you have the benefits of a chemical exfoliant mixed in with the detoxifying action of the clay mask. BRILLIANT!!!
HOW TO USE IT : Apply it to clean, dry skin using the damp sponge that comes with it or your fingers. My suggestion ... Use a light layer and make sure to leave it on for ONE MINUTE ONLY! No more. Then, gradually you can build up the time until you reach the full five minutes.
Little side story: I didn't follow the instructions, left it on for too long and definitely felt a burning sensation on my skin for a good 15 min. Afterward my skin was fine and GLOWING! but, I learn my lesson and now I only use it for two minutes maximum.
FINAL THOUGHTS: If your on the hunt for a Multi-Acid peel that provides professional level Results this, is definitely an amazing option. Is quick and easy to use, oily and combination types would really love the added benefit of the active charcoal in it. And because you only need a light layer this little pot would last you a very long time. Oh, and before I forget ... this intense peel worked amazingly on my chest area and the back of my hands ... two body parts we usually neglect and can often use a powerful treatment to bring them back to life ;) .
Two last things; make sure you hydrate your skin really well afterwards with any basic moisturizer and use a 30 or 50 SPF Sunscreen ! Your beautiful new, GLOWING skin will really appreciated.
FACIAL RADIANCE IllUMINATING MOISTURAIZER:
Have you heard about #GLOTIONS! Well this is one of the newest trend in skincare and It's basically your regular daily lotion with lots of GLOW!
WHAT I LOVE: The shade, the feel, the look! This light diffusing gel cream gives my skin the most beautiful and flattering glow. Skin looks Lit-from within (I mean look at the pic above)
And as the First Aid Beaty team describes... "the Micro Pearls In it help to amplify skin natural radiance for a beautiful luminous effect" and I completely agree.
THE SHADE: A universally flattering pearly/pink with soft champagne flexs.
THE PACKAGING: Not my favorite! the bottle is lightweight and easy to carry around which I LOVE. But I'm definitely not a big fan of the brush because some of the product gets trapped inside the bristles, dries out and then balls up. Oh! and because it takes a bit longer for the product to reach the tip of the brush, I'm always unsure if I squeeze too little or too much ... and often, is too much.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I love this moisturizer, I use it right before I apply my primer and it gives my skin that beautiful natural healthy glow I'm always looking for. It Looks amazing under any foundation and it doesn't disrupt the longevity or wear of it. I highly recommend this moisturizer for any skin type, specially oily and combination gals that are trying to add a bit more glow to their complexion but want to avoid shine. (*)