Beauty Road Test: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Concentrate
Dry, damaged skin will sigh in relief after you use First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Concentrate.
Bettys, I’ve been in a cleaning frenzy lately. It’s sort of like spring cleaning times two. Every weekend, I’m throwing things out, ripping apart a room, dusting, mopping… and all this work has been really rough on my hands. Since I don’t have a dishwasher, my hands are in hot water every day doing dishes.
By the end of the weekend, my hands are usually extremely dry, itchy, sore and scary looking. When the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Concentrate Intense Therapy All-purpose beauty cream ($28, firstaidbeauty.com) showed up in our mailbox, you bet I grabbed that puppy.
The balm is super-rich and highly concentrated. You only need a small amount to work into your hands, feet or wherever your skin is dry and damaged. It’s strong enough and gentle enough to bring relief to eczema sufferers. Heck, you can even use it on your cuticles.
It doesn’t contain parabens, harsh chemicals or colorants. It does contain colloidal oatmeal, Allantoin, Shea butter, beeswax and ceramides.
According to FAB’s site, within 15 minutes of application, skin hydration is improved 116 percent. Well, when I tried it, the effect was immediate. I’m not kidding, it absorbed quickly and my hands started to feel, well, human again. I’ve been keeping the jar on my coffee table. When I get a moment to sit, I use it and feel relief.
Because the product is super concentrated, you need a very small amount. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to discover the right amount, because my hands always feel a little greasy. I’d rather have mildly greasy mitts than red, rough hands that looked like they clawed through a wall.
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.