Monday, November 24, 2014

Product Review - Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty

I received the Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty as a sample via an order with Sephora. I have quite dry skin on my hands and, with the change of season, I was looking forward to trying something new.

I do like the product but I don't exactly love it. I like that it is lightweight and feels very hydrating: it feels like my skin is drinking it up. However, I actually prefer shea butter creams as they feel like they hydrate my hands better. I feel like I'd need to reapply the Ultra Repair Cream more frequently during the day than the shea butter creams. Also, it has sort of a weird unscented smell. I know, that's counterintuitive. But there's like a smidge of a scent and it's just something that smells a little odd to me.

They do say that you can apply this cream from head to toe and a number of reviews on the Sephora website mention using it as a facial moisturizer. Well, it is lightweight enough to be used as a moisturizer but I don't have dry enough skin on my face to vouch for how it would feel. I did put some of the cream on my elbows and knees. While it hydrated well, I don't know that it felt that much different than my normal body moisturizer, which is Curel and is much cheaper.

The price isn't bad with the 2 oz tube is $12 and the 6 oz jar is $28. I'm just not sure that I liked it enough to invest in it. It was a great sample to try, though. And I can see that some people might really enjoy this product.