First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is an effective, gentle cleanser good for sensitive skin. It doesn’t contain sulfates or soaps that can strip skin of its natural oils. So when you use it, it leaves skin feeling clean, fresh, and soft. Not dry or tight. It is quite creamy but with a whipped texture and it has pearlescent look to it. It isn’t super foamy, but it does foam up a little.
I find that it removes makeup pretty well. But if you are wearing a lot then you may find that you need to remove it before cleansing. Especially with eye makeup of the waterproof variety. I prefer to use it in the morning, since there is no makeup to remove and it leaves skin feeling really nice and ready for makeup prep.
As I mentioned, this face cleanser is sulfate free. It is also free of alcohol, fragrance, parabens, colorants, and silicones. First Aid Beauty is also cruelty free.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Coloyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, White Tea Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Allantoin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
For the most part, when using this in the morning, it’s been a really effective and gentle cleanser that leaves skin feeling healthy. I went away for a long weekend and took this as my only cleanser, and by the end of the 4 days I had started to have some clogged pores around my chin and cheeks. So perhaps this either doesn’t remove makeup well enough in the longer term, or the hydrating formula was a bit much for my oily, acne-prone skin. I still like it for once daily use though.
So I definitely recommend this more for normal to dry skin types that are not going to be as prone to clogged pores. But if you are oily and prone to pore clogging like I am, then perhaps stick to once daily and use a cleanser that is a little less creamy and hydrating for evening.