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How are you doing today! Summers are already in with hot, humid waves around, and summers mean open pores, frequent need of touch ups and a handy bag full of toner and wipes for me. Thankfully, I am ready to face the summer with my Amorepacific skin care products apart from drinking gallons of water, and not to forget sunscreen. Anyway, I need to change my skin care regimen every 3-4 months, and also change my cleanser or facial cream for better results. However, exceptions are always there and I do find consistency in some of my skin care purchases, it’s rare though! Recently, I came across First Aid Red Clay Infused Cleanser and I could not resist myself from trying it as my previous cleanser seems to be in equilibrium phase with my skin. First Aid Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, preferably very oily and combination skin gals, though I still love my Boscia Black Detoxifying Cleanser more exceptionally! Please read on further to know more about First Aid Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with red clay.
$24 for 4.7 oz (134 gm), price excludes shipping charges and taxes.
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Bisabolol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Illite, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).
A gel cleanser to detox, cleanse, and unclog pores. This foaming gel cleanser removes excess oils, unclogs pores, and purifies the skin with a powerful combination of red clay, rosemary leaf oil, and botanical antioxidants. By drawing out the skin’s toxins, this clay cleanser controls outbreaks and reduces sebum production for a more balanced complexion. Pores will instantly appear smaller, and the complexion will feel deeply cleansed. Perfect for anyone with problem-prone, combination, or oily skin or as a deep treatment cleanse for normal skin, this foaming gel cleanser removes makeup, dirt, and grime. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates.
This shiny red cleanser comes in sturdy, opaque, white and red tube packaging with flip top cap. It is slight runny in nature and often tends to bleed from the tube which should be taken care of. I don’t think it would be travel friendly considering the loose fit cap, it may be just one default piece though. It has a slight “paan” leaf and clay scent which is not overpowering.
My Experience with First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser:
I had been using Andalou Meyer cleanser for a while and I am pretty much happy with that cleanser. However, my skin demands a little extra care and deep cleansing as it often tends to attract dirt, blackheads and what not! Hence when I read about First Aid Red Clay Infused Cleanser, I had to get it. Let me tell you that after trying Boscia Detoxyfing Cleanser, I have not been able to love any other cleanser, though I like my current purchases, but nothing has worked better than Boscia.
Talking about the cleanser, it is slightly runny and a shiny red cleanser; I can see tiny red clay particles as well! It’s impressive to note that a single drop makes immense lather. I observed that one part cleanser and 4-5 parts water makes ideal foam which is enough for my face and neck. Post washing, my face looks squeaky clean, but since 2-3 weeks, I am observing that it just rips moisture off my skin and post wash, I badly need a heavy dose of moisturizer, else my skin tends to show signs of freckles and fine lines *scary* It works best at night though I need a heavy dose of moisture. By morning, my skin feels dewy and touchably soft.
There are times when this cleanser gave me squeaky clean skin with refined pores and skin tone, but nowadays, it seems it’s too much for my sensitive skin. I cannot use it twice a day; it gives me slightly rough skin as if it’s craving for moisture. Hence I use it in conjunction with Andalou Meyer Cleanser and Ole Henriksen Night Gel, which takes care of my acne-prone skin apart from using Amorepacific Day Moisturizer and Eye Cream. I feel this cleanser will work best on very oily skin in hot/humid climate.
We experience weird climatic conditions where days are hot yet dry (we need humidifiers all day long) and hence these cleansers often give me dry and scaly skin. Considering its price (nearly equal to Boscia Detoxifying Cleanser), I feel I have better choices as well. The good things about this cleanser are that it gives me shine-free skin for 4-5 hours and I do feel clean skin for a few hours. Other than that, I don’t feel I am serious about this cleanser, it is not effective against my nasty blackheads on my nose, I still notice zits surprisingly!
Moreover, I observed that it rinses away traces of foundation and face powder, but it is not effective in removing eyeliners, lip colors and lip stains completely. I do feel the need of deep cleansing and I am consistently using OH walnut scrub which takes care of my open pores, uneven skin tone and rough patches. Probably it will work best on problem-free oily skin, my skin is too much to mend for 😛 I feel it will last me a couple of months till the scorching and drying months of May/June and I may give it a second thought if it takes care of my concerns during that time. Otherwise, I won’t consider it in my next shopping list. I may only recommend this cleanser to oily/combination skin girls who are blessed with clear, problem free skin, may be you will get to notice great results! I wonder if it helps dry skin girls as my super oily skin requires immediate hydration post wash.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser:
- A foaming gel which claims to detoxify and purify skin with goodness of red clay, rosemary leaf extract, etc.
- It is formulated without sulfates, parabens and phthalates.
- A tiny drop makes immense foam with water, sufficient enough for face and neck.
- It keeps my face oil free and clean for good 4-5 hours.
- It clears dirt and refines pores up to some extent.
- It works well in conjunction with other brand skin care stuff and acid peels.
Cons of First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser:
- It may not be effective on problematic skin with acne, blackheads, or white heads, as I still notice blackheads and zits on my skin.
- It may rip off moisture if used twice a day; even though my skin is oily, I cannot use it twice a day.
- It does not remove makeup completely, I need to use oil or makeup remover prior to this cleanser.
- Sometimes, it makes my skin so rough that I need heavy moisturization to soften my cheeks.
- It is not a deep cleansing cleanser as I need other stuff quite often to take care of my pores, rough patches and blackheads.
- It’s as pricey as Boscia Detoxifying Cleanser, but nowhere close to the Boscia cleanser in effectiveness.
- It’s not a naturally derived cleanser.
- It may not suit dry skin gals.
Overall, I am glad that I tried this product out of curiosity and personally, I would like to wait and check if it works better in the near future. Till then, I have decided to continue with Boscia Detoxifying Cleanser. If your skin is not responding to your current cleanser and you need a fresh change (that is if you have clear but oily/combination skin), then this cleanser might be your next love. Have you tried it yet.
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