Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

This is my first review of the products in First Aid Beauty’s Fablantis gift set.

First Aid Beauty has quickly become one of my favorite skincare brands. Top Tier. God Tier? I’ll have to decide on tiers later. But it’s up there.

The only real disappointment I’ve experienced from First Aid Beauty has been their Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner, and it wasn’t even that disappointing. It was just sort of meh. Meh. I’m going to give it another try and will update you in the future if it happens to be not so…meh. I have a whole bottle left so it must be used — broke millennial’s proverb.

ANYWAYS let’s get to the review of one of the best moisturizers I have ever tried and bought:

Quick Facts

FAB’s Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration is formulated for people suffering from dry and flaky problem skin — including eczema. FAB is one of the only brands (besides SkinFix) I’ve seen at Sephora that specifically targets eczema with this cream of theirs.

Relative to other mid-range or higher end skincare products, First Aid Beauty offers reliable skincare at an affordable price point.

The Ultra Repair Cream ranges from $16 CAD — $52 CAD depending on the size (60mL — 237mL). Compare this to most moisturizers at the mid to high-end range costing $50+ CAD for the standard 50mL jar.

Review

The FAB cream didn’t really seem like much at first. It has a lovely whipped texture to it but it’s not the thickest cream which made me wonder if it could really help heal my skin. I find that a lot of moisturizers just sit on top of your dry skin, and I expected this to do the same. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to find that this is not the case. It’s a very simple moisturizer, but it gets shit done.

It absorbs fairly quickly, leaving minimal residue on the face and keeps your face hydrated all day. I don’t mind that it leaves some residue on the face for some time after (it is normal, right?) as I think a good moisturizer should probably do this to some extent to help protect the skin and seal in the moisture it is delivering. This way, your skin stays happy longer.

This winter has been especially rough on my skin, but the Ultra Repair Cream has consistently kept my skin hydrated, comfortable, and pain-free. Even better, it deals with my sensitive, red spots without irritating them further. What I’m most surprised about is how I wake up the next day without all the usual bs: eczema flare-ups, flaky skin, sensitive red spots, etc.

I love my Eminence moisturizers, but at this price point, FAB is the one for me.

I highly recommend this moisturizer to anyone with normal, dry or sensitive skin.

First Aid Beauty offers some excellent gift sets with full-sized products such as FABlantis, in which I got my big jar of the cream. I’ve really been enjoying the Fablantis set so look out for the rest of my reviews of the products.

Thanks for reading ❤

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4 thoughts on “Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

  1. Firstly, I thought I was already following you. Why did I just have to click follow again? I’m confused.

    Secondly, I love this cream and I think your review is great. Your pictures are what I’m most jealous of. You have a knack for pictures. Seriously.

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