First Aid Beauty (FAB) Ultra Repair Cream.
The brand focuses on keeping things simple. The packaging of the products is very basic. Basically their packaging say what the products do. By keeping the packaging simple and basic this enables more money to be spent on what is actually inside the packaging, the product itself.
The Ultra Repair cream is a cream designed for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments or any of the following conditions: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, keratosis pilaris. Although Im not sure if I do suffer with any of the condition listed above, I can tell you that this cream has worked wonders for my itchy thighs! It is seriously amazing. The texture of it is so thick and luxurious, yet as soon as it touch the skin it just seems to melt in, literally within seconds. Ive never once used such a thick cream and been able to watch it absorb so fast and penetrate my skin instantly. It leaves no greasy after feel, just leaves my legs as soft and smooth as a baby bum! Since Ive been using it, my thighs have not itched me once, Ive not been kept awake by the itching, Ive not woke up with scratch marks, and the skin on my whole legs is just a lot more firmer and smoother. This cream has literally been my life saver!
As well as trialing the cream Ive also been trialing a couple of other products from the brand the Gentle Body Wash and the Beauty Body Moisturiser.
These were something totally new to me as neither of them are fragranced. I am used to using bath and body products which are fragranced and leave my skin smelling gorgeous, so it did need some getting used to with regards to washing with the shower gel and applying the body lotion and not having a sweet smell wafting up my nose. The products are so nice and gentle to use though, that I soon got past them having no scent and have no problems with them at all. When using the body wash, I don't need to moisturise my upper body as much as I normally would, which was twice daily. This makes me wonder if ingredients in some body washes do in fact cause my skin to become dry. While Ive been using both products Ive only been moisturising my upper body once daily, this could obviously be down to the fact that the Body Moisturiser is damn good, or down to the fact that using the Gentle Body Wash is really helping my skin. I have also recommended the products to my friend who suffers with Eczema, as Im sure they would really help her skin.
The full line of First Aid Beauty which also includes facial skincare products be available in the UK for the first time from March 2011, in Boots stores nationwide and www.boots.com (there is already a growing waiting list!).
One of the products I definitely want to try from the range are the FACIAL RADIANCE PADS - £20 (60 pads). I would love to see how these compare to my Origins Brightening Pads, as for near enough the same price the First Aid Beauty pads have an extra 20!
If you're interested in reading more about the brand, then check out the US site here.