Saturday, 17 December 2016

SKINCARE REVIEW | FIRST AID BEAUTY FACIAL RADIANCE OVERNIGHT MASK


I have been searching high and low for overnight miracle workers for quite a while now. I stumbled on this Facial Radiance Overnight Mask from First Aid Beauty. I had read about it on Beauty Bay and felt sufficiently intrigued to give it a whirl. This mask is available at both Beauty Bay (£22.50) and Sephora ($38), it isn't cheap by any means and you receive a total of 50ml in a jar that comes with a seal. It is described as being a "gentle yet effective overnight cream that brightens and hydrates skin while sleeping". It is fragrance-free and is supposed to give you fresh, radiant skin upon waking working to reveal a hydrated, nourished, smoother, more even complexion. What stands out to me is that it claims to make your skin look immediately brighter and better after the first use. So did it work? Well, let's find out. 

Unlike most reviews I post, there are two sides to this review. At first, I hated it. This did nothing for my skin. Nothing at all. The consistency is like a gloopy milk and slathering a healthy amount on my face after cleansing it is uncomfortable and didn't seem to sink in at all. It just sits on top of my skin, I have used it a total of around 5 times now including last night to try and give it one more go because I so want this to work. My skin is feeling extra crap at the moment so a pick-me-up product such as this show elicit a notable difference. It feels sticky on the skin, doesn't have an offensive scent at all which is nice, and washing it off in the morning is a relief but my skin looks the same. Not brighter, not more even, not radiant or fresh. If anything it makes my skin look worse because I find it difficult to sleep with a wet-feeling face, I can't get comfortable and that makes me irritable. Am I using this wrong? Do I have really awkward skin? All the reviews are positive, I am inclined to believe that this doesn't gel well with my oily/combo skin and is better suited to normal/dry skin. The only positive effect I can glean from using this as that my skin does feel the tiniest bit softer after washing it off in the morning but that's not enough to justify the price. But wait ...there's more!


It was my initial impression that this would be most effective on freshly cleansed dry skin, but have since found that applying it after my skincare routine (toner, moisturiser, eye cream and facial oil) works a lot better. It applies better, feels less gloopy and definitely sinks into my skin faster. I would recommend applying it after using your skincare products. It still feels sticky on the skin but at least it has been absorbed and my skin felt much softer in the morning. I also asked my sister to use it because she has been having some issues with dry skin lately and wanted to see if she noticed a difference at all. SHE LOVES IT. Genuinely, it is her new favourite thing and her skin is honestly so much better. Soft, dry, plump and refreshed. This is exactly the miracle worker she has been searching for, so I am glad I purchased it for that reason alone. For me, and I really don't know why, it just didn't impress me very much. I don't hate it anymore but I haven't noticed a transformative effect on my own skin unlike my sister. 

PROS
 + Completely phenomenal for people with dry skin aka my sister: overnight transformation for reals
 + Does make my skin feel softer and slightly plumper
 + Fragrance-free
 + Free from parabens and other harmful chemicals, pretty safe ingredients list

CONS
 - Jar packaging raises some concerns with the air getting to the ingredients
 - Expensive
 - Doesn't make my skin more radiant, refreshed or more even as claimed
 - Does not seem to work for my skin type (oily/combo - anyone else have a similar experience?)

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed this review, as always my reviews are honest and based on my experience. If this product works for you I would love to hear about it and if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments. So far, skincare oils are what are doing the most for me and toners. The Alpha H Liquid Gold will forever be one of my skincare saviours and I have recently cracked open a brand new bottle of Pixi Glow Tonic. I am keen to see if this makes a difference in my skin, as for oils the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial Oil is gorgeous. My Iceland re-cap post is taking a little longer and will be up Saturday morning if you are interested. Hope you are having a lovely week so far, I appreciate you all taking the time to read this post. Take care. 

Have you tried any overnight masks?

Love 
Kiran

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  1. I've always wanted to try First Aid beauty but it's not easily accessible in NZ which sucks. Great review though, I have quite oily skin so may not work for me either
    Kathy x
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  2. I have dry skin so this might suit me but because I had a bad reaction to to the cleanser in this range, I am not inclined to buy it! xx

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    1. I haven't tried anything else from them, thanks for sharing x

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  3. I like certain First Aid Beauty products but not all. I'm using the exfoliating pads at the moment which is ok. But maybe this worked for your sister and not you is because her skin is dryer than yours? Not sure but glad it's working for her now! so it wasn't a total waste.

    xo

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  4. Currently I am using The body shop chineese ginseng and rice polishing mask, it works well for me so far. Great review, very detailed..keep it up!

    xo
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  5. This is a great review, and I love how honest it is. The mask seems too fussy for my taste, but it's good to know!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I did feel the same. Really odd xxx

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  6. Love this! ♥

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    1. That would be great, I will check out your blog now! Thank you for reading x

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  7. It's hard to decide what First Aid Beauty product to get since overall they seem pretty good but some of the products can be a bit expensive! I'm currently using an overnight mask from Shiseido or one from Acure.


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    1. What do you think of them so far? Thank you for your comment x

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  8. Oooh, I have super dry skin - I may need to try this! I've actually always wanted to try this brand because I think their packaging is super cute and I've seen a lot of youtubers recommend them - I guess now's the time!!!

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    1. I think this would be a good grab for you Beca x

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  9. I've never heard nor tried this product before! I have combination skin, so maybe I won't check it out. It's such a shame it didn't work as well for you, but worked well for your sisters dry skin. It's crazy how everyone's skin is different and how products work differently for everyone. Great review xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Very true, Lauren, I am just glad at least someone in our house liked it, would have been such a shame otherwise. Thank you for commenting lovely x

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  10. I love the two sides to this review. Well done! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog BTW! :)

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  11. I've tried one product from First Aid beauty before and I enjoyed using it! Didn't see much result but it was nice to use!
    My skin tends to be on the dry side so it might work for me!

    Laura | http://www.furiouslychic.ch/

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    1. Thank you Laura for your comment, what other product did you use? Xx

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  12. Overnight mask is meant to be used as the final step of your skincare so it's no surprise that you didn't quite like it at first. LOL! I'm glad that you managed to fall in love with it after using it properly, I never tried anything from the brand before.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you for that tip Shireen, I really wasn't sure how to use it. I wouldn't say I am in love but I do think for dry winter skin this is an awesome fixer x

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    2. Thank you for the tip Shireen xxx

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  13. Nice review. :)

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  14. Although there are some cons, I would still give it a try.

    ANOUK

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    1. If you have dry skin I think you will really like it, thanks Anouk! Xx

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    1. Haha love this comment, thank you! Love is definitely the new black x

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  16. Great review! I have dry skin so this may work better for me, although I don't like the idea of sleeping with a mask on. Glad your sister ended up liking it!

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    1. Thank you Katie, yeah it definitely takes some getting used to be warned! Xx

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  17. This sounds like quite an interesting face mask. I don't know if i'd be able to leav it on overnight, i don't like having anything on my face when i am sleeping since i'm more of a face down in the pillow like a zombie sort of sleeper haha.

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  18. I have been curios about this product, but if it doesn't work well with combination skin I don't think I´ll bother. Great review!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  19. Looks like an interesting product to try! Lovely photos ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

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  20. I don't have a dry skin but maybe I can rec this to my mom and sis, they're struggling with it.

    Selene Addicted

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  21. Great review, my skin is dry so perhaps it would work well for me!
    Makeup Monster

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  22. What a great review! I love how you laid out the pros and cons of the product. I like FAB facial cleanser it's my go-to one for the past 2 years. Thanks for sharing! :) xo~ Lena
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  23. Great post babe! Need to try this! xx

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  24. I've been interested in this overnight mask for quite some time. It sucks it didn't work out too well for you, but it's nice that it worked for your sister! I have combo skin so I think I'm going to get a sample before I buy it! Thanks for the review :)

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  25. I've heard a lot of things about this brand but I still haven't tried any of their products!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  26. I've not tried this, it's a shame it didn't work for your skin type.

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  27. I've never tried overnight masks but I enjoyed reading your review =o) It's always refreshing to read an honest review about a product. Glad to hear it worked out for your sister =o)

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  28. I was expecting this mask to be incredible since I've heard so much about the brand.
    Aleeha xXx
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