I love makeup and all of the lovely things it can do. But when I’m home, I want it gone and I want my skin to be clean and soft and fresh. I want to see me, not my makeup. Thankfully, there is a product to remove my makeup while conditioning my skin: First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser ($26). This unique, milky cleanser erases all signs of even the most long-lasting and waterproof products and leaves you with gorgeously clean skin.
First Aid Beauty’s founder, Lilli Gordon, created a line that combines drugstore basics and first aid with beauty for a line of skincare that soothes and is safe for the most sensitive skin (i.e. ME).
Their Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser is a great example of a soothing, moisturizing product combined with a powerful cleanser. I have extremely sensitive skin and some makeup removers are too harsh for me, but this one was extremely gentle and calming. I occasionally suffer from redness and this was one of the rare cleansers that didn’t aggravate my delicate skin. All makeup was gone and I was left with clean and soft skin. This product is so moisture-rich that I could even skip a secondary moisturizer!
If you have oily skin, it normalizes, if you have combination skin, it balances, and if you have dry skin it moisturizes. No matter what your skin type, this cleansing milk will leave your skin soft and clean.
Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or artificial fragrances, First Aid Beauty’s Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser avoids ingredients that can cause irritation. The numerous feel-good ingredients it does contain; such as nourishing coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil and avocado oil; leave skin protected and moisturized. If you have oily skin, it normalizes, if you have combination skin, it balances, and if you have dry skin it moisturizes. No matter what your skin type, this cleansing milk will leave your skin soft and clean.
Best of all, this product contains First Aid Beauty’s antioxidant booster: feverfew, white tea and licorice root, all of which fight free radicals. This is anything but your basic makeup remover, people!
The directions for use involve shaking the bottle and then using about four pumps of product, smoothing it around your face with your fingertips to remove all traces of cosmetics, and then wiping off with a tissue or damp cloth. If you have dry skin, opt for a dry tissue: it’ll leave you with maximum moisture.
While they say this is a “no water needed” product, if you have oily/combination skin, like myself, you’ll probably want to use a damp cloth to remove the product or you might feel like there’s a little too much moisture left behind. I have both sensitive and combination skin at the moment and this product really balanced out my skin–my t-zone was less oily and the rest of my face was left softer. All makeup was removed and all that was left behind was gorgeous skin with zero signs of redness or irritation.
Overall, I think this is a lovely and gentle cleanser and highly recommend it for most makeup removal routines, especially for my fellow sensitive skin gals out there!
we heartsters, what’s your favorite First Aid Beauty product? Let’s hear about it in the comment section!
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush