First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser review

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser review

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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!

8 thoughts on “First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser review”

  1. @krista – I am a big fan of First Aid Beauty products. I also have combination skin. I definitely want to try a double duty cleanser like this. I use Retin A and this seems like it would save me the hassle of multiple products.

  2. @krista was kind not to mention that when I mailed this to her for review, I told her it was MINK oil, and she’d need to research on how it was harvested. Duh.

    I now wish I knew how to read and had kept this to review myself, because it sounds FAB.

    1. If I was harvesting oil from minks, @stef, I could only assume it would involve a wack-a-mole scenario and then tying them up in pillow cases and steeping them like tea…*

      *no minks were harmed in the making of this post

  3. I LOVE FAB!!!! I have been using this cleansing milk for awhile now and I just love the results! It cleans my skin perfectly, leaves no residue behind & and my skin is noticeably smoother!!! I owe this all to We Heart This, you introduced me to this superb Skincare lime!!!

  4. This product sounds great! I love a fresh clean face and I have sensitive skin for the most part. Great price for what sounds like a wonderful cleanser! Great review @krista!! Mink oil.. lol!

  5. This sounds really lovely and soothing; like updated old school cold cream! I know those are no good for your face when you have oily skin like mine, so this would be the best of both worlds.
    I also super appreciate that it works for multiple skin types, that is ALWAYS a plus!

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