First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Review



It’s rare for the stars to align and a skin care company to produce a breakout product — the one that inspires breathless reviews, a rapid sell out, and legions of fans wondering how they ever lived without this particular item. For First Aid Beauty, their runaway hit is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. According to the company, one tub of this face and body cream was sold every 3.34 minutes in US Sephora stores. In this review, we’ll give you the details on this moisturizer, including the key ingredients, how to use it, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream reviews from real customers, and more.

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What is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration?

First launched in 2015, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration is a moisturizer that can be used from head to toe, meaning it is suitable for the face and body. It comes in a tub and has a whipped texture. The Ultra Repair Cream can be used as a daily moisturizer, but is also designed to help relieve dry, itchy, and red skin. It can also help soothe symptoms of eczema, and can even be used on babies and children. After applying First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, skin is said to be left feeling smooth, hydrated, and comfortable after just a single use.

Since the original product launched, a few more versions of it are available, including Ultra Repair Creams infused with cucumber melon; rosemary mint; mango; grapefruit; vanilla; white tea and apricot; jasmine and coconut lime. There’s also a First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer for the face.

What Are The Key First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Ingredients?

The active ingredient in First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration is 0.5% colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is a skin protectant that has been used for centuries to soothe and heal the skin, as well as reduce inflammation and redness. According to the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, avenanthramides are the principle polyphenolic antioxidants in oats that provide anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, anti-itch, and antihistamine effects when applied to the skin. Therefore, colloidal oatmeal is an excellent ingredient to help soothe redness and itchiness due to eczema.

Shea butter is another key ingredient in the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. Shea butter contains a mix of both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. The rich supply of triglycerides and fatty acids in shea butter help to replenish the skin’s natural barrier function. Shea butter functions as an emollient that works to soften and soothe the skin. Since shea butter melts at body temperature, it is able to coat the skin and form an occlusive film. This film helps to prevent evaporation of the skin’s natural moisture and increases skin hydration by causing buildup of water in the stratum corneum (the uppermost layer of skin).

In addition to shea butter, you’ll also find the emollient squalane in the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. Squalane helps to replenish the skin’s lipid barrier, which is composed of corneocytes (dead skin cells) held together by mixtures of lipids (ceramides, cholesterol, fatty acids, squalene, etc.), according to a publication in the journal Dermatoendocrinology.

A strong, intact barrier is important to keep moisture in and keep things like allergens, bacteria, and irritants out. When the barrier is weakened, these intruders can pass through the top layer of skin, causing damage that ultimately leads to common skin conditions such as acne, rashes, sensitive skin, and even signs of aging. Replenishing the skin’s lipid barrier with products containing squalane — like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream — can help to prevent these problems.

The brand claims that allantoin, licorice Root, feverfew, and white tea extracts are also key ingredients in the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. However, these ingredients are all used in very low concentrations in this cream (less than 1%). We know this by looking at the ingredient list (which is in order of descending concentrations). All of these ingredients are listed after the preservative phenoxyethanol, which cannot be used in concentrations more than 1%. These all could be beneficial ingredients, but they likely aren’t doing much for your skin at such low concentrations.

How Should You Use First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream?

Apply First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream to your face and/or body at least twice daily or as needed to restore and soothe dry, uncomfortable skin.

Where is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Sold?

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and other First Aid Beauty skin care products are sold on the brand’s website, as well as many third party online retailers such as Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, QVC, and

What is The First Aid Beauty Return Policy?

The First Aid Beauty return policy states, “First Aid Beauty will only accept returns on items purchased through within 30 days of order receipt. Items purchased through any of our retail partners must be returned to the place of purchase. All items marked FINAL SALE will not be eligible for a return or exchange.”

Is First Aid Beauty Cruelty Free?

Yes. According to the company, First Aid Beauty is cruelty free and is a PETA certified Beauty Without Bunnies partner.

J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(10):1180-1183.
Dermatoendocrinol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 1(2): 72–76.



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