Last summer, First Aid Beauty, a brand renowned for its gentle and effective skin-care offerings (including the fan-favorite Ultra Repair Cream, which is sold every minute), finally made its makeup debut with a skin tint in four shades. Lightweight with a serum-like feel and chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, like protective zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich goji berry, the tint quickly found its way into my makeup rotation.
Now, it’s February and First Aid Beauty is back with a brand-new base, this time in the form of its first-ever tinted moisturizer. Dubbed its Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, the newest member to the Ultra Repair collection claims to give you the same long-lasting hydration and soothing skin-care benefits as its beloved face creams, but with a dose of lightweight, luminous coverage that minimizes imperfections.
Much like its sister Skin Tint, the tinted moisturizer contains skin-loving ingredients like soothing colloidal oatmeal, nourishing vitamin e, and hydrating hyaluronic acid, all of which can be found in some of your favorite skin-care saviors from the brand. Unlike the Skin Tint, however, which dries down to a velvet-matte finish, this formula imparts a glow-y, on-the-verge-of-being-dewy effect, thanks to “micro-pearls,” a.k.a. finely milled minerals with light-reflecting properties that take the complexion’s natural luminosity to a whole new level.
Those with normal to dry skin will likely fall smitten with the stuff, but on the flip side, my oily-skinned friends may want to forego trying this one, as the glow factor is nothing to scoff at. What’s more: Did I mention the tint comes with an SPF count of 30? Talk about added protection.
A quick recap, shall we? You’re getting complexion-boosting ingredients, a weightless feel with a luminous finish, andprotection from the sun. Not too shabby for First Aid Beauty’s first run at a tinted moisturizer. The one downside worth mentioning is its shade selection, which we were hoping would be more extensive and inclusive of the wide range of skin tones out there. That being said, First Aid Beauty has a history of listening to its customers and giving them what they ask for (in fact, that’s exactly what happened in the case of this launch), so hopefully FAB will follow suit and add more shade options soon.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in picking up a tube for yourself, head over to sephora.com, where you can purchase the Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for $28 per tube. As for in stores, FAB’s new launch is due to hit shelves in Sephora this March, so stay tuned.
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