Trendmood x First Aid Beauty Beauty Box Review
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This review is for Trendmood x First Aid Beauty Box.
My Subscription Addiction purchased this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About the Trendmood x First Aid Beauty Box
The Box: Trendmood x First Aid Beauty Box
The Cost: $39.00. This is a one-time purchase and not a subscription.
- The *new* Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream
- KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub 8 oz
- Pure Skin Face Cleanser 5 oz
- Facial Radiance Pads (60 pads)
- Ultra Repair Cream 6 oz
Ships to: The continental U.S. for free, Alaska and Hawaii for added shipping.
Good to Know: This is not a subscription box and there is no guaranteed release cadence for boxes. According to Trendmood:
Each box will be treated as a separate launch. Some months could have 1-2 launches, while others might not have a launch.
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Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $42.00
This is actually a brand new product release from First Aid Beauty, so kudos to Trendmood for including it in their curation of this box. The star ingredient of this moisturizer (if you couldn’t tell) is collagen, and that is paired with really lovely ingredients like peptides, niacinamide, and FAB’s signature colloidal oatmeal. The end result is a really lovely moisturizer. It has the texture of cool whip, only slightly thicker, and it melts into the skin once you apply it. It was really hydrating to my skin without being heavy, and my cheeks felt bouncier after I had finished my routine with this cream. This is going to be a great daytime moisturizer for my skin during the humid months here in the South, and I think anyone with dry skin would really enjoy this.
KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, 8 oz – Retail Value $28.00
This is the product in the box I was actually the most excited to try- it has been available for a while, and I have heard nothing but good things about it. After just one use, I can confirm the hype is real. The blend of 10% alpha hydroxy acids (a chemical exfoliant) pumice (a physical exfoliant) really made my skin softer and smoother in a way other scrubs have not. This was actually formulated specifically to treat Keratosis Pilaris, and while I do not have that skin condition, I do have some rough skin on the back of my arms and thighs I could try this out on. Before I was even done rinsing this away, I could feel a noticeable improvement in the softness and smoothness of my skin. Plus, this wasn’t hard to rinse away- sometimes scrubs made with pumice can stick to my skin and not want to leave, and I didn’t have any issue with this scrub whatsoever. Even though this is a scrub, the formula has ingredients like bisabolol, vitamin E, and colloidal oatmeal, and I didn’t need to follow up with anything other than my regular body cream to make sure my skin was properly moisturized after such an effective exfoliating experience (say that three times fast). First Aid Beauty actually just released a KP smoothing body lotion to pair with this scrub, and now that I have tried this scrub out my interest in the body cream has been piqued even more.
Pure Skin Face Cleanser, 5 oz – Retail Value $22.00
I don’t love this cleanser, and that is okay. There’s nothing wrong with it- it is fragrance-free, gentle, and features soothing and hydrating ingredients like aloe, allantoin, and glycerin, but this doesn’t spark joy when I reach for it to wash my face. The texture becomes creamy when you add water, and while some people may enjoy it I don’t love the way the texture feels on my skin. Even when I love a brand I am not going to love every product, and this is a perfect example of that.
Facial Radiance Pads, 60 ct – Retail Value $36.00
While I don’t love the cleanser, I LOVE the facial radiance pads. Using a full jar of these at the end of 2019/early 2020 made me realize that my skin is healthiest and looks its best when I use gentle exfoliants (like one of these pads) more frequently rather than stronger exfoliants less often (no more babyfacial or trendy vampire masks for me). With continued use, I noticed that my pimples became less frequent, and the ones that popped up were smaller and didn’t last as long- and once they were gone, the redness they leave behind on my skin left a few days later rather than weeks later. I use these about five or six times a week, usually in the morning, and followed by a hydrating toner and the rest of my skincare routine. These have never irritated my sensitive skin, and they’re pretty close to being a holy grail product for me- I really love them that much.
Ultra Repair Cream, 6 oz – Retail Value $36.00
This thick cream was never a super exciting item for me (those who get chapped skin in cooler climates will probably love this), but then a large portion of my body became covered in little spots that made me feel like an overripe banana, and I changed up my body care routine. While I am not sure if my spots came from guttate psoriasis (I have a family history) or eczema, they just chilled out once they showed and felt scaly. Along with adding some chemical exfoliants to my body care routine, I also started using a thick cream like this one. The Ultra Repair Cream features really great soothing and moisturizing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, allantoin, and ceramides. It isn’t technically fragrance-free because eucalyptus leaf oil is the last thing on the ingredients list, but it smells fragrance-free to my nose, and it’s also free from alcohol, artificial colorants, and sulfates (just to name a few). This is really thick, but it still absorbs pretty quickly into my skin. While I mostly use this on my body (it is especially lovely after I use the KP scrub on my thighs), it is safe to use on your face or anywhere else you have eczema or incredibly dry skin. Start with just a tiny bit, and then adjust as you go.
Verdict: As soon as Trendmood released the spoilers for this box, I knew it was a winner. Along with featuring signature best-sellers that First Aid Beauty is known for, they also included two newer released products (including one that is brand new) that even FAB fans like me haven’t had the chance to try yet. I don’t know how Trendmood does it, but these boxes are always such a treat- I highly recommend signing up for their email notifications so you can grab the next one. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $164.00, which is great for the $39.00 cost of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes- it looks like this is still available, but I am not sure how much longer that will be the case.
Value Breakdown: At $39.00 for this box, here is what you are paying per item:
- Firming Collagen Cream: $9.98
- KP Bump Eraser: $6.66
- Pure Skin Face Cleanser: $5.23
- Facial Radiance Pads: $8.56
- Ultra Repair Cream: $8.56
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