First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration

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Type of product General Moisturizer
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Description

  • vegan and cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains ceramides and exfoliants.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and silicones.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration.

Benefits (1)

Helps Reduce Irritation Icon
Helps Reduce Irritation

Notable Ingredients (2)

Exfoliators Icon
Exfoliators
Ceramides Icon
Ceramides

Concerns (2)

May Worsen Oily Skin Icon
May Worsen Oily Skin
May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration Ingredients Explained

This product contains 23 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

1
Abrasive, Absorbent, Skin Protecting
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Colloidal Oatmeal is an exfoliant. It can be good for be good for sensitive skin.

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2
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
Community rating: Loved

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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3
Cleansing, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Community rating: Very Disliked

Stearic Acid isn't fungal acne safe. It can be bad for oily skin.

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4
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
Community rating: Liked

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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5
Antimicrobial, Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate.

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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Disliked

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

Within a product, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.

While there is an assumption Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.

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7
Emollient, Emulsifying
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Glyceryl Stearate isn't fungal acne safe.

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Glyceryl Stearate Se isn't fungal acne safe.

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9
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
Also known as: (C16-C18) Alkyl Alcohol, C1618, C16-18 Alcohols, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol,
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Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Its main purpose is to prevent oil and liquids from separating in products. Cetearyl alcohol can also help thicken a product or create foam.

Cetearyl alcohol has been found to have emollient properties, meaning it helps hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.

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10
Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

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Also known as: Shea Butter
Community rating: Mixed

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is the fat obtained from the fruit of the Shea Tree, Butyrospernum parkii, Sapotaceae.

Shea butter has a moisturizing effect and has been is rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra.

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12
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin retain moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

Squalane also happens to be naturally occurring within the sebum of our skin - it's part of the natural oils our skin produces to keep itself hydrated.

Squalane is known to be non-irritating (even at 100% concentration).

It's a fantastic ingredient that hydrates the skin superbly and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

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13
Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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14
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.

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15
Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
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Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

Community rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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We don't have a description for Chrysanthemum Parthenium Extract.

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Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic, UV Absorber
Also known as: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea
Community rating: Loved

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Tea, Camellia sinensis, Theaceae. Camellia Sinensis is also known as a tea tree; green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea are derived from this tree. In cosmetic products, the green tea is found to have great benefits for skin. Such benefits include acting as an antioxidant and soother. Green tea is also thought to have an anti-aging effect.

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21
Bleaching, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
Also known as: Licorice
Community rating: Liked

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae.

Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties.

Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7167772/

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide 2
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Ceramide NG is a type of Ceramide, and is AKA Ceramide 2.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

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23
Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract is a fragrance.

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