Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review: FAB Face Cleanser

Hi guys! I hope you all enjoyed my previous food post, haha.  Still makes me hungry :X So last night I was washing my face as usual and I looked at my cleanser thinking, "hmm, I'm almost done with this again.  Oh well, better repurchase".  Then it crossed my mind that I should post about it! I have repurchased this cleanser twice, soon to be third time repurchasing! (Four bottles total)

FAB stands for "First Aid Beauty" and it is sold at Sephora.  This particular cleanser is $18, a bit expensive for a cleanser but I like it so much it justifies the price.  The brand, I think, primarily focuses on skincare rather than makeup.  What made me buy this cleanser? I was looking for something that was not a gel or a foam cleanser, as those types tend to dry my already dry skin out.  I stumbled upon this cleanser and I thought why not? My skin is not that sensitive but I like to use "for sensitive skin" products, because that never hurts!

Typically, I remove my eye makeup with my Lancome bi-facil eye makeup remover and remove my face makeup with Ponds makeup remover.  Whatever residue left over, I use this cleanser.  Since most of the cleansing is done with other products, I too, wondered how this cleanser performed on its own.  I kind of found out through this post!

Please forgive the lighting in the pictures! I had to take them in the bathroom and well, not the best lighting at all.

Pretty generously sized I think.  Simple packaging, nothing fancy. 

Okay, I'm not so sure about the "antioxidant booster" part but it does leave your skin with that "glow" after washing.  Keep scrolling! 

Voila! Ingredients. Nothing really rings an alarm, thank goodness. 

My favorite kind of dispenser.  What I usually do when there is very little product left is cut the tube in half.  Then I can get about 5 more uses.  I like the pump dispensers too but I find it wasteful when I know there's product left over but not enough to actually pump out.  And pump dispenser products have too hard a packaging for me to cut through. 

The airy cream texture.  Man, I can go on and on about the texture.  I bet clouds feel this way! It does not have any scent that I could tell of, which is ideal for cleansers targeted towards sensitive skin.

I wish I showed how little I used to get this much lather but I forgot to take a picture of that.  Anyway, it was really little.  Another reason why I love this product: It lathers up really nicely! Probably not the same kind of lather you would get from a foam cleanser but foam cleansers are too icky for me. 

DA DA DDUUUUMMM.  For the final test! I was actually curious about the results as well! Here are the products I used for the test: NYX cream rouge blush, Clinique gel liner, Kat Von D tattoo concealer, Loreal Voluminous Million lashes (water proof), TheBalm Staniac lip stain. 

From left to right:
Clinique gel liner, TheBalm Stainiac lip stain, Loreal Voluminous Million lashes (water proof), Kat Von D tattoo concealer, and NYX cream rouge blush

This is the amount of product I used.  I don't know why it looks like so much on camera.  I really used a small amount!!!

*cleanse cleanse cleanser*

The results!
I really do think my arm looks a bit more 'glowy' than it did prior to cleansing!
It got rid of the lip stain and concealer completely.  The cream blush - almost but not quite completely.  The gel liner and water proof mascara left the most behind after the cleansing.  I found this a bit disappointing, but I guess this is why they make a separate eye makeup remover.  I'm glad it got off all the concealer, considering how "heavy coverage" it's supposed to be.  So there you have it.  My favorite cleanser (still).

Remember ladies, thorough cleansing (especially if you wear makeup) is extremely important.  You want all that gunk OUT before going to sleep.  I recommend using actual makeup removers (for both eyes and face) then follow up with a gentle cleanser to get rid of anything left behind.  And once or twice a week, throw in a mask or exfoliator to give your skin that extra glow.  Masks and exfoliators work best when the skin is as clean as can be!

Tell me about your favorite cleanser! 


  1. nice demonstrations! :)
    i always use cleansing oil first followed by foaming cleanser, so i prefer something gentle as well. my favorite is shiseido ff perfect whip but i guess it could be a little drying for drier skin types.

  2. Great review!! just a tad sad cuz' we don't have sephora here but it does look pretty interesting ^_~ My favorite cleanser would probably be the one with Murad the AHA/BHA cleanser, works best on my dull and blemish skin...~

  3. Thankyou for the review, it works pretty well on face products. I guess you have to stick to using a separate eye cleanser though lol.

  4. The cleanser sounds great! I love how it got rid of the concealer. By the way, your bathroom light rocks! If I take any pictures in the bathroom, I wouldn't get results like yours.

  5. Ooooh this sounds lovely! Especially that cloud-like feeling. Will keep this in mind if I go to Sephora! :)


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