I’ll be honest, I let this First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream moisturizer linger in the drawer. Each time I reached in to try out a new product, my hand would pass over it. I passed on it only for the sake of the word coconut.
I know it is foolish, but there were so many coconut scented products in my world this summer that I felt a little coconutty myself. It was the scent of the summer. Admittedly, this summer was the Summer of 2020 so I’m not sure it really wants that association.
But most of the coconut scented products have been taken out of my skin care drawer and to be honest I have very few trial sized moisturizers left in the drawer. I have an entire box full of serums to test out, but I am getting down to the larger moisturizers so soon I will be going back into the one month long trials and leaving these short tests behind.
It was time to bring the First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream out of the drawer and give it a try. So what should I expect?
Oil-free refreshingly light water cream moisturizer infused with skin nourishing Coconut Water hydrocharges your skin with a burst of electrolyte-rich moisture for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Rich in electrolytes, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients, Coconut Water is known as nature’s perfect hydrator. This non-comedogenic formula absorbs immediately into skin while hydrocharging, to make it appear softer, smoother and more plumped. The oil-free formula is boosted by a combination of Sodium Hyaluronate and Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate to help reinforce skin’s moisture, protect against exposure to the elements and leave skin appearing smooth, soft and plumped.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Glucose, Maltodextrin, Aqua (Water, Eau), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cocos Nu-cifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sea Salt (Maris Sal, Sal Marin), Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dip-teryx Odorata Seed Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dimethicone Cross-polymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Phe-noxyethanol, Laureth-8.First Aid Beauty
Okay first off, I don’t see anything in the ingredients list that cause me any concern which I am very happy about. And so we open the little tube of product. As you can see from the photo the cream is a clearish jelly like consistency.
To my utter delight it did not smell like coconut.
I have to admit, I did a little happy dance. I was committed to trying the product regardless, but the fact that there was no coconut scent made me happy. (while I do actually like coconut, I just got buried in the scent this summer. I actually do like the scent of coconut I just don’t want EVERYTHING to smell like coconut or months on end.)
It actually smells vaguely candy like. Actually, you know those candy necklaces and bracelets you could get as a kid? That’s the kind of candy it smells like.
So happy with the scent, I applied it to my face. Let me tell you, I am in love. It blended into my skin like a dream. My skin was soft and hydrated and not sticky or greasy at all. The sample tube only had enough product for about a week and a half of use, and trust me, I used it all. Which is why the tube in the top photo loos very squished.
While this trial wasn’t enough to determine any actual effects on the skin long term, it was enough to let me know I want a full sized tub of it to try out. I also want to apologize for not trying this sooner and I will be adding the $34 full size to my full skin care trial as soon as I am able.
I may have other moisturizers to test out and work through, but I will be circling back to this Coconut Water Cream by FAB. I actually enjoyed using this sample more than I have enjoyed some of the more higher priced moisturizers I have tried.
I also think it was helped out by the time of year. It is my skin’s traditional transitioning time. This provided the kind of light weight moisture that is definitely appropriate for this time of year. I still have summer oily spots and a few dry spots brought out by the turning on of the central heat. It is the bane of skin that is balanced on that thin line they call ‘normal’. In the summer I am normal leaning to oily, in the winter I am normal leaning towards dry, which means spring and fall I flip flop between dry and oily depending on the weather of the day. This past week we had rain and sun, high and low humidity and temperatures ranging from the mid-fifties to the upper seventies. This moisturizer handled it all beautifully. So oh yeah, this is going on my list for a full sized trial.