EXPERT SKINCARE ADVICE WITH FIRST AID BEAUTY FOUNDER LILLI GORDON

I was already a fan of her skincare I met Lilli Gordon, founder of First Aid Beauty, to co-host a meet and greet at Sephora last Thursday. I started using FAB earlier this year - the Face Cleanser and Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer are some of my faves and I keep travel sized tubes in my vanity to take on trips. FAB is the kind of skincare that I can rely on; they're beauty staples without too many bells and whistles and they get the job done. Lilli later tells me that she started FAB because she saw a void in the market between prestige skin care and drug basics. Aha! It all makes sense! The brand has been around for seven years now and their Face Cleanser is the second best selling at Sephora next to Fresh, who's founders happen to be close friends of Lilli's. Pretty impressive right? 

When I ask Lilli her number one skincare tip she tells that that she doesn't have one, but three;

  1. Always use sunscreen. 
  2. Exfoliate. 
  3. Hydrate, even if you're oily.

It's the kind of skincare advice you'd from an expert and it's the kind of advice that works.

Maybe it's because I went to school for graphic design but I felt compelled to asked Lilli about the FAB logo, which is simple and eye catching. She tells me the red border represents a life preserve that saves our skin. The rays are uplifting and the star, because it makes us happy.

Fun fact: Lilli loves stars as much as I do! It was a coincidence that I wore my star printed Equipment blouse to the meet and greet because we quickly bonded over it. Dare I say that I may have inspired her to get the same Valentino Tango shoes I just got? Lilli, tell us if you got them!

Finally, If you haven't tried First Aid Beauty yet, here's what you need to know. 

  • The Ultra Repair Cream is an excellent barrier and canvas for makeup and hydration increases up to 169% upon applying it to the skin. It can be used on the face or body and is suitable for sensitive skin and eczema. 
  • The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel brightens up dull skin instantly. It contains BHA and AHA to exfoliate and active charcoal to achieve pH balance. If that's not enough, it has a 4.7 (out of 5) rating on Sephora.com.
  • Use the 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask following the Intensive Peel for a cooling effect and to nourishing the skin. Why is it called 5 in 1? Because it nourishes, calms, firms, plumps, and refines. 
  • The Hydrating Serum is ideal for optimal hydration, with 178% immediate improvement in skin hydration. 

LILLI'S PERSONAL SKINCARE REGIMEN

MORNING

  1. Wash + exfoliate with Facial Radiance Polish
  2. Exfoliate + brighten with Facial Radiance Pad
  3. Hydrate + soothe with Ultra Repair® Hydrating Serum
  4. Brighten eyes with Eye Duty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff and Smooth
  5. Illuminate with Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer
  6. Sun Protection with 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 (not available in Canada)

NIGHT

  1. Wash with Face Cleanser
  2. Hydrate + soothe with Ultra Repair® Hydrating Serum
  3. Hydrate with Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream
  4. Hydrate eyes with Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm

 

 

*This post is sponsored by First Aid Beauty. All photos and opinions are my own. 
First Aid Beauty is sold at Sephora exclusively in Canada.