For those of you who have been following along, you’ve heard me talk about my new favorite “miracle” product for a while now, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you! I picked up the First Aid Beauty (FAB) Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid a few months ago while hunting for a new serum. I was looking for something to refresh my skin overall, but specifically to tackle the uneven texture of my skin. I had these random bumps all over my cheeks that were peeling when I would exfoliate, but wouldn’t be completely removed. Now keep in mind, this wasn’t like a rash or break out type bumps, it was just a layer of dull dead skin. I was recommended the Resurfacing Liquid by the experts at Sephora and was immediately drawn by the name. I wanted to test out the product for at least a couple months before sharing my results, just to make sure that it really was as great as I thought it was. Guess what—it TOTALLY is. It might even be better. Just to be clear: I used my entire first bottle before writing up this post, so I feel very confident about the my results. The FAB Resurfacing Liquid is actually not a serum, but a leave-on exfoliator. I didn’t even know such a thing existed until I starting using it haha. I know it sounds like it’s a harsh product, but it’s actually great for any type of skin. I have very dry, sensitive skin (ESPECIALLY on my cheeks) but I had zero negative reactions. The resurfacing liquid is powered by Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that work to combat fine lines/wrinkles, uneven texture and dull skin. It’s like this product was made for me! For those of you who don’t know, AHAs are a class of ingredients often used in skin care that gently exfoliate the top later of your skin over time, revealing smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Some examples of AHAs that you might have heard of before are Glycolic Acid (cue PTSD from Organic Chemistry), Lactic Acid, Malic Acid and Citric Acid. You can read up on Alpha Hydroxy Acids and their use in cosmetics here! Okay, now on to the good stuff!
Problem Areas & Results
My biggest problem was the uneven texture of my skin and the accumulation of dead skin that was resulting in tiny bumps everywhere. After only about a week of use, I noticed a complete change in my skin. My entire face was so, so smooth and even; it was a complete 180 from when I had started. I had gotten so accustomed to the tiny bumps and break outs and any time I would run my hands over my face, I just couldn’t believe how smooth it was. The new layer of skin that was exposed after all the dead cells had been sloughed off felt so great. Like, I’m talking newborn-baby-butt-smooth. Serious game changer.
My second issue was the fine lines I was starting to notice. Now I’m not saying I have actual wrinkles, but my smile lines have definitely deepened over time (hello, 30’s!). My makeup has started creasing on the sides and the lines are very distinct. The resurfacing liquid has tightened and firmed my skin, so over time I’ve noticed that my smile lines are more filled in and plumped up. It’s been a very noticeable difference when I apply my makeup because there is significantly less creasing. WIN!
The overall dry and dull texture of my skin was leaving much to be desired when I was going make-up free, but I even felt like my makeup wasn’t going on as smoothly. Now that I’ve finished the first bottle, my skin is tighter, more hydrated and I feel like the glow is back! While the product itself is not an acne treatment, I do think it’s worth mentioning that I’ve noticed way less and significantly smaller break outs since using. My guess is that a lot of my breakouts were due to dehydration or environmental factors. This product’s formulated Skin Saver Complex acts as a protective layer over your skin, which in turn probably reduces the risk of break outs.
I’ve incorporated the resurfacing liquid into my nightly skin are routine. I use one pump after cleansing, before adding any other product (moisturizer, eye cream, etc). The bottle has a built in pump system which makes it easy to control the amount of product that’s dispensed. I put 1 pump onto my finger tips, rub together and gently press it into my skin. I focus it mainly on my cheeks and on my smile lines because that’s where I have the most trouble. Whatever product remains on my fingertips I apply to my forehead. I let it sit for about 30 seconds and gently massage it all in. I allow about a minute for the product to totally soak in (your skin will absorb it super fast!) before moving on to the rest of my products. Please note that the AHAs in this product can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so be sure to always apply your sunscreen, especially if you tend to get sunburned easily. I also noticed a slight sting during the first week of application, but I think that was probably due to the existing break outs that were healing. Be mindful that you don’t apply it directly onto broken skin and like with any new product, try a little test patch before putting it all over!
Needless to say, I am a serious believer in the FAB Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid (and am thinking I need to check out the rest of the First Aid Beauty line haha). I’ll even go so far, as to say it’s the one product that I’ve used where I saw almost immediate results. If you’re looking for a gentle, yet effective product to brighten up your skin and start combating signs of aging - this 100% is the product for you. As far as skincare goes, it’s pretty affordable and a little goes a long way.
You can purchase it by clicking here at Sephora, and coincidentally if you’re a Beauty Insider, you’ll get 15% through the weekend! Happy shopping loves!