When considering the faults of my skin, I could easily turn out a tome. My tone isn’t perfectly even, I have some slight textural issues on my cheeks and forehead, my pores become congested easily, I have a few fine lines I could live without… but all in all, my skin isn’t awful, and there is really only one issue that prevents me from going without any sort of foundation/base, and that is redness. My redness in confined to the area directly around my nose, as is commonly lamented, traveling a couple of centimeters into my cheek territory. Though I often go without a full face of foundation, I do feel most comfortable with a touch of concealer in this area, or a lightly tinted moisturizer, which can help to mitigate the sometimes angry appearance of my skin.
When I first happened upon the Redness Rescue Cream by Fitglow Beauty, I was intrigued by its green tint, which also made it stand out against all of the other redness-relieving skin creams on the market. I had, however, no prior experience with this brand, and there were few compelling reviews to be found online to convince me to buy it, so I held off, but it never did leave my mind.
Fast forward to one morning early in February, when I saw via an Instagram ad that the subscription service Beauty Heroes was offering both the Redness Rescue Cream, as well as the Cloud Comfort Cream in their February box. The offer was so compelling that I sprung out of bed to retrieve my credit card, then promptly signed up for a 3-month subscription, though frankly, I had never heard of this service before that day. I received my February box the following business day, and have been smitten with the Fitglow line, as well as Beauty Heroes, ever since.
From Fitglow’s website:
“CLOUD COMFORT CREAM nourishes and protects stressed, irritated, and red skin with ultra calming bioavailable nutrients. ORGANIC CLOUDBERRY and CHIA EXTRACTS rebuild skin strength and moisture barrier with complete essential lipids and high level of vitamins. CALM LIPOSOME deeply penetrates the skin to stimulate cell regeneration, soothe irritation, and improve skin elasticity. Perfect for environmentally aggravated skin, rosacea, or anyone with skin that needs extra TLC.
*Reduces epidermal inflammation and irritation
*Promoting skin healing and renewal
*Calms irritation and reduces redness
*Provides environmental moisture barrier
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil( Cloudberry Seed Oil) *, Sea Water Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter) *, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract (Chia) *, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Extract (Vegan Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey)*, Allantoin Liposome , Arnica Montana Flower Extract *,Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail) *, Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola) * , Sorbitol, Leuconostoc / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf / Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit Ferment Filtrate , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitmain E), **Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract** Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract (Plum)**. * Certified Organic Ingredients ** Organic Supercritical CO2 Extracts”
“Calm stressed red skin naturally with our Redness Rescue Cream. Our proprietary c3 Organic Calming Plant blend repairs skin, stimulates cell growth, plus decompresses skin inflammation. Wakame Seaweed Extract increases skin oxygen consumption, promoting healing and collagen production.Green mineral tint immediately reduces the look of redness while local ORGANIC GRAPE SEED OIL hydrates without greasiness. Natural Skin Doctor Approved.
*Reduces skin redness
*Calms irritated sensitive skin
*Improves intercellular oxygen and moisture
*Strengthens skin cell health and improves renewal
*Promotes scar and acne healing
Aqua, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, c3 Blend [Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey)*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Matricaria Chamomilla (Camomile)], Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (Wakame Bioferment), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Sorbitol, Leuconostoc / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf / Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit Ferment Filtrate.”
I first used the Cloud Comfort Cream as a night cream on the day of its arrival, however, I did find it was a bit light to be worn overnight, especially in the dry Arizona climate. However, as a day cream, it is perfect; it’s hydrating, but not greasy, and plays well with both sunscreen and foundation. The Redness Rescue Cream is equally well-paired with sunscreen and makeup, and because of its color correcting abilities, has really become the star of this pairing. While it does not offer much in terms of coverage, I do feel that it lessens the appearance of unwanted red tones, while simultaneously lending subtle hydration to the skin.
In sum: both the Cloud Comfort Cream and the Redness Rescue Cream from Fitglow Beauty are sublimely effective and a dream to use. Do consider ordering them through Beauty Heroes website, should you give them a shot, as they not only have an extraordinary selection of clean products, but offer stellar customer service to boot.
What sort of strategy do you employ to combat redness? I would be delighted to receive some product/technique recommendations!