If you were to look into my vanity cabinet (or the archives of this blog), you would quickly see that I’m an oil girl. Serums, oil-based topicals, balms, cleansers…heck, even my “eye cream” is an oil blend. My reasons are many, but one of the biggest factors is that many conventional manufacturers add all sorts of fillers and emulsifiers to create a creamy lotion, while certain plant-based oils are super-effective at keeping skin hydrated and radiant without needing all the added crap.
With that being said, there is absolutely a place for clean lotions and creams in my life. Unlike oils, which protect the skin’s lipid barrier and are great at preventing moisture from evaporating from the skin, most lotions are designed to penetrate the skin, leaving it softer and more hydrated. And sometimes you just need a little penetration, am I right? #thatswhatshesaid #imsorry #youcanttakemeanywhere
The two creams I use on the regular are the Cloud Comfort Cream and the Redness Rescue Cream by Fitglow Beauty.
First up? Cloud Comfort Cream. Oh, this cream is so good. Formulated with a proven blend of essential fatty acids and plant-based oils in liposome form to mimic the composition and function of our skin, it penetrates even the most defensive barriers with tons of hydration, nutrients and anti-inflammatory support. When I use this cream, signs of inflammation on my face (particularly around my nose and cheeks) disappear, and my skin feels pillow soft, no joke.
Fitglow Beauty’s products are organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and this particular Comfort Comfort blend has arnica, comfrey, cloudberry, chia, cucumber, gotu kola and horsetail in it. Damn good.
However, we need to chat about the Redness Rescue Cream pronto. Ladies with rosacea and/or red, sensitive skin, you must try this cream. YOU. SIMPLY. MUST. This ultra-hydrating C3 plant blend (featuring comfrey, calendula, chamomile, wakame seaweed bio ferment extract and zinc) makes my redness virtually disappear. And the coolest thing is that it’s tinted green, so not only do the ingredients work to reduce inflammation and redness, the green neutralizes redness in the skin.
cloud comfort on the left, redness rescue on the right
I love using the Redness Rescue as a primer before my foundation. It’s not greasy at all and soaks right into the skin, making it feel hydrated and balanced. It works wonders at keeping the red at bay, so then my foundation application is so much easier. I love this stuff.
If you are still on the fence about oils and prefer creams, you will love these two additions. And, honestly, I feel they are a must even for us oil enthusiasts. If I reach for a cream, you can bet it’s one of these two.
So, drumroll please, these two creams are Beauty Heroes February Beauty Discovery. (Wheeeee!) This discovery is valued at $153. Yep. A $153 value for 39 bucks. It’s insane.
You must join Beauty Heroes by February 20th to receive this month’s Beauty Discovery, and if you didn’t notice, there was a waitlist to join last month. However, Jeannie has reopened the queue today so if you are interested in these creams, I think it would behoove you to move quickly before we hit a waitlist situation again. I love these products, and I think you will too.
Everything you could possibly want to know about these two products and Beauty Heroes is here, and please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments!
Jen WilkinsFebruary 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm
I’m really confused about the cloud comfort cream – your write up and the booklet in the box make it sound like a nice thick lotion, but the actual bottle says “gently removes dirt and makeup. Hydrates and soothes skin. Etc… massage small amount on dry face and rinse with water.” Is this a lotion or a cleanser??
Pam PickFebruary 4, 2018 at 11:43 pm
I actually wrote to the folks at Beauty Heroes yesterday about this inconsistency. I believe this is a cream that should be applied after cleansing and serum/oil use, but the label on the back of the product describes it like a cleanser. I think there may have been a labeling snafu. Regardless, I love the product!
whoorlFebruary 5, 2018 at 9:27 am
I use it as a moisturizer.
KariFebruary 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm
I’m curious what your simple daily routine is. You are always posting about items you love, but do you really use them all daily? My skin seems to do better with a little consistency. I’ve joined Beauty Heroes and I LOVE all the products, but haven’t really been able to pin down a routine yet. Right now I’m using these two creams in the morning, and the Ayuna Cream at night.
whoorlFebruary 6, 2018 at 4:26 pm
My routine is ever-changing, given the nature of my job.
JulieFebruary 7, 2018 at 9:47 am
Do you use either of these in combination with a daily SPF? If so, what goes on first? Or would you mix the SPF in with these creams? Thanks!!!