Retinol is all the rage these days. The chemical compound promises to reduce wrinkles, improve acne and brighten the skin by working on a cellular level.
But this “miracle product” can be a little too intense for those of us with sensitive skin. I want my skin to look better, not feel like it’s burning off.
Luckily, beauty brand Fitish has offered an alternative to traditional retinol that is as effective as it is gentle.
If It Works So Well, Why Avoid Retinol?
Retinol is a chemical compound similar to vitamin A. When applied to the skin, retinol converts into retinoic acid. Retinoic acid improves the skin’s appearance by working on a cellular level, making it extremely potent.
However, this potency can result in redness, flakiness and irritation, particularly in those with eczema, rosacea or sunburn-prone skin.
That’s why retinol alternatives are all the rage.
What Is A Retinol Alternative?
Research shows that Bidens Pilosa can treat several ailments, including inflammation, wounds and even menstrual irregularities.
A Brazilian study found the herb to have anti-aging properties as well. Like retinol, the herb promotes collagen production and reduces acne-causing hormones—without the harsh side effects.
And Bidens Pilosa has led to the creation of one of Fitish’s best products yet.
Fitish Night Game Serum And Cream Duo
Night Game is a revolutionary night cream and serum duo jam-packed with heavy-duty, natural ingredients. In addition to Bidens Pilosa, this product uses CBD, Chaga mushroom and Squalane.
CBD is an anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant. Chaga mushroom relieves oxidative stress that causes signs of aging. And finally, Squalane is a naturally occurring compound that strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and helps neutralize pollution damage.
In other words, Night Game is the gentlest miracle elixir your skin could ask for.
Soothingly Gentle, Freakishly Fast
I first tried Night Game after a long, hectic week. I moved out of my house, worked long hours when I wasn’t hauling boxes and spent way too much time in the sun. My already sensitive skin was parched, tired and sunburnt.
I applied the CBD Glow Serum first. Then, I topped it off with the CBD and retin-alt night cream. Both products were light and non-greasy. They went on smooth, smelled great and my skin happily absorbed them in seconds.
The next morning, I was shocked to find my skin looked and felt supple and refreshed. Night Game soothed my angry sunburn and lightened my dark eye circles. Best of all, I didn’t feel the uncomfortable tightness in my T-zone that I get when using retinol products.
Sure, I still felt like I had been working my tush off for the past week. But you wouldn’t have known it by looking at my skin. For as gentle as this product felt, its results were freakishly fast and effective.
My schedule isn’t clearing up anytime soon. But with Fitish’s Night Game duo, I know I can give my skin all the TLC it needs while I’m getting some much-needed sleep.
Life doesn’t slow down just so we can catch up on our skin routine. And just because retinol has a cult-following doesn’t mean you have to (or should) join.
I always approach skincare products with a healthy dose of skepticism, but I’m officially a Fitish convert. And after trying this affordable, effective and gentle product, I know you will be, too.