Upon a friend’s recommendation, I decided to try out Hero Cosmetics’ Rescue Retinol cream. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a skincare expert, and my routine has always been quite minimal. It took me years to establish a nighttime routine featuring face wash and moisturizer, and the thought of adding more products has always been a bit daunting. However, at 29, I’ve started to notice a few more fine lines on my forehead, and I’ve struggled with occasional acne and red spots on my chin and mouth. So, when I had the opportunity to use a complimentary sample of the Rescue Retinol cream, I put my apprehension aside and decided to give it a go.
I was already familiar with Hero Cosmetics, having been a big fan of both its highly effective pimple patches and post-blemish rescue balm. Although I’d never used retinol before, I trusted that the brand’s products wouldn’t irritate my skin or make my breakouts worse. The Rescue Retinol cream is described as a gentle, non-irritating formula suitable for sensitive skin. Its main purpose is to even out texture and erase post-blemish marks, and its blend of retinol, squalane, and Hero Cosmetics’ Rescue Balm Complex is said to leave skin bouncy and smooth after each use.
Curious to see if it’d work, I applied a dime-sized amount of the cream to my face after I finished my regular skincare routine one night. It felt soft and hydrating, and despite the cream being relatively thick, it absorbed right into my skin. I wasn’t left feeling greasy or dry afterwards, and although I’d heard retinol could have a strong smell, the cream barely had a scent.
I continued using the cream every night before bed, and after just a few weeks, I was surprised to see some tangible results. My acne was seeming to heal quicker, and the red spots that’d dotted my chin had lessened significantly. After a month of use, the red spots had all but disappeared–and the wrinkles around my eyes and forehead seemed to get smaller, too.
I’ve been using the cream every night since, and it’s made such a difference in my skin’s look and feel. I love how easy it is to apply and how clearly I see the results—and with a generously sized tube, I won’t have to restock the product too soon.
Hero Cosmetics’ Rescue Retinol cream has proven its effectiveness, and I’m so glad I added it to my skincare routine. I’ll definitely be using it every night from now on.