A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY: LIVING WITH TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

The story of what became Fitglow Beauty - the brand known to all of you - is a beautiful journey and love story for me. Through many years of trial and error trying to heal my ultra-sensitive rosacea skin, I set out to create products that would give me the results my skin craved and needed. After a decade of researching plant-based ingredients and working closely with skin experts, doctors and chemists to refine and perfect evidence-based formulas that go beyond the top layer of the skin — my challenge was set. I focused on creating high-performing skincare and makeup products that were free from harsh toxins and rich in proven bio-actives. But then my story took a turn - eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia and life got a bit more complex.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve. Simply put, it is a form of neuropathic pain that is oftentimes debilitating and can occur in episodes lasting a couple of hours, weeks and even months. Jolts of pain are triggered by a variety of factors, sometimes something as minuscule as brushing my teeth or exposing myself to light. It’s said that Trigeminal Neuralgia, otherwise referred to as TN, can be up to eight times more painful than childbirth. While intimidating and scary to think about and needing to navigate life differently now, it was TN that grounded me and helped me persevere in my journey of creating what is now Fitglow Beauty. A beautiful journey, as I like to refer to it.

My beautiful journey with TN has allowed me to focus my energy in creating a brand that helps all of you feel your best, in turn allowing me to feel my best. Our personal story is affected by so many variables, sometimes it can feel overwhelming and imperfect. It’s the imperfect story that unites us. I am so thankful for those of you who have entrusted us with your skincare journey. Your before and after photos, feedback and recommendations inspire me to continue creating products that work for your skin, from makeup to skincare, and everything in between. Whether you’re living with a chronic pain condition or navigating a turbulent time in your life, always remember it is the imperfect struggle that can uplift you and help you reach new heights. Because OWNING YOUR BEAUTY means allowing yourself to find motivation in your own beautiful journey. 

To learn more about Trigeminal Neuralgia, please visit https://fpa-support.org/learn/

With love,

Anna