If your Facebook feed looks like mine, surely you’ve seen some Rodan+Fields photos at some time in your recent experience. I’ll admit, sometimes I’ve been a little annoyed with it, but I can’t deny being intrigued by the results. Were they for real? I know I’m a skeptic, and let’s face it, we ask our friends when we’re looking for opinions on effective skin care. So, I’m here to give you an honest review of Rodan+Fields skin care.
Skin care has become a higher priority for me
now that I’m in my mid-40’s and at one point, I made it a New Year’s resolution to invest in higher quality skin care products. I have tried a variety of different products, some that I’ve liked, some that I haven’t. Today I’m going to share my experience with Rodan + Fields. And no, I’m not selling it (but I can point you in that direction if you’re interested). Products were provided to me initially, but I have since refilled the products on my own. All opinions and reviews of this product are my own.
Let me also qualify this post by saying that I’m having
serious a bit of anxiety posting photos of my naked face out there for all to see! Deep breaths…
I started using the Rodan + Fields “Reverse” regimen back in late October, and honestly, I hadn’t reviewed my photo results until just before posting this. It’s one of those things where you don’t notice the changes as much when you look at yourself every day, but the pictures tell the story. I’m not wearing any makeup (ok, I’m wearing Carmex lip balm), and these pictures have not been retouched in any way. (Gulp) Feel free to stop now if you’re faint of heart. Consider yourself warned…
This is why I don’t take selfies. I swear, it’s amazing to me how much different I look in a selfie vs. the image looking back at me in the mirror. When did my face and nose get so … long? And yes, I needed a hair coloring in that first photo. Moving on, let’s take a look.
My primary skin concern is discoloration and brown spots. As a former sun worshipper, my skin has seen its fair share of UV rays, and I remember it getting even worse when I was pregnant – hello, melasma. So, the “Reverse” program is focused upon those issues, and I also used their Reverse Accelerator Pack, which was a skin lightening toner and cream to help with stubborn dark spots.
The sides of my face are the areas that show it the most. Don’t even get me started on my neck – that’s my next focus.
Especially the dreaded driver’s side of my face. One of my friends just had skin cancer identified on the driver’s side of her face, by the way. And she’s highly diligent in taking care of her skin! I still have some work to do on this side of my face, but the discoloration was definitely worse on this side. (And my chin blemish is from those blasted chin hairs that make me so crazy – I think I need to get them permanently zapped. It’s obviously a chronic problem.) Dare I say that I’m noticing a difference in the fine lines on my forehead too?
Things I love about these products:
- The Reverse Deep Exfoliating Wash – it’s like a mini-microdermabrasion, and I immediately noticed that my skin felt smoother, and my skin looked brighter and felt better when I wear makeup. Even my husband has sneaked into my cleanser, and has commented on how it helped with some of the dry patches on his face. But, shhh, don’t tell him I told you.
- The Skin Lightening Accelerator Pack – I highly recommend this for those of you dealing with stubborn hyper-pigmentation! The cream has 2% hydroquinone, which I think is key in knocking out the dark spots.
- The Sunscreen – In order to keep the spots away, sunscreen is key. I really like the Rodan+Fields sunscreen – it’s light, not smelly or greasy, and goes on great under makeup.
- The AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller – I’m starting to use this more, and it’s a wee bit uncomfortable when you first use it (think tiny needles in your skin), but it really helps in allowing the products to work their way into my skin.
The downside? The Rodan+Fields products aren’t cheap, but when I think of all of the money that I’ve wasted on sub-par skin care, it makes me a little sick to my stomach. If you’re going to spend the money, at least go with something that will produce the results you’re looking for, right?
From here, I’m taking a break from the accelerator pack (per Rodan+Fields recommendations), but I’m still using the Reverse line of products. I’m thinking about adding in their Redefine line to focus on fine lines and firmness (i.e., my neck), while continuing to use the AMP-MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller.
But what’s in it for me?
I know that’s what you’re thinking. Rest assured, I do have something to offer you if you’ve been
seeing Rodan+Fields on Facebook on the sidelines and wanting to give it a try.
Contact Jessica at this link for the Evolution of Style offer which includes $20 off your first Preferred Customer order, Free Shipping, and an additional 10% off. Or you can reach Jessica’s site directly at here.
As an added bonus, if you place an order, you’ll be entered to win a free AMP MD Roller and Night Renewing Serum. Winner to be announced at the end of March.
So there you have it! If you’re looking to get serious about skin care, I can honestly say that Rodan + Fields lives up to its reputation. Do you already use it? Have you had good results? Are you thinking about upping your skin care game?