Aaahhh the skin! If you’ve never had skin issues of any sort, well then I am so very envious of you!
I’ve never had major skin issues, though I definitely have noticed more acne – yes, acne in my 40s than I have at any other time in my life. Could this be hormones? Who knows, but along with those little lines that seem to be appearing around my eyes and on my forehead, I’ve become more than ready for trying new products.
Being a vegan, I do have some product requirements. Of course, the products have to NOT be tested on animals and also NOT contain any animal products.
So, when my friend’s sister, Nikki, approached me about trying products from the Rodan+Fields line, I was more than open to hearing what she had to say. (She assured me my requirements were met.)
A little company background – Rodan+Fields was started in 2002 by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. These women are both practicing dermatologist – successful, I might add, as they are the creators of Proactive Solution (and I’m sure you’ve heard of this very popular skin care line). The Rodan+Fields line is sold through a network marketing business model – meaning you can also sign up to be a seller of their products if you like the them. The company is based in California and has been given membership in the Direct Selling Association (DSA) which grants membership to only the most industry compliant companies – meaning the company has a solid base. Not a bad base either for women who want to work at home or start their own business.
The company has 4 product sets available. They include:
- Anti-Age – a regiment for wrinkles, pores and loss of firmness
- Reverse – a regimen for brown spots, dullness and sun damage
- Soothe – a regimen for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness
- Unblemish – a regiment for acne and post-acne marks
There are also 2 other sets – one called Enhancements used to optimize the results of your regimen and also Essentials including everyday body necessities such as sunscreen, moisturizer and lip shield.
I was given 2 products sets to try for myself and for my hubby – Anti-Age and Unblemish.
Since I don’t have really “bad” acne, I was told to try the Unblemish for a couple of weeks and then switch to the Anti-Age.
First, my thoughts on Unblemish which includes an acne treatment sulfur wash, spot fading (or clarifying) toner, dual intensive acne treatment (serum&cream) and oil control lotion.
OMG! Wow – if you think you have anything…and I mean anything hidden deep in your skin…way down in those pores, well, this system WILL bring it out. I’m so glad that Nikki warned me to not be alarmed because it was a bit shocking. Shocking in a good way – if that’s possible. Be prepared – I’m glad I was and I’m glad I used the Unblemish. I feel like my skin is deep-down clean now and the products left me with much more even skin tone – I tend to get a bit “red” at times. If you have serious acne, I would think this line would seriously help you clear up your pores.
I started my hubby, Jimi, right away on the Anti-Age system which consists of a daily cleansing mask, pore minimizing toner, daytime moisturizer with SPF 30, overnight restorative cream, night renewing serum AND a Roller Tool.
I need to tell you more about this roller – it’s a roller that you roll, yes roll, along your face in a pattern. The roller tool has surgical grade stainless steel acupuncture-type needles protruding from it. These needles make mini punctures in the top layer of your skin which makes it more receptive to absorbing the ingredients in the serum and overnight cream.
Using the roller might seem a little daunting at first, but, as a person who has friends who have taken much more extreme actions when it comes to keeping their skin young looking, the roller really isn’t bad at all.
My hubby Jimi also gets to be the “star” of the before and after photos.
Can you see the difference, especially in his forehead – the skin tone is more even also?
One profound difference that you can’t tell from these photographs is how his skin feels. It’s silky soft now and I LOVE it. Jimi has spent a lot of his life out in the elements doing triathlons, surfing, motorcycle racing, etc. and has gotten a lot of sun on his face. His skin feels new now – so very soft and smooth too.
There is actually one product in the Anti-Age system that I didn’t receive, but that I have gone online to purchase – the Anti-Age Eye Cloths. I LOVE these cloths for removing makeup especially at the gym! Not only do they wipe the make-up away, they also deposit anti-aging peptides on your skin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and decrease puffiness.
I’ll be honest, the products are pricey. But, in all honesty, again, I have friends that spend a heck of a lot more on their faces in a year than it would cost to use these products.
I have not signed up to sell the Rodan+Fields line, but I have signed up to be a Preferred Customer under Nikki. This gives me a savings of 10% on the products I buy and also I receive free shipping.
Now, for the good part, here’s a special link set up by Nikki where she is giving away a FREE customized skincare Routine just for trying the Rodan+Fields Solutions Tool. If you try the Solutions Tool, you will also be entered in a raffle to win a Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.
The Solutions Tool is a questionnaire that helps you determine which product system will work best for you.
Nikki is also offering some free bonus products for signing up as a preferred customer and, doing so, also gets you entered into another raffle!
Don’t be afraid! If you do sign up and purchase some products and find out they’re not right for you, you can return any products within 60 days – even if the bottles are empty – for a full refund.
Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact Nikki directly at (408) 480-3715.
I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried or are going to try the Rodan+Fields line of products.