Skin care is a struggle for me. I have never been big on washing my face or really taking care of my skin in general. Yes, I know that’s bad. I hear your judgmental tone and I completely agree. Now that I’m heading into my (gulp) mid 30s, I’ve come to the realization that I should probably start taking better care of myself. Little wrinkles are popping up along with their BFFs the age spots, and I don’t like it one bit. That’s why when my friend Jennifer asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the Rodan + Fields Skin Care line she sells, I jumped on the opportunity. When she asked me what my skin care needs were, I was a little lost (seriously, you can ask her). My skin is dry all of a sudden after being super oily in my teens and combination in my 20s. It could be a combo of winter air, pregnancy, or just that whole fabulous aging phenomenon.
She sent me most of the Anti-Age line to try, which has recently been rebranded as the REDEFINE line. I tried the Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment, Overnight Restorative Cream, the Lip Renewing Serum, and the Night Renewing Serum. My favorite products are the Triple Defense Treatment which serves as a day time moisturizer with SPF 30, and the Overnight Restorative Cream. I have never found a drugstore moisturizer that works for my skin. Every product I’ve ever tried is soaks up in a minute and my skin feels dry all over again. Both of these products feel fabulous and my skin still feels great 12 hours later. I did not love the Daily Cleansing Mask as much. As I mentioned before, I hate washing my face. I don’t know why, I just do. The Daily Cleansing Mask works well and leaves my skin feeling awesome. My issue with it is that you can use it around the eye area, so I first have to wash off my eye makeup, then wash my face. Petty, I know. Other than that I love the entire line.
If anti-aging is not your first concern right now, Rodan +Fields offers 3 other lines you can try: REVERSE (works to undo sun damage, lighten, and brighten), UNBLEMISH (for acne and post-acne damage), and SOOTHE (for sensitive, irritated skin). For more information about Rodan +Fields Skin Care, please check out Jennifer’s R+F site and Facebook page.
Positives: easy to use with clear instructions for each product (so helpful for skin care dummies like me), quality products that truly work better than the competition, variety of products to fit all skin care needs, easily accessible through internet ordering, helps out other ladies through their direct sales program
Negatives: the cost – this is not a frugal skin care line
If you are interested in trying any of the Rodan + Fields Skin Care products, head over to Jennifer’s website and check them out. The REDEFINE anti-aging regimen is $193, or you can buy products individually.
My sister and I were discussing the cost issue because she has heard great things about the line and has been wanting to try it as well. We decided it is worth it to buy the moisturizer I love because every time I spend $15-20 on a drugstore product that doesn’t work, it could have gone towards this product that actually does.
Don’t forget to enter the Rodan + Fields giveaway here at Bare Feet on the Dashboard. Just click the pic below. The giveaway ends 3/17/2013.
**I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own. I did receive the products free of charge for the purpose of review.
I also use it for my facial wash as it retains needed moisture and non-drying too.