While I hadn’t tried any of the Rodan + Fields skincare products before now, I am no stranger to the brand. I have heard really great things about the products from other bloggers, and have seen lots of Rodan + Fields reviews and giveaways over the last couple of years on different blogs that I follow. I am excited to have finally had the chance to try out some of their products for myself and see how good they really are!
iFabbo sent me the Rodan + Fields REDEFINE regimen and Acute Care (skincare for expression lines) to try out. This line is meant to defend against and reduce visible signs of aging- it claims to help with the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness. I’ll start by saying that I have normal to dry skin, a ton of freckles (76% of participants in an R+F study that used this line saw an improvement in brown spots) and lines in my forehead, so the main reasons for me wanting to try this specific line were a) defending against signs of aging and b) to help with the appearance of lines in my forehead. The Rodan + Fields REDEFINE regimen comes with a Daily Cleansing Mask, a Pore Minimizing Toner, a Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 moisturizer and an Overnight Restorative Cream.
Let’s start with the cleansing mask. It is an exfoliating kaolin clay-based mask that you gently message with wet fingers into dry skin, then leave on for two minutes or so until it dries, and rinse off. Initially, I thought I was going to hate the whole mask/waiting two minutes thing being done twice daily, but I actually loved it. It was like two minutes of a mini-spa in the morning and right before bed, which ended up being quite nice. I could just apply the mask and then brush my teeth, and by the time I was done that it was ready to rinse off, so it didn’t feel time consuming or like an extra step that I didn’t want to do. The mask left my face feeling super smooth and not tight (which is an issue I often have with cleansers because my skin can dry out pretty easily), but after using this for a few days, I found that using an exfoliant twice daily was a bit too abrasive for my skin. Don’t get me wrong, the exfoliating beads in the mask ARE gentle, but I have fairly sensitive skin that I usually only exfoliant once or twice a week.
Following the cleansing mask, I used the Pore Minimizing Toner. This is meant to do just that- tighten and minimize the appearance of pores, but I don’t really have any pore issues at this stage. It also helps to prepare skin for the moisturizer or night cream that follows this step, so I made sure not to skip this.
Lastly, depending on whether it was day or night, I’d follow the cleansing mask and toner with the Triple Defense Treatment (for day) or the Overnight Restorative Cream (for night). I really liked the Triple Defense Treatment. I’d put this on first thing in the morning to give it a chance to absorb before applying my makeup over top. It is quite light on the skin, but super hydrating nonetheless. While I love products that work double-duty by including SPF, my skin often reacts badly to them. I don’t know what it is, but my face is super sensitive to something in some SPF products and they tend to make my skin sting. This product did NOT do that, and for that, I love it! The Overnight Restorative Cream was just as nice. It is a bit heavier than it’s daytime counterpart, which I love in a night cream, and contains a mix of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and antioxidants to prevent moisture loss and replenish nutrients. I loved waking up to soft, smooth skin after using this.
Last, and anything BUT least, is the Acute Care skincare for expression lines. It’s a bit early to say, but I don’t foresee me ever having any fillers injected into any part of my face in the future. I have absolutely nothing against it- do you!- but I am just paranoid of something going wrong and I’m also just so not into needles or voluntary pain, haha. I think I’ll be sticking to these babies instead, because the results from their clinical studies are pretty fantastic. They are these little strips that basically look like clear bandaids, but on the side that you apply directly to your wrinkle (I used them on my forehead lines, obviously) there are tiny prickly liquid cones (they don’t hurt, but they did totally catch me off guard the first time I used them, haha) that melt peptides and hyaluronic acid directly into the wrinkles while you sleep. Easy peasy! You are meant to use these every three nights for a month for the best results. In the above photos, I had used them three times (in conjunction with the rest of the regimen) and I think the results speak for themselves. I mean, of course the lines are still there- I don’t expect them to magically disappear overnight (but a girl can dream, right?)- but they are noticeably less deep. I did my best to take the photos in the same spot with the same lighting to try to get most accurate comparison possible. I basically want a lifetime supply of these. While I think they are totally worth the $220 price tag, I can’t afford that kind of upkeep on the regular, so I think I’ll be using these more sparingly.
Overall, I really enjoyed the entire Rodan + Fields REDEFINE line, up until my skin got too sensitive to continue on with the exfoliant in the Daily Cleansing Mask. I think this regimen is probably better suited for someone with skin that isn’t as sensitive and prone to dryness as mine. What I was particularly impressed with, out of everything, was the Acute Care skincare for expression lines. I can’t get over the results (both in R+F’s studies and my own results)! This is something I would definitely look at buying again in the future, and until then I’ll be savoring the packets of this that I have left!
Have you ever tried any Rodan + Fields products?