Who here has a Facebook feed bombarded with Rodan & Fields, Beach Body, KEEP Collective or some other product being sold.
They are all the rage these days!! I love seeing people so passionate about what they do and wanting others to share that same passion, but let’s be honest…it can get to be a little much.
Rodan & Fields
One that has always tempted me, though, is Rodan & Fields. The before and afters I see are amazing!! Plus it was created by two dermatologists, which lends a lot of credibility to the products. As someone who has never had a real skin care routine, I was curious as to what using nice products could do for me.
The problem is that I have pretty decent skin (thank you genetics.) I don’t struggle with tons of acne and I’m not quite to the stage of many wrinkles. My main concerns right now are some of the sun spots I’ve developed and some of the sun damage I know is underneath, but it’s not bad enough to make me fork over hundreds of dollars.
Here’s a random picture I took a few months ago of make-up free skin.
I read a blog post of Colleen’s (RIP 🙁 ) a little while back and left a comment saying I’d always wanted to try Rodan & Fields! Whaddayaknow, a few days later I had an message from Jessica, a sorority sister of Colleen and the woman that Colleen had worked with, asking if I wanted to try out R&F in a similar way. (!!! blogging can be so cool !!!)
I warned her that I don’t have terrible skin, so my before and afters may not have a huge WOW factor if that’s what she was after. But she was so sweet and still wanted to let me try 60 days worth of products in exchange for a review here. I couldn’t say no to that!!
I told Jessica that some aging and sun spots were my main concerns, and she told me that Reverse was the best option for me. A few days later the products arrived in the mail and I was all set!
I started my regimen on April 22. The first week you use the products only every other day. Then every day for a week, and finally your skin is ready for the standard twice a day. I exfoliated, used toner, used the combo of moisturizers and of course put on the sunscreen during the day. It took some commitment and getting used to since I hadn’t been spending time on skin care, but I think I only missed two washes in the whole 60 days.
The biggest thing I noticed was how DIRTY my skin was at night!! I always took my make up off and thought that was enough. But even after make up remover and exfoliating, the toner STILL got a ton of junk of my face. Eww! I can’t believe I was missing all that.
Here are my results…
Do you notice a difference???
To be honest, I don’t. I know the lighting is a little different in all of them, but I truly don’t see a whole lot of change. The dark spots are still there on my cheeks, for the most part. I will say that in real life I think some may have faded. I noticed one in particular on my nose bridge that has started to go away. And I do think my skin looks a little brighter and dewier, but not in a massively noticeable way. I obviously can’t see what kind of deeper work the Reverse did — I should get one of those UV skin scanners done to see how much sun damage is still underneath.
Still, I really liked using the products. I liked exfoliating daily, knowing I was getting my skin cleaner, and the dewy, supple feeling the moisturizers gave me. I just can’t say for sure if it did a whole lot, or a whole lot more than any other exfoliant, toner, and moisturizer would do.
Would I keep using them? Sure. I know these products take time, so maybe a few more months would show some more visible progress. Still, I hoped that I would see something more drastic after 60 days. I would have to be really wowed to think these were worth a the big investment, and they just haven’t done that for me quite yet. I’m not sure I can justify the price tag to continue them.
I definitely still want to keep up with a skin care regimen, especially as I approach 30 and want to take more care to prevent signs of aging. I think I’ll try to find more cost effective options, however. Maybe once I try something a little less expensive I’ll realize how great Rodan & Fields really was, but maybe not. We’ll see.
Overall I’m really thrilled I got to try out R&F. I still think they are great, reputable products and am awed by the massive changes some people experience. Maybe if I had more problem areas or had used them longer I would have seen similar WOW results. I’ll definitely still recommend them to some family members that want better skin, and if you are interested in trying out R&F you should contact Jessica. She’s been really great to work with!
Have you tried R&F? What’s your skincare routine?
Disclaimer: I was given 60 days worth of R&F product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.