Over the past several years, I have noticed a huge difference in my skin.
Between the normal process of aging (cough… and getting close to thirty… cough), growing up in the Florida sun, stress of moving and transitioning into a new life up north, and over a decade of constant smiling as part of my job, I’ve kind of put it through the wringer.
I noticed the biggest change almost three years ago, right after we got married at the age of twenty-six. Scott just lost his job and we were in this newlywed and weird in-between period in our lives that put constant worry lines on our faces.
I have always been a big advocate for quality skin care, but have to admit to slacking in that department since then.
It probably wasn’t the best decision, considering the mid-twenties is when you should probably start taking anti-aging and skin care more seriously, but I digress.
We didn’t have the extra income to spend on much, so I grabbed whatever I could over the counter and most likely on sale that would suffice.
Fast forward to just about a year ago, I started using Yes To Carrots, after being approached by the company. I spent months trying out a copious amount of their products, and quickly grew to love their organic, all-natural lines and the majority of everything I reviewed. I was happy with how the products felt on my face, believed in what they stand for, and have been strictly using their brand until about three weeks ago.
A couple of months ago, I was approached by one of my close friends about a skin care company called Rodan + Fields, which seems to be getting more popular by the minute. I knew I had heard about the company before, but wasn’t ready to invest in something on my own at that moment in time.
A few weeks later another friend of mine introduced “the roller” to me. It’s proper name is the AMPD MD micro-exfoliating roller, and I remembered seeing something about it in a magazine. As it turns out, it’s even made a few appearances on television, and when I went on to ask more people about it I found out a few of them have used and loved it!
Just about a month ago, I was contacted by another friend about the line and finally gave in. She offered to send me what she had on hand of the REDEFINE line in exchange for a review, and it took me all of two seconds to get on board.
Read below for the details, and stick around until the end for the chance to get your hands on your own products!
Rodan + Fields Skincare
Here’s a little background information about R+F:
The line was created by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields who are also the creators of the well known Proactiv® line of skincare. They created Proactiv® specifically for people battling acne, and wanted to expand their dermatology based skincare solutions to everyone with their variety of lines in Rodan + Fields.
They have six different lines of products that focus on different results:
• REVERSE for reducing the appearance of brown spots + discoloration.
• REDEFINE for reducing the appearance of lines, pores, and loss of firmness.
• UNBLEMISH for acne and post-acne marks.
• SOOTH for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness.
• ENHANCEMENTS (makeup + extras) for optimized results with your regimes.
• ESSENTIALS (body moisturizes and sunless tanners) for everyday needs.
For the purpose of my review, I requested anti-aging products from the REDEFINE line.
She sent me the standard REDEFINE regime including the Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment with 30 SPF (daytime moisturizer), and the Overnight Restoration Cream (night time moisturizer).
I previously sampled two more products from other lines, and requested sample sizes of them both to include in this review as well.
The Micro-dermabrasion Paste from the ENHANCEMENTS line and the Night Renewing Serum capsules from REDEFINE.
The night serum capsules can be used every night, or just a few times a week (depending on what’s best for your type of skin) along with the rest of the REDEFINE regime. The paste, on the other hand, is only meant to substitute a cleanser 2-3 times per week.
I absolutely love the combination of those two products together. When I first sampled both, I didn’t have any other R+F products to compliment them with and still walked away feeling like I just gave myself a facial.
The sample paste you see above lasted me three times and I was truly upset when I used the last drop. It’s definitely on my list of wants.
Results + Review
So those are the products I have been using for the past twenty days.
Like many of you, I am very skeptical about “the latest and greatest” in skincare that always seems to surface.
There’s always something bigger and better around the corner, and it really took a lot of convincing for me to actually give this line a try.
My initial thought was that is is way too expensive for me to regularly keep up with, which is true of most quality, dermatologic made skincare lines. But, since I was able to try at least thirty days worth at no charge, I gave it a go and can’t believe the difference in my skin twenty days in.
I have never posted pictures of myself with absolutely no makeup on the blog before, so I’m giving you fair warning that they aren’t stunning. Even if I’m just going to grab groceries, I almost always have concelear and mascara on, and you’ll probably never see me intentionally post fully non-makeup photos here again… so enjoy them while they last, ya’ll.
Here are my Day One and Day Twenty pics to help show you my results.
As you probably noticed, I look extremely tired on the left, which is pretty standard. But, that doesn’t mean I am okay with it. I have been wanting to upgrade my skincare with at least “the roller” for months and am grateful that I finally got the opportunity to start the process.
After only twenty days in, my skin feels so much smoother, filled in, and more evenly colored. The biggest difference I have noticed is the crows feet area around my eyes, which comes hand-in-hand with smiling. Don’t you hate that?
Just this morning, I told Scott to look at my face and observe how much smoother, cleaner, and more radiant my skin looks in less than thirty days. The crows feet are slowly on their way out of here and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
I realize the day where my trial supply runs out will come sooner than later, and for the first time in a long time I am actually thinking about dropping hundreds of dollars on skincare again.
It’s that life changing, and I promise I’m trying not to be dramatic about it.
Scott is a stickler for expensive products and to be honest, we have both been spoiled with receiving a lot of what I use every day at no cost. These days, it takes something epic to make me pay for anything health + beauty related, and I have always felt blessed and grateful for the opportunities and companies I have had the pleasure of working with.
Ladies and gentlemen, Rodan + Fields skincare is pretty epic.
My next step is to invest in the micro-dermabrasion roller and get Scott into trying that with me, along with the skin care that is meant to go along with it. I’ll be the first to admit this isn’t cheap, which is why it might take a while for us to get there.
Those are my thoughts. Quality skin care is always expensive, and it usually takes a while of testing different things out before you find what is worth your personal investment.
I have high hopes of continuing on with this line and incorporating mix-and-match products from other lines as well. (Did you see the sunless tanner for $24?)
I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on how me and my skin are doing in the future, but for now I am going to leave you with the chance to try out a Rodan + Fields product for yourself!
Rodan + Fields Skincare Giveaway
Insterested in starting your own Rodan + Fields regimen?
One lucky Housewife Glamour reader will receive one product of choice from the REDEFINE line or the Micro-dermabrasian Paste completely free of charge. Because this is coming from a personal friend and not directly from corporate, this giveaway excludes the night serum capsules.
(Up to $80 value for one item!)
If you’re looking for my help in picking one, you might be out of luck because I love each and every one of these products!
The facial cleansing mask is wonderful. You use it twice a day and let it sit for two minutes each time before you wash it off, which I think makes it stand out from other cleansers. I also love the pore reducing toner. Both creams are thick and feel like they are instantly smoothing to my skin. I appreciate that the day time version has an SPF of 30 and the night time is formulated to combat extra wrinkles.
All of them are great!
Leave a comment on this post sharing what you currently do or use for your every day skincare and/or what product you would choose to try out if you were picked as the winner!
Also, you must enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter for your entry to count.
You have until Midnight Monday, June 16th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced first thing Tuesday morning.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count!
*Disclaimer: The 30 Day Supply of Rodan + Fields products was provided to me, free of charge, from my close friend who is a consultant for the company. I was not compensated for this review, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
I currently use the clairasonic mia with cetaphil soap, derma e toner, juice vitamin c serum and kierstan florian lotion.
You are beautiful with or without makeup! Its always nice to have a reliable source when looking into beauty products.
Aw, thank you Ashlyn!
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
I use regular old clean & clear so I could definitely use an upgrade. If I won this giveaway I would want to use the pore reducing toner.
Having acne most of my life so far and sensitive skin I would love to try the daily moisturizer! Always in search of new goodie 🙂
I would love to try the daily cleansing mask. I am always looking for a new cleanser, as I haven’t found “the one” yet. 🙂
Strength and Sunshine
The Triple Defense looks good! I never use moisturizer, but I know I really should and starting at my age will only be better in the long run!
The redefine or unblemish would be great!
I have tried EVERYTHING to make my skin cooperate…right now I use a mishmash of different products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, spot treatment). If I won, I’d choose the cleansing mask. It looks really helpful!
I love Burt’s bees products.
I really need to start taking my skin routine more seriously… It’s just that I’m in that same spot that you were where the over-the-counter/sale items are much more budget friendly and feasible for my time in life.. I could definitely benefit from using something bigger and better. If I were to win this I would probably either choose the daily cleaning mask! I also like the sound of the night restoration cream.
I wash my face in the morning with my Clarisonic and some sort of mild cleanser (usually Olay or Neutrogena). I follow that up with a moisturizer with SPF by CeraVe. In the evenings I’ll wash my face again after removing makeup and apply an anti-aging cream by Olay to my forehead region. I’d LOVE to try the Rodan + Fields line!! I actually looked into it at one point but was deterred by the price. Beauty is expensive!!
I would love to try the Redefine. I am lucky enough to have never had acne as a teen, but between lots of sweaty workouts and too much time in the sun, my skin could use a little bit of proactive help! 🙂
I would love To try them! I have been dying for a new product line to try!
First of all, your no makeup photos are gorgeous!
Mommy hood has made my face a hot mess! & my bank account dry. So target brand cleanser is where it’s at.
I know the feeling of seeing your skin change as we enter our 30s. I highly recommend a product with glycolic acid as well as a quality vitamin C serum. I also use a gel with hydraulic acid before using my normal moisturizer to keep the wrinkles away. A really rich eye cream is also invaluable.
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
I would love to try the cleansing mask. I am having such bad breakouts lately and I’m not sure why 🙁
I currently use oil of olay (age defying!!). I think I’d like to try the pore reducing toner!
I would love the daily cleansing mask!
I use a random assortment of products. I really want to narrow it down and stick with 1 skincare line but I find it so difficult and such a financial expense when it comes down to it. I’d love trying the pore reducing toner to see if it works!
I use my clarisonic Mia with clean and clear wash and toner. I would love a product upgrade! I would try the roller or night cream!
Christa @ Sit-ups & Sequins
I’ve been using Rx Systems (developed by a dermatologist here in STL) for a few years now and love it. It’s made me a little obsessed with my skincare. I probably use 8 different items, cleanser, toner, moisturizers, eye creams, etc, etc every day. My mom introduced me to Rodan + Fields and convinced me to try the Night Renewing Serum capsules. Although the price tag was higher than I wanted, I’m about 3/4 of the way through the capsules and I have noticed a BIG difference in those pesky little wrinkles that I couldn’t seem to avoid now that the bug 3-0 is fast approaching! 🙂 I’m officially addicted and will continue to use the Serum, and will probably venture out and try more of the R+F line!
I would love to try the overnight restoration creme. I am on the market for quality nighttime restorative skincare!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I’ve been hearing how great Rodan + Fields is, but you’re right, it’s definitely pricey, which has been the one thing keeping me from it. I’d like to try the micro-dermabrasion paste!
My routine used to consist only of soap and water at night, but since reading about the Yes To! products I now use their grapefruit CC cream as moisturizer, carrot face wash and blueberry nighttime lotion. I would love to try the pore reducing toner!
I would love to try the Redefine!
I’d love to try the Micro-dermabrasian Paste!
I use a basic moisturizer and night cream daily but need something heavier for at nght since my skin is dry. I would prob pick a night face cream.
I currently use Origins products, including a serum that I put on before moisturizing, and I think it makes a big difference. I would love to try the nighttime cream.
I would like to try night cream, but anything would be awesome! Thanks!
Microdermabrasion paste !!!
That Microdermabrasion paste sounds incredible!
I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this company and their products. Being in my mid/late-twenties, I need to start the anti-aging process. I’d also like to get rid of some lingering blemishes, so either of those would be idea for me!
I’d love to try the redefine line!
I think I would want the night time cream!
OMG! Of course you would review these products.. I just went to a launch party for this and was on the fence, but really wanted to try it! That roller is amazing! If I could try anything it would be the Reverse line, because of my tanning bed days… eek. Love that you love them tho!
Always in the market for something better than what I am currently doing! I would love to try the redefine!
Anything to help get rid of my pores!
i’d love to try the mask!! i went on acutane in high school which was great, but i still have periods of bad acne.
Whatever product is best to get rid of blackheads on the nose.
I’m intrigued to say the least. The roller sounds cool! I currently use the clarisonic which I love <3
I love the daily cleansing mask
Runner Girl Eats
I would love to try a firming cream. I swear once I hit 28 all these little lines started popping up!
I’d like to try a firming cream or the entire redefine system, ha. I feel like my face could use some toning up!
I currently only use a Neutrogena cream cleanser ever morning and night, I would love to try out something new.
I currenly use Clinique, more out of habit than anything else. I would love to try the firming cream!
Currently I use a Neutrogena day cream with retinol and SPF. But as I approach 30 this year I am seeing wrinkles coming in on my forehead. Ah!!
Running for Berries
I could use a new moisturizer or the pore minimizing toner
I want to try the pore minimizing toner!
I usually use dermologica products and love the daily moisturizer. I would LOVE to try the night renewing serum or the overnight restoration cream.
I want to try the redefine – overnight restoration product.
I heard great things about there products and the price always holds me back from trying it! Looking forward to maybe winning and trying out the unblemished line!
I currently just use some cheap cleanser and moisturizer from Target but I was just talking with a friend last night about investing in some better skin care products! I would definitely like to try the REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment! I’ve heard great things about Rodan & Fields!
I currently use drug store products – mainly aveeno, or cetaphil. However my skin is starting to look a little tired and at 31 the lines are coming! I would love to try the night repair serum. Rodan & Fields products sound incredible!
I’d love to try the Redefine Multi-Function eye cream! I’m turning 30 in a month and want to stay on top of those fine lines and wrinkles!
Her Happy Balance
Pore minimizer all the way! It’s my biggest pet peeve to have some pores that are bigger than the others. And my nose is the main culprit, yikes! haha
The pore minimizing toner! My poor pores need HELP 🙂
I currently use Cetaphyl! I love it. I used proactiv as a teen! I loved it!
I am using a Mary Kay line right now but it doesn’t seem to be helping, unfortunately. My skin has gone crazy recently!!!
daily cleansing mask
The overnight restoration cream!
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
I would love to try the daily cleansing mask!
I currently use Cetaphyl products, but am always on the lookout for new finds!
I tried to move to more natural skin care but needed to go back to good old proactive-the only thing that seems to help breakouts.
I keep hearing about this company and may just have to break down and give it a try! I currently just use aveeno products for my skin are regimen- I’ve been using them forever!
I’ve always had skin issues, and I have a hard time finding something that actually works. I would love to try the unblemish, reverse and redefine!
julie scow (@mindemills)
I love to try different skin products especially moisturizers…so I would love to try the Redefine Overnight Restorative Cream or Night Renewing Serum.
I use the clarisonic mia with glo-therapeutics hydrating cleanser, glo-therapeutics purifying tonic and glo-herapeutics moisture rich cream.
I have never tried Rodan & Fields products as I live in Australia, however I would LOVE to try the products you are giving away. I’ve never used a cleansing mask, but it sounds effective and the pore minimising toner would be fab! I have combination skin which is prone to comedonic acne….. looking for anything to help me at 29 years of age!
It all looks great but I think I’d like to try the pore minimizer.
I currently use cetaphil,oil of olay and an exfoliating scrub. I would love to try the over night restorative cream.
I have blemish prone skin, so I want to try the unblemish!
I would like to try the Micro-dermabrasian Paste. I have never tried anything like this, so it would be a new experience!
I love origins facial cleansers, and ole henrickson serums!!
I’m currently using Clinique and have for awhile now but I’ve been wanting to try something new! I’d definitely like to try the daily cleaning mask!
I currently use Baby Wash to wash my face; and would love to try the pore reducing toner.
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