I was fortunate enough to reconnect with one of my delightful high school classmates a while back at our reunion. Since then she has become a consultant for Rodan and Fields, a cosmetic product line developed by two esteemed female dermatologists.
My classmate recently sent me some samples of her product to see what I thought. Now I will have to disclose that it is difficult to say with any real conviction in such a brief period of time that these are the next wonders of the world but I did read her brochures and information and liked that the central theme seemed to be that you don't have to spend major dollars to achieve healthier and younger looking skin.
This line of products are certainly less expensive than a visit to the dermatologist but they are more costly than what you would find in the discount stores. I have used Lancome and Philosophy for the past several years and I would say this line would be comparably priced to those department store cosmetic products.
Rodan and Fields have several product lines for different types of skin issues such as anti-aging, acne, and sensitive skin. I was most interested in the anti aging products.
The items that I used in this product line were the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
the Night Renewing Serum
and the Lip Renewing Serum
The exfoliating cleaner that I used is applied after washing your face. It helps to slough off those stubborn dead skin cells - a process that slows down as we age. My first thought was that the product felt a bit greasy but it did rinse off easily. I have used a similar product from Philosophy that I incorporated into my regimen once or twice a week. I would probably do the same with this exfoliator.
I was more impressed with the night serum. It left my skin feeling softer, smoother, but definitely not oily. The product seemed to just bond with my skin.
The lip serum was very much the same. It also came in those small individual pellets. It is a matter of personal preference but I felt like there was a lot of product in those lip capsules and I could probably use one pellet for two consecutive nights. Fine lines around my mouth haven't become an issue for me yet but I like Rodan and Field's philosophy that "The best wrinkle is the one that never happens".
These products are not available in stores. Instead you need to find a Rodan and Field's consultant in your area or contact my friend Lisa.
There are two schools of thought to this. Yes, it may seem like it is a bit less convenient and you need to plan ahead so you don't run out of product. I did see that you can sign up for automatic shipments though and that is a nice feature.
The other way of looking at this, is that you have a personal consultant that you can discuss your unique skin issues with and discover the best workable options for you.
To find out more about the entire line of products click here.
To confer with Lisa click here.
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.
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