I’m an optimist, realist, and a skeptic. Whenever I see people claiming that a product can do miracles, I tend not to believe them. Why? If it sounds too good to be true, it often is.
When my sister, Amy, asked me to do a review of Rodan + Fields skin care line, I was hesitant (as I mentioned in Part I). I made sure to tell her I would be honest with my opinions. She said she knew that and understood.
Here I am 30 days later with some results. I undertook this skin care experiment to see if the products would make a difference. To be fair to the products, I’m not sure if they are working yet or not. I’ve run into a few bumps along the way. The first week I started, I didn’t follow directions very well. I misunderstood how I was supposed to start the regime. Let me explain.
I have normal to dry skin, particularly during winter and when I’m pregnant. The skin regimen chosen for me is Unblemish. The instructions said to start with the clarifying toner and use the regimen every other day to allow my skin to adjust to the product. I took it to mean that I only used the toner every other day. At the end of the week, my sister followed up on me (as I’m sure she does with all her clients) to ask how things were going. I told her that I was confused and wondered when I would add all the elements. That’s when we realized I had done it wrong. I was supposed to use all the products every other day, not just the toner. Oops!
So, from that point on I did as I was told. The third week I started using the products every morning. Toward the end of the week, I started noticing that my skin was drying out. Heck, even my husband noticed and said something. My sister had warned me this was possible so I let her know what was going on. She responded immediately and told me to go back to every other day. Additionally, she told me to stop using the oil control lotion (it has drying aspects) and is adding another product to my regimen to help with the drying.
Since the goal is to be using the products every day, twice a day by the end of week 4, I’m a bit behind now. With that in mind, I can’t give a fair estimate of the product. I will say this though. Once you know what to do, using the products is pretty easy. The hard part is establishing a new routine when you’ve fallen out of the habit.
My skin is still dry, and I haven’t noticed any huge differences either. While I haven’t had any acne outbreaks since starting this regimen, I do still have spots on my chin from old acne. (There is a spot-removing toner that might help with that, but I am unable to use it while pregnant.) My skin color looks a bit more ruddy than it has in a long time. I guess that explains some of the tingling I feel when using the products.
Thirty days from now, I plan to review the products again and hold a giveaway. Hopefully, some of the issues I’ve had will shake out by then and I’ll have more to tell. Until then, if you are interested in learning more about Rodan + Fields and their products, feel free to contact my sister, Amy, at this link. I know she would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
***Thank go to my sister, Amy Hogue, a consultant for Rodan + Fields, for providing the skin care products in exchange for this review. Although I received this product free of charge, all opinions expressed are my own.**
To see Part I of my review, go to Skin Experiment.