Let’s face it. Most of the products that are being hawked by your high school acquaintances from when you were slumming it in the burbs are garbage. Young Living is owned by a complete fruit loop. LipSense dries the heck out of your lips. Jamberry is as tacky as rug on a toilet seat. “Cleanses” are liquid starvation diets in disguise. LuLaRoe makes some pretty hideous leggings that ought to be doused in gasoline and lit on fire.
However, one that has made the rounds and actually stands up to muster is Rodan and Fields. It is developed by living and breathing actual doctors that didn’t go to a University that ends in .com. R+F is the real deal and is described as a comprehensive Multi-Med Therapy skincare solution that is as close as you can get to seeing a dermatologist without the six month wait. It layers potent cosmetic ingredients including peptides and hyaluronic acid for skincare that will actually live up to what it says it will do on the bottle. (As any Derm worth their degrees can tell you, peptides are fragment of proteins. Proteins are the building blocks of skin. Hyaluronic acid helps skin replenish moisture on its own.) With regular use, Redefine helps defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin. Offering genuine solutions as opposed to hocus pocus, I saw results, and I was amazed. My skin started to look more clear, refreshed, and brighter in just a few weeks.
I started with the Redefine Regimen when it was suggested to me by sales rep Jamie Truscott after I had complimented her glowing, flawless skin. Like the good little skincare nerd that I am, I followed the regimen to the letter, as I am not one to dilly dally about those damned fine lines that are sticking around and getting deeper as I have started to see time march across my face in recent months.
My Daily Routine
It all starts with the Daily Cleansing Mask which has a clay like texture and consists of small exfoliating granules. The kaolin clay draws impurities from your pores without robbing goodies from your skin, a key component for disguising those pores and fine lines, which start to tell our age. After you apply the mask onto dry skin you want to wait about a minute or so before washing it off for the full effect. The mask is meant to be used in the AM and PM which gives you a nice, little “me time” break twice day and your skin will never have felt so good.
The Pore Minimizing Toner will really leave you feeling refreshed and remove any excess makeup or pollution left on your skin. Once you wipe your face, clean with the toner and see how much grime you missed with just using a cleanser! (You’ll be addicted to doing this every day!)
The Triple Defence Treatment is a conditioning moisturizer that gets its name by being a triple threat against aging. It a) defends against aging with SPF 30 protection built right in. b) Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by sealing in moisture. c) Visibly firms skin for a much more youthful appearance by use, you guessed it, peptides. I used this in AM before my makeup application, and i’ve got to say, nothing feels better than starting my day with clean, hydrated skin.
The Overnight Restorative Cream helps replenish your skin’s natural moisturizing factors while you sleep with time released technology. This ultra-moisturizing cream goes to work all night long so you wake up to visibly firmer, less-lined skin in the morning. Amen, honey!
The added bonus and one of my absolute favourite products is the Lip Renewing Serum. This deliciously rich and condensed serum will leave your lips feeling better than ever before. It doesn’t hurt that it also leaves you with a sexy temporary pout. (CC: Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge)
So, the next time that your eyes narrow at your Grade Eleven biology partner suddenly wanting to reconnect, if they are all about Rodan and Fields, give them a listen. Affordable and effective skincare that tells the early signs of aging to kiss your grits, and in my opinion is 100% worth it.
I want to thank Jamie Truscott for taking the time to help me into one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my skin. For more information please contact Jamie, and she would love to help you too, or visit her site at https://jtruscott.myrandf.com/ca