Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rodan+Fields Mini Facial Review

Hello beauty babes thanks for stopping by! Today I have a sort of "first impressions" review of the Rodan + Fields Mini Facial. This was sent to me cortesy of R+F Constultan Kristen Weigand! The Mini Facial set was a 1-3 time use deal... And I am please to tell you my experience, but first let me go ahead and tell you a little bit about R+F in case you were wondering what it was! I know that before Kristen had approached me about a review, I had never heard of it before.

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the creators of Proactiv® Solution, launched Rodan + Fields to extend their vision of bringing dermatology based skincare solutions to everyone. To support this vision, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have teamed up with Independent Consultants like Kristen, around the country to market these prestigious products.

So the creators behind the oh so popular acne fighting Proactiv® Solution have joined together to create a wonderful skincare line to suit everyone's needs! Fascinating! They even have a special "Solution Tool" which allows you to sort of take a test or "consultation" (free) to know what skin care line/products would be best for YOUR skin type! (Click the link to start your own consultation.)

What I received was a 1-3 time use packet of the Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, 1 Night Renewing Serum Capsule, and 3 Lip Renewing Serum Capsules! (Pictured above is the MD Paste and 1 of the Lip Serum Capsules - I forgot to take a picture of it all before I used it!) For this revirw I will go over each product, the description and price as well as my thoughts... Since this was basically a 1 time use kind of thing I cant really share "results" exactly, which is why this is more of a first impressions review. Hope you enjoy and find it helpful!
-ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: Polishes skin with high-glide, oil-free, sugar & salt scrub formula featuring vitamins C and E. Designed to brighten and refine complexion with gentle exfoliation. Use intermittently to enhance cell turnover and improve skin tone and texture. Lucky Magazine reports that it smoothes away rough spots. 125 mL/4.2 Fl.Oz.

-$ A tub of microdermabrasion paste lasts approx 5-7 months if used on the face 2-3 times per week. PC price on that is $70

-My Thoughts: First off, the packet I received was meant for a one time use, however I felt there was more than enough for several times of use. So I actually saved some of it and was able to use 3 times over to course of a couple weeks which was nice to be able to try it more than once! 

The second thing that I found very interesting and different about this product was that the directions state to apply the paste to the skin and massage for 30-60 seconds without wetting the skin before hand! Of course it also says if you would like a less intent exfoliation you CAN add water. But I was intrigued to see how it worked and felt "dry". I was a little nervous at first thinking it would be like rubbing sandpaper on my face! However it was surprisingly gentle for not having water added. The consistency definitely feels like a sugar scrub, kind of mixed with a paste the same consistency of Vaseline! It was quite nice and gentle, and very easy to massage all over my face. You can see just what it looks like in the photos above.

I am already a huge fan of exfoliating the skin. My skin is not sensitive at all, I enjoy a nice scrub, and this one was just perfect. It was gentle but thorough! My skin felt smooth and polished after each use. And lastly, I must say this paste has a pleasant citrus scent too, which I enjoyed.

-REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum: Each capsule contains a potent, proprietary blend of peptides and retinol to visibly improve skin texture and firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Retinol, favored by dermatologists for decades, improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores. Patented time-release technology increases skin’s receptivity throughout the night while reducing potential irritancy. Recognized by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine as an Editors' Choice. 60 capsules.

 -$ Night renewing serum (blue capsules), 60 in a container - PC price is $81

-My Thoughts: This stuff sounds amazing! I have heard all kinds of great things about retinol and its benefits for the skin and anti-aging! I did only get one capsule of this Serum, and I WISH I would have gotten a couple more to try a couple more times. So all I can really tell you is how it felt from the one time of use. Again, this was a product very different than other night creams or "serums" I have used before! The texture actually reminded me a lot of a most silicone based primers (or those of you familiar with the monostat chaffing gel - that many in the beauty community use as a primer- the texture is similar to that too). Its very silky feeling and leaves your skin feeling smooth and almost perfected to the touch!

The capsule is super small - I wasn't sure it would provide enough to color my entire face, but it did! I also like the idea of them coming the capsules - this ensures you wont use more than you need to, and guarantee's 60 uses (if you buy the full container)!

-REDIFINE Lip Renewing Serum: When it comes to lips, time and the environment take their toll in a profound way. The smooth, naturally full, defined lips that nature gives us will, over time, become thinner, flatter, less rosy and more lined. Reclaim or maintain the lips of youth with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Each peptide and antioxidant-rich capsule helps lips retain natural moisturizing factors, smoothes lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles. 60 capsules.

-$ lip renewing serum (gray capsules) have about 1-2 uses in a capsule, 60 capsules in a container. PC price on those is $49.

- My Thoughts: Alright, let me just get this out right away - I LOVED the Lip Serum!! I am already a big fan lip balms and creams that help to heal and restore moisture to the lips. One thing I love to do is apply a lip balm at night before bed to help my lips soften up by the morning. And this lip serum is perfect, its thick but not too thick or heavy feeling. And it stays on for hours and doesn't just dry up. I love when a lip product stays on and keeps my lips protected! When you wake in the morning your lips feel smooth and moisturized. This product is a MUST, especially this time of year! Kristen was super sweet and sent me 3 capsules of this - I got 2 uses out of each capsule. Again, I love the idea of the capsules - so you are not using too much product. And with 2 uses per capsule, this product is definitely worth the price!

If you're interested in finding out which skin care items are best for your skin type, use the Rodan + Fields Solution Tool to determine which regimen best suites your skin-care needs and contact Kristen, my R + F consultant for more information.

OR if you are interested in earning some extra money (even if just to pay for yout own products) Kristen says the business side of R+F is amazing, and she would LOVE to help get you information and get you started! So definitely be in contact with her if you are interested. ♥

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1 comment:

  1. Your reviews are always so thorough, Maria! :-) I agree with you, it would have been nice to receive more of the products to try so that you could get a better idea of them (especially the serum - that capsule is super tiny, lol). And by the way, your skin looks AMAZING!

    The two polishes do look very similar! On a completely different note, I just picked up one of the MAC Heirloom pigment sets (Rose Pigments) - they are so beautiful.

    I loved the way that you put this together and of course, I loved learning more about you! You know, I use to be a vegetarian! But I definitely don't eat that way anymore - I enjoy a good cut of red meat now and again. I could probably live without chicken though. My favourite answer "any profanity laden hip hop song". Love it! xo

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